Big bang heads Trade Me's top 10

By Hana Garrett-Walker

Photo / Thinkstock
Photo / Thinkstock

The chance to bring down a building, buy space on a woman's bottom and change someone's name were among the most-viewed Trade Me auctions of the year.

Taking the top spot, with 459,420 views, was the right to bring down the quake-damaged Radio Network building in Christchurch.

Eight demolition companies combined for a winning bid of $26,000, but handed over the button which triggered the explosion to 6-year-old Jayden Halliwell, who was having cancer treatment at the time.

The closest challenger was the sale of space on Wellington woman Tina Beznec's bottom for a tattoo of the winner's choice. Almost 356,000 people viewed that auction, won by Auckland strip club Calendar Girls with a bid of $12,450.

In the year of "Marmageddon" - a shortage of Marmite caused by quake damage to the Christchurch manufacturing site - two auctions featured the polarising spread.

Almost 153,000 people viewed the listing for a 25kg tub that sold for $2115. And almost as many checked an auction for a 500g jar that survived a house fire.

However, no auction this year came close to beating Trade Me's most popular yet.

That was the 2006 sale of a handbag former All Black captain Tana Umaga used to whack Hurricanes teammate Chris Masoe.

It's the only auction to attract more than one million views - 1,072,893.

Most viewed

* 459,420 Radio Network implosion.

* 355,889 Your tattoo on my bum

* 258,775 Two days in studio and advice from Neil Finn.

* 193,936 Miles Davis 1955 signed single.

* 152,831 Marmite for charity.

- Herald on Sunday

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