How does a one-hit-wonder band from the 80’s make money when the royalties slow to zero? You sell a phone number made famous by the #1 hit: 867-5309.
A New Jersey based DJ company is selling off their famous 867-5309 phone number on eBay.
Made famous by the 80’s hit by Tommy Tutone, virtually all of the 867-5309’s were removed from service.
This one in the 201 area code managed to survive and receives between 8-10,000 calls per year (that’s about 25 per day!).
It’s registered with Vonage (internet) phone company and is easily transferred with a simple modem so the winner can reside anywhere in the US.
Last eBay check showed the bidding at $400,100, the auction ends in 4 days.
Photo by otjep.