Looking for the best deal, the state of North Carolina went online when it was time to get rid of a plane used for decades to take aerial photos of highway construction projects.
And on eBay, the state got a decent price for the 1982 Cessna Conquest II: nearly $1.4 million.
The twin-engine plane will start heading for its new home in Australia on Wednesday, following modifications to ready it for the long flight over the Pacific Ocean.
The buyer, an air charter company, apparently didn't have any concerns about making such a large deal over the Internet.
And why not? North Carolina has been an eBay member since 2001,
and has a 98.9 percent positive feedback rating.