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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke March 4, 2022

No, this isn’t a photo of a Russian tank for sale on eBay

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  • An eBay listing for a Russian tank apparently seized by Ukrainians isn’t real. The photo is more than a decade old, and we couldn’t find the listing currently on eBay. 

An image being shared on social media makes it look as though Ukrainians are logging onto eBay to sell Russian tanks they seized. 

"Used Russian T-72 tank  — Fully functional," reads what looks like an eBay listing for a tank. It’s condition is listed as "used" and it’s priced at $400,000. 

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A reverse image search shows that the photo of the tank pictured with the eBay listing has actually been online for more than a decade. 

We also found no such "used Russian T-72 tank" on eBay, though there are plenty of tank toys for sale. Searching more broadly for Russian tanks on eBay we found more toys and one listing that initially appeared to be advertising an actual tank, but clicking on the link revealed that what was actually for sale was a picture of a tank and a Ukrainian flag. 

We rate this post False.


Our Sources

Facebook post, March 2, 2022

TinEye reverse image search, March 4, 2022

eBay search, visited March 4, 2022


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