Beijing, Nov 21 (EFE) .- The popular Chinese e-commerce website Taobao, belonging to the giant Alibaba and similar to eBay, organized a peculiar auction of Boeing 747 aircraft, and two of they were acquired for more than 320 million yuan (48 million dollars), the official Xinhua news agency reported.
The devices were purchased by the Chinese cargo carrier SF Airlines, and initially were owned by local rival Jade Cargo International, which filed for bankruptcy in 2012.
A third plane, of the same model, was also put up for sale at the auction, held on Monday, but only one potential buyer was registered to bid, so finally only the other two copies were auctioned.
Since October 2015, the aircraft They had been put up for sale through more conventional procedures up to six times, but when they did not find buyers, the Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court (South China), manager of the assets of the bankrupt firm, chose to auction them through the internet.
"The successful auction sets a good precedent for future judicial sales of aircraft in China," he said. the vice president of the Shenzhen court, Long Guanwei.
Virtually all Chinese courts are registered in a Taobao platform dedicated to the sale of this type of goods requisitioned or intervened by the Justice, although it is the first time that airplanes have been offered in it.
It is not, however, the online judicial auction that has moved the most money in China: in a previous one, a piece of land in Jiangsu Province (east of the country) was sold for more than 2.6 billion yuan (about 394 million dollars).