It's true, and it happened here in NZ. An Auckland teenager put a red paperclip up for sale on Trade Me, and it attracted tons of interest - resulting in a winning bid of $173.
I'm glad that the money was donated to the SPCA.
Stoic enough to remake a garment several times over until it's good enough to wear out in public, foolish enough to buy more yarn than I could ever hope to knit, and hopeful enough keep doing it anyway. Plus the other stuff in my life.