Deutsche Bahn sells off second hand bins

The bins from Deutsche Bahn's website
The bins from Deutsche Bahn's website Copyright Deutsche Bahn
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By Alexandra Leistner
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It might not sound tempting but the used rubbish bins from trains are proving a hit among internet shoppers.

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Germany's railway company Deutsch Bahn has been swamped by demand for second-hand rubbish bins from its trains as it seeks to plug a funding gap.

Achim Stauss, a spokesman for the company, told Euronews they had sold more than a hundred bins at up to €50 each and hope as well as the cash they will help promote the company's brand.

Four different models are listed on the company's website ranging in price from €38.50 to €47.70.

All the models online have completely sold out but more will be coming online as the company refurbishes more trains, the spokesperson said.

“For decades in the service of the cleanliness of local transport - from today an original eye-catcher in your party cellar and the highlight of every nostalgia collection of DB original equipment," the text accompanying the listing reads.

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However, some social media users criticised the sale, pointing out that most people would be wary of touching the bins on a train and asking who would want the items in their home.

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