For a brief time, Egyptian President Abdel Fatah el-Sissi appeared to be for sale on auction site eBay.
The listing, which has now been removed, read "For sale on eBay, Field Marshal, Doctor of Philosophy with a military background,” according to Al Jazeera English.
The president was described as “slightly used,” referring to his previous owners as “Gulf royals.”
Bidding reached as high as $100,000 before the ad was taken down, likely because eBay prohibits the sale of human remains and body parts as part of its terms and conditions.
The auction stated that there were no returns offered.
After Egypt Prez Al Sissi said he would sell himself if he had to bail out the country%27s economy, this went on Ebay pic.twitter.com/c30BH1PcBq— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) February 25, 2016
The prank was likely inspired by Sissi himself who on Wednesday, during a televised state speech said, "By God, if it were possible for me to be sold, I would sell myself," according to the Associated Press.
In the past Sissi had pledged to give away half of his personal worth and half of his monthly salary to bolster Egypt’s struggling economy.