You Can Now Buy a TSA Body Scanner on eBay


What do you buy the person who has everything? A TSA body scanner from eBay! (Photo: eBay)

Have a shady neighbor? Don’t trust your delinquent nephew? Now you can scan them for weapons before they enter your home.

For just $7,995, you can buy your very own Rapiscan Secure 1000 SP Backscatter Body Scanner X-Ray machine on eBay. Look familiar? It should. The Rapiscan is similar to devices used at airports all over the world to screen passengers for potential threats, including explosives, narcotics, weapons, contraband, ceramics, concealed currency, even liquids.

Each new system comes in three large crates. Available for pick-up only in Chattanooga, Tenn. (eBay)

According to the description on eBay, the Rapiscan generates a front and back scan simultaneously, streamlining checkpoint operations and improving passenger satisfaction. The X-Ray scanner is TSA-tested, evaluated, and qualified for aviation checkpoints. It’s also certified by the United States Department of Homeland Security, so you know it's legit.

The seller, GovSurplus2012, claims that the scanner usually costs the U.S. government $113,000, so why would they let such a valuable piece of equipment go? “As you know with most government agencies, when they get a new grant, they have to justify the grant by buying new equipment, leaving good equipment for surplus,” writes GovSurplus2012.

So, if you purchase this body scanner, not only will you be getting one heck of a discount, you’ll also be the envy of all of your friends.

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