Man selling 867-5309 number on eBay

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- A New York area disc jockey said he is selling his 867-5309 phone number on eBay because too many fans of the 1980s pop song, featuring the number, call daily.

Spencer Potter told The New York Times he initially thought 867-5309 would be the perfect contact number for his wedding and party business -- A Blast Entertainment -- when he requested it about five years ago. However, he has since changed his mind after seeing how many people call because they are curious to see who answers the phone at the number immortalized in Tommy Tutone's classic song, "867-5309/Jenny."


Potter told the Times he receives an average of 30 calls a day, and although it was fun for awhile, he is ready to pass the number on to someone else.

"Selling my D.J. company with the most famous phone number in HISTORY ... 867-5309," Potter said in his eBay listing.

He also noted that his 201 area-coded number is "one of the last remaining 867-5309 numbers in service" and said it can be transferred to anywhere in the United States.

The Times quoted Potter as saying he doesn't think the phone company will intercede since he is selling the business with the number included.


Potter told the newspaper he hopes the sale of the number will raise enough money for him to spend two months backpacking in Europe.

As of 11 a.m. Monday, 43 bids had been placed and the price was $5,101. The auction ends next week.

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