Times may be tough all over this holiday season, but that didn’t stop an anonymous bidder from digging deep into their pockets to place the winning bid of $5,300 on Scarlett Johansson’s used tissue!

Last week, a sniffly and sneezy ScarJo appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The actress explained to Jay that she had likely caught the bad cold from her Spirit co-star Samuel L. Jackson. She told Leno that for this reason, her cold had some "value," and after the host offered her a tissue for a bit of nose-blowing, it was decided that the snotty bit of flimsy paper should be auctioned off on eBay, with all proceeds from the auction to benefit USA Harvest.

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With only hours to go before the auction closed, the price appearaed to have plateaued at $4050.00, but then as the final bidding frenzy began, that number increased over $1,200 in the last minute!

According to eBay, there were 83 bids placed during the course of the auction, which began at $.99. All bidders’ names were kept anonymous and anyone wishing to place an offer had to be pre-approved, so as to keep the bidding honest.

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