The\u00a0US embassy in London\u00a0is selling 1,200 second hand loo rolls in an online auction.\r\nThe\u00a0100 packs of mini jumbo toilet paper\u00a0are being offered as new and unused. They were described by an embassy spokesman as \u201cprobably a bit above bog standard\u201d.\r\nDespite their slightly superior status, however, they are of plain white design and do not have any markings linking them to\u00a0Donald Trump,\u00a0Barack Obama, or the US government.\r\nThe\u00a0US embassy in London\u00a0is selling 1,200 second hand loo rolls in an online auction.\r\nThe\u00a0100 packs of mini jumbo toilet paper\u00a0are being offered as new and unused. They were described by an embassy spokesman as \u201cprobably a bit above bog standard\u201d.\r\nDespite their slightly superior status, however, they are of plain white design and do not have any markings linking them to\u00a0Donald Trump,\u00a0Barack Obama, or the US government.\r\nAn embassy spokesman explained to\u00a0The Independent\u00a0that the auction was an annual event and allowed diplomats to obey State Department rules about financial prudence by getting money for items that are \u201cno longer needed, or have been damaged, or refreshed\u201d.\r\nThe loo rolls, it was explained, are being sold as a result of the London embassy\u2019s recent move from Grosvenor Square in Mayfair to Nine Elms in Battersea. The toilet paper dispensers in the new embassy are of different dimensions and the old loo rolls don\u2019t fit in them.\r\nIt is not clear whether Donald Trump would approve of the loo roll deal currently being offered by the US embassy.\r\nIn January, the US president claimed he had\u00a0cancelled a trip to London\u00a0because: \u201cI am not a big fan of the Obama administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for \u201cpeanuts,\u201d only to build a new one in an off location for 1.2 billion dollars.\u201d\r\nThe current price on the loo rolls also looks below market rate.\u00a0By the start of Tuesday afternoon, after 21\u00a0bids, the highest price offered was \u00a3152. A similar quantity of loo rolls would cost at least \u00a3485 from normal online retailers.\r\nThere is, however, still plenty of bidding to go with the auction ending on Wednesday 8 August.\r\nOther lots\u00a0in the auction include a barcode scanner set, (highest bid so far \u00a360), a Bosch circular saw, a ceramic lamp without a shade, five Dyson vacuum cleaners, and 22 plastic stacking chairs with wheels (top bid by Tuesday morning \u00a366).\r\nProbably the biggest ticket item, however, is the 11-year-old black Volvo S80 with automatic gearbox.\u00a0With an MOT valid until June 2019 and 21,300 miles on the clock, the car had attracted 32 bids by midday Tuesday, with the highest offer so far being \u00a36,394.\r\nThere was markedly less enthusiasm for the embassy\u2019s old Sony Mavica camera. Its condition was described as \u201cscrap\u201d and it was offered to be \u201csold as seen\u201d with no charger, and \u201cworking condition unknown\u201d.\r\nBy noon on Tuesday it had attracted 10 bids, the highest being \u00a324.\r\nThe London embassy is not the only US diplomatic posting auctioning its unwanted possessions.\u00a0A total of\u00a0nine embassiesappear to be having clear-outs, with most selling their old furniture, domestic appliances, computers and mobiles.\r\nMore eclectic items, however, can also be found.\r\nThe US embassy in\u00a0Tirana,\u00a0Albania, is selling a job lot of tyres and a \u201crepairable\u201d forklift truck.\u00a0With bidding just hours away from closing, it looked like the forklift was going to go for 702,000 Albanian Lek (\u00a34,969).\r\nMeanwhile, perhaps in the hope of appealing to the country\u2019s\u00a0conspiracy theorists,\u00a0diplomats in\u00a0Yerevan,\u00a0Armenia, are selling a used but broken US embassy shredding machine.