10 Surprising Things You Can Buy Using Alibaba

PHOTO: "2012 inflatable labyrinth maze" for sale on Alibaba.com

Alibaba, the giant Chinese company that is expected to file an initial public offering prospectus, may reveal the world's largest IPO by a private company.

With the reported hope of raising $20 billion, the company will have even more money to expand its e-commerce company that has been described as a combination of the American companies PayPal, eBay and Amazon all in one.

Yahoo! has a stake that's about 24 percent of Alibaba, but the company will divest part of that in Alibaba's share sale, Bloomberg reports. Yahoo! has a content partnership with ABC News.

Led by founder and executive chairman Jack Ma, who is worth an estimated $8.4 billion, according to Forbes, Alibaba Group started in 1999. The company operates services that include Taobao Marketplace, which it calls on its website China's most popular online shopping destination; and Alibaba.com, which it calls a "business-to-business marketplaces for small businesses engaged in international trade."

Here are some of the things you can buy through Alibaba.com.

Minimum Order: 3,600 Pieces

PHOTO: "Christian Loubarkin Louboutin Inspired Shoe Toy" from Alibaba.com

This is described in the web listing as a dog shoe toy made of plush.

free logo printing on both sides

PHOTO: "Giant inflatable cross for Easter decoration" for sale on Alibaba.com

The cross has a three-year warranty, the Alibaba posting states. Plus it's waterproof and comes in your custom size and color.

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Minimum Order: 200 Pieces

PHOTO: Palm trees available from Alibaba.com.

Palm tree, or Phoenix canariensis, with a trunk height of 130-250 cm and a diameter 23-35 cm.

Made of tri-layer reflective material

PHOTO: "Budbox Hydroponic Grow Rooms" available from Alibaba.com

Listed under "garden supplies," this hydroponic grow room listing says, "Whether your just starting out or expanding your Hydroponics kit we have the highest quality grow room range for you." The BudBox sizes range from 75x75x100 cm up to 120x240x200 cm.

Minimum order: 260 Sets

PHOTO: "2014 new FASHION Surfing Machine" for sale on Alibaba.com.

Comes in black, pink, blue, this fitness product offers "convenient surfing" or surfriding.

$0 - 1,800/piece

PHOTO: "2012 inflatable labyrinth maze" for sale on Alibaba.com

You choose the size and the color.

Minimum Order: 5000 Pieces

PHOTO: "Fart sound bottle opener" from Alibaba.com.

Listed under cooking tools, the product description states: "five fart sounds, like real fart sound, try to use it to open the bottle."

Thickness is 20 mm to 500 mm

PHOTO: "Underwater restaurant (acrylic aquariun)" available from Alibaba.com

The seller says it has experience building aquarium tunnels, ocean building tanks, fish tanks, ornamental cylinder and other large products made from acrylic.

Minimum Order: 1,000 Pieces

PHOTO: "Barf Bib" for sale from Alibaba.com.

"Tear resistant polypropylene outer shell, combative patient can't tear bib off," the listing states.

$20,000 - 30,000/Piece

PHOTO: Giant worm amusement park ride for sale on Alibaba.com

This "popular" coaster train is described as a "big worm amusement park electric train."

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