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<a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1502397496" target="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1502397496</a>
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post #2 of 51
Yes if I needed that item I would propably have to look high and low before I could find it anywhere else. Always look at eBay first.

And the seller is right: It would make a great Fathers day gift. If only I had the money...
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post #3 of 51
That's scary. So much money for a piece of cardboard.
post #4 of 51
No. Its NOT just a "piece of cardboard". Its a almost square piece of cardboard (only 10% off). And its high quality.
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The world IS cumming to an end.....
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post #6 of 51
[quote]Originally posted by Artman @_@:
<strong>The world IS cumming to an end.....</strong><hr></blockquote>

"cumming to an end" you sicko pervert
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post #7 of 51
As a musician looking pick up second hand gear at a reasonable price, imo eBay sucks. So many times I have been outbid, which is fine since that's part of the auction process - but to see items sell for way above market value (and in many cases, they end up selling for higher than what it'd cost to go out and buy it brand new) is just ridiculous!
post #8 of 51
Eugene, by "EBay rules", do you mean start a discussion on eBay's rules for such auctions or are you simply stating that eBay is an exemplary instrument of the free enterprise system?
post #9 of 51
wow.. thats one of the funniest things I've seen in a while.
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post #10 of 51
I have plenty of cardboard here, maybe I should sell it on eBay.
post #11 of 51
$119.50 is the latest bid! Holy S**T! :eek:
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post #12 of 51
Who would actually pay that much for it?
post #13 of 51
[quote]Originally posted by EmAn:
<strong>Who would actually pay that much for it?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Either someone very stupid, or rich enough to not care about blowing $120 USD on cardboard.
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post #14 of 51
I don't even think rich people would waste money like that.
post #15 of 51
I've bought some wierd shit in the past.

I picked up a lunchbox plastered with Syphillis warnings from 1930s-era public service posters. When I saw it, I was like "WTF?" But I knew I would probably never find it again, so I spent the $10. It was just too unique to pass up.

I now have a shitload of Fire Alarm equipment I really need to get rid of. Why I picked it up, I don't know.

[ 01-20-2002: Message edited by: DoctorGonzo ]</p>
post #16 of 51
[quote]Originally posted by DoctorGonzo:
<strong>I've bought some wierd shit in the past.
</strong><hr></blockquote>

But have you ever bought a piece of cardboard from eBay?
post #17 of 51
rofl! That's ****ing hilarious. I'm going to start selling all the stuff I have lying around on eBay...I have a bunch of old pens and some apple cores lying on my desk...
post #18 of 51
[quote]Originally posted by G4Dude:
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"cumming to an end" you sicko pervert</strong><hr></blockquote>

That's one use for the cardboard...
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post #19 of 51
It's now at $167.10
post #20 of 51
I THINK THE GESTURE IS A BEAUTIFULL WORK OF ART ooops... had caps on and I'm too lazy to retype...


however, look at the bid history, the high bidder has only one comment and its about not paying and all the other bidders are recent masked changes/aliases.... they clearly will not pay.

noOne is going to pay for that, unless they are aNYC art dealer or collector
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post #21 of 51
It's funny to read some of the bid cancellations and reasons:

"It isn't square enough."
"I realized that I actually need an almost circular piece of cardboard."

LOL!
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post #22 of 51
[quote]Originally posted by cdhostage:
<strong>It's now at $167.10</strong><hr></blockquote>

It's crazy.
post #23 of 51
darn, the auction is over. I was willing to pay $167.20 on it too!
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post #24 of 51
OK... what was it? Anyone have a screenshot/pic?
post #25 of 51
It was just a piece of almost square cardboard.
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post #27 of 51
[quote]Originally posted by MacAgent:
<strong><a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1692258983" target="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1692258983 </a></strong><hr></blockquote>

Woah :eek:
post #28 of 51
OK, now someone is trying to screw the seller by making them pay a huge commission to ebay and not paying up on their end... Dont you just love ebay?
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post #29 of 51
ok, it WAS at $15K for another piece of cardboard... but the guy retracted his bid... could it have been a typo?
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post #30 of 51
actually, i saw the syphallis lunchbox in a store once. it was the same weekend that a friend told me she'd gotten an STD. (nothing serious though) almost bought it for her, but decided it might not be in my best interest.
post #31 of 51
I tried to make a bid on it but someone already had a higher maximum bid. But at least I drove the price up by almost 1000%. Anyone dare finding his limit?
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post #32 of 51
Hey, help me come up with a cool cancellation excuse... I may need one within 2 days and 4 hours.



Maybe...

"Need burst strength of at least 200 psi - sorry."

lol

Oh, and this is for <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1692258983" target="_blank">this</a> auction MacAgent listed, not the first one in this thread...

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post #33 of 51
Ahem.

Guess I´m going to use yours unless somebody come up with a better one.

(Damn you. I thought your bid was at least a couple $ higher <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" /> )

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post #34 of 51
I wonder if one could launder money this way....
post #35 of 51
Damn you Anders!!!

That's MY cardboard!!!
post #36 of 51
dont both of you have to post bid retractons? I mean once one cancelles, the other will be stuck with the bid... right?
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post #37 of 51
I'd have paid $167 for that, it's hard to find cardboard that's almost square, especially one measuring 0.0008450648 x 0.0007456454 furlongs - exactly the size and shape needed to plug a quantum hole.

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post #38 of 51
[quote]Originally posted by Belle:
<strong>I'd have paid $167 for that, it's hard to find cardboard that's almost square, especially one measuring 0.0008450648 x 0.0007456454 furlongs - exactly the size and shape needed to plug a quantum hole.
</strong><hr></blockquote>

I thought that quantum holes produced vakuums with a higher pressure than 175 psi :confused: . I think I heard something on Futurama about it.

But I will make you a deal Belle: If I win this auction I will sell it to you for my price plus $5. This way you will pay $25 max. Do we have a deal?
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post #39 of 51
[quote]Originally posted by Anders:
<strong>

I thought that quantum holes produced vakuums with a higher pressure than 175 psi :confused: . I think I heard something on Futurama about it.

But I will make you a deal Belle: If I win this auction I will sell it to you for my price plus $5. This way you will pay $25 max. Do we have a deal? </strong><hr></blockquote>
Oh wait, it's 0.0008450648 x 0.0007456454. How silly of me. Everyone knows you need a piece of cardboard 0.0008450649 x 0.0007456454 furlongs to plug a quantum hole.
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post #40 of 51
The crazy deal with this, even if someone has multiple e-bay accounts (pay themselves) they still have to pay those eBay fees.

If I was eBay I wouldn't give them any credit for non paying bidders. get real!
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