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Craziest eBay auction you have seen?

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    vvjoe2002

    so i was searching around on eBay just looking at random stuff and I came across this random auction.  What I'm wondering is...  Do you guys think that something like this is actually realistic?  Or do you think that is way too much money to ask?  I actually think that something like this still may be possible, you see things like this in the news every once in a while?  Also, what is the craziest or most expensive weird eBay auction that you have came across, or actually been a part of?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=300242385013&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=020

    Why can't I do something like this?  This person will probably make a ton of money just from sitting around and doing nothing.  You think?



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    Bas

    Craziest eBay auction I've ever seen was a couple of weeks ago, for a selection of Bill Cosby's sweaters, worn on the Cosby Show. With a certificate of authenticity.

    And they were out of my budget. Dang!

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    BlackTiger

    Bas said:
    Craziest eBay auction I've ever seen was a couple of weeks ago, for a selection of Bill Cosby's sweaters, worn on the Cosby Show. With a certificate of authenticity.

    And they were out of my budget. Dang!
    Any eBay auction is crazy. Just hate them.

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    Sven Groot

    The craziest I've seen is when my brother sold his Ultimate Online account for $400. Smiley

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    Pace

    Sven Groot said:
    The craziest I've seen is when my brother sold his Ultimate Online account for $400. Smiley
    One of the devs here sold a * shaped walkers crisp for about 40 quid ($80ish)

    Link to article

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    Maddus Mattus

    Pace said:
    Sven Groot said:
    *snip*
    One of the devs here sold a * shaped walkers crisp for about 40 quid ($80ish)

    Link to article
    You cant say p3nis on Channel9, it's a dirty word!

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    Pace

    Maddus Mattus said:
    Pace said:
    *snip*
    You cant say p3nis on Channel9, it's a dirty word!
    lol I noticed, ive been *'d!

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    Bas

    BlackTiger said:
    Bas said:
    *snip*
    Any eBay auction is crazy. Just hate them.

    Yes, because buying second hand books and stuff is the craziest thing ever.

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    K0ogle

    Bas said:
    BlackTiger said:
    *snip*
    Yes, because buying second hand books and stuff is the craziest thing ever.
    ebay and fking feepal area a pile of stinking sh/t!  Avoid! as a Seller and Buyer tbh

    sorry off topic Smiley

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    BitFlipper

    I have not personally seen this one, but I have heard of the following (anyone know any more info about it, and whether it is even true or not?):

    In one of those movies like "Red October", or whatever, where they used submarines, a submarine was restored to its original state. After the movie, the submarine was eventually auctioned off on eBay. 

    I often wondered what the shipping cost on that would have been...

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    Pace

    BitFlipper said:
    I have not personally seen this one, but I have heard of the following (anyone know any more info about it, and whether it is even true or not?):

    In one of those movies like "Red October", or whatever, where they used submarines, a submarine was restored to its original state. After the movie, the submarine was eventually auctioned off on eBay. 

    I often wondered what the shipping cost on that would have been...
    Never mind the shipping cost... where ya gonne keep it ?

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    Sven Groot

    BitFlipper said:
    I have not personally seen this one, but I have heard of the following (anyone know any more info about it, and whether it is even true or not?):

    In one of those movies like "Red October", or whatever, where they used submarines, a submarine was restored to its original state. After the movie, the submarine was eventually auctioned off on eBay. 

    I often wondered what the shipping cost on that would have been...
    I did once hear of a submarine being auctioned, no idea whether it was tied to Hunt for Red October though.

    In a similar category, a real aircraft carrier was once put up for auction on eBay too, with a starting bid of $10,000,000 if I recall correctly (no idea if it was sold and if so for how much).

    EDIT: Didn't some guy also once try to sell his children on eBay?

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    TommyCarlier

    BlackTiger said:
    Bas said:
    *snip*
    Any eBay auction is crazy. Just hate them.

    A large part of my DVD collection (currently at 125 titles) was purchased via eBay. I got some pretty good deals. What's there to hate?

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    BlackTiger

    TommyCarlier said:
    BlackTiger said:
    *snip*
    A large part of my DVD collection (currently at 125 titles) was purchased via eBay. I got some pretty good deals. What's there to hate?
    I extremely hate stupid annoying "bidding bots"!
    This feature makes me very angry.
    It's NOT FAIR. Bidding MUST TO BE manual!

    Just today... I've tried to "buy" Apple iMac G4 ("sunflower")... Placing a bid and getting IMMIDIATELY "Congratulations!... You're just outbidded by 2 quid!" It reminds me stupid pathetic moronic TV show like "2+2=?"...

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    TommyCarlier

    BlackTiger said:
    TommyCarlier said:
    *snip*
    I extremely hate stupid annoying "bidding bots"!
    This feature makes me very angry.
    It's NOT FAIR. Bidding MUST TO BE manual!

    Just today... I've tried to "buy" Apple iMac G4 ("sunflower")... Placing a bid and getting IMMIDIATELY "Congratulations!... You're just outbidded by 2 quid!" It reminds me stupid pathetic moronic TV show like "2+2=?"...
    You're right that bidding bots can be annoying. But that's just a small problem. I've only encountered this problem only once. My reaction: better luck next time. When I bid on a regular DVD, I start with a maximum bid of €20 and I almost always win the bid and usually only pay a few euros.

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    BitFlipper

    BlackTiger said:
    TommyCarlier said:
    *snip*
    I extremely hate stupid annoying "bidding bots"!
    This feature makes me very angry.
    It's NOT FAIR. Bidding MUST TO BE manual!

    Just today... I've tried to "buy" Apple iMac G4 ("sunflower")... Placing a bid and getting IMMIDIATELY "Congratulations!... You're just outbidded by 2 quid!" It reminds me stupid pathetic moronic TV show like "2+2=?"...
    I never bid on eBay.  If an item does not have a "Buy Now" option, or the Buy Now amount is too high for me, I just move on to the next item.  Much easier.  You never have to wonder whether you are actually going to end up with the item or not (wasted time if you didn't get it - time is money).  And with Buy Now, the deal is done, so no waiting for the aution to time out.  Seriously, way less stress.

    BitFlipper

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    PerfectPhase

    BitFlipper said:
    I have not personally seen this one, but I have heard of the following (anyone know any more info about it, and whether it is even true or not?):

    In one of those movies like "Red October", or whatever, where they used submarines, a submarine was restored to its original state. After the movie, the submarine was eventually auctioned off on eBay. 

    I often wondered what the shipping cost on that would have been...

    There was a sub the K-77 which went up for auction on ebay twice, but never sold but was later brought by a film company and used in the movie K-19.

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    Bas

    BlackTiger said:
    TommyCarlier said:
    *snip*
    I extremely hate stupid annoying "bidding bots"!
    This feature makes me very angry.
    It's NOT FAIR. Bidding MUST TO BE manual!

    Just today... I've tried to "buy" Apple iMac G4 ("sunflower")... Placing a bid and getting IMMIDIATELY "Congratulations!... You're just outbidded by 2 quid!" It reminds me stupid pathetic moronic TV show like "2+2=?"...
    That's not because of a bidding bot. That means the other guy just had a higher maximum bid. If the current bid is $50, and the current high bidder has a maximum bid of $100, and you bid $70, that means the current bid gets raised to $70, and then, say, two more dollars. Because the other guy was just willing to pay more (up to $100 in this case.) Had you bid $101, you would've been the high bidder.

    There's no point in using a bidding bot on eBay. You just set the maximum amount you want to pay for the item and whenever someone else bids, eBay keeps upping your bid until you reach your max.

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