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Old 02-17-06, 02:02 AM   #1
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$595,000 cycling component!!

Check this out:

http://cgi.ebay.com/MICHE-36-SKF-Sea...QQcmdZViewItem

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Old 02-17-06, 02:23 AM   #2
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Really worth the money? I doubt it.
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Old 02-17-06, 05:27 AM   #3
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I'm waiting for the 'substantial price reduction' mentioned in the listing, ought to bring it down to under $400,000 ....

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Old 02-17-06, 07:28 AM   #4
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I'll only pay that much if the garbage can in the 4th picture is included.
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Old 02-17-06, 03:54 PM   #5
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I call dibs! It's mine! Wait....let me get my purse.....
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Old 02-17-06, 03:58 PM   #6
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Darn my purse is in my car... shoot!
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Old 02-17-06, 05:29 PM   #7
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Will they throw in a free t-shirt?
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Old 02-17-06, 05:46 PM   #8
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Interesting marketing tactic - price it so far out there that it's get some attention, then lower the price to something more reasonable.

I mean, regardless of the item, who wouldn't want to tell their friends that they negotiated the price down from $595K to $30?

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Old 02-17-06, 09:57 PM   #9
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I sent message asking if they would accept a bridge over the East River as payment.
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Old 02-17-06, 10:28 PM   #10
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I own several bridges across the East River in New York City. Would you accept one of them as payment?
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Old 02-17-06, 10:29 PM   #11
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^^^That's okay. Suggest you'll sign over the bridge as payment, and he can send the component as well as $100,000 in gold bullion. And he can pocket the difference.

EDIT: Of course, you should still insist on a free t-shirt.
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Old 02-17-06, 11:02 PM   #12
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did i miss something?...the item in that link is priced at 23 dollars.......
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Old 02-18-06, 11:02 AM   #13
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did i miss something?...the item in that link is priced at 23 dollars.......
he changed the price.. it was $595,000 yesterday
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Old 02-18-06, 11:07 AM   #14
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^^^That's okay. Suggest you'll sign over the bridge as payment, and he can send the component as well as $100,000 in gold bullion. And he can pocket the difference.

EDIT: Of course, you should still insist on a free t-shirt.


C'mon...squeeze him for a Water Bottle too. Go for the jugular man!!

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