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Old 11-17-06, 11:10 PM   #1
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Holy Freakin Cow! You gotta see this Ebay auction

This is stunning! $20,100.00 for a Playstation 3 on Ebay? Some people have more $$ than sense!
http://cgi.ebay.com/Sony-Playstation...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 11-17-06, 11:17 PM   #2
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Some people have more $$ than sense!
Yep, but if you have the money and you really want it, why not? To some people, $20k is pocket change. If they really need a PS3 before anyone else, go for it.
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Old 11-17-06, 11:18 PM   #3
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Oh crap! Lemme get my purse before it closes...............
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Old 11-17-06, 11:18 PM   #4
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I don't need one that bad! I gotta give the seller credit though, it was a good $600.00 investment! Wish I'd done it!
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Old 11-17-06, 11:19 PM   #5
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Auction closed and it sold for that $20,100.00!
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Old 11-17-06, 11:27 PM   #6
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Dunno, over $15,000 and you have to verify credit card and identifacation to get the bid in on Ebay now.
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Old 11-17-06, 11:46 PM   #7
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that has GOT to be a joke.

I mean..I know its not..but that's just pathetic.

ALL of the unrealistic bids are (0) history Ebayers. I doubt anything more than an overpriced second chance to the forth bidder down (who actually needs positive feedback) will result.

Did I mention a man lost his life today over a console?
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Supply and demand. If someone is willing to pay $20,000 for that, means that it's worth that much for him.

Hey people pay alot of money and wait for year(s) for Sachs or Vanilla, and they are "just bicycle".
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Old 11-18-06, 12:34 AM   #9
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The seller bought it at Walmart. At least this way he'll spend some money somewhere else and balance out how he screwed up the economy by shopping there. At least thats what I hope. I dunno, maybe he'll spend all 20G's at Walmart.
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Old 11-18-06, 12:40 AM   #10
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X-Box 360's were going for 60-70k when they first came out. One of em came with personal delivery to anywhere in the world heh.
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Old 11-18-06, 12:53 AM   #11
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I was going to pick one up and sell it on eBay to pay off my student loan. Too bad I didn't get one.
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Old 11-18-06, 03:31 AM   #12
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Interesting bid-history. Why was 6736cop's bid going up all by itself? It almost doubled with just him bidding. A shill?
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Old 11-18-06, 05:43 AM   #13
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No, not a shill. This is 6736cop chasing the proxy bid of greygoose27.
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Old 11-18-06, 11:37 AM   #14
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just get it the american way let someone esle buy it and then steal it
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Old 11-18-06, 11:50 AM   #15
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here is a video of someone doing the right thing with one. but so far I have not been able to view it yet
http://www.break.com/index/guy_smash...d_new_ps3.html
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Old 11-18-06, 12:06 PM   #16
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I can buy a CAR for less than that!!!

I saw people camping outside of my local Wal*Mart waiting for the PS3.
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The top four bids were from unregistered members. How the hell does that work?

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Looks like most of the legit bids ended around $1200.
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Old 11-18-06, 12:23 PM   #18
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The top four bids were from unregistered members. How the hell does that work?
they got ejected from ebay after the auction ended or right before.
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Old 11-18-06, 12:25 PM   #19
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This has been happening on a number of PS3 auctions. Seems some guy, or a group of people, have taken it upon themselves to **** with PS3 buyer. If true, I'd like to buy the guy a beer. A big, delicious beer. And maybe a cigar. If s/he is old enough.

The people standing in line to buy this garbage are fools. And anyone willing to hurt, steal, kill (accidental or otherwise) for this stupid toy should be sterilized and chained up in the public square for ridicule.
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They hacked.[edit] On, second thought, suspension seems more likely.

The shooting incident happened in Conneticut.


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- at least one of the units has a US$1,000,000.00 starting bid - definitely a joke...

- i get a real kick out of eBay... best entertainment value ever, and a boon for con artists, fences, and counterfeiters...

- but then i've seen some crazy stuff over bikes here on BF (like one ss/fixie thread about whether a six-year-old low-end steel frame bike w/a mix of 30-year-old parts was worth $600! about the cost of a new PS3 console in a couple months! hahahahahaha!)
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This has been happening on a number of PS3 auctions. Seems some guy, or a group of people, have taken it upon themselves to **** with PS3 buyer. If true, I'd like to buy the guy a beer. A big, delicious beer. And maybe a cigar. If s/he is old enough.

The people standing in line to buy this garbage are fools. And anyone willing to hurt, steal, kill (accidental or otherwise) for this stupid toy should be sterilized and chained up in the public square for ridicule.
not if they sell it on ebay and make a good profit. then a day or two in line would be a good payoff. but just to play with it I would never stand in line.
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Yep, but if you have the money and you really want it, why not? To some people, $20k is pocket change. If they really need a PS3 before anyone else, go for it.
Yeah, but it's strange that someone smart enough to accrue such wealth is dumb enough to play video games.
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not if they sell it on ebay and make a good profit. then a day or two in line would be a good payoff. but just to play with it I would never stand in line.
Let's say you buy at $600, sell at $900. $150 dollars a day good money? Not bad work, if you can get it ,I guess.

But there have got to be better ways to make a living. I'm sure there is a two unit buyer's cap.
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Buyers are getting pwn3d and don't even realize it.
On Digg, I read that PC Gamer magazine gave away some 7500 dollar computer to the first few people in line camping and who were guaranteed to get a PS3. In exchange, the people signed a contract saying they will never buy a PS3
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