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AIM screen name 'satan' going for $15k
August 26, 2002 1:26 PM   Subscribe

AIM screen name 'satan' going for $15k in an apparent bidding war that abandoned all sense of reality. Still three days left, let's see if they can break $50k? The dark lord could not be reached for comment, though jesusrox232 called it "ridiculous."
posted by mathowie (29 comments total)

 
I hope the seller is smart enough not to accept a buyer with a feeback rating of 1 or less.

In fact, I'm thinking there might be some shilling going on.
posted by frykitty at 1:34 PM on August 26, 2002


"Bids of US $15,000.00 or more require user verification with a credit card or alternative verification prior to placing a bid."

That must be why it's stuck at $14,999.00. I doubt those bids are real.
posted by joeadk at 1:34 PM on August 26, 2002


Hah, on second look the seller has a feedback rating of zero because the one rating they have isn't positive.

I smell a rat.
posted by frykitty at 1:35 PM on August 26, 2002


Well, you know what they say - Satan never closes a door without opening a window. I guess in this case it's an AIM window.
posted by soyjoy at 1:36 PM on August 26, 2002


Satan never closes a door without opening a window.

I thought that was "Satan never closes his bathroom door without opening a window."

What's a measly $15K to Satan? It's obviously the Dark Lord himself who's buying the name. (Expect the seller to die or contract an excruciating disease shortly after the sale.)
posted by Shane at 1:43 PM on August 26, 2002


LEET!!!
posted by sad_otter at 1:51 PM on August 26, 2002


Far better deal is the Satan N God name now available. Only $1. Act now!
posted by jmackin at 1:57 PM on August 26, 2002


Why is "realsatan" bidding on regular "satan"?
posted by Zulujines at 2:06 PM on August 26, 2002


He wants compatability with Media Player?
posted by websavvy at 2:07 PM on August 26, 2002


having 'real' in your name isn't authentic enough. I'm suprised nobody is auctioning off ebay usernames.
posted by trioperative at 2:10 PM on August 26, 2002


Well, you know what they say - Satan never closes a door without opening a window.

I thought that was Matt.
posted by he opens a window at 2:17 PM on August 26, 2002


Anybody wanna buy a totally cool Microsoft Messenger screen name? Do I hear 1 dollar? Thirty cents?
posted by soundofsuburbia at 2:18 PM on August 26, 2002


This seems real, however...
posted by Ms.JaneDoe at 2:20 PM on August 26, 2002


I can see why Satan would be asking for money: anyone willing to fork over 15+ for a AIM name clearly has no soul with which to bargain.
posted by Shadowkeeper at 2:43 PM on August 26, 2002


Will the real Satan please stand up?
posted by pedantic at 2:46 PM on August 26, 2002


Combine that with $200+ for an 8-track tape and you have the imminent apocalypse.
posted by HTuttle at 3:28 PM on August 26, 2002


It looks like the market for low ICQ numbers has dropped out, in the wake of AIM's increasing market share. But this guy still managed to get $61 for a 6-digit number.
posted by waxpancake at 4:25 PM on August 26, 2002


To think of all the sweet AOL names I had way back when....
posted by rushmc at 4:28 PM on August 26, 2002


The auction just disappeared!
posted by oaf at 4:58 PM on August 26, 2002


From ebay... Invalid Item
The item you requested ( 1760924924 ) is invalid or no longer in our database. Please check the number and try again. If this message persists, the item has expired and is no longer available.

Insert relevant "number of the beast" gag here.
posted by seanyboy at 5:04 PM on August 26, 2002


heeeyyyy... i have four 6 digit icq uins that i no longer use on a reg basis, and i'm about to become an ebay seller to get rid of collectibles i no longer want. maybe i'll put 2 of the uins up to see how they do. it's not like i'd lose anything even if they sold for dead cheap :-D
posted by t r a c y at 5:06 PM on August 26, 2002


I was at a party where the guests were labeling their cups. A friend of mine had put this name on his cup. Had intended to anyway, he deflated somewhat when I pointed out that satan isn't spelt S-A-T-I-N.
posted by ODiV at 5:12 PM on August 26, 2002


ooh... missed your comment tracy. You could give one to me instead? I've got a 7 digit ICQ # and would like a lower one to lord over my friends. :)
posted by ODiV at 5:13 PM on August 26, 2002


och aye, you have a big strange blue eye AND you live in yellowknife...? how the hell am i supposed to say no to you in favour of negligible monetary gain...?! blast you ODiV...! how does 312560 sound to you...? all i have to do is remember the password and it's yours if you icq me.

(i won't respond to any other requests tho', so don't anyone else bother asking)
posted by t r a c y at 5:52 PM on August 26, 2002


i'm about to become an ebay seller to get rid of collectibles i no longer want

Same here, only for me it's more of a financial reason. I'm currently scanning a few of my weirder items ('50s autographed Fabian playbill, WWII Japanese ammo crate), and then I'll work my way through a few thousand LPs, 78s and other flotsam.
posted by HTuttle at 6:02 PM on August 26, 2002


i'd like to see your LP auctions when they're up and running HTuttle so feel free to icq me your ebay user id.
posted by t r a c y at 6:27 PM on August 26, 2002


There's nothing more pathetic than trying to flame-bait the fundies with your username.
posted by Nicolae Carpathia at 10:10 PM on August 26, 2002


That one took me a second, Nicolae. Ask me later, though, and I won't admit to getting the joke. In fact, I take it back. I have no idea what you're talking about.
posted by redsparkler at 12:41 AM on August 27, 2002


There's nothing more pathetic than trying to flame-bait the fundies with your username.

Fundies?
posted by debralee at 6:39 AM on August 27, 2002


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