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June 7, 2006 7:51 AM   Subscribe

What began as a simple eBay Motors auction... "Again no swaps. What is it with people, when I say no swaps please don't take it as a challange. I have been offfered a caravan, 12 cars, 1 lorry, to have my garden landscaped, some rare fish, and I'm sorry but the very kind gent (Donald) who offered me a weekend with his wife (and him it would appear) I have a special message for you. The pictures you sent me of your wife did not, in all honesty help. Some of them looked more like a traffic accident than something that I might remotely find alluring. I am sure that if you set up your own website (assuming that it's not illegal) there will be plenty of sad sacks (many from ebay land going by this experience) who will indulge your (and your wifes) desires."
posted by daHIFI (34 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Sorry for the one page post but I thought this was amusing and it's my birthday. Enjoy.
posted by daHIFI at 7:51 AM on June 7, 2006


Happy Birthday!
posted by KAS at 7:56 AM on June 7, 2006


Also, from El Reg: Vigilante eBayer obtains refund in person.
posted by everichon at 8:01 AM on June 7, 2006 [1 favorite]


Starting Bid: Three horses and a goat

posted by blue_beetle at 8:03 AM on June 7, 2006


From everichon's link: "This guy literally shit blue bricks..."

Must have been quite a sight.
posted by Faint of Butt at 8:07 AM on June 7, 2006


That was amusing. And Happy Birthday.
posted by Juggermatt at 8:10 AM on June 7, 2006


Did some site send a bunch of people to mess with him as a prank?
posted by cloeburner at 8:11 AM on June 7, 2006


I sure hope so, cloeburner.
posted by danb at 8:14 AM on June 7, 2006


...in the ever so popular and most desirable Metallic Silver - it does look good.

It's an object of pure beauty.
posted by Blip at 8:33 AM on June 7, 2006


Beauty is a Ford Galaxy Ghia, a Ford Galaxy Ghia beauty,—that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
posted by ND¢ at 8:39 AM on June 7, 2006


Hilarious. I especially enjoyed the reports on his exchange with the guy who asked about the cup holders.
posted by orange swan at 8:41 AM on June 7, 2006


From the blog:


!
posted by dhartung at 8:59 AM on June 7, 2006


Sorry for the one page post but I thought this was amusing and it's my birthday. Enjoy.


Bob, calling yourself daHIFI won't work. You are the only person in the world who is even remotely interested in the cup holders and you have misspelled the swear words in exactly the same way as you did in your last email. Nobody and I mean nobody cares about cup holders.
posted by three blind mice at 8:59 AM on June 7, 2006


"Q:Does it have a built in toaster?"



he's a professor. the students seem a prankful bunch.
posted by trinarian at 9:25 AM on June 7, 2006


Its amazing to me, there are people that seem to do literally nothing but troll sites trying to scam people who are selling stuff.

I think I like the wedding dress eBay auction a little better but this is pretty good.

"There are no stupid questions, Clyde, just stupid people." - Mr. Garrison.
posted by fenriq at 9:27 AM on June 7, 2006


Pranked or not, this was hysterical. Happy Birthday, duder.
posted by Mikey-San at 9:45 AM on June 7, 2006


Nobody and I mean nobody cares about cup holders.

Why is everybody mad about the cup holders?
posted by Faint of Butt at 9:45 AM on June 7, 2006


It's like an internet version of the Bob Newhart telephone routine. Funny stuff.
posted by gigawhat? at 9:45 AM on June 7, 2006


The sarcastic responses are obviously goading people to send in more goofy questions, which is causing pageviews, which causes more people to comment, which causes more sarcastic responses and so on.

This guy's bitching all the way to the bank.
posted by delmoi at 9:52 AM on June 7, 2006


I think trinarian has it, he's a lecturer and (god knows how) his students have discovered that he is selling a car on eBay and gone nuts. Hilarious stuff, thanks!
posted by Acey at 10:10 AM on June 7, 2006


Ah, I'm cracking up here. Excellent.
posted by jamesonandwater at 10:35 AM on June 7, 2006


If you have to justify your post with a 'sorry...{insert lazy excuse}', don't bother, this isn't fark.
posted by uni verse at 10:40 AM on June 7, 2006


"Re-listed because an idiot with 0 rating won the item and then deregistered from ebay. "
posted by kudzu at 10:41 AM on June 7, 2006


kudzu: it's not the same vehicle...
posted by hatsix at 11:00 AM on June 7, 2006


That was an interesting read, thanks daHIFI.
posted by SuzySmith at 11:01 AM on June 7, 2006


Gracias for the funny link.

I wonder how many of these people only ask questions like this because "it's the Internet and it doesn't matter." I wonder if actual car dealers get questions like this.
posted by Afroblanco at 11:21 AM on June 7, 2006


Metafilter: Nobody and I mean nobody cares about cup holders.
posted by wolftrouble at 12:23 PM on June 7, 2006


I care about cup holders. You don't think about them until you don't have them. Damn old Volvo. Very annoying.

Happy Birthday!
posted by a3matrix at 1:00 PM on June 7, 2006


Oh my god... he lets you drive it off if you pay with Paypal!
"Hey Paypal, I.. er, never got the goods! Nope, didn't get a thing."
"Okay, we'll refund your L3500 from the merchant, just as we always do whenever someone has the slightest complaint. Have a nice day!"
posted by chef_boyardee at 1:22 PM on June 7, 2006


kudzu: it's not the same vehicle...
posted by hatsix

Same joing seller. He's found his schtick.
posted by dash_slot- at 1:26 PM on June 7, 2006


A fair ebay price is around £4950 which is what I have it advertised at elsewhere. - seller

Winning bid: £3,800.00

Free comedy: priceless.
posted by dash_slot- at 1:29 PM on June 7, 2006


I am developing a maroon rash on my lower arm. Should I stop scratching at it?
posted by killdevil at 2:44 PM on June 7, 2006


I wonder if the guy who wrote this is the seller?
posted by Justin Case at 3:15 PM on June 7, 2006


Happy birthday, daHIFI. It's my birthday too. And Prince's. And Tom Jones'.
/shameless derail
posted by GrammarMoses at 5:40 PM on June 7, 2006


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