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Tables are turned on Ebay scalper

Scalped basketball tickets: $370. XBOX 360: $299. Having Ebay stop the bidding and award all items to the person who bid $80: Priceless
posted by chakalakasp on Dec 6, 2005 - 25 comments


Thousands (!) and thousands and thousands of old 45s on eBay. (More)
posted by growabrain on Jul 19, 2005 - 21 comments

The Haunted Nintendo

The Haunted Nintendo "On one occasion, the arrow icon moved down to the 2 player icon without me touching the controller..."
posted by AMWKE on Mar 14, 2005 - 18 comments

Just in time for X-Mas

U2 vs. Negativland IPod "special edition". Totally Unauthorized, but your purchase will help Downhill Battle , and thus, will end the major label monopoly and build a better, fairer music industry. If you are not the high-bidder, you can always make your own by stopping here and here .
posted by JBennett on Dec 1, 2004 - 25 comments

the things people belive

my new get rich quick scheme - apparently this is legit. i think i'm off to make 300 batches of french toast and look over them with an eye for the miraculous.
posted by christy on Nov 16, 2004 - 49 comments

Invitations to a wedding I don't want to go to

You can buy a pair of invitations to a wedding I don't want to go to
posted by iffley on Oct 20, 2004 - 18 comments

If you can read this, the bitch fell off

Biker angst on Ebay It's been poltergeisted and cootie-scanned -- man sells ex-wife's helmet. Description reads like drunken letter to Penthouse.
posted by joaquim on Oct 13, 2004 - 30 comments

The worst seller on ebay?

Due to the fact that Canada harbors draft dodgers we DO NOT ship to Canada.
posted by johnnydark on Oct 8, 2004 - 50 comments

WARNING!  Improper placement of W may result in lawsuits.

For Sale: Slightly Used, Amazingly Versatile 7-Letter Kit. (Letters included: L-I-N-D-O-W-S) Warning: Improper placement of W may result in lawsuits.
posted by Mwongozi on Sep 27, 2004 - 11 comments

Ain't got time to bleed

Anyone up for a little paintball? I'll bring my own gun.
posted by TungstenChef on Sep 11, 2004 - 23 comments

bakesales! lemonade stands!

Dick Cheney claims that disappointing jobs numbers are undercounting ebay power sellers. The man is on a tear!
posted by luser on Sep 10, 2004 - 47 comments

Buy Douglas Adams' tent

Buy Douglas Adams' tent What I really want is his towel.
posted by feelinglistless on Apr 27, 2004 - 16 comments

Imaginary girlfriends rule!

Are you tired of being alone and your friends and family thinking that you are gay or just can't get a girlfriend.  If so, then I am the woman you are looking for.
Oh... me, me, me, me, and me too. And then there's the nun.
posted by travis on Jan 28, 2004 - 26 comments


Who wants to own an aircraft carrier? Possibly the best geek gift ever, if you're Bill Gates or someone. Note especially the *category*...
posted by baylink on Dec 29, 2003 - 20 comments

Auctioning Tidings of Comfort and Joy

eBay Auction of Tidings of Comfort and Joy
posted by fenriq on Dec 8, 2003 - 32 comments


Can U beat Gorgar? In 1979, a page was turned when a frightened Williams was forced to do his bidding (mp3)
posted by sharksandwich on Aug 6, 2003 - 6 comments

toilet talk

Crap on wheels... that's Robbie Williams. He has a bit of a history with (ahem) lavatory 'situations'...
posted by apocalypse miaow on Aug 2, 2003 - 12 comments

Ebay auction as political statement

Ebay auction as political statement: Tit for tat.
posted by johnnydark on Apr 6, 2003 - 34 comments


Big Brother does all his shopping on eBay.
posted by Beholder on Mar 10, 2003 - 16 comments

Personal history for sale!

Personal history for sale! Further evidence that the line between the physical and internet worlds are melting. What aspect of our lives are not for sale?
posted by Birichini on Feb 18, 2003 - 20 comments

First Law of Thermodynamics Repealed?

Perpetual-motion machine being sold on eBay. It's essentially six automotive alternators connected (via motorcycle chain) to an electric motor. One of the alternators supposedly powers the motor, leaving the remaining five to provide 700W of free energy. Sigh...people actually believe this crapola?
posted by Vidiot on Jan 21, 2003 - 25 comments

Bridgeville, CA

Hurry! Not much time left to buy this entire town!
posted by Pretty_Generic on Dec 26, 2002 - 18 comments

Helplessly Addicted to eBay Barbie!

Helplessly Addicted to eBay Barbie!
posted by bclark on Oct 23, 2002 - 10 comments

A Scranton, PA man is auctioning 250,000 pieces of software mostly games from the 80s and early 90s composed of around 20,000 unique titles (2MB Excel Spreadsheet) for $250,000. He says its the worlds biggest collection and many games are rare and in demand. You will need trucks and warehouse. If anyone can afford to sit on these for a few decades untill the 80s generation gets old and nostalgic it could be the Schoyen of early computer gameing software.
posted by stbalbach on Sep 8, 2002 - 16 comments

Don't steal people's bandwidth for your auctions, lest ye be prepared to suffer the consequences of your actions.
posted by Arvid on Sep 6, 2002 - 24 comments

Let the market decide

Let the market decide where Dan Bern will play next. Bern and his band are auctioning off a private concert at the auction winner's house. You can apparently make his appearance as large or intimate as you want. Would a dutch auction like this be enough to build a U.S. tour on?
posted by Dirjy on Sep 5, 2002 - 3 comments

This is the auction for you,

This is the auction for you, if you've totally forgotten what crystal pepsi tasted like, and you want to relive the glory.
posted by jcterminal on Jun 2, 2002 - 47 comments

[this is bad]

[this is bad] Now you can buy your way onto Filepile.
posted by johnnydark on May 23, 2002 - 84 comments

Rustic lake cabin near Stillwater, MN, heart of the Lakes Country. 650 square feet with vintage 1950s appliances and furnishings---lot and woodchipper not included.
posted by nathan_teske on Apr 18, 2002 - 4 comments

Truth in advertising

Truth in advertising is such a rare thing. I particularly like the reply to the VP of Engineering from Polk Audio. You can only wonder if it was a real email or somebody just trying to yank his chain.
posted by johnmunsch on Apr 11, 2002 - 9 comments

The last living member of the Heaven's Gate cult is auctioning off the leader's van on Ebay.
posted by Pinwheel on Mar 28, 2002 - 11 comments

Ebay at it's best.

Ebay at it's best. I don't know, I think I'd buy the video . . .
posted by christian on Mar 12, 2002 - 18 comments

Do you want to be a slum lord?

Do you want to be a slum lord? Well you can, with just $2,100,000, you can own enough guns and cheap broken tv sets to last a lifetime. Yes, you even get to own their dirty laundry as well. "ALL OUTSTANDING LOANS ( ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE ) $200,000.00 BRINGING IN 20% PER MONTH." I am sure that you can walk up to these people and collect right away ;-)
posted by outsider on Jan 19, 2002 - 11 comments

Enron Employees make Ends meet on eBay

Enron Employees make Ends meet on eBay
Ah eBay. Enron employees in Houston are making ends meet by selling just about anything related to Enron on eBay. In addition to stock certificates you can also buy Enron's Risk Management Manual (great excerts too) and Enron's Code of Ethics book. Or, if you are into Enron's objects d'art, check out these awards given to executives who completed the Executive Impact & Influence Program program. They were all yo-yos of course.
posted by DragonBoy on Jan 16, 2002 - 7 comments


This unsettled me more than this. Or maybe it's a case that she has flushed any true happiness down the toilet by being so devoted to work, that it's a good thing. The jury is out for me, but not for some rapscallion who has bid a quarter of a million.
posted by Frasermoo on Dec 18, 2001 - 31 comments

Ebay just gets weirder and weirder

Ebay just gets weirder and weirder Going cheap, at only a fiver! Bargain, eh?
posted by metaxa on Dec 11, 2001 - 30 comments

Is your inability to become a new MeFi member too much to handle? Well, you can just follow this man's example, and buy your way in!
posted by christian on Nov 18, 2001 - 40 comments


eBay scum take advantage of xbox launch. Check out this and this auction. Do these people have no ethics?
posted by milnak on Nov 15, 2001 - 62 comments

24th century* apartment. Only $4 million.

24th century* apartment. Only $4 million.
*Actual 24th century-ness of the apartment will not be known until we actually reach the 24th century.
posted by andrewraff on Nov 9, 2001 - 17 comments

They're auctioning off my childhood.

They're auctioning off my childhood. But I can always pick up the original Enterprise for only US$15,000. Starting bid, of course. Maybe I'd rather have Shatner's Kirk tunic -- a steal at only US$6,000.
posted by honkzilla on Nov 2, 2001 - 10 comments

A University of Michigan study has concluded that terrorists were not using hidden messages embedded in eBay auction images to plan the attacks. However, speculation that Ritz cracker advertisements were used has not yet been refuted.
posted by jjg on Sep 26, 2001 - 5 comments

Bid Now!

Bid Now! Six more days left if you're looking for someone to beat the living crap out of you. C'mon. You know you want to.
posted by jcterminal on Sep 23, 2001 - 11 comments

What makes people feel the need to capitalize on this?

What makes people feel the need to capitalize on this? Tragedy brings the best and worst out in people.
posted by da5id on Sep 11, 2001 - 22 comments


Stile is giving up. Pressure from PETA, 800 e-mails a day and 100,000 unique visitors a day has led the 2000 Webby award winner to put his site up on eBay for auction.
posted by TacoConsumer on Sep 4, 2001 - 20 comments

Looking for a catchy ICQ number?

Looking for a catchy ICQ number? How about a short one? I can understand domain name reselling, but this is ridiculous. What's next, a market for easy to remember IP addresses?
posted by ry on Jul 31, 2001 - 47 comments

Death sells, but who's buying?

Death sells, but who's buying? An enterprising fellow was so moved by the recent Texas tragedy of a depressed mother killing her five children that he bought the domain name "AndreaYates.com" and put it up for auction on Ebay. Ebay, that bastion of good taste , eventually pulled the auction.
posted by Oriole Adams on Jul 1, 2001 - 0 comments

Razorfish for sale. Cheap. Real cheap.

Razorfish for sale. Cheap. Real cheap. "Exciting new media company with lots of potential for expansion (again) for sale."
posted by mathowie on Apr 5, 2001 - 14 comments

I'd like to bid on an OS that crashes my computer, please.

I'd like to bid on an OS that crashes my computer, please. Microsoft, eBay enter alliance to support Internet services.
posted by darren on Mar 12, 2001 - 7 comments

For the CEO who has everything...

For the CEO who has everything... how about a 1985 Toyota MR2 powered by 3 turbojet engines? You start it with a leaf blower. Seller says it is "probably street legal except for this little 'excessive noise' issue". Up for grabs at eBay, currently $7,700 will take this baby home!
posted by JParker on Mar 7, 2001 - 4 comments

20yr old sells soul on eBay for $400

20yr old sells soul on eBay for $400 For the auction listing, he displayed a picture of himself wearing an "I'm with stupid" T-shirt.
posted by ritualdevice on Feb 9, 2001 - 9 comments

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