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eBay pulse

Look at eBay from a different angle. eBay Pulse shows the most 10 most popular search terms, as well as the 10 most 'watched' items on the auction site for any category, including the weird ones. Updated daily.
posted by crunchland on Mar 20, 2005 - 10 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

TIME MACHINE ! For Time Travel ? very low reserve

TIME MACHINE ! For Time Travel ? very low reserve. Some people put enough detail in their fake auctions that it deserves at least some respect.
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Mar 14, 2005 - 31 comments

Zopa - eBay for loans

Zopa put people who want to borrow money in touch with people who want to lend them money - it's eBay, but for loans.
posted by Orange Goblin on Mar 7, 2005 - 22 comments

Electrifying artwork

Electrifying art! This is my favorite, but maybe you'll prefer fine art or kitsch or deco.
posted by centerpunch on Mar 5, 2005 - 4 comments

its a bargain!

Cray Supercomputer for sale on Ebay. Starting price is only 10% of it's original cost!
posted by crunchland on Feb 27, 2005 - 41 comments

eBay Soapbox

Voting Documents for sale on eBay: A Nebraska man upset that his absentee ballot wasn't counted has attempted to rally support for his cause by contacting local new agencies. When that failed... post it on ebay.
posted by dirtylittlemonkey on Feb 11, 2005 - 3 comments

Not Affiliated with the LDS Church

Tired of EBay scams? Think EBay is a haven for criminals? Maybe you ought to surf on over to MormonBid.com.
posted by mr_crash_davis on Feb 7, 2005 - 19 comments

A Date with Nir-The Psychic Poet

Don't want to be alone on Valentines Day?
posted by philcliff on Feb 1, 2005 - 37 comments

get one, name it, profit!

FRANK MUST DIE The profit of positive thinking.
posted by page404 on Jan 11, 2005 - 31 comments

Disney's x-rated fare

The original plates for the famous parody work (that was never sued over) Disneyland Memorial Orgy, is on sale at eBay. Here's the whole story on the piece, which ran in 1967 in a small underground newspaper and was created by Paul Krassner. I bet a copyright/trademark lawyer with a sense of humor buys this to mount over his desk soon.
posted by mathowie on Dec 21, 2004 - 28 comments

Long Live Freedom....

CEO of eBay's Indian company arrested for an item offered up for sale on his site. Avnish Bajaj, the CEO of baazee.com, an Indian auction site purchased by eBay in June 2004, was arrested on Friday while assisting in the investigation into the attempted sale of pornography by a user on the auction site, and charged with violating the 2000 India IT Act. Bajaj was arrested even though he was not involved in the sale, had it cancelled as soon as it was found, and the people involved had already been arrested.
posted by NotMyselfRightNow on Dec 20, 2004 - 25 comments

Most Ridiculous Item Ever Sold on Ebay

For that person who has bought everything on ebay; presenting the most ridiculous item sold on ebay.
posted by dflemingdotorg on Dec 12, 2004 - 26 comments

You save $2,501 (33%)

241 titles on 282 disks, just $4,995 (after discount). It's the Criterion Collection Holiday 2004 Gift Set, exclusive from Amazon, all of the series' published DVD's through October*. One wonders who has the money for such a thing. (Not many -- current sales rank 26,154). Heck, for that kind of dough you can get one of these contraptions. Or, alternatively, you could feed 72 third world children for a year. Now, Criterion does great work, but as the comments point out, this supposedly complete collection does not include its out of print titles like John Woo's "The Killer" (current eBay bid: $148) and, sadly, the beloved This is Spinal Tap (High bid: $61). (At least it's a good investment). So, subtract the ones I already own and love, like The Third Man and some that are simply awful you could probably save scads with some selective shopping. Sure, it would be satisfying to own so much great film, but I find more and more I have no use for re-watching movies, unless I am joined in my satellite of love by some good companions. Anyway, happy consumer month!
posted by Slagman on Dec 10, 2004 - 34 comments

Like a virgin, whee!

Sold, for 28,000! Remember that Virgin Mary in the Grilled Cheese? Well, an online casino bought the famed sandwich on e-bay for $28,000 and now you too, can put a face on a grilled cheese sandwich. Blessed Virgin Elmo, perhaps?
posted by erratic frog on Dec 9, 2004 - 20 comments

I Don't Wanna Go Down To The Basement

These are a few of my favorite things: We've spoken previously of Disposophobia, crazy eBay moms, and all things Collyer--to that end, here's a support group and an enterprising company specializing in Clutter Management and Disposophobia, with lots and lots of before, during, and after pictures, some of which may not be safe for viewing while eating.
posted by fandango_matt on Dec 2, 2004 - 11 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

All is forgiven

To Whom It May Concern: This letter is to be considered an authorization to condantiques, a seller on Ebay, to offer on auction, for the Feinstein Foundation, the 1919 Original Ruth contract to the highest bidder which exceeds the reserve. All proceeds of this sale will go to charity.
posted by anathema on Nov 5, 2004 - 8 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

Faze? Are you still with us?

Some time ago Faze asked if it was legal to sell your vote. Apparently he wasn't the only one thinking of this.
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood on Oct 20, 2004 - 14 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


5000 year old carved skull "HEAVILY carved with mysterious buddhism objects, symbols and Tibetan letters." Crazy.
(Via Boing Boing)
posted by maniactown on Oct 8, 2004 - 22 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

I'll bid on you til there's nothing left but crumbs! Then I'll bid on the crumbs

Friday Ebay Feedback Madness
posted by Frasermoo on Sep 17, 2004 - 53 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


according to the founder of craigslist.com, ebay has acquired a 25% stake in the site.
there is a lot of concern that ebay will influence the way craigslist works, despite craig's assurances that it won't, but will ebay allow things like the 'casual encounters' section of the personals to continue?
or is this just the next logical step for craigslist, and is a 25% stake not enough for ebay to do any real damage?
(the way ebay acquired the stake seems a little weird to me too, even though it's all perfectly legal.)
posted by dolface on Aug 13, 2004 - 16 comments


Throw Your Love Away

Probably not the most linkable link, nor is it the most interesting "quirky eBay item" post ever, but I can't resist an auction that doubles as a public service offering, particularly when they've included , "a picture of the lake I will throw it into" I kind of like the idea of a perpetual Bad Karma Dispose-All - the Anti-Wishing Well. Of course, there's always more here and of course, the local favorite for this sort of thing.
posted by piedrasyluz on Jul 30, 2004 - 3 comments

eBay as punishment.

eBay as punishment.
posted by DrJohnEvans on Jun 4, 2004 - 52 comments


An American Ebay seller realises a European bidder is trying to scam him out of a Powerbook (fake escrow site, hijacked ebay account), so he sends him something far better, a P-P-P-Powerbook! Now, for you non-techies here, a factory model p-p-p-powerbook weights half what it's competitors weigh, comes with an A4 screen, the latest in internet adventure software, zero boot time, a fullsize keyboard (often with Key RedundancyTM) and a state-of-the-art laser bluetooth mouse. This is technology. The seller posts to a forum and amongst the chatter people follow the package via the the Fedex tracking page and some even visit the delivery address (a barbershop/internet cafe) and take photos, video, and a seat for their hair cut. The duty tax on this particular p-p-p-powerbook is around £350 (paid for by the scammer) before he sees the package, and a few days later it's released by Customs as they watch in anticipation. A forum member arrives at the internet cafe, takes a seat and soon the package arrives. The scammer opens the box and there are angry raised voices heard. The barber doesn't understand what's wrong and asks... "Is it broken?"
posted by holloway on May 13, 2004 - 57 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

And we're putting it on wax

Have you ever wanted your very own wax museum? Who hasn't? Well, here's your chance:
The Country Music Wax Museum of the Stars is being auctioned on eBay.
posted by mikrophon on Apr 14, 2004 - 9 comments

Wow - 17 bids so far!

In This Week's Episode of "When Good eBayers Go Bad"... If you're in the market for a really bad outfielder and you've got cash to spare - or you just want to do your duty to help the New York Mets get rid of one of their overrated players, then join the bidding for Roger Cedeno!
posted by djspicerack on Mar 24, 2004 - 7 comments

Fart in a jar

Fart in a jar. Don't worry there are a few varieties to choose from. Even Butternut Chicken. Will anyone buy these?
posted by trbrts on Mar 18, 2004 - 9 comments

Create Your Own Industrial Contamination

There's Gold in Them Thar PCs. If you're worried about the growing problem of e-waste, if you don't want to ship your toxins overseas, you now have another option. You can recover heavy metals (precious and otherwise) in the privacy and comfort of your own home. Just make sure you leave a window open so you have some fresh air.
posted by alms on Mar 16, 2004 - 8 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


Photobucket.com A free place to dump pictures you want to hotlink from sites like eBay, Craigslist, or even your personal site. There is a 100MB limit, but even that isn't absolute. This seems like a too good to be true service, how long can something like this last?
posted by jonah on Jan 26, 2004 - 22 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

EBay removes ad for sale of human kidney

EBay removes ad for sale of human kidney. Randall told The Sun newspaper that he was trying to raise money for special therapy for his 6-year-old daughter Alice, who suffers from cerebral palsy. Richard Posner shakes fist.
posted by anathema on Dec 5, 2003 - 9 comments

Lord of the Tickets

Did you think about buying tickets to the one day showing of all three LOTR movies? It would have been a good investment.
posted by alms on Nov 10, 2003 - 15 comments

Water, water everywhere

A bucket of water is sold on eBay - not just another crazy auction, as the joke soon turned into a fund raising event.
posted by Orange Goblin on Oct 11, 2003 - 3 comments


"This is an experiment in property rights in the digital age, something that's gotten surprisingly little attention." An intrepid netizen is auctionioning a song he bought from the iTunes Music Store on eBay. The license doesn't seem to explicitly cover (much less prohibit) this action. As more and more things become digital, what do we do with things we no longer want that have "value" but no physical substance?
posted by mkultra on Sep 3, 2003 - 38 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

Patent bending

The New Yorker's James Surowiecki writes about patent creep. With eBay losing one court case and being threatened by another, Spike Lee trying to stop his first name being used, Amazon owning the concept of threaded discussions, the never-ending Un*x wars, and bands trying to protect certain chord progressions (OK that one's a hoax), is this a worrying pattern that needs to be reversed, and is it just the beginning of an anti-competitive trend that will see our own genes being patented?
posted by cbrody on Jul 17, 2003 - 10 comments

Ghost for Sale

How much would you pay for a ghost? At the time of posting, the bidding for this "Ghost in a Jar" had reached over $750,000. Given the seller's stated experience with the ghost, would you buy this?
posted by darsh on Jun 5, 2003 - 35 comments

NOW where am I going to get back issues of Juggs?

Buy your porn now! In a little over two weeks, you will no longer be able to purchase anything in Ebay's mature categories, or many other forms of online adult amusement, using PayPal. New rules being implemented and enforced by PayPal follow [with a bit of coercion, some claim ] new rules laid down by Visa late last year making it significantly more difficult to sell porn online if you want to accept Visa cards. While it's unclear why exactly PayPal and Ebay are doing this, PayPal and Visa's corner on the online payment market is going to lead to some sort of change in the business of online porn. [all links except "exactly" SFW]
posted by jessamyn on May 28, 2003 - 17 comments

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