This auction at eBay
has to be one of the more entertaining after effects of the dotcom meltdown. Personally, the last suggestion in the ad would be my preferred usage of the item for sale...
posted by Spanktacular
on Apr 24, 2001 -
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 -
eBay takes a leaf out of eToys' book.
Everybody's favourite auction site is threatening legal action against EBay Pty Limited, an Australian company that’s been around for twenty years but only got online recently. eBay has the ebay.com.au
domain name, so EBay bought ebayaust.com
in late 1999 for their small business selling self-published books.
Now eBay wants EBay to stop using the name both online and offline
, the latter of which seems highly dubious given the relative ages of the companies.
In what is becoming an increasingly global marketplace, where do we draw the line between disparate companies with similar names?
posted by Georgina
on Feb 27, 2001 -
EBay has had another software glitch
and it's made all sorts of people accidentally opt out of receiving EBay's email advertising by mistake. So, just to help all you nice people out, they've decided to change your preferences so that you permit EBay to send you spam and to sell your phone number to telemarketers, like you really wanted. Time to visit the configuration page. Again
posted by Steven Den Beste
on Feb 21, 2001 -
Buy 1777.58 acres of the Moon "Probably the most romantic and original present you could ever give to a loved one."
My ass!! You too can claim ownership to planets/stars throughout the universe and sell them over eBay....
posted by grank
on Dec 17, 2000 -
The Grinch who stole eBay?
Here's a weird one; help cheerfully accepted. The link is to a search on eBay for Novatel Minstrel's; I decided I wanted to buy one. Everywhere I run the search from, I get substantially different results. Like, 2 answers vs 12.
I'd be interested to know if other people who hit the link see similar behavior... This smells weird... kinda like the Amazon differential pricing think, but I can't see a reason why...
posted by baylink
on Dec 8, 2000 -
Anyone want a model?
EBay's newest "hot item" - Vallerie Mazza, international supermodel. I'm wondering - is the seller capable of delivering?
posted by tatochip
on Nov 14, 2000 -
Buy My Vote!!!
Obviously a statement or joke, this could spell trouble for the involved party. I had the original URLs for eBay, but can't seem to find them now :-(
posted by da5id
on Aug 17, 2000 -
Finally, the weapon
we've been waiting for. And at a bargain price really. ;]
posted by aflakete
on Jul 24, 2000 -
The most valuable baseball card of all time is up for auction on Ebay. Honus Wagner T206
posted by owillis
on Jul 5, 2000 -
The user who was selling Metallica's soul
has been banned by EBay for bidding on another item he/she was selling. The strange part of all of this of course, is that I recognized their username when I read this story. Why can't we delete particular items in memory like we do with files on a computer?
posted by fooljay
on May 12, 2000 -
Next up for bid, the damn raft.
That's right, the top item for sale is the raft
that Elian survived on while traveling to the United States from Cuba. Although six days are left in the auction, 112 bids have already been placed on it, with the high bid now at $10 million.
posted by bvanveen
on May 1, 2000 -
Did you miss your chance to buy Derek's Olympus D-600L camera?
Don't fret, here's another chance
to own a piece of web history.
If it were me, I'd replace the mattress...
posted by ratbastard
on Apr 5, 2000 -
Well, that was quick. Last week Clintion & Reno urge the FBI to go into a full investigation of the DoS attacks of Yahoo, eBay, etc., and they're already suspecting it was German crackers
. They don't actually say how or why they suspect them, other than the program used in the attacks might have been German. It'd be nice if they could actually show that the attacks originated from German IP addresses before they start suspecting anyone.
posted by mathowie
on Feb 14, 2000 -
Why go all the way down to your local police auction to pick those great seized property bargins, whey you can buy former drug lords' mountian bikes on ebay?
posted by mathowie
on Aug 2, 1999 -