$69,000 Powerbook??

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  1. FuzzyBallz macrumors 6502a

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    But but but, it's got free shipping!

    Love it when people bid crazy final price on auctions trying to out bid the competition. There was one where some guy bid millions on some crap.
     
  2. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    it's sad when things like this happen on ebay, ruins it for everyone.

    Bleh,

    D
     
  3. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    People are actually bidding on it...
    Some of those people have been confirmed as seriously braindead. [​IMG]
     
  4. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    Could there be a mistake somewhere? There are only about a half dozen bids and the first one is only $243. I don' know how you get from $243 to $69,000 in a few bids...unless the seller had a couple friends set very high max bids to catch a sucker.
     
  5. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

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    or it could just be a money laundering scheme...
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Interesting. There are some bid retractions on this item too...
     
  7. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    He lists the machine as having an infared port... :confused:
     
  8. friarbayliff macrumors regular

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    I would bet it's either a really strage glitch, or a mask for some sort of scam or subversive activity. I wonder what eBay will have to say about this one...
     
  9. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    I *highly* doubt that this auction will end in the sale of a PowerBook. :)
     
  10. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Hehehe. Do they take checks? ;)
     
  11. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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    Every bidder except for one has 0 feedback so that might tell you something. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    does that surprise you?

    although the money laundering thing is interesting.....lets see, some guy has to pay $69k for his illegal purchase and they're using a PowerBook as the smoke screen? :eek:

    Right!

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  13. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    It's made of heroin.
     
  14. stevehaslip macrumors 6502a

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    I've seen everyone of the images used in the description before. The seller has just used photos from other bids, i doubt that there is a photo of the actual item there. (i have some pics saved of ibooks and these just so happen to look very similar to the ones i have, not wait they are the same!) :eek:

    what are the chances! :eek:

    heroin screen, must be!
     
  15. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    Money laundering is a very interesting theory. I'd never thought of that before but it could work--at least as long as you don't do something blatant like sell a $1600 computer for 70 grand. Greed is always what gets people caught.
     
  16. FoxyKaye macrumors 68000

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    This really made me laugh... Although, having a new PowerBook would be a lot like heroin, so I guess there's a little bit of truth in everything.

    The folks at eBay are pretty saavy - I had a friend who worked there, and she was telling me that there's dozens of folks whose job it is to look for banned items and sham auctions. I'd be surprised if this auction wasn't pulled by eBay.
     
  17. wide macrumors 6502a

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    The site no longer works for me...error 404. But the eBay main page works.

    EDIT: My mistake it does work
     
  18. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    Check out the seller's ID... "Not a registered user".

    Sincerely,

    O.W.A.Giveaway
     
  19. Java macrumors regular

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    hmm...

    I have an old PB 3400 sitting in the garage. Wonder if I could get 10k for that?

    Hehe :)
     
  20. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    Who are you asking? See, that's why it should end with a period. [​IMG]

    Oh, and don't forget to sell your left armpit as a free bonus. [​IMG]
     
  21. iBook macrumors regular

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    4:30 p.m. EDT

    It's now $300,000 at 4:30 p.m. EDT. What a bizarre thing.

    Per eBay rules, "To place a bid of US $15,000.00 or more, you'll need to provide a valid credit card or complete the ID Verify process ($5)." Odd that someone would go through so much trouble, but I guess the publicity of the stunt is the point.

    Is there a point? :confused:
     
  22. keysersoze macrumors 68000

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    It's now $1,000,100.00.

    What a joke.
     
  23. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Try $2.5M... good old e-bay, always good for a laugh...
     
  24. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    I'm soooo tempted to bid like $50 million or something, just for fun. Since the seller isn't registered, this auction is basically null and void. No one can hold you to it. But I respect my eBay ID too much to jeopardize it. :p
     

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