Dumbest. Auction. Ever.

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  1. crenz macrumors 6502a

    crenz

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    On German ebay, a Mac user is trying to auction off a... tada...: "New Folder"! He tells us :

    (sorry for the rough translation, too tired to be more careful)

    He continues to ramble about a few things, e.g. mentioning that the folder is Mac OS X compatible (thus making for a perfect OS 9-memorial for non-OS 9-users), and ideal for Windows users since it can reminde them of switching to the Mac OS. :)

    Believe it or not, people are actually bidding EUR 10,- for this.

    Auction Link (German)
     
  2. zimv20 macrumors 601

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  3. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Bah, theres so many dumb ones.

    Do you know of the ham sandwich one? Someone tried to sell a ham sandwich through eBay for $4.95, but you had to pay for shipping or something. Don't know much about eBay, but wouldn't it go stale by the time it gets to your door?

    Or how about the guy who tried to sell his virginity? (the woman who bid the highest gets to sleep with him :cool: )

    Or the guy who tried to put his soul up for auction...........and another who put his wife and kids up for sale......
     
  4. DreaminDirector macrumors 6502a

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    damn....

    I can't read German but it looks like people are actually bidding on this!!!

    What the hell is going on?

    P.S. - that virginity auction sounds kinda funny, which this "new folder" auction is just plain dumb.
     
  5. pianojoe macrumors 6502

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    What's your problem?

    I think this guy has a neat sense of humor. Obviously, the people who bid on the New Folder think so, too.

    He'll have to pay eBay's fee though.
     
  6. vollspacken macrumors 65816

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    hehe, a friend of mine eMailed me the link to that auction a couple of days ago and I couldn't stop laughing

    the best thing is his "serious" description and the pictures...

    :D :D :D

    vSpacken
     
  7. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    ha ha ha...that's awesome! :D

    thanks for making me laugh so loudly!

    I saved the page as a pdf so I can show it to people once the ebay people yank it... ;)
     
  8. ColoJohnBoy macrumors 65816

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    That's hilarious! I wonder what the end price will be?
     
  9. rhpenguin macrumors 6502a

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    Once i saw an auction for a sock full of change. I wanted to buy it... but its a sock full of change.
     
  10. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    LMFAO 4/5

    I just told a friend on the phone about this, and I got "holy s***" three times and a couple of panic laughts coming at my ear.

    That makes my Thursday.
     
  11. rhpenguin macrumors 6502a

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    What makes my Thursday is my paycheque and a case of beer. :)
     
  12. Tequila Grandma macrumors regular

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    Personally, I'm a fan of this eBay item: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2948761136

    Other past personal favorites of mine include the auctioning of the gigantic cheeto, and of course the Milky Way bar that the seller claimed she was selling becuase she didn't want to get fat - the winning bid was $8.50, with another $2 for shipping and $1.30 for insurance.
     
  13. cb911 macrumors 601

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    hey Tequila Grandma, gotta say i love that crusy old bra you linked to.


    :eek: :p

    and that guy is going to have some problems delivering the virgin folder by his preferred method. that guy that was selling the song from iTunes Store had his auction cancelled because eBay said that it's against their policy to electronically deliver any items. that means no emailing of zipped files. :rolleyes:
     
  14. crenz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, the folder guy already added a comment that he is going to ship it non-electronically. However, he might still be shut down. The iTunes auction had the same comment added...
     

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