eBay Canceling Listings for iPhones With Flappy Bird Installed

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    Following the removal of Flappy Bird from the App Store, some entrepreneurial iPhone owners have listed their phones -- with Flappy Bird installed -- on eBay.

    The listings have attracted attention from major media outlets, but eBay is actively canceling the listings because all smartphones and tablets sold on the auction site are required to be restored to factory settings. One user gave MacRumors the email that eBay sent him when it removed his listing.
    Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen said in an interview earlier today that his game became "an addictive product" and he removed the app to protect users from the game. iPhone owners who have already downloaded Flappy Bird can continue to play it as Nguyen cannot delete the app from phones where it is already installed.

    Thanks Blake!

    Article Link: eBay Canceling Listings for iPhones With Flappy Bird Installed
     
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    Good for them this is getting really ridiculous.
     
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    whew! glad I didn't throw my old iPhone up there in hopes of scoring big.
     
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    It's sad that people use this as a "feature" of their phone... what people do to make money...
     
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    Addictive game?

    if it is so addicting, why didn't Rovio do the same with Angrybirds?
     
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    Uhm. What is all the fuzz about.


    If you ever bought it the app will still be available under "purchases" to download.

    So. I bet apple does not allow selling your Apple ID though. Hahaha.
     
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    Next headline: iPhones with Flappy Birds installed hit the Black Market :D
     
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    already on Craigslist here for $100 bucks
     
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    The only thing more stupid than the game is the people creating articles about it.
     
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    Ah, this is good to read. I got a message from eBay this morning saying my listing had been removed and I thought that was really unfair because at that time, there were still many other listings.
     
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    .....you'll click on it again?
     
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    What's stopping me from selling as a wiped device and then just selling it with the game anyways?
     
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    Saw some fatty birds on the train this morning too.
     
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    At least we finally know what Android users feel like when they're reading an Apple-related post on BGR or Gizmodo.
     
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    This is getting beyond stupid. It's an awful and frustrating game. The world is not going to end because it's not in the app store anymore. And there are plenty of knock offs available that do the same thing.
     
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    I took a bunch of flack about my opinion of this guy yesterday, but this just goes to show you how royally he screwed the pooch.

    Assuming you want something on the Internet to go away, your only choice is to ignore it. Just leave the app in the store, don't respond to email, don't support the app and wait for people to get bored and move along.

    It doesn't take long for that to happen on the Internet. But through his terrible mishandling of everything he is going to be pummeled by the Internet for some time.
     
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    You'll be happier like me.
     
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    Why...if someone is willing to pay for it. I say let em.
     
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    When an app is removed from the App Store it no longer shows up in purchases.
     
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    It’s a game that quickly got the "L" out of there!!!
     

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