Mountain Dew iTunes winner listed on eBay

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  1. billpalmer macrumors member

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  2. virividox macrumors 601

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    still a platic bottle :) hehe i wonder how much it will get
     
  3. billpalmer thread starter macrumors member

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    Exactly. Let's see how much fun we can have with it...
     
  4. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    What is stopping someone from taking a winning cap and that yellow ring off of a Pepsi bottle, and putting it on the Mountain Dew bottle. All of a sudden you have a winning Mt. Dew Bottle. With no hint of anything iTunes on it, who would know?
     
  5. billpalmer thread starter macrumors member

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    We can only hope that the Mac community in general would be more honest than that...:p
     
  6. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

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    Why would someone believe this to be collectible? So far as I can tell teh value goes from 99c to 0c as soon as the promotion is up.
     
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  8. billpalmer thread starter macrumors member

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    Beats the hell out of me.

    But someone's already bid $9.95 on it... :p
     
  9. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Please don't outbid me. :rolleyes:
     
  10. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    Someone must really like their Avril to bid $9.95 on a yellow cap.

    Plus, I think the cap value is more like a nickel or so, given that you pay for a bit of the plastic along with the hydrocarbons.

    Or could be that the person hosting the auction doesn't like using an mp3 player to browse the internet.

    Either way, someone outdid my bid. :p :p
     
  11. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    I would think whoever bid on this wants it for the novelty and "rareness", assuming that it is authentic and that Mountain Dew wasn't supposed to have iTunes caps.

    Think of it like an error baseball card or a misstamped coin like these

    I wish they'd put them on the Code Red bottles :(
     
  12. TEG macrumors 604

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    The big attraction is just a screw-up at the bottling plant where they put an iCap on a Mountain Dew.

    Also, to track where iCaps and iCups are, check out http://www.ipodgarage.com/

    TEG
     
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    well i hope who ever wins it, places it on their mantle one day, then their mom or girlfriend or cleaning lady will throw it out into the trash thinking its just another empty bottle
     
  14. evil macrumors 6502

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    this has to be one of the most pathetic things ever.
     
  15. Engagebot macrumors regular

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    agreed.
     
  16. billpalmer thread starter macrumors member

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    Obviously. It's like a Buffalo Nickel with only three legs.

    It's a collectible for its rareness, not for its redeemable value...
     
  17. el coyote macrumors newbie

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    this is nuts. Its just a bottle cap. Rare or not.

    GULP

    I cant believe that people GULP are going nuts about a bottlecap.

    I am outraged at... hey, what's this!? My Mountain Dew is one of the winners!!

    Who-hoo! Ebay here I come! C-Ya! I gotta log on to ebay before this gets too blown out....

    Hmm, starting bid... $10. Buy it now for $50 and i'll throw in the bottle and free shipping!
     
  18. billpalmer thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey, the sucker's up to $11.45... :cool:
     
  19. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    An 1831 half-ounce Hawaiian gold coin was put on eBay for $10,000,000. And, according to my meterstick, the coin and the cap don't have much of a physical size difference.

    So, obviously, we have people bidding because they care about opportunity rather than money. It's a "weigh the facts" type of situation (and I hate using clichés). That's why we have careless people bidding on some of the most unusual eBay auctions. :rolleyes:

    By the way, I put up an auction for the capacitor buried underneath one of my black keyboard option-keys.
     
  20. billpalmer thread starter macrumors member

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    So in other words, the Mountain Dew cap is worth $10,000,000?

    It's up to $12:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2787071418

    $9,999,988 to go...
     
  21. hobbes3113 macrumors regular

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    Never underestimate the stupidity of the American public. If I could only convince people that NYC dust will someday be a collectible, I'd be rich...
    ;)
     
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  23. billpalmer thread starter macrumors member

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    Or the obsessive fanatiscism of collectors of Apple memorabilia...
     
  24. thecow macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I really want to pay $12 for a plastic bottle thats only really worth the ¢99 from the code under the cap.[​IMG]
     
  25. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    Here we have the result of what happens when one does not pay attention in College Writing class.

    "So" is a transition that implies a result from a process, or a logical conclusion from facts. Most often, the transition "so" is used in an essay or debate to conclude an idea that derived from a logical step by step process, showing to what the idea amounts.

    In my post, I mentioned two separate items of about the same physical size, but of extremes in prices. I'll admit, though, that I did leave out the detail that no one bid on the gold coin. "Therefore" (a transition that has similar properties to that of "so"), bidders are more than likely willing to spend money on cheaper items than on highly prices items, given that either item can be considered a "collectible."

    (That explains what happens to me when I don't pay attention in College Writing class.)

    Now we come down to the issue of the "so." I initially mentioned these two separate entities and their contrasting prices. "So"...people care about opportunity rather than money in a "weigh the facts" type of situation. "As a result" (another conclusion transition), the logical conclusion one can make from these particular entities is the one I stated.

    billpalmer decided to look at only the ideas (in this case, the contrasting prices between the coin and cap), rather than how I intended to explain their meaning. He drew his own "conclusion," thinking that the cap had the same value as something of near equal physical size.

    The lesson to be learned here is to look for key transitions and ideas, not just the ideas, that explain where the writer wants to take that idea.

    (That explains what happend billpalmer when he didn't pay attention in College Writing class.)


    In effect of this post, I wanted to correct the confusion between my coin to cap comparison post, and billpalmer's post about the value of the cap, and to show from simple mistakes how confusion with literacy can be averted slightly, as well as corrected.

    Now, would you people focus on something other than a yellow Dew cap already? :p :eek: :eek:
     

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