Gary Coleman's GameCube on eBay

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  1. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

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  2. benlee macrumors 65816

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    Oh man. Words cannot express my simultaneous confusion of the world and utter fascination.

    PS. I wish I was rich so I could just buy that to buy it. Just for a laugh from my friends.
     
  3. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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    $510 for it... A quick scan of e-bay and the average price for one (with bids) is around $60, so some fool has paid around $450 for his autograph...
     
  4. madoka macrumors 6502

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    He charges about $10 for his autograph. He charged me $5 to take a picture of him with my son.

    The guy is a bitter shell of a man. I don't blame him given how his adoptive "parents" screwed him.
     
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    This makes me feel really sad, and sorry for him.
     
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    Those commercials he does for some dodgy quick cash loan company are really sad.
     

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  7. Unspeaked thread starter macrumors 68020

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    To be fair, he autographed the console itself and each of the games, so I think that's seven autographs?

    Maybe the winner was going to give them out as holiday gifts...
     
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    I only know this chap from Different Strokes. Whats he been up to since then? Sounds like he's become a bit of a villian of some sort.
     
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    I could maybe understand paying that much for a Wii, but a 'cube?
     
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    I guess Mr. Coleman is trying to get a wii then



    Bless
     
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    "I loooove you, Cash Call!"
     
  13. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    Holy (#*&!!! I suddenly stopped caring about Gary Coleman being in that ad at all!

    Did you see the "fine print" at the end of that thing?

    "The APR for a typical loan of $2,600 is 99.25% with 42 monthly payments..."

    Is that even LEGAL???

    I knew those quick-cash loans were stupid - but WTF.
     
  14. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    Banks can get away with just about anything. Luckily I think I have the only bank on the planet that has a heart.
     
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    I'm still waiting for the autographed crack pipe series from the Different Strokes stars (signed and numbered, with an certificated of authenticity.)
     
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    It's a sad sight to see Coleman peddle his crap online...he must be out of money or defaulted on his cash call loan.
     
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    Chances are that the interest rates charged are just south of the legal threshold for usury, which vary by state. Certain banks are allowed to ignore those thresholds, and pawnbrokers and the like are governed by a different set of laws. It's crap, but some people in a bind don't have much of a choice (poor credit, etc.).
     
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  20. Unspeaked thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Did it really take 20 posts for someone to quote this?!
     
  21. Djspice macrumors newbie

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    Damn!!! Did you check out the pics of him now? He looks like Ashy Larry from the Chappelle Show!!:D Well...mini Ashy Larry.
     

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