I bought it on eBay!

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  1. NickZac, Jan 15, 2011
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    NickZac macrumors 68000

    NickZac

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    Last time I asked a group of people this question I got some of the funniest answers ever. So what is the craziest, whackiest, most unusual, bizarre or amusing thing you have bought on eBay or had a seller ship to you even if you did not intend on that particular item?

    I got a Robofan
    [​IMG]

    And here is a Weird Al Music Video all about eBay!!!
     
  2. gkarris macrumors 604

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    A new and never used original Magnavox Laserdisc Player.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Magnavox_Laserdisc_player.jpg

    (No longer worked as the Helium Laser in those things actually didn't work when aged).

    The lady who ran the resale shop was surprised I paid the $80 buy-it-now price.

    She received it donated to the shop New In Sealed Box (OMG), opened up the box, threw away the packing/manuals, and used the box to store something else (and marked up the box with permanent marker).

    I told her had she kept it in New-In-Box, she could've gotten at least $500 for it.

    She didn't understand why people collected old electronics... she saw them as "junk".

    Wow, one man's junk is another's treasure...
     
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    A replacement iPhone cleaning cloth. Pointless, but those things work amazingly well!
     
  5. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    A single stick of 1GB Hynix laptop ram, from Hong Kong, for $3...I'm not a big eBay buyer.
     
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    To me old electronics aren't junk if they're interesting or valuable, most old tech is one or both of the two.
     

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