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Jazzem

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A rather strange ebay auction
« on: September 13, 2005, 07:56:14 pm »
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/final-fantasy-2_W0QQitemZ8218505649QQcategoryZ112762QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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Starting bid       &#A3;10,000.00


Erm, its rare, but not Metal Slug Neo Geo rare!

And I can't quite understand why he put this either...

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PLEASE DO NOT BID!!


Despite the rest of the description being a completely normal ebay bid.

Still, not as bad as the person who put an unboxed N64 up for a starting bid price of &#A3;1,000,000!

Offline Shvegait

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Re: A rather strange ebay auction
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2005, 08:05:12 pm »
Well, that is silly. Maybe they made an error in the price? I really can't see why someone would *want* to bid, though. And if someone's going to give you &#A3;10000 for a SNES cartridge, why would you not want them to? :P

AstralLemming

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Re: A rather strange ebay auction
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2005, 05:38:15 pm »
I think the the 'please do not bid' part is an attempt at reverse psychology...

Offline Isu

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Re: A rather strange ebay auction
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2005, 06:05:13 pm »
And a very poor attempt by the looks of things.

AstralLemming

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Re: A rather strange ebay auction
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2005, 04:33:16 pm »
Exactly.

Offline Timballisto

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Re: A rather strange ebay auction
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2005, 07:25:37 pm »
Hey.  The dude posted an email address for questions.  Who's up for asking him about the whole don't bid thing?

Conway

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Re: A rather strange ebay auction
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2005, 09:50:57 pm »
Done

Jazzem

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Re: A rather strange ebay auction
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2005, 10:49:11 am »
Any reply yet?

Conway

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Re: A rather strange ebay auction
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2005, 01:55:17 pm »
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hi

it was up for auction but as i had a very good offer for it i sold whch
means tht i no longer had the item so raised the starting price so no
one
wud bid

thanks pete


 That's what he said.

Jazzem

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Re: A rather strange ebay auction
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2005, 10:12:19 pm »
Quote from: Conway  link=1126641374/0#8 date=1126965317

  That's what he said.


How bizarre. Isn't there a way to cancel an auction?

Offline Timballisto

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Re: A rather strange ebay auction
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2005, 03:19:13 am »
You know I wonder if the "good offer" was anywhere near what he put in for the starting bid...

Conway

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Re: A rather strange ebay auction
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2005, 03:24:56 pm »
Quote from: Jazzem  link=1126641374/0#9 date=1126995139

How bizarre. Isn't there a way to cancel an auction?


 I asked him that and he said he's quite new to eBay so he doesn't know.