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(Canoe)   Pranksters shoot ebay bid up to $99 million for Madonna's house   ( divider line
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3278 clicks; posted to Main » on 27 Sep 2001 at 12:00 AM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-09-27 12:08:47 AM  
2001-09-27 12:24:11 AM  
Wow, that's original, like people haven't driven up the price of serious auctions TWENTY MILLION TIMES before. This makes me mad...
2001-09-27 12:39:47 AM  
Dang, they didn't say anything about what eBay is going to do to the "pranksters" when it finds them
2001-09-27 12:57:39 AM  
In the eBay terms of service it says when you bid you are entering into a legal contract. How come all that happens to these jokesters is their eBay account gets killed, and then they open up another one the next day?
2001-09-27 01:12:15 AM  
that is typical.....

lets just slap the hand of evil doers....

no wonder people are so unafraid of the criminal justice system.....
2001-09-27 01:33:38 AM  
One time, I went on eBay and bought a pair of Madonna's used panties for $57. Did you know she wore a size 42 men's Hanes brief. She must be letting herself go.
2001-09-27 01:48:05 AM  
One time, I went on eBay and sold a pair of size 42 men's Hanes briefs for $57. I wonder who ever bought those things?
2001-09-27 01:51:30 AM  
Not for nothing, Bigpeeler, but that was farking funny.
2001-09-27 03:20:58 AM  
Ok, if I remember eBay policy correctly you need a credit card registered with them before you bid over $15k (or something like that). Why not just look up the credit card number of these idiots and make them liable for the bid they placed. Sue thier farking asses off, and make sure people stop doing shiat like this. It really annoys serious buyers, and eBay is suffering for it.
2001-09-27 06:17:04 AM  
So it's only me that finds this funny then.
Oh well, there's no shame in being a pariah.
2001-09-27 06:36:27 AM  
gather round folks, its story time.

one day i was sittin around thinkin, 'man i miss THE STATE, it was the best show ever to grace the television. i wish i could watch it right now... I KNOW! IT MUST BE ON EBAY!'

and low and behold there was a buncha people sellin tapes of the state on ebay.
they were all on EP tapes but one person was sellin em on like 6 or 8 tapes all in SP. so i says to myself, 'hey SP is better than EP, i hate EP tapes!.

so i end up sendin this chick like 100 bucks (i know its too much but its the state!)

dum de dum de doo... a month later i email her.
week later i email her again.
no response. im down 100 bucks.

long story short (i know its too long already)
i get her info from ebay, call the number she listed with ebay. its not a real number.
sooo i took the address she gave me to send the money to, looked up the phone number to the address and gave it a ring. talked to her parents (it was some stupid teenager scammin people) and explained the situation.
blah blah blah they clear it up i get my money back.
meanwhile shes got at least 2 or 3 other ebay user names that shes usin to bid on her own auctions with to give her fake names good feedback so when she puts up an auction to get someone elses money theyll see her good feedback and feel confident in buying from her.

im pretty sure shes still out there doing it. bewarez the ebayerzzzz..

ps if you work anywhere where people buy things with creditcards(everywhere), you can get peoples credit card digits to start up an account with, buy things with, whatever.
2001-09-27 08:19:08 AM  
Once again Bigpeeler, you've made another dismal night here brighter, and gotten me some stares at work.
Umm, if you have any more of those briefs just lyin' around, maybe you could let me know privately?
2001-09-27 10:08:03 AM  
i miss the state too. "i wanna dip my balls in it"
good show.
2001-09-27 11:38:45 AM  
Boppsta: At least you got your money back. My fianceé once tried to get me this matte painting they used for a Star Trek episode, and they completely stiffed her. Fake address, fake phone #, even a fake CC#. She was in tears telling me about it, and eBay wasn't even willing to do anything about it. Basically her conversations with them were them saying "That's too bad. Sorry. Thank you for using eBay." Pissed me off bigtime, I wrote them a very nasty letter, and a few weeks later, we got a check from them, I guess they had found the guy, but we got less than half the price paid back, but still better than nothing, I suppose.
2001-09-27 12:45:27 PM  
yea i probably would have been screwed over but my mother is a very persistant paralegal and she hates stupid people.
2001-09-27 04:37:08 PM  
I bought tapes of The State and they came. Love that show...
2001-09-27 04:50:16 PM  
So? The 'I'll beat you up' ebay bid hit 99mil before it went down too.
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