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(Yahoo)   Homemade ad for used Honda Accord drives price so high eBay cancels auction   ( yahoo.com) divider line
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2017-11-09 12:35:50 AM  
I've got a 2016 Accord V6 I'll sell you for only $99,999.

/just kidding, they discontinued the V6's for 2018, and this car is my baby
//this might be the nicest car I ever own with the current trend towards reduced engines
///4 cylinder with a charger is crap compared to a V6; half the point of a V6 is reduced noise at equivalent speed to a 4
 
2017-11-09 01:12:00 AM  
Wow, good jorb. That's like 1,000,000 boyfriend points. But, you didn't actually sell the car...SOOO we'll need to deduct some points
 
2017-11-09 01:27:20 AM  
Lanman's listing is now back up and running with a current bid of $4,300.

yeah, and i'll bet about half of that is just advertising.. pass
 
2017-11-09 01:46:19 AM  
The only problem with this is that now every douche-nozzle copycat is going to flood eBay with lame reproductions of this.
 
2017-11-09 01:48:17 AM  
Homemade ad for used Honda Accord drives price so high eBay cancels auction

No, that's not what happened.

The auction was cancelled because it was getting lots of fake bids.  All the extremely high bids were fake.
 
2017-11-09 01:49:31 AM  
Oh look, reason #1938234 for ebay to stop being a thing.
 
2017-11-09 02:01:44 AM  

2chris2: Homemade ad for used Honda Accord drives price so high eBay cancels auction

No, that's not what happened.

The auction was cancelled because it was getting lots of fake bids.  All the extremely high bids were fake.


Like $4,300?
 
2017-11-09 02:07:06 AM  
Should have put it up the second time with a Buy It Now price at $2500. That becomes a "put up or shut up" kinda thing.
 
2017-11-09 02:18:21 AM  

crispy pizza: Oh look, reason #1938234 for ebay to stop being a thing.


I miss the days of FleaBay, when it was like a big online garage sale.  Now it's mostly just an Alibaba wannabe, full of cheap Chinese knockoffs and other such crap.
 
2017-11-09 02:44:26 AM  
I worked for a friend who was a used car dealer for a bit.  My favorite listing I posted:

1986 Honda CRX looking for forward thinking owner

The transmission was perfect, except reverse didn't work.  It sold quickly.
 
2017-11-09 04:34:34 AM  

Sid_6.7: I've got a 2016 Accord V6 I'll sell you for only $99,999.

/just kidding, they discontinued the V6's for 2018, and this car is my baby
//this might be the nicest car I ever own with the current trend towards reduced engines
///4 cylinder with a charger is crap compared to a V6; half the point of a V6 is reduced noise at equivalent speed to a 4


I've got an '03 v6 6spd, it's not bad. What they did to the slave cylinder makes it a little odd to shift though, fixing that and getting a heavier clutch would make things a lot more fun. I miss the awd my last car had too.
 
2017-11-09 05:14:50 AM  
That's why so many of those auto auctions on fleabay want something like a $500 Dollar non-refundable deposit or paid in full within 24 hours of winning, that kind of junk. I'd never think of bidding on a vehicle sight unseen, but that's just me. Kind of like houses up for auction, um, no thanks.
 
2017-11-09 06:22:20 AM  
As the happy owner of a 2000 Acvord I'm getting a kick. If I made such an ad, it would include the dried husk of a junebug that's been in a hard to reach corner of the rear window for...

Well. For many years.
 
2017-11-09 07:01:19 AM  

Scanty Em: As the happy owner of a 2000 Acvord I'm getting a kick. If I made such an ad, it would include the dried husk of a junebug that's been in a hard to reach corner of the rear window for...

Well. For many years.


I have a 2003 Mitsubishi with a completely sun bleached wasp in that precarious place. 62k original miles on it. I gotta get out more.
 
2017-11-09 07:26:56 AM  
eBay hates these since it's the only time they get in the news and shows how the site is completely scammable with fake bids.
 
2017-11-09 07:37:47 AM  

crispy pizza: Oh look, reason #1938234 for ebay to stop being a thing.


Ebay is great for buying old video and board games.
 
2017-11-09 07:40:11 AM  

Ex-Texan: That's why so many of those auto auctions on fleabay want something like a $500 Dollar non-refundable deposit or paid in full within 24 hours of winning, that kind of junk. I'd never think of bidding on a vehicle sight unseen, but that's just me. Kind of like houses up for auction, um, no thanks.


I work in commercial finance, and you'd be shocked at the number of things people buy sight unseen.  I have customers that will spend 160 grand on a dump truck without even asking the dealer to send them a video of it.
 
2017-11-09 07:42:34 AM  
It's nice being the first to do this. Good job!
 
2017-11-09 08:03:26 AM  

Thong_of_Zardoz: The only problem with this is that now every douche-nozzle copycat is going to flood eBay with lame reproductions of this.


This
 
2017-11-09 08:06:20 AM  
Bonus points for not using a bikini model or some leggy chick to strut around it.  I guess.
 
2017-11-09 08:53:25 AM  
I think that's pretty funny!

Good on him for winning a small internet lottery.  I hope it gets him some more work.

//Seriously...  Luck like this doesn't happen often.  Don't waste the opportunity.
 
2017-11-09 09:11:03 AM  

iheartscotch: Wow, good jorb. That's like 1,000,000 boyfriend points. But, you didn't actually sell the car...SOOO we'll need to deduct some points


Deduct all the points because he lost the game and is now engaged to the woman.

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2017-11-09 09:17:01 AM  
Spiffy commercial. Little wonder it went viral. Should get that Max Lanman some work, to say nothing of oodlesome brownie points with the fiance.

Also, getting a kick, etc. as I have a '96 Accord too. It's our "no drama" ride. Doesn't mean I could cobble together anything like this though.
 
2017-11-09 10:29:25 AM  
Dang, I was going to snipe it last second for $150,000.01
 
2017-11-09 10:39:30 AM  

Hoopy Frood: 2chris2: Homemade ad for used Honda Accord drives price so high eBay cancels auction

No, that's not what happened.

The auction was cancelled because it was getting lots of fake bids.  All the extremely high bids were fake.

Like $4,300?


You know how I know you only read the beginning and end of the article, but clearly not the middle?
 
2017-11-09 11:21:00 AM  
Why do people have to be dicks and make fake bids? I never understood that. What's the purpose?
 
2017-11-09 12:13:44 PM  

abhorrent1: Why do people have to be dicks and make fake bids? I never understood that. What's the purpose?


It's really hard to draw penises on an eBay auction.

Or so I hear.
 
2017-11-09 12:47:40 PM  

abhorrent1: Why do people have to be dicks and make fake bids? I never understood that. What's the purpose?


A lot of them want to be part of the event.
Same reason some people try to get involved with someone who is speaking/performing on stage.
Someone else is getting attention and they want attention.
 
2017-11-09 12:55:48 PM  

Begoggle: abhorrent1: Why do people have to be dicks and make fake bids? I never understood that. What's the purpose?

A lot of them want to be part of the event.
Same reason some people try to get involved with someone who is speaking/performing on stage.
Someone else is getting attention and they want attention.


But no one else can even see who is bidding can they? any time I've looked all I can see is something like b****w.  I dunno. I'm not an ebay expert by any means. I don't think I've ever purchased from there. Just seems pointless.
 
2017-11-09 02:11:00 PM  

abhorrent1: Begoggle: abhorrent1: Why do people have to be dicks and make fake bids? I never understood that. What's the purpose?

A lot of them want to be part of the event.
Same reason some people try to get involved with someone who is speaking/performing on stage.
Someone else is getting attention and they want attention.

But no one else can even see who is bidding can they? any time I've looked all I can see is something like b****w.  I dunno. I'm not an ebay expert by any means. I don't think I've ever purchased from there. Just seems pointless.


It's psychological. It doesn't matter if anyone can actually see if they bid. Just like it doesn't matter if anyone actually knows who the hell they are when they run up on stage with a comedian. Don't look for logic, there is none.
 
2017-11-09 02:17:14 PM  
annnnnd Ebay has canceled the second listing...lol
 
2017-11-09 06:30:25 PM  
Ebay has always had this problem.

Something gets a small bit of media coverage.
People place fake bids.
The media freaks out of the high price and it gets more coverage.
People place more fake bids.
 
2017-11-09 08:47:00 PM  

Scanty Em: As the happy owner of a 2000 Acvord I'm getting a kick. If I made such an ad, it would include the dried husk of a junebug that's been in a hard to reach corner of the rear window for...

Well. For many years.


I have that same feature on my 2011 Hyundai Sonata
 
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