That was the funniest thing I've read in....
BTW the real idiot is the one who ratcheted up the price from 0.01 to
25.22 - without anyone bidding against them. I am not well versed in the
way ebay works but I imagine they made several simultaneous bids - but to
want it that bad and let it get away from you for $1.00 - thats gotta hurt.
That's right you are not well versed..LOL.. it just means that eBay
increases the bid on your behalf up to your maximum bid..so if someone else
bids your bid automatically increases each time up to your maximum bid,
looking at the bid history will show increased bids were placed at the same
time when really the time shown stays the same because it records only the
time your maximum bid was placed....clear as mud eh?
<<Yeah but would you market the cow dung as inferior to pig dung but you
should buy my cow dung anyway? LOL.. Did the seller on e-bay make you
want to buy that tool with that description?>>
I fear you have missed the point of the excercise. I think the seller's
intent was to vent and also to have a little fun at Ryobi's expense. I
think he would have been quite happy to throw the router table in the trash
(after publically trashing Ryobi) but he got a bonus: some idiot ignored
his humorous product description and actually bought the damn thing.
To e-mail, replace "bucketofspam" with "dleegordon"
And you may have missed the point of the buyer's exercise. I think he
simply enjoyed the seller's humorous efforts enough to reward him by
buying the router table (and perhaps having the seller make good on
his promise to photograph/videotape it's destruction). I think the
whole thing was just about people having fun and not worrying about
making or spending a few measly dollars.
On Wed, 31 Mar 2004 17:39:55 -0500, Eric Ryder wrote:
My Mom designed jewelery so each year we would make the pilgrimage to
Tucson Arizona for the lapidary, mineral and gem trade show. Each year
there is some new "hot thing". One year it was coprolite. Now a coprolite
is nothing more than old fossilized poop. Everywhere we looked, dealers
were selling poop. You could even buy your poop on a nice little stand to
proudly display on your fireplace mantle. One vendor even claimed his poop
was of a superior grade because you could spot the remains of some small
insects in it and offered an eye loupe so we could have a close look at
his poop. But we got our biggest laugh when we came to a vendor who was
slicing his poop with a lapidary saw and buffing it up for use as jewelry.
(Yes, he was really shining sh*t)
It looked like little walnut oysters.
Now Mom and I have made jewelry out of some pretty odd material, but the
thought of having little pieces of poop dangling from our ears just didn't
fly. In fact, we go to lengths to make sure we DON'T have any poop
And make no mistake, people were BUYING poop. It seemed that suddenly
there were "poop experts" everywhere. Examining their poop with
microscopes, weighing it on little scales normally used for gem stones and
arguing about the price.
So if you're wondering why people buy crap on ebay, maybe they just want
to hang it from their ears.
Man. I almost died of laughter....seriously. I couldn't breathe. My
stomach hurt and I'm dehydrated from all the crying I did. This
auction has to go into the Ebay hall of fame (shame?).
On Tue, 30 Mar 2004 16:52:12 -0500, "Lee Gordon"
I think he was just trying to get his money's worth by getting the
frustration off his chest publicly. He probably had enough fun bad mouthing
the product on Ebay that the thing almost paid for itself. I got a good
laugh out of it too. ;0)
I didn't bid though.
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