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Postby BuddhaTB on Wed Feb 26, 2003 3:05 pm

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Re: Funny eBay Auction

Postby F1Pilot on Thu Feb 27, 2003 7:51 pm

BuddhaTB wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2914429173

Funny, but stupid.
Damn. I missed it, B. What was the auction for?
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Re: Funny eBay Auction

Postby BuddhaTB on Thu Feb 27, 2003 9:11 pm

F1Pilot wrote:Damn. I missed it, B. What was the auction for?

Auction Title: HUGE MONSTER CHEETO! VERY RARE! CHEETOS
Auction Description: Absolutely humongous Cheetos glob in a solid mass. This baby tips the scales at a whopping .60 ounces, and is a real abberation, see quarter for size comparison. Very Gross! This came from an ordinary bag of Cheetos brand snacks, and The Frito Lay company will pay big bucks for this item. The monster cheeto for sale is the one on the left. The normal one on the right, sadly, has already been eaten. Untouched by human hands (I'm afraid to touch it), this cheeto will cost $4.95 for priority mail, insured. Foreign bidders are welcome, but will pay higher shipping cost. Payment by PayPal.com only Please!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... egory=1469
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It was a real joke because the bidding price was over $4,000.
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Postby cfitz on Thu Feb 27, 2003 10:30 pm

It was $7500 when I took a look at it. :o

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Postby dhc014 on Thu Feb 27, 2003 10:36 pm

I saw it hit $99,999,999 a few days ago. I'm not even kidding. :o
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Postby cfitz on Thu Feb 27, 2003 10:43 pm

That must be one spectacular Cheeto... :o :-? :wink:

I wonder what the legalities are? This guy is offering a genuine product for sale, and if you bid on it?? It has offer, consideration and acceptance. Doesn't that make a contract?

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Postby cfitz on Fri Feb 28, 2003 11:07 am

It's back (apparently ebay shut down the first auction, calling it a joke), although this time he is offering it as a buy-it-now sale with an asking price of $550: :o :-?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... tegory=128

Stranger still, a number of people are trying to capitalize on the whole escapade by offering "Remember the Cheeto Auction" T-shirts:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... egory=1469
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... egory=1469
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... egory=1469

There is also someone trying to sell the domain name "ebaycheeto.com":

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... gory=11153

And some joker offering a picture of him looking at the original auction page:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... egory=1467

Is that Nero I hear fiddling? (no pun intended) Unbelievable. :roll: But I guess I should salute their "entrepreneurial" spirit?? :-?

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Postby BuddhaTB on Fri Feb 28, 2003 12:34 pm

cfitz, thanks for the follow up.

Pretty funny to see all these auctions relating to the big cheeto. :lol: :lol:
This is what happens when college kids have too much free time on their hands. But you can't deny their "entrepreneurial" spirit.
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Postby F1Pilot on Fri Feb 28, 2003 8:42 pm

Hahahaha! Awwwwmaaan! That's too funny! Cool shirts too! :P

Where is eBay based? Was it San Jose or something? Just curious.
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Postby BuddhaTB on Fri Feb 28, 2003 9:05 pm

F1Pilot wrote:Where is eBay based? Was it San Jose or something? Just curious.

Yup, in San Jose, the heart of silicon valley.
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