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Brain Stew
07-18-03, 12:48 PM
Click here for part one (http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=301413&perpage=25&pagenumber=1)

To recap:

Auctions for crayons, straws, a typewriter and a 900 number book were being sold on eBay by a seller with the mysterious moniker, philosophyshop.

Several otters bid on the products and had them shipped to their house. Through some investigative work, we found out the seller was using otter funds to buy butt toys.

An auction of the crayons is now being held to get back at philosophyshop.

So what exactly is the bidding up to?

EDIT: Forgot the auction link: here (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2183755860&category=158&rd=1).

twikoff
07-18-03, 01:53 PM
to make sure its just dvdtalkers that are bidding.. here is the list of bidders i have so far, and their dvdtalk names..

keep in mind.. the 3 highest bidders at the time that this auction closes.. will be splitting the paypal fees and sending the money to preacher!

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twikoff
07-18-03, 01:53 PM
heat.. if your planning to keep it updated.. Ill delete mine

Heat
07-18-03, 02:04 PM
crayoncollectorusa is gizmodvd, I'm magicalharp.

And I have the current high bid of ~ $157!

Here is one of the highlights from the previous thread. Sockmonkey received the following email from a guy named Ed Welter. He works for Nike, and is an avid hiker.

Hello,
I've been collecting crayons for years. I personally have over 1000 different boxes and have over 2000 documented. This includes a 24 box of Color Bunch. I do not understand what makes this brand and/or box so special. I looked at the letter and did a search on both the ICCS and RandyC Enterprises and found nothing on either. No other crayon collector I know has any knowledge of this organization either. Is there a way to contact them? Do you know the story behind what makes these so special? Honestly, these just look like one of the dozens of generic/contract brands made. I'd like to know more.

Thanks,
Ed

Is the fee split between the three highest bidders & Preacher (so 25% each), or just among the three highest (33.33% each)? Also, remember that the winner gets to leave, and receive, feedback!

El-Kabong
07-18-03, 02:09 PM
Originally posted by twikoff
to make sure its just dvdtalkers that are bidding.. here is the list of bidders i have so far, and their dvdtalk names...

<----- tonyc@isomedia.com

I decided to throw my lot in with you crazy guys. So has our target been made aware of this auction, yet?

twikoff
07-18-03, 02:18 PM
Originally posted by Heat

Is the fee split between the three highest bidders & Preacher (so 25% each), or just among the three highest (33.33% each)? Also, remember that the winner gets to leave, and receive, feedback!

preacher has already paid $20 for these crayons once

so I figure 1/3 each from the top 3 bidders is more fair.
preacher isnt responsible for how high people want to bid up.. while the final 3 bidders obviously are.

Gil Jawetz
07-18-03, 02:23 PM
I'm in.

neiname
07-18-03, 02:26 PM
My ebay handle is Newyorkrarebooks (126)

twikoff
07-18-03, 02:31 PM
I dont see you on the bid list for this auction :hscratch:

or are you just saying you want to be on my list anyways?
thats cool.. Im adding you now

should be all updated now

neiname
07-18-03, 02:35 PM
I was on the list for the typewriter and will be on this list

twikoff
07-18-03, 02:36 PM
ah yea, thats right :up:
not that Im opposed to the idea of creating a overall dvdtalk/ebay user list.. but just wanted to know if thats what I had started ;)

jdpatri
07-18-03, 02:38 PM
I added my $2 increment but I was not the high bidder.

Damn you buskerdog and your deep pockets. :lol:

Gil Jawetz
07-18-03, 02:40 PM
It's that phat DVD reviewer paycheck. What can I say, I want those damn_crayons. It's the least I can do to pay everyone back for all the joy reading the original thread brought me.

Cool Kitten
07-18-03, 02:41 PM
OMG guys, you're hilarious rotfl

jdpatri
07-18-03, 02:47 PM
Oh yeah.... you should be able to figure out which user ID is mine.

I'm so cryptic.

Canis Firebrand
07-18-03, 02:53 PM
:lol:

Awesome thread.

Of course, you all know, you've opened yourselves up to scrutiny of what you buy and sell on eBay.. ;)

twikoff
07-18-03, 02:55 PM
Originally posted by Vryce

Of course, you all know, you've opened yourselves up to scrutiny of what you buy and sell on eBay.. ;)

which is why this thread could live forever :D

Gil Jawetz
07-18-03, 02:56 PM
I'll save you the trouble:
http://users.erols.com/busker/ebay2/bonjovi_comic.jpg

And I got $8.99 for it too (and they paid shipping)

Canis Firebrand
07-18-03, 02:58 PM
I'm trying to find the otters with *private* feedback because you know what that means.. ;)

pr0n

jdpatri
07-18-03, 02:59 PM
buskerdog wins.

Gil Jawetz
07-18-03, 03:00 PM
Originally posted by jdpatri
buskerdog wins.

Sweet!

Canis Firebrand
07-18-03, 03:00 PM
Anime-style Jon Bon Jovi is kind of ugly, and looks a little like an 80's metal chick.

jdpatri
07-18-03, 03:01 PM
One question: Why does Bon Jovi look like the Shaggy Dog with a combover in that artwork?

RoQuEr
07-18-03, 03:01 PM
wow. Preacher is going to have a huge list of otter email addresses at the end of this.

I'm dorkpizzle BTW.

Gil Jawetz
07-18-03, 03:02 PM
Originally posted by jdpatri
One question: Why does Bon Jovi look like the Shaggy Dog with a combover in that artwork?

Cross-breeding.

jonw9
07-18-03, 03:02 PM
I can throw in a bid before the weekend, but I don't want to go too high. Is Buskerdog have a proxy bid in?

BTW, my clever Ebay ID is...jon-w9

Gil Jawetz
07-18-03, 03:03 PM
Originally posted by jon-w9
Is Buskerdog have a proxy bid in?

I is bidding a fair price. Match it, sucka.

jdpatri
07-18-03, 03:06 PM
Originally posted by buskerdog
Cross-breeding.

Were you present to witness said festivities?

Gil Jawetz
07-18-03, 03:08 PM
Originally posted by jdpatri
Were you present to witness said festivities?

I happened to be tailgaiting in the parking lot of the Sayreville Pathmark that day, so, yes.

Gil Jawetz
07-18-03, 03:13 PM
D'oh! I've been outbid!

jdpatri
07-18-03, 03:14 PM
Originally posted by buskerdog
I happened to be tailgaiting in the parking lot of the Sayreville Pathmark that day, so, yes.

:hump:

:up:

Gil Jawetz
07-18-03, 03:15 PM
You Have Been Outbid

Dear buskerdog,
You are no longer the high bidder on the following eBay item:

USA Colorbunch Das Boot ICCS Edition Crayons - Item #2183755860

Current price: $177.50

Your maximum bid: $175.00

End date: Jul-20-03 19:09:48 PDT

<b>Don't let this get away! </b>


Truer words were never written.

neiname
07-18-03, 03:17 PM
How much time do you give till someone copies the auction and starts marketing ICCS Edition Crayons?

Ayn Rand
07-18-03, 03:24 PM
Note forwarded from Preacher:

He's been in the hospital since the weekend. Getting better, be back Monday (hopefully). Let the boy's play.

twikoff
07-18-03, 03:36 PM
get well soon preacher :up:
i hope you have a strong heart.. because its going to get quite a jolt when you receive your ebay fee bill ;)

Cool Kitten
07-18-03, 03:40 PM
damn, buskerdog, up that proxy bid of yours!

Gil Jawetz
07-18-03, 03:41 PM
Originally posted by Cool Kitten
damn, buskerdog, up that proxy bid of yours!

I'm trying to decide how badly I want it. $185 buys a lot of Bon Jovi comic books...

boston george
07-18-03, 03:47 PM
Twikoff, if you're wanting to update your list Mbrill37 is me.


and I plan on winning;)

Cool Kitten
07-18-03, 03:51 PM
Originally posted by boston george
and I plan on winning;) you guys are scary :eek:

Gil Jawetz
07-18-03, 04:20 PM
<b>Back in da game, baybeeeee!!!!!</b>

Bushdog
07-18-03, 04:34 PM
I'm the top handle on the ebay list, twikky.

twikoff
07-18-03, 05:43 PM
the ebay/dvdtalk user list should be updated
only missing a few now

stp115
07-18-03, 05:48 PM
stp115 is me. damn_you Rammar! I hate you and your palindrome name! [/shaking fists] :p

immortal_zeus
07-18-03, 05:55 PM
I'm twikoff.

http://www.ameritech.net/users/dvdtalk/rome.gif

twikoff
07-18-03, 06:01 PM
Originally posted by immortal_zeus
I'm twikoff.

http://www.ameritech.net/users/dvdtalk/rome.gif

you wish!

twikoff
07-18-03, 06:04 PM
btw.. these are the people that have bid, but havent matched up

cletusvandamme( 8 )
delishs( 9 )
docblue76( 21)
familypetdog( 67)
forgetfulguy24( 16)
krodami( 25)
paperboyditty( 44)
pudman13( 568)
rrl98( 124)
shutterbug22( 652)
silentsun( 5 )

immortal_zeus
07-18-03, 06:04 PM
I'm hotasianmodel.

http://www.ameritech.net/users/dvdtalk/rome.gif

nazz
07-18-03, 06:21 PM
High Bidder! :D :thumbsup: ...................... :eek:

LurkerDan
07-18-03, 06:35 PM
Originally posted by Ayn Rand
Note forwarded from Preacher:

He's been in the hospital since the weekend. Getting better, be back Monday (hopefully). Let the boy's play. Ayn Rand? Aren't you dead?

stevevt
07-18-03, 06:53 PM
Originally posted by LurkerDan
Ayn Rand? Aren't you dead?

:shrug:

DGibFen
07-18-03, 07:15 PM
If these two guys mated:
http://i.imdb.com/Photos/Ss/0267913/SDC-8869C.jpg

They would produce this:
http://users.erols.com/busker/ebay2/bonjovi_comic.jpg

LurkerDan
07-18-03, 07:47 PM
Originally posted by stevevt
:shrug: http://www.aynrand.org/aynrand/biography.shtml 1905-1982

RaMMaR
07-18-03, 08:46 PM
Originally posted by stp115
stp115 is me. damn_you Rammar! I hate you and your palindrome name! [/shaking fists] :p
:whofart::confused::hscratch:
-ohbfrank-:crap:Heh... -ptth- :wave:

Gunshy
07-18-03, 09:03 PM
:lol: <- ICCS crayons!

Curious, is anyone other than you others bidding? I'd love to know if other crayon afficianados are getting sucked into the auction riot void! :)

-Gunshy

strife
07-18-03, 09:04 PM
<----- rrl98

Ayn Rand
07-18-03, 09:55 PM
Originally posted by LurkerDan
Ayn Rand? Aren't you dead?

The rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

strife
07-18-03, 11:36 PM
Wow 192.50!!!

This better not be false advertising ;)

bothanspy
07-19-03, 01:53 AM
Wow, walk away from a thread for a couple of days and I have to catch up.

I bid under silentsun

SPY

schizopak
07-19-03, 02:07 AM
Back on top baby! Those crayons are mine! :D

stp115
07-19-03, 02:09 AM
C'mon Rammar-if you're going to knock me out of the bidding, the least you can do is take the whole prize! :D

RaMMaR
07-19-03, 03:41 AM
Originally posted by stp115
C'mon Rammar-if you're going to knock me out of the bidding, the least you can do is take the whole prize! :D
Dude...! You are taking this thing way too seriously! Besides, you only bid once -ohbfrank-. C'mon, man, step up!! :D
Quoting my own sig...:
"... a nickel is better than nothing, but 5 cents can't buy DICK!" - Rap Replinger

DGibFen
07-19-03, 11:19 AM
Wow, it's gotten 1030 hits by now!!!! :eek:

SlangNRocks
07-19-03, 11:36 AM
I am paperboyditty on ebay

strife
07-19-03, 12:12 PM
man people need to learn to proxy.

The Crayons are mine baby!!

Mr Maxwell House
07-19-03, 12:34 PM
-eek- this is getting frightening

look4sheep
07-19-03, 12:35 PM
yumm, crayons are mine again for the moment, burnt sienna...

Skank
07-19-03, 01:28 PM
I thought Type 'G' crayons WERE toxic, and that's what made them rare?! Damn ICCS propaganda machine at work again...

Only 1 day, 8 hours left...

Three Day Delay
07-19-03, 01:42 PM
Actually, finster101 is me :D

twikoff
07-19-03, 04:49 PM
whoops

Ill update shortly

stp115
07-19-03, 05:59 PM
Originally posted by RaMMaR

Dude...! You are taking this thing way too seriously! Besides, you only bid once -ohbfrank-. C'mon, man, step up!! :D
Quoting my own sig...:
"... a nickel is better than nothing, but 5 cents can't buy DICK!" - Rap Replinger

Actually, I was kidding-hence the :D I decided just after posting that any additional contribution was going to be more in the nature of encouraging others than expending effort on two websites. It's all fun and games till someone wins a box of potentially anally sharpened crayons. Does burnt sienna seem to have a less pointy tip. :D

RaMMaR
07-19-03, 07:23 PM
Originally posted by stp115
Actually, I was kidding.... Does burnt sienna seem to have a less pointy tip. :D
No worries, i knewed it :hump: Besides, there seems to be a bidding war (for the moment) brewing between talbain_jon@hotmail.com (look4sheep) & rrl98 (?). Who knows what these crayons might fetch tommorrow when the sniping begins? $250... $300? The mind boggles at the thought. :brickwl: i'll be glued to my screen.
As for the crayons themselves, if the winner actually wants them :yack:, a soaking in Pine-sol & a goodly amount of Lysol would be prudent. Don'cha think? :D

Ayn Rand
07-19-03, 07:59 PM
I have it on good authority that the winner will be awarded the crayons (if he/she wants them, of course). Melt them down and make a funky coloured candle.

stp115
07-19-03, 10:49 PM
Originally posted by Ayn Rand
I have it on good authority that the winner will be awarded the crayons (if he/she wants them, of course). Melt them down and make a funky smelling candle.


There. Fixed.

strife
07-19-03, 11:17 PM
Why's everyone backing out?

strife
07-20-03, 02:30 AM
Originally posted by Brain Stew
here (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2183755860&category=158&rd=1).

bump to add link

strife
07-20-03, 02:32 AM
back on top :)

Come on only 6 more bids and we push it to 100

criptik28
07-20-03, 08:32 AM
Originally posted by jdpatri
I'm so cryptic.

Uh...no you're not. ;)

BTW...I don't get this thread. Why are we paying so much for crayons again? :confused:

strife
07-20-03, 12:15 PM
Originally posted by criptik28
Uh...no you're not. ;)

BTW...I don't get this thread. Why are we paying so much for crayons again? :confused:

cause they are the ultra rare Das boot version ;)

nazz
07-20-03, 01:56 PM
So do we know if butt boy is even aware of all of this bidding?

Is there any way to assure that he sees the battle at the end?

goofee girl
07-20-03, 03:16 PM
So this auction is up to $235.71... who here really wants to pay 1/3 of the cost? :eek: Since I don't want to try and figure it out, can someone tell me if any of the bidders aren't otters?

RaMMaR
07-20-03, 03:23 PM
Originally posted by goofee girl
So this auction is up to $235.71... who here really wants to pay 1/3 of the cost? :eek: Since I don't want to try and figure it out, can someone tell me if any of the bidders aren't otters?
-eek- i was under the impression that it'd be 1/3 of the eBay insertion/end of auction fee....

D.Pham4GLTE (>60GB)
07-20-03, 03:59 PM
Originally posted by RaMMaR

-eek- i was under the impression that it'd be 1/3 of the eBay insertion/end of auction fee....

w0w...talk about El Cheapo :p

RaMMaR
07-20-03, 04:08 PM
Originally posted by D.Pham00
w0w...talk about El Cheapo :p
:whofart: You mean it's not?!? Man, am i glad i stopped bidding... :o $200+ for a box of 80 crayons is radiculously high, esp. since the auction doesn't specify whether or not the box has the crayon sharpener in the back... ;)

RoQuEr
07-20-03, 06:18 PM
Who finds preachers location confusing?

London, Ontario, United States?!?

twikoff
07-20-03, 06:54 PM
yes.. its 1/3 of the ebay fees
the ebay fees are probably under $10 total right now
so 1/3 of that is still pretty reasonable ;)

some current stats:
97 bids
$235.71
3 hours 14 minutes remaining

Ill figure out the fees in a minute

Groucho
07-20-03, 06:58 PM
Not long remaining...we should try to bump it up to at least 100 bids.

twikoff
07-20-03, 07:01 PM
insertion fee
$0.01 - $9.99 = $0.30
Buy It Now = $0.05
$0 - $25 5.25% of the closing value
$25 - $1,000 5.25% of the initial $25 ($1.31),
plus 2.75% of the remaining closing value balance ($25.01 to $1,000)

235.71 = 1.31 + 5.79 = $7.10 total fees

so $7.10 + .35 = 7.45 / 3 = $2.48 each for the high bidders


this is if my math is correct and I didnt miss anything?
http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/fees.html

twikoff
07-20-03, 07:06 PM
of course.. the top 3 bidders at the end will split the ebay fees (currently about 2.50 each).. but only the top bidder will have get the great feedback left under their name, and have this auction forever tied to their ebay account..
so maybe we will see a minor bidding war at the end, for whoever thinks its worth a few more nickels to be in the top spot and get the feedback :D

Icculus
07-20-03, 08:21 PM
Wow, I can't believe I've had almost an entire day as the high bidder :D.

solipsta
07-20-03, 08:24 PM
Woohoo, high bidder! This is great stuff.....

Ayn Rand
07-20-03, 08:24 PM
E-mail forwarded from Preacher:

Question from: magicalharp
Title of item: USA Colorbunch Das Boot ICCS Edition Crayons

Maybe I'm reading between the lines too much, but this auction does include a tape of midget porn, right?
--------------------

twikoff
07-20-03, 08:29 PM
wasnt that just implied? :hscratch:

twikoff
07-20-03, 08:30 PM
99 bids currently ;)

Three Day Delay
07-20-03, 08:53 PM
Whoever wins, make sure to leave in the seller feedback that it was shipped in a secured, padded crate or something in case your curious Nike guy is still curious after the sale.

QuAcKeR
07-20-03, 08:55 PM
I gots #100 (owen3)

RaMMaR
07-20-03, 09:19 PM
Less than an hour remaining!
So without further ado... ladies & gentleman, boys & girls, LET'S GET READY TO SNIIIIIIIIIPE!

strife
07-20-03, 09:51 PM
It's down to the wire! Lets see some bids under 20 minutes!

strife
07-20-03, 09:53 PM
Originally posted by Three Day Delay
Whoever wins, make sure to leave in the seller feedback that it was shipped in a secured, padded crate or something in case your curious Nike guy is still curious after the sale.

but make sure to wait a couple days before giving feedback.

twikoff
07-20-03, 09:57 PM
Current bid: US $261.00

Time left: 11 mins 34 secs
7-day listing
Ends Jul-20-03 19:09:48 PDT
History: 104 bids (US $0.01 starting bid)
High bidder: nazz( 107)

strife
07-20-03, 10:00 PM
Come everyone were talking 3 dollars. For a little bit of fun!

RaMMaR
07-20-03, 10:04 PM
Damn_! rrl98 really wants these crayons!
5 minutes left!

strife
07-20-03, 10:04 PM
under 5 mins and I got the lead :)

strife
07-20-03, 10:07 PM
2 minute warning!

strife
07-20-03, 10:08 PM
under a minute

schizopak
07-20-03, 10:09 PM
and its over.

RaMMaR
07-20-03, 10:09 PM
strife wins the first annual (hopefully) mad Otter Auction!!!!

twikoff
07-20-03, 10:10 PM
i hope he read the fine print.

the winner not only has to pay 1/3 of the ebay fees.. but the winner must also send the total cost that the auction ended to me. :up:

strife
07-20-03, 10:11 PM
Winning bid: US $266.00
Ended: Jul-20-03 19:09:48 PDT
History: 105 bids (US $0.01 starting bid)
Winning bidder: rrl98( 124)

:cool:

:wave:

nazz
07-20-03, 10:12 PM
So where were all of the snipers?

twikoff
07-20-03, 10:12 PM
Final Bid
Winning bid: US $266.00
Ended: Jul-20-03 19:09:48 PDT
History: 105 bids (US $0.01 starting bid)
Winning bidder: rrl98( 124)


Top 3 Bidders
rrl98( 124) $266.00 Jul-20-03 19:01:21 PDT
nazz( 107) $262.00 Jul-20-03 18:53:47 PDT
jgshockley@earthlink.net( 176) $251.00 Jul-20-03 18:04:39 PDT


i know strife and nazz.. who is jgshockley?

strife
07-20-03, 10:12 PM
the top 3 are

rrl98( 124)
nazz( 107)
jgshockley@earthlink.net( 176)

strife
07-20-03, 10:13 PM
damn you twikoff beat me too it

RaMMaR
07-20-03, 10:13 PM
Originally posted by nazz
So where were all of the snipers? i thought you were gonna do it!

stevevt
07-20-03, 10:14 PM
Originally posted by strife
the top 3 are

rrl98( 124)
nazz( 107)
jgshockley@earthlink.net( 176)

Actually, I think you are 2 out of the top 3. -wink-

strife
07-20-03, 10:15 PM
Originally posted by nazz
So where were all of the snipers?

That's what I was wondering. Even died out the last couple of days.

twikoff
07-20-03, 10:15 PM
Originally posted by stevevt
Actually, I think you are 2 out of the top 3. -wink-

:lol::up:
good point ;)

strife
07-20-03, 10:15 PM
Originally posted by stevevt
Actually, I think you are 2 out of the top 3. -wink-

True. I did top 3 deduped.

strife
07-20-03, 10:21 PM
OK I call the power of the otter to help me with the feedback. Let's here some suggestions.

phraseturner
07-20-03, 11:16 PM
"As pointy as advertised...and they smell great, too!"

"Not only is the brown "brown", they all are kinda "brown-ish"."

"Thanks! My kinky senior prom plans are now complete!"

"Delivered by Wells Fargo armored truck safely. Thanks!"

"Sleep-overs @ The Ranch will be fun again. --M. Jackson"

"They were delicious. --A. N. Smith"

ProjectMayhem
07-20-03, 11:41 PM
Damn, I meant to snipe this auction out. Guess I;m not one of the best since I forgot about it. :cool:

Can't wait to see how this plays out though!

Three Day Delay
07-20-03, 11:43 PM
Completes my collection, I can kill myself with peace. Shipping A+++

Mr Maxwell House
07-21-03, 12:37 AM
Seller delivered item in person with armed guards. Allowed full inspection of each crayon upon arrival. All but 2 crayons still pointy. B+

nazz
07-21-03, 12:49 AM
Amazingly little wrapper wiggle. Included shipment in collectible tin. A++++

Heat
07-21-03, 01:02 AM
Weird, if you do a search for 'colorbunch' or 'das boot' (on completed auctions), this auction doesn't come up.

The direct link works, but I can't find it by doing a search on ebay.

cultshock
07-21-03, 02:11 AM
Crap, I was out of town today and forgot the auction was ending tonight. :( Actually, I'm surprised, I thought this was gonna go over a grand easily. Anyway, congrats Strife and may your crayon tips always be pointy. :)

immortal_zeus
07-21-03, 02:44 AM
So did you guys send all that crap back to the typewriter/clown straw/anal probe guy?

http://www.ameritech.net/users/dvdtalk/rome.gif

immortal_zeus
07-21-03, 02:51 AM
"Crayons in excellent cond. 2 browns, though. White missing. 1 brown smells funny."

"Thanks for the COA signed by THE Randy Chase. That alone was worth the price of the crayons!"

"A steal at this price. I sent the seller an extra $50 in good conscience."

"THE HOLY GRAIL OF CRAYONS!!! NOW I SHALL RULE THE WORLD!!!"

"Seller generously included 3 homemade midget porn videos. Would do biz again."

http://www.ameritech.net/users/dvdtalk/rome.gif

Heat
07-21-03, 11:37 AM
BEST PORN SELLER ON EBAY!!! I BE STROKIN!

BEST MIDGET PORN I'VE SEEN! A+++++

Finally have these crayons! Thanks! Great seller!

einTier
07-21-03, 12:56 PM
Originally posted by immortal_zeus
So did you guys send all that crap back to the typewriter/clown straw/anal probe guy?

http://www.ameritech.net/users/dvdtalk/rome.gif
Not yet. I have the typewriter, free of charge no less, just a 'let conscience be your guide'. I also have the straws, which I will ship back along with anything else anyone wants to send as "payment for typewriter and shipping."

Heat
07-21-03, 01:04 PM
So you guys won his auctions, paid for the items, and are now sending the stuff back to him?

jdpatri
07-21-03, 01:55 PM
Originally posted by Heat
So you guys won his auctions, paid for the items, and are now sending the stuff back to him?

You don't do this with all your auctions?

:hscratch:

twikoff
07-21-03, 02:31 PM
Originally posted by Heat
So you guys won his auctions, paid for the items, and are now sending the stuff back to him?

well sure.. if you say it like that.. it just seems silly ;)



Im anxiously waiting the reply he sends when he gets all this stuff back in the mail..

everything was bought by different people.. and are being sent back by someone else as payment for what his conscience thinks is fair.
and I sure hope he was watching that auction and saw how high it went..
maybe preacher needs to send another link to the auction to him.. thanking him again for letting him use the pictures :D

PixyJunket
07-21-03, 02:31 PM
Originally posted by phraseturner
"Delivered by Wells Fargo armored truck safely. Thanks!"This one is the best suggestion so far, that way it'll keep people confused. :D

twikoff
07-21-03, 02:33 PM
Originally posted by pixyboi
This one is the best suggestion so far, that way it'll keep people confused. :D


Shipping and handling: US $6.00 (within United States)
Buyer pays for all shipping costs


yea.. that would definitly confuse some people!

Buford T Pusser
07-21-03, 02:39 PM
I just sent the original seller this:

I thought $18 was high, but did you see these crayons that just sold for $266? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2183755860&category=158&rd=1

Are these the same ones you had or different? What is the deal with the price? Do you have any more that you'd like to sell?

We'll see if he answers.

twikoff
07-21-03, 02:41 PM
Items for Sale by philosophyshop( 183)

This seller is not currently offering any items for sale.



:(
I guess he made enough money to buy his toys.. and now he isnt selling anything else

Buford T Pusser
07-21-03, 02:48 PM
Originally posted by twikoff
:(
I guess he made enough money to buy his toys.. and now he isnt selling anything else

nope but he did buy some vids of the BBC show "Butterflies". I've never heard of it.

From the auction description:

Carla Lane's piquant brand of whimsical comedy peaked in 1978 with the BBC sitcom Butterflies. Wendy Craig as Ria Parkinson, the wife and mother who can never quite put her finger on what's missing from her mundane life, is outstanding.

I bet he has an idea of what to put his finger on.
-eek-

AlienZZZ
07-21-03, 05:57 PM
:D :D :D :D

Damn, never ever read anything as funny as this, 25 pages and counting.

This is some Classic stuff people, lurking for over 3 years now but this was the reason to sign on, Brilliant !!!

schizopak
07-21-03, 06:07 PM
Originally posted by AlienZZZ
:D :D :D :D

Damn, never ever read anything as funny as this, 25 pages and counting.

This is some Classic stuff people, lurking for over 3 years now but this was the reason to sign on, Brilliant !!!

hmmm and all it took were anal instrusive instruments and $266 crayons to make you finally join and post. welcome all the same. :D

twikoff
07-21-03, 06:20 PM
ok guys.. while we wait for the next plot twist
who is in charge of going through all the auctions of all the dvdtalker's that bid on this.. so we can make fun of their auctions purchases, and feedback?
didnt venusian volunteer?

strife
07-21-03, 08:36 PM
Originally posted by phraseturner
"As pointy as advertised...and they smell great, too!"


"Delivered by Wells Fargo armored truck safely. Thanks!"



think gonna use these together

cultshock
07-21-03, 09:22 PM
Originally posted by twikoff
ok guys.. while we wait for the next plot twist
who is in charge of going through all the auctions of all the dvdtalker's that bid on this.. so we can make fun of their auctions purchases, and feedback?
didnt venusian volunteer?

Any "private" auctions I was involved in weren't for pr0n, it's just that, um, er, the seller was shy. No wait, he was a secret agent, yeah thats it. National security was at stake and stuff. :D

strife
07-22-03, 12:21 AM
Originally posted by cultshock
Any "private" auctions I was involved in weren't for pr0n, it's just that, um, er, the seller was shy. No wait, he was a secret agent, yeah thats it. National security was at stake and stuff. :D

Sure Sure sure ;)

nazz
07-22-03, 01:10 AM
Okay...can somebody tell me how much I need to PayPal to Preacher for the crayons I don't get that he doesn't get to keep?:hscratch:

phraseturner
07-22-03, 01:15 AM
Originally posted by strife
think gonna use these together


i'm glad to be of service.

all in a day's work...

twikoff
07-22-03, 06:48 PM
Dear twikoff,
Unfortunately, your bid did not win the following item from atlas153:

USA Colorbunch Das Boot ICCS Edition Crayons - Item #2183755860
Final price:
$266.00 Your maximum bid:
$137.00 End date:
Jul-20-03 19:09 PDT


Here are some other items on eBay you might be interested in:



Similar items found on

Item Name Price Bids End Date
Retired Crayola Crayons!!! Limited Edition!! $1.00 0 Jul-25-03 07:37 PDT
DAS SCHWARZE AUGE 3.Edition (BASISBOX) EUR 2.50 0 Jul-23-03 23:23 PDT
USA FLAG / GM PARTS SPECIAL EDITION HAT WOW!! $6.00
$8.00 0
Jul-25-03 20:43 PDT
Knives M-Tech USA Designed MT019 Boot neck $9.95 0 Jul-26-03 16:49 PDT
U-Boot 050 - Durch den Atlantik zur USA Küste EUR 1.00 1 Jul-22-03 08:07 PDT
U-98 Das Boot 40cm Großes Modell für Sammler! EUR 1.00 1 Jul-23-03 14:07 PDT
USA COMMEMORATIVE BELT BUCKLE LIMITED EDITION $4.99 0 Jul-27-03 13:06 PDT
STEIFF USA EDITION MBI SUMMER BEAR GBP 40.00 0 Jul-27-03 11:56 PDT


i could have gotten limited edition retired crayons for $1!!!!!
makes the 266 for these seem like preacher was trying to rip us off!

Preacher
07-22-03, 06:56 PM
- Out of the hospital since this afternoon. Will post up about it tomorrow. Feeling alot better. $266.00 for crayons. rotfl

- Congratulations strife your feedback is on the way down. So do you want the crayons? :thumbsup:

- It took awhile to catch up and read all the posts. Looking forward to the next volley. RandyC's choice for the new auction?

- it was a great funny ride to come back to and read.

twikoff
07-22-03, 07:06 PM
i thought the crayons were going to entier.. then to analboy?

Buford T Pusser
07-22-03, 07:13 PM
were there any oddballs that asked questions about the crayons?

strife
07-22-03, 07:21 PM
Originally posted by Preacher
- Out of the hospital since this afternoon. Will post up about it tomorrow. Feeling alot better. $266.00 for crayons. rotfl

- Congratulations strife your feedback is on the way down. So do you want the crayons? :thumbsup:

- It took awhile to catch up and read all the posts. Looking forward to the next volley. RandyC's choice for the new auction?

- it was a great funny ride to come back to and read.

Naa be too hard to explain to my family. Feel free to send them back to the original owner. I hear he needs to makeup for the typewriter he sent out. ;)

Preacher
07-22-03, 08:01 PM
strife : love the newly earned sig.
RandyC : that poem had me laughing :lol:
twikoff : just need someplace to send them. Hmmm.

cultshock
07-22-03, 08:03 PM
Originally posted by Buford T Pusser
were there any oddballs that asked questions about the crayons?

You mean other than all the oddballs that bid on them? :D

bothanspy
07-22-03, 10:51 PM
No reply from philosophyshop? He must already know.


-The Ever-Pessimist

Buford T Pusser
07-23-03, 12:17 AM
Originally posted by cultshock
You mean other than all the oddballs that bid on them? :D

yep. with the high price I thought maybe some people would email thinking it was real and ask strange questions.

ProjectMayhem
07-23-03, 01:03 AM
Originally posted by immortal_zeus


"A steal at this price. I sent the seller an extra $50 in good conscience."


I like this one the best. :up:

Thanks a lot for all the great laughs everyone. I haven't laughed this much in years!

MonkeyG
07-23-03, 01:56 AM
Can't believe I missed both threads, you guys had me in tears, especially in the first thread when philosophyshop's other purchases came to light. Classic. :D

RandyC
07-23-03, 02:16 AM
I wonder if there are more chapters here, waiting to be written. Glad you got them Strife. The auction ended while I was out of town.

TonyLomak
07-23-03, 08:13 AM
This auction made it to i love bacon (http://www.ilovebacon.com/072103/l.shtml)

Preacher
07-23-03, 08:28 AM
Originally posted by TonyLomak
This auction made it to i love bacon (http://www.ilovebacon.com/072103/l.shtml)

Mmmmm bacon. There are people watching. :lol:

briank
07-23-03, 09:04 AM
Originally posted by TonyLomak
This auction made it to i love bacon (http://www.ilovebacon.com/072103/l.shtml)

.....................and if they only knew even 1/2 the story leading up to it!!!!!!

Looking @ an auction for $266 crayons is crazy in itself, however KNOWING THE WHOLE STORY, WOW!?

twikoff
07-23-03, 09:36 AM
Originally posted by TonyLomak
This auction made it to i love bacon (http://www.ilovebacon.com/072103/l.shtml)

:lol: rotfl :lol:

we rock!!!

twikoff
07-23-03, 09:37 AM
Originally posted by who me?
Can't believe I missed both threads, you guys had me in tears, especially in the first thread when philosophyshop's other purchases came to light. Classic. :D

this is how you know its a good thread..

people actually come along new.. and read all 30 or 40 pages of these two threads! :D

MonkeyG
07-23-03, 09:57 AM
Originally posted by twikoff
this is how you know its a good thread..

people actually come along new.. and read all 30 or 40 pages of these two threads! :D

Forget Harry Potter, these threads should be printed and sold (on ebay?). I finished up the first thread, then headed out to meet up with some people for dinner. Couldn't get my mind off of the thread, kept wondering what the final bid was. Headed straight for the laptop once I got home. :D

Heat
07-23-03, 09:59 AM
Originally posted by TonyLomak
This auction made it to i love bacon (http://www.ilovebacon.com/072103/l.shtml) What do they say about it? (Can't see the site, filtered for *ahem* adult content).

Groucho
07-23-03, 10:02 AM
Originally posted by Heat
What do they say about it? (Can't see the site, filtered for *ahem* adult content). I was going to ask for the same thing. If possible, quote the whole article/blurb/whatever.

TonyLomak
07-23-03, 10:03 AM
Originally posted by Heat
What do they say about it? (Can't see the site, filtered for *ahem* adult content).
It doesn't say much. They just have a link in the mailbag section under a note "crazy crayon auction"

twikoff
07-23-03, 10:05 AM
they dont have a writeup on it.. they just have a link to it on their front page with their mail bag.. listed as crazy crayon auction.

Gil Jawetz
07-23-03, 10:21 AM
Originally posted by twikoff
who is in charge of going through all the auctions of all the dvdtalker's that bid on this.. so we can make fun of their auctions purchases, and feedback?

Once again I offer up some glory from my eBay past. This one didn't reach my reserve, sadly, and I ended up making it a gift to a big Spinal Tap fan (I know, it's touching)



<p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="5" color="#CC0000"><b><FONT SIZE="6">SPINAL TAP DRUMSTICK!</FONT><BR> EXTREMELY RARE ACTUAL STICK USED IN TAP NYC SHOW!!!</b></font></p>
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<font size="3">See below for description...</font></b></font><br><FONT FACE="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" SIZE="3"><IMG SRC="http://www.erols.com/busker/ebay2/spinaltap_drumstickfull.jpg" WIDTH="554" HEIGHT="71" BORDER="2" VSPACE="3" HSPACE="15"></FONT></p><img src="http://www.erols.com/busker/ebay2/spinaltap_drumstickdetail.jpg" width="640" height="113" border="2" vspace="3" hspace="15">
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<p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="3">This is a <B>RARE SPINAL TAP DRUMSTICK</B> from the legendary band's 1992<b> BREAK LIKE THE WIND</b> tour! Spinal Tap, famous for the film <b>THIS IS SPINAL TAP</b> and for being the world's loudest band are an amazing band. A noted Spinal Tap expert told me that the drummer spontaneously combusted moments after throwing this drumstick into the audience, but I couldn't confirm that.</font></p>
<p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="3">This is an actual stick used in their New York City show at the Beacon Theater on June 23, 1992. It has the <b>Spinal Tap logo</b> printed on it! The stick is beat to hell from the awesome drumming and looks great, like a drum stick used at a killer show should look! You won't find many of these out there! I couldn't find any record of any being sold on the internet.</font></p>
<p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="3">For a sense of how valuable this drumstick is, listen to Spinal Tap's own<b> David St. Hubbins</b>, when he was talking about the launch of their web-site tapster:</font></p><p><font face="Courier New, Courier, mono" size="3">&quot;Tapster.com was a marvelous success,&quot; said Tap singer David St. Hubbins. &quot;We increased our traffic by more than 8,086,500 percent in the first twenty four hours of the site's launch. If you apply that formula to the Auctions, well, <font color="#FF0000"><b>a Tap drumstick that would normally go for approximately $20.00 will likely fetch somewhere in the neighborhood of $160,000,000,000.</b></font>&quot;</font></p>

Gil Jawetz
07-23-03, 10:26 AM
Let me just reiterate that this is one of the finest sets of threads in the years I've been here. Almost as brilliant as the four TopBunk threads and I have a feeling it's not done yet.

Venusian
07-23-03, 10:59 AM
Originally posted by twikoff
ok guys.. while we wait for the next plot twist
who is in charge of going through all the auctions of all the dvdtalker's that bid on this.. so we can make fun of their auctions purchases, and feedback?
didnt venusian volunteer? didn't you read my other thread? i have a real job now, i have no time for this nonsense...well, no time to gather the incriminating info, but enough time to read and laugh. so someone go gather the info

twikoff
07-23-03, 06:34 PM
hmmmm
well in that case.. our next mission: Get Venusian Fired

look4sheep
07-23-03, 09:01 PM
hi guys, jusst finally checked the thread since i havent' time to do anything else than sleep. Anyways, thanks for all the fun.

goofee girl
07-23-03, 09:30 PM
Originally posted by TonyLomak
This auction made it to i love bacon (http://www.ilovebacon.com/072103/l.shtml)

Wow. I'm impressed. And sorry I didn't take part in the bidding.

strife
07-23-03, 11:41 PM
hmm maybe this is helping me sell my items on half.

Need to do more these

Heat
07-24-03, 02:54 AM
Over 7,000 views on the auction so far.

I think the key was to have the words "das boot" in the title. Let's face it, nobody does searches for crayons anymore than they do searches for clown straws, but there are people looking for das boot stuff.

Also, you can do a search for the auction ( http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2183755860&category=158&rd=1 ), but the only thing that comes up is the "I Love Bacon" site.

twikoff
07-24-03, 07:23 PM
someone send the original crayon auction to ilovebacon.com
http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemWithCategory&item=2331478475

and point out as a casual observer that you noticed this guy bought these crayons for 18$ and turned around and sold them for 266$.. and see if we can get a follow up writeup ;)

bfrank
07-24-03, 08:17 PM
Anyone wnat to explain this to me?

I cant believe I missed all this.

What was teh catch with the first auction and what the F is the second oen all about?

You guys bid it up just for fun :confused:

I want in on this one - someone explains o I dont feel so left out :(

twikoff
07-24-03, 08:25 PM
sorry man.. your going to have to read the entire first thread.. it would lose so much in a cliff notes version ;)

dont worry.. it is well worth the read :up:

X
07-24-03, 08:28 PM
I just wish I could understand bfrank's question! :confused:

Kind of makes something gone through a jive translator look good. :)

twikoff
07-24-03, 08:38 PM
the w is silent

X
07-24-03, 08:42 PM
Yup. It is easier to understand...

Anyone wanna 'esplain dis t' me?

I cant recon' I missed all dis.

Whut wuz da catch wit' da damn fust aucshun an' whut da damn F be da damn second one all about?

Yo' ass guys bid it down plum 4 fun

I want in on dis one - somecat 'esplain so's I dont feel so's left out

bfrank
07-24-03, 09:57 PM
rotfl

Sorry :(

I got to the plugs in the first thread -eek- before I came home. But still dont understand teh second auction?

I just thought this thread was about an ebay scam, so I never opened it :(

nazz
07-24-03, 10:19 PM
Originally posted by bfrank
But still dont understand teh second auction?

You think you're confused .... I don't understand the second auction and I was second highest bidder.

Now somebody please tell me what I owe Preacher! :hscratch:

Preacher
07-24-03, 11:17 PM
Originally posted by nazz
You think you're confused .... I don't understand the second auction and I was second highest bidder.

Now somebody please tell me what I owe Preacher! :hscratch:

- $2.75 from the top 3 bidders including the winner. (total of ~ $8.00 in fees for the transaction) As stated I'll pay for the cost of putting up the auction.

Formula: 5.25% of the initial $25 ($1.31),
plus 2.75% of the remaining closing value balance ($25.01 to $1,000)

Venusian
07-25-03, 12:04 AM
brett, keep reading thru the end of the first thread, it explains the plan. send it all back to the seller. but first resell the crayons to make him keep wondering why they went for so much. all that is explained in the first thread. this thread is just monitoring the auction. nothing good has happend yet (like mailing the stuff back)

cultshock
07-25-03, 02:15 AM
Originally posted by Venusian
nothing good has happend yet (like mailing the stuff back)

Hey yeah, when is that supposed to happen?? :)

Preacher
07-25-03, 07:57 AM
Okay, Nazz is paid off. Thank you.

- Shipping is the same problem. No place to ship it. I think the crayons will be making a visit here on the weekend. Always have a backup plan.

PixyJunket
07-25-03, 03:32 PM
*whew* Just did a re-read of all 27 pages since I had nothing to do at work. Good hour and a half of fun. Stomach hurts from trying to hold the laughter in.

Butt plugs.

twikoff
07-25-03, 03:34 PM
butt plugs help hold the laughter in? :hscratch:

PixyJunket
07-25-03, 03:38 PM
Maybe that's why my stomach hurts! -eek-

Preacher
07-25-03, 07:12 PM
nazz and strife are paid off. Thank you both.

strife
07-25-03, 07:59 PM
Originally posted by Preacher
nazz and strife are paid off. Thank you both.


no problem next week you get your feedback ;)

SirPablo
07-25-03, 09:01 PM
Good read...but what about the NE guy who sold the crayons in the first place? All the humor of this long thread is tied up in the fact that he had to be following what was going on.

I just want closure on what NE-anal man thinks of all this.

Preacher
07-25-03, 09:27 PM
Originally posted by SirPablo
Good read...but what about the NE guy who sold the crayons in the first place? All the humor of this long thread is tied up in the fact that he had to be following what was going on.

I just want closure on what NE-anal man thinks of all this.
Last I heard Buford T Pusser was sending him an email. No news I saw since.

Buford T Pusser
07-25-03, 11:33 PM
Originally posted by Preacher
Last I heard Buford T Pusser was sending him an email. No news I saw since.

Yep. On page six I posted this:

I just sent the original seller this:

I thought $18 was high, but did you see these crayons that just sold for $266? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...tegory=158&rd=1

Are these the same ones you had or different? What is the deal with the price? Do you have any more that you'd like to sell?

We'll see if he answers.




I'll send the same email again and see if the second time is the charm. Maybe he's shellshocked and in denial.

Venusian
07-25-03, 11:36 PM
whats the update with sending the stuff back?

ProjectMayhem
07-26-03, 11:16 AM
You realize that poor guy probably committed suicide?

Or was that the objective?

nazz
07-26-03, 02:03 PM
Originally posted by ProjectMayhem
You realize that poor guy probably committed suicide?

Or was that the objective?

Analcide. Not a pretty sight.

AlienZZZ
07-26-03, 02:05 PM
Originally posted by ProjectMayhem
You realize that poor guy probably committed suicide?


As long as he didn't use his butt-plug's to do it........

Would be such a shock for the family...

RandyC
07-26-03, 02:14 PM
There is a famous picture on the internet that shows it's not easy to go that way.

DiscGuy
07-26-03, 02:26 PM
The original owner of the box of crayons is thought to be a young Michael Jackson(!) when a return address label is discovered inside the box behind the highest row of crayons. The value of the crayons jumps 3000%! 80 separate e-Bay auctions are posted – one for each crayon. Of course the pointy ones will fetch the higher dollars along with those bearing MJ’s fingernail indentations!

As a bonus, anyone winning all 80 auctions will receive the box with the attached address label!

AlienZZZ
07-26-03, 03:22 PM
Originally posted by RandyC
There is a famous picture on the internet that shows it's not easy to go that way.

link please.....



(just kidding, can live pretty good without that mental-image :D)

Buford T Pusser
07-26-03, 05:14 PM
Originally posted by ProjectMayhem
You realize that poor guy probably committed suicide?

Or was that the objective?

Could be or he got off the internet altogether.

Got his email kicked back to me:

The original message was received at Fri, 25 Jul 2003 20:36:47 -0700
from mxpool08.ebay.com [66.135.197.14]

----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
<bsieracki@aol.com>
(reason: 554-(RLY:B1) The information presently available to AOL indicates this)

----- Transcript of session follows -----
554 5.0.0 Service unavailable

AlienZZZ
07-26-03, 05:31 PM
Damn, another freaky plot twist....

The Disappearing of the Smelly Crayon Guy Part II:
Can you smell it ??


Coming Summer 2004 !!

Preacher
07-26-03, 08:09 PM
Okay, here goes with the crayons. What do you guys want done with them? There is already a plan underway for something else that should be going up in the next day. But these crayons here ...

You guys have 24 hours to come up with something to do with them. Or I will. Heh heh. There will be pictures no matter what.

TheHistorian :there are 2 whites. :eek:

RandyC
07-26-03, 09:57 PM
I think Strife should now offer the same crayons for auction with a 99 cent starting bid.

But nobody bid on them. Nobody.

cultshock
07-26-03, 10:07 PM
:confused: But how do we stop the people from outside the forum from bidding? :D

Buford T Pusser
07-26-03, 10:26 PM
Originally posted by Preacher

TheHistorian :there are 2 whites. :eek:

Two whites just as he has two (or more) accounts. :p

I like RandyC's idea of putting them up again but giving them no bids.

If you want to be sure you could always start them at that price or .01 WITH high shipping (say $35). Make up something about they will only be sent FEDEx next day in a small handmade crate to protect their pointy integrity. Put it in big letters to scare off the bidders.

Preacher
07-26-03, 10:32 PM
Originally posted by RandyC
I think Strife should now offer the same crayons for auction with a 99 cent starting bid.

But nobody bid on them. Nobody.
rotfl
Classic. But with a counter so lots of people are looking at it.

Venusian
07-27-03, 12:18 AM
but that'd only be funny if someone outside the forum was watching the crayons. doesn't seem like the original guy is.

i thought the original plan was to send the crayons, straws, etc to whoever bought the typewriter (einteir i think) and he'd send it all back to the anal boy

twikoff
07-27-03, 12:19 AM
i thought we decided anal boy was dead?

you know.. you guys do have his home address.. you can go over and make sure he isnt trapped under a bookcase or something :eek:

nazz
07-27-03, 01:31 AM
A local man apparently spent several days trapped under a pile of books and unusual anal devices in his home before being discovered by a neighbour who smelled a strange odor, a local daily reported.


The man, identified only by his eBay user name, spent the weekend lying on the floor, trapped between his computer and bookcase under a pile of books and anal probes that fell on him, the paper reported.


The neighbour who called the police and paramedics told the daily that the man's apartment was very untidy, "filled up with books, crayons, moldy office equipment and what appeared to be a fairly extensive clown straw collection".


"It looked like a real rubbish dump," he said, adding it was hard to imagine how the man could freely move around in it.

Found near the body scrawled in what appeared to be brown crayon was a note that read:

"$266.00 for crayons and the shipping wasn't even included!"

Neighbors said he was a very quiet man who only ever seemed to leave his home to make occasional trips to the local Post Office.

Preacher
07-27-03, 04:06 AM
Originally posted by Venusian
but that'd only be funny if someone outside the forum was watching the crayons. doesn't seem like the original guy is.

i thought the original plan was to send the crayons, straws, etc to whoever bought the typewriter (einteir i think) and he'd send it all back to the anal boy
We are just letting that idea go. So there is still the matter of what to do with these crayons.

jonathan.e
07-27-03, 04:29 AM
Originally posted by nazz
A local man apparently spent several days trapped under a pile of books and unusual anal devices in his home before being discovered by a neighbour who smelled a strange odor, a local daily reported.


The man, identified only by his eBay user name, spent the weekend lying on the floor, trapped between his computer and bookcase under a pile of books and anal probes that fell on him, the paper reported.


The neighbour who called the police and paramedics told the daily that the man's apartment was very untidy, "filled up with books, crayons, moldy office equipment and what appeared to be a fairly extensive clown straw collection".


"It looked like a real rubbish dump," he said, adding it was hard to imagine how the man could freely move around in it.

Found near the body scrawled in what appeared to be brown crayon was a note that read:

"$266.00 for crayons and the shipping wasn't even included!"

Neighbors said he was a very quiet man who only ever seemed to leave his home to make occasional trips to the local Post Office.


rotfl

funniest. threads. ever.

Venusian
07-27-03, 10:20 AM
why let that idea go? i thought it was hilarious. the guy will go crazy trying to figure out why his auctions are being returned to him

ProjectMayhem
07-27-03, 11:09 AM
Originally posted by RandyC
I think Strife should now offer the same crayons for auction with a 99 cent starting bid.

But nobody bid on them. Nobody.

rotfl

Good stuff! That would definitely scare the poor, dead, anal man.

You know dam well someone would bid on them, though. Not anyone from here, but someone on eBay who saw the last auction and thinks they could turn an easy profit. Hell, we should do this all the time to make a lot of money...

I was thinking of someone winning them for $18 with free shipping?

I don't know. I just want to know what happened to the guy! The possibilities are endless...

Preacher
07-27-03, 02:01 PM
Originally posted by Venusian
why let that idea go? i thought it was hilarious. the guy will go crazy trying to figure out why his auctions are being returned to him
I was willing to send it to einTier because it would be payment for the shipping of the typewriter. Otherwise I'm not sending it back. Fine line between confusing and funny and wrong.

Y'all got 6 hours to figure out what ya wanna do with 'em.

ProjectMayhem
07-27-03, 02:27 PM
Originally posted by Preacher
I was willing to send it to einTier because it would be payment for the shipping of the typewriter. Otherwise I'm not sending it back. Fine line between confusing and funny and wrong.

Y'all got 6 hours to figure out what ya wanna do with 'em.

6 hours? You're killing us here!

I like the original plan. einTier sending all that stuff back to him... :cool: But I really have no say in this...

DeputyDave
07-27-03, 02:52 PM
I say put them up for bid again (this time by the winner of the last auction) starting at .01 with a high shipping (with an explanation of how they will be sealed and padded with extra insurance). After no one bids have Preacher continually update his auction, practically begging for bids. Each update/edit should get crazier and crazier, each more desperate than the last. Until one of us snipes it at the last minute for 1 cent.

Trigger
07-27-03, 03:13 PM
what's the title of the third thread gonna be? Electric Boogaloo?

twikoff
07-27-03, 03:35 PM
Originally posted by DeputyDave
I say put them up for bid again (this time by the winner of the last auction) starting at .01 with a high shipping (with an explanation of how they will be sealed and padded with extra insurance). After no one bids have Preacher continually update his auction, practically begging for bids. Each update/edit should get crazier and crazier, each more desperate than the last. Until one of us snipes it at the last minute for 1 cent.

wouldnt striffe need to be the one to do the next auction
since he is the one that is suppose to own them now?

RandyC
07-27-03, 03:41 PM
Crayons 3. Revenge of the Dialator.

Crayons 3. An Anal Resurrection.

Crayons 3. Bidders of the Last Box.

Crayons 3. Pointy for your Pleasure.

Crayons 3. The Fellowship of the Rim

Crayons: The Criterion Good Burger Special Edition.

Crayons and Top Bunk. Return of the Bling.

Crayons 3, Crossing the Streams
A saucy tale where Crazy Deaf Girl wins the crayon auction is a strange twist.

Heat
07-27-03, 03:51 PM
How about if somebody buys a box of cheap crayola crayons (ones that sell for $0.50), and lists them as Das Boot, ultra rare, has a letter stating that they are rare, and we drive up the price?

Or list something that is a little ludicrous, maybe a baseball signed by the Beatles, a fork once used by John F. Kennedy when he was in a diner in some small town (but it's been washed since), etc.

Or is the idea to just mess with the original seller's head?

Brain Stew
07-27-03, 03:56 PM
Originally posted by Heat
How about if somebody buys a box of cheap crayola crayons (ones that sell for $0.50), and lists them as Das Boot, ultra rare, has a letter stating that they are rare, and we drive up the price?

Or list something that is a little ludicrous, maybe a baseball signed by the Beatles, a fork once used by John F. Kennedy when he was in a diner in some small town (but it's been washed since), etc.

Or is the idea to just mess with the original seller's head?

Good point.

Without sending the crayons to him, what's the point?

RandyC
07-27-03, 04:24 PM
Originally posted by Brain Stew
Good point.

Without sending the crayons to him, what's the point?

I think the involvement with the original seller needs to stay with what has happened so far, and maybe eintier sending the straws and books back as payment for the typewriter. That would be enough.

TheHistorian
07-27-03, 07:36 PM
Save the crayons as some sort of DVD Talk prize. (anti-prize?)

ProjectMayhem
07-27-03, 07:54 PM
Oh no, only a few minutes until that six hour deadline. Now Preacher will decide what to do. Do we really want to know? :)

twikoff
07-27-03, 08:22 PM
striffe can break up the crayon box and auction them off one by one -eek-

naughty jonny
07-27-03, 08:22 PM
If the crayons are to be auctioned again, then they'd need to come from the winning bidder, not Preacher.

Preacher
07-27-03, 10:04 PM
http://members.rogers.com/rand616/index_files/image002.jpg

There comes a time to say goodbye.

These crayons had been in the house for long enough. I have the copies of the photos from before, so should they be needed let me know. Let us all remember them as good crayons.

schizopak
07-27-03, 10:11 PM
Damn that $266 you're burning there! :eek:

twikoff
07-27-03, 10:13 PM
well.. on the bright side... you now have burnt sienna

fnordboy
07-27-03, 10:16 PM
Originally posted by twikoff
well.. on the bright side... you now have burnt sienna
:lol:rotfl:lol:

That has to be one of the best one-liners in these threads.... :lol:

ProjectMayhem
07-27-03, 10:30 PM
Sorry striffe. :(

Guess we'll have to send the remains to poor, dead, anal boy. :(

Buford T Pusser
07-27-03, 10:51 PM
How sad that they were burned. Nothing good can come of this. Closure of the worst kind. :(

Preacher
07-27-03, 11:43 PM
Originally posted by Buford T Pusser
How sad that they were burned. Nothing good can come of this. Closure of the worst kind. :(
The crayons being gone changes nothing. Except for the fact of them being in my house. Their time had past. And I think we need to go find an auction. Find something weird, odd, misspelled, completely lost. I'm feeling the need to bid, since missing the end of the last auction.

RandyC
07-28-03, 12:41 AM
The horror.... the horror. In looking at that picture, is there something else there. That point of light... looks like something. I think I might even see an image of a young boy and girl.

At least put the remains in an appropriate vessel. There should be some wax residue. Wrapper ashes. Perhaps a jar would work. Something with a lid.

TheHistorian
07-28-03, 12:49 AM
Wait wait wait...

When they melted, did they melt together and create a new color?

Ooooooooh!

PixyJunket
07-28-03, 12:53 AM
http://www.dallasnews.com/entertainment/stories/L_IMAGE.f029164100.93.88.fa.80.646944ad.jpg

cultshock
07-28-03, 01:00 AM
Originally posted by TheHistorian
Wait wait wait...

When they melted, did they melt together and create a new color?

Ooooooooh!

Nah, all the colours just make black. So, after all this, after all the trials and tribulations, we are just left with a big black shapeless glob. And the only one to truly profit from this was the great Satan, Ebay. :(

Time to move on I guess. Say, who ended up buying that guy's pool?

uscjd2004
07-28-03, 02:57 AM
Originally posted by RandyC
The horror.... the horror. In looking at that picture, is there something else there. That point of light... looks like something. I think I might even see an image of a young boy and girl.

At least put the remains in an appropriate vessel. There should be some wax residue. Wrapper ashes. Perhaps a jar would work. Something with a lid.

Then it would be time for a "Ghost of Crayons in a Jar" thread.

twikoff
07-28-03, 07:48 AM
Originally posted by fnordboy
:lol:rotfl:lol:

That has to be one of the best one-liners in these threads.... :lol:

thanks

maybe y2k will be proud

ProjectMayhem
07-28-03, 10:03 AM
Take the crayon residue...print-outs of all these pages...and bury it. Someone years down the line will have a ball....

AlienZZZ
07-28-03, 03:21 PM
so is this the end ??

No amazing plottwist somewhere down in the script ??

There has to be.....

RoyalTea
07-28-03, 03:29 PM
Originally posted by RandyC
At least put the remains in an appropriate vessel. There should be some wax residue. Wrapper ashes. Perhaps a jar would work. Something with a lid. Should the jar be auctioned off on Ebay next?

Perhaps among the crayon collectors of the world, there is something sacred about melted crayons and wrapper ashes in a jar that makes them even MORE valuable. Especially when they were burned during an appropriate ritual, complete with readings from some holy crayon parchment and ceremonial chants.

twikoff
07-28-03, 05:20 PM
well.. the straws could sell for a really high price tag next
and randyc could send the originally seller a msg asking if he can use his image for the auction as well ;)

Preacher
07-28-03, 06:02 PM
I looked last night for an auction on Ebay, but nothing that really suited us. Anybody having more luck? Preferably a seller with multiple auctions ending many days away. And free shipping, but that may be a bit much.

strife
07-29-03, 08:18 PM
Now the crayons will always be mine!!
:D

strife
07-29-03, 08:18 PM
Originally posted by Preacher
http://members.rogers.com/rand616/index_files/image002.jpg

There comes a time to say goodbye.

These crayons had been in the house for long enough. I have the copies of the photos from before, so should they be needed let me know. Let us all remember them as good crayons.

:wave:

strife
07-29-03, 10:13 PM
here's the feedback

rrl98( 124) Jul-29-03 19:14:32 PDT 2183755860 S
Praise : As pointy as advertised, Delivered by armor truck and they smell great, too!