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Old 06-25-03, 05:45 PM
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Check out this ebay seller

Check out this guy's auctions

Note the Old IBM typewriter. Asking $.01 cents. As of this moment, no bids. Note seller pays shipping and will ship internationally

Per description, seller knows this and is hoping the auction will pay for the shipping.

Check out his coctail (sic) stirrers. Read his descriptions. It's freakin hilarious. Like if one of our users (starts with D, ends with L) went on an ebay selling spree.

In reviewing his past auctions, he has indeed sold stuff for only 1 cent and paid for shipping. One has to ask...

WHY?

Cocktail Straws

Typewriter

Crayons!

Pool
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Old 06-25-03, 05:59 PM
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204 positive feedbacks (100%), though.

I like this line from his Kiddie Pool auction:
"Because of the possibility of a small kid drownding in the little water that it holds, the bidder and buyer agree to hold me harmless and free of any and all product liability."
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Looks like they need to change his medication.
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Just a side note. The Harlequin Romances has 5 bids but is at 1 cent. That tells you something as a seller. The bidder panicked 4 times after the initial bid and upped the bid (in proxy).

So who knows how high that person is willing to go. Unless someone else bids, they get it for 1 cent. I wonder if one of those is rare or something.
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One box of crayons that have not been used very much. Allmost all of them still have a very pointed tip.
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This book has been withdrawn from the Omaha Public Library.
Like permanently checked out?

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Old 06-25-03, 06:13 PM
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He needs lessons in marketing.

"TOO HOT FOR THE OMAHA PUBLIC LIBRARY! The secrets have long been withheld, but now you too can own and operate a 900 number business. Porn is where it's at. Phone porn. You will be making money hand over fist"
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He's been a good buyer for most of his feedback. He's new at selling.

Wish I hadn't missed this item: Head Cleaner for 8-track
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My thought was that he's buying and selling feedback. But why he'd ship a typewriter internationally is beyond me though. The cost of that would be more than ANY feedback is worth.
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Originally posted by naughty jonny
My thought was that he's buying and selling feedback. But why he'd ship a typewriter internationally is beyond me though. The cost of that would be more than ANY feedback is worth.
My initial thought also, but the items do not make sense. Why bother with the descriptions, pictures, and why things like a kiddie pool and a typewriter. You don't lose money for feedback. And if it was feedback, it would be a lot more little things. And the most common way is to buy them, not sell them.

I wonder if understands how much it would cost to ship that typewriter to Taiwan?
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The Mind Gymnasium...A New Age Guide To Self Realization.

Maybe he should read that before he sells it for a penny.
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Originally posted by RandyC
He needs lessons in marketing.

"TOO HOT FOR THE OMAHA PUBLIC LIBRARY! The secrets have long been withheld, but now you too can own and operate a 900 number business. Porn is where it's at. Phone porn. You will be making money hand over fist"
Don't you mean "making money WITH hand OR fist"?
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Re: Check out this ebay seller

Originally posted by RandyC


Like if one of our users (starts with D, ends with L) went on an ebay selling spree.



His descriptions are priceless.

Randy, are you the high bidder on those crayons?
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Originally posted by Preacher
Classic. Yes, it is just like you know who.
Speaking of you know who, you guys have GOT to check out his entry into the Carrie discussion over in the Movie Forum. The very definition of "Too Much Information".
http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=301228
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Originally posted by Numanoid
Speaking of you know who, you guys have GOT to check out his entry into the Carrie discussion over in the Movie Forum. The very definition of "Too Much Information".
http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=301228


Oh thanks man! I don't know how I missed that thread.

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Sorry, I had to take that out. What pisses me off is I deleted most of that this morning and he put it back. I know it's entertaining, but getting that graphic (crave attention much?) in the movie and DVD forums is not okay. Sigh.
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guess I missed the Carrie missive.


those books are up to .15. no telling where they'll end!

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The *real* question is, How the heck did you find this guy's stuff? Searching for a good deal on ol "straws" or "crayons"?

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Originally posted by RandyC
Sorry, I had to take that out. What pisses me off is I deleted most of that this morning and he put it back. I know it's entertaining, but getting that graphic (crave attention much?) in the movie and DVD forums is not okay. Sigh.
I totally understand why you had to do that. I was surprised that it was still there when I read it. Maybe a certain someone should be introduced to the mature forum.
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Typewriters! My kid was wondering what it would be like to obessively collect typewriters, and if you did, how much would they be. The 1 cent and free international shipping brought this one to her attention. She then checked out the rest of his auctions.

I felt sorry for him, so I bid on the crayons and straws. Easy to ship.
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I felt sorry for him, so I bid on the crayons and straws. Easy to ship.
OK that answers my question about the crayons. I have to admit, you have a good heart.
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What would be amusing... a bidding war for the crayons.

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Originally posted by RandyC
What would be amusing... a bidding war for the crayons.

I may have to ask the seller a question first....

Exactly how many still have a very pointy tip?
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lol

Okay, someone bid against me. Woohoo.. a bidding war! But I am still leading.
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