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Post by btm4k » Sat Dec 18, 2004 4:22 am

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8155257648

I saw this same auction and thought it would be interesting to try myself. So I did. Should I frame the picture? :P
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Post by WhtCastle » Sat Dec 18, 2004 4:25 am

Like I said man

<Whryu> you know what <Whryu> ben should send a pic <Whryu> of him playing the ds <Whryu> with a huge smile and a thumbs up

Seriously, people are so stupid. LOOK AT THE GOD DAMN QUESTION I ASKED ON THE BID!! YES IT'S AN ACTUAL PICTURE!


In any event, it's maximum hilarity either way.
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Post by Disheveled DrFreeze » Sat Dec 18, 2004 5:47 am

lol some dumbass payed 180 dollars for a picture of the DS
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Post by Eckostyle » Sat Dec 18, 2004 7:33 am

Thats really, really messed up.
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Post by mink03 » Sat Dec 18, 2004 7:56 am

thats it i gotta do this
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Post by arcticfeather » Sat Dec 18, 2004 8:05 am

Oh great, more eBay scammers! :roll:
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Post by |darc| » Sat Dec 18, 2004 8:06 am

arcticfeather wrote:Oh great, more eBay scammers! :roll:
Scammer? Hardly. He said it was a picture. Its in the title of the auction and everything. If you can't be bothered to read the fucking description you deserve whatever comes to you.
It's thinking...
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Post by arcticfeather » Sat Dec 18, 2004 8:16 am

Although all these type of auctions state they are selling purely a picture they are worded in such a way so as to trick someone into thinking it's an actual system

eBay's full of this crap and I hate having to shift through it all before I can actually find something genuine
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Post by MKE » Sat Dec 18, 2004 9:28 am

lol!

Q: Is this an ACTUAL picture of the Gameboy DS? answered on: Dec-15-04
A: Yes, it is.
man, i wonder what i could get for a prototype xbox 2, ps3...picture?
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Post by Veggita2099 » Sat Dec 18, 2004 9:56 am

I personally couldn't do something like that. Cause you knwo there will be some little kid expecting a Nintendo DS system for Christmas but instead he will not get one cause his mother just wasted $180 on a photo.

Also it was worded to make it unclear. IF they wanted to report you as a scammer Im sure after a long process they would win. Needless to say you can expect a negative feedback over this.

There was a lot of people pulling similar crap with the release of GTA SA. They would post in the title GTA SA then they would hav ea huge description of the game. Then in the last line it would say it is just codes for the game. People was paying 40 to 50 dollars for this.

EDIT

I think I know why my second DS system didn't sell as good now. I had FREE SHIPPING!!!* in the title. Bidders probably thought it was one of these scams without even clicking it :/ . I got $210 out of the first one, $187 out of the second. I had very few views on the 2nd one.
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Post by Zealous zerotype » Sat Dec 18, 2004 10:00 am

Hey go all out frame it :D.
SCO=SCUM=M$=SCO it keeps repeating :P
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Post by Covar » Sat Dec 18, 2004 10:13 am

sign it as well.
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Post by ian » Sat Dec 18, 2004 10:14 am

Veggita2099 wrote:I personally couldn't do something like that. Cause you knwo there will be some little kid expecting a Nintendo DS system for Christmas but instead he will not get one cause his mother just wasted $180 on a photo.
well when you put it like that it makes me feel guilty about laughing :(

the poor little guy

:cry: hes such a fighter :cry:


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Post by Pyrosurfer » Sat Dec 18, 2004 12:15 pm

THE BRAND NEW NINTENDO GAMEBOY DS!!! THE SYSTEM IS AWESOME AND EVERYONE SHOULD GET ONE. THIS IS THE HOTTEST ITEM OUT THIS CHRISTMAS! YOU'LL BE HARD PRESSED TO FIND THIS ITEM IN STORES

DON'T PAY THE OTHER GUYS' OUTRAGEOUS SHIPPING COSTS!

FREE SHIPPING

NINTENDO DS IS AWESOME! THERE ARE TONS OF GREAT NEW GAMES AVAILABLE FOR NINTENDO DS INCLUDING MARIO, METROID, AND MADDEN, THE URBZ, SPIDERMAN, ASPHALT! THIS IS NOT THE SYSTEM ITSELF BUT A PICTURE OF IT. THE SYSTEM DOES RULE THOUGH!




You falsely advertised, it should have said: THE BRAND NEW NINTENDO GAMEBOY DS PICTURE!!!
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Post by Zealous zerotype » Sat Dec 18, 2004 12:18 pm

No False advertising.
He was tellign everyone about the brand new DS then he said 'THIS IS NOT THE SYSTEM ITSELF BUT A PICTURE OF IT. THE SYSTEM DOES RULE THOUGH! "
SCO=SCUM=M$=SCO it keeps repeating :P
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Post by Rand Linden » Sat Dec 18, 2004 12:20 pm

There's a fine line between purposefully trying to cheat someone out of their money and unknowingly selling something that is mistaken as something else.

This is the former, and people with those kinds of auctions should be banned and then prosecuted.

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Post by Hawq » Sat Dec 18, 2004 1:11 pm

Veggita2099 wrote:Also it was worded to make it unclear.
What exactly is unclear about
NEW NINTENDO GAMEBOY DS PICTURE FREE SHIPPING
&
THIS IS NOT THE SYSTEM ITSELF BUT A PICTURE OF IT. THE SYSTEM DOES RULE THOUGH!
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Post by WhtCastle » Sat Dec 18, 2004 1:15 pm

I can see both arguments, but I'm also the kind of guy that can't stand complete IDIOTS! If I was to be bidding ANY money on something, I would make sure to actually READ things. I can't say that if I was in the position I would actually make the person pay or not, but I would be sure to inform them they need to not be a dumbass. There should be no confusion as to if this is the system or a picture of the system. It states it in the description that you are not bidding on the system itself but a picture of it.
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Post by megaman8x » Sat Dec 18, 2004 1:50 pm

Rand Linden wrote:There's a fine line between purposefully trying to cheat someone out of their money and unknowingly selling something that is mistaken as something else.

This is the former, and people with those kinds of auctions should be banned and then prosecuted.

Rand.
someone has to teach morons out there :P
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Post by mankrip » Sat Dec 18, 2004 1:53 pm

NEW NINTENDO GAMEBOY DS PICTURE FREE SHIPPING Item number: 8155257648

Bidding has ended for this item. (dave13755 is the loser).

Losing bid: US $187.60
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