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"iPhone" Sells On eBay for $800
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May 31, 2007, 10:46 PM
 
eBay: Apple iPhone (Cingular Wireless) New...Ready Now!!! (item 160121709180 end time May-27-07 15:20:57 PDT)



I like how he left the scissors in the picture that he used to cutout the picture of the iPhone and lay it on the Mighty Mouse box.
     
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May 31, 2007, 10:52 PM
 
How is that legal?
     
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Originally Posted by ShivaReborn View Post
How is that legal?
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May 31, 2007, 11:21 PM
 
WTF
     
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Haha, I wish I could see the idiot that bought that face when it never arrives
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Originally Posted by C.A.T.S. CEO View Post
Haha, I wish I could see the idiot that bought that face when it never arrives
Why would you like that? Do you get pleasure in seeing someone conned out of $800? Even if they aren't as smart as you and make a mistake, I don't think we should laugh at someone who gets robbed by someone on ebay.
     
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Jun 1, 2007, 12:34 AM
 
Originally Posted by slpdLoad View Post
eBay: Apple iPhone (Cingular Wireless) New...Ready Now!!! (item 160121709180 end time May-27-07 15:20:57 PDT)



I like how he left the scissors in the picture that he used to cutout the picture of the iPhone and lay it on the Mighty Mouse box.
If you'd clicked your own link, you'd have seen an open box with an iPhone in it. Having said that, this does look fishy at best.
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Jun 1, 2007, 01:05 AM
 
Originally Posted by KarlG View Post
If you'd clicked your own link, you'd have seen an open box with an iPhone in it. Having said that, this does look fishy at best.
It's a paper iPhone.
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Jun 1, 2007, 01:38 AM
 
Originally Posted by KarlG View Post
If you'd clicked your own link, you'd have seen an open box with an iPhone in it. Having said that, this does look fishy at best.
Surely you are joking?

Never mind that it is obviously a paper cut-out: Why would an iPhone be, when turned on (in the box nonetheless), showing the exactly same time and screen as the picture on the box - which just happens to be the pr photo Apple have posted of it everywhere?

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Originally Posted by torsoboy View Post
Why would you like that? Do you get pleasure in seeing someone conned out of $800? Even if they aren't as smart as you and make a mistake, I don't think we should laugh at someone who gets robbed by someone on ebay.
The buyer is a total dumbass, nonetheless. Buying a product that is not on sale by the manufacturer, with a crappy looking package with a scissor in the background is maybe not the brightest idea. And media coverage is so well on the iPhone that someone willing to pay 800$ for it really should know that it's not out in the wild yet.
     
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Originally Posted by torsoboy View Post
Why would you like that? Do you get pleasure in seeing someone conned out of $800? Even if they aren't as smart as you and make a mistake, I don't think we should laugh at someone who gets robbed by someone on ebay.
Originally Posted by andreas_g4 View Post
The buyer is a total dumbass, nonetheless. Buying a product that is not on sale by the manufacturer, with a crappy looking package with a scissor in the background is maybe not the brightest idea. And media coverage is so well on the iPhone that someone willing to pay 800$ for it really should know that it's not out in the wild yet.
Andreas pretty much sums it up.
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Jun 1, 2007, 03:58 AM
 
That is so sad.

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Jun 1, 2007, 06:06 AM
 
Originally Posted by KarlG View Post
If you'd clicked your own link, you'd have seen an open box with an iPhone in it. Having said that, this does look fishy at best.
Yeah that thing in the box looks totally realistic.
That said Karl, you're a car guy. I have a vette I would let go for $4000.
Its right up your alley.

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How'd you park it there?
     
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Jun 1, 2007, 10:02 AM
 
these auctions crack me up. stupid ebay users (and by the looks of it, at least one macnn poster) make for great internet reading.

and, that fake package/phone was even posted here a while back, wasn't it?. so that makes it even worse!

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Maybe if there's two out there it's genuine?
     
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Jun 1, 2007, 12:00 PM
 
Following the link to the auction goes to a page that says "This listing (160121709180) has been removed or is no longer available. Please make sure you entered the right item number."

The next line says, "If it was removed by eBay, consider it canceled."
     
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Listing removed...
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Jun 1, 2007, 06:03 PM
 
I actually saw an episode of Judge Judy where a woman was sueing because she bought two new Nokia phones on eBay (for about $500)...but the seller sent her a photo of two Nokia phones instead. The seller actually went on TV and told Judge Judy that what she did wasn't illegal because she buried (somewhere in the lengthy description) the words "you are bidding on the photo only."

JJ tore her a new one.
     
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Jun 1, 2007, 06:53 PM
 
Originally Posted by torsoboy View Post
Why would you like that? Do you get pleasure in seeing someone conned out of $800? Even if they aren't as smart as you and make a mistake, I don't think we should laugh at someone who gets robbed by someone on ebay.
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Jun 1, 2007, 07:07 PM
 
I wonder if I can use it as a modem with my P-p-p-powerbook.
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Jun 1, 2007, 07:17 PM
 
Originally Posted by KeyLimePi View Post
I actually saw an episode of Judge Judy where a woman was sueing because she bought two new Nokia phones on eBay (for about $500)...but the seller sent her a photo of two Nokia phones instead. The seller actually went on TV and told Judge Judy that what she did wasn't illegal because she buried (somewhere in the lengthy description) the words "you are bidding on the photo only."

JJ tore her a new one.
I saw that episode as well. It had me laughing my ass off. In the end, JJ award the plantiff the max of $5000.
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Jun 1, 2007, 07:41 PM
 
I like how the real iPhone box is black. Funny.
     
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Jun 1, 2007, 09:03 PM
 
Was it shipping from Nigeria by any chance?
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Originally Posted by Rumor View Post
I saw that episode as well. It had me laughing my ass off. In the end, JJ award the plantiff the max of $5000.
heh, JJ is annoying but that was one of the better eps.

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