Selling an XBOX box on EBay...

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Ryan Wright, Nov 16, 2001.

  1. Ryan Wright

    Ryan Wright Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2000
    Messages:
    1,875
    Likes Received:
    0
    Check this out:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI...tem=1293591459
    This reminds me of the guy who sold that empty Playstation box. Only this time, the seller comes out and actually says, "This is an empty box, there is no XBOX inside." Twice. Yet someone still paid $366 for it.
    ------------------
    -Ryan (http://www.ryanwright.com )
    Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in their shoes.
    That way, when you do criticize them, you'll be a mile away and you'll have their shoes.
     
  2. Bill Catherall

    Bill Catherall Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 1997
    Messages:
    1,560
    Likes Received:
    0
    My favorite part: "Once again for the really thick headed out there..." [​IMG]
    ------------------
    Bill [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  3. Daryl Furkalo

    Daryl Furkalo Second Unit

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2000
    Messages:
    372
    Likes Received:
    0
  4. Gui A

    Gui A Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2000
    Messages:
    596
    Likes Received:
    0
    Someone from the anandtech.com forums sent the buyer an email...
    >
    ... I wonder what I can get for an OOP Dreamcast box... hehehe
    /G
    [Edited last by Gui A on November 16, 2001 at 04:50 PM]
     
  5. Carlo Medina

    Carlo Medina Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 1997
    Messages:
    10,406
    Likes Received:
    619
    The first guy who sold the PS2 box was vague and deceptive. This guy was very up front about what was being sold, and the people who bid $300 on this deserve to be parted with their money. I despised the first guy, I envy the second. [​IMG]
     
  6. aeveritt

    aeveritt Agent

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1997
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
  7. Brett Hancock

    Brett Hancock Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2001
    Messages:
    922
    Likes Received:
    0
  8. Julie K

    Julie K Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2000
    Messages:
    1,962
    Likes Received:
    0
    He's got another one up for sale as well.
    Sure he's upfront about it, but it's still kind of sleazy, even if the bidders are as dumb as rocks.
    ------------------
    My DVDs
    "Some people think I'm over-prepared, paranoid...maybe even a little crazy. But they never met any pre-Cambrian life forms, did they?"
     
  9. Brad_W

    Brad_W Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2001
    Messages:
    1,358
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've got an empty pack of Cigerettes for sale. You pay $10.00 plus $4.00 shipping and handling. These are an ordinary pack of Marlboro Ultra-Light 100s (oops, sorry I meant to add the unnessassary ' in 100s), I mean 100's... box. I smoked 'em, you keep the box! All this for only $10.00!!! plus $4.00 shipping and handling.
    Now this is a deal! Any takers?
    [​IMG]
    ------------------
    "People = Sh*t" - Slipknot
    My Home Page:
    http://www.geocities.com/masternix/DVD.html
    My List O' DVDs:
    http://www.dvdaficionado.com/dvds.html?cat=1&id=meshuga
     
  10. MickeS

    MickeS Producer

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2000
    Messages:
    5,058
    Likes Received:
    1
    aeveritt, that one is pretty funny... [​IMG]
    /Mike
     
  11. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 1999
    Messages:
    6,499
    Likes Received:
    0
    The worst part about it is that since Ebay has become this global scum market- this type of thing doesn't matter. The bidder doesn't see it as her responsibility to actually READ the description because she knows Ebay will not make her follow through on the deal.
    So she'll get a negative feedback- looks to me like she's a frequent seller so he's already got 120, who cares if one person says she's a moron.
    I think Ebay should suspend anyone who just flat out refuses to read the description and then whines about what they're getting.
    -Vince
    ------------------
    http://www.musicianassist.com
    AIM: VinceMaskeeper
    Do you want SOUTH PARK on DVD in order, rather than themed sets? Join our overwhelming majority !!
    [Edited last by Vince Maskeeper on November 16, 2001 at 07:12 PM]
     
  12. Jesse Skeen

    Jesse Skeen Producer

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 1999
    Messages:
    4,287
    Likes Received:
    200
    I love that- "My daughter was sick so I didn't have time to read the whole thing"! If my cat ever gets sick I guess I'll go bid on stuff without reading about it first!
     
  13. James St

    James St Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    May 8, 1999
    Messages:
    959
    Likes Received:
    0
  14. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 1999
    Messages:
    11,267
    Likes Received:
    0
    If someone's dumb enough to make the bid, and the item is clearly marked, it's his fault for being a moron.
    Jeff Kleist
     
  15. Jeffrey Noel

    Jeffrey Noel Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2001
    Messages:
    1,533
    Likes Received:
    0
    There sure are some stupid people out there!!
    What's kind of funny is the fact that the seller upped his shipping price for the box, from $7 to $15. Hmmm...must be one heavy empty box!! [​IMG]
    ------------------
    God bless!
    jeffrey noel
    My DVD Collection
     

Share This Page