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Imaginary Online Girlfriends @ Ebay

LOL:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2962323541

Bored Bystander
Friday, November 14, 2003

Not much of a girl friend, but she's the only one I got.

-- Supertramp

hoser
Friday, November 14, 2003

Congratulations on winning the bid Bystander! Keep us updated on how it goes!

Dennis Atkins
Friday, November 14, 2003

So, how long is the imaginary relationship supposed to last?  The winning $41 bid doesn't seem like it would cover anything longer than 60-90 days.  Beyond that and the materials cost (paper, perfume, envelopes, postage) would start sinking in. 

OTOH, if you're getting your imaginary GF on ebay, that's probably the best relationship you've had in a while :-)

H. Lally Singh
Friday, November 14, 2003

If you read it, and I was sad enough to do so, you'll see its for a fixed period 30 days, then you get to dump her.

Simon Lucy
Friday, November 14, 2003

$40 a month doesn't seem like much of an income. Unless she's two timing you :-P


Friday, November 14, 2003

Interesting, but not as interesting as "Woman dumps man for his online alter ego"

http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?art_id=qw1058427901273B235

www.MarkTAW.com
Friday, November 14, 2003

For no good reason I find that thing she's wearing around her neck disturbing.

Leonardo Herrera
Friday, November 14, 2003

These things are already getting spammed out on Ebay. Search on "imaginary girlfriend" and you'll see that several of them have the same text in the ad and the same GF pictures.

It reminds me of the old Beavis and Butthead episode where the two got addicted to a 1-900 sex line, and at the other end was this old fat lady with a bunch of kids in a mobile home, talking real breathily into the phone .... IE, some "situation" like that is probably your rental "girlfriend".

Bored Bystander
Friday, November 14, 2003

"These things are already getting spammed out on Ebay. Search on "imaginary girlfriend" and you'll see that several of them have the same text in the ad and the same GF pictures."

Including the several dozen that say "IMAGINARY ONLINE GIRLFRIEND - ORIGINAL!" even though there are different fotos.

"we will not meet in person, talk on the phone or otherwise communicate outside the boundaries set forth in this description"

So it's a few guys and fotos they downloaded from Hot Or Not .com ?

I feel bad for the guy selling this book:

John Irving The Imaginary Girlfriend 1st edition UK Hard Cover.

www.MarkTAW.com
Friday, November 14, 2003

I'm making about $800/month on this scam. The trick is  to have a photo that makes you look pretty decent and interesting but not too hot -- no 'glamor' shots or shots culled from magazines, for example.

Most the letters I send are the same as other letters I send so I don't even have to think about it much. I have a script that posts the ads to begin with so it's all pretty automated.

To summarize it's easy money - I'm selling people the right te recieve mailings from me, which are mostly form letters though I always do customize at least one of the letters and I do select the letters based on what the guy is looking for.

I'll have 10-30 guys a month that I am providing letter writing services to.

And yes, I am a guy though I pretend not to be, but all is fair since I say that I am an 'imaginary' girlfriend right? Actually I think this is not a safe business for a girl anyway due to the occasionaly crazy that must be dealt with. Also you gotta watch out for their sob stories and just not believe any thing they say, but pretend to be sympathetic and all.

Imaginary Girlfriend
Friday, November 14, 2003

Are you for real man!? That's --- cough cough... GREAT... I guess.

I guess you get what you pay for...

Man, I feel ripped off. I wonder if I can pull back a Paypal payment. ;-)

Bored Bystander
Friday, November 14, 2003

This reminds me of quote:

"Those who says money can not buy everything, didn't know where to shop!"

JD
http://jdk.phpkid.org

JD
Friday, November 14, 2003

I'm a firm believer of "You get what you pay for". So I guess if you're too cheap to have a real girlfriend, and you pay for a fake one online... well... you asked for it!
LOL!!!

HeyCoolAid!
Friday, November 14, 2003

The most important thing is sincerity.  If you can fake that, you've got it made.

Alyosha`
Friday, November 14, 2003

$41 buck is starting to look like a steal!  Check out the users most recent auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=317&item=2964329263

It's already over $100!

anon
Friday, November 14, 2003

It just keeps getting better:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2965055967&category=1467

Bored Bystander
Saturday, November 15, 2003

You betcha!

Imaginary Girlfriend
Sunday, November 16, 2003

Guess what I'm wearing?

Imaginary Girlfriend
Sunday, November 16, 2003

"Are you for real man!?"

No, not a real man. She's a woman who pretends to be a man that pretends to be a woman. That way she won't get any aggro from people going 'round to her house. Or maybe there are one or more more levels of indirection.


Monday, November 17, 2003

"The internet: where men are men, women are men, and children are the FBI."

RocketJeff
Monday, November 17, 2003

bystander

this one was cute, perhaps i should write to him ;-)

cerrone supernature
Tuesday, November 18, 2003

"Virtual Ho" is a better name for it.

Mr Obnoxious Man
Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Hey I am the imaginary girlfriend Amanda  Item number 3172252221, Bid on me YAY :)  I will be in NY post tommorrow and on National Public Radio As well

Amanda
Thursday, January 29, 2004

Look what's the basis of a new company now that eBay banned the listings.

http://www.imaginarygirlfriends.com

Jerry
Tuesday, March 09, 2004

http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=petites

Marie
Friday, March 12, 2004

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