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Mike Rowe Soft The Final Chapter (Redux)

His book of legal documents is up to $100,000 on ebay & still has 5 days left.
Saturday, January 31, 2004

That can't be right, can it?

Saturday, January 31, 2004

One check in the hand is worth an infinite number of bids over $10,000 on ebay.

Dennis Atkins
Saturday, January 31, 2004

A bid of $100,000 is not the same as actually collecting $100,000.

I suspect that Mike is in for a bit of disappointment.

Saturday, January 31, 2004

I used to live in that part of town. Getting $100k US (and climbing) will be like winning the lotto. That's not to say ...

Good on 'im. That is if he gets it.

Belmont Park Born
Saturday, January 31, 2004

Well, with 251,000+ viewed on that site... might as well find a sucker big enough...

Saturday, January 31, 2004

It's interesting that the person who just bit over $100K most recent purchase on eBay was for a $40 GeForce 3 video card...

Mark Hoffman
Saturday, January 31, 2004

He knew that if no other joker didn't outbid him, he could just make himself a new account and outbid himself.

There is so little real accountability of Ebay bids that it amazes me that these sorts of auctions (like the town in California, or Eminem's childhood home, etc) get any interest at all -- It's bogus people. There is no real onus on a bidder to pay squat.

Dennis Forbes
Sunday, February 1, 2004

He may not be able to collect from the high bidder, but once that fails he can go to the second-highest bidder, and on down the line.  There is a good chance he will be able to collect at least the $10K he originally wanted from Microsoft.

T. Norman
Sunday, February 1, 2004

I can just imagine the person who wins it poring over the legal documents.  What fun.

Some people have way too much money on their hands.

Sunday, February 1, 2004

If you place a bid of over $15k then you have to have some form of id and value, like a credit card.  For a high profile auction like this it wouldn't be too hard to evaluate whether someone has the money to back it up.

I notice that its up to 117k now.

Simon Lucy
Sunday, February 1, 2004

>> "Sorry, I will not be accepting bidders with 0 feedback. If you have 0 feedback and are serious, please contact me via the contact seller link at the top of this auction so that I may verify your intentions."

ROFL.  What a naive piece of shit that Mike Rowe.  Hey Mike!  You have no feedback either dumbass.

Sunday, February 1, 2004

> Hey Mike!  You have no feedback either dumbass.

Have you seen his new advertising company? Visit and check out the blurb on the page.
Sunday, February 1, 2004

Pfft... I bet that site lasts like 6 months.  One freak experience doesn't account for much...

Sunday, February 1, 2004

"I have joined together with students from Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania 's top ranked Wharton School of Business to form a freelance marketing agency. I've seen first hand the power of technology and the media to bring any business the attention its owners desire. My partners and I have become experts in utilizing these tools to develop and deliver truly original concepts at the lowest possible cost. "

I'll be looking for your Superbowl commercial tonight... :)

Sunday, February 1, 2004

You know they're just going to tell you to register a controversial domain name.
Sunday, February 1, 2004

There is no way his 'ordeal' justifies a $200K+ reward.  Does anyone think he naively thought that Microsoft wouldn’t come after him?  $10 says that he started this purposely to cause all this commotion.

But, I’m just jealous I don’t have a get-rich-quick scheme like this, too. :(

Sunday, February 1, 2004

Just as I thought this whole thing couldn't get any sillier, other people are getting in on the act.  There is, would you believe, an official Microsoft parking ticket being auctioned.  This is going for 16c at the moment. 

Meanwhile you know who's letter and WIPO book is up at $200k.  I suspect someone's pulling his leg.  It's all got deeply, deeply silly.

a cynic writes...
Sunday, February 1, 2004

I bet he's making a few bucks from the Google Advert on his website too.

Steve Jones (UK)
Monday, February 2, 2004

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