Mike Rowe Soft The Final Chapter (Redux)
That can't be right, can it?
One check in the hand is worth an infinite number of bids over $10,000 on ebay.
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 ...
Belmont Park Born
Well, with 251,000+ viewed on that site... might as well find a sucker big enough...
It's interesting that the person who just bit over $100K most recent purchase on eBay was for a $40 GeForce 3 video card...
He knew that if no other joker didn't outbid him, he could just make himself a new account and outbid himself.
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.
I can just imagine the person who wins it poring over the legal documents. What fun.
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.
>> "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."
> Hey Mike! You have no feedback either dumbass.
Pfft... I bet that site lasts like 6 months. One freak experience doesn't account for much...
"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. "
You know they're just going to tell you to register a controversial domain name.
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.
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.
a cynic writes...
I bet he's making a few bucks from the Google Advert on his website too.
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