this waas posted already with a topic title of "this is the funnist thing ever" or something like that and but this thread says its a dirty trick.....the commments in both post are almost exactly opposite
you know it could be my imagination, but i could have sworn that i came across a post about this exact e-bay scam. and the scary this is that most people posting in that thread thought it was an ingenious idea...if you ask me its sick to do something like that. $425 is alot of money to lose.
I've been sent this thread 6 times, and I originally came across it with just 40something views, and even at first glance I knew it was just the box, and considering when this deal went down, so did the VAST MAJORITY of the people who looked at it, as most PS2s went for a grand or more around that time, no?
Personally, I find it amazingly funny. This is the e*ay Syndrome at it's best. The bidders on this are the same type of people who once bid a $10 EISA SCSI card I was selling to over $75, while completely ignoring the other, identical cards being sold by people with more feedback above and below my auction, with very similar descriptions, then whine because my description was "misleading" because the card wasn't ISA. I even put, clearly, in the description, that they needed to be sure they had compatible hardware.
e*ayers are, quite simply, complete idiots when they're bidding on something.
A good friend of mine refuses to call e*ayers by any other name except "Lemmings" just because once someone bids on something, regardless of how stupid a mistake that bidder made, everyone else viewing the item will make the same mistake.
IMO, 99% of buyers at egay are DUMB and deserve to pay inflated prices for items that they fail to research. Where else do you see people bidding $5-20 dollars on "Where to buy a Voodoo 5 for $99" or crap like that?
THe lady who bought that PS2 box is a retard that needs to work on her reading comprehension skills or at least have half a brain and EMAIL the guy to make sure she's getting what she wants. I think she should not only drop her complaint but pay an additional IDIOT TAX for being such a stupid-head.
If it wasn't for the fact that I've sold all my junk in my possession for 4-5x the amount I expected on egay, I would avoid that site altogether.