So I decided to gimmick up my Ebay auction

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by DigMe, May 2, 2004.

  1. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Mods: This isn't an ad...just intended to discuss the merits or lack of with this auction. Besides you know me...I'm no spammer and I don't expect to sell a calculator to anyone on TB.

    So anyway, I decided to make my latest Ebay auction into a gimmick kind of thing. Yeah, yeah...everyone roll your eyes now all together. I'm just curious to see if this will work to my advantage in any way. I'm going to compare the closing price to the average price for other used TI-82's and see if there's a marked difference. What do you think? I figure if some guy can get 3 million or however many hits by putting on a wedding dress then perhaps some idiotic silliness will work for me too.

    I'm asking everyone here to please not make silly, false bids or manipulate the bidding in any way...I'm really interested to see if this gets me anywhere. Thanks.

    brad cook
  2. LOL. That's a good one. I love the pics!
  3. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Oh, good Lord, that was freakin funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :eek: :D

    Dude, I am going to be laughing about that for days. That was great. Thank you! :hyper: :bassist: :hyper:

    I like the little added note. That works very well. I can't wait to see where it goes.
  4. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    You have a face that's very condusive to the "really surprised" look you're sporting in the second pic.
  5. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I predict that you will get over $2 million for your calculator, just like that dude with the wedding dress.
  6. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    Cute. I don't doubt you'll get at least one bid.

    Wouldn't you be surprised if said bidder won the auction and left you the following positive feedback: "Awesome calculator. The time travel function worked like a charm. Thanks!"

    ;) ;) :D
  7. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    LMAO great auction...That'll go as far as the antique air guitar.

    What if they sue for false advirtisment?
  8. Ty McNeely

    Ty McNeely

    Mar 27, 2000
    Oh man oh man.

    HILARIOUS, Brad :D
  9. Razor


    Sep 22, 2002
    Good times.... :D
  10. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    Maybe you should add something more to the title to increase traffic there, something like:
    "NOT Fender, Gibson, Musicman, Ibanez, Playboy #1, Action Comics #1, Abraham Zapruder film"
  11. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX

    Then I'll just point to the asterisk at the bottom of the description that says "*Actual time travel not possible."


    brad cook
  12. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    The only bid I've gotten so far are for a pair of casino dice in my other items. Hmm...I'm auctioning off some very random stuff right now because my wife convinced me to clean out all these random boxes and I just decided to try and sell anything that's sellable. Weird the stuff people will buy.

    brad cook
  13. your other auction is funny, too! hahahaha

    you rock! :D
  14. Gia


    Feb 28, 2001
    we love your auctions :p

    if we wanted the stuff, we would most definatly choose you for our ebay custom.
  15. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Who here wants to dish out the first bid to get things rollin?
  16. Kinda funny :)

    (Checks own TI-82). Nope, no TT function. Just the math addon.

    The dice and keychain was better though :) Keychain is prolly your best of them all.
  17. Sonorous


    Oct 1, 2003
    Denton, TX
    what wedding dress guy??

    oh, and it was hiliarious
  18. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    I agree with that...I just wanted to distinguish myself from the rest though. I definitely don't want the kind of attention the wedding dress guy got...that would consume my life I think!

    brad cook
  19. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    The keychain actually got a bid...whaddya know.

    Thanks for the support, everyone. :) It was more fun posting the auctions this way too. That gets tedious sometimes.

    brad cook
  20. Man I have had a TRAINWRECK of a day here at work. Thanks for the pickmeup!