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Saturday, November 26, 2005

Echo Bay, California

Did you know that eBay was going to be called "Echo Bay"? Except the domain was already taken, so they took their second choice (

Friday, November 25, 2005

$1M Paid For Xbox 360

Wlel, I think the Xbox 360 stupidity has reached a new height. Someone paid $1M for an Xbox 360 (okay, it was for charity, but STILL).

Check it out over here.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Xbox 360s

Okay, I can't even begin to tell you how much stupidity there is going on surrounding the new Xbox 360 machines. Supposedly they sold out on the first day and there aren't going to be anymore available for the holiday season. So what does this mean? It means people are getting upwards of $5,000 on eBay for an Xbox 360 that they paid $400 for.

Uhm, dumb.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Hollywood Sign

You can own original famous Hollywood sign if you want. There is no reserve, and the opening bid is $300,000.

No clue what anyone would possibly do with it, but whatever... you can check it out here.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Eat Your Own Eyeball

Dude, this fruit-loop is auction off a video of him eating his own eyeball as a publicity stunt.

Quote: "I will keep My EYE. It will just be relocated. In My stomach"

Check it out for yourself over here.

Monday, November 14, 2005

eBay Ending Developer Fees

Rumor has it that eBay is announcing the end of the developer fees they charge to developers that use the eBay API. They are supposed to make the annoucement later today.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

DiMaggio's First Yankee Uniform

The baseball legend's 1936 New York Yankees home uniform will hit the auction block at Sotheby's New York on December 10. Both the jersey and pants of the pinstriped No. 9 uniform will be auctioned.

As a 21-year-old rookie, "Joltin' Joe," as he was known, helped lead the Yankees to the first of four consecutive World Series titles in the uniform. It is the only year that he wore No. 9. In the years to follow, he wore No. 5.

The Yankee Clipper's weathered uniform is expected to sell for an estimated $600,000, according to Lee Dunbar, director of Sotheby's Collectibles Department.

Dunbar said DiMaggio memorabilia is the rarest of baseball artifacts. "We know of no other rookie uniform that is as historic," she said.

For nearly 70 years DiMaggio's uniform has been collecting cobwebs in the closet of Charles "Smoke" Mason, now 89, who was a Yankee farm league pitcher in the 1930s. Yankee farm leaguers inherited the uniforms of the big league players from the previous year, and Mason was lucky enough to get DiMaggio's.

Next month's auctions also will include 349 other rare and sought-after sports memorabilia pieces, including the original plaster model sculpture of the Heisman Trophy -- expected to go for $200,000 to $300,000 -- and "Shoeless" Joe Jackson's favorite "Black Betsy" bat -- expected to fetch close to $300,000.

Dunbar said Sotheby's expects the auction sales to total about $5 million.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

House For Sale: Bride Included

For sale: one house in Colorado with three bedrooms, three bathrooms … and one wife.

It's certainly one way of meeting a man. A jewellery manufacturer in the United States is putting her home up for sale on Ebay with the twist that she comes with it.

Deborah Hale, 48, who used her website to advertise her home, said she wants to find a 40-60 year-old bidder to share it within a long-term relationship.

Ms Hale said she bought and remodelled the 1910 bungalow in Denver, Colorado but was not satisfied living alone in it and was struggling to meet Mr Right.

She said: "My attempts included dating services, blind dates and connections through friends, but I still had not met the man to build a life with.

"Finally I decided to give my best effort towards something whereby that special man could 'find me'."

The house, priced at $600,000, is fully furnished, and includes a pool table, hot tub, tanning bed, big screen television and lawn mower, with Ms Hale added in as "priceless".

Posed photographs on her website show a good-looking woman with long, blonde hair. Ms Hale claims she is "100 per cent Norwegian by heritage".

Ms Hale said that she planned to sell the house on Ebay in a non-binding transaction, meaning that she and the winner of the deal could back out if necessary, presumably if they find themselves incompatible.

Let's hope that home really is where the heart is.