15 January 2015

Je suis... gobsmacked

My wife noticed the above eBay listing yesterday.  An eBay seller offering the recent issue of Charlie Hebdo for 2,000 Euros.  Further searching revealed this one:

This morning I checked eBay to find actual sales - not just offers - and found...

That one actually sold for over $400.  So I pulled a complete listing of "sold" items ranked from highest price.  At the top was...

$20,000, with 117 bids from a variety of bidders. 

Some of this may be fakery, with false bids from fake accounts.  When I rank the "sold" items by lowest price+shipping, I see quite a few being sold for $1 or so. 

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