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Old 12 September 2004, 10:28   #1
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How stupid are people on ebay??

I had a bet with some friends to see if I could sell a piece of chewing gum, chewed by my self. You might have heard that someone sold a piece chewed by Britney Spears not so long ago for over £1000.

To my suprise (and exitement at having won this little challenge!) someone has bid on it - £1 plus 30p for postage. How stupid are people on ebay!

I'll let you know what it ends at
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I'll pay £2!
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What's the link?

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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...tem=5519495191
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Thanks for the link.... I'm definately watching this one.... shame there's no photo...

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Don't want to cause any bad feeling between us but I may have to up the bid to $42hkd ( £3).

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Do you really have a 300 HP motor attached to a SIB.

Thats a massive motor on a flexible boat.

Got any pics ?
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In fairness to stupid people (and I should know), you made a big point of saying the money would go to charity. The real test would have been to sell it on your credentials alone. Now that would have been impressive.

Bet you can't do that.
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Warning...

Whosoever purchases YOUR chewing gum also purchases YOUR DNA!

Imaginary scenario...

I purchase YOUR chewing gum. I burgle a house and murder someone. I then leave YOUR chewing gum at the scene. Along come the Scenes of Crime Officers (now known as Crime Scene Investigators) and find the chewing gum.

Result...

A couple of weeks later there is a knock on your door, your house is surrounded by police and in a short while you find yourself in a cell answering questions about some henious crime.

I would NOT sell my chewing gum.

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Or better still…

You sell your chewing gum with your DNA on it, very publicly on E-bay and tell all your friends so they can laugh at your silliness.. or more importantly can swear in court later that you sold said chewing gum.

Then commit a crime, something serious, say Murder and leave a piece of your chewing gum at the scene…..

Police come knocking at your door … some time later, obviously, it just took me 9 days, YES, 9 days to “get an appointment” to report a theft……. and arrest you for Murder…

Fortunately you have many witnesses who can verify that you sold the chewing gum. Police start nation-wide manhunt for professional hit man who is so clever that he buys chewing gum from a stranger to plant as incriminating evidence..

Meanwhile you sell your story to the tabloids and get away with the perfect crime…

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Don't want to cause any bad feeling between us but I may have to up the bid to $42hkd ( £3).

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I'm not tooo worried about people stealing my identity/cloning me etc by having a piece of gum with my DNA on.....

So you think it will be a challenge to sell it without giving the money to charity! We shall see
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Hope Sainsbury's medal department don't use your dna!
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Lol, and why might they do that?

(So I'm not the only person that goes through other people's profile looking at the sort of things they buy )
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Sad really - I know!
Must try and sort out that skeggy trip - off the water until end October
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Sad really - I know!
Must try and sort out that skeggy trip - off the water until end October
In that case I will commence with my console move/replacement this weekend!

Should be an interesting trip in the winter
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