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Title: The world's most expensive kite
Post by: Stardragon on January 24, 2010, 02:18 PM
On eBay for a mere $21 million.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Very-Rugged-High-Altitude-One-Line-Skydiving-Stunt-Kite_W0QQitemZ290393404057QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item439ccbb299 (http://cgi.ebay.com/Very-Rugged-High-Altitude-One-Line-Skydiving-Stunt-Kite_W0QQitemZ290393404057QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item439ccbb299)


Ron


Title: Re: The world's most expensive kite
Post by: Lee S on January 24, 2010, 02:28 PM
With a spool of line, Ron. With a spool of line..... :D


Title: Re: The world's most expensive kite
Post by: indigo_wolf on January 24, 2010, 11:31 PM
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Styrofoam kites and card counting systems.... woo hoo.   Go together like.... PB & sardines.... well, at the very least something smells fishy.  ::)

ATB,
Sam


Title: Re: The world's most expensive kite
Post by: Stardragon on January 25, 2010, 12:39 AM
I just wonder what the posting fee is for an auction with a $21 mil start price.

Ron


Title: Re: The world's most expensive kite
Post by: zippy8 on January 25, 2010, 01:36 AM
The same guy is all over YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/styroyou) subscribing to other kite-related people, trying to get them to "friend" him and generally being creepy.

As I suspected... he has something to sell although $21M seems a little steep. I do enjoy that it's listed under "Kids' Crafts"  :D and that previously he got no bids at $50.

Mike.


Title: Re: The world's most expensive kite
Post by: indigo_wolf on January 25, 2010, 08:02 AM
is it a trick photo? looks like the the collars put on dogs after clipping their ears.  shipping to me is only $15, uninsured.  seems too cheep for a 21M item. maybe he should try Sothebys and have them get Brinks to handle the delivery..

No.... I think someone is just off their medication.   Apparently he is using the REALLY expensive styrofoam, as he is selling the plans (as well as the card counting method) for $2.95.   Oooohhh, if only we had know before that styrofoam was such a fine commodities investment.  ???

ATB,
Sam


Title: Re: The world's most expensive kite
Post by: portley777 on January 25, 2010, 03:03 PM
Flies like a meat tray too....


Title: Re: The world's most expensive kite
Post by: SeaFlyer on January 25, 2010, 04:31 PM
is it a trick photo? looks like the the collars put on dogs after clipping their ears.
And all this time I thought it looked like an over sized "Rat Guard" they use on mooring lines on ships to keep mice & rats from crawling on to the boats. For that price you would think it look kinda gracefull in the air


Title: Re: The world's most expensive kite
Post by: rxburner on January 25, 2010, 06:53 PM
I wonder why there is no "Buy It Now" option?
Rx


Title: Re: The world's most expensive kite
Post by: kitesyoyos on January 25, 2010, 10:57 PM
Not fair...You guys can get it for US $21,000,000
We have to pay $23,203,137 Australian for it!!!!
Totally not fair...probably won't buy it now.

 


Title: Re: The world's most expensive kite
Post by: Stardragon on January 25, 2010, 11:26 PM
Not fair...You guys can get it for US $21,000,000
We have to pay $23,203,137 Australian for it!!!!
Totally not fair...probably won't buy it now.

 

Europeans have it worse.  For them it's $29,575,839.94 Euros.

Ron


Title: Re: The world's most expensive kite
Post by: tonycarl60 on January 25, 2010, 11:34 PM
I don't understand why NASA hasn't put in an order for thousands of these bargain kits!!


Title: Re: The world's most expensive kite
Post by: kitesyoyos on January 26, 2010, 12:59 AM
Ouch! $29,575,839.94 Euros.


Title: Re: The world's most expensive kite
Post by: Moe on January 26, 2010, 05:14 AM
Europeans have it worse.  For them it's $29,575,839.94 Euros.

I think you've got the conversion backwards.  29m is actually about $41m US.  21m = $29m.  $21 million US would be a little under 15 million.


Title: Re: The world's most expensive kite
Post by: Stardragon on January 26, 2010, 11:32 AM
Europeans have it worse.  For them it's $29,575,839.94 Euros.

I think you've got the conversion backwards.  29m is actually about $41m US.  21m = $29m.  $21 million US would be a little under 15 million.

I think you're right Moe.  My bad.

Ron


Title: Re: The world's most expensive kite
Post by: rsitnick on January 26, 2010, 12:49 PM
That listing is a cry for help....LOL


Title: Re: The world's most expensive kite
Post by: zippy8 on January 26, 2010, 11:19 PM
Relisted (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290395910941).... at the same price. ???

There isn't even an option to make an offer.

Mike.


Title: Re: The world's most expensive kite
Post by: kiten00b on January 27, 2010, 12:23 AM
well, he got a few people talking about his kite, I guess that makes it all worthwhile to him