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« 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


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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2010, 02:28 PM »

With a spool of line, Ron. With a spool of line..... Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2010, 11:31 PM »

"Learn Something FUN and USEFUL.

The BlackjackWave Advanced card counting systems TRACK up to EVERY CARD in a Deck or Shoe, Using Count Numbers up to FIVE TIMES SMALLER than with ANY OTHER METHOD...Show your Kids the POWER of SIMPLE ALGEBRA...and in My oppinion, are EASIER than any Plus-Minus System (which use Negative Numbers, which I DON'T).

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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.  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2010, 12:39 AM »

I just wonder what the posting fee is for an auction with a $21 mil start price.

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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2010, 01:36 AM »

The same guy is all over YouTube 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"  Cheesy and that previously he got no bids at $50.

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« Reply #5 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.  Huh

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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2010, 03:03 PM »

Flies like a meat tray too....
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« Reply #7 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
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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2010, 06:53 PM »

I wonder why there is no "Buy It Now" option?
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« Reply #9 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.

 
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« Reply #10 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.

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« Reply #11 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!!
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« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2010, 12:59 AM »

Ouch! $29,575,839.94 Euros.
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« Reply #13 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.
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« Reply #14 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.

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