i checked the bidding sometime around ten, eleven pm, and saw that it was at 123 bids, at around 200,000$. checked it again few hours later and saw that it had been reduced to about 80 bids, and the bidding had gone down to about 20k. thought i was hallucinating till i saw this message from the seller at the bottom:
“”"Last night this auction’s high bidder was bidding $244,500.00 for this auction. I recieved 294 messages yesturday just because people were curious and wanted to know why it was that high. Even though it would be nice to get that it is not realistic. I appreciate all the encouraging words from fellow Ebayers. After investigating and aggressive contacting was done it was found to be that a group of as much as 22 people scammed / and purposely esculated this auction to amost a quarter million dollars. I write this to warm other sellers to watch carefully for these.
One of the scammers actually emailed me back, and I told them they would remain anonymous, told me - quote: we do not like someone selling all these NES games (670) at once because it takes away from all of us that try and sell them individually for more profit in the long run: - end quote. I wish my ebay friends would understand that only 1 person will win this auction not everyone, so I in no way will intefere with other sellers. They are just like me.“”"
… i basically jumped when i saw this. i’m in the middle of atlas shrugged, and i’ll be damned if that’s not a perfect summary of the book right there…
speaking of(how convenient, huh?:)), something i’ve been wondering: would fountainhead/AS be as popular amongst designers (as i have found them to be, am i wrong?) if roarke/rearden was not an architect/engineer?