• Danny V (unregistered)

    Frist!!
    Since when is having your stuff sold on Ebay a sign of success? When people are hawking your stuff on Ebay, it usually is some sign of failure right? btw: This is SPARTA!!!

  • Vollhorst (unregistered)

    I am always proud when someone buys something I have created, notices that it is crap and sells it on ebay for a dollar or two. Must be good quality.

  • snoofle (cs) in reply to Vollhorst

    Assuming the part about it out-featuring the competition is true... They built a better mousetrap, and nobody was really interested in it.

    An engineering success and marketing failure? What a shock!

    Aside: I'd be interested in seeing some of the other serial numbers that they used (Graveyard, Demonseed, WTF-1, WTF-2, ...?)

  • RandomDreamer (unregistered)

    TRWTF is "TOMBSTONE" as the serial number. Someone must've seen in the future & predicted the outcome of this product...

  • Schnapple (unregistered) in reply to Danny V
    Danny V:
    Since when is having your stuff sold on Ebay a sign of success? When people are hawking your stuff on Ebay, it usually is some sign of failure right?

    That was the first WTF in the story - that no one other than the person writing the story quite understood that the item being sold on eBay was not really a sign of anything. People sell $100K cars on eBay, they also sell their dirty underwear.

  • KenW (cs) in reply to Danny V
    Danny V:
    Frist!!

    I always love it when the first moron posting proudly points out that fact. Great that you acknowledge your lack of intellect so publicly; your mother must be so proud of having raised you with no shame.

  • snoofle (cs) in reply to Schnapple
    Schnapple:
    People sell $100K cars on eBay, they also sell their dirty underwear.
    Does Irish girl sell timeslots with herself on e-Bay?

    I'm pretty sure she'd be rich overnight...

  • sibtrag (cs) in reply to Danny V
    Danny V:
    Since when is having your stuff sold on Ebay a sign of success? When people are hawking your stuff on Ebay, it usually is some sign of failure right?

    I must admit that my team was quite happy to see some hardware boxes we helped develop selling on eBay. Of course, these were selling at multiples of the retail price instead of at a steep discount...some people were even buying out other people's pre-orders for the machines.

  • Anon (unregistered) in reply to sibtrag
    sibtrag:
    Danny V:
    Since when is having your stuff sold on Ebay a sign of success? When people are hawking your stuff on Ebay, it usually is some sign of failure right?

    I must admit that my team was quite happy to see some hardware boxes we helped develop selling on eBay. Of course, these were selling at multiples of the retail price instead of at a steep discount...some people were even buying out other people's pre-orders for the machines.

    Your team worked on the Wii?

  • ContraCorners (unregistered) in reply to Schnapple
    Schnapple:
    Danny V:
    Since when is having your stuff sold on Ebay a sign of success? When people are hawking your stuff on Ebay, it usually is some sign of failure right?

    That was the first WTF in the story - that no one other than the person writing the story quite understood that the item being sold on eBay was not really a sign of anything. People sell $100K cars on eBay, they also sell their dirty underwear.

    OMG! REALLY?? You can get dirty underwear on eBay? I'm so gonna go buy me some of that.

  • Johnny Humbleseed (unregistered) in reply to KenW

    I'm better than you!

  • MEE (cs) in reply to Johnny Humbleseed
    Johnny Humbleseed:
    I'm better than you!

    That Humbleseed hasn't grown into a humble tree (or pie) yet I see.

    Make you a deal, you put yourself on ebay and I'll do it after (I swear) and we'll see who goes for the most.

  • SEGEEK (unregistered) in reply to Schnapple

    But dirty underwear from famous people is worth more than the $100k cars :).

  • Code Dependent (cs) in reply to MEE
    MEE:
    Johnny Humbleseed:
    I'm better than you!
    That Humbleseed hasn't grown into a humble tree (or pie) yet I see.

    Make you a deal, you put yourself on ebay and I'll do it after (I swear) and we'll see who goes for the most.

    I believe he was paraphrasing KenW rather than speaking for himself.

  • MEE (cs) in reply to Code Dependent
    Code Dependent:
    MEE:
    Johnny Humbleseed:
    I'm better than you!
    That Humbleseed hasn't grown into a humble tree (or pie) yet I see.

    Make you a deal, you put yourself on ebay and I'll do it after (I swear) and we'll see who goes for the most.

    I believe he was paraphrasing KenW rather than speaking for himself.
    I wasn't being serious.

  • SeventySevens (unregistered)

    Sorry to deuce on your parade, but this is straight from the eBay rules and policies:

    "Used underwear including, but not limited to, boxer shorts, panties, briefs, athletic supporters and cloth diapers (including diaper covers) are not permitted."

  • lolwtf (cs)

    Phew, when I saw the headline, I was expecting some sort of error message carved into a tombstone.

  • Code Dependent (cs) in reply to SeventySevens
    SeventySevens:
    Sorry to deuce on your parade, but this is straight from the eBay rules and policies:

    "Used underwear including, but not limited to, boxer shorts, panties, briefs, athletic supporters and cloth diapers (including diaper covers) are not permitted."

    Not to worry, though... I hear there are websites that specialize in used undies. Customized to order, even.
  • Jake Vinson (cs) in reply to SeventySevens
    SeventySevens:
    Sorry to deuce on your parade, but this is straight from the eBay rules and policies:

    "Used underwear including, but not limited to, boxer shorts, panties, briefs, athletic supporters and cloth diapers (including diaper covers) are not permitted."

    Jesus, how many times must this have come up for ebay to come up with an official policy for it?

  • Baughn (unregistered)

    Am I the only one to realize?

    TRWTF is that the liquidator is selling hardware that, according to this story, was /loaned/. They should get it back.

  • Soviut (unregistered) in reply to lolwtf
    lolwtf:
    Phew, when I saw the headline, I was expecting some sort of error message carved into a tombstone.

    "Tombstone Message Goes Here..."

  • Jan (unregistered) in reply to SeventySevens
    SeventySevens:
    Sorry to deuce on your parade, but this is straight from the eBay rules and policies:

    "Used underwear including, but not limited to, boxer shorts, panties, briefs, athletic supporters and cloth diapers (including diaper covers) are not permitted."

    Strange that you know about that section, pantylover!

  • Schnapple (unregistered) in reply to Jake Vinson
    Jake Vinson:
    SeventySevens:
    Sorry to deuce on your parade, but this is straight from the eBay rules and policies:

    "Used underwear including, but not limited to, boxer shorts, panties, briefs, athletic supporters and cloth diapers (including diaper covers) are not permitted."

    Jesus, how many times must this have come up for ebay to come up with an official policy for it?

    Especially the part about diapers.

  • snoofle (cs) in reply to Soviut
    Soviut:
    lolwtf:
    Phew, when I saw the headline, I was expecting some sort of error message carved into a tombstone.

    "Tombstone Message Goes Here..."

    Here lies WTF

    1957-19NaN

  • JonC (unregistered) in reply to lolwtf
    lolwtf:
    Phew, when I saw the headline, I was expecting some sort of error message carved into a tombstone.
    </life>
  • Carl (unregistered) in reply to SeventySevens
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  • cconroy (cs) in reply to Soviut
    Soviut:
    lolwtf:
    Phew, when I saw the headline, I was expecting some sort of error message carved into a tombstone.

    "Tombstone Message Goes Here..."

    or "Column not found: tblTombstone.fldEpitath"

  • Chris (unregistered) in reply to SeventySevens

    People don't buy used boxer short, panties, etc., to wear.

    That's why ebay doesn't allow them to be sold. Don't they have a blanket ban on everything of a sexual nature?

  • Bandit (unregistered) in reply to SeventySevens

    And you knew that policy because?... :,)

  • Bruce W (unregistered) in reply to Schnapple

    Actually the market for used cloth diapers is quite active. High-quality cloth diapers can last a long time. Yes, my wife is big on cloth diapers for our baby.

  • Anon (unregistered) in reply to Bruce W
    Bruce W:
    Actually the market for used cloth diapers is quite active. High-quality cloth diapers can last a long time. Yes, my wife is big on cloth diapers for our baby.

    After both me and my sister no longer needed them, my dad started using (and still uses) them to clean vehicles, instead of sponges. Works really well actually, if it was soft enough for my ass, it's soft enough for the car.

  • Keith Twombley (unregistered)

    Being sold on ebay is a pretty big sign that your product hasn't made it.

    Think about it. A customer bought your product, used it (or didn't), and then decided that reselling it for less than the MSRP was better than leaving it plugged in.

  • jmo21 (unregistered) in reply to Keith Twombley

    clap...............clap..............clap

  • CynicalTyler (unregistered) in reply to SeventySevens
    SeventySevens:
    Sorry to deuce on your parade, but this is straight from the eBay rules and policies:

    "Used underwear including, but not limited to, boxer shorts, panties, briefs, athletic supporters and cloth diapers (including diaper covers) are not permitted."

    Could you please define "used"?
  • Rich (unregistered) in reply to SeventySevens

    He said "dirty underwear", not "used underwear". Big difference. Unless your used underwear is actually dirty. Ew.

  • JJ (unregistered)

    eBay doesn't allow used underwear because of all the dirty gay guys who want to buy some hot (probably underaged) stud's used athletic supporters or boxers. The reason they want to buy them is so they can wear them while getting off.

  • Rich (unregistered) in reply to Bruce W

    Indeed, used cloth diapers (as opposed to dirty cloth diapers) are more absorbent, because the new material has a film of grease. After ten washings or so, they start to do their job properly. My wife and I prefer Indian cloth for our baby.

  • Steve (unregistered)
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  • diaphanein (unregistered) in reply to SeventySevens
    SeventySevens:
    Sorry to deuce on your parade, but this is straight from the eBay rules and policies:

    "Used underwear including, but not limited to, boxer shorts, panties, briefs, athletic supporters and cloth diapers (including diaper covers) are not permitted."

    If there's a policy against it - it's because someone's done it (or at least tried).

  • Guest (unregistered)

    You have no sales. No what do you do?

  • gwenhwyfaer (unregistered) in reply to SeventySevens
    SeventySevens:
    ...this is straight from the eBay rules and policies:

    "Used underwear including... athletic supporters..."

    Am I the only person who read those two words and thought "well, that's OK, nobody would want to buy Charlton fans anyway"...?
  • Anon (unregistered) in reply to Steve
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  • Anon (unregistered) in reply to SeventySevens
    SeventySevens:
    Sorry to deuce on your parade, but this is straight from the eBay rules and policies:

    "Used underwear including, but not limited to, boxer shorts, panties, briefs, athletic supporters and cloth diapers (including diaper covers) are not permitted."

    Didn't check eBay Japan I bet?

  • cparker (cs) in reply to Anon
    Anon:
    After both me and my sister no longer needed them, my dad started using (and still uses) them to clean vehicles, instead of sponges. Works really well actually, if it was soft enough for my ass, it's soft enough for the car.

    Before I looked at the comment you were quoting, I thought you were talking about panties. My thoughts: "You shared panties with your sister... and your DAD?! o_O" Tee-hee!!

  • BlueFyre (cs) in reply to Schnapple

    Of course they sell that stuff on eBay. Just do a search for "seattle toilet."

  • jaykay (unregistered) in reply to KenW
    KenW:
    Danny V:
    Frist!!

    I always love it when the first moron posting proudly points out that fact. Great that you acknowledge your lack of intellect so publicly; your mother must be so proud of having raised you with no shame.

    man, someone got out of the wrong side of bed this morning. wassa matter, someone outbid you on ebay?

    makes me want to quote my captcha, that'll really send you over the edge... "SALUTO" !!

  • MEE (cs) in reply to BlueFyre
    BlueFyre:
    Of course they sell that stuff on eBay. Just do a search for "seattle toilet."

    Don't do it! It's his toilet!

  • Mike L (unregistered) in reply to SeventySevens

    Schnapple didn't say the underwear was used, only dirty. For example, what if the underwear was dropped on the ground and trampled on while coming back from the store. Brand new, unworn, dirty underwear for sale (NO RESERVE!).

  • sf (unregistered) in reply to JJ
    JJ:
    eBay doesn't allow used underwear because of all the dirty gay guys who want to buy some hot (probably underaged) stud's used athletic supporters or boxers. The reason they want to buy them is so they can wear them while getting off.
    Interesting, and you know this how?
  • ThatGuy (unregistered) in reply to SeventySevens
    SeventySevens:
    Sorry to deuce on your parade, but this is straight from the eBay rules and policies:

    "Used underwear including, but not limited to, boxer shorts, panties, briefs, athletic supporters and cloth diapers (including diaper covers) are not permitted."

    Step 2. ???? Step 3. Profit!

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