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PostSubject: Amusing Ebay Story   Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:15 am

Hey blokes. Just a random amusing ebay experience i recently had...

In an effort to keep some sort of fitness in the footy off-season, i decided to start riding my pushbike into work a few times a week. It became obvious early on that it was not entirely suitable to cycle 25km to work carrying all my gear in plastic bags hanging off the handlebars, so i decided to buy a small backpack with protection for my laptop.
I settled on 1 of 2 backpacks, both over $200. I searched ebay, found 1 of each in & set a snipe for both.

A week later i was happy enough to win & receive a backpack in unused condition just under my $100 limit.....




....2 weeks later i was a little surprised to win a second backpack! I'd forgotten to cancel the snipe. Doh!

When i actually checked the email, i was much happier to find that i was in fact the only bidder, & the seller had started the listing at 99 cents!

A week or so later the 99 cent backpack arrived. I've just checked it over (it is in great condition), and i've just discovered a cool free gift! The guy has included a valid passport for me to sell on the black market! Win win for me!!
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PostSubject: Re: Amusing Ebay Story   Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:33 am

"The guy has included a valid passport for me to sell on the black market! Win win for me!!" classic. Now hold it for ransom / sell it back to him for $100.99 = 2 free back packs tongue ps. riding 25km is madness
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PostSubject: Re: Amusing Ebay Story   Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:56 am

Love the story. Laughing Bet the thief thought he could have gotten a little more out of that backpack! Or was it the sellers passport?
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PostSubject: Re: Amusing Ebay Story   Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:51 am

Great story Tim, so what u done witht the passport, put it on ebay? lol
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PostSubject: Re: Amusing Ebay Story   Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:11 am

LOL! did the name + address match the seller or was it stolen haha

You handed it in yet Tim?
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PostSubject: Re: Amusing Ebay Story   Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:29 am

That's funny Tim!

I'm curious what you are going to do with the passport and who it actually belongs to! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Amusing Ebay Story   Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:55 pm

I'm pretty sure the passport belongs to the seller.
I've contacted him & i'll post it back soon.
I've only opened a few extra bank accounts & kept the loans to a bare minimum.
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