Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Even Worth Shipping?

I've been trolling ebay for a new-used laptop. I couldn't believe this listing:

You are bidding on a used HP Pavilion DV6233SE Laptop. This the special edition white model. We currently do not have a use for this laptop in our facility anymore and would like to get rid of it. As you can see from the picture; this laptop is not in it's best shape. The picture shows exactly what you'll be getting. This laptop is being sold AS-IS and is UNTESTED.

I believe this is going to sell for less than shipping ($25). This would almost be worth buying just to have it on your desk when people walk by! WAIT! Imagine the practical joke I could play on Polly or Brenda (it is roughly the same model as theirs)! Oh, wait again. They don't have the special white model! Drats.

UPDATE: (4/04/09) It went for $34.95, which means that with shipping, someone thought it was worth at least $60. If the memory and harddrive are still working, it will have been a good investment.


Imagitext said...

You could just smash up her computer for real. Oh, that wouldn't be very practical.

Mom keeps saying you should get a new laptop so I can have your old one but I like the one I have. I DON'T WANT IT TO DIE! Although the red is going to over bug me one moody day.

Eldon and Janeil Olsen said...

What a strange sense of humor some people have!

brenda said...

That's pretty funny. If you've ever trolled Craig's list you see that there is a specialized humor in the ad-writing. For example, first person narrative of a sofa trying to find a new home. It's something about the internet that reduces our inhibitions.