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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:34 PM
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How much would you pay for a portrait of Steven Colbert?
The bidding started at $350, and ended at over $50,000!

wow.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2900...
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:49 PM
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1. Proceeds go to Save the Children. Wow. Do you think the buyer will use Paypal?
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OrangeCountyDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:50 PM
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2. Hopefully Those Were Pre-Approved Bidders
He's New with Zero Feedback. Could be 100% legit, but could also not have the means to pay $50K.

Hopefully it's legit, and the charity will get the money. Otherwise it just shows there are sick people out there.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:11 PM
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3. Does ebay have anything in place...
... where if you want to bid more than some amount, they have to verify your fundage?
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OrangeCountyDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:54 AM
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6. Yes
The seller can set up an approval process. I believe that they did set one up for this particular auction, because a week earlier, they had run the same portrait, and bidding got up to $99,999,999...which is EBay's limit. For which Colbert jokingly chastised them.
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Thickasabrick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:18 PM
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4. That's great. The first time it was over a million. I guess that's why
they decided to go with pre-approved bidders.
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Hamlette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:19 PM
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5. I love that auction, the descriptions on the other views of it...priceless
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