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Re: Question from M.E.



Here's a theory.
 
Last few years, the big thing was being in a
social gathering and telling everyone how
you bought a book from amazon.com and
how cool it was. They would build shrines in
your name and proclaim you the most
modern with things on the net and seek
you out as a resident guru and trend expert.
 
This year the big thing was being able
to tell people at a social gathering
"hey I got some stuff off ebay". Anyone
saying they went to Amazon was still
living in last year's world and probably
doesn't have ICQ on their new hand held
portable PDA.
 
See, its all about social status and being
up to date with trends. That or I know
a bridge in Brooklyn I could sell on Ebay to them. :)
 
--Ken
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Evanier <me@evanier.com>

Okay, Groop...figure this one out.

There's a guy on eBay who's auctioning off a copy of GROO: THE MOST
INTELLIGENT MAN IN THE WORLD.  This is a new, non-autographed copy of
a book that is currently in print.

Bidding still has more than a day to go and it's at $11.50.  The
seller is asking $3.00 postage so the least it'll cost someone to get
it is $14.50 and that means dealing with an unknown, unproven seller
who doesn't even accept credit cards.

Over at amazon.com, you can do one click and have the book shipped to
you by a reliable, established dealer for $7.96 plus $4.00 postage for
a total of $11.96.  If you order anything else from amazon at the same
time, you can save on postage.

Why is anyone bidding?