flythere From Hong Kong, joined May 2010, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 11227 times:
Quoting Lufthansa (Reply 1): was that Hong Kong dollars cause if it is it's not so bad?
That was in USD.
"The winner of the eBay auction was 48-year-old Miami businessman Gino Bertuccio, according to the Wall Street Journal, which said he had mistyped his maximum bid amount but was still enthralled at being on the flight."
Ratypus From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4279 times:
I think this was a "sealed bid" / "best offer" auction - i.e. everyone names their maximum price, and the highest maximum price wins (and pays that price). So he would not have needed anyone to bid him up to that amount.
Still astonishing that he could make a mistake to the tune of $30,600 and still be happy with the outcome....
Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31803 posts, RR: 85
Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2608 times:
Quoting BryanG (Reply 5): What fool would want to pay $33,000 or $33,500 for that ticket?
Probably someone a bit less "foolish" than Julian Hayward of Sydney, who paid US $100,380.00 for two Suites Class seats on the inaugural A380-800 flight with Singapore Airlines, though SQ did throw in dinner at My Humble House restaurant. Without dinner, Suites Class on that flight went for around US $10,000.
OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27686 posts, RR: 59
Reply 11, posted (3 years 4 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1884 times:
Quoting ordjoe (Reply 9): The other thing to think of, does a part of this money go to some charity. If you are going to donate, why not get a seat on one of these flights with it.
If its going to charity then I think its worth it and you get a nice thing for yourself at the same time. If not then its hard to justify personally but then again if you have the money its your right to decide how you spend it.