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User currently offlineCOboeing777 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 693 posts, RR: 4
Posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3236 times:

Anyone else happen to do a search on the Shuttle Columbia on Ebay since the accident? I couldn't believe the things that popped up, and only a few hours after the disaster. Of course there were the morons who posted "Columbia debris" but fortunately Ebay removed those bogus auctions fairly quickly. What is nuts is some of the prices people are paying for any kind of shuttle items. Check out this auction for a Columbia $5 coin that ended only a few hours after the accident...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3003546952&category=546

...the ending price if incredible. Is it just me or is that a ridiculous price to pay for an item....regardless of it being related to what just happened...

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User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3197 times:

Anyone stupid enough to try and sell any debris from the shuttle will face up to 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. The federal prosecutor in Dallas has already said they will nail anyone who tries to keep and/or a piece of Columbia.


"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."
User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3176 times:

Just imagine being the seller... thinking you'd get maybe $20 bucks off it... wow, I'd like to be in his shoes!  Wow!


Dear moderators: No.
User currently offlineNational_757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3176 times:

I hope they nail those bastards good B757300. Anyone who would sell a piece of the Columbia is pretty dumb.

That link you are refering to about the auction almost has to be a fake bid. $1,000 is way too much, yet alone $13,000!


User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3165 times:

Yea, how 'bout the seller of that $5 coin!!! Auction closed at $13,100!!! This was just some random eBayer - look at the other shit this user has listed...like a tea cup for $3.99!!

JR FlyingTexan


User currently offlineCOboeing777 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 693 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3160 times:

We're Nuts, that exactly what I was thinking and why I posted it. The start of that particular auction was way before anything happened so it was just this seller's good fortune...that is of course IF the high bidder actually pays...

Now all the people trying to capitalize on this tragedy are coming out the woodwork. I must have seen about 20 STS-107 patches for sale by a single seller..and the sickening part is that people are actually bidding hundreds of dollars on them! I can't stand how people try and profit off of others misfortunes. It happened after 9/11 and I guess there is no reason to be surprised now either.

About the people posting "shuttle debris" I hope the authorities go after them. I'm sure those listings were done as joke but this is no joking matter. I wonder if they can nail these morons on something.


User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3150 times:

COboeing777, read my above post. I didn't catch the part on what the charge would be but I'm assuming it is either theft of govt. property and/or impeding an accident investigation.

Get caught with a piece of Columbia and you'll hear this.

:Knock, Knock: FBI, Open Up!



"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."
User currently offlineCOboeing777 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 693 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3117 times:

B757300,
I know there is some very steep penalties to pay if you actually do get caught with some shuttle debris. There's got to be some morons out there that already do and let's hope they do get caught so the FBI can make an example out of them.
What I meant about the bogus ebay auctions is I wonder if there something you can be charged with for just posting an auction like that but not even actually have a piece of debris. Sorry if I didnt make that clear before. No doubt whether they have a real piece or not they are going to hear wat you posted above..KNOCK KNOCK..FBI...


User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3088 times:
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Yeah, and I've got a photo of a bridge, (debris from Columbia), that I can sell ya  Insane Those sellers are lame, pathetic opportunists. Insane


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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3074 times:
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What do you make of this??? the bids were at $93,000 when I last checked. You think this sellar is legit OR you think she'll pocket the cash????

There is no way to verify whether or not she will carry out her intent, right? So this should be interesting!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3205184629&category=13904



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User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3035 times:

Legally she has to, lest she be sued for the entire amount. But proving it is a different story....


Dear moderators: No.
User currently offlineHepkat From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 2341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3038 times:

I hope people realize that shuttle debris is federal property and is key to a federal investigation. It's a serious violation of federal law to sell or trade these parts.

User currently offlineTwaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3008 times:

95,000 for that patch! amazing. will she give to charity, who knows.

tnnh


User currently offlineADG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2937 times:

TNNH,

Look at the bidder, he has no intention of paying.




ADG


User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2897 times:

Check this pathetic bid out:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3205184629&category=13904


User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5517 posts, RR: 18
Reply 15, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2828 times:

I don't get it, the $5 coin went for 13,101, now there's another coin on auction, current bid is $81!???

Continental


User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 23
Reply 16, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2785 times:

A lot of people on eBay will have friends or relatives jack up the bids on various items in order to get higher bids from honest members. No person in their right might would pay 1,000,000+ for freaking patch. I can see a patch or coin going for a few hundred dollars but noting more than that.


"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."
User currently offlineTwaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2790 times:

1 million dollars for that patch

unreal


User currently offlineCOboeing777 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 693 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2795 times:

ok, that $1,000,000 is BS now...charity or not, those bids have got to be bogus...like B757300 said, people do have friends jack up the bids, can't prove it, but you just know it happens. I'm still scratching m head at the 13000 coin...I am gonna watch the bidder and sellers feedback..I wanna see what kinda feedback they leave for each other.

User currently offlineQantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2763 times:

Bids now up to 10 million dollars  Wow!


Matt



you can't buy time but you can sell your soul and the closest thing to heaven is to rock'n'roll
User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5294 posts, RR: 61
Reply 20, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2722 times:

But you can buy the patch here for $4:

http://galacticvoyager.com/cgi-bin/pat_shu.cgi?id=04-203S-107

I'd almost buy one but would never pay $21 postage to Ireland.

Jeremiah




Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
User currently offlineTwaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2721 times:

Jeremiah:

I'll save you a few bucks. If you PayPal me $18 (instead of $25), I'll send it to you in Ireland.

Let me know if you're interested.

Best,
Russ


User currently offlineQantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2614 times:

Bidding has closed.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3205184629&category=13904

Just over one million bucks for an STS-107 patch!!


Matt






you can't buy time but you can sell your soul and the closest thing to heaven is to rock'n'roll
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