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Old 09-07-2004, 03:04 PM   #1
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LMAO!!!!!!!!!

Someone'* really got too much time on their hands!!!
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LMAO!!!!!!!!!

Someone'* really got too much time on their hands!!!
Apparantly a lot of people do! This article was in the NY Times this morning

MIAMI (AP) -- For anyone who didn't get enough of Hurricane Frances as it blew through Florida, remnants of the storm are for sale.

More than 170 items were listed on eBay'* Internet auction site Monday, a day after the eye of the Category 2 storm came ashore.

The starting bid for Tupperware filled with wind was a penny. Photos showed Broward County residents running around with the containers ``catching'' the wind. Surprisingly, someone had already bid $10 for one of the four containers.

Somebody had bid $6.99 for beach sand a Broward County surfer had collected. Three Frances survivors had bid 15 cents each to have a woman pray for them.

One-cent vials of rain that fell in Orlando as the storm passed over had no bids. Neither did a woman'* offer to sell the T-shirt she wore during the storm, nor did the request by a Longwood resident for someone to help get a large oak tree off of the seller'* home and car.

``Winning bidder will receive branches, leaves, sticks, stumps, whatever you would like!'' ... What a conversation piece! ... You can own a part of meteoroligical (sic) history!''

Carol Baroudi, industry analyst and author of The Internet For Dummies, said ``I think these are all tongue in cheek. I don't think anyone'* serious about these things. I think it'* trying to find a sense of humor, which is a good thing.''

Ebay has canceled auctions that coincide with tragedies, such as items billed as debris from the space shuttle Columbia or pieces of the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

Ebay officials did not return a phone call seeking comment about the Frances auctions.

When Hurricane Charley tore through southwest Florida, causing 27 deaths and billions of dollars in damages, the same type of auctions popped up. Pieces of damaged homes, signs and bottled rain all made it to eBay.

``It'* a different kind of thing,'' Baroudi said. ``So far I don't think it'* crossed the line of totally tasteless. I don't see anybody being victimized by this stuff. I've seen a lot of positive stuff here.''

But some people in the path of Frances didn't find the humor in the various auctions. The storm damaged homes and businesses and at least four people were killed.

``This is a disaster,'' said 77-year-old Gloria Aragona, who was evacuated with her husband from their Palm Bay mobile home. ``It'* nothing to make money on.''
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man thats an expensive paper clip. you could just throw one in a fan and say it was in a hurricane
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I swear you can find anything on ebay. You could probably find crap on a stick for auction. You'd think folks have better things to do with their money than list stuff like that.
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Thats so stupid. Im about to put up a pair of my old boxers or something
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LMAO!!!!!!!!!

Someone'* really got too much time on their hands!!!
Apparantly a lot of people do! This article was in the NY Times this morning

MIAMI (AP) -- For anyone who didn't get enough of Hurricane Frances as it blew through Florida, remnants of the storm are for sale.

More than 170 items were listed on eBay'* Internet auction site Monday, a day after the eye of the Category 2 storm came ashore.

The starting bid for Tupperware filled with wind was a penny. Photos showed Broward County residents running around with the containers ``catching'' the wind. Surprisingly, someone had already bid $10 for one of the four containers.

Somebody had bid $6.99 for beach sand a Broward County surfer had collected. Three Frances survivors had bid 15 cents each to have a woman pray for them.

One-cent vials of rain that fell in Orlando as the storm passed over had no bids. Neither did a woman'* offer to sell the T-shirt she wore during the storm, nor did the request by a Longwood resident for someone to help get a large oak tree off of the seller'* home and car.

``Winning bidder will receive branches, leaves, sticks, stumps, whatever you would like!'' ... What a conversation piece! ... You can own a part of meteoroligical (sic) history!''

Carol Baroudi, industry analyst and author of The Internet For Dummies, said ``I think these are all tongue in cheek. I don't think anyone'* serious about these things. I think it'* trying to find a sense of humor, which is a good thing.''

Ebay has canceled auctions that coincide with tragedies, such as items billed as debris from the space shuttle Columbia or pieces of the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

Ebay officials did not return a phone call seeking comment about the Frances auctions.

When Hurricane Charley tore through southwest Florida, causing 27 deaths and billions of dollars in damages, the same type of auctions popped up. Pieces of damaged homes, signs and bottled rain all made it to eBay.

``It'* a different kind of thing,'' Baroudi said. ``So far I don't think it'* crossed the line of totally tasteless. I don't see anybody being victimized by this stuff. I've seen a lot of positive stuff here.''

But some people in the path of Frances didn't find the humor in the various auctions. The storm damaged homes and businesses and at least four people were killed.

``This is a disaster,'' said 77-year-old Gloria Aragona, who was evacuated with her husband from their Palm Bay mobile home. ``It'* nothing to make money on.''
but this one was from Arizona... lol
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=1469&item=55179400 28&rd=1
Not quite on a stick, but close.
ewwwwww!
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