dvb
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Re: Ebay listings

Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:43 am

Hi just wondering who are the stupid idiots bidding £1800 for a $35 board!

Has the world gone bonkers? Yep I understand if people want to support the project but this is just bonkers.................

Am I alone?

dvb
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Re: Ebay listings

Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:50 am

Sorry did not mean to use the word bonkers twice.... substitute your own words to suit.....

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Re: Ebay listings

Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:59 am

To each his own, if you have the money and find them special enough, I see no issue.

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Re: Ebay listings

Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:04 am

It's charity. People give away money for a token appreciation.

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Re: Ebay listings

Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:04 am

i think its more about a charitable donation.... than paying for a special edition....

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Re: Ebay listings

Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:10 am

dvb said:


Hi just wondering who are the stupid idiots bidding £1800 for a $35 board!



And who are you to judge?

dvb
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Re: Ebay listings

Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:41 am

Hi Iam sorry IcyK to upset you, I am not judging anybody but £2000 for a board is too stupid for words

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Re: Ebay listings

Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:49 am

Trolls are here...

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Re: Ebay listings

Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:06 am

Those ebay prices are quite a deal.  The RP is magnitudes faster than my first computer, more memory, less power, and costs far less.

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Re: Ebay listings

Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:32 pm

£2k and four+ days to go. I would think Liz & Eben and all the rest who remortgaged their houses to get this thing this far are breathing large sighs of relief.

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Re: Ebay listings

Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:39 pm

Burngate said:


£2k and four+ days to go. I would think Liz & Eben and all the rest who remortgaged their houses to get this thing this far are breathing large sighs of relief.


+1

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Re: Ebay listings

Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:43 pm

Burngate said:


£2k and four+ days to go. I would think Liz & Eben and all the rest who remortgaged their houses to get this thing this far are breathing large sighs of relief.


+1

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Re: Ebay listings

Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:44 pm

The number 10 board has broken the 2K barrier now. When I saw Eben’s video on the front page, I was really enticed when he said you would get a MAC address with a lot of zeros in it.  I know that is really geeky, but it is actually quite cool too because that is so rare

Personally I think its a fine thing to do, as the money will be used to fund the production of further boards that the rest of us plebs are going to buy.

Burngate said:


£2k and four+ days to go. I would think Liz & Eben and all the rest who remortgaged their houses to get this thing this far are breathing large sighs of relief.


Oh my god, I didn't know they remortgaged their houses!

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Re: Ebay listings

Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:52 pm

@dvb - you're treading on thin ice. Keep it civil. This is a final warning before I block your IP.
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Re: Ebay listings

Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:59 pm

dvb said:


Am I alone?


Most definitely.

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Re: Ebay listings

Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:14 pm

Just curious Liz, have you actually had to block anyone yet ?

(4+4 ?) Why not give a binary # and ask for decimal equivalent ?

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Re: Ebay listings

Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:18 pm

Definitely alone.

I gave a couple of £thousand to help a school I'd never seen in Africa with a capital project or two and didn't get anything in return let alone a $35 beta board.

It's called "Charity", and many people are far more generous than I will ever be able to be.

Think of the board as a nice "thank you".

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Re: Ebay listings

Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:22 pm

mengel said:


Just curious Liz, have you actually had to block anyone yet ?


Only two so far: one for trolling (I actually felt quite sorry for him; his post was a long one, and spelling was clearly painful for the guy, but it only stayed up for about ten seconds), and one for trying to sell stuff. We have had to block a few people from commenting on posts, and I've blocked a few 12-year-old Tourette's sufferers on Twitter, but the forums are actually remarkably civil.
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Re: Ebay listings

Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:30 pm

It's a fantastic early showing, but I still think the prices will keep climbing right to the end of each auction. With this much interest in board #10, the competition to get #01 will be fierce!

You should put a sweepstake on the site - guess the final total raised for all 10 boards and the closest guess wins a board from the main production run.

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Re: Ebay listings

Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:13 pm

DrBurkstrom said:


"You should put a sweepstake on the site - guess the final total raised for all 10 boards and the closest guess wins a board from the main production run."

Nice idea, but a sure way to crash the server and HELL to administer.


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Re: Ebay listings

Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:22 pm

I have to ask ... what's wrong with number 7? Only nine bids against twice that and more for the rest?

And has Bill G set up a snipe do we think?

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Re: Ebay listings

Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:03 pm

I know its not going to happen, but I`d love to know who the high bidders are.

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Re: Ebay listings

Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:29 pm

Burngate said:


I have to ask ... what's wrong with number 7? Only nine bids against twice that and more for the rest?


Look at the bidding history. Someone increased from £50 to £450. The other boards took small steps between there I guess.

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Re: Ebay listings

Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:55 pm

I didn't expect the price to go this high that is for sure.  For #10 to be going at over $3000 USD is great.  I had a couple hundred set aside but I guess I will just have to wait like the rest of us mortals for a $35 model B.

I definatly don't consider anyone donating that amount of money to be stupid.  These are people that know what the foundation is trying to accomplish and want to help them do it, or it is someone who thinks that having an early board will help them deliver a product and earn a proffit.  I have seen $150 USD shoes go for $10,000 at charity auction, its called stepping up.  I think it is encouraging, this will help get these out the door and into the hands of the community who will get the ball rolling for their intended target of students.  In the end the more money the foundation makes the more encouraged they will be to develop newer products and if some person wants donate a ton of money to get a $35 board then I will encourage them all day long.  Heck, I will even deliver them a sandwich if they are in driving distance of my home, and serve it to them on a naked woman/man depending on what they like.

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Re: Ebay listings

Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:06 pm

It"s me. I want a cheese and pickle on a scorching blonde woman please!

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