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    The Eternal Optimist zimmy's Avatar
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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=5539709069

    And I thought the grilled cheese did well - it sold for a mere $28,000.



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    That's pretty wild. The woman seems nice and she even knows the bidding got out of control. Wanna take bets on whether the bid is real and she ever sees that money?

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    Actually the grilled cheese only brought in $71.00 but that is not a bad profit on a 10 year old sandwich.

    Ghosts however do not move with their things...

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    I am thinking she will, I looked at the winners past won auctions. Seems they buy pretty pricey items.

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    The Eternal Optimist zimmy's Avatar
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    Yahoo news had a little blurb at the end of the article about the grilled cheese sandwich:
    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...s_ebay_offbeat

    I'm not sure how much it sold for - I just took their word for it!

    I just can't imagine wanting to spend $65,000 on something so stupid.

    Okay - truth be told, I can't imagine having $65,000 in my pocket to spend on anything right now!



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    There was an article about that woman and the kid that made it into the Chicago Tribune, so obviously it had lots of publicity. Someone may consider it to be a kind donation. Who knows. Giving time of year I suppose.

    Also, if you look at the losing bidders one was the golden palace casino and one was an auction house. They were probably using this for publicity if they won, so it could be the same with this guy.

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    Jane,

    A casino bought the grill cheese for $28,000.

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    there is a very slight chance we are in the wrong racket . . .

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    Golden Palace won the auction for the grilled cheese sandwich. They immediately created a t-shirt for it and have been selling them on their website. I'm not sure how many they've sold so far, but I'm sure they've sold enough to cover the cost of the sandwich. Get your t-shirt here

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    I have some haunted flip flops i will be putting up on ebay tonite. They keep disappearing and reappearing. gf says it's the dog. I say ghosts.

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    Turned out to be a bad offer.
    Only $71.00

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    Well I decided to go one better and made a grilled ham and cheese sandwich.. I couldn't quite recognize the face in it though and anyway I was hungry, I ate it.

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    I'm saving Charlies cage bottom papers just in case an interesting image pattern appears. All those interested in a pre-sale offering can send a self addressed Gladwrap baggie and 20.00 cash to the address on my site.
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    Mike that's a good one . Seems people these days will buy any kind of crap, so perhaps Charlie can produce a masterpiece!

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    I can let it go for a few weeks and get small statues who resemble famous people like at Mt. Rushmore. Parrot poopee' figurines.
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    Take out a new domain and call it parrotpoopart.com. I'm sure there will be some crazies out there who would be willing to fork out serious bucks for an original.

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    Originals go for big bucks. Plaster of Paris clones Charlie will sell by the 12 pack suitable for wearing as jewelry drop pendants.
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    If you've ever been to Kentucky, you can buy little figurines called "Kentucky Turd Birds" just about anywhere. However, I believe they were actually made from cows rather than birds. They even have little bits of straw mixed into them.
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    I think I've already posted this one before, but my favorite stupid thing to buy on the web is still Origami Boulder
    I love the quotes and reader responses.
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    Look4 I just love it . And the guy has a good sense of humor as well judging from the page content. So there is definitely potential for Charlie's artwork.

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    A: You want joke? Look in mirror, you ugly person! This site real. You order wadded paper origami boulder and see for yourself.

    This very nice artwork that come with card and make good gift for your friend. Your friend never forget you when you send fine art gift like this! I am famous Internet artist, so original wadded paper origami art become VERY VALUABLE some day. Especially haiku version, because it is double artwork.

    I repeat -- site is real, artwork is real. You order origami boulder and it comes in mail and you enjoy it.
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    I had considered registering a domain called someonewillbuyit.com, and just selling random stuff.

    "This is just a stick that I picked up in the woods. There's nothing special about it, I'm only selling it because someone will buy it."

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    My personal favorite:

    Q: What is the Performance Art option?

    A: This brand new innovation in Origami Boulder wadded paper art! You buy Performance Art option. Then artist wad up artwork create custom for you, and throw directly into waste basket. You just paid for custom performance art! You receive email describe performance. If wish, write name or other small message in comment box and artist say, "This art made for _____" when perform.

    VERY IMPORTANT. You not get anything in mail when you order Performance Art option. Artist truly create artwork and throw in wastebasket and email when finished. You pay for this art performance, not physical art that come in mail.



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    Look4 thanks for sharing this site. You know this guy has made me laugh so much today that I'm inclined to buy one of his boulders just for that reason. I keep on going back to the site just to read more

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Grumpy:
    Look4 thanks for sharing this site. You know this guy has made me laugh so much today that I'm inclined to buy one of his boulders just for that reason. I keep on going back to the site just to read more <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I totally agree, can anyone imagine I read all of the replies he wrote to the emails he has received. Man, its hilarious.

    <DT>[size=1][color=navy]"The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return.[/color][/size]<DT>[size=1][color=navy]It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale." Arthur C. Clark[/color][/size]</DT>

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