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Unfortunately it seems ebay has already pulled (more…)

I happened to see this in ebay news search results, however by the time I did, ebaY had pulled the listing.

Since the article at themoscowtimes.com didn’t include an image I thought I would share this,  retrieved from google’s cache. The original article states 53 bids to the amount of $100,000. Here it shows 37 bids and to $14,980.00

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ebay listing country Russia item # 121086344712

The listing description read:

Russia (from the Greek. Ρωσία – Russ , officially the Russian Federation or Russia , in practice a reduction of the RF) – a country in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. The population in 2012 is 143 million people, the area – 17,098,246 km ² . Ranked first in the world in area and ninth largest in terms of population.

This is right up there with the infamous Golden Gate Bridge auction. Ebay has become the laughingstock of the world. Let us rejoice in this knowledge, comrades.

Hey Russia, are you reading? On behalf of the United States, we’ll give you ebaY for free! But you have to haul it away yourself, and it’s not housebroken. ;p

Thanks to ebaY’s new improved, secretly enacted [non] shill bidding policy, we shall be seeing lots and lots more of this type of thing.

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Then there will be times when you may not see it at all, but you’ll always know it’s there.

ebayitem290576761671480 Now I’ve seen everything! Lunch for eight winners with Julian Assange and Slovenian philosopher,Slavoj Žižek, to benefit Wikileaks auction on ebaY! Payment via Paypal!

This is almost too funny for words!

Gee whiz! Is the Wikileaks/Assange situation looking like a big money grubbing scam to anyone out there?

I notice this isn’t a ‘charity’ auction, with the official missionfish info and the ribbon etc BTW. I’m wondering whether this is an ebaY listing policy violation?

Update 06.29.2011

Ahem…   ^ as I was saying…