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Draos
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I think this fit here best

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/STOLEN-THEFT-Apple-Powerbook-17-Inch-Sydney-24-Jan-06_W0QQitemZ8756626260QQcategoryZ4606QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

[ 29. January 2006, 10:41 AM:   snopes ]

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Deansinger
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I love dumb criminals. they make me feel better in that the stupid stuff I've done in my life is nowhere near as dumb as this.

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YeeMum
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WTF (that is all)

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Ms Congeniality
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ROFLMAO!

I hope they catch the stupid theives!

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Captain Zombie
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Okay, while this is cool, and I hope they get their computer back - I'm unclear on one thing - what is it that they're auctioning? is it the computer?

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YeeMum
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Did you scroll all the way to the bottom? What is with the advertizing?


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Em
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A search of the channel 9 news website, which supposedly interviewed the owner yesterday, shows nothing to do with a stolen laptop. Ditto with 2UE, although I couldn't find much about their content anyway, so that might not mean much.

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Penny
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quote:
Originally posted by Captain Zombie:
Okay, while this is cool, and I hope they get their computer back - I'm unclear on one thing - what is it that they're auctioning? is it the computer?

The title states "PLEASE LOOK! DO NOT BUY THIS STOLEN LAPTOP!"

Hence, I don't think there is an auction; they're just using eBay as a means of gaining attention and/or free web hosting.

(Pointless hijack) I used to work in that suburb!(/Hijack)

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lynnejanet
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Count me as skeptical, too. The ads at the bottom of the page make me wonder if this is just a clever (but not very original) ploy to boost sales.

I'm surprised that the listing hasn't been taken down by eBay. My understanding was that auctions had to be legitimate - and this is clearly not. They even ask people NOT to bid on the auction.

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YeeMum
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The seller is
Visit this seller's eBay Store!
OZ Auctions R US


the add at the bottom is for the same company with other items listed

85395 hits and bragging!

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edited to fix link

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WildaBeast
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quote:
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT MUCH OF THE DATA ON THIS UNIT IS NOT BACKED UP ( WE KNOW THAT WAS SILLY) SO WE REALLY WE NEED IT BACK IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING THAT IS WHY WE ARE GOING TO SO MUCH TROUBLE
Do you think it was a good idea for them to mention that? The thieves seem to be aware of this auction. I'm a little worried they might delete the data as a form of revenge. Or maybe I'm just a little paranoid.

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steelfox
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Its been removed [Smile]
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Lawgiver
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Did anyone else click on this wondering what a revenage was ?

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YeeMum
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The e-bay store is still up and running tho... see link above

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The auction sounds like it has changed - they are actually selling something physical now

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YeeMum
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The store always was I think it was a promo stunt

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