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Stars For A Cause Auction

Steven SpielbergFans of Steven Spielberg, Ludacris, Bradgelina, Mickey Rourke and Tina Fey can own a piece of their idols with the Stars for a Cause Auction May 28 in LA. Jewelry, clothing and posters are all up for bid from Golden Globe winners as well as bottles of champagne signed, appropriately enough, by the likes of Paul Giamatti and others. Sign up online if you would like to be part of the event and you could be the owner of William Shatner’s designer shoes, although he did withdraw his “celestial” cufflinks.

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Ian Usher Sells His Life for $233,000

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Internet

Ian UsherTalk about depressing. Ian Usher was obviously devastated when his wife left him since he decided to auction off his life on eBay. The Australian resident was hoping to raise $475,000.00 to make a fresh start. The package included most of his worldly possessions and a chance to take over his job. The first day it appeared that the bids went as high as $2.1 million. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a glitch in the system, so when all was said and done the highest bid was only $233,000. While that is only about half of what he would have liked, that seems enough to make a pretty decent start.

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Property Room Auctions

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Hot Deals, Internet, Misc. Tech

Cell PhonesEver wonder what happens to items recovered in police raids? As of January, they are being offered on PropertyRoom. An alternative to police auctions, they provide a myriad of items from jewelry to electronics to vehicles. They obtain the items from over 1,000 law enforcement agencies. Bids often start at $1.00 and after checking out the site, we found over 400 electronic items at these incredible prices:

  • Blackberry 7100g Cell Phone - $16.11
  • JVC THC60 5.1 Channel DVD Home Theater - $181.90
  • Logitech Ipod Docking Station - $31.00
  • Digital Wireless Phones, 25+ Pieces - $155.00
  • Magnavox MPD850 Portable DVD Player - $36.01
  • Hitachi DZ-MV730A DVD Camcorder - $140.86

By the way, they also record serial numbers, so if you had an item stolen and can prove you owned it, they will return it to you. Sign up is free if you want to join in the bidding or are simply looking for something that got away from you.

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Let the PS3 Price Gouging Begin!

PS3 Ebay Screenshot

We all knew it was coming eventually… with a limited supply of only 400,000 units in the States, it was only a question of when Mr. Supply would meet Mr. Demand and chaos would ensue.

Today, EB / Gamestop began taking pre-orders for the hulking, wallet-emptying console via a $100 deposit system. But with only an average of 6 consoles allocated per store, only the first few lucky customers in line will have the privelege of giving Gamestop $100 for a piece of paper that *might* get you a console at launch. Unless, of course, the store employees got there first. Thanks to EB / Gamestop’s store policies, each store employee was able to reserve themselves one PS3 console before the public even had a chance at them.

So what do we get out of all this? Well, a day of exciting blogging, some preposterous eBay listings, and a sinking feeling in our bank accounts.


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