It has almost been a week and it looks like the sales of PS3’s and Wii’s have dwindled down a bit on eBay. I have seen some of the Playstation 3’s go for as low as $850 which is just a few hundred above the actual cost of the system. That’s not that bad considering the fact that the “real” sales on eBay were previously going for around $3000. The Nintendo Wii is also extremely reasonable and will only run you around $400 on eBay.
Looking through the auctions will reveal some amazingly clever schemes to try and get people to buy from them. One of the most common things is having a girl pose with the system. Some of them even appear to be topless (even though nothing is visible) in hopes of getting a little boost in sales. This auction, for example, says that the girl will hand deliver the Playstation 3 to the winner if the sale got above $19,000…but the auction has already ended and it didn’t even get a bid at the ridiculous $10,000 starting price.
When I sorted the listings according to price this was one of the first ones to come up. That is because the starting price is $1 million but they are kindly accepting and promptly declining offers. What’s so special about this auction? With the current 72 offers and more than 10,000 views this is what they are offering:
YOU ARE BIDDING ON FOUR BRAND NEW PLAYSTATION 3 (60GB) PLUS FOUR NEW NINTENDO WIIs!!!! YOU ALSO GET 1 OF EVERY GAME YOU WANT FROM OUR HUGE LISTS BELOW!!! These will all be PERSONALLY hand delivered to 4 addresses of your choice!!!… I WILL LITERALLY FLY/DRIVE TO THE ADDRESSES YOU GIVE ME DRESSED UP LIKE SANTA!
The auction is actually a little misleading because it says you get 1 of every game that is listed…but looking at the pictures makes me think you get 1 of every game for every system! It is absolutely crazy what some people come up with and are able to get their hands on.