Someone bought a Chevy Camaro "Bumblebee" for $5.28!

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  1. Big Filipino

    Big Filipino John 3:16-17 says it all

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  2. axl6533

    axl6533 Anarchy Is Your Freedom

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    at my walmart legends i think go for like 4.50 but dam 5 bucks for a real car thats crazy
     
  3. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    Well, essentially he lucked out on what boils down to a borderline scam scheme.

    Worst case scenario he paid below $300. The other bidder(s), on the other hand...
     
  4. Sideswipe1954

    Sideswipe1954 Well-Known Member

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    I have seen ads on TV for similar sites. I always wondered how they made money
     
  5. Josh

    Josh Comic Color-guy

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    *want*
     
  6. BenjaminXavier

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    Its nice that they show how it works in the news video (how the company made $127 on a $50 gift card) but by their math the site only got $300 for the car... ?

    Maybe its a loss leader thing, or a fluke. Still, great deal for that guy.
     
  7. Deceptigtar

    Deceptigtar Sworn Decepticon Assassin

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    Ebay:
    This guy got lucky for sure but watching the video and familiar with those sites that's how they get you.
     
  8. koh4711

    koh4711 King of Hearts

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    Ebay:
    I wonder how the taxes on that are going to be handled. Wouldn't change the registration fees, that's for sure. And I wonder if the owner of the car gets to report a tax break for selling it at a loss.

    And interesting to see how these sites work... It almost sounds like gambling, in a weird way. Certainly seems to rely on the same kind of impulses. Though given how the end of auctions go on eBay, I also kinda kick myself for not thinking of it first.
     
  9. Philip164

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    Wow
     
  10. optimus124

    optimus124 PSN ID - OPTIMUS124

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    WINNING!

    That's awesome. Even though that's Rally Yellow (not the official Bee Yellow), still you can jazz it up with some billet Autobot logos and it's good to go. Sadly, they'll cost more than what he paid for the car LOL
     
  11. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    Sounds to me like the website used the $40,000 as an advertising expense in hopes to sucker in more bidders. This $5 car is certainly not the rule.
     
  12. optimus124

    optimus124 PSN ID - OPTIMUS124

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    This^

    now everybody and their momma are gonna hit this site up.
     
  13. Ratchets Hatch

    Ratchets Hatch Explosions?

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    It's pretty much gambling disguised as an auction. You pay to make a bid. The more bids you make, the better chance you will have of winning the privilege of paying $5 for the car.

    They make money off naive people. The lesson here is that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
     
  14. TFfan08

    TFfan08 Vigilante

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    He must be the second luckiest man in the world. *The first being Jason Statham*
     
  15. thefinaldoom

    thefinaldoom Well-Known Member

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    Watch the video. It explains it. By the rate of people buying bids, these guys are making serious cash.
     
  16. Starscreamownz

    Starscreamownz Air Commander

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    Good job to this guy. However I'm not gonna bother with those sites.
     

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