$5100 for a Cornflake?

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  1. UnicronHound

    UnicronHound Well-Known Member

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    people are idiots. What more can I say...
     
  3. RandomFerret

    RandomFerret Fuzzy Forever

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    It's all about marketing. People like weird auctions. The general public does the marketing by mailing the link around, and once there are thousands of people watching the auction, a business like Golden Palace comes along and buys it to get those hits.

    There's nothing idiotic about it, it's actually quite savvy.
     
  4. Xaxis

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    Dude, that's a leaked prototype of the Great Illinois Cornflake. Didn't you notice the "Not For Sale" stamp on it?

    I'm just gonna wait until it's out at retail and get one for $9.99.
     
  5. smkspy

    smkspy Remember true fans

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    :thumbs2:  Its up to $60,000 man that fucking hilarious.
     
  6. snackdragon

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    75.100!!!!
     
  7. Optimus Scourge

    Optimus Scourge Arcee's boy toy Veteran

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    75 G's for a frosted flake?
     
  8. Gnaw

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    Fake. No way anyone is paying that much for that stupid fucking thing. It's a stretch to begin with. So we'll spend 75,000 on a chip but people are starving in the streets.....wow.
     
  9. Tech Spec

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    that has to be the craziest auction I have ever seen
     
  10. Foster

    Foster Haslab Victory Saber Backer #3 Veteran

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    Now I need a bowl of cereal.

    Malt-O-Meal Frosted Mini-Spooners, if anyone's wondering. Yum.
     
  11. karamazov80

    karamazov80 Million Dollar Champion

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    It is over 150K now. . .this is the most absurd thing I've ever seen. I guess somebody is getting a kick out of screwing around with everyone else.
     
  12. Red Alert

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    i could see someone buying it if profits go to charity but not just to buy
     
  13. Obvious Prime

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    But it's GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREAT!!!!
     
  14. shifty02

    shifty02 This is the way

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    It's at $180,300 right now. Good luck getting the buyer to actually pay it though.
     
  15. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    Ive been eating America all this time and didnt even know it

    Damn thats crazy, tempted to get out some flour & sugar and make some shapes to bake
     
  16. alecgates15

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    What if it breaks during shipping o_O  And did anyone else notice the "Up to $25 back with eBay MasterCard":lol  like that'll help :lolol 
     
  17. CdnShockwave

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    $180,000 and counting!


    Holy crap people are stupid.
     
  18. cagliostro

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    It's at 199,100 now! That's some good stuff your eating, have you tryed the Strawberry Creame ones?
     
  19. aussiehippy

    aussiehippy Au contraire, Blackadder.

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    That is just plain weird. It's over $200k now.
     
  20. Tim Formas

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    The best part about it is that it only bears some similarities to the state of Illinois. Whereas some of this "hey it looks like something" cereal pieces, potato chips, or whatever....this flake just isn't that spot on.

    Now the Jay Leno potato chip...that's more like it!