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PyroFreak
2005-Jan-07, 04:18 PM
Anyone else see that Texas snowball on E-bay going for $260,000? I think that is really rediculous, but these days you can sell anything little thing and make bank on it. I don't know how to do the hyperlink thing, but I think it is like this: snowball (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=208&item=395066934 4&rd=1)

yeah, it worked. any comments on the snowball?

Bawheid
2005-Jan-07, 04:28 PM
Offering something for sale, and receiving that price are two very different things. If anyone pays that much for it, I have a large selection of bridges at reasonable prices. :D

Add: I didn't realise a bid had been made at that price. Good luck cashing the cheque.

Wolverine
2005-Jan-07, 04:32 PM
It should at least come with a grilled cheese sandwich at that price. :o

Candy
2005-Jan-07, 05:37 PM
Is bconzone a single male? 8-[

tmosher
2005-Jan-07, 05:41 PM
Is bconzone a single male? 8-[

He's most likely a teenager and lives in Tampa, FL.

Candy
2005-Jan-07, 05:49 PM
Is bconzone a single male? 8-[

He's most likely a teenager and lives in Tampa, FL.
I don't think so.

To place a bid of US $15,000.00 or more, you'll need to provide a valid credit card or complete the ID Verify process ($5). :P

jrkeller
2005-Jan-07, 08:44 PM
Right now it is at 50 million.

PyroFreak
2005-Jan-07, 08:53 PM
they are just messin around. those rediculous high bids are always retracted, with explainations :entered wrong bid amount. It will probably go back way down.

i wish people would quit wasting money on snowballs and make a difference with their assets, like donating to the Tsunami relief.

frogesque
2005-Jan-07, 10:51 PM
Unusual bids for strange lots can also attract the attention of the authorities. Possible money laundering or drug deals are just a couple of covert things that have been tried on auction sites.

Candy
2005-Jan-07, 11:08 PM
Hey, it's down to $92. :-?

frogesque
2005-Jan-07, 11:16 PM
Hey, it's down to $92. :-?

I hope it hasn't turned yellow.

Candy
2005-Jan-07, 11:18 PM
Hey, it's down to $92. :-?

I hope it hasn't turned yellow.
I'm not eating it now. :lol:

Maksutov
2005-Jan-08, 12:08 AM
Hey, it's down to $92. :-?
Still interested in bconzone?

Candy
2005-Jan-08, 12:17 AM
Hey, it's down to $92. :-?
Still interested in bconzone?
No. :lol:

We have a winner, folks! 4934david!

At least, I think. I've never done ebay.

tmosher
2005-Jan-08, 12:46 AM
Hey, it's down to $92. :-?
Still interested in bconzone?
No. :lol:

We have a winner, folks! 4934david!

At least, I think. I've never done ebay.

I'd like to see how it's shipped.

Candy
2005-Jan-08, 12:51 AM
I'd like to see how it's shipped.

On Jan-04-05 at 07:16:59 PST, seller added the following information:

WILL BE PACKED IN DRY ICE AND SHIPPED UPS OVERNIGHT.
From the link provided.

Chuck
2005-Jan-08, 02:59 AM
I didn't know you could mail stuff in dry ice. Maybe it's time for me to auction off that piece of the iceberg that sank The Titianic that I've been keeping in my freezer.

NASA Fan
2005-Jan-08, 04:04 AM
I have 2 snowballs in my freezer--I doubt that I could make as much money since it has "only" been about 15 years since it snowed in Houston last.

In my defense, I made the snowballs for my parents who were both out of town at Christmas.

mickal555
2005-Jan-09, 09:08 AM
How did it go from 50 million to $92.00

Candy
2005-Jan-09, 03:26 PM
How did it go from 50 million to $92.00
Subtraction :lol:


[JK - if you look at the link, it shows the reason why some bids were rejected]

mickal555
2005-Jan-09, 03:38 PM
How did it go from 50 million to $92.00
Subtraction :lol:


[JK - if you look at the link, it shows the reason why some bids were rejected]
Oh ok hmmm funny they are all the same exusese

Candy
2005-Jan-09, 03:45 PM
Bid History (http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&item=3950669344)


Cancelled: US $4,000,200.00
Explanation: we will not ship to UK
Bid: Jan-07-05 12:20:48 PST
Cancelled: Jan-07-05 14:08:35 PST

I like this one the best. If this were a true bid, I would personally take that snowball to the UK. :P

mickal555
2005-Jan-09, 03:48 PM
Bid History (http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&item=3950669344)


Cancelled: US $4,000,200.00
Explanation: we will not ship to UK
Bid: Jan-07-05 12:20:48 PST
Cancelled: Jan-07-05 14:08:35 PST

I like this one the best. If this were a true bid, I would personally take that snowball to the UK. :P
ROFHLMHO
I'll say =D>

space cadet
2005-Jan-09, 11:43 PM
if anyone wants some snow, you can have mine for free. It snowed a good 16 inches here last night.

NASA Fan
2005-Jan-10, 07:36 AM
We'll set up a crooked deal--you make snowballs, send them to me, I sell them online, and we split the profit.

For all you people out there who know better--is it possible to analyze the snow (or water after it has melted) and determine where the snow came from?

Maksutov
2005-Jan-10, 07:57 AM
We'll set up a crooked deal--you make snowballs, send them to me, I sell them online, and we split the profit.

For all you people out there who know better--is it possible to analyze the snow (or water after it has melted) and determine where the snow came from?
Sure, although the results might be disappointing, with the source always being "clouds".

When I first read the Subject of this thread, I expected to find out something about a snowball that was, say, 100 feet in diameter... :wink:

NASA Fan
2005-Jan-10, 08:13 AM
Well, what I meant was that with water, you can obviously tell if it is salt or fresh water, and based on the saltiness, you can sometimes limit where it came from. I would think that based on other elements and chemicals found in water that scientist can also make some deductions about where a sample came from.

This brings me back to my question. If someone was to analyze a snowball (or more accuratly the water) from Space Cadets (Logan, Utah snow) and my snowball (Houston, Texas snow) could they tell the difference? I am making the assumption (dangerous) that both snowballs are from newly fallen snow.