View Full Version : Kindle offered on eBay!


delphidb96
11-26-2007, 03:37 PM
And for a *mere* $499!!! But of course you're only guaranteed to be 'one of the first' to receive it... :)

Derek

Alisa
11-26-2007, 03:56 PM
There was another one up that didn't sell. Of course the seller had 0 feedback and wanted $599 for it so I'm not entirely surprised. I think it's all a bit premature, anyway. It's not sold out that far in advance. Now if it gets to the point it's sold out until after Christmas, they may get some interest. Most people are not going to pay $100 extra to get it a few weeks earlier. It's not ubertrendy like the iPhone.

sarahw2275
11-26-2007, 04:01 PM
That's strange, I just had a look to see if there were any available, but couldn't find any!
Can you give me the link please?

delphidb96
11-26-2007, 05:13 PM
That's strange, I just had a look to see if there were any available, but couldn't find any!
Can you give me the link please?

Here you go. But I wouldn't buy, as the price is too high.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Kindle-New-Wireless-Reading-Device-FREE-S-H_W0QQitemZ290185315027QQihZ019QQcategoryZ294QQssP ageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Derek

datrop
11-26-2007, 07:17 PM
Just to save 5 seconds worth of page loading, someone took the bait.

Alexander Turcic
11-26-2007, 11:15 PM
"Brand new, in box. NOT refurbished. " <-- Like, there are already tons of refurbished units floating around. :whip:

delphidb96
11-26-2007, 11:18 PM
Just to save 5 seconds worth of page loading, someone took the bait.

May they have a fun time waiting for their toy!

If and when I buy a Kindle, (Yes, I know I am a corporate officer of NAEB and committed to marketing Bookeen's Cybook.) I will buy it straight from Amazon. (Hopefully, the dollar won't have collapsed *too far* by then. :) )

Derek

JSWolf
11-27-2007, 08:33 PM
The $499.00 Kindle on ebay actually sold. I am surprised.

Nate the great
11-27-2007, 08:38 PM
The $499.00 Kindle on ebay actually sold. I am surprised.

When the Kindle kept selling out, I knew this would happen. The Kindle is the hot gift this Christmas season.

In all honesty, I didn't think the Kindle would sellout.

datrop
11-29-2007, 02:51 PM
Yikes. The bid is currently at $710, and it's still shy of the reserve price. What happened to rational spending?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&Item=270192210864

markbot
11-29-2007, 04:16 PM
bidder g***6 is a moron or a phony. his first bid was $500...when the previous high was $400. he then bid 650....when previous high was 600.

Rocketime
11-29-2007, 07:43 PM
Ebay has many fakes and fake bids. I got $5,000 for a 2 year old Sony laptop. Too bad it was a fake.

Alisa
11-29-2007, 07:45 PM
Yikes! $810 and reserve not met. I wonder what the reserve is. I'm surprised it's this high even being sold out at Amazon.

markbot
11-29-2007, 07:48 PM
this is so phony...one idiot bid several times in a row....on several occasions!!! when she was already the highest bidder!!!

datrop
11-30-2007, 01:28 AM
Separate $999 Buy It Now auctions... that were successful. Perhaps these are fake bids, perhaps not. Could this be the beginning? Despite what the media proclaims, our economy might not be heading down a gutter, yet. :smack:


http://cgi.ebay.com/BRAND-NEW-SEALED-Amazon-Kindle-Wireless-eBook-Reader_W0QQitemZ290187307998QQihZ019QQcategoryZ887 52QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
http://cgi.ebay.com/BRAND-NEW-SEALED-AMAZON-KINDLE-NEEDS-A-GOOD-HOME_W0QQitemZ280179217437QQihZ018QQcategoryZ88752 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

HarryT
11-30-2007, 05:31 AM
this is so phony...one idiot bid several times in a row....on several occasions!!! when she was already the highest bidder!!!

No, if you see several bids in a row from the same person it's eBay's "auto-bidding" process at work. You say "I'm willing to pay a maximum of $x" and the system automatically places bids for you if someone else places a bid which is above your current bid but below your maximum.

The system won't let you place another bid if you're already the maximum bidder.

datrop
12-02-2007, 03:20 AM
No, if you see several bids in a row from the same person it's eBay's "auto-bidding" process at work. You say "I'm willing to pay a maximum of $x" and the system automatically places bids for you if someone else places a bid which is above your current bid but below your maximum.

The system won't let you place another bid if you're already the maximum bidder.

I've never had a serious problem buying and selling on eBay over the past 9 years, but now I'm convinced that it has its fair share of careless people/scammers when it comes to hot items.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&Item=170174942903

Yes... I'll give you a $20 bill if you pay me $50. :smack:

Alexander Turcic
12-02-2007, 06:59 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&Item=170174942903

Yes... I'll give you a $20 bill if you pay me $50. :smack:

You got to be kidding me! Are people really falling for this? :smack:

JSWolf
12-02-2007, 09:51 AM
The auction is misleading is the problem.

Tulkas
12-02-2007, 10:06 AM
The world's full of crooks and morons :rolleyes:

Alexander Turcic
12-02-2007, 10:16 AM
Separate $999 Buy It Now auctions... that were successful. Perhaps these are fake bids, perhaps not. Could this be the beginning? Despite what the media proclaims, our economy might not be heading down a gutter, yet. :smack:


http://cgi.ebay.com/BRAND-NEW-SEALED-Amazon-Kindle-Wireless-eBook-Reader_W0QQitemZ290187307998QQihZ019QQcategoryZ887 52QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
http://cgi.ebay.com/BRAND-NEW-SEALED-AMAZON-KINDLE-NEEDS-A-GOOD-HOME_W0QQitemZ280179217437QQihZ018QQcategoryZ88752 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Another one, current bid $999 + $25 shipping:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Amazon-Kindle-eReader-brand-new-still-in-shrinkwrap_W0QQitemZ120190930376QQihZ002QQcategory Z88752QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

:knife:

markbot
12-02-2007, 01:06 PM
hmm...I'm tempted to sell my kindle via "buy now" at $850 with a $25 shipping and handling fee. I get my Kindle on Tuesday.

I could then use the $450 to pay for a year's worth of books. Now, I'm wishing I bought 2 of them.

jasonkchapman
12-02-2007, 02:45 PM
If I were Amazon, I would invest the funds to drive every Kindle auction up over $1,000. What a creatively subtle astroturfing effort that would be.

Alexander Turcic
12-03-2007, 05:41 AM
The auction is misleading is the problem.

Looks like he got himself (and/or others) in trouble, because he now updated his auction. Basically, he wants people to click on his Amazon Affiliate link, which will give him 10% for each Kindle purchase, or $40 (plus whatever people bid on his eBay auction). For that, he'll give $20 back to the buyer. It's clearly against Amazon Affiliate TOS, which does not allow any kind of purchase "incentives".

markbot
12-04-2007, 10:59 PM
wow. take a look at all of the Kindles on sale...on ebay now.

sfernald
12-05-2007, 01:09 PM
Wow, kindles are selling for upwards of $600-$700 all over on ebay.

If there was any doubt Kindle was a hit, there is none now.

I can see that happening with a console or an iphone, but who would have thunk it possible that a little ole ereader could cause such a supply/demand disparity.

Alisa
12-05-2007, 01:50 PM
I know there are plenty of people who want them for Christmas so I suppose people are willing to pay a premium because it's a gift. I usually see that more with kids' gifts, though (like Wiis or whatever the Elmo du jour is). I'm thrilled to have my Kindle now, especially since I'm traveling for the holiday, but I'm a grown up. I wouldn't have been weepy on Christmas morning if Santa left me a raincheck for a Kindle. I'd just deal with the wait rather than pay a premium of hundreds of dollars.