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Jesus
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Post by Jesus » Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:04 pm

Auction | Cheap TV laptop ipod auctions - bid & win on Swoopo


Probably the most convincing scam on the internet.

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Post by Ace Mercury » Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:53 pm

There was a good writeup on this site linked on BoingBoing: Online auction "game" exploits cognitive blindspots to make you overspend - Boing Boing

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Post by Jesus » Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:36 pm

Lol it shows Wii Play up to 82 bucks and still has people bidding on it. This makes me think that the site owners themselves are bidding on it in order to increase the time and make more of a profit. Save the fact that the same usernames are under multiple bids.

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