: Its cool....but not $40 grand cool!



iowasevillests
11-02-09, 12:01 AM
So not sure how many of you have seen/heard about it, but the long story is somebody in Minnesota had too much time on their hands over their long cold winters and after likely drinking a few too many beers thought that it would be a good idea to put their extra easy chair on wheels and make it gas powered. Ok all is fine and dandy until one day they decide to drive it home from the bar after having several too many and its now the property of the police and they have it up on ebay....last bid at $40,100 with 18 hours left!

Yes its cool and a novel idea and everything and got a fair amount of publicity....but paying $40 grand for a chair on tires with electric start and a tiny steering wheel makes some of us caddy fans seem incredibly sane! The link to the auction is below

Motorized chair on ebay (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150384476487&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:en)

Kick94sts
11-02-09, 09:29 AM
holy crap it was on the news and the bid was at like $3500 and i thought that was insane!

Rolex
11-02-09, 11:13 AM
I saw it on HLN yesterday and it was over 30k. A fool and his money.....

OffThaHorseCEO
11-02-09, 11:34 AM
couldnt you BUILD one for much less?

hell couldnt you pay to have one built for much less?

on third thought...buy a damn car!

Stingroo
11-02-09, 11:39 AM
^ AMEN!

For 40k? Buy a fleet of Fleetwoods. lol

Ranger
11-02-09, 12:34 PM
somebody in Minnesota had too much time on their hands over their long cold winters
And the high bidder has more money than brains.

A fool and his money.....
Amen!

Jonas McFeely
11-02-09, 04:16 PM
$5 says they're joke bids. $1 says it gets re-listed. :cookoo:

iowasevillests
11-02-09, 07:43 PM
Jonas may not be too far off, although putting fake bids up on something that is being listed by the cops doesn't seem like the most intelligent move to me. When I try and check out the current status of the auction it says it has been pulled, so maybe the $40k was too good to be true for the police dept.....guess we'll know in a couple days....

Ranger
11-02-09, 10:41 PM
Someone screwing with the cops? Now there's a thought. :sneaky:

Aron9000
11-03-09, 03:25 AM
I checked the bidder history yesterday, all the bids were by people with at least a 10 feedback score. Hell a couple of bidders had over 100 feedback.