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sam majors
09-19-2013, 07:56 PM
Rules say not to out an ongoing auction. Don't know if I will be breaking the rules as the seller has more than one. E-bay item # 161 107 433 587. Sorry but I don't know how to post the listing. Sam Majors :confused: :confused: :confused:

vintagetoppsguy
09-19-2013, 08:01 PM
Ha! If I didn't know any better, it sounds like a ploy just to build feedback, but the seller already has a lot of feedback.

Eric72
09-19-2013, 08:01 PM
Rules say not to out an ongoing auction. Don't know if I will be breaking the rules as the seller has more than one. E-bay item # 161 107 433 587. Sorry but I don't know how to post the listing. Sam Majors :confused: :confused: :confused:

I honestly don't know what's harder to believe.

That you outed the auction...or that one already sold! :eek:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/161107433587?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2F i.html%3F_sadis%3D200%26_ipg%3D50%26LH_SALE_CURREN CY%3D0%26_sacat%3D0%26_samihi%3D%26_samilow%3D%26_ fpos%3D%26_ftrt%3D901%26_udhi%3D%26_oexkw%3D%26_sa bdhi%3D%26_ftrv%3D1%26_udlo%3D%26_sabdlo%3D%26_adv %3D1%26_sop%3D12%26_dmd%3D1%26_okw%3D%26_fsct%3D%2 6_nkw%3D161107433587%26_rdc%3D1

Paul S
09-19-2013, 08:20 PM
I'd need to see a back scan

39special
09-19-2013, 08:30 PM
Looks trimmed to me.

alanu
09-19-2013, 08:48 PM
These were no doubt found in grandpa's attic.

Brian Van Horn
09-19-2013, 08:55 PM
One sold?!

frankbmd
09-19-2013, 08:58 PM
he will not ship to Somalia.:eek::eek::eek:

wolf441
09-19-2013, 08:58 PM
My favorite part is the list of countries that he won't ship to!

This line almost makes me want to drop a buck..

"Mexico (Truck/rail shipments to and within other than as a connecting conveyance)"

wolf441
09-19-2013, 09:00 PM
....and thanks guys, I just wasted my 500th post on a friggin' staple!!!!:eek:

Eric72
09-19-2013, 09:08 PM
One sold?!

Yes, it did.

Conjuring my best Mel Allen impression...which is interesting, because I tend to think of myself to be more along the lines of Red Barber.

How about that. How a-BOUT that...

http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b498/EricsPhotographs/TheStaple_zps9186f069.png

Best Regards,

Eric

Gobucsmagic74
09-19-2013, 09:09 PM
I think this listing has been up for at least three years now. For all you Cracker Jack collectors, lol!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/WORLDS-WORST-CRACKER-JACK-TOY-LISTED-IN-PROTEST-/390330702818?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5ae185dbe2

WillowGrove
09-19-2013, 09:21 PM
Rules say not to out an ongoing auction. Don't know if I will be breaking the rules as the seller has more than one. E-bay item # 161 107 433 587. Sorry but I don't know how to post the listing. Sam Majors :confused: :confused: :confused:

Hysterical listing. Question for Sam the OP......what were you searching for when you found it? :)

sam majors
09-19-2013, 09:54 PM
I was looking for one used paper clip! Sam

Texxxx
09-19-2013, 09:57 PM
I was looking for one used paper clip! Sam

So now we know who bought it!:D

GoldenAge50s
09-19-2013, 10:00 PM
One sold?!

Yes, just one so far, but I'm sure I'm not the ONLY used staple collector out there!;)

WillowGrove
09-19-2013, 10:03 PM
I was looking for one used paper clip! Sam

thanks for the LOL

z28jd
09-19-2013, 10:04 PM
Many moons ago, my brother put an ebay auction up with the title "?????"

The description was: Could be anything, bid and find out.

It had about 15 different bidders and ended for just over $9

Had lots of questions, some of them pretty funny.

He ended up mailing the winner a bunch of small things including some common baseball cards

Leon
09-19-2013, 10:08 PM
For the record...there isn't, hasn't been and never will be a rule against outing any auction. On a personal note I usually prefer they not be outed but there is no rule about it.

and btw, love these auctions...great stuff guys!!

Michael B
09-19-2013, 10:20 PM
....and thanks guys, I just wasted my 500th post on a friggin' staple!!!!:eek:

They don't raise them too smart in Walpole/Cedar Junction do they?

deucetwins
09-19-2013, 10:25 PM
Is it available for local pickup?

nolemmings
09-19-2013, 10:36 PM
and btw, love these auctions...great stuff guys!!

Agreed Leon. Humor is one of the great staples of this forum.

ZachS
09-19-2013, 10:41 PM
Agreed Leon. Humor is one of the great staples of this forum.

What you did there... I see it.

DHogan
09-19-2013, 10:43 PM
He should ship to the list of banded countries. It could hold them together a lot better. :D

Brian Van Horn
09-19-2013, 10:53 PM
Who votes we get the staple graded or would that be a waste of time since it's used and would probably only come back Authentic.

the 'stache
09-19-2013, 11:00 PM
How do we really know said staple is in the seller's possession? I would feel much better if a piece of paper with "Huntpicksell" on it were included.

One can never be too careful nowadays.

alanu
09-19-2013, 11:12 PM
With 5 for sale I'd be a little worried I wouldn't get the one pictured.

Jantz
09-19-2013, 11:27 PM
This reminds me of the Ebay auction a few years ago where the guy was selling his girlfriend's box. In the auction photo he had a small cardboard box with a large stuffed animal, a rooster sitting next to it.

I had tears in my eyes from laughing so hard at the questions that were sent to the seller and his replies.

Anyone else remember that auction?


Jantz

auggiedoggy
09-19-2013, 11:34 PM
Hell no!!! Not until its been graded by PSA!! :mad:

wolf441
09-20-2013, 12:00 AM
look at the edges.....CLEARLY a reprint!

ctownboy
09-20-2013, 12:17 AM
Could this be some type of code?

I have read that some people have made what looks like a crazy classified ad and people who don't know anything about what is going on just consider it a crazy classified ad. However, to those in the know, the crazy classified ad is a code for something like an offer to buy or sell something illegal, etc.

David

thehoodedcoder
09-20-2013, 01:44 AM
Could this be some type of code?

I have read that some people have made what looks like a crazy classified ad and people who don't know anything about what is going on just consider it a crazy classified ad. However, to those in the know, the crazy classified ad is a code for something like an offer to buy or sell something illegal, etc.

David

You must be having a beautiful mind episode.

Kevin

t206fix
09-20-2013, 09:04 AM
Could this be some type of code?

I have read that some people have made what looks like a crazy classified ad and people who don't know anything about what is going on just consider it a crazy classified ad. However, to those in the know, the crazy classified ad is a code for something like an offer to buy or sell something illegal, etc.

David

You were right. I bought one staple from the guy and 30 minutes later a hooker showed up with a pound of heroin. Boy was my wife mad! She understood after I told her that what I really bought was a staple.

Ease
09-20-2013, 11:18 AM
You were right. I bought one staple from the guy and 30 minutes later a hooker showed up with a pound of heroin. Boy was my wife mad! She understood after I told her that what I really bought was a staple.

I'll be needing that guy's number please.

nolemmings
09-20-2013, 11:30 AM
You were right. I bought one staple from the guy and 30 minutes later a hooker showed up with a pound of heroin. Boy was my wife mad! She understood after I told her that what I really bought was a staple.

Either way you'd find yourself in a bind.

Runscott
09-20-2013, 11:31 AM
Could this be some type of code?

I have read that some people have made what looks like a crazy classified ad and people who don't know anything about what is going on just consider it a crazy classified ad. However, to those in the know, the crazy classified ad is a code for something like an offer to buy or sell something illegal, etc.

David

David, I'm surprised you picked up on this, so I'll let you in on some of what's going on:

Each of the seller's auction pictures is actually a computer chip, but only if printed at the correct resolution and on the right kind of paper. You can then tape all of them together once you figure out the sequence (based on hints in the NY Times crossword puzzle), to create a computer that will calculate the answer to a question that was posed in a soup commercial shown in the 1970's. Others like you will be doing the same thing with magazine ads, cutting out the appropriate pieces to form their own computers. Their results will be sent to the head (right through the ears) of whoever is near the computer that spits out the correct answer to the soup question.

So build your computer and stand by until your friends have completed their missions. And take off your foil hat - it will interfere with the signals.

Howe’s Hunter
09-20-2013, 11:50 AM
would that make them a hoarder? :)

pawpawdiv9
09-20-2013, 06:23 PM
Now purchase his other item(s)
A paperclip Binderclip-- WOW he has 5 of them!! With a Best Offer???
Looks a little bit Off-Center to me??
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/One-Paper-Clip-Paperclip-Binderclip-/00/s/MTYwMFgxMjAw/z/oBAAAOxyFjNSNgxc/$(KGrHqRHJEMFIrJYdJ41BSNg)bqDgw~~60_57.JPG

novakjr
09-20-2013, 06:41 PM
Based solely on the location of the item, is there any chance that this is steaknchop? I guess he's graduated from selling emailed photos of corned beef hash, to selling single used staples..

Leon
09-22-2013, 04:24 PM
There are still 4 staples available....I need to get into the staple selling arena....Seems like a low COGS and low overhead with few headaches. And with under 50 staples I won't need to supply health insurance!!
.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/161107433587?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2F i.html%3F_sadis%3D200%26_ipg%3D50%26LH_SALE_CURREN CY%3D0%26_sacat%3D0%26_samihi%3D%26_samilow%3D%26_ fpos%3D%26_ftrt%3D901%26_udhi%3D%26_oexkw%3D%26_sa bdhi%3D%26_ftrv%3D1%26_udlo%3D%26_sabdlo%3D%26_adv %3D1%26_sop%3D12%26_dmd%3D1%26_okw%3D%26_fsct%3D%2 6_nkw%3D161107433587%26_rdc%3D1


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barrysloate
09-23-2013, 06:32 AM
What's even more amazing than the listing is that there is actually an ebay category for staplers. Do you really need to buy staples through the mail? Doesn't every town have a stationery store? I assume these are BIN's and people are not getting into bidding wars over a stapler.

toledo_mudhen
09-23-2013, 08:38 AM
David, I'm surprised you picked up on this, so I'll let you in on some of what's going on:

Each of the seller's auction pictures is actually a computer chip, but only if printed at the correct resolution and on the right kind of paper. You can then tape all of them together once you figure out the sequence (based on hints in the NY Times crossword puzzle), to create a computer that will calculate the answer to a question that was posed in a soup commercial shown in the 1970's. Others like you will be doing the same thing with magazine ads, cutting out the appropriate pieces to form their own computers. Their results will be sent to the head (right through the ears) of whoever is near the computer that spits out the correct answer to the soup question.

So build your computer and stand by until your friends have completed their missions. And take off your foil hat - it will interfere with the signals.

The answer is 42

Forty-two is a pronic number and an abundant number; its prime factorization 2 · 3 · 7 makes it the second sphenic number and also the second of the form { 2 · 3 · r }. As with all sphenic numbers of this form, the aliquot sum is abundant by 12. 42 is also the second sphenic number to be bracketed by twin primes. 42 has a 14 member aliquot sequence 42, 54, 66, 78, 90, 144, 259, 45, 33, 15, 9, 4, 3, 1, 0 and is itself part of the aliquot sequence commencing with the first sphenic number 30. Furthermore, 42 is the 10th member of the 3-aliquot tree.

SO - Did I win?

frankbmd
09-23-2013, 08:50 AM
Net42, 54, 66, 78, 90, 144, 259, 45, 33, 15, 9, 4, 3, 1, 0

Proposed name for the new Vintage Staple Forum?

wolf441
09-23-2013, 10:30 AM
4,8,15,16,23,42.....4,8,15,16,23,42......

barrysloate
09-23-2013, 11:34 AM
0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34..........

thecatspajamas
09-23-2013, 11:41 AM
01101110 01100101 01110100 00110101 00110100 00100000 01101001 01110011 00100000 01100111 01110010 01100101 01100001 01110100

frankbmd
09-23-2013, 11:42 AM
0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34..........

Now we know. Barry is a "FIBONACCI" despite his mild mannered appearance.:D

sam majors
09-23-2013, 01:13 PM
Frank,
I didn't start this thread to discuss politics or religion. An apology is due Mr. Sloate for besmirching his good name. ;)

barrysloate
09-23-2013, 01:44 PM
Now we know. Barry is a "FIBONACCI" despite his mild mannered appearance.:D

Indubitably.:)

Eric72
09-23-2013, 09:33 PM
From a used staple to the Fibonacci Sequence, in less than 55 posts. :)