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Archive for June 19th, 2008

Dumb eBayers

Posted by mikenopolis on June 19, 2008

I’m currently selling some things on eBay and am wondering why people are so dumb. Theoretically eBays should not be in business because if everyone just held out until the last second to put in the bid, you can get something for VERY cheap. I understand that these people want to be the winner, but I have 12 people “fighting” to win one of my items on the very first day…why would you do that? If you were smart, you watch a bunch of the same items and wait until the auction almost ends before putting in your bid, if you don’t win, go to the next one.

While I was on ebay I saw this guy’s auction selling his 1st generation 8gb Apple iPhone. He started the auction at $350, who would put in a bid for a 1st generation iPhone for that much to begin with when a brand new on is $199. you say it’s because it’s unlock? yes it is, and those are going for around $400. the problem here is that this guy mentions a few “problems” with the phone, there are a few DENTS and SCRATCHED, and there is an error that come up “once in a while”….oh and no refunds. Of course this auction ended with no bids….I wonder if he’s dumb enough to relist it EXACTLY the same.

The only reason the phone would have dents would be because it was dropped. I have an iPhone, it is protected with a “invisible shield” which I LOVE, and then a leather case is wrapped around that. I’ve never dropped it. I see these people out there with the iPhones unprotected, girls/women would finish talking and toss it into their purse along with the keys and whatnot. Guys would but in into their pockets with their keys and change. HELLO?!?! it’s a huge investment.

Maybe it’s just me being anal, but all my things (especially electronics) are very well protected and taken care of.

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American Cars…Lacking

Posted by mikenopolis on June 19, 2008

So since my girlfriend’s unfortunate hit & run incident a lot has happened, one of which is that her car is finally in the shop, and we are driving a rental to and from work.  Sadly we were unable to get a better car because the insurance people were not willing to accommodate…we are now in a Chevrolet Cobalt which is horrible!

It’s built like a toy car, the engine is loud, all the parts are loose, etc.

What I really want to rant about it their “radio console” they have about 8″ on the console for a screen for the radio. but they only use about 2 of them in the middle to show either the radio station playing OR the time, so all they can do it say something like 126.7 with a little am or pm or fm symbol. WTF? you have all that room to work with and this is all you can do for a 2008 vehicle?!?!?

What’s worst is that there is a little clock icon, I was on a radio station and wanted to know the time, so logically I pushed the clock button, what does that tell me?….NOTHING, it takes me to a blinking 12HR for time setting! I think that design is lacking logic, they put a button with an icon dedicated to changing the time as if it happens all the time. Even in my old 1992 Honda Accord, the setting is hidden under a tiny door. They have the time and money to create a button, draw and put in the extra circuits into the PCB board, but they weren’t about to fill that “screen” and just have the clock displaying all the time?!?!?!

as of 2008 American cars are still lacking logic, They are where imports were 15-20 years ago.

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Ghetto Young Fathers

Posted by mikenopolis on June 19, 2008

I was stuck in traffic going home from work yesterday and decided to take a picture of this car. Why you ask, not just because it’s Ghetto, but because it was a old  beat up  Honda Accord with  clear back lights, bubbling  tinted windows with a bumper sticker that said one of those, my child is a honor student at some school.

How embarrassed would you be if you parents drove this around??? Exactly!!! Parents are not supposed to drive a rice-rocket want-to-be!

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