Get a MacBook Air for $25?

  • Comments: 11
  • Written on: September 14th, 2008

Read this post to learn how you can get a
MacBook Air for as little as $25 – NO JOKE!

I was browsing around on eBay this morning and saw some scammy looking guy doing what he called a “mystery auction”.

The concept was very similar to a blind auction where you bid on an envelope or a package without knowing the exact contents that are contained in the envelope.

I was a little bored today, so I figured what the heck. I have a bunch of e-envelopes going online on eBay via scheduled auctions over the next 24 hours.  Each e-envelope contains a free gift from me ranging from $1.00 all the way up to a MacBook Air computer ($1799.99).

In accordance with eBay’s rules, this is not a contest, lottery, game of chance or skill, or any other kind of gambling deal.  You are bidding on an e-envelope and anything inside the e-envelope you win is simply a gift from me to you.

All of the rules are explained in the auction, but if you have any questions, feel free to post a comment here or call me if you need to.

This is a 1-day auction on eBay that will wrap up Monday afternoon.  It will probably take me half a day to process all of the free gifts, but what the heck 🙂

  1. Mark Sierra at MeAndMyDrum.com said on September 14th, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Very cool. I hope I at least break even. 🙂

    Good luck to all!

  2. Dale Evens
    Dale Evens said on September 14th, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    excellent

  3. Thor Schrock said on September 14th, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    So far 3 BINs and one bidder. The $30 BIN makes pretty god sense since the bidding starts at $25. Maybe I should have listed the BINs higher?

  4. Siva said on September 15th, 2008 at 6:46 am

    What if there are no bids on all except 1 or 2?

    They get some gift?

    What about shipping charges?

  5. Thor Schrock said on September 15th, 2008 at 8:15 am

    @Siva

    In the auction I explain this. If some of the e-envelopes go unsold they will be re-listed for one more day. If they still go unsold I will either:

    1) Award the gifts from the biggest to the smallest
    2) Refund all bidders’ money

  6. Thor Schrock said on September 15th, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    eBay killed the auction. They said it was too close to a “chance auction”. I have refunded everyone’s payments. Sorry guys 🙁

  7. Mark Sierra at MeAndMyDrum.com said on September 15th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Well, to show you how willing I am to help someone out, I’d be happy to pay you back the $30 to relieve you of the burden of that laptop. LOL 🙂

  8. Wes Wyatt said on September 16th, 2008 at 12:40 am

    You can sell a jar with a ghost inside of it, a magic stick, and an ass-kickin’…but not what you had up? Had you said the laptop was haunted…then you could have named your price!!! 😉

  9. Ruby Web said on September 16th, 2008 at 5:38 am

    Great gambling concept. Oh I forgot, it’s not gambling. Lol! Well I would definitely give it a shot when feeling lucky, I will not bid over $50 USD though.

  10. James Wilcox said on September 17th, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    How about you just auction them yourself using a wordpress plugin? No reason e-Scam should get a cut of the sale. http://www.wpauctions.com/

    I haven’t used it yet, but I know others that do.

  11. Get a MacBook Air for $25? | The Macbook Blog said on September 14th, 2008 at 4:00 pm

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