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    Default This Piece of iPhone History Comes Up Short in eBay Auction


    Although eBay has played host to a number of high-profile actions of Apple relics in the past, the latest didn't fetch the usual mega-bucks.

    What we are told is a "rare" prototype of Apple's first-generation iPhone sold for just $1,500 on eBay.

    It's not clear how much the Australia-based eBay user in possession of the device was hoping to get for it, but the price for which it sold likely comes as a disappointment.

    The device itself is in near mint condition, apart from a very tiny mark in the back," the seller described, adding that "it passes all tests perfectly." Nonetheless, the working prototype sold for much less than many first-run Apple product components have fetched online in the past.

    How the seller obtained the device is unclear, as is the reason eBay didn't pull the auction before its completion. In previous years, the auction platform has been known to curtail auctions involving operational pre-release products from leading tech makers.

    Sources: eBay, Apple Insider

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    It was a "Buy it Now" for 1499 so i dont think the seller was disappointed since he/she set the buy it now pricing

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    I mean really. He can go get 3 brand new iPhones for that money. And I would be happy to get over 100$ for my older iPhones. Lol

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    They Buy It Now was $1,499.99.... he couldn't have gotten anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffalo13 View Post
    They Buy It Now was $1,499.99.... he couldn't have gotten anymore.
    He could have gotten more if the bidding started. I have sold several iPhones on eBay with buy it now set at $250 only to have the bidding go $300+.

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    I think there are people who would have bought it for even more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffalo13 View Post
    They Buy It Now was $1,499.99.... he couldn't have gotten anymore.
    Sure he could have. If it's listed as an auction, once people start bidding, at a certain point the Buy It Now goes away and it becomes a traditional auction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowboy View Post
    It was a "Buy it Now" for 1499 so i dont think the seller was disappointed since he/she set the buy it now pricing



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    Better cover up the porn sites saved in your bookmarks/tabs...
    Consider it done

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    lol Cowboy

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    Whoa, lets not be too hasty in covering those tabs and links!

    Check out WW2 for iOS 8 - Widget-Weather 2.0

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    Sorry guy and or gals can't give up all my bootylicious secrets

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowboy View Post
    Consider it done
    You forgot to cover your name, Logan Westerman.

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    Nope dont really care if people know my porn name its in my sig. My username before it was changed to cowboy was westerman.
    Not needing to hide everything.

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    Hahaha... @pedwily LMAo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowboy View Post
    Nope dont really care if people know my porn name its in my sig.
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    That's alot of black. Multitasker aye. Bahahhaha

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    HA! People tend to overpay to show off money and or power. Nice to see someone get a decent amount but not grossly overpaid. Like the above stated, this person can buy 3 phones with that money. Or buy a nice MacBook Air. Sounds like a win to me.

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