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Mike Rowe Soft letter on EBAY

By somekid007
Jan 29, 2004
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  1. SubKamran

    SubKamran TS Rookie Posts: 166

    Man, I wish I could do that :( I could use 3 grand!
     
  2. somekid007

    somekid007 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 271

    its at 3 grand now?!?!?!?!?!?!
     
  3. bajan

    bajan TS Rookie

    lmao it's now at $3,550..... dayyyyyyyyum :D

    Tell me this guy didn't do this for a laugh :rolleyes:
     
  4. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 863

    Sorry for the lack of informaty, but who's Mike Rowe?
     
  5. somekid007

    somekid007 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 271

    mike rowe is a 17 year old kid from canada. he designs websites to get money and he decided to register a domain last year called MikeRoweSoft.com. a couple weeks ago microsoft stumbled upon it and their lawyers offered him $10 for its rights. mike rowe countered and asked for $10,000. they settled for an x-box and an all expense paid to redmond washington when microsoft hosts some trade show. now he is selling the letter he got from microsoft's lawyers to try to make some money. to me, this sense of greed has gotten too far.
     
  6. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 863

    Whoa cool... and people are actually bidding on it. Wouldn't be suprised if other domains like mikerousoft.com would be taken... etc. ^_^ (looks at everyone, then thinks to himself... I have a good idea!)
     
  7. somekid007

    somekid007 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 271

    lol, but is your name mike rou???
     
  8. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 863

    Uhh... I kno! Claim a 'nickname'. ;)
     
  9. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,059   +646

    Bid at $22,000 now... that is senseless, or just plain stupid IMO.
     
  10. somekid007

    somekid007 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 271

    ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

    that is just going too far now. heck, i feel sorry for the guy who pays $22k for a document only to realize he could register a domain like m1cr0s0ft.com or something and get it free.
     
  11. somekid007

    somekid007 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 271

    OMFG bidding now at US $32,050.58.
    now i got to register m1cr0s0ft.com
     
  12. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 863

    Over $100,000 now, that's WAY TOO FAR. I WANNA CHANGE MY NAME AND SELL THAT SHIZ OVER EBAY THEN CHANGE IT AGIAN!
     
  13. MYOB

    MYOB TS Rookie Posts: 492

    202 grand???
     
  14. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,059   +646

    Seriously, I'm not too familiar with eBay given that I do not live in the US, etc... but can anyone tell if those bids are for real 100% or what? (I should assume they are but 200k is really crazy!)
     
  15. NoisySilence

    NoisySilence TS Rookie Posts: 98

    I guess he had it all figured out when he settled with Microsoft.
     
  16. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,343   +6

    $205,000 and four days left? Although I don't understand much about how E-Bay works, it looks like some people have upped there own bids ten or twelve times in a row. Surely this can't be a real bid, I can't believe anyone would pay that much.
     
  17. somekid007

    somekid007 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 271

    hahaha i can just imagine bill gates being the one buyin that and they both had a verbal agreement about it when they settled so it makes neither of them look bad
     
  18. somekid007

    somekid007 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 271

    Current bid: US $20,560,100.00
    Time left: 3 days 14 hours
    10-day listing
    Ends Feb-05-04 22:24:05 PST
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    History: 194 bids (US $500.00 starting bid)
    High bidder: cracktax( 19)

    I just went there-above is what it is at now.
     
  19. somekid007

    somekid007 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 271

    hahahaha ebay removed a sh1tl04d of bids and its at $5100 now
     
  20. snowman

    snowman TS Rookie Posts: 183

    its at $500 now, he removed all bids and now has a set of rules on how the bidder must bid.
     
  21. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 863

    If they were bogus or not, wouldn't those people be entitled to buying?

    Dang that sucks... he was probably gonna strike it rich.
     
  22. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,343   +6

    He finally closed the bidding on E-Bay at $1,037. At least this one is for real, I guess.
     
  23. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    Yeah, I wish Microsoft would send me a nasty letter. :D
    A nice little earner that one.
     

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