Lady Wins Ebay Auction on a Detroit House

Submitted by: ichamps 8 years ago Misc

Guess how much the winning bid was.
There are 41 comments:
Male 1,918
ppl wouldn`t bid cause you got to pay alot to make it good again
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Female 1,231
Damn you, PayPal. I couldn`t have bid $2? Noooo. >.>
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Male 90
i bet if anyone had known at the time the house was being sold for $1.75, the price would have been waaaaaay higher
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Male 2,592
Even though that isn`t even remotely Detroit, that is what most of the houses look like there. Some neighborhoods are completely devastated. Block after block of vacant shabby houses and empty lots. In this city, children under 9 get shot just because they wereplaying outside, when some idiot gangbanger decided it was more important to show how big his balls are by shooting up someones house. Just recently, if you don`t believe me check the news, an INFANT was shot.
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Female 2,044
that house is creepy.
*shudders*
i bet living in that house would be an experience.
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Male 98
Saginaw is about 70 miles from Detroit. You know, since you didn`t open up a map or anything.

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Male 2,553
.....? ok next.
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Male 10,440
I`d have paid at least... $50, I think, for it.
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Male 2,121
Is this actually real?? 8 other bidders and no1 went higher than $1.75? Is that possible? The only person to really benifit from this is suprisingly the guy selling it. Instead of paying $800 in taxes, someone pays him to take it of his hands.
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Male 1,365
No arson...there has to be people there...this section of Saginaw, south by m-13 is a ghost town, literally. I`ll bet it`s on a street with filled with empty houses that slumlords no longer want to pay to keep up because there`s no one to rent to, so they abandon them.
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Male 1,540
"Did I miss something there? What`s so special?"

One dollar and twenty five cents. I mean, you could tear apart the house and sell the separate pieces for at least $200. But seriously, that`s like, "Do I want a pooty little burrito from taco bell, or do I want to buy an entire drating house and the property it`s on?"
A homeless person could own a house! Then he wouldn`t be homeless anymore. D:

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Female 15,763
So she`s flipping a house. And it happened to be through Ebay.

Did I miss something there? What`s so special?

Jezuz, you`ve posted that same exact comment, just a period, multiple times. It`s spam and doesn`t belong here. I`d appreciate it if you didn`t spam anymore.

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Female 28
As another person said, Saginaw is nowhere near Detroit. Also, this isn`t a "sign of the times" there`s just a crapload of abandoned houses in Saginaw. At least it`s being sold and fixed up instead of burned down by arsonists (although I haven`t been up with the times, so maybe that`s not happening as much).
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Male 445
Thursday, October 2, 2008 4:43:41 PM
...I feel sorry for that house. I can`t believe she doesn`t want to keep it... It`s like a good photography opportunity.

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Hahaha, I thought you said "pornography opportunity"

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Female 687
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I can`t believe the eight other bidders didn`t want to go over 1.75?!
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Female 26
...I feel sorry for that house. I can`t believe she doesn`t want to keep it... It`s like a good photography opportunity.
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Male 180
Wow, that`s just over the price of a remote-controlled ghost. Bargain.
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Male 247
Eight other bidders? LMAO
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Female 91
Damn it I bet 1$ if i would have know that it was in Saginaw i would have said $1.50

well That is why we call it SagNASTY

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Male 1,837
wow i was expecting something way off.
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Male 7,933
"hmm you can buy houses on ebay? what next"

everything except used make-up.


What I dont get. If your willing to spend 800 in back taxes... wouldn`t you be willing to go to 2 dollars?

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Male 4,793
i definately would not buy that, not even for half a penny. by the looks of it, its going to cost alot before the thing is deemed safe...or its going to cost to take it down, either way its a risk i wouldnt take.
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Male 909
I`d buy it and turn it into a bitchin` squat.

Getting drunk, buncha bands playing...
A man can dream, right?

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Male 119
how did i miss out on this deal?
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Female 2,064
I clicked on the link and thought: "How much? $5" XDDD Clciked it and WOW, it was much less.
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Male 4,867
daym thats cheap, i would buy tht
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Male 282
Makes me think of those house-flipping shows where the people think they`re going to make sooo much money. They buy the house for $50k, expecting to pay $10k in labor in repairs, and expect to sell the house for $200k. They end up spending about $100k because of all the hidden damage. Then, they refuse to sell the house for 190k.

Actually, that lot reminds me of my Granny`s old house (senile, mean, old lady). The land was worth more when the house "mysteriously" burned down.

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Male 722
posted, not osted, sorry.
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Male 722
My guess was 99p (the lowest you can bid on eBay UK) so I wasn`t far off :)(according to XE.com, 0.99 GBP = 1.74715 USD at the time I osted)
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Male 5,970
What if the bid was like a million dollars? xD
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Male 3,428
Hmm, I was thinking only $10. I was waaaay off.

There is a lady in my hometown, we call her the bag lady, she has a Ph.D. in some field, not sure which, owns a house in WORSE condition than that house. She has been arrested several times for being filthy, or some sort of nonsensery as that. She`s worth a couple hundred thousand.
Her house went for sale for $50. It was a nice house too, minus the garbage, the holes in the roof, the broken windows... etc.

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Male 807
The person who sold this is a genius.
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Male 120
She really overpaid...Sucker some people
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Male 182
wow, whoever wrote this description is an idiot.
Saginaw is nowhere near Detroit...

But I live in a suburb outside Detroit, and that house would be just as at home in Detroit anyway...

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Male 404
this is nice...
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Female 331
Yeah, it`ll take a lot to fix it up.
Good luck to her.
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Male 561
god I totally want to buy it.
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Female 206
hmm you can buy houses on ebay? what next
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Female 70
It`s an old wooden shack, with hardly any propery, annndd its in Detroit..

sounds about right for 1.75

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Male 499
EPIC WIN!
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Male 176
Link: Lady Wins Ebay Auction on a Detroit House [Rate Link] - Guess how much the winning bid was.
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