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gblowfish
12-28-2004, 04:37 PM
EBay is totally out of control. What kind of mouth breathing moron would pay $455 for three tablespoons of tap water??? Damn...I'm in the wrong business! Story is here:
Purported Elvis Water Brings $455 Bid on EBay

Entertainment - Reuters

MIAMI (Reuters) - Wade Jones of North Carolina says he snared a plastic cup from which Elvis Presley drank at a concert in 1977 and kept the cup and the water for 27 years before selling the remaining few tablespoons of water on eBay.


The winning bid for the water was $455. He says he won't sell the cup.


A 40-year-old resident of Belmont, North Carolina, Jones said he was 13 when he attended a Presley concert at the Charlotte Coliseum in February, 1977, six months before the death of the rock 'n roll icon.


After the concert, Jones went to the stage looking for a souvenir. A policeman gave him the plastic foam cup, from which he had seen Elvis drinking earlier, he said.


Jones said he kept the cup and water in his freezer until 1985, when he transferred the water to a vial and sealed it. Over the years, he said, he acquired a photograph of Elvis holding the cup at that concert as authentication for his claim.


"I promise this thing is 100 percent legitimate," Jones said.


It was the $28,000 eBay sale of a 10-year-old grilled cheese sandwich in which some people saw the image of the Virgin Mary that persuaded him to auction off his Elvis water.


"I've been selling on eBay since 2000. People said you ought to sell that Elvis cup," Jones said. "When I heard the recent news ... about the grilled cheese sandwich, I kind of thought about it.


"I didn't get $28,000, it's true," he said of the winning bid on the 3-4 tablespoons of water. "But I'm happy."


Jones said he got a lot of e-mails asking how much he wanted for the cup. He's not going to sell but is offering to allow the highest bidder to "exhibit" it for a short time. Minimum bid is $300.


"It's something I've had since I was 13 and I'm just not going to get rid of it," he said.

Chan93lx50
12-28-2004, 05:02 PM
Taco John

ENDelt260
12-28-2004, 05:23 PM
Boozer would note that this person is an example of somoene with more dollars than sense.

Bowser
12-28-2004, 05:24 PM
Must be good livin' these days in North Carolina.

Phobia
12-28-2004, 06:26 PM
Damn. Why didn't anybody post this while the auction was still active?!?! I could have deferred my car payment for a couple months....

badgirl
12-28-2004, 06:34 PM
When I worked at a hospital in Memphis I changed Elvis cather bag, and kept it, who wants to start the bidding? :D

ChiefsFire
12-28-2004, 06:36 PM
When I worked at a hospital in Memphis I changed Elvis cather bag, and kept it, who wants to start the bidding? :D



$6 and a jerry lewis hemrroid

badgirl
12-28-2004, 06:37 PM
$6 and a jerry lewis hemrroid
Do I hear another bid? pass on the 6 bucks but the hemmorid :hmmm:

ArrowheadHawk
12-28-2004, 06:38 PM
Euck Felvis

Jenson71
12-28-2004, 06:39 PM
Someone paid $28,000 for that ****ing grilled cheese? I'm sick. I'm beyond...anything. Who the **** is so stupid that they somehow have $28,000 lying around? You'd figure a person with a lot of money has some sense, but...what the hell....

badgirl
12-28-2004, 06:42 PM
Someone paid $28,000 for that ****ing grilled cheese? I'm sick. I'm beyond...anything. Who the **** is so stupid that they somehow have $28,000 lying around? You'd figure a person with a lot of money has some sense, but...what the hell....
I agree, go feed the homeless or something for God sake, people like this make me sick :cuss:

elvomito
12-28-2004, 06:52 PM
what, you didn't hear about the "haunted cane" that sold for $65k? a little kid thought his dead grandpa was alive in his cane. sheesh

Ari Chi3fs
12-28-2004, 07:53 PM
Elvis was a piece of shit... everyone says Elvis is the "King of RocknRoll" I say BULLSHIT! He didnt write ANY of his hit songs... he was a 50s version of a manufactured superstar, ie Britney...etc.

The real King of Rock, was either Buddy Holly or Chuck Berry.... I lean towards Chuck.

Fugg Elvis/

Jenson71
12-28-2004, 08:02 PM
Chuck Berry owes everything he had to Muddy Waters and Nat King Cole

Jenny Gump
12-28-2004, 08:03 PM
I agree, go feed the homeless or something for God sake, people like this make me sick :cuss:

I once paid $3500 for a shirt.

Phobia
12-28-2004, 08:06 PM
I once paid $3500 for a shirt.

Hey, I'd like to take this opportunity to extend a personal invite to the 2005 37 Forever Charity Auction.

stevieray
12-28-2004, 08:54 PM
Elvis was a piece of shit... everyone says Elvis is the "King of RocknRoll" I say BULLSHIT! He didnt write ANY of his hit songs... he was a 50s version of a manufactured superstar, ie Britney...etc.

The real King of Rock, was either Buddy Holly or Chuck Berry.... I lean towards Chuck.

Fugg Elvis/

:rolleyes:

Rain Man
12-28-2004, 08:54 PM
I once paid $3500 for a shirt.


For that price, I hope you got the contents, too.

tommykat
12-28-2004, 09:00 PM
:rolleyes:

Go First Down Elvis.............:clap:

2bikemike
12-28-2004, 09:22 PM
When I first saw this thread I was wondering why anyone would want Grbac's backwash. :hmmm:

beavis
12-28-2004, 11:39 PM
I got a booger I'll let go for $20.

Rain Man
12-28-2004, 11:45 PM
Whomever bought this was a genius. In ten years, cloning will be legal and socially acceptable and he'll be able to mine a little stale DNA and build his own Elvis. Can you imagine how much your own Elvis would be worth?

RedNeckRaider
12-28-2004, 11:56 PM
This reminds me of a movie I saw years ago, I can not recall the name of it. This guy was selling splinters from Babe Ruths record setting bat and splinters from the cross Jesus was hung on. Everytime he got a order he would reach in his pocket pull out his pocket knife carve off a peice of his desk and mail it to them.

Count Alex's Losses
12-28-2004, 11:58 PM
Elvis was a piece of shit... everyone says Elvis is the "King of RocknRoll" I say BULLSHIT! He didnt write ANY of his hit songs... he was a 50s version of a manufactured superstar, ie Britney...etc.

The real King of Rock, was either Buddy Holly or Chuck Berry.... I lean towards Chuck.

Fugg Elvis/

You ass...Jerry Lee Lewis was the real king of Rock and Roll.

Frazod
12-29-2004, 12:33 AM
Barnum would have loved Ebay. :D