Bargain Basement

By John Walker on December 30th, 2007 at 9:50 am.

So, you wanted a Weighted Companion Cube plush toy, but never managed to get one in time for Christmas? Never fear! You can surely be one of the lucky few to pick one up from eBay for a snip!

Only $8 shipping!

That’s right, for only $290.00 you could be the owner of your very own soft cube from off of a videogame. Why delay? Buy today!

But wait, there’s more! If you buy a Weighted Companion Cube plush today, we’ll throw in this bar of gold bullion, and bag of diamonds!

Thanks to some guy or other called Jeep for pointing this out to us.

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16 Comments »

  1. Leelad says:

    Surely waiting for them to come back in stock for £15 would have been a simpler option?
    HAS to be some seriously spoilt kid screaming at his dad behind that winning bid….what a spacker!!

  2. Jives says:

    Whoa, someone actualy bought it for that much.

  3. Thomas says:

    Some guy named Jeep? Jeep Barnett?

    Then that’s one of the Portal developers :P

  4. Mike says:

    Congratulations Sanschel! You have more money than sense!

  5. No Picnic says:

    Something’s fishy. Check out the bidding history. It appears the same handful of users bid it up to its inflated value.

  6. Cradok says:

    Eeh, I don’t think that’s especially fishy. I’ve seen that happen a lot, people incrementally bid up to their maximum, rather than just bidding their max. And the only person who knows what a max bid is during the auction is each bidder.

    Besides, the winner bid at least $290, so he was willing to pay that.

  7. PoweredByBacon says:

    ya it does kinda seem fishy to me too. I would only pay $290 if it was solid and made of metal and plastic and life size…actually n/m

  8. danny says:

    I predict a few screams when they do come back in stock at the Valve Store.

    I, however, found myself a WCC Keyring handmade by a Lady in Australia. Woo!

  9. King Awesome says:

    I love my plush companion cube.

    /me hugs

  10. lalahsghost says:

    I want my fucking coffee mug from VALVe :shakes fist for them canceling order six days after I paid them:

  11. Ben Abraham says:

    I agree the bidding history looks rigged… I mean, the guy who had the second highest bid went from $130 to $285 without being outbid by someone else as far as I can tell.

    No one would do that unless they were deliberately trying to price gouge – and as none of the people who raised the price to its staggeringly inflated heights ended up actually footing the bill, that seems the likely explanation to me.

  12. Man Raised By Puffins says:

    I agree the bidding history looks rigged… I mean, the guy who had the second highest bid went from $130 to $285 without being outbid by someone else as far as I can tell.

    You automatically out-bid any new bids if your maximum bid is higher than they are (note than sanschel put a bid in five days before o***e gave up trying to match it). It’s really all sanschel’s fault for being a silly sausage and putting down over $290 as his max bid.

  13. Thelps says:

    I can’t take someone called ‘Jeep’ seriously. This must be a scam. What has anyone with such a name ever given the world?

    (Stand by for irony failure in 3… 2… 1…)

  14. No Picnic says:

    Man Raised By Puffins is probably right and has the best screen name I’ve ever seen on RPS. Why didn’t I think of it first? :(

  15. Ben Abraham says:

    Agreed. On both counts. I have very minimal experience with Ebay.

    Also, LOL, at the eventual winner!

  16. DigitalSignalX says:

    Momma always said never underestimate fools and their ability to part with money.