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Offline SabbyTopic starter

Sarah Palin signed Xbox 360...
« on: August 10, 2009, 12:00:11 AM »
1.1 million us dollars so far on its Ebay bid o.O

http://www.gamepolitics.com/2009/08/06/sarah-palin-autographed-xbox-360-ebay-11-million

Quote from: Gamepolitics.com
If you've simply got to have an Xbox 360 signed by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, there's one on Ebay right now.

It will set you back a few bucks, though. The bid is currently at US$1.1 million. Oh, and 75 bucks for shipping.

The Anchorage Daily News reports that Canadian David Morrill (left, with the ex-Guv) drove for three days to meet Palin at a picnic in Alaska:

    [Morrill] said he pushed to the front of the greeting line and asked Palin to sign the Xbox as proof he met her. It was "one of the greatest thrills of my life..."

     

    He has received one anonymous bid for his Xbox, for which he's asking at least $1.1 million. The bidder ID has just one "feedback" rating on eBay, and there's no guarantee Morrill will get his money.

Offline SleepyWei

Re: Sarah Palin signed Xbox 360...
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2009, 12:03:42 AM »
...Please tell me this is a joke. What's going to happen next, Sarah Palin becoming the world leading rap artist?

Offline consortium11

Re: Sarah Palin signed Xbox 360...
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2009, 12:17:56 AM »
...Please tell me this is a joke. What's going to happen next, Sarah Palin becoming the world leading rap artist?

Oh, she's got competition there...

Young Con Anthem

http://www.tangle.com/view_video?viewkey=48e7ec5dc8a9a416e75a

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Re: Sarah Palin signed Xbox 360...
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2009, 03:48:54 AM »
Wonder if the Xbox will stop working halfway through its warranty period? :)

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Re: Sarah Palin signed Xbox 360...
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2009, 10:45:13 AM »
*falls over laughing*

Offline Mathim

Re: Sarah Palin signed Xbox 360...
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2009, 11:44:54 AM »
Of all the things for her to sign...

Offline Revolverman

Re: Sarah Palin signed Xbox 360...
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2009, 07:04:31 PM »
personal, if she signed my game systems, I would feel that the value would fall, not rise.

Offline Miasma

Re: Sarah Palin signed Xbox 360...
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2009, 09:20:15 PM »
I was going to bid, but I don't know, the 75 for shipping seems a little much to me.

Offline Tsenta

Re: Sarah Palin signed Xbox 360...
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2009, 09:40:35 PM »
Ten bucks says it red ring of deaths a week into playtime.

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Re: Sarah Palin signed Xbox 360...
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2009, 10:00:14 PM »
*stands up and dusts self off just in time to fall over laughing again*

Offline The Overlord

Re: Sarah Palin signed Xbox 360...
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2009, 04:50:51 PM »

I wouldn't want even if I won it, except for whatever $$$ I could Ebay it for.

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Re: Sarah Palin signed Xbox 360...
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2009, 05:07:14 PM »
From the originally linked article:

UPDATE: The Ebay listing has been removed for reasons unknown at this time...

UPDATE 2: An auction for a "replica" of the Sarah Palin Xbox 360 has been posted on Ebay with an opening price of $1,100. In the listing, the seller pokes a bit of fun at the former Guv:

    This replica has been painstakingly recrafted using:

        * Detailed photographs of the original signed Xbox 360
        * Imagery of Palin's signature on the infamous "helicopter-wolf-hunting" bill from 2003
     

    ...Furthermore, this item (unlike others) is "Guaranteed Not To Quit For Two Years" ...

    Own the only Palin related item truly prepared to serve half a gubernatorial or presidential term!

Offline SabbyTopic starter

Re: Sarah Palin signed Xbox 360...
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2009, 07:42:22 PM »
Actually, I'd think it would just freeze up more then usual. Just like in her interviews!

Offline Elayne

Re: Sarah Palin signed Xbox 360...
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2009, 01:48:24 PM »
You know, my sister lives in the States and is a card carrying Republican.

She and her mother-in-law were so energized and excited about Sarah Palin that I couldn't help but be intrigued as well.  Having a female vice president seems due.

But then Sarah Palin began talking.

See, my problem is, I don't want a female leader.  I want an INTELLIGENT leader.  After watching the Sarah Palin/Katie Couric interview, I unfortunately had to conclude that Sarah Palin is in fact dumb as a sack of rocks.  What is especially funny, Katie Couric is known and famous for being a soft baller and an easy interview.  Good Lord, if you can't get past Katie Couric, how do you expect to take on Ahmadenijad and bin Laden?

In any case, my sister and her mother-in-law remained passionately pro-Palin until she quit the governorship.  Then they turned on her with such disgust and contempt that I don't think Palin will EVER be able to redeem herself in their eyes (short of personally curing cancer or something.)

It's funny but most of the Republican women seem to be really, really, really angry with Sarah and wouldn't support her in a primary, due to feeling betrayed.

Basically, I think Sarah's 15 minutes is almost up.  She better cash in now, because by 2012, she's going to be a blip on the radar and by 2016, she won't even be that.

Offline Revolverman

Re: Sarah Palin signed Xbox 360...
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2009, 02:12:41 PM »
Sarah Palin always struck me as some bizarre Republican construct.

Offline Risa

Re: Sarah Palin signed Xbox 360...
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2009, 02:16:28 PM »
There's SO much more you can spend 1.1 million dollars on. Spending it on one Xbox 360 is just a waste of money. I mean, come on. Sarah Palin isn't even worth that much.

Offline SabbyTopic starter

Re: Sarah Palin signed Xbox 360...
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2009, 07:01:35 PM »
Quote from: Gamepolitics
Recently, GamePolitics reported on a million dollar Ebay listing for an Xbox 360 supposedly autographed by former Alasksa Governor Sarah Palin.

Canadian David Morrill told the Anchorage Daily News that he obtained the signature from Palin at a picnic event earlier in the summer. The auction was quickly removed by Ebay, however, with no explanation forthcoming.

Not long after, a second auction which advertised a "replica" of the original Palin 360 appeared. That listing, clearly a parody, also has been removed.

Now, David Sheets, who blogs about games for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, has a theory as to why the original listing was taken down. Sheets believes that Palin's first name is misspelled:

    Game Guy thinks he knows why the bid was yanked. If you look closely at the signature, former Gov. Palin’s first name appears to lack the final “h.” Last he heard, she spelled her first name “Sarah,” not “Sara.” Even Alaska’s official website spells it with an “h.”

    And hey, you can’t ask for a cool $1.1 million for a signed Xbox if the signee can’t spell her name correctly.

...

*giggles and holds his tummy*

Offline Revolverman

Re: Sarah Palin signed Xbox 360...
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2009, 08:33:19 PM »
oh god, it was a FAKE? ahaha!

Offline SabbyTopic starter

Re: Sarah Palin signed Xbox 360...
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2009, 08:36:05 PM »
Nope, still legit :) theres a pic in the link of her signing it. She just mispelled her own name.

Offline Revolverman

Re: Sarah Palin signed Xbox 360...
« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2009, 02:08:45 AM »
Nope, still legit :) theres a pic in the link of her signing it. She just mispelled her own name.

Thats even funnier!

Offline The Overlord

Re: Sarah Palin signed Xbox 360...
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2009, 06:48:53 AM »
Thats even funnier!

I heard if you turn this X-box the right direction you can see Russia.  ::)