marigoldsGainfully employed, finallyPremium,MVM
Saint Louis, MO
It's all for the wii
I'm telling you. All of these bids were for nothing but the wii. The only way to get entered in the wii sweepstakes was to place a bid. Considering how few bids there were, that is better than a 1 in 2800 chance of a free wii for just bothering to place a fake bid. That's why bidders ran up the price so fast too. They wanted to make sure they scared off any legit bidders.
Meanwhile, all you have to do to get out of your bid is refuse to pay; there is no other penalty at all. A really clever strategy (which I bet someone also did) would have been to bid about $500 and then have a couple of friends in the charter footprint ram the bidding up thousands of dollars immediately. Your friends each refuse to pay and you end up with broadband for life for less than the price of one year of service.
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