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eBay: Empty packaging at insane prices

eBay: Empty packaging at insane prices

Lately, shrewd sellers on eBay are offering empty packaging under article names such as 'MSI Geforce 4 Ti 4200 original packaging' and collect up to well over 100 euros for it - although it is explicitly stated in the article description that it is It's only about the packaging.

What sounds like a bad joke at first glance is by no means an isolated case, as can be seen after a search for the term original packaging in the computer category stands out. For the said GeForce4 Ti4200 packaging the buyer has to shell out 126 euros, the packaging of the router Netgear MR314 , whose auction is currently still running for 1 day, is currently 107 euros - after all, the seller wants to take over the shipping. At the moment there is MSI Geforce 4 Ti 4600 original packaging at 101 euros, but the auction is still running for a little more than two days.

Meanwhile, many free riders have jumped on the bandwagon and are bidding Pile up their original packaging. For example, you can bid for an xBox carton including Styrofoam or buy a Pentium 4 packaging with a serial number and 'plastic interior' for a few euros.

Even if the auctions we have shown are certainly among the extremes of their kind, there are still some other original packaging that are worth a few euros to their new owner. You are guaranteed to find what you are looking for using the link above to search for 'original packaging'. In conclusion, there is only one thing left to say: keep your eyes open when buying on eBay!

Update 11/25/2002: Our reader Dirk Faßbender made us aware that the auctions of GeForce4 Ti4600 and the Netgear router no longer exist. We have contacted eBay regarding this and will answer whether or noteBay wants to protect the buyers here, then publish here!