Sunday, March 04, 2007

Ebay is a funny place


The words CAVEAT EMPTOR come from the latin. They mean "buyer beware". Basically, it means that you should assume that the other guy is gonna take advantage of you in a business deal and be careful.

Most scammers assume that there is some retard out there who will fall for their scam. This is why you get those emails from Nigerian Banks.

Currently on ebay you have-

Charles Manson Original Newspaper Articals- so, are you gonna buy something from somebody who cannot even spell what he is selling? COME ON he's got ZERO feedback. How about paying $4,900 for old newspapers which look like they are just the BUG's Helter Skelter novel, serialized. Maybe this nimrod meant $49.00. I don't know. But who the hell wantsmusty papers when you can get a used copy of the whole book for $2 at every used book store in the US.

Original Charlie Manson Booking Photo
- I love the story. I love the arrogance. This will be worth MILLIONS some day. Uh huh. Her dad got it for her. Uh huh. The photo is extremely common. It is not the negative. It is worth $10. But don't offer her less than $3000. Brilliant.

Premium Charles Manson Domain Name - this is cool. Guy paid $30 but maybe you want to give him $3,000. That's hot.

Caveat Emptor!

23 comments:

jempud said...

Couldn't I just go to the Toronto Sun archives and look this up ? For nothing ? And (probably) pay a standard rate for copies ? Most newspaper archives offer this service.

Hell, if you go up Goler you can probably find a bush CM peed on, or a bit of old newspaper he wiped his backside with. That's gotta be worth something.

Incidentally, I read that CM had a habit of burying stuff in DV - maybe we should all go up there with picks and shoves, metal detectors even, see what we can find.

If people are fool enough to buy stuff, it's their look out, not the sellers. Just look at Andy Warhol ..

Jem

Heaven said...

Excellent post Col Scott!

However, you can get a great deal on Ebay from those poor sellers who can't spell their way out of a paper bag lol

I got the book by Paul Watkins for $5.00 because the seller spelled his name wrong...

The chick selling the picture of Manson for $3000.00 just cracks me up.. That exact picture is so easily made with PSP. Any of us could make it...

=)

jempud said...

[I’ll move this thread into the current blog]

Salem dice (talking about weed)

what is the big deal.????

Yes, Dianne, you were a hippie kid and did dope. So did a lot of us, me too. But in 1969 I was 20 years old, hitching around with not a care in the world. I used to beachcomb and collect empty coke bottles (that's Coca-Cola, not 'C') for the deposit too - I even, now I come to think of it, did the garbage run. Now, that surprises even me.

But you can't build a life out of weed. And it may not be truly addictive, but it doesn't encourage you to do much else. Way back when, weed, acid, mescaline and magic (psilocybin) mushrooms turned this city duck on to the natural world. But once I learned to appreciate nature, to enjoy life, I didn't need dope any more. I still did it from time to time, but I didn't need it. I think they call it growing up.

I grew up, I got a job, had ducklings, the normal stuff. I dug all that. And I'll share a spliff with you or anyone from time to time. But note, from time to time. I enjoy life too. Dope can still do it for me, but so can an evening on the sofa with someone I love, Dante in the original Italian, a glass of Torrontes, Kerouac at full kilter, Keats' poetry, the birds nesting in my garden, etc.

In short, I have a Humpty Dumpty approach to dope now, something like (with apologies to Dodgson):

"When I use dope," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, "it does just what I choose it to do - neither more nor less." "The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make dope do so many different things." "The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be Master - that's all."

And between me and dope, I chose - and choose - to be the master. And I kept my 'cordura' (I think the best English translation is sanity'), which is why I can read philosophy today, and still enjoy an occasional joint with friends. Sadly many weed heads (and worse) were never able to get that distinction clear, and many bear the evidence today.

I think that’s what I was trying to say

Jem

Salem said...

I grew up, I got a job, had ducklings, the normal stuff. I dug all that. And I'll share a spliff with you or anyone from time to time. But note, from time to time. I enjoy life too. Dope can still do it for me, but so can an evening on the sofa with someone I love, Dante in the original Italian, a glass of Torrontes, Kerouac at full kilter, Keats' poetry, the birds nesting in my garden, etc.

same here...
college..work...kids, back to college...
and living on the earth cuz were are farmers and proud of it.
:)

jem says
But in 1969 I was 20 years old, hitching around with not a care in the world. I used to beachcomb and collect empty coke bottles (that's Coca-Cola, not 'C') for the deposit too - I even, now I come to think of it, did the garbage run.

did that too
coke bottles were 10 cents redeemed at country store. :)
I was hitching from NC to CA. what a trip.
I wasnt 20 in 69. lol
so ya have some years on me. not much tho*
peace

deadwoodhbo said...

AWESOME!!!! Col you hit it right on the nose.BRILLIANT POST!!!!.

angeLos said...

Exellent pic of the magician...
and sure it has to be 49 $ ... :D

Heaven said...
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Heaven said...

Hey Col Scott, if you're around,could you please send another invitation to Agnostic Monk?

Apparently the invite you sent him a long time ago had an error and he was never able to join your blog...

He really wants to join in the conversations...

Thanks!!

=)

Dok said...

Yes bring back the Monk!!

Salem said...

bring back The Col.

I miss ya Col!!!!!!!

Heaven said...

LOL Salem, I've been thinking the same thing...

=)

Salem said...

Heaven said...
LOL Salem, I've been thinking the same thing...

=)

:)
OHHHH COL????????
where are ya?????
:)

jempud said...

HI Guys, just back from a trip to NY (well Brooklyn, but New York kinda sounds better).

I know it's nothing to do with anything anyone has said recently, but I read recently that when the LAPD did the forensics at Cielo Drive (or what passed for forensics in those days) they found six 'unknown' and unidentified prints. They also found clear evidence that soemone had wiped the place clean (albeit not too efficiently).

Now this made me think of the question of who went back with Charlie later that night/morning. It seems reasonable to believe that some of those prints could belong to the clean-up gang.

I also figured that most of the 'Manson family' members would have been hauled in from time to time and would have their prints on file, and that presumably someone would have thought to compare the prints.

Probably someone here knows more about this? Whose prints were found (admittedly i coud have been one or more completely innocent parties), and who went back are themes that interest me.

And, who was 'lil feet', Salem? Apparently her little feet left marks too.

All these bare feet, all this syphilis, roll on Summer ..

Time to leave.

Jem

Salem said...

Bruce CM Clem and Lil Patty

Heaven said...

Has anyone heard from Col Scott?

I've emailed him and he hasn't responded, that's not like him...

I hope he's ok..

deadwoodhbo said...

Welcome back jem i hope you had a nice time.

deadwoodhbo said...

Heaven said...
Has anyone heard from Col Scott?

I've emailed him and he hasn't responded, that's not like him...

I hope he's ok..

5:18 PM, March 15, 2007

I hope He's ok too.

Deb said...

I think he must be around because Monk has been added to the list of contributors...

Long live the Monk!

Deb

Hiya Dok :)

Deb said...

New Topic...

Having just seen Zodiac, which is really good but a little too long, why did Nellie think Bruce was the Zodiac?

Deb

Salem said...

DEB
http://bernie.cncfamily.com/sc/Manson_Bruce_Davis.htm

ALSO

Bruce Davis is most commonly known for his participation in the serial killings of the Manson Family. For a short time he was considered a prime suspect. At the time of the Zodiac murders he was living in the San Francisco Bay Area and he is indeed a convicted killer. However, there is not a lot of evidence that supports the theories that he is the Zodiac.
In the later parts of the 1960s, Davis had long hair – not a crew-cut style like Zodiac eyewitnesses have reported. His handwriting has been compared to that of the Zodiac and a definite match cannot be made. Also, a 1970 police report stated that all members of the Manson Family had been investigated and none were considered Zodiac suspects.

Salem said...

http://bernie.cncfamily.com/sc/Manson_Bruce_Davis.htm

Deb said...

Thanks Salem...

Deb

Salem said...

Deb said...
Thanks Salem...

Deb

8:16 AM, March 19, 2007

hi Deb
your welcome.
there is another site nellie had up. I will try to find it for you.
Peace