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$100K iPhone on Ebay to Help Katrina Relief Organization

We’re auctioning the iPhone 8 GB we purchased on June 29th
at the Apple store on 5th Avenue New York City.
of the iLine, the iphone and Hungrr at the Apple store
on 5th Avenue in NYC on iPhone day June 29th..

Video from Apple store on iPhone Day
June 29th 5th Ave NYC !

100% of proceeds go to the

UPDATE – UPDATE Someone hijacked an ebay account and clicked Buy Now for $100K
on our listing.
We have spoken with the Northwest Louisiana Foodbank, Ebay, Paypal and Missionfish regarding
this matter.
Started July 4th

FROM EBAY 7/6/07:
The results of the following listing(s) have been cancelled due to bidding activity that took place without the
account owner’s authorization:220128025807 Apple Iphone 8GB Brand New Never Opened For Charity
We have cancelled the listing(s) to maintain the integrity of the eBay site, your account, and the bidder’s
account that was accessed. We are working to restore the bidding account to its rightful owner, and we are
working with the account owner to prevent any additional unauthorized activity. Since the account owner
did not initiate these bids, all fees resulting from the listings in question will be credited to your account
within 7 days. Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to automatically relist these items for you. Instead,
to relist these items you will need to start from the beginning of the listing process, either through the
“Sell Your Item” process or through your third party listing service. We know that this is an inconvenience
and we apologize for the negative impact it may cause you. We are working on tools to allow you to
relist your items without starting from the beginning, but they are not available at this time.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
eBay Trust & Safety

We will re list. Good luck !


  1. CB
    July 4th, 2007 | 2:36 am

    That News Channel 4 producer should be flogged repeatedly until he realizes that hunger is more important than iPhone consumer hysteria. Thanks for your culture jamming and activism.

  2. Jonas
    July 4th, 2007 | 4:29 am

    That’s the most stupid thing I’ve seen in a long time. Too bad the cops didn’t smash you to the ground and arrest you. If you want to help people, you should maybe start with not being a a-holes yourselves.

  3. Ken
    July 4th, 2007 | 10:10 am

    BoingBoing => YouTube => here.

    Those wise ass news guys should be fucking fired.

  4. Tom Jones
    July 4th, 2007 | 11:46 am

    What news affiliate was it that called the cops on you?

    Where was this Apple store located?

    I’d just like enough information that I can write the station and complain.

  5. bob s.
    July 4th, 2007 | 11:51 am

    I think those fox producers need to show some more PLUR.

    great job passing out buttons and raising awareness. it worked – i ended up here!

    keep up the good work./

  6. July 4th, 2007 | 12:24 pm

    brilliant video…I know that the “prank” wasn’t the original intent of the video, but I think you’ve stumbled across a “pranks for charity” marketing strategy/business model…I just bought some buttons…how could I not after seeing that video…keep up the good work!!!

  7. Toby
    July 4th, 2007 | 2:07 pm

    And for the record, it wasn’t a WNBC crew. WNBC released a statement saying:
    We looked into this serious matter thoroughly and are confident that the man in the video is not affiliated with WNBC. It’s unfortunate that the incident took place in front of our NewsChannel 4 van, as there were many media outlets in the area covering the iPhone story.

  8. va
    July 5th, 2007 | 3:30 pm

    I also saw your video on youtube and ordered a button to contribute to your cause. Too bad the American media is so concerned with showing off $600 gadgets and promoting spending, but won’t even so much as let a charity representative be present in the background of their shot.

  9. July 5th, 2007 | 5:51 pm

    I think its a good thing your doing man. If you ever need a cameraman in socal send me an email.

  10. c
    July 5th, 2007 | 9:35 pm

    you guys are great. keep it up! 🙂

  11. Mr.KabDrivr
    July 5th, 2007 | 9:43 pm

    Your video ended up at http://www.canoë.ca in a french blog.
    The journalist who posted the article was mostly in favour of the news crew (of course!).
    I was not.
    I think your cause is worthy, noble, and much more important than yet another coverage of a waiting line in front of an electronic goods store selling the latest hype gadget.
    Hunger is a much more pressing need then getting an i-phone, I think…
    But… er… Everybody on the blog agrees on one thing, though: the mascot IS ugly… Sorry!

  12. Patrick
    July 12th, 2007 | 8:16 pm

    I saw the video of you getting harassed by the news guys, the best thing they could have done was a short interview with your mascot. Come on, people flipping through the channels and see a big orange guy in the background they are going to stop and see it.

    I’m gonna buy some of your buttons and give em out to people. It’s a good cause and you guys are a-ok in my book.

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