r/videos rediscovered a remarkable (albeit old) video of an eBay auction for a DVD "backing card"—the art from the box—that warns browsers in no uncertain terms that they are not getting the movie itself.
When you think about it, it's amazing how skeevy eBay is. You can just dump in random HTML, and there's a whole third-party ecosystem of roach-motel auctioneering tools to help you make it even skeevier.
eBay's skeeviness is baked into the design to such an extent that for problematic categories of item, it's hard to be completely sure even the most honest descriptions have been read. Shockingly loud audio screaming at the visitor is one way to accomplish that!
The seller died in 2012. But on the internet, nothing ever dies.
The Agent Gallery of Chicago has bought a large lot of vintage dental training manikins and other gorgeous, nightmarish gadgets from the Hellraiserverse. (via JWZ)
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Epson has taken a page from HP's dirty-tricks playbook to ensure that no one can compete with them by selling ink at affordable prices.
When it comes to redesigning or renovating a living space, envisioning changes before they occur can be tricky for most. Thankfully, the web is home to tools that can remove some of the guesswork, like Live Home 3D Pro for Mac. This app lets you create detailed and furnished floor plans for everything from sheds and […]
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