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Pink iPhone 3G on eBay sparks rumors: unlikely to be sign of things to come

Pink iPhone 3G on eBay sparks rumors: unlikely to be sign of things to come

You can tell it's a relatively slow news day, when a pink iPhone 3G on eBay causes so much drama.  The handset, which has a buy-it-now price of £400 ($582), is advertized as being possibly "the only pink iPhone 3G on the market", and together with the proximity to MacWorld has got several people foaming at the thought of a new color option.  Has Apple really taken a leaf out of the RAZR playbook?  It seems unlikely, with almost identical aftermarket replacement back plates - in not only pink but gold, red and other colors too - being available elsewhere on eBay.

 

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Metal Gear Solid 4 custom PS3 console storms eBay

Metal Gear Solid 4 custom PS3 console storms eBay

Take a 60GB PS3, add a carbon fiber Fox Hound logo, laser cut stainless steel Metal Gear Solid 4 marquee, "digital camouflage" paint-job and the signature of Hideo Kojima and you might be lucky enough to end up with this: a Metal Gear Solid 4 one-of-a-kind console-tribute.  Currently rocking in at $7,600 (at time of writing) on eBay, it's the work of Morpheon Mods and being auctioned, in part, for the "Child's Play" children's hospital charity.

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Microsoft Live Search Cashback scheme pays you to shop

Microsoft Live Search Cashback scheme pays you to shop

It almost sounds a little too much like those "Bill Gates will send you a check for forwarding this email" scams, but apparently Microsoft is subsidizing certain hardware purchases to encourage use of its Live web search.  The "Live Search cashback" logo appears next to certain sponsored results for searches such as "cheap netbook" or "cheap wii"; log in to your Live.com account and you can find discounts of up to 30-percent at collaborating retailers.

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He Said, She Said: Fashionable Netbook or second-hand Laptop?

He Said, She Said: Fashionable Netbook or second-hand Laptop?

Last week's "He Said, She Said" editorial pitted Brenda and I against each other discussing what sort of touchscreen device Apple might have on their cards.  This week, it's something equally as topical here on the frontpage of SlashGear: netbooks, or budget ultraportables.  They're the niche of the moment, certainly, but are consumers really getting the best value for their hard-earned dollar?

Signed Balance Board hits eBay

Signed Balance Board hits eBay

There were stories floating around that one guy had managed to spot the Wii Fit Girl in a store then also got an autograph. Well he posted it on eBay to try to get some extra dough out of it.

Original T.I.E. Fighter filming model goes on sale for $170k

Original T.I.E. Fighter filming model goes on sale for $170k

Rich?  Love Star Wars?  Obsessed with collecting models used in the making of the original films?  Did I mention rich already?  You'll need to be almost obscenely wealthy to win this eBay auction: one of four original T.I.E. Fighter models used in the filming of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.  In fact, this is the Fighter that helpfully collided with Darth Vader and allowed Luke to blow up the Death Star, constructed from resin and cannibalized parts from other model kits.  The auction doesn't officially kick off until August 1st, but if you fancy you could drop an absentee bid at the starting price of $170,000.

Haunted iPhone posted on eBay

Haunted iPhone posted on eBay

After the iPhone launch I expected all kinds of stories to pop up about it, yet never in a million years did I imagine this one coming up. Although the item has been removed from eBay, at one point there was a seller attempting sell a haunted iPhone.

Xentex dual-screen folding laptop on eBay

Xentex dual-screen folding laptop on eBay

If you're looking for a laptop that nobody else will have - and that will interest everybody - ignore the MacBook Air, any Tablet PC or even Alienware's super-strength gaming notebooks.  Instead, stick a bid in for this Xentex prototype currently up on eBay: at first glance it looks like it should be a mockup, but this is actually a real, working laptop, it just so happens to be one with a folding chassis and twin swivelling screens.  The screens are in fact two 13.3-inch panels, and they can be independently rotated so that people can view them from each side.

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