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Wish Review (website and app): Buyer Beware

Wish Review (website and app): Buyer Beware

This week we're having a peek at the shopping website and app called Wish (that is, Wish dot com, or Wish.com) for products of all sorts. This site brings heat to the feet of Amazon with a wide variety of products that appear to be extremely well priced and organized extremely well. I must note here that I'm not reviewing any of the products that come from the site and/or app, but the process of visiting the site or app itself - therein lies the rub.

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BMW Z8 owned by Steve Jobs heads to auction

BMW Z8 owned by Steve Jobs heads to auction

There have been many auctions for items connected to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs since his passing in late 2011, including a number of early Apple computers, as well as various personal goods owned by the technology visionary. But the latest item could be one of the more sought after due to its existing status as a modern collectible. RM Sotheby's will soon be auctioning the 2000 BMW Z8 that was once owned and driven by Jobs.

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Bentley Continental GT Rally Edition from Supercar Megabuild Hits eBay

Bentley Continental GT Rally Edition from Supercar Megabuild Hits eBay

The National Geographic channel Nat Geo has a cool show called Supercar Megabuild where already cool supercars get turned into something else entirely. One of the coolest episodes of that series saw builders starting with a Bentley Continental GT luxury car and turning it into a rally inspired beast for off-roading.

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One-of-a-kind Ferrari 365 GTB/4 “Daytona” Sat in Japanese Barn for 40 Years

One-of-a-kind Ferrari 365 GTB/4 “Daytona” Sat in Japanese Barn for 40 Years

Ferrari has been making some of the most desirable and expensive cars on the roads for decades now. It's one of the only automakers to build cars that actually increase in value rather than decrease. The dirty Ferrari in the images here is a unicorn, so rare that some thought it was a myth, yet it was found in a barn in Japan where it has sat for decades.

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1956 Aston Martin DBR1 sells for record-setting $22.5M

1956 Aston Martin DBR1 sells for record-setting $22.5M

California's Monterey Car Week event is currently taking place, as you can guess from all the big car announcements and flashy concepts being shown off. That means it's also the place the for annual RM Sotheby's classic car auction, and this year's top ticket item was a 1956 Aston Martin DBR1. The gorgeous turquoise automobile sold for $22.5 million, making it the most expensive British car ever auctioned.

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10 Odd items from Vertu’s luxury liquidation auction

10 Odd items from Vertu’s luxury liquidation auction

So-called "luxury" smartphone maker Vertu is liquidating all of their "luxury" pieces of hardware this week. After a baffling amount of years in business, Vertu finally collapsed under its own weight in June of this year. Now it's time to look at all the weird stuff they had in their offices and say "why, why did you think this was a good idea, why?"

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R2-D2 sells for $2.76 million at auction

R2-D2 sells for $2.76 million at auction

Yes, you read that title right. But before you start getting upset that the iconic Star Wars droid should have fetched a much higher price, know that it wasn't the R2-D2. Sold by the Profiles in History auction house in California this week, this model was described as a "complete R2-D2 unit" that was assembled from various original parts. When you put that under consideration, it makes perfect sense why this R2-D2 would sell for a mere $2.76 million in pocket change.

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One of the earliest Nikon cameras auctioned for $406K

One of the earliest Nikon cameras auctioned for $406K

Photography can easily become a very expensive hobby, especially when hunting down older, well-preserved cameras and lenses. But when it comes to truly historic equipment, that's where you can easily drain your bank account. Case in point: the oldest remaining Nikon camera — believed to be the third one ever built by the Japanese company — was just auctioned for $406,000 in Austria.

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2008 Tesla Roadster prototype being auctioned with $1M starting price

2008 Tesla Roadster prototype being auctioned with $1M starting price

Tesla may be on the verge of turning the electric car into a staple in the US, but almost ten years ago it was just an automotive startup with a flashy, all-electric 2-door coupe. When the Tesla Roadster debuted in 2008, it was fast and exciting, but who could've guessed that the Elon Musk-founded company would go on to upend the car industry and spur every major manufacturer into producing an EV. Well, if you have $1 million burning a hole in your pocket, now you have a chance to own a potentially historic Roadster model.

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Steve Jobs’ old leather jacket, black turtleneck, and more up for auction

Steve Jobs’ old leather jacket, black turtleneck, and more up for auction

From his resurrection of Apple to his overall influence on the tech industry as a whole, Steve Jobs himself has become an icon. And while computer historians and Apple obsessives have had opportunities to bid on Jobs-related memorabilia at high-profile auctions — including some of the earliest Apple computers he was involved with — now there's an opportunity to own some of the man's personal items. More specifically, his old clothes.

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Rare Apple-1 ‘Celebration’ model sells for $815K at auction

Rare Apple-1 ‘Celebration’ model sells for $815K at auction

One of the rarest examples of an early Apple-1 computer prototype was sold at a charity auction earlier this week. When first announced earlier this summer, the item was expected to reach $1 million or more, but it ended up selling for $815,000, with 10% of the proceeds being donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The reason this Apple-1 model is so unique is because it's a hand-built pre-production version, which was never to sold to customers.

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Le Mans-winning 1955 Jaguar, very first Shelby Cobra set auction records

Le Mans-winning 1955 Jaguar, very first Shelby Cobra set auction records

Corresponding with the Pebble Beach rare and exotic car show this weekend, the Sotheby's auction house fetched not one but two record-setting prices for British and American cars. The vehicles were a 1955 Jaguar D-Type that won the historic Le Mans race in 1956, and the very first Shelby Cobra, made in 1962, which was owned by founder Carroll Shelby until his death in 2012.

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