Jul 14 2008Woman Selling 'Cursed' iPhone On eBay

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eBayer noli.tumi may have purchased hot pink hair extensions and fake eyelashes in the past, and even dabbled in selling jewelry, but now she's going for the gusto and selling her brand new 3G iPhone. Oh, did I mention it's cursed? And that she's asking $8,180,000.50?

When I opened the package.

The phone was on.

There were no cute buttons, no touch screen. (NEVER touch the screen, I'll tell you why later on.)

Instead, there was a blurry image of Steve Jobs burned into it. At first I didn't recognize it at all, my brother told me he was sure it was Steve Jobs. We looked through some pictures online and we are pretty sure the image is that of Steve Jobs.

I tried to rub it off thinking it was a joke, but the screen was SUPER HOT. I pretty much burned my fingers and as I type this, the middle and ring fingers on my right hand barely feel the keys on this keyboard. Never ever touch the screen of this ipod. The sides are cool room temperature, but the screen is intensely hot.

The image doesn't move, it's burned on so its not on the LCD. The LCD doesn't even turn on. However the sound does work, and occasionally (ussually when someone is looking at it or talking about it, but it might be a coincidence)
The iPhone chuckles, loudly!

Steve Jobs just laughs at me. Over and over and over. I've had it for a day and it hasn't run out of batteries. The sound still works. It laughs while I sleep. It laughs at me in the car. At work. Everywhere.

I was going to return it, but maybe someone is interested in this haunted piece of technology.

Now I'm not saying noli is trying to pull our leg here, but I am saying it's f***ed up she's charging $3.99 for shipping. I call witch, somebody start a fire.

eBay Auction

Thanks to Dimitri, who's trying to sell a cursed pager. Buy it now, $2.

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Nice....she can't even figure out if it's an Ipod or an Iphone..... smart one here.

2nd huzzah!!!!

I always had suspicions about Steve Jobs now I see they are true.

Sad thing is there are probably people crazy enough on this planet who will see this and think 'I have to have that'.

lmao he just laughs at me...

Now let's see, who could've possibly be responsible for something like this? Who could it be, I couldn't possibly think of anyone... could it be.... SAAAATAAN????

Nah, never mind, it's just the LSD. Yay, drugs.

Is it SMOKING!?

@4: 99% of the idiots, who fail to see the staggering bullshittiness of the new "Jesus Toast" listing, don't have $8m to spare; and I doubt in the present economic climate that they will be able to raise said cash secured on their meagre assets...

Such an idiot with sufficient liquidity frankly deserves to lose their money. Just not to this small-time EBay scammer.

@said idiots: I am a Nigerian Prince with loads of money to give to you...

This is hilarious! You have to give her credit on this one. That's damn funny.
She's gonna be shocked when some idiot with lots of money and a supernatural bent actually bids. I'm sure she put the bidding over $8 million to discourage anyone from thinking it was real and getting a good chuckle... but will someone less enlightened actually bid? I wait with bated breath...

ebay would make over $120,000 on $8 mil. Does it include the lens flare?

This is so crap! first off they open the phone right when you buy it at the store and start the activation process, there is no way she took the phone home with the box sealed!

Props to her though if she sells this crap!

Even in demonic form, Steve Jobs still loves himself a black turtleneck.

this is fake. the buttons are not metal like on the new buttons, the edge around the screen is not thick and look at the box in the background. no app store or iTunes store button.

Hehe...I'm sort of suprised some twat hasn't had this auction taken down yet. It made me smile.

I can't say I'd be suprised if Steve Jobs really WAS haunting her phone, frankly. He's a crazy bastard.

AUCTION PULLED!

Kinda looks 'shopped. Besides, if the LCD doesn't turn on, how is it that an image burned onto the screen itself appears illuminated?

@ #15: Are you serious?! Did I speak too soon? :<

Yep. Auction pulled.

@ 11: yeah, we open the box and activate the phone before leaving the store. There's no way she went home with a sealed box.

Hilarious though, I would have laughed my ass off if she had actually gotten a bid.

Looks more like Rasputin

am i the only one that wonders why if you have a non working i-phone you would take it with you to work and in the car.... wouldnt it burn down youre purse with its haunted heat?

...not to mention that when you enter "Steve Jobs" into Google, that's the first pic that pops up.

my vibrator is sometimes haunted with Steve Jobs...any bidders??

HOLY SHIT
it's Sean Connery!!!!!

First, it is not an iPhone 3G, look at the box.
Second, this is just too fake to be real.

Oh my. I think this whole thread marks the point where I must finally accept that hedonistica.com is no more and move on. Are you people seriously lacking in any sense of humour or perception whatever? Lighten up a little for f***'s sake....

I think this is in direct response to the lawsuit lost by Tiffany, Inc. against eBay, in which the court ruled that ebay is not responsible for fraudulent items sold on its site. The timing couldn't be better.

Plus, it totally looks photoshopped!

That's explains it.. why all of the ipods @ costco starts with "666"
http://www.costco.ca/Browse/Productgroup.aspx?Prodid=10295610&whse=BCCA&topnav=&browse=&lang=en-CA

if i had an iPhone with Steve Jobs' picture burned into the screen I'd f***ing mount it on the wall. She deserves to have a posessed phone for spending 300 dollars on a goddamn cell phone.

so uhhhh, are these people just waiting for you to finish your posts then just copy/pasting? or, dare i ask it, are you?

http://gadgets.blogs2k.com/2008/07/14/woman-selling-cursed-iphone-on-ebay/

@ 29... ... whats the deal with that?

@13: The monochrome Steven Jobs image that laughs at you when you look at it wasn't what told you it was crap? It was the minor cosmetic differences? I have a Sony Vaio that's haunted by Renoly Santiago, he leers at you and quotes lines from the Hacker Manifesto circa 1995.

it's already gone. I'm quite disappointed.

somebody smack her. she needs help.

Yeah... besides the obvious, that looks like an iPod Touch.

However! (Because it came up in a few posts.) Some people did not get their phones activated in-store. There were huge activation issues going on during launch day. There was a whole bunch of people who, when the staff couldn't get the phone to activate in the store, were sent off with their phones, and told to come back later.

I'm pretty sure that theres the shadow of a wine glass in the picture..........
A photoshopping wino? who would have thought of it?

Well, I know from personal experience.. every iPhone3G that is sold by Apple is opened, activated, and tested on the spot. The employees don't let you leave without it working. So, the fact that it was "on when she 'opened the package'" makes me call shenanigans... 5 months later....

YOU SEE. EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE BUT THIS LOOKS A BIT FAKE.
ONLY IF I SEE WITH MY OWN EYES AND IF THAT IS WHAT THEY SAY "CURSED" I WILL BELIVE IT.
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YOU SEE. EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE BUT THIS LOOKS A BIT FAKE.
ONLY IF I SEE WITH MY OWN EYES AND IF THAT IS WHAT THEY SAY "CURSED" I WILL BELIVE IT.
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all these coments are bullshit

YOU SEE. EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE BUT THIS LOOKS A BIT FAKE.
ONLY IF I SEE WITH MY OWN EYES AND IF THAT IS WHAT THEY SAY "CURSED" I WILL BELIVE IT.
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all these coments are bullshit

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