Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Manifesto Destiny: Why capitalism can suck

I appreciate what online auction sites and web businesses have to offer; I thoroughly enjoy browsing and purchasing items on eBay and other stores all over the web. But I have to complain: the trend of turning anything and everything into a commodity is turning my stomach.

As one example, check out this eBay listing for a mint-condition, Panasonic AG-DVX100A Camera...box. Yes, BOX. You can view the listing here, but as eBay listings are by nature temporary, I've more permanently imaged the page to the left <-.
Just think: for the low low total price of $22.08 this fine piece of cardboard and styrofoam can be yours! And don't worry - in the event that you are unsuccessful in your bidding, Canuba Sales has many other fine boxes for your bidding pleasure (the Panasonic AG-DVX100A case is currently their top-of-the-line model)!

Whatever you do, don't call the guy a scam artist. Just this past Sunday, a buyer expressed satisfaction with his newly purchased Sony DCR-HC21 MiniDV Digital Camcorder box bought for only $17.98. Seriously.

Besides, why get irked with this guy or gal when the people at "buybritneyshair.com" are trying to get $1 million or more for the flop diva's shorn locks? Seriously!

Of course, the worst of it is I'm sure there are far more ridiculous items for sale on the web that make boxes look like diamonds.

Then again, with buybritneyshair.com currently offline (at the time of this writing), maybe there's some hope for us yet.*

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go watch some Fox News to get a fair and balanced take on Anna Nicole Smith's rotting corpse.

*Or a buyer has been found...

2 comments:

Tim Nance said...

Ooo, I'll have to start saving my boxes... How 'bout boxes that toothpaste comes in? Maybe I could get a few dollars for some of those...

CJ said...

Hey, let me know when it goes up. I'd be willing to pay a few bucks for a toothpaste box that once belonged to the legendary Tim Nance!

Besides, with a toothpaste box, the odds are probably pretty good it's in "mint" condition. Ho ho ho.