Spartan Master Chief Suit on eBay
It is now official. I have definitive proof that idiots actually do breed and then beget new idiots to inhabit the planet. What is this proof you say? Over on eBay-that wonderful online marketplace- you never know what you may find, but you can bet the weirdos will be out in full force. Where else an you purchase Cindy Crawford’s panties, a ghost in a jar, or even purchase an 18-year old British girl’s virginity while bidding on used gum that came out of Britney Spears foul mouth? It is inevitable that if someone has something wacky, popular, or highly unusual to sell, some strange individual will purchase it – or in this case, fail to purchase it.
What has me in an uproar this morning, is a listing for a red Spartan Master Chief costume with helmet and assault rifle, that the seller will paint green for you if asked. As of September 20th, the winning bid was $21, 149 – which I am sure had the seller jumping for joy and to the point of an actual heart attack at the amount of loot his bank account would amass. Unfortunately the idiot who placed the winning bid, has stiffed the guy – thus the reason for my tirade at the beginning of this post. According to the feedback the seller left for the “winning bidder”, they guy is a total fraud.
“Fake paypal accounts, fraud, and non-payer. Harrassing Phone calls too. Dirtbag”
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With all the hoopla surrounding the media monster that is Halo 3, and the amount of fans that have been foaming at the mouth for the three weeks prior to the game‘s release, this is undeniable evidence someone, somewhere, plans on taking advantage of the situation. I am hoping against hope, for the seller’s sake, that the runner-up for the winning bid chose to purchase the suit and has paid the guy in full – thus smoothing over the diabolical scheme and really horrible joke that the “buyer” played on this individual.
The Spartan Master Chief suit that was for sale on eBay is most definitely cool, and whether you are a Halo fan or not, you have to admit that something like that would be cool to have. Granted, the idea of spending over 21K on a costume scrambles my brain to mush – but to each his own. Personally, this is an item that only the rich or someone with a fat trust fund can afford the luxury of purchasing, and this makes the slight the seller received even more painful. To bid on something game related just for the sake of being the winner – or any item for sale for that matter – with no intention of purchasing it, is just unethical in the highest sense. I was seriously hoping against all hope that the fraudulent buyer was not a gamer – unfortunately, based upon his purchase history – he is – which just makes this a slap in the face for gamers everywhere.
With the abundance of unflattering media that gamers and video games in general have received in the past year or so, and the continuing bombardment of said bad press, situations such as these just add fodder to the mass perception that gamers are a bunch of losers. Granted, I am aware that every niche has some bad apples spoiling the pie, but with the world keeping a unflattering eye on the gaming community at large, we all need to help cull such vapid behavior in our fellow gamers. We need to police ourselves and oust any gamer from the warm womb of our community whose illicit meanderings in the foray of senseless bad behavior will only help the crusaders bring us down. Now, before I am put into the category of Chavez or Castro, let me clarify this – I am not saying we should throw the proverbial stone at them, just keep your friends on guard. Let them know that when they act like idiots, they are making the rest of us look like one to – and that if they fail to clean up their act, they will no longer be able to relish playing with the rest of us and instead be condemned to playing by themselves in relative obscurity. Be sensible people, and mind your manners.