Can't afford to buy a 103" plasma display?



  • No problem - buy a hundred million of them and get the volume discount!



  •  Hmm.. that's not a bad price at all.  If you got your friends to chip in, you could get some wicked cheap electronics.  In fact, I'm doing this.  All I need to do first is make 99,999,997 new friends.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    All I need to do first is make 99,999,997 new friends.

    You only need to make 15'672'259 new friends, and I'm sure all of you together will be able to gather one dollar for your new TVs



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    All I need to do first is make 99,999,997 new friends.
    You're counting btk and Welbog as friends, aren't you?  The former cannot afford a new television because he spends all his money on Asian cuddle-hookers, the latter is Canadian (and thus imaginary).



  • @random.next said:

    15'672'259
    15 ft x 672 ft x 259?  So he needs 2610720 sq. ft new friends?  That doesn't even make sense, man.

     



  • He needs that much friend to clean the TVs, man. A hundred million TVs, each with 37 sq. ft of screen.



  • @bstorer said:

    So he needs 2610720 sq. ft new friends?
     

    No, man, cubic feet. He just missed that last tick.



  • @random.next said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    All I need to do first is make 99,999,997 new friends.

    You only need to make 15'672'259 new friends, and I'm sure all of you together will be able to gather one dollar for your new TVs

     

    Argh, I should've scrolled down before trying for myself to calculate that number.



  • Sub-Total: US$6.38

     

    Wow - being a brit, that to me means six dollars,  thirty eight cents!  Stuff a million friends, I'll pay that and give the rest to charity!



  • @Cratig said:

    being a brit
     

    To me, it says six-thousand three-hundred and eighty-nothing dollars.

    That's SO weird.



  •  I don't know about you guys, but this is what I get:

     

    Jet set living has never been that cheap! 

    Now that is truly JET SET lifestyle!!! 



  • House & plane for a buck.

    Excellent deal!



  • @dhromed said:

    @bstorer said:

    So he needs 2610720 sq. ft new friends?
     

    No, man, cubic feet. He just missed that last tick.

    Oh, good.  I thought we had to find the surface area of all our friends.  Finding their volume is much easier, especially because I was already going to dunk them in a tank of water anyway.



  • @dhromed said:

    House & plane for a buck.

    Excellent deal!

     

    Ten thousand dream homes and a plane (to travel between the homes presumably)



  •  hmmm. I seem to remember some consumer laws about truth in advertisement and binding contracts ^.^



  • @stratos said:

    hmmm. I seem to remember some consumer laws about truth in advertisement and binding contracts ^.^
    Those don't apply except in the country where they are enacted and enforced.  In ImaginationLand, for instance, they wouldn't amount to a sack of beans.



  • @stratos said:

    hmmm. I seem to remember some consumer laws about truth in advertisement and binding contracts ^.^

    A listed price is not binding, it's merely an invitation to treat.  Some US states have laws which provide some sort of discount (usually not the full discount if bought at list price, though) for mis-priced goods, but even then there are still certain tests that must be met.  For example, the discounted price must be reasonable (e.g. no court is going to believe that you really thought you were getting a new TV for $6--any fool could see it was a mistake and that you are not acting in good faith).  Most retailers in these states will just give you something like a 5% or 10% discount at the register rather than deal with the legal system.



  • @Cratig said:

    Sub-Total: US$6.38

     

    Wow - being a brit, that to me means six dollars,  thirty eight cents!  Stuff a million friends, I'll pay that and give the rest to charity!

    Out of (probably ill-advised) curiosity, what do you imagine it means to people who are not Brits?



  • Isn't anyone going to place the order? At least to mess with their inventory system. What if they have a codes that automatically reorders stock?

    I'm buying Panasonic stock now so someone please order those TVs.



  • Apparently it costs the full price when you get to the payment page :(



  •  @morbiuswilters said:

    @stratos said:

    hmmm. I seem to remember some consumer laws about truth in advertisement and binding contracts ^.^

    A listed price is not binding, it's merely an invitation to treat.  Some US states have laws which provide some sort of discount (usually not the full discount if bought at list price, though) for mis-priced goods, but even then there are still certain tests that must be met.  For example, the discounted price must be reasonable (e.g. no court is going to believe that you really thought you were getting a new TV for $6--any fool could see it was a mistake and that you are not acting in good faith).  Most retailers in these states will just give you something like a 5% or 10% discount at the register rather than deal with the legal system.

    what made you think I was even remotely serious? and secondly why would I care what the laws in america are.



  • @stratos said:

     @morbiuswilters said:

    @stratos said:

    hmmm. I seem to remember some consumer laws about truth in advertisement and binding contracts ^.^

    A listed price is not binding...

    what made you think I was even remotely serious? and secondly why would I care what the laws in america are.

    The internet is full of idiots, which makes it hard to tell the real idiots from the ones who are just pretending.



  • @C4I_Officer said:

     I don't know about you guys, but this is what I get:

     

    Jet set living has never been that cheap! 

    Now that is truly JET SET lifestyle!!! 

    $100 quadrillion for 10,000 homes? So at the quantity discount, a single home is $10 trillion? What... the... hell. I can't even imagine what the hell sort of bug that is.



  • If $6.38 is still too much to pay, you can add 10 billion BlackBerry Pearl 8100s for $4.20, for a total of $1.06. The shipping charges might be a bit high, though.

    @smxlong said:

    $100 quadrillion for 10,000 homes? So at the quantity discount, a single home is
    $10 trillion? What... the... hell. I can't even imagine what the hell sort of
    bug that is.


    I expect there are additional 0s in the quantity box beyond the ones that are displayed.



  • @bstorer said:

    @random.next said:
    15'672'259
    15 ft x 672 ft x 259? So he needs 2610720 sq. ft new friends? That doesn't even make sense, man.

    Isn't that the size of Wales or something? Just go on facebook and friend Wales entirely.



  • @Scarlet Manuka said:

    If $6.38 is still too much to pay, you can add 10 billion BlackBerry Pearl 8100s for $4.20, for a total of $1.06. The shipping charges might be a bit high, though.

    @smxlong said:

    $100 quadrillion for 10,000 homes? So at the quantity discount, a single home is
    $10 trillion? What... the... hell. I can't even imagine what the hell sort of
    bug that is.


    I expect there are additional 0s in the quantity box beyond the ones that are displayed.

    Yeah, the full number was 100000000



  • @bjolling said:

    Isn't that the size of Wales or something?
     

    Wales is ~187,011,000,000 sq ft.



  • @dhromed said:

    @bjolling said:

    Isn't that the size of Wales or something?
     

    Wales is ~187,011,000,000 sq ft.

     

    If their feet are that square, it's no wonder they do unnatural things with sheep.



  • @Someone You Know said:

    they do unnatural things with sheep.
     

    Isn't that the scots?



  • @dhromed said:

    @Someone You Know said:

    they do unnatural things with sheep.
     

    Isn't that the scots?

     

    Yeah, maybe the Scots have the sheep and the Welsh do unnatural things with coal mines. I don't know how you expect me to keep all of the little barnacle-countries hanging off of England straight.



  • @Someone You Know said:

    @dhromed said:

    @Someone You Know said:

    they do unnatural things with sheep.
     

    Isn't that the scots?

     

    Yeah, maybe the Scots have the sheep and the Welsh do unnatural things with coal mines. I don't know how you expect me to keep all of the little barnacle-countries hanging off of England straight.

    They're all just England, that Mel Gibson movie was a lie.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    They're all just England, that Mel Gibson movie was a lie.
    Wait, which Mel Gibson movie?  Are you saying that the Jews didn't really kill Jesus?  Or that Danny Glover is not, in fact, too old for this shit?





  • @bstorer said:

    @blakeyrat said:

    They're all just England, that Mel Gibson movie was a lie.
    Wait, which Mel Gibson movie?  Are you saying that the Jews didn't really kill Jesus?  Or that Danny Glover is not, in fact, too old for this shit?

    I don't remember, but if I remember right he played a 10 foot tall guy who farted lightning.



  • @dhromed said:

    @bjolling said:
    Isn't that the size of Wales or something?
    Wales is ~187,011,000,000 sq ft.
    You really had to go and look that up didn't you? ;-)



  • @bjolling said:

    You really had to go and look that up didn't you? ;-)
     

    Totally!



  • Looks like they've fixed that page now.  I'm being quoted US$6,391,600,900.00 for the TVs and aircraft from back in the first post.



  • @powerlord said:

    Looks like they've fixed that page now.  I'm being quoted US$6,391,600,900.00 for the TVs and aircraft from back in the first post.


    Nope, not fixed. Make sure you have the right quantities - the link in the first post does not resolve to a fixed order. I think it's a "guest" shopping cart, from some of the messages I've received, so the contents of the order change as people play around with it.

    In any case, 100 million of the $63k TVs still comes up as costing $6.38 for me.


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