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Broken phone signed by Rihanna fetches $66,500 on eBay

Posted: , by Alan F.

Broken phone signed by Rihanna fetches $66,500 on eBay
Talk about making lemonade out of lemons. Pop star Rihanna was attending an NBA Playoff game between the Clippers and the Thunder last week in L.A., when the person in the seat next to her asked if she would mind taking a selfie with him. Perhaps Rihanna was nervous about the game, or maybe she had too much popcorn butter residue on her hands. Regardless of the reason, she dropped the phone.

As it turned out, the person sitting next to Rihanna whose phone she broke, was L.A. Police Commission President Steve Soboroff. The law enforcement official decided to make the best out of the situation by having Rihanna sign the back of the phone. And then Soboroff did what any red-blooded person would do. He auctioned the phone on eBay.

The phone, which did work although it was sporting the cracked screen, sold for an incredible $66,500. Soboroff donated the entire amount to the LAPD Cadet program, and Rihanna even added an additional $25,000 of her own money. Overall, it was a great day for the LAPD.

Amazing how some ink can turn a $200 handset into such a valuable property.


source: SBNation

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posted on 17 May 2014, 09:34 6

1. sarb009 (Posts: 293; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


But I would not pay more than $66.

posted on 17 May 2014, 09:52 4

5. Duketytz (Posts: 498; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


If I were famous, I'll be signing stuff and selling them off!

posted on 17 May 2014, 11:11 1

19. appleDOESNT.com (Posts: 449; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


"And then Soboroff did what any red-blooded person would do" NOT TRUE!... Most of us would of kept the scrilla not donated it

posted on 17 May 2014, 09:41 3

2. darkkjedii (Posts: 11982; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


She is the definition of "smoking hot". Goodness gracious!!!

posted on 17 May 2014, 09:51 11

4. T.Law (Posts: 302; Member since: 10 May 2014)


That would be Beyonce.
Rihanna's meh.

posted on 17 May 2014, 10:12

11. Gemmol (Posts: 538; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


I prefer rhi rhi

posted on 17 May 2014, 11:13 1

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 11982; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Me too, but it's kinda like apples to oranges, both are bomb.com.

posted on 17 May 2014, 10:33 1

15. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


That's where you are wrong and, sadly, for the first time ever, I agree with that transfer-wielding token-popping (and pooping) bus driver. Beyonsay is all stylist team and make-up; if you wanna know what she really looks like without the Max Factor paint job just look at her foot-stompin' JayCee-kickin' sister, Solangaaay. I'm not a huge Rihanna fan by any means but, the girl can rock anything!!

posted on 17 May 2014, 11:02

18. darkkjedii (Posts: 11982; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Beyoncé too bro. Love em both +1 T.Law, have you seen Beyonce's Partition video? Smooooooooooookin hot man. Wow!!!!!!

posted on 17 May 2014, 12:13 2

42. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2996; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Don't you have a wife to love lol?

posted on 17 May 2014, 12:46

46. darkkjedii (Posts: 11982; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Having a wife doesn't make me blind. It makes me loyal to my wife.

posted on 17 May 2014, 12:52 1

47. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


He actually goes around PA making everyone his best buddy

posted on 17 May 2014, 13:02

49. darkkjedii (Posts: 11982; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


No, you're simply mad cuz you're a worthless troll, who's life is bothering people on PA. While I come here for fun, to kick it, and chat with people from around the globe. My best friend, never comes to this site, and swears by HTC. Your useless attempts to troll, have failed once again. You're sad dude, I'd hate to see what you actually look like in person, I can imagine based on this site being your life.

posted on 17 May 2014, 11:31

25. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


True

Beyonce songs are better

posted on 17 May 2014, 11:42

35. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2046; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Her eyes are smokin' and I some how find her hair also very attractive!! WHATABOMB!

posted on 17 May 2014, 11:50

37. darkkjedii (Posts: 11982; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


You have 20/20 bro. Lol, that chick that chick, that chick...

posted on 17 May 2014, 12:31

45. Sauce (unregistered)


Smokeshow

posted on 17 May 2014, 13:08

50. iLoveAmexica (Posts: 47; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


yeah but only if ur black

posted on 17 May 2014, 09:50 9

3. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2996; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Whoa Rihanna is fugly as he*l! Looks like an alien lol.

posted on 17 May 2014, 09:53 5

6. adwienc (Posts: 134; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


She looks awful. Also her songs...meh.

posted on 17 May 2014, 09:54 3

7. T.Law (Posts: 302; Member since: 10 May 2014)


Too bad, having money doesn't make you smart.

posted on 17 May 2014, 10:02 3

8. peace247 (Posts: 91; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


even her sh#i will sell for 1000s of $ on ebay

posted on 17 May 2014, 10:03 1

9. peace247 (Posts: 91; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


*sh#t

posted on 17 May 2014, 10:04 3

10. Xion. (Posts: 2; Member since: 17 May 2014)


"Amazing how some ink can turn a $200 handset into such a valuable property." Ahem... $200 headset? Last time I checked, it's around $800 for that junk.

posted on 17 May 2014, 10:17 1

12. smallworld (Posts: 438; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


My god, people are so jealous on this site.

posted on 17 May 2014, 11:17

21. darkkjedii (Posts: 11982; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


You can say that again, just plain haters. Rihanna is rich, beautiful, and talented. She'll have her haters. I friggin love her, nothing like a small shapely woman. That's why I keep my wife working out.

posted on 17 May 2014, 11:21 1

22. adwienc (Posts: 134; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


Haha! Are You comedian? If not, You should

posted on 17 May 2014, 11:26

23. darkkjedii (Posts: 11982; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Not a comedian, a man.

posted on 17 May 2014, 11:36 1

29. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


As well as a smart classic flame war troll

Also he's a full grown man but with a mentality of kids

Camping outside with wife

Lmfao

posted on 17 May 2014, 11:51 3

38. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 861; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Wait, you are calling him a "flame war troll" but you are the one dishing out lame attempts at dissing him? Nice try TROLL.

posted on 17 May 2014, 12:16 1

43. darkkjedii (Posts: 11982; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


You notice that too? I'm just letting him shoot himself in the foot, talking all that trash, hoping to get a rise outta me. Maybe if he was Rihanna ;). He tries to poke and prod me every article, and gets frustrated that it doesn't work lol. Let him continue, this is his life bro. +1

posted on 17 May 2014, 11:37 2

30. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


about beauty and other things I won't complain, but people being plain stupid buying her broken phone for 66000$ is unbelievable. it seems like she can just sell packages of her sh*t for 2000$ on ebay and you'd still find people who'd buy it, sniff it, eat it. human beings.

posted on 17 May 2014, 11:40

33. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Lmfao there is a user in here who would, and we know who that is

posted on 17 May 2014, 11:38

31. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


No one is jealous on this site

It's that she ain't got the oomph to touch people's heart with her scrap songs

posted on 17 May 2014, 13:48

52. Sauce (unregistered)


Thats why PA didn't post "iPhone" in the title. This thread would turn into mega hate even more. Lollolololol

posted on 17 May 2014, 10:21

13. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1156; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


CraP ne

posted on 17 May 2014, 10:29 3

14. seanwhat (Posts: 150; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


what weirdo is buying a phone for that much just because someone else wrote on it?

posted on 17 May 2014, 10:43 1

17. torr310 (Posts: 398; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


I would rather think it's some pervert.

posted on 17 May 2014, 10:39 1

16. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


I know that the article says, 'Dropped Smartphone' but how can we be sure that it wasn't a Chris Brown temper-tantrum (allegedly)????

posted on 17 May 2014, 11:33 1

26. joey_sfb (Posts: 3005; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Most of you guys are really soak in negativity. Rihanna is a talented singer and beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

posted on 17 May 2014, 11:53 1

39. darkkjedii (Posts: 11982; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Agreed Joey. True, and correct words.

posted on 17 May 2014, 12:24 3

44. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


Even that hat can't cover that huge forehead.

posted on 17 May 2014, 12:53

48. andynaija (Posts: 473; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


This was news days ago and PA is just now publishing this?....

posted on 17 May 2014, 13:34 1

51. theo14461 (Posts: 165; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


A fool and his money, are soon parted. People are so dumb.

posted on 18 May 2014, 01:02

56. networkdood (Posts: 6276; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Very wise and true - and, btw, awesome avatar pic...

posted on 17 May 2014, 16:52

53. sunnyfpy (Posts: 55; Member since: 12 May 2013)


Silly things people do to get attention! HaHa!

posted on 17 May 2014, 18:01 1

54. Seattletech (Posts: 29; Member since: 14 May 2014)


I have an old phone that was custom made by motorola and swarvoski VIP line that was made for Jennifer Lopez. Would be nice if i could fetch this amount. There are some crazy buyers out there

posted on 18 May 2014, 01:02

55. networkdood (Posts: 6276; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


go for it - get that sucker on ebay...start the bidding at 1k...

posted on 18 May 2014, 10:23

57. ProblemSolver15 (Posts: 156; Member since: 14 Jun 2010)


That forehead, tho....

posted on 18 May 2014, 22:08

58. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Big spam head

posted on 18 May 2014, 23:56

59. Paximos (Posts: 73; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


I wonder how much it would have been worth had she licked it???

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