Phones with Flappy Bird installed are now luxury items on eBay

Phones with Flappy Bird installed are now luxury items on eBay

Flappy Bird might be dead in its tracks, but the Internet will make sure it gets the last laugh. Some smartphone owners are looking to capitalize on the rare few who are yet to play the infamous game, but will never be able to (unless they get the free .ipa or .apk file off the web). Flappy Bird-loaded handsets have shown up for sale on eBay, priced as luxury items.



At the time of writing, a 16GB iPhone 5 with Flappy Bird pre-installed, which started at $750, is now worth a mind-boggling $99,000. Unsurprisingly, most of the sum is artificially inflated with old-fashioned exploits, as one can tell by the bid history. Apparently, on the road to madness, someone bid, and later retracted an awe-inspiring $400,000! The once-free Flappy Bird has now become a game not for those from the 1%, but for those from the 0.1%!



Frankly, we aren't sure what else such an obscene amount of cash can get you on eBay. Also, hold on to your seat, because we're only at the tip of this iceberg. Another iPhone, located in Italy, is currently worth an unimaginable $163,428! And another one out there falls just $13,428 short of that sum.



In case you've let go, hang on even tighter. We find an iPhone that's worth $544,758. We'll take two! But no, at this point, the sensible thing to do is to stop and quietly rethink life thorough. Yet, we just had to keep on going. Further down the eBay listings, we discover a wide range of Flappy iPhones worth between $4000 and $70 000 (the $4000 one stands out as a killer deal in these circumstances), before Android phones start showing up, at comparatively modest prices.



A silver 32GB HTC One on Sprint with Flappy Bird installed can be bought for a healthy $4900. A 32GB Nexus 5 with a "genuine copy of Flappy Bird" on-board can be had for $3000 + $45 postage. Same goes for the James Bond-touted Xperia T, although shipping from Croatia will run you only $14. A black 32GB Galaxy Note 3 on Verizon with Flappy Bird will cost $3400, if you buy it now. And a water-resistant Galaxy S4 Active on AT&T is priced in the lower iPhone ballpark, at $4825.



If we thread further down the eBay listings, we'll be caught in an endless loop of phones, over-priced to ensure the Flappy Bird madness won't end anytime soon.




via NeoGAF

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40 Comments

1. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I suspect this is a hot item for 40 year old virgins who haven't missed a comic-con convention in the past 20 years.....

14. williamdroid

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

LOL thanks for the laugh +1

18. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Pot's all up on the kettle again...

19. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Hey, iResent that, I'm not 40yrs old!! I would like to add, though, this is another legitimately positive affirmation for Android, since it's an "open-source" OS, I just downloaded the APK from Kick@ss Torrents and installed on my Galaxy Note 2; no need to root, jailbreak or iEbay.

20. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

that's why android rocks :P

24. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Lol!!... And, yes.. That's cool you were able to do that...

33. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

This whole thing just reminds me of what Rick Harrison from Pawn Stars would say: "That's what they're asking for it, that's not necessarily what they're selling for".

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

This is just MADNESS. SERIOUSLY?! Just how stupid can people be? It's a freaking game that isn't even anything special!!! And there are many clones out there WHY WOULD YOU BUY THE GAME FOR 400 000 DOLLARS!!!!!!!!!!!

9. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They didn't, the bid was retracted, someone probably trolled the guy.

3. aranauser

Posts: 58; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

This is why aliens wont talk to us :-D

5. DaNTRoN

Posts: 135; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Tahaha, spot in.

12. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Lol... I admit I installed the game that night before they took it away... But how can this get so valuable when you can just extract the .APK file out of your original copy... I "backed up" just in case... Though never crossed my mind selling my phone for this ridiculous ammount of money... And the app is not nearly as popular in my country...

4. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Only on ebay, some people are really being a douchebag

6. AppleHateBoy unregistered

Sigh.

7. beedeezy14

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 17, 2013

Wait, soooo Dumb as...I mean potential customers are buying these phones? I wonder what my phone is worth. LOL I only need enough to by my Oppo Find 7! LMAO

38. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

*buy I wonder what i'd get for my 3gs w Flappy on it?!

8. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

If you have the superior android just install the APK which you can find online and it will be there forever.

13. av911 unregistered

Exactly. I downloaded the APK before is was taken off.

23. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Haha, if you have an iphone you can install the .ipa file

10. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

So...is my phone worth heaps now? ._.

15. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Yes, your phone has gone up 10000% in value just for having Flappy Bird installed :P

11. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

YES, I can sell my luxury Flapp'd Galaxy Ace 2. I am going to be rich. 99$ RICH. YES~! I knew this day woud come

16. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Haha, remember when Twinkies were gone? It will come back, this guy would be crazy not to or even sell it if this s**t is happening

17. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

wow, i kind of want to get in on this. i'm sure some rich bloke would jump on my perfect condition 64GB iPhone 5S with the game on it.

21. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

None of those prices are bids. They're mostly buy it now. Very few are auctions.

22. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

Doesn't the Iphone have anything similar to APKs where you can just grab the file and download?

25. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

I can't even...

26. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Waaaiiit..so I installed this game on my Note 3 , the day I heard it will be taken down from the store. And I still have it . DOES THIS NOW MEAN I CAN SELL IT AND GET FUNKING RICH? ?

27. domfonusr

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

How do we, as a society, get to be so childish with such large sums of money?

28. ckoch125

Posts: 193; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

haha wow what a bunch of idiots.

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