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Unique Microsoft Surface tablet hits eBay, profits will be donated to charity

0. phoneArena posted on 26 Nov 2012, 06:18

In Germany, a Microsoft Surface tablet with Windows RT retails for about 480 euro. This particular one-of-a-kind unit, however, will set you back a bit more, although it is too early to say what the exact figure will be. That is because the Surface that you see in the photos was signed by Steve Ballmer himself during a developer's conference that took place in Berlin several weeks ago. The device is now being auctioned on eBay for charity...

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posted on 26 Nov 2012, 06:24 4

1. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4321; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Don't bid, just sell it to Tim D Cook, atleast Apple will be donating indirectly.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 06:42 1

4. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

haha +1

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 06:28 7

2. mercorp (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

That is microsoft with Gate's legacy.
Apple?cares only about profit margins,never gave much attention to philantrophy.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 06:30 1

3. mercorp (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

+1 to nathan.
O rly?

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 06:48

5. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

Charity or indirect advertisement for Microsoft...

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 06:49 2

6. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

First time PA post decent pic of Baldmar.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 17:49

7. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

The biggest question is why would someone want Steve Ballmer's signature?

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 18:50

8. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

who will buy a ballmer signed surface?! but if its lady gaga, taylor swift, justine bieber, one direction, miley cyrus etc. then it will be worthy to all of their fans! they'll go crazy!

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 10:36

9. George513 (Posts: 3; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)

As far as buying/saving on eBay goes:

If you have a question about an item, go to another of the seller's listings and ask the question from there. This will add a bit of work for the seller, if they want to add your question and their answer to the item description page. Maybe other interested buyers will not bother to ask a question, instead just continuing to look for a similar item that already has the question answered in the item description.

If you see an item that you want listed in auction format, send the seller a message asking if they will accept $x to end the auction early and sell the item to you. If that doesn’t work, use a sniping service such as Bidball.com to bid for you. It’ll bid in the last few seconds, helping to save $ and avoid shill bidding.

If there is a particular item that you want that is relatively rare on eBay or goes fast when one is listed, use ebuyersedge.com to set up a saved eBay search for it. You’d get an e-mail whenever a match is listed. You can use the price, category, exclude word, etc. filters to narrow down the results that you get in the e-mails. Excellent for “Buy It Now”s priced right.

If the item that you’re looking for is difficult to spell, try a misspelling search site like Typojoe.com to find some deals with items that have main keywords misspelled in the title. Other interested buyers may never see them.

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