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Overstocked and Underauctioned, Part 4: Solving the World’s Energy Crisis, One Auction at a Ti

Stop the presses!

Or, at least, hold that browser.

There’s an inventor who’s solved the world’s energy problems, and he needs only a minimum of $200,000 to get started.

But don’t take my word for it: click on over to the Overstock.com auction site, go to the Real Estate section, and look at the “Featured Item” as it appeared late yesterday.

If it no longer appears—having been snapped up by some fast-fingered, foresighted mogul-to-be—I apologize for not alerting our readers sooner.

But it’s not as if there’s much to look at on the Overstock auction site—listings have flattened out, bids are low and it looks as if Patrick Byrne’s conference call boast that Overstock’s auction site outperforms eBay in certain areas is hokum. Consequently, the availability of such a unique opportunity (free, renewable energy) took even me by surprise.

I repeat the item as it appeared—capital letters, grammar and all:

Electric Vehicles I’M LOOKING FOR A INVESTOR OR INVESTORS. I NEED A MINIMUM OF $200,000 TO GET STARTED. I AM TAKING PEOPLES PERSONAL CARS AND CHANGING THEM OVER FROM GAS ENGINES TO ELECTRIC DRIVEN MOTORS. THESE VEHICLES WILL NEVER NEED PLUGGED IN. THEY WILL RECHARGE THEMSELVES AS YOU DRIVE . THIS IS THE PERFECT TIME FOR THIS TO HAPPEN. WITH HIGH GAS PRICES THAT ARE NOT GOING TO COME DOWN, THAT’LL MAKE THIS A VERY HIGH DEMAND TO HAVE DONE NOW. IT WILL SELL ITSELF.

SO IF YOUR LOOKING TO INVEST IN THIS GREAT OPPORTUNITY ,THEN EMAIL ME [address deleted] FOR MORE INFORMATION. LET’S MEET AND TALK OVER A CUP OF COFFEE OR A DRINK. IF YOUR READY TO DO IT NOW THEN GO AHEAD AND PUT YOUR BID IN ON IT. I’M READY TO GO WHEN YOU ARE. WE’LL BE RICH AND FAMOUS.

THANK YOU, [name deleted] CANTON, NORTH CAROLINA

THE PICTURE IS AN ELECTRIC DRIVEN PICKUP TRUCK. I DID NOT BUILD THIS TRUCK.

Renewable energy, for free! Get it while it’s hot, at Overstock.com.

Jeff Matthews I Am Not Making This Up.

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