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Ideas #005: 21104 - NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover

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I got a similar ebay email from the same person about 20 minutes ago. :)

 

So many sad stories... How does one wade through it all!?

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I'm a student in NYC who just finished an MFA program in fiction writing.

He gave himself away right in the beginning...how can we believe anything this guy says??

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Hey uhhh I'm a student of science, and uh I'm so broke, I have 9 kids, will you take $35 since that's what you paid for it? Thanks in advance for being kind.

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Offer on eBay of $50:

 

I'm a student in NYC who just finished an MFA program in fiction writing. I was given a small grant to fly to Pasadena and visit NASA's JPL and interview scientists and see the REAL rover. I just want to assemble this! Broke! Not a collector! Please

 

Uh, okay, let's see.... $50 minus fees and initial cost of $30 will net me less than $10... Hmmm....

Question: How does one see the real rover if the rover is on Mars?

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Come on, what's with all the questions here?

Just wondering... If the person really wanted to convince the seller to sell it for $50, they should at least be accurate with what they are going to do.

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Just wondering... If the person really wanted to convince the seller to sell it for $50, they should at least be accurate with what they are going to do.

I was being sarcastic....I'm sorry my friend. :-)

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Get in touch with Howard Wolowitz from BBT ?

Good idea, but I wouldn't want to get the Mars Rover stuck in a ditch on Mars and find possible indications of life...

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If the "hard luck" story is genuine then he should contact Lego direct who will often help as they did with that boy that wanted a train that went EOL as soon as he saved up enough money for it.

 

LOL "I'm a student in NYC who just finished an MFA program in fiction writing" who writes fiction on eBay - lying arse!

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Question: How does one see the real rover if the rover is on Mars?

Depends on the definition of "real". You don't believe they only built one, or do you?

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Question: How does one see the real rover if the rover is on Mars?

They would have built two, as it would be more cost effective.

It's probably also useful to have an identical second test unit on hand to aid in potential problem solving, should the need arise.

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They would have built two, as it would be more cost effective.

It's probably also useful to have an identical second test unit on hand to aid in potential problem solving, should the need arise.

 

Good call!  Reminds me of the movie Contact where they had built TWO machines...

 

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Offer on eBay of $50:

 

I'm a student in NYC who just finished an MFA program in fiction writing. I was given a small grant to fly to Pasadena and visit NASA's JPL and interview scientists and see the REAL rover. I just want to assemble this! Broke! Not a collector! Please

 

Uh, okay, let's see.... $50 minus fees and initial cost of $30 will net me less than $10... Hmmm....

 

No.  He's just trying to buy enough of these at a cheap cost and sell them to pay for college - because he's batman broke.

 

Another possibility is that he's going to make a nice tidy profit selling these and build his own spaceship.  When he reaches mars, the curiosity rover will detect him and go bazerk.  All the scientists at NASA will jump off their chairs with excitement because they finally see some life on mars.  (I think it would be easier to start a kickstarter project, though.)   :D

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Tell him you are a rich investor and will give him a huge grant to see the REAL Rover on Mars.

 

It may be in a Studio on Earth for all we know and the media just tells us this thing is on Mars.  This may be why familiar looking "artifacts" pop up in photos.

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When would be the time to sell this set? Now? Or should I wait longer? Price on ebay is already nice and there are only a few on sale. So should not be too difficult to sell.

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When would be the time to sell this set? Now? Or should I wait longer? Price on ebay is already nice and there are only a few on sale. So should not be too difficult to sell.

Depending on how many you have, I would sell a few this Christmas, and wait till next Christmas to sell a majority of them. I think the price will level off around $150-$175 after next Christmas, so there would be no reason to hold it longer.

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Depending on how many you have, I would sell a few this Christmas, and wait till next Christmas to sell a majority of them. I think the price will level off around $150-$175 after next Christmas, so there would be no reason to hold it longer.

 

True to this. There are not that many things in my portfolio I'm nearly certain will increase in value this much in the next year. Don't be in a huge hurry to sell.

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