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Andrew6
10-29-2008, 06:05 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&item=160293993896


saw this on Ebay. I was shocked to see the price of this.

Hookem Horns
10-29-2008, 06:12 PM
Holy crap! It even says it has some spots on it. When I got mine I folded it up, put it in clear freezer bag and put it in the closet. I haven't opened it since so it is in mint condition.

Well, I know what I will be putting on ebay tonight. ;)

Andrew6
10-29-2008, 06:15 PM
Holy crap! It even says it has some spots on it. When I got mine I folded it up, put it in clear freezer bag and put it in the closet. I haven't opened it since so it is in mint condition.

Well, I know what I will be putting on ebay tonight. ;)

oh come on now, I want one. just sell it to me for cheap :)
:kingkong:

Hookem Horns
10-29-2008, 06:16 PM
oh come on now, I want one. just sell it to me for cheap :)
:kingkong:

LOL, I will post the link when I put it on ebay. HAHA.

Seriously though, they don't sell these at Reliant?

Drew_Smoke
10-29-2008, 06:26 PM
Frickin A....I am going to find mine and put it on too.

PapaL
10-29-2008, 06:28 PM
There must be a crack pipe behind that flag.

TxDavid
10-29-2008, 07:44 PM
No way I'm selling mine. Besides, you can always just have one made - especially at that price....

Hookem Horns
10-29-2008, 07:51 PM
OMG, this sold for $355!

PapaL
10-29-2008, 07:56 PM
I don't think so. Check the bid history; Link (http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&item=160293993896)

One person is uping there own bid? Over and Over again? Hmmm....

Andrew6
10-29-2008, 08:03 PM
i want one but i don't want one "THAT BAD"

Hookem Horns
10-29-2008, 09:13 PM
I don't think so. Check the bid history; Link (http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&item=160293993896)

One person is uping there own bid? Over and Over again? Hmmm....

Actually what you are seeing is that top bidder just had a real high maximum bid. Everytime someone else bids he automatically outbids his previous bid and that will keep happening until someone outbids his maximum bid. You cannot outbid yourself unless you have using 2 different screen names which is obviously fraudulent.

That guy paid $355 for that flag.

ensign_lee
10-29-2008, 09:18 PM
Actually what you are seeing is that top bidder just had a real high maximum bid. Everytime someone else bids he automatically outbids his previous bid and that will keep happening until someone outbids his maximum bid. You cannot outbid yourself unless you have using 2 different screen names which is obviously fraudulent.

That guy paid $355 for that flag.


No, actually if you look at the history, that's not what happened. If that was the case, you'd see all the other people nibbling at his bid, but his bid would only show up once. Looks like shill bidding to me?

Nonetheless HOOOOLY CRAP. Didn't know my flag / cape cost *that* much!

YellerLotYeller
10-29-2008, 10:02 PM
Wow...thats crazy. You couldnt pry mine from my cold dead hand but still.

stingray
10-29-2008, 10:02 PM
Wow, And I have two!!! Got one for a pair of season tickets and another from another pair.

Yankee_In_TX
10-29-2008, 10:04 PM
Looks suspicious:

http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&item=160293993896

imatexan
10-29-2008, 10:24 PM
Wow! I have 2 of them one on the wall at my dorm and the other at my house!

mexican_texan
10-29-2008, 11:05 PM
No, actually if you look at the history, that's not what happened. If that was the case, you'd see all the other people nibbling at his bid, but his bid would only show up once. Looks like shill bidding to me?

Nonetheless HOOOOLY CRAP. Didn't know my flag / cape cost *that* much!
He's talking about proxy bidding. You put up a maximum bid of say, $355. The auction doesn't go up to $355 automatically, but everytime someone bids, you automatically put in a bid until someone goes over your maximum bid.

However, this guy kept bidding on it without anyone else trying to bid. Seems pretty fishy, but keep in mind someone actually bid $350.

Andrew6
10-29-2008, 11:28 PM
if you look at the bottom you can see my lowly 20 dollar bid

DoCRoN
10-29-2008, 11:41 PM
So wait, the winner isn't the only one with multiple bids listed in a row though... The list shows some earlier bidders with 2 or 3 in a row. :thinking:

Andrew6
10-29-2008, 11:45 PM
So wait, the winner isn't the only one with multiple bids listed in a row though... The list shows some earlier bidders with 2 or 3 in a row. :thinking:

i bid early with like 15, then like 20 and every time i bid there was someone who had already had a bid in. so who ever put in the first bid may have put in like a 300 dollar bid

DoCRoN
10-29-2008, 11:47 PM
i bid early with like 15, then like 20 and every time i bid there was someone who had already had a bid in. so who ever put in the first bid may have put in like a 300 dollar bid

I think that's the case, i don't think he was bidding over and over. I did a quick search for another random item, and it has multiple bids listed in a row by the same person. Check out that bid history - http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&item=270285555234

mexican_texan
10-29-2008, 11:55 PM
I think that's the case, i don't think he was bidding over and over. I did a quick search for another random item, and it has multiple bids listed in a row by the same person. Check out that bid history - http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&item=270285555234
Here's my theory. There was a large bid and someone tried to match it. The more he tried, the higher he realized the proxy bid is.

Hookem Horns
10-30-2008, 12:12 AM
Some of you guys don't understand how ebay works. That guy was not bidding against himself.

Let say an auction price for an item is set at $10.00. Buyer A bids $11.00, however puts in a maximum bid of $100.

It will now show winning bid as

$11.00 Buyer A

Buyer B comes and bids $20 with a maximum bid of $30.00. Because his maximum bid is lower than Buyer A's maximum bid Buyer A becomes the winning bid at $30.

The auction will now show a bid history of

Buyer A $30.00
Buyer A $11.00

This will just keep happening until Buyer B makes a bid higher than $100 (Buyer A's maximum bid).

If you are the highest bidder you can raise your maximum bid however you can't keep outbidding yourself.

What happened in that auction is the winning bidder had a real high maximum bid. The other guy just kept inching him up with smaller bids until he overtook the eventual winner. Once the winner was outbid he just raised his maximum again and eventually won. That is how you have that pattern.

edit: yes, Mexican Texan is correct. We were replying at the same time I think.

Yankee_In_TX
10-30-2008, 08:50 AM
Nevermind.

Hardcore Texan
10-30-2008, 08:53 AM
I really want one of those flags. :texflag:

Yankee_In_TX
10-30-2008, 09:40 AM
I bought a second one from a scalper on Ebay shortly after they were mailed. One to treasure, one to fly ;-)

Don't forget the Go Texans store still have very heavy duty "I'm a Texan" flags.

Farough
10-30-2008, 03:05 PM
Holy crap! It even says it has some spots on it. When I got mine I folded it up, put it in clear freezer bag and put it in the closet. I haven't opened it since so it is in mint condition.

Well, I know what I will be putting on ebay tonight. ;)

So then I take it this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170275301033&ssPageName=MERCOSI_VI_ROSI_PR4_PCN_BIX_Stores&refitem=160293993896&itemcount=4&refwidgetloc=closed_view_item&refwidgettype=osi_widget&_trksid=p284.m185&_trkparms=algo%3DSI%26its%3DI%252BIA%26itu%3DIA%25 2BUCI%26otn%3D4%26ps%3D42

is yours! lol

Hookem Horns
10-30-2008, 03:56 PM
So then I take it this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170275301033&ssPageName=MERCOSI_VI_ROSI_PR4_PCN_BIX_Stores&refitem=160293993896&itemcount=4&refwidgetloc=closed_view_item&refwidgettype=osi_widget&_trksid=p284.m185&_trkparms=algo%3DSI%26its%3DI%252BIA%26itu%3DIA%25 2BUCI%26otn%3D4%26ps%3D42

is yours! lol

:tiphat:

Seņor Stan
10-30-2008, 03:59 PM
:tiphat:

I already bid and was immediately outbid.

You're welcome.

Hookem Horns
10-30-2008, 04:32 PM
Whatever I make off that thing is going towards hosting expenses for this site which run over $300 per month.

The economy is murdering my business so I am going to have to start getting real creative in keeping this place afloat. After seeing what that auction yesterday brought in I felt I needed to put it up.

Honestly, if it wasn't for that little issue I would probably hold on to that thing.

Andrew6
10-30-2008, 06:27 PM
Whatever I make off that thing is going towards hosting expenses for this site which run over $300 per month.

The economy is murdering my business so I am going to have to start getting real creative in keeping this place afloat. After seeing what that auction yesterday brought in I felt I needed to put it up.

Honestly, if it wasn't for that little issue I would probably hold on to that thing.

ha ha I am the the highest bidder woo hoo

Texans_Chick
10-30-2008, 06:45 PM
I think at the end of the season we need to beg the Texans to give us more flags as the season ticket holder gift.

mexican_texan
10-30-2008, 06:57 PM
I think at the end of the season we need to beg the Texans to give us more flags as the season ticket holder gift.
No, too many scalpers would get flags. Should be...first 10,000 people at the game. People at UH show up for football games hours before even tailgating starts to get a free t-shirt.

Hardcore Texan
10-30-2008, 07:16 PM
No, too many scalpers would get flags. Should be...first 10,000 people at the game. People at UH show up for football games hours before even tailgating starts to get a free t-shirt.

Season ticket holders spend thousands they should get them.

AnthonyE
10-30-2008, 07:30 PM
No, too many scalpers would get flags. Should be...first 10,000 people at the game. People at UH show up for football games hours before even tailgating starts to get a free t-shirt.

That sucks. We wake up late so we don't get inside the stadium until about 11:50. which means....

We would miss out on the giveaway since we'd be the 10,001st fan. :/

Andrew6
10-30-2008, 07:52 PM
highest bidder AGAIN Dang

Andrew6
10-30-2008, 08:05 PM
I put in a high bid of 145, I can't go any higher. People are killing me and its still got 6 days left. Lets see this flag go higher than any other. Its going towards a good cause

mexican_texan
10-30-2008, 08:08 PM
Season ticket holders spend thousands they should get them.
Yes, but how many season ticket holders are actually people?

Andrew6
10-30-2008, 08:10 PM
Yes, but how many season ticket holders are actually people?

i'm an actual person who wants a flag and not a trapper keeper every year

YellerLotYeller
10-30-2008, 08:50 PM
i'm an actual person who wants a flag and not a trapper keeper every year


True, I could use a fresh flag....mine is game-worn.

mexican_texan
10-30-2008, 09:02 PM
i'm an actual person who wants a flag and not a trapper keeper every year
And I'm not a season ticket holder, but I'd love to hang a flag in my room

eriadoc
10-30-2008, 09:21 PM
I guess I am in the minority. I have the flag folded up and put away somewhere, never used. I really have never known what to do with the darn thing.

Andrew6
10-31-2008, 03:22 AM
I guess I am in the minority. I have the flag folded up and put away somewhere, never used. I really have never known what to do with the darn thing.

you can give it to me?:splits:

ATXtexanfan
10-31-2008, 07:50 AM
I guess I am in the minority. I have the flag folded up and put away somewhere, never used. I really have never known what to do with the darn thing.

Just lost in a bidding war on ebay a few days ago, it sold for $355

Tedc
10-31-2008, 09:10 AM
i'm an actual person who wants a flag and not a trapper keeper every year

I think the correct description of what we got this year is a "ball sack".

Andrew6
11-01-2008, 09:39 PM
I think the correct description of what we got this year is a "ball sack".

lol yeah never thought about it but yeah thats what it basically is

AnthonyE
11-02-2008, 02:15 AM
lmfao, check out how many texans flags are on ebay now after that 350 dollar auction.

I see at least 5. Wow.

Hookem Horns
11-02-2008, 07:07 AM
lmfao, check out how many texans flags are on ebay now after that 350 dollar auction.

I see at least 5. Wow.

I only found 1 other and she ripped my picture off.

Also, if people are putting those things up because they saw that $350 auction they aren't very smart by putting them up while other auctions are going on. Simple suppy and demand.

MannyFresh
11-04-2008, 09:00 AM
That bid is still staying steady.

Yankee_In_TX
11-04-2008, 11:12 AM
I only found 1 other and she ripped my picture off.

At least no Ebay auctions are using your wife's picture. lol

MannyFresh
11-04-2008, 11:24 AM
Yeah I saw that too...makes me wonder if that ad is legit or not.

Hookem Horns
11-04-2008, 11:57 AM
At least no Ebay auctions are using your wife's picture. lol

LOL, yeah I remember that. Maybe I should do that, it wouldn't hurt.

disaacks3
11-04-2008, 02:19 PM
At least no Ebay auctions are using your wife's picture. lol
As long as the only "Net" site is eBay...you're OK.

*ducks*

MannyFresh
11-05-2008, 03:11 PM
Four hours left and still at 132.50. For a polyester flag? :texflag:

txchick1971
11-05-2008, 03:24 PM
i can make a flag out of texans silk panties.....wonder if that will sell on ebay? :fans:

MannyFresh
11-05-2008, 03:39 PM
i can make a flag out of texans silk panties.....wonder if that will sell on ebay? :fans:


Those be some big panties!:goodnight

txchick1971
11-05-2008, 03:40 PM
Those be some big panties!:goodnight

:spit: I didn't necessarily mean ONE PAIR

Farough
11-05-2008, 03:41 PM
Hookem Horns, I see my blatant advertising of your flag in this thread hasnt helped the price of it too much. Sorry. lol

MannyFresh
11-05-2008, 03:45 PM
I see my blatant advertising of your flag in this thread hasnt helped the price of it too much. Sorry. lol


Oh its not mine, but I do like the flag a lot, just not at over $100 bucks. Its a freebie for God's sake. I'd do maybe 25.00 or trade or something but not 132.50, that's a more reasonable flag and fajitas with the works for my homies.

Farough
11-05-2008, 03:47 PM
Oh its not mine, but I do like the flag a lot, just not at over $100 bucks. Its a freebie for God's sake. I'd do maybe 25.00 or trade or something but not 132.50, that's a more reasonable flag and fajitas with the works for my homies.

I was talking to Hookem, guess I should have specified

MannyFresh
11-05-2008, 03:51 PM
I was talking to Hookem, guess I should have specified

Your right, after that bogus 355.00 ad on the first flag, I think a few folks jumped on while it was "hot". But, oh well, feel for the guy who has to pay 132.50 now.

Andrew6
11-05-2008, 04:27 PM
Four hours left and still at 132.50. For a polyester flag? :texflag:


I was kinda hoping to get the price up on it and bid it up and didn't realize I would actually have to pay that much for it. Soooo... Anyone else wanna bid to get the price up???? PLEASE lol

Yankee_In_TX
11-05-2008, 05:09 PM
I was kinda hoping to get the price up on it and bid it up and didn't realize I would actually have to pay that much for it. Soooo... Anyone else wanna bid to get the price up???? PLEASE lol

Do you have one alreay?

Andrew6
11-05-2008, 07:04 PM
Do you have one alreay?


no, I didn't become a season ticket holder till the end of 2006
we were living in north texas before that.

sakebomb
11-05-2008, 07:29 PM
My flag and flag pole were stolen in the Orange parking lot at the first game this year. I was more upset over losing the flag.

Hookem Horns
11-05-2008, 08:11 PM
I was kinda hoping to get the price up on it and bid it up and didn't realize I would actually have to pay that much for it. Soooo... Anyone else wanna bid to get the price up???? PLEASE lol

You're off the hook. ;)

MannyFresh
11-05-2008, 08:27 PM
Congrats to frankcperalez for winning the flag. 147.50 plus 5.00 shipping

ATXtexanfan
11-05-2008, 08:32 PM
Your right, after that bogus 355.00 ad on the first flag, I think a few folks jumped on while it was "hot". But, oh well, feel for the guy who has to pay 132.50 now.

i seen it go for $355. i was in on the bidding. i stopped at $250. 69 total bids. i buy football cards on ebay alot (mainly texan rookies ) and it all comes down to how much someone is willing to pay for something. never seen something take off like that in the last minute though.

Hookem Horns
11-05-2008, 08:53 PM
i seen it go for $355. i was in on the bidding. i stopped at $250. 69 total bids. i buy football cards on ebay alot (mainly texan rookies ) and it all comes down to how much someone is willing to pay for something. never seen something take off like that in the last minute though.

Yeah, that thing legitately went for $355. You can say it was ridiculous however it wasn't bogus. I think we already covered how one person can't keep jacking up the bid all by himself (unless he fraudulently has mulitple ebay accounts). Even that serves no purpose unless someone legitimate outbids the fraudulent bidder (the fraudulent bidder being the seller in most cases).

MannyFresh
11-05-2008, 09:02 PM
355.00 maybe is legit, well never know unless the buyer says hey. Where would one go to have one custom made?

Hookem Horns
11-05-2008, 09:13 PM
355.00 maybe is legit, well never know unless the buyer says hey. Where would one go to have one custom made?

You would have to find someone that won't mind taking the risk of being sued for copyright violation. That will be hard to find.

I tried getting a shirt made that said "If Dallas is America's Team then consider me a Texan!". I couldn't get anyone to do it because I had a Texans helmet in my graphic.

I might still have those shirts made however I will have to use our Texans Talk logo since I own the copyright on that.

Andrew6
11-05-2008, 09:19 PM
thats cool, I figured the one going for 355.00 in used condition you should have gotten alot more for it.

Hookem Horns
11-05-2008, 09:32 PM
thats cool, I figured the one going for 355.00 in used condition you should have gotten alot more for it.

I'll be interested how much the other one goes for. That fact of that one going up and the fact of the Texans losing last week didn't help I am sure.

However can I really complain about getting $150? BTW, I don't consider that flag a "freebie". I lost a ton of money on those tickets that season. That was Mario's rookie season when everyone was pissed about the draft and I couldn't even give my tickets away. I remember one game walking into the stadium with 3 extra tickets in my pocket because nobody would take them even for free. Everyone I asked said they preferred to tailgate than going in. Those 3 tickets I ate that day cost me more than $150.

While it's not much compared to what I lost I will consider it partial payback, and someone who really wants the flag is getting it in mint condition and will use it proudly I am sure.

Andrew6
11-05-2008, 09:40 PM
I'll be interested how much the other one goes for. That fact of that one going up and the fact of the Texans losing last week didn't help I am sure.

However can I really complain about getting $150? BTW, I don't consider that flag a "freebie". I lost a ton of money on those tickets that season. That was Mario's rookie season when everyone was pissed about the draft and I couldn't even give my tickets away. I remember one game walking into the stadium with 3 extra tickets in my pocket because nobody would take them even for free. Everyone I asked said they preferred to tailgate than going in. Those 3 tickets I ate that day cost me more than $150.

While it's not much compared to what I lost I will consider it partial payback, and someone who really wants the flag is getting it in mint condition and will use it proudly I am sure.


I feel ya, I would have kept bidding up on that but I don't think there is a way I could explain to my wife that I spent over 150 dollars on a flag. I get yelled at enough over spending money on stuff lol.

ATXtexanfan
11-05-2008, 10:01 PM
I'll be interested how much the other one goes for. That fact of that one going up and the fact of the Texans losing last week didn't help I am sure.

However can I really complain about getting $150? BTW, I don't consider that flag a "freebie". I lost a ton of money on those tickets that season. That was Mario's rookie season when everyone was pissed about the draft and I couldn't even give my tickets away. I remember one game walking into the stadium with 3 extra tickets in my pocket because nobody would take them even for free. Everyone I asked said they preferred to tailgate than going in. Those 3 tickets I ate that day cost me more than $150.

While it's not much compared to what I lost I will consider it partial payback, and someone who really wants the flag is getting it in mint condition and will use it proudly I am sure.

ebay is high risk/high reward. it's all about timing. your right about the freebie thing. season tix plus the drive from austin aint cheap. i have 4 tix and sometimes they're a burden, can't give them away. if you weren't using the flag then it's a win. i've seen rare cards go for big prices as well and then another one pops up and he/she doesn't get no where's near the same price. i've been outbid on football cards and a week later got the same card for a fraction of what i was outbid on.

ATXtexanfan
11-05-2008, 10:03 PM
I feel ya, I would have kept bidding up on that but I don't think there is a way I could explain to my wife that I spent over 150 dollars on a flag. I get yelled at enough over spending money on stuff lol.

should have told your wife it's 1 of 50,000. a collector's item

ATXtexanfan
11-05-2008, 10:17 PM
there is another one, $50 right now with a day and a half to go.

DerekLee1
11-08-2008, 07:20 PM
Ha! Mine's hanging from my balcony rail, as captured by Google Maps Street View.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d49/DerekLee1/texansflag-1.jpg

Andrew6
11-08-2008, 10:17 PM
Ha! Mine's hanging from my balcony rail, as captured by Google Maps Street View.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d49/DerekLee1/texansflag-1.jpg

where do you live? that looks like my neighborhood lol

DerekLee1
11-09-2008, 09:04 AM
where do you live? that looks like my neighborhood lol

Don't all new neighborhoods look the same these days? It's in Manvel - Rodeo Palms.

txchick1971
11-10-2008, 08:44 AM
that is so funny....i just opened this thread and thought damn....that's the house on the corner!!!

Drew_Smoke
03-14-2009, 03:34 PM
How many flags have the Texans given to season ticket holders?

Could this be one?


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&item=150331007149

Andrew6
03-14-2009, 03:50 PM
How many flags have the Texans given to season ticket holders?

Could this be one?


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&item=150331007149

nah it looks like the texas flag with the texans logo where the star is

Drew_Smoke
03-14-2009, 06:31 PM
But what other flags have the Texans given out?

Dude said he never opened it.

Maybe he thieved the image?