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Bid on a Ride in the cab of UP's 4014

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Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 7:59 AM

The UP site no longer takes one to the bidding.

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Posted by SD70Dude on Monday, June 12, 2023 10:42 PM

The gofundme was yet another joke, started by one of the admins of one of those 'edgy' Facebook groups (this particular guy also runs the Sawenhalve Scrap parody page).  He stopped it after raising a few hundred bucks (yes, people actually donated to it) and everyone's now moving on to the next flavour of the day, whatever that may be. 

I'm curious if the 'winning' bidder is going to cash out his savings or cut his losses by paying whatever penalty or fine Ebay has for fraudulent bids.

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Posted by zugmann on Monday, June 12, 2023 6:17 PM

So the winning bid was $21,000 or so.  But there's lots of rumors/speculation/screenshots saying that the winner bid it as a joke.  Apparently he was a memebr of one of those supposedly edgy "anti-foamer even though everyone there is a foamer" type facebook groups. 

 

Also some gofundmes set up, but who knows if they are legit, or people pretending to be funny.  Hard to tell if anything is real anymore. 

  

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Posted by BaltACD on Friday, June 9, 2023 8:07 AM

Paul of Covington
 
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Bid has been holding at $17.7K for the past several days. 

   A real bargain when you remember that you occasionally hear about someone paying more than ten times as much for a little piece of cardboard with a picture of a baseball player on it.

Suspect the bid will grow geometrically closer to the end of bidding.

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Posted by Paul of Covington on Friday, June 9, 2023 12:56 AM

BaltACD

Bid has been holding at $17.7K for the past several days.

 

   A real bargain when you remember that you occasionally hear about someone paying more than ten times as much for a little piece of cardboard with a picture of a baseball player on it.

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, June 8, 2023 8:54 AM

Bid has been holding at $17.7K for the past several days.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, June 8, 2023 8:10 AM

Jeez. back in the '90s all you needed for a cab ride in 844 or 3985 was a box of high-quality cigars to "bribe" Steve Lee with!  Wink

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Posted by York1 on Saturday, June 3, 2023 7:27 PM

I know that many are skeptical about some things like this, but if I was single and had unlimited money to play with, I would bid.

I wonder if this can be a deduction since it goes to the museum?

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Posted by zugmann on Saturday, June 3, 2023 7:26 PM

"I'd be happier with the dollar!"

  

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Posted by kgbw49 on Saturday, June 3, 2023 7:22 PM

About 42 miles, but the ride of a lifetime!

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Posted by BaltACD on Saturday, June 3, 2023 6:41 PM

1930 ET 6/3 and the bid is $16.6K

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Posted by pennytrains on Saturday, June 3, 2023 6:24 PM

I bid My 2 Cents

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Posted by Gramp on Friday, June 2, 2023 6:06 PM

BaltACD

Current bid at 1530 ET is over $14K

 

Garnering 14k+ for 50 miles travel.  Honest Abe's signature is finally paying off. Smile

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Posted by BaltACD on Friday, June 2, 2023 2:26 PM

Current bid at 1530 ET is over $14K

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Bid on a Ride in the cab of UP's 4014
Posted by York1 on Friday, June 2, 2023 12:15 PM

Have a lot of money to spend?  Place your bid for a one-and-a-half hour ride in the cab of Big Boy July 3:

 

https://www.uptraintix.com/index.html

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