Want to Buy a Ferrari for $20,000? No, Silly, not the car, the PC
eBay: Acer Ferrari 1000 Laptop with Windows Vista Ultimate (item 160068144458 end time Jan-04-07 13:15:11 PST) Holly Cannoli Batman, $20,000 for an Acer PC?
Well Scott Beale came up with a great idea on what to do with his Ferrari notebook PC that Edelman gave him as a “present” and then Microsoft wanted back. He’s decided to auction it off on eBay with the proceeds going to the EFF. The winner also gets a Laughing Squid t-shirt (as fashionably modeled here by Scott’s wife Lori) and bumper stickers.
This is great news because the EFF is a terrific and deserving organization (even if they don’t share my enthusiasm for free wi-fi in San Francisco).
Right now the high bid is over $20,000 for the computer. Then again, I’m not sure that I’d trust the top bid as being serious when it’s coming from someone named sillygoose109.
Now, want to make this story even better? Someone (Apple themselves, a Mac forum somewhere, etc.) should donate a high end MacBook Pro to this auction as well. The twist would be that the winner wouldn’t get both computers, but would get to choose between the Acer Ferrari or the MacBook Pro. Let’s make a horse race out of it and see who wins.
The MacBook Pro could be a limited edition with the EFF logo etched on it.
Wouldn’t it be a lot more fun to see whoever wins this donation be the ultimate high profile decider over what machine is better, the MacBook Pro running OSX or the new Ferrari Vista laptop?
If the winner chose the MacBook Pro then Scott could just send the Ferrari back to Microsoft.