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The Stranger’s annual “Strangercrombie” charity auction # ends in just under five hours. As a public service, we present a look at the savviness of eBay bidders.

As of 12:30 pm, most non-“priceless” items were going for below their stated value. The graph below plots current bids against actual package value. (the red line represents the line of actual value.)

Right now, the (second) most underpriced non-priceless package is for Club Medusa Mirabeau Room (worth $3000, going for $61) and the most overpriced is for Neumo’s (worth $200, going for $203.50). Biggest spenders are for “you write I, anonymous”, “you write Savage Love” (both “priceless), and “does your band suck?” (a steal at $1525 for a $5000+ package).

Hit the auction before 5:30 to get in on the action. [ebay]

(graphs & data after the jump)

in this graph, items are labeled and “priceless” items are valued at $0 — not as a judgement, but so that the text for the outliers shows up.

data in csv format

3 Comments so far

  1. joe (unregistered) on December 17th, 2004 @ 2:12 pm

    You’re off by a factor of 10 on the Medusa package (and maybe others?). It’s worth $500 not $5000, according to and

  2. josh (unregistered) on December 17th, 2004 @ 2:32 pm

    oops, you’re right. I thought that was high for the Medusa package, but the Mirabeau and Chop Suey packages are $3000. That’s what I get for hiring slave labor to do the project.

  3. joe (unregistered) on December 17th, 2004 @ 9:15 pm

    Damn Mauritians.

    I’m really surprised the Mirabeau package only went for $130! Seems like a good deal if you’re a regular.

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