strangercrombie final

With the end of the auction, so does our Strangercrombie 2004 obsession comes to an end. The crack team of metblogs statisticians and eBay scrapers present this updated graph of final bid vs. stated value for non-“priceless” items:

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Markers are sized proportional to the number of bids. By our back of the envelope calculations, the bids totaled $32,258 for items worth $23,979 to $413,901 (depending if you value “priceless” items at $1 or $9,999). The biggest absolute difference between value and bid went for the Showbox package, possibly reflecting a gamble on likelihood of sold out events. At the cheap extreme was the package for Pet Lovers, raising questions about this town’s love of their furry friends. On the other side, the most expensive packages were “does your band suck?” and “you answer the questions in Savage Love” proving that people still hope that money really does buy influence in this town.

Readers — did you buy something in this year’s auction? Or did it seem like letdown after last year’s “Kathleen Wilson leaves Capitol Hill” video (cruelly bidded away from us at the last moment! curses eBay snipers!)? Help us continue our fixation and let us know how it turns out! We do love to readed purchased editorial content.

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