You really CAN find Everything on eBay...

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  1. Haesslich

    Haesslich Spaceman

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    psych Destroyer of assclowns

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    So this is how the Union of Border Worlds buys carriers? :)
     
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    panther Rear Admiral

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    Well, someone must - coz there's enough bids on it
    :D

    Maybe if I ever win the lottery lol
     
  4. Bandit LOAF

    Bandit LOAF Long Live the Confederation!

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    No, the Union of Border Worlds builds a new megabigsupercarrier each week. Each one is personally designed and constructed by Col.Blair, to fight evil Confed oppression.
     
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    Damn that would've made a nice christmas present!
     
  6. Haesslich

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    That explains the BWS Independence, doesn't it?

    Now I just need to find out if a user called 'AdmGeoffreyTolwyn' exists or not. :D
     
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    Okay, so, maybe if all of us here on the CZ pool our resources . . .
     
  8. Bob McDob

    Bob McDob Better Health Through Less Flavor

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    <ChrisReid> don't buy aircraft carriers from people who misspell words in the ebay listing title
     
  9. t.c.cgi

    t.c.cgi Vice Admiral

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    The person didn't mention the odd customized cesna that could land on the deck and/or explode.
     
  10. Worf

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    Actually, are you willing to part with $90 million to someone with *ZERO* feedback on eBay?
     
  11. Chernikov

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    yeah, that last is a point, but isnt there some way to avoid "problems" like that with escrow?
     
  12. BlackJack2063

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    Wow a vintage WWII aircraft carrier. I remember reading my old air war books about a british carrier that served in the pacific near the end of the war. It has a steel flight deck, unlike american and japanese that used wood, the said that normal bombs merely left dents in it's flight deck.

    I can't remember it's name, but knowing the british it was something like Invincible, Indomitable, Victory or something like that.
     
  13. Chernikov

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    didnt the later American fleet carriers use steel decks as well?
     
  14. Trev-MUN

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    Yeah, I think they did, after the kamikaze attacks began. I think the British were the first ones with the stuff though.

    And Worf: There's that bit at the bottom of this mentioning that EBay can provide inspections before the exchange is complete, so in case it IS a hoax...

    Other than that though, wow. An aircraft carrier being sold to the public...
     
  15. t.c.cgi

    t.c.cgi Vice Admiral

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    Not too different from guns, jets, and tanks being sold to other countries, only they seems to imply the ship has been stripped of it's armaments.
     
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    I wholly would love to have that...just a few damned million short. :(
     
  17. AdmiralHuang

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    We could all chip in and buy it. The "TCS WC CIC." Nah...
     
  18. psych

    psych Destroyer of assclowns

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    "TCS George Washington"
     
  19. Trev-MUN

    Trev-MUN Spaceman

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    Well, there's a difference between selling instruments of war to another nation and selling them to a person.

    De-fanged military vehicles DO get sold to private owners, though usually it's older stuff. There was one rare incident a few years back where an F-18, demilitarized, got out on the market.

    I think the guy who plays Worf on Star Trek has his own Korea War-era jet. Think it might be a Sabre.

    Never have I seen, though, a warship - an AIRCRAFT CARRIER - for sale, for individuals, not a nation. That's really something.
     
  20. t.c.cgi

    t.c.cgi Vice Admiral

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    Yes well, we've all had our laughs, and eScam has finally deleted the auction.
     

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