Bids For iPhones With Flappy Bird Nearing $100,000 On eBay

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iPhones with the deleted smash hit iOS game Flappy Bird still installed are garnering bids of up to $99,900.00 on eBay.

Leading the way is eBay user pindrus who is selling his used 16GB iPhone 5s (“The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended”) with the game, and has so far attracted more than 70 bids.

Other searches show similar sales — as well as sellers unloading their Flappy Bird devices for prices of anywhere from $450 upwards.

When we wrote “What’s next for Flappy Bird?” in a post yesterday — first marking the news that developer Dong Nguyen was pulling his wildly popular, $50,000-a-day game Flappy Bird from the App Store — we never expected this.

Even taking into account that one or two of these sales are possible hoaxes with fake bids, it seems certain that unless eBay does something about it, a few people are going to make some pretty decent change on this gambit.

  • jarrodbcecil

    This is one of the most sad and pathetic things I’ve ever read.

  • Zeteboy

    If you want it send me an email. (sorry, you need Javascript to see this e-mail address)and a dollar to my paypal account and I will email it to you.

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  • HYPEjonathan

    this is beyond sad and pathetic….. still didn’t stop me from peeking at other iPhone listings with flappy bird to see if anyone was actually selling theirs at a high price.

  • Faslane

    I say BS! there HAS to be something sneaky around this whole 100,000 phone just because of “Flappy Birds” when you can still download it elsewhere than the app stores. Also people selling the game here for 1.00 a shot should be arrested. It’s not theirs to resell. Scumbags the entire lot of them…

  • Fwank49

    This is why you use Android. Just search “flappy bird apk” and you will see how you can still get this game… For only $239 for a Nexus 7.

    • http://www.laugh-eat.com/ kyron

      but then id be stuck using android.

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