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« on: June 14, 2005, 04:34:01 PM »
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EBay Withdraws Tickets for Live 8 Concert

LONDON - The Internet auction site eBay will withdraw tickets for the London Live 8 concert from sale, a company official said Tuesday, after organizer     Bob Geldof said the sale was despicable. The concert was organized to highlight poverty in Africa, and the tickets are free.

More than 100 pairs of tickets, however, began appearing earlier Tuesday on the eBay auction site at high prices. Some attracted bids of up to 1,000 pounds ($1,800), prompting Geldof to call for a boycott of eBay Inc.

"The people who are selling these tickets on Web sites are miserable wretches who are capitalizing on people's misery," the musician said.

Later Tuesday, eBay Managing Director Doug McCallum said the company would take the tickets off its auction site, although the company said reselling charity concert tickets was not illegal in Britain.

"We've listened carefully to our customers," McCallum told Britain's ITV television. "Overwhelmingly the voice is that they would like us to take down the listing."

Geldof said he was glad eBay was removing the tickets from auction.

"Well done for taking them down," Geldof told Sky News. "But it was despicable, and they should have thought about it before they did this."

There are a total of 150,000 tickets for the show in London's Hyde Park one of several Live 8 concerts being held July 2 also in Philadelphia, Paris, Berlin and Rome.

More than 2 million people have applied by text message for London tickets, making it history's largest text-message lottery, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2005, 05:24:19 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2005, 07:11:58 AM »
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u know, we hav one of those.
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2005, 10:20:35 AM »
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So?

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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2005, 10:26:58 AM »
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so.. now u know.
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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2005, 10:48:09 AM »
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I thank you.   :yabbse-thumbup:

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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2005, 12:40:25 PM »
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The emoticons here offer no emotion whatsoever. I use the ezboard ones here.

I prefer over  :lol: And over  :saywhat:  :yabbse-undecided:  :yabbse-lipsrsealed:
Let's go to a motel. We don't have to do anything -- we could just swim.

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« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2005, 07:14:54 AM »
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The emoticons here offer no emotion whatsoever.


a lot of them are crap, but these hav been used to great effect:

:violin:
 :inlove:
:yabbse-huh:

and this is prolly the best sad smiley on the interweb:  :yabbse-sad:
endless 'nothing is what it seems'-isms

 

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