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Someone - fool, twit, dunderheard, call them what you will - has apparently agreed to pay more than $89m for a 60GB PlayStation 3. At least he or she doesn't have to pay the shipping cost - the seller is generously including UPS delivery in the price.

The console, which the seller pre-ordered in October after queuing outside an EB Games store in New York. He or she paid in full - the console comes with a receipt apparently - and was promised to be sent a brand spanking new PS3 this morning.

$89m ebay ps3 auction - madness
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The console attracted 58 bids during the online auction's run. The winning bidder beat the previous one by $100, but when the previous bid was $89m, how's counting. The seller asked for the money to be sent via PayPal.

Unsurprisingly, while we were researching this story, we refreshed the page on eBay that details the auction only to have it replaced with a "This listing has been removed or is no longer available" message, suggesting the online auction house may very well have decided to put a stop to this silliness. A sanction which many bidders were taking as read, we suspect.

We hope so - or someone in the US is going to have to take out a very hefty mortgage to pay for that console... ®

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