This is pretty ridiculous guys. I mean, if I would’ve known this whole Flappy Bird situation was going to lead people into making staggering profit from it, I would’ve bought myself an iPhone. Seems some clever entrepreneurs out there decided to take it upon themselves to help those who weren’t able to grab a Flappy Bird download by throwing iPhones on ebay with the game pre-installed. Hey why not? Could make a couple hundred bucks or so…OR SO!

The image above shows an actual ebay bidding for one of these iPhones with Flappy Bird installed on it. The bid is almost at $89,000! Are you kidding me? I want to believe this is fake, but looking on the actual page it does seem to be legit. I even saw someone else post a screenshot of another iPhone with Flappy Bird installed on it going for $42,000. Luckily it’s as simple as, click, click, and click, to put an apk file of the game on our devices.

I can’t even think someone would actually pay that amount of money, and that very may be the case. It’s not like they are putting actual money on the table. Could be just idiots making fun of other idiots for putting the iPhone on Ebay. But we really will never know. Let us know your thoughts about this craziness. Maybe its the developer posting these iPhones to rake up more dough from his game, and all this drama surrounding it was just a clever marketing scheme.

Ebay link

  • maximogeek

    Good lord!!! I´ll be posting my two iPhones on eBay to see if i can be that lucky hahahahahaha

  • Disasterpiece

    “Us Android enthusiasts are laughing our asses off, because we can obviously side load the apk with ease.”

    This goes to show that 1) most Android users are still cheap, wanting things to be free and 2) no Android phone could attract that much attention or ever be worth that much… except for maybe the HTC One.

    • Stephen Yuen

      Yeah, so cheap that we’re pirating something that was available for free 😉

      • Disasterpiece

        I highly doubt most Android users would pay for it even if it cost 99 cents. After all, isn’t that one of the main purposes of sideloading: to get paid apps for free?

        • Stephen Yuen

          That’s a bit of a generalization, but see what you’re saying. I’m not going to deny that sideloading can be used for nefarious purposes, but it is a really nifty tool for developers to get testers various versions of their apps very quickly.

        • Disasterpiece

          Yeah, hence the “most” comment. I am an android user myself and there is no denying that sideloading is very useful to developers, who constitute a small percentage of android users overall. On the other hand, I believe most Android users are not as tech-savvy as we’d like to believe, hence Android skins and the fact that sideloading is not used as a default option… but it is an option nonetheless.

          Thanks for the interesting discussion. You sir are a top notch commenter/blogger/etc. Kudos!

        • Stephen Yuen

          No, thank you for your comments and thanks for your kind words :)

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