Want a laugh? Divx today...

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  1. Aaron J. Bossig, Oct 1, 2003
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  2. Aaron J. Bossig

    Scot Gardner Guest

    "Aaron J. Bossig" <> wrote in
    message news:Xns9406E3CDB8086linkvb06@204.186.201.17...
    > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3352315580
    >
    > I'd wish the seller lots of luck, but it'd be a lie.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Aaron J. Bossig


    This guy has cases and cases of these damn things.

    "UP FOR BID IS A LOT OF 500 MOVIES IN DiVX FORMAT WITH 50
    OR MORE TITLES . THESE WILL PLAY ON A DVD PLAYER THAT
    HAS A FEATURE OF "DiVX" FORMAT. THESE ARE SOME TITLES
    OF THE MOVIES: CASINO, BRIDE OF CHUCKY, ROCKY, FEAR,
    ENEMY OF THE STATE, DYING YOUNG, EVIDENCE OF BLOOD
    ................AND MANY MORE"

    We were told by Circuit City that DIVX disks will play ONLY on
    registered DIVX players. I don't believe that there are any registered
    DIVX players because DIVX went under over 3 years ago. If the DIVX
    player can't call home, it shuts down the DIVX function.

    "THIS WILL NOT STAY FOR LONG SO BUY-IT NOW AND SELL IT
    FOR RETAIL AND START MAKING MONEY."

    Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!
     
    Scot Gardner, Oct 1, 2003
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  3. Aaron J. Bossig

    Kevin Scholl Guest

    Scot Gardner wrote:

    >>http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3352315580
    >>
    >>I'd wish the seller lots of luck, but it'd be a lie.
    >>
    >>--
    >>
    >>Aaron J. Bossig

    >
    >
    > This guy has cases and cases of these damn things.
    >
    > "UP FOR BID IS A LOT OF 500 MOVIES IN DiVX FORMAT WITH 50
    > OR MORE TITLES . THESE WILL PLAY ON A DVD PLAYER THAT
    > HAS A FEATURE OF "DiVX" FORMAT. THESE ARE SOME TITLES
    > OF THE MOVIES: CASINO, BRIDE OF CHUCKY, ROCKY, FEAR,
    > ENEMY OF THE STATE, DYING YOUNG, EVIDENCE OF BLOOD
    > ...............AND MANY MORE"
    >
    > We were told by Circuit City that DIVX disks will play ONLY on
    > registered DIVX players. I don't believe that there are any registered
    > DIVX players because DIVX went under over 3 years ago. If the DIVX
    > player can't call home, it shuts down the DIVX function.
    >
    > "THIS WILL NOT STAY FOR LONG SO BUY-IT NOW AND SELL IT
    > FOR RETAIL AND START MAKING MONEY."
    >
    > Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!


    Gotta agree with you here, Scot -- laughing is the correct route. This
    guy is out of his mind...no Divx player has played a Divx disc for years
    now.

    Of course, SOMEONE will be moronic enough to bite...

    --

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    Kevin Scholl, Oct 1, 2003
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  4. Aaron J. Bossig

    Scot Gardner Guest

    "Kevin Scholl" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    Scot Gardner wrote:

    >>http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3352315580
    >>
    >>I'd wish the seller lots of luck, but it'd be a lie.
    >>
    >>--
    >>
    >>Aaron J. Bossig

    >
    >
    > This guy has cases and cases of these damn things.
    >
    > "UP FOR BID IS A LOT OF 500 MOVIES IN DiVX FORMAT WITH 50
    > OR MORE TITLES . THESE WILL PLAY ON A DVD PLAYER THAT
    > HAS A FEATURE OF "DiVX" FORMAT. THESE ARE SOME TITLES
    > OF THE MOVIES: CASINO, BRIDE OF CHUCKY, ROCKY, FEAR,
    > ENEMY OF THE STATE, DYING YOUNG, EVIDENCE OF BLOOD
    > ...............AND MANY MORE"
    >
    > We were told by Circuit City that DIVX disks will play ONLY on
    > registered DIVX players. I don't believe that there are any registered
    > DIVX players because DIVX went under over 3 years ago. If the DIVX
    > player can't call home, it shuts down the DIVX function.
    >
    > "THIS WILL NOT STAY FOR LONG SO BUY-IT NOW AND SELL IT
    > FOR RETAIL AND START MAKING MONEY."
    >
    > Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!


    <<Gotta agree with you here, Scot -- laughing is the correct route. This
    guy is out of his mind...no Divx player has played a Divx disc for years
    now.>>

    <<Of course, SOMEONE will be moronic enough to bite...>>

    Kevin Scholl


    What I don't understand is where he got all of these disks. And why are
    they surfacing now, after all this time?

    You would think that all of them would have been sold 4 for a dollar
    when DIVX was still functioning. If nothing else, they should have been
    melted down into hairspray.
     
    Scot Gardner, Oct 1, 2003
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  5. Aaron J. Bossig

    Tarkus Guest

    On Wed, 01 Oct 2003 02:32:06 GMT, Aaron J. Bossig wrote:

    > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3352315580
    >
    > I'd wish the seller lots of luck, but it'd be a lie.


    Hard to believe he hasn't gotten any bids yet.
    --
    "This is Klahn's bodyguard - he is tough and ruthless.
    This is Klahn's chauffeur - he is rough and toothless."

    Now playing: the radio
     
    Tarkus, Oct 1, 2003
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  6. Aaron J. Bossig

    Tarkus Guest

    On Tue, 30 Sep 2003 23:04:17 -0400, Kevin Scholl wrote:

    > Of course, SOMEONE will be moronic enough to bite...


    I doubt it. Not at $1000. And anybody with a Divx player knows whether
    or not it can play Divx discs now.
    --
    "I know a taxidermy man back home. He gonna have a heart attack when he
    see what I brung him!"

    Now playing: the radio
     
    Tarkus, Oct 1, 2003
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  7. Aaron J. Bossig

    JR Guest

    >
    > I doubt it. Not at $1000. And anybody with a Divx player knows whether
    > or not it can play Divx discs now.


    They still play any previously regestered DIVX discs

    the nice thing about divx was when you bought the disc for 5 bucks, you took
    it home, and popped it in and then the machine would call up to turn it on,
    if you unplugged the phone line, it could never call up and have the machine
    turn the disc off. It worked like a Tivo, it would update the machine every
    night and turn off what ever films had expired. It was fun, there weren't
    and real placed to rent DVD's. I liked Divx

    i mean, it's way too expensive to rent new releases from Blockbuster now,
    way more than the Divx discs ever cost.

    My first DVD player was a ex DIVX that i got at CC the day they announced
    the end of the era and reduced all the prices. the discs were fifty cents
    and the player was 200 reduced from 500. We had thirty days to still buy and
    register movies. I guess they hoped everyone would jump at the low prices
    and purchase an open-end for the disc which was more expensive but you could
    watch it endlessly, you got the same effect by unplugging the phone line.

    Since there's no way to register a disc now, they are useless

    but all mine still work to this day

    J
     
    JR, Oct 1, 2003
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  8. Aaron J. Bossig

    Lothar Guest

    I have never seen a DiVX release - are those really DVDs in that
    strange US format? Otherwise I think this guy might be peddling
    pirated discs in a format known as DiVX (actually MPEG4). These are
    very common in Russia, for example. There are now a few DVD players
    that are able to play this format.
     
    Lothar, Oct 1, 2003
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  9. Aaron J. Bossig

    Tarkus Guest

    On Wed, 01 Oct 2003 05:17:48 GMT, JR wrote:

    >> I doubt it. Not at $1000. And anybody with a Divx player knows whether
    >> or not it can play Divx discs now.

    >
    > They still play any previously regestered DIVX discs


    I see. I stand corrected. But I still think most would know that new
    discs can no longer be activated.

    > the nice thing about divx was when you bought the disc for 5 bucks, you took
    > it home, and popped it in and then the machine would call up to turn it on,
    > if you unplugged the phone line, it could never call up and have the machine
    > turn the disc off. It worked like a Tivo, it would update the machine every
    > night and turn off what ever films had expired. It was fun, there weren't
    > and real placed to rent DVD's. I liked Divx
    >
    > i mean, it's way too expensive to rent new releases from Blockbuster now,
    > way more than the Divx discs ever cost.


    You're saying Blockbuster charges "way more than" $5 for new releases?
    I've never used them, but I find that hard to believe.
    --
    "There was no beer on the island, man. If they had beer they would have
    had, like, big-ass orgies."

    Now playing: "09 - Hey Joe"
     
    Tarkus, Oct 1, 2003
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  10. Aaron J. Bossig

    Jay G Guest

    "Scot Gardner" <> wrote
    >
    > What I don't understand is where he got all of these disks. And why are
    > they surfacing now, after all this time?


    Looking at the third picture posted in the auction, the pallet
    of stuff on the right is addressed to the Salvation Army,
    and there are a ton of pallets behind it in the warehouse it's
    in. My guess is it got shipped to some closeout or salvage
    vendor, and for whatever reason was only recently uncovered.

    -Jay
     
    Jay G, Oct 1, 2003
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  11. On 30 Sep 2003 22:39:46 -0700, (Lothar) wrote:

    >I have never seen a DiVX release - are those really DVDs in that
    >strange US format? Otherwise I think this guy might be peddling
    >pirated discs in a format known as DiVX (actually MPEG4). These are
    >very common in Russia, for example. There are now a few DVD players
    >that are able to play this format.



    There's no such thing as DivX (Mpeg4) discs, but players capable of
    handling Mpeg4 are beginning to trickle onto the market as you say. I
    wonder if this seller is himself confusing the two?

    .. Steve ..
     
    Steve(JazzHunter), Oct 1, 2003
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  12. Aaron J. Bossig

    Scot Gardner Guest

    "Jay G" <> wrote in message
    news:...

    "Scot Gardner" <> wrote
    >
    > What I don't understand is where he got all of these disks. And why
    > are they surfacing now, after all this time?


    <<Looking at the third picture posted in the auction, the pallet of
    stuff on the right is addressed to the Salvation Army, and there are a
    ton of pallets behind it in the warehouse it's in. My guess is it got
    shipped to some closeout or salvage vendor, and for whatever reason was
    only recently uncovered. -Jay>>

    OK. That's probably what happened.

    It's going to be interesting to see if this DIVX auction gets any bids.
    As of this morning, nobody has been duped:

    Starting bid: US $1,000.00
    Time left: 4 days 4 hours
    5-day listing
    Ends Oct-05-03 10:18:31 PDT
    History: 0 bids

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3352315580
     
    Scot Gardner, Oct 1, 2003
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  13. Aaron J. Bossig

    Richard C. Guest

    "Aaron J. Bossig" <> wrote in message
    news:Xns9406E3CDB8086linkvb06@204.186.201.17...
    : http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3352315580
    :
    : I'd wish the seller lots of luck, but it'd be a lie.
    :
    ==================
    He states:
    "THESE WILL PLAY ON A DVD PLAYER THAT HAS A FEATURE OF "DiVX" FORMAT."
    Which is a lie.......

    They will no longer play on anything.

    Isn't he committing fraud?
     
    Richard C., Oct 1, 2003
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  14. Aaron J. Bossig

    Richard C. Guest

    "JR" <> wrote in message
    news:0steb.91$...
    : >
    : > I doubt it. Not at $1000. And anybody with a Divx player knows whether
    : > or not it can play Divx discs now.
    :
    : They still play any previously regestered DIVX discs

    ===================================
    Not unless you know something the rest of the world does not.
    ===================================
    :
    : the nice thing about divx was when you bought the disc for 5 bucks, you took
    : it home, and popped it in and then the machine would call up to turn it on,
    : if you unplugged the phone line, it could never call up and have the machine
    : turn the disc off. It worked like a Tivo, it would update the machine every
    : night and turn off what ever films had expired. It was fun, there weren't
    : and real placed to rent DVD's. I liked Divx
    :
    : i mean, it's way too expensive to rent new releases from Blockbuster now,
    : way more than the Divx discs ever cost.
    :
    : My first DVD player was a ex DIVX that i got at CC the day they announced
    : the end of the era and reduced all the prices. the discs were fifty cents
    : and the player was 200 reduced from 500. We had thirty days to still buy and
    : register movies. I guess they hoped everyone would jump at the low prices
    : and purchase an open-end for the disc which was more expensive but you could
    : watch it endlessly, you got the same effect by unplugging the phone line.
    :
    : Since there's no way to register a disc now, they are useless
    :
    : but all mine still work to this day
    :
    : J
    :
    :
     
    Richard C., Oct 1, 2003
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  15. "Scot Gardner" <> wrote in message
    news:20031001091524.812$...
    > OK. That's probably what happened.
    >
    > It's going to be interesting to see if this DIVX auction gets any bids.
    > As of this morning, nobody has been duped:
    >
    > Starting bid: US $1,000.00
    > Time left: 4 days 4 hours
    > 5-day listing
    > Ends Oct-05-03 10:18:31 PDT
    > History: 0 bids
    >
    > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3352315580
    >


    Whatever one may think, $2 a disk is EXTREMELY overpriced, especially for
    that large of a quantity. I'm sure the person that has this auction thinks
    they uncovered a gold mine and probably does not know the history of DiVX.
    Then again, maybe they do....
     
    Michael Black, Oct 1, 2003
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  16. Aaron J. Bossig

    Scot Gardner Guest

    "Michael Black" <mblack@NO_FREAKING_michaelblack.com_SPAM_FOR_ME> wrote
    in message news:nfCeb.5277$...
    "Scot Gardner" <> wrote in message
    news:20031001091524.812$...
    > OK. That's probably what happened.
    >
    > It's going to be interesting to see if this DIVX auction gets any
    > bids. As of this morning, nobody has been duped:
    >
    > Starting bid: US $1,000.00
    > Time left: 4 days 4 hours
    > 5-day listing
    > Ends Oct-05-03 10:18:31 PDT
    > History: 0 bids
    >
    > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3352315580


    <<Whatever one may think, $2 a disk is EXTREMELY overpriced, especially
    for that large of a quantity. I'm sure the person that has this auction
    thinks they uncovered a gold mine and probably does not know the history
    of DiVX. Then again, maybe they do....>>

    In the weeks after DIVX collapsed, retailers were selling DIVX disks for
    as little as 49 cents each and there were quite a few new-releases in
    the mix. The batch of disks featured in the eBay sale must all be over 3
    years old.

    Maybe this DIVX collection came from the dumpster behind the Salvation
    Army.
     
    Scot Gardner, Oct 1, 2003
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  17. "Scot Gardner" <> wrote in message
    news:20031001114633.264$...
    >
    > In the weeks after DIVX collapsed, retailers were selling DIVX disks for
    > as little as 49 cents each and there were quite a few new-releases in
    > the mix. The batch of disks featured in the eBay sale must all be over 3
    > years old.
    >
    > Maybe this DIVX collection came from the dumpster behind the Salvation
    > Army.
    >


    You might be right on that.
     
    Michael Black, Oct 1, 2003
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  18. Aaron J. Bossig

    Tarkus Guest

    On Wed, 01 Oct 2003 15:18:43 GMT, Michael Black wrote:

    > Whatever one may think, $2 a disk is EXTREMELY overpriced, especially for
    > that large of a quantity.


    And especially when you consider that there are only about 50 distinct
    titles among the 500. So unless you are able to sell the other 450,
    you're actually paying even more/disc.
    --
    "Farewell and adieu to you fair Spanish ladies
    Farewell and adieu you ladies of Spain.
    For we received orders for to sail back to Boston
    And soon never more will we see you again."

    Now playing: the radio
     
    Tarkus, Oct 1, 2003
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  19. Aaron J. Bossig

    Tarkus Guest

    On Wed, 1 Oct 2003 07:08:00 -0700, Richard C. wrote:

    > He states:
    > "THESE WILL PLAY ON A DVD PLAYER THAT HAS A FEATURE OF "DiVX" FORMAT."
    > Which is a lie.......
    >
    > They will no longer play on anything.
    >
    > Isn't he committing fraud?


    And/or showing his ignorance.
    --
    "I don't want no volunteers, I don't want no mates. There's too many
    captains on this island. Ten thousand dollars for me by myself. For
    that you get the head, the tail, the whole damn thing."

    Now playing: the radio
     
    Tarkus, Oct 1, 2003
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  20. Aaron J. Bossig

    Smaug69 Guest

    "Steve(JazzHunter)" <> wrote in message news:<>...
    > On 30 Sep 2003 22:39:46 -0700, (Lothar) wrote:
    >
    > >I have never seen a DiVX release - are those really DVDs in that
    > >strange US format? Otherwise I think this guy might be peddling
    > >pirated discs in a format known as DiVX (actually MPEG4). These are
    > >very common in Russia, for example. There are now a few DVD players
    > >that are able to play this format.

    >
    >
    > There's no such thing as DivX (Mpeg4) discs, but players capable of
    > handling Mpeg4 are beginning to trickle onto the market as you say. I
    > wonder if this seller is himself confusing the two?


    Uh, no. The eBay seller is actually selling Divx discs- the propietary
    bastardized DVD format backed by Circuit City that failed on an epic
    scale. If you had bothered to check the link to the auction you would
    have seen for yourself.

    Smaug69
     
    Smaug69, Oct 1, 2003
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