Baby, Let's Play House!

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Baby, Let's Play House!

Postby Jake » Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:51 pm

Elvis Presley's 1956 House for sale on ebay.

I would happily move to Memphis if I could live in this house. I would totally keep it a private residence. But deck it out completely in 1956 period style. Oh man, that would be so great!

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Postby Sven Killer Robot Spacema » Fri Apr 21, 2006 5:31 pm

I heard Tortelvis might be interested but only if the jungle room comes equipped with "pretty little things".

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Postby miss carol » Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:44 am

Sven Killer Robot Spacema wrote:I heard Tortelvis might be interested but only if the jungle room comes equipped with "pretty little things".


Different house, Tarzan...

This is actually pretty nice. And the last bid was only $374K? Shit, my neighbour's house went for more than that and it ain't nowhere as big.

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Postby Sven Killer Robot Spacema » Sat Apr 22, 2006 8:09 am

miss carol wrote:
Different house, Tarzan...


Shit mama! Every house The King ever lived in had a jungle room
all the way back to whoa whoa Tupelo. In fact if I may be so bold this here fat sumbitch would go as far as to say every Elvis man has a jungle room in his cribbage--no matter how wee! Beatles men now that's a different biscuit entirely.

(Insert awkward silence)

I really dig these awkward silences

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Postby BeaArthur5-49 » Sun Apr 23, 2006 10:04 am

Sven Killer Robot Spacema wrote: In fact if I may be so bold this here fat sumbitch would go as far as to say every Elvis man has a jungle room in his cribbage--no matter how wee!


Damn straight! I'm sittin' in mine right now!

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Postby Jake » Sat Jun 03, 2006 12:49 am

Uri Geller's Elvis museum plan dealt setback

Geller, who thought he had purchased the Memphis property in an eBay auction last month for $905,100, learned on Friday the sellers had turned around and sold the 3,000-square-foot (280-sq-metres) house to a foundation set up by Mike Curb, the longtime music producer.

The King of rock 'n' roll lived in the house at 1034 Audubon Dr. for 13 months before moving to Graceland, the now-famous Memphis estate where he died in 1977.

It was not immediately clear what Curb, elected lieutenant governor of California in the late 1970s, paid for the four-bedroom, two-bath home Elvis bought in 1956 with royalties from "Heartbreak Hotel."

What was clear late on Friday was that Geller was preparing for a protracted legal fight to get the house back. "We are absolutely, mind-blown angry," Geller told Reuters by telephone from his home in London. "Of course we're going to sue."

Geller and his two partners, New York lawyer Pete Gleason and Lisbeth Silvandersson, a Swedish-born jewelry maker who lives in England, may not be able to pursue a breach of contract claim against the sellers.

That's because eBay maintains real estate auctions on its site are marketing events, and not actual sales.

"The platform we provide in real estate really serves to generate interest," EBay spokeswoman Catherine England told Reuters. "... It isn't a legally binding contract."

What the fuck? Ebay's real estate auctions are "marketing events"??? That's total bullshit.

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Postby jaimoe0 » Sat Jun 03, 2006 2:33 am

Legally, it's only total bullshit if they don't inform the participants that it's not a legally binding contract... or if they can be proven to have willfully misled participants. I think Geller is screwed on this one. I imagine there's enough legal mumbo jumbo on the Web site for eBay to be safe.


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