Spirit Of Giving – Selling PS3 For $1

On Nov. 17th, On Ounchs paid $1,700 for a 60 GB Sony PS3 console, two games ( Resistance: Fall of Man and Marvel Ultimate Alliance ), and an extra wireless controller. He hasn’t open it. He hasn’t played it. He plans to sell it on eBay. However, unlike all the other PS3 eBay sales, On plans to sell it for $1.00. Why is he doing this?

I am a nice guy and I want to make someone’s Christmas a little brighter this year.

I want to make history and, in the process, maybe make an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and other television talk shows. I was initially going to list this PS3 for $1 million, with 90 percent going to charity, but found others had already gone that route. I wanted to be unique and, quite possibly, give a PS3 to someone who might not be able to afford it otherwise.

To get a chance to bid on On’s PS3 auction, you have write an email to Santa and explain to him why you should be on his good list. So far, On has over 300 people on the list who will be able to bid on the PS3 at sometime before Christmas day. First bidder takes the PS3 for $1.00.

On’s giving has not gone unnoticed. Local Vernon TV station CHBC featured On during last night’s evening news. Here’s the video of that segment.


15 thoughts on “Spirit Of Giving – Selling PS3 For $1”

  1. Kim says:

    Personally I would rather have taken the $1700 but I guess this way he’s able to get on tv.

  2. Jayson says:

    Ha, hes running adsense on his site. He probably recoupe the $1700 and even make some money.

  3. Eliza says:

    Wow, I have a son and a husband that would both love this but the chances are soooo slim. hehe

  4. Tyler says:

    I would like a PS3 or a Nintendo Wii. The local radio station here (well one of them) The Fox (CFOX) had a lady call up and buy their PS3 for $10,000.

    The money went to charity but cool nonetheless. Was it real? Who knows it was the thought that counts right?

    🙂

  5. Harry Bruce says:

    I would like the laptop because my wife has terminal cancer and I could let her enjoy the internet like I can..ans she needs something good to happen for her.

  6. Harry Bruce says:

    My wife has terminal cancer and needs something good to happen for her.

  7. Nomar says:

    wow great!! only 1 dollar for such a machine !!!!!!

  8. dude says:

    LINKBAIT!!!

  9. Gdog says:

    It’s good that he’s donating all his profits from Adsense to charity.

  10. dacholo says:

    hmm, not sure if this is “history making.” now, the $1M webpage a few months back was original and history making.

    this, meh…those who are truly generous give without expecting reward or recognition, IMHO.

  11. Josie says:

    “I was initially going to list this PS3 for $1 million, with 90 percent going to charity” Hmmm… his initial intentions sounded pretty greedy, he keeps $100k for himself.

  12. Alex Becker says:

    I agree with dacholo on this. When I give to charity or just put a smile on someone’s face that is less fortunate than me, it makes me feel good. I don’t think you should make it into a publicity stunt. I mean listen to this guy.

    “I want to make history and, in the process, maybe make an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and other television talk shows.”

    He wants attention. I know of plenty of people that will pay $1700 dollars to appear on The Tonight Show and be an attention whore. This guy should be ashamed of himself.

  13. David Mackey says:

    Wow. That’s a pretty ingenius way to get some popularity quick.

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