Auction Error, Refunding Me For Bids I Didn't Bid On (in General)


Green Butchers December 4 2006 12:51 PM EST

I have bid on nothing in the past couple days yet:
auctioneer (auctioneer) Green Butchers (Fool) $165375 (outbid 71913) 12:20 PM EST
auctioneer (auctioneer) Green Butchers (Fool) $362250 (outbid 66905) 12:15 PM EST
auctioneer (auctioneer) Green Butchers (Fool) $210000 (outbid 66596) 12:15 PM EST
auctioneer (auctioneer) Green Butchers (Fool) $231525 (outbid 66334) 12:14 PM EST
auctioneer (auctioneer) Green Butchers (Fool) $1165500 (outbid 65784) 12:12 PM EST
auctioneer (auctioneer) Green Butchers (Bjarne) $1050000 (outbid 62212) 12:11 PM EST
auctioneer (auctioneer) Green Butchers (Bjarne) $1261506 (outbid 61759) 12:10 PM EST
auctioneer (auctioneer) Green Butchers (Fool) $1275924 (outbid 65392) 12:00 PM EST

TH3 C0113CT0R December 4 2006 1:01 PM EST

lol, lucky you.

Green Butchers December 4 2006 1:03 PM EST

Actually it's happened to a lot of people so I sense a rollback.

Brakke Bres [Ow man] December 4 2006 1:21 PM EST

<auctioneer> [mail:] You have been outbid in an auction for A Pair of Displacement Boots [0] -- http://cb2.carnageblender.com/gc/view-one.tcl?classified_ad_id=72637


great 1 free mil and great there goes my forging efforts for today :S

AdminJonathan December 4 2006 1:47 PM EST

fixed the bug, reversed the free money grants.

a few people spent the money already and ended up with negative $millions. the characters are

Starun
Erschofer
Tybleo
Jiraiya
OpVines

These characters have one day to bring their cash into the positive. (Arrange a loan, sell something, I don't care.) Otherwise I will solve the problem by auctioning stuff off for them until cash gets back to positive.

ChingChang December 4 2006 2:04 PM EST

im Erschofer, i wanna pay it back and all but not sure if one day is nuff time.I applied for a loan and am trying too buy threw paypal but it dont seem like any1 is jumpin at the offer. So if i could get mabey a day or 2 please. I didnt try too scamm anything i just counted on there being a rollback, which was where i went wrong in biddin on an auction.Again i know i have too get in the positive with my money, but seeing how i cant fight and have too wait on a loan approval ,or a person selling for paypal, id like too just ask for more time. Thanks for your time.

AdminJonathan December 4 2006 2:12 PM EST

I'm willing to be reasonable as long as a good-faith effort is being made.

bartjan December 4 2006 2:13 PM EST

Offering the Elven Cloak as collateral for a loan may contribute to a reasonable effort?

Reignmaker [Battle Royale] December 4 2006 2:18 PM EST

Cash: $15,594

I don't have negative money anymore. So I'm fine now, right?

chuck1234 December 4 2006 2:18 PM EST

I thought there's gonna be a rollback, so i had fun for a while. That's a major oops now. Guess i'll have to sell my tattoo to store now, and stop playing. Well, bye all folks, its been nice for awhile :)

AdminJonathan December 4 2006 2:23 PM EST

"So I'm fine now, right?"

right

"I thought there's gonna be a rollback"

that was dumb. there have only been two "real" rollbacks in CB's history. this wasn't nearly bad enough to warrant a complete restore from backup.

Reignmaker [Battle Royale] December 4 2006 2:28 PM EST

The general consensus that there was going to be a rollback. Only a few people didn't think it was likely. Chuck was under the impression that there was going to be a rollback. But he sold his tattoo and he can't play anymore. I mean, just about EVERYONE in the chat were talking about the rollback like it was definitely going to happen.

AdminJonathan December 4 2006 2:32 PM EST

"just about EVERYONE in the chat were talking about the rollback like it was definitely going to happen."

I can't help what the rumor mill comes up with. Acting like a full rollback will happen when I haven't announced one is foolish.

TH3 C0113CT0R December 4 2006 2:33 PM EST

yes, but just cuz everyone thinks there is going to be a roll back doesn't mean Jon has to give one.

TH3 C0113CT0R December 4 2006 2:33 PM EST

oopps. Sorry Jon you beat me 2 it :P

bartjan December 4 2006 2:41 PM EST

A rollback would have made sense if the damage done by the auction error was unrepairable. The fact that each and every auction payback is logged in the transfer log should have been an indication that the damage would be repairable (the only guess would be how much pain it caused Jon to track it all and undo it)...

Godpanda December 4 2006 2:43 PM EST

Quick question,

Will the people trying to buy CB with USD be allowed to advertise in chat? Because they can't make a FS/WTB thread lol.

Just curious.

AdminJonathan December 4 2006 2:49 PM EST

you do know that WTB stands for Wanted To Buy?

Flamey December 4 2006 2:51 PM EST

"Because they can't make a FS/WTB thread lol."

They have no Money, they are in the negatives.

AdminNightStrike December 4 2006 2:52 PM EST

They can't post if they can't afford $2000 to make the post.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] December 4 2006 2:52 PM EST

I think Ole is saying that those in negative cash can't afford to make a WTB thread to try to purchase CB with USD. ;)

AdminNightStrike December 4 2006 2:55 PM EST

What's sad about this ordeal is the fact that there's a 1.7m level named tattoo in the store selling for 20% of it's NW, and anyone following the tattoo market knows that that's way too much...........

bartjan December 4 2006 3:06 PM EST

Is it so difficult to switch to a different char, fight a few battles and make a FS/WTB post?

Godpanda December 4 2006 3:08 PM EST

Well, in hindsight... not really... hehehe....

AdminNightStrike December 4 2006 3:25 PM EST

"Is it so difficult to switch to a different char, fight a few battles and make a FS/WTB post?"

Depends on how negative they are. If I had done it (and didn't have another character with $170m available), I'd have been $3.5m in debt. That's quite a bit more than "a few battles".

AdminJonathan December 4 2006 3:26 PM EST

you only need to make a couple K to post a WTB

Flamey December 4 2006 3:28 PM EST

NS, switch to a different character that isn't in the negative, only the main character will be, the one you used to bid on.

if you have a farm, chances are, you'll already have 2k, anyway.

kevinLeong December 4 2006 3:39 PM EST

What'd you guys spend the money on anyway? Geez...I've never spent that amount of money that fast.

Reignmaker [Battle Royale] December 4 2006 3:49 PM EST

I bought a Jig and (ironically) paid back a loan.

QBBarzooMonkey December 4 2006 3:57 PM EST

Alanis Morrissette leaps into the thread and sings:

"Isn't it ironic, don't you think?
It's like spending
CB money you never had...
It's like believing a rollback
would make that not so bad..."

Then she leaves, before her critics can tell her her lyrics still aren't really examples of irony...

;)

Godpanda December 4 2006 4:20 PM EST

Freaking spoons... where did she think of that stuff lol?


Still.. I liked it.


Thanks for the advice on the FS/WTB stuff.

Revs December 4 2006 5:59 PM EST

ok, wait. i'm confused. So I got this message that I had been outbid on something I bid on back on Oct 30. Apparently, today Chairman outbid me, so 630k came back to me. But then the Chairman bid dissappeared, and so did my 630k. Poof. But there's no AoF. I remember bidding on a AoF then, but did I forget about it? Or is it all not real and I never bid in the first place even though I've been looking for another AoF? Lol, how do I find out? And what ever happened to that AoF then? (I know, I really have to keep better track of these things.)

AdminJonathan December 4 2006 6:10 PM EST

CB placed bogus bid on some auctions that were already closed, the actual auction outcome was unaffected. no items were actually transferred as a result of this.

Kong Ming December 4 2006 9:55 PM EST

Can someone explained what happened here?
auctioneer (auctioneer) Morthak (Norse Might) $1433250 (end-auction 77565) 1:11 PM EST
Morthak (Norse Might) ChingChang (Erschofer) An Elven Cloak [4] (+10) (end-auction 77565) 1:11 PM EST
auctioneer (auctioneer) Morthak (Norse Might) $1433250 (end-auction 77565) 1:11 PM EST
Morthak (Norse Might) Central Bank (Mr. Chairman) An Elven Cloak [4] (+10) (end-auction 77565) 1:11 PM EST

AdminNightStrike December 4 2006 10:15 PM EST

I posted this in the changelog thread.

QBOddBird December 4 2006 11:48 PM EST

Man. I come back to CB after missing only a day, and I see that 1.25M has hit my account and left that quickly. *sighs*
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