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    From: Jane Gilles
    Date: Wednesday 8 Oct 2008 12.19pm
    To: David Thorne
    Subject: Overdue account

    Dear David,
    Our records indicate that your account is overdue by the amount of $233.95. If you have already made this payment please contact us within the next 7 days to confirm payment has been applied to your account and is no longer outstanding.

    Yours sincerely, Jane Gilles


    From: David Thorne
    Date: Wednesday 8 Oct 2008 12.37pm
    To: Jane Gilles
    Subject: Re: Overdue account

    Dear Jane,
    I do not have any money so am sending you this drawing I did of a spider instead. I value the drawing at $233.95 so trust that this settles the matter.

    Regards, David.



    From: Jane Gilles
    Date: Thursday 9 Oct 2008 10.07am
    To: David Thorne
    Subject: Overdue account

    Dear David,
    Thankyou for contacting us. Unfortunately we are unable to accept drawings as payment and your account remains in arrears of $233.95. Please contact us within the next 7 days to confirm payment has been applied to your account and is no longer outstanding.

    Yours sincerely, Jane Gilles


    From: David Thorne
    Date: Thursday 9 Oct 2008 10.32am
    To: Jane Gilles
    Subject: Re: Overdue account


    Dear Jane,
    Can I have my drawing of a spider back then please.

    Regards, David.


    From: Jane Gilles
    Date: Thursday 9 Oct 2008 11.42am
    To: David Thorne
    Subject: Re: Re: Overdue account


    Dear David,
    You emailed the drawing to me. Do you want me to email it back to you?

    Yours sincerely, Jane Gilles


    From: David Thorne
    Date: Thursday 9 Oct 2008 11.56am
    To: Jane Gilles
    Subject: Re: Re: Re: Overdue account


    Dear Jane,

    Yes please.

    Regards, David.


    From: Jane Gilles
    Date: Thursday 9 Oct 2008 12.14pm
    To: David Thorne
    Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Overdue account


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    From: David Thorne
    Date: Friday 10 Oct 2008 09.22am
    To: Jane Gilles
    Subject: Whose spider is that?


    Dear Jane, Are you sure this drawing of a spider is the one I sent you? This spider only has seven legs and I do not feel I would have made such an elementary mistake when I drew it.

    Regards, David.


    From: Jane Gilles
    Date: Friday 10 Oct 2008 11.03am
    To: David Thorne
    Subject: Re: Whose spider is that?


    Dear David, Yes it is the same drawing. I copied and pasted it from the email you sent me on the 8th. David your account is still overdue by the amount of $233.95. Please make this payment as soon as possible.

    Yours sincerely, Jane Gilles


    From: David Thorne
    Date: Friday 10 Oct 2008 11.05am
    To: Jane Gilles
    Subject: Automated Out of Office Response


    Thankyou for contacting me. I am currently away on leave, traveling through time and will be returning last week.

    Regards, David.


    From: David Thorne
    Date: Friday 10 Oct 2008 11.08am
    To: Jane Gilles
    Subject: Re: Re: Whose spider is that?


    Hello, I am back and have read through your emails and accept that despite missing a leg, that drawing of a spider may indeed be the one I sent you. I realise with hindsight that it is possible you rejected the drawing of a spider due to this obvious limb ommission but did not point it out in an effort to avoid hurting my feelings. As such, I am sending you a revised drawing with the correct number of legs as full payment for any amount outstanding. I trust this will bring the matter to a conclusion.

    Regards, David.



    From: Jane Gilles
    Date: Monday 13 Oct 2008 2.51pm
    To: David Thorne
    Subject: Re: Re: Re: Whose spider is that?


    Dear David, As I have stated, we do not accept drawings in lei of money for accounts outstanding. We accept cheque, bank cheque, money order or cash. Please make a payment this week to avoid incurring any additional fees.

    Yours sincerely, Jane Gilles


    From: David Thorne
    Date: Monday 13 Oct 2008 3.17pm
    To: Jane Gilles
    Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Whose spider is that?



    I understand and will definately make a payment this week if I remember. As you have not accepted my second drawing as payment, please return the drawing to me as soon as possible. It was silly of me to assume I could provide you with something of completely no value whatsoever, waste your time and then attach such a large amount to it.

    Regards, David.


    From: Jane Gilles
    Date: Tuesday 14 Oct 2008 11.18am
    To: David Thorne
    Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Whose spider is that?


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    It then sold for thousands :O!



    After the exchange hit inboxes, the “original” drawing was put up for sale on eBay by a Swedish man.

    "David Thorne was … kind enough to give the spider to me," eBay user “Andreas” says.

    "However, this spider is driving me nuts. Also he's lacking a leg and thus is useless to me."

    The listing shows there were 18 bids for the drawing, with a starting price of $233.95, and that it was sold for US$10,000 ($15,000).

    The buyer is now obliged to pay because they have entered a legal contract, according to eBay spokeswoman Sian Kennedy.

    "What people decide what they want to pay for items is up to them … it’s a binding contract, even if it’s a picture of a seven-legged spider," Ms Kennedy said.

    "People can sell whatever they want on eBay and an email attachment is a physical product — it's not offence, or illegal, so if they can make $15,000 from it, good luck to them."

    It would be highly unlikely the seller had registered separate accounts and bid on the item to increase its value, she said.
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    Source?

    Do I even have to ask...
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    ha ha ha thats hilarious!!!
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    Wo. People have money to waste! Funny though!
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    LOL:p:
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    This made me laugh so, so, so much. Thanks
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    remindes me of this
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    Lol.

    'Nuff said.
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    LMFAO.
    I can't believe the banklady sat there emailing the spider back.
    Oh, wow, the hilarious cheek of that man!
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    (Original post by tom//)
    remindes me of this
    lol
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    hahahah thats so funny
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    made my day lol

    I love that he sent her a revised picture, but it still only had 7 legs. and I love that she replied every time
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    that is pretty amazing
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    there's a whole book called the timewasters letters thats similar to this.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/reader/18...33#reader-page

    SO funny
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    I do not have any money so am sending you this drawing I did of a spider instead. I value the drawing at $255.95 so trust that this settles the matter.
    Does this man work for the Federal Reserve?
 
 
 
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