The Unauthorized iPod U2 vs. Negativland Special Edition is an unauthorized parody that is being offered for auction by its creator, Francis Hwang. It has not been licensed or authorized by Apple, Downhill Battle, Island Records, Casey Kasem, Negativland, or U2.

Bidding

Bid history

The winning bid is $667. This auction was open for bidding from February 21, 2005, 6:45 a.m. EST to March 14, 2005, 12:00 p.m. EST.

Bidder Bid amount Time submitted
Francis Schmit (http://ftp.technolink.lu/animform/) $667* Mar 9 2005, 2:17 a.m. EST
Kelly A. Vinal (http://www.kellyvinal.com) $666 Mar 5 2005, 11:17 a.m. EST
Francis Schmit (http://ftp.technolink.lu/animform/) $666 Mar 8 2005, 8:46 a.m. EST
Nick (http://www.123hola.com) $599 Mar 8 2005, 12:38 a.m. EST
Eric Barbour (http://www.metasonix.com) $520 Mar 7 2005, 1:26 p.m. EST
Eric Barbour (http://www.metasonix.com) $515 Mar 6 2005, 5:01 p.m. EST
Eric Barbour (http://www.metasonix.com) $510 Mar 6 2005, 1:20 a.m. EST
Nick (http://www.123hola.com) $499 Mar 1 2005, 11:40 p.m. EST
Eric Barbour (http://www.metasonix.com) $475 Mar 5 2005, 2:29 a.m. EST
Andrew Heffron (http://sensiblefiend.blogspot.com) $470 Mar 2 2005, 6:19 p.m. EST
Bruce Triggs (http://www.babybloc.org) $450 Mar 1 2005, 3:02 p.m. EST
Eric Barbour (http://www.metasonix.com) $430 Mar 1 2005, 10:25 p.m. EST
Charles R. Grosvenor Jr. (http://www.chuckyg.com) $426 Mar 1 2005, 11:35 a.m. EST
Eric Barbour (http://www.metasonix.com) $425 Mar 1 2005, 2:08 p.m. EST
Kelly A. Vinal (http://www.kellyvinal.com) $411 Mar 1 2005, 1:21 a.m. EST
Michael Baffico (http://www.superluckycat.com, http://www.bourgeoiscat.com) $400 Feb 28 2005, 9:58 p.m. EST
Geof Abruzzi (http://xy.cx) $375 Feb 28 2005, 11:50 p.m. EST
Chris Innes (http://stickit2theman.blogspot.com) $340 Feb 28 2005, 11:09 p.m. EST
Ralph Kerr (http://www.artistsatwork.com) $335 Feb 28 2005, 9:43 p.m. EST
VJ DMCA (http://reduxfilms.com) $333 Feb 28 2005, 9:41 p.m. EST
Andy Roberts (http://www.carobert.com) $325 Feb 28 2005, 9:06 p.m. EST
Michael Baffico (http://www.superluckycat.com, http://www.bourgeoiscat.com) $325 Feb 28 2005, 9:16 p.m. EST
Igor XA (http://www.livejournal.com/users/igorxa, http://igorxa.starflare.org) $300 Feb 23 2005, 11:34 p.m. EST
Andrew Appel (http://www.cs.princeton.edu/~appel/policy.html) $300 Feb 28 2005, 8:50 a.m. EST
Prasanth Nair (http://www.prasanthnair.com) $260 Feb 23 2005, 7:08 p.m. EST
Marisa Olson (http://www.marisaolson.com) $251 Feb 23 2005, 3:10 p.m. EST
Igor XA (http://www.livejournal.com/users/igorxa, http://igorxa.starflare.org) $250 Feb 22 2005, 9:56 a.m. EST
Bengt Erik Akerblom (http://www.akerblom.com) $222 Feb 23 2005, 10:02 a.m. EST
Marisa Olson (http://www.marisaolson.com) $200 Feb 22 2005, 12:56 p.m. EST
Marisa Olson (http://www.marisaolson.com) $100 Feb 21 2005, 6:20 p.m. EST
Lucas Feld (http://www.flawed-logic.com) $5 Feb 22 2005, 9:33 a.m. EST

*The amount of the highest bid is not made public during the auction; only the amount required to beat other bids is shown.

How to bid

I am offering the Unauthorized iPod U2 vs. Negativland Special Edition for auction through my own website. Offering an auction without going through an intermediary means you can offer products that might not be suitable for a risk-averse company such as eBay. However, it also means that all parties involved must go to extra efforts to ensure the integrity of the bidding process.

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Once a bid is confirmed, I'll list it on this page, along with a link to the links you've supplied. If you have the highest bid, I won't list your entire bid amount, just the amount that is one dollar more than the next highest bid.