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What the heck is up with the crazy format of the Strangercrombie webpage? I'm using IE, and the list of items is to the far right and overlapping the stripey page borders. Annoying!

Posted by thankshappy | December 5, 2007 12:13 PM

Oh, and I'm using a PC. Maybe that's the problem...

Posted by thankshappy | December 5, 2007 12:16 PM

I will inquire.

Posted by Brendan Kiley | December 5, 2007 12:17 PM

Looks ok in Firefox on WinXP.

Posted by Will in Seattle | December 5, 2007 12:26 PM

@1 & 2, We're working on it. Sorry about that.

Might we suggest a non-crappy browser?

Just kidding! We'll fix it.

Posted by Anthony Hecht | December 5, 2007 12:28 PM

Ok, fixed! Refresh/Reload/Empty Cache, etc.

Posted by Anthony Hecht | December 5, 2007 12:30 PM

It's Mine, all Mine!

Wait, can I afford all this if I win anything?

Oooh, a 42-inch plasma!

Crap, outbid already.

nevermind. It was fun for the hour it lasted.

Posted by NaFun | December 5, 2007 12:41 PM

Until this moment I did not know that it was possible to have a "favorite hair mayonnaise".

Posted by Fnarf | December 5, 2007 1:00 PM

While we're correcting things:
"So You Wanna Be A Writer?"

Richard Hugo House =
A site in Chinese =

Cool item too!

Posted by PA Native | December 5, 2007 1:02 PM

I am so bidding on the Karaoke night with Venus Velazquez.

Posted by Gurldoggie | December 5, 2007 1:28 PM

Eek! "An internal server error occurred. Please try again later."

Strangercrombie page is dead. Long live Strangercrombie page. Or something like that. Anyways, FYI.

Posted by Tracy | December 5, 2007 1:34 PM

Me too! Stupid server error!

Posted by Susan | December 5, 2007 1:43 PM

Why do you have to only accept Paypal? That's like saying you can bid on this stuff only if we hand over the keys to our houses and cars.

Posted by King Rat | December 5, 2007 1:56 PM

Um, how is using Paypal like handing over the keys to your houses and cars?

Posted by Fnarf | December 5, 2007 2:20 PM

I have personally bid up

Be Savage Love’s Guest Expert
Buy a Music Profile
Buy an Album Review

By $200. So that's an extra $200 for charity ;)

(Of course, if I had won Music Profile or Album Review, I'd have two friends who both /want/ it. Er....)

Posted by JenK | December 5, 2007 3:45 PM

When did Jon Auer get cute?

Posted by chubby chaser | December 5, 2007 3:54 PM

Because Paypal requires that you give them more than your credit card to use the service; they require you give them your bank account information. And they reserve the right to withdraw money from your account solely at their discretion. Not to mention, you cannot dispute charges they make to your credit card. If you do, they get to terminate your account and keep any money you have in it.

A little googling will tell you everything you need to know about how Paypal sucks.

Posted by King Rat | December 5, 2007 4:56 PM

Oh, for chrissake. The whining of a few Ebay conspiracy junkies is nothing to go by. Paypal needs access to your bank account so they can PAY THE PEOPLE YOU TELL THEM TO PAY. Shocking, I know, but there it is. Paypal has done more to make life easier than just about anyone in the past decade.

Posted by Fnarf | December 5, 2007 5:04 PM

Um, PayPal does NOT have my bank account info. PayPal gets paid by AmEx, so that if I feel the need to dispute a charge, PayPal can argue with AmEx.

Posted by jenk | December 5, 2007 5:19 PM

19 - I can't use PayPal anymore, since I won't give them my bank account info. They have a limit on how much you can spend on an account before you *must* give them the bank account info. And they are still holding $15 of mine that I can't get out of my account. I've written it off though.

18 - It's more than a few Ebay conspiracy junkies. I've seen people of all stripes get snared up in Paypal's draconian policies, most of whom are not Ebay sellers. I'm about as far from a conspiracy nut as you can get, but I've read Paypal's terms of service. They give you pretty much no recourse against decisions they make. Most people don't have problems. But when you do have a problem, you are stuck.

In addition, they don't need my bank account information to pay people. They need my credit card number. Which they have. But they don't want to use credit cards as a source if they can help it because you can dispute credit card charges. You will have a much harder time disputing an ACH transfer.

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