People Are Bidding Actual Money For A PICTURE Of PDP’s Ruby Button
19 December 2016, 13:02 | Updated: 6 November 2017, 09:39
2016: The Year We All Lost Our Minds.
We can't believe this is honestly happening. Basically, after PewDiePie was sent the very first ruby play button to have ever been made in the world, he decided to sell it on eBay for a goof. Whilst the original button has since been taken down from the site, copycat sellers are still continuing to flog their own imitations of the play button, including PICTURES of it, and people are bidding actual money. WTF?!
After receiving the button and unboxing it on YouTube, Felix reveals that he's being kicked out of his office once more and needs to raise money to afford the move. He comes up with truly the only thing to do in this situation... sell his one-of-a-kind ruby play button on eBay to a fanbase of people eager/stupid enough to bid money. In fact, he said that if fans start bidding the right amount of money, Felix will throw Edgar in for free.
As you can see from the tweet below, the bidding quickly reached into the THOUSANDS of dollars.
YouTube sends Pewdiepie a custom play button to celebrate his channel hitting 50 million subs.— Chris Bratt (@bratterz) December 18, 2016
He IMMEDIATELY posts it on ebay. pic.twitter.com/tnjBTHxVUz
Over on Reddit (on a post written 20 hours ago before this article was published, if that's not confusing enough), reports came in that the ruby play button saw the "highest bidder as of right now has placed $200k on it". Don't worry, it looks like Felix was only messing around because his listing is no longer available, but not before it inspired a bunch of greedy copycat sellers to jump on the bandwagon.
When you type "pewdiepie ruby play button" into eBay right now, hundreds of listings appear for people either trying to sell the REAL button or a "genuine photo" of it. Some of these are thankfully being ignored, but a few lucky sellers have up to 18 bids and Ł50,100 in their pocket for people desperate to own a piece of PewDiePie history.