iPhone with Flappy Bird app reaches $99,900 on eBay

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flappy_bird_screensOver the weekend, the Vietnamese creator of the wildly popular Flappy Bird app called it quits, yanked the app from Apple’s iTunes and Google Play Store, and unleashed chaos. So badly do some want their “Flappy Bird” fix that more than 60 people apparently look willing to pay thousands of dollars for an iPhone loaded with the game on eBay.

Some bidding reached $99,900 on the online auction platform. There are dozens of iPhone and other smartphone owners on eBay trying to hawk their handsets with that pre-installed Flappy Bird app. Bids are starting at $50, but most are asking upwards of $500 — and four bidders have gotten its price up to $5,100.

The demise of “Flappy Bird” was announced on February 8 by Hanoi-based creator Dong Nguyen with this Tweet.

He also tweeted that he wouldn’t be selling the app. Nguyen reportedly had been earning $50,000 each day in revenue from advertisers, after 50 million or more had uploaded “Flappy Bird”, which was released in May 2013.

For anyone who’s never played “Flappy Bird”, the object of the game is direct a flying bird, which consistently moves to the right, through gaps in pipes. Your score is tallied by how many pipes you pass through; but if you crash into one, it’s game over. Each time a player taps the screen, the bird moves upwards.

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Over the weekend, the Vietnamese creator of the wildly popular Flappy Bird app called it quits, yanked the app from Apple’s iTunes and Google Play Store, and unleashed chaos. So badly do some want their “Flappy Bird” fix that more than 60 people apparently look willing to pay thousands of dollars for an iPhone loaded with the game on eBay.

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flappy_bird_screensOver the weekend, the Vietnamese creator of the wildly popular Flappy Bird app called it quits, yanked the app from Apple’s iTunes and Google Play Store, and unleashed chaos. So badly do some want their “Flappy Bird” fix that more than 60 people apparently look willing to pay thousands of dollars for an iPhone loaded with the game on eBay.

Some bidding reached $99,900 on the online auction platform. There are dozens of iPhone and other smartphone owners on eBay trying to hawk their handsets with that pre-installed Flappy Bird app. Bids are starting at $50, but most are asking upwards of $500 — and four bidders have gotten its price up to $5,100.

The demise of “Flappy Bird” was announced on February 8 by Hanoi-based creator Dong Nguyen with this Tweet.

He also tweeted that he wouldn’t be selling the app. Nguyen reportedly had been earning $50,000 each day in revenue from advertisers, after 50 million or more had uploaded “Flappy Bird”, which was released in May 2013.

For anyone who’s never played “Flappy Bird”, the object of the game is direct a flying bird, which consistently moves to the right, through gaps in pipes. Your score is tallied by how many pipes you pass through; but if you crash into one, it’s game over. Each time a player taps the screen, the bird moves upwards.

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