Day: August 18, 2019

Chaos erupts as a rare Porsche seems to auction for a record-shattering $70 million

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Going, going, going, going…

The 1939 Porsche Type 64 was expected to auction for at least $20 million at Monterey Car Week in California over the weekend, but a confusing start with the auctioneer and excitement in the room meant the bidding process on the rare vehicle was more than bungled. 

A starting bid of $13 million was heard as $30 million and from there all the wires were crossedJalopnik shared a video of the auction for the vintage vehicle showing how that initial mistake amidst the din was projected onto the screen as $30 million. Then $40 million. Then $50 million, $60 million, and eventually $70 million — before surprisingly dropping to $17 million. It was never $30 million and it most certainly never was bidding up to $70 million.  Read more…

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Fire HD 10 tablet, Fire TV Stick 4K, Fitbit Versa Lite, Surface Pro, and more deals for Aug. 18

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Don’t have any plans for Labor Day weekend? Why not use this opportunity to kit out your house with smart home products. With Amazon offering up to 42% off select Echo devices and saving up to $250 off LG 4K TVs that are Alexa compatible at Rakuten, allowing you to control your entire connected home.

Check out more of today’s best deals from Amazon, Walmart, Dell, Best Buy, Rakuten, and BuyDig for Sunday, Aug. 18.

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