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Jack White Angry With eBay Auction Participants

Jack White is pissed off at his own fans, according to Antiquiet.

Jack's own Third Man Records' recent eBay auctions for one of five copies of the White Stripes' rare first album reissue didn't quite go as planned. He's angry at flippers, the fans that buy these albums for cheap prices and resell them for huge profits.

Now he's leaving it up to the fans to decide what ridiculous price they'll pay for a record. Rather than setting a price and having an auction winner, he's letting people bid as they please and bringing in more profits for himself.

"If 300 is what it's worth, then why doesn't Third Man Records sell it for 300?" Jack asked. "If we sell them for more, the artist gets more, the flipper gets nothing ... We thought we'd let you decide how much they cost this time."

After having written a series of clever, snarky comments to his more selfish fans, it is clear that Jack White has outfoxed the foxes. Way to go, Jack!

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