Someone Sold A $300K USD Bored Ape For $3K Due To A Typo
And you thought you were having a bad day…
Crypto / NFT 2m

Apparently the seller realised instantly… which was too late.

You’ve probably heard the Latin phrase “caveat emptor” which translates to “let the buyer beware”, but I’m not sure if there’s a corresponding Latin phrase for seller beware… If there is, I’m sure that NFT trader maxnaut, whose real name is Max, had heard it before he listed Bored Ape #3547 for sale earlier this week.

Instead of typing 75 ETH ($287K USD) he accidentally added a decimal, listing his cyborg ape for .75 ETH. Am mistake that was seized upon before he had the chance to rectify it. “How’d it happen? A lapse of concentration I guess,” Max told CNET. “I list a lot of items every day and just wasn’t paying attention properly. I instantly saw the error as my finger clicked the mouse but a bot sent a transaction with over 8 eth [$34,000] of gas fees so it was instantly sniped before I could click cancel, and just like that, $250k was gone.”

An avid NFT and crypto investor, Max is not going to let this slip up deter him or bring him down. Taking to Twitter he shared a philosophical take to his “fat finger” moment. Currently the ape is listed on opensea for 88 ETH ($330K USD)…

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Words by Harry Webber December 14, 2021
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