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)…
Sometimes you fuck up, make a bad buy, out of gas fail, send Eth to the wrong wallet or fat finger a listing 👀
It’s going to happen. But, letting it occupy your mind for even one second after you can no longer affect the outcome is purely hurting yourself twice ❤️
— maxnaut.eth (@maxnaut) December 12, 2021