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eBay to pull listings of devices installed with Flappy Bird

Firm cites policy requiring devices sold to be reset to a fresh slate

Published on Feb 15, 2014 8:14 AM
A Straits Times check found, as of Wednesday, hundreds of eBay listings touting devices already installed with the popular game. -- PHOTO: CAL TEO

The wildly popular mobile game Flappy Bird may have been pulled off the online shelves, so to speak, but some people here and abroad are trying to profit from its demise.

A Straits Times check found hundreds of listings, including about 20 from Singapore, on eBay as of Wednesday, touting devices like smartphones and tablets already installed with the popular game.

Such listings have mushroomed after Flappy Bird creator Nguyen Ha Dong took down the free game from Apple's AppStore and Google's Android store on Monday.

But at least one major e-commerce website is clamping down on such sales.

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