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Post Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2004 9:59 am 
 

Hey Frank....

I am impressed ... you bid against a zero bidder.  (you almost had it too!) I seem to remember you suggesting you wouldn't bid?

Question ... I would have thought you had an ST1 by now?

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2004 10:21 am 
 

Actually, it was my e-mail to the seller telling him that I was prepared to throw quite a bit at it that got posted on the auction. I'm not in a huge rush to get one, there are plenty out there. Hell, Lawrenson has 10 or so, right?
BTW Malcolm, if you did indeed sell the ST1's, congrats. I'd be more than happy to e-mail scans of the Inverness I offered to trade you to anyone who wants to judge whether it was a fair offer. We both know it was, but I think that in your quest to make maximum profit, you made a mistake. The Inverness would sell in a heartbeat, even at your mortgage-inducing prices, and it is in FAR better condition than the ST1. Yet I was willing to trade because I already have another Inverness, and it would be nice to have ST1.
The fact of the matter is that you pinch pennies so hard that Lincoln screams in pain. And the St1 that just sold, which makes the coffee-stained one look like a birdcage liner, went for 150 pounds less than what you were asking for yours. So it seems to me I was actually lucky that we didn't trade.


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2004 10:27 am 
 

Oh, and had I actually won over the 0 bidder, I'd have gotten his contact info. If he was a fraud, I would have told the seller to keep his module. He was warned about the 0 bidder and did nothing to block him. It's either a secondary account for an Acaeum member or a fraud. No one comes in to eBay and bids ONLY on ST1's and PoVQ like that. Well, maybe invincible.


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2004 10:54 am 
 

As I look into my crystal ball...

I predict that the second ST1 will go for more than the first ($1,252).  

My crystal ball's reasoning: folks who were going to bid on the first one decided to wait for the second one to see if they could get it a bit cheaper.  From observing eBay over the years that almost never works; if anything it will just drive up interest in the second one since the first one was passed by, but we'll see...

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2004 11:27 am 
 

Frank,

I hope you get a good trade for your C2, and as you've already stated you'd happily trade it for something you subsequently describe as a birdcage liner I'm sure you'll get lots of interesting offers. :lol:

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2004 12:30 pm 
 

dathon wrote:As I look into my crystal ball...

I predict that the second ST1 will go for more than the first ($1,252).  

My crystal ball's reasoning: folks who were going to bid on the first one decided to wait for the second one to see if they could get it a bit cheaper.  From observing eBay over the years that almost never works; if anything it will just drive up interest in the second one since the first one was passed by, but we'll see...

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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 5925246643

True.  I reckon this one will reach £850/$1500.  And not from any bids of my own.

Has anyone asked the seller to post better scans yet?  OK, anyone that doesn't have a hand to reveal!  :wink:

  


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2004 1:21 pm 
 

johnhuck wrote:True.  I reckon this one will reach £850/$1500.  And not from any bids of my own.

*counts the number of people who still need/want one (for whatever reason)*

Yeah, but the seller would've been well advised to have waited until the first auction finished before they posted their copy.

johnhuck wrote:Has anyone asked the seller to post better scans yet?  OK, anyone that doesn't have a hand to reveal!  :wink:

I'm fairly sure that most people who were thinking about buying the first one have already seen the scans for the second copy.
Know I have, but could still do with more...


(aside: oops, I've accidentally just deleted all my PMs... was distracted... :oops: :()

  


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2004 1:28 pm 
 

oh, and I'm very surprised no-one pushed the second ST1 over the £500 just before the first one finished, to check the reserve...

I'm expecting it's either £500 or £600, but if it's £1,000, Frank's (failed) bid will have looked like a smart attempt, after all.
(For those who value the module so highly, of course!).

  


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2004 4:43 pm 
 

johnhuck wrote:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 5925246643

True.  I reckon this one will reach £850/$1500.  And not from any bids of my own.

Has anyone asked the seller to post better scans yet?  OK, anyone that doesn't have a hand to reveal!  :wink:


Scans posted on listing (and below for your convenience).

Mmmmm! Looks minty, shiny staples.  I think that I might have a change of heart when I said "And not from any bids of my own."

Front cover, lower left quarter
http://tinypic.com/bekbr

Front cover, lower right quarter
http://tinypic.com/belo7

Front cover, upper left quarter
http://tinypic.com/belqu

Front cover, upper right quarter
http://tinypic.com/beltv

Rear cover, top
http://tinypic.com/belq9

Staple on inside of module
http://tinypic.com/belom

Staple on spine
http://tinypic.com/beluc

Outside spine
http://tinypic.com/belqg

Small mark on one page (circular brown mark)
http://tinypic.com/belpt

  


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2004 4:47 pm 
 

johnhuck wrote:I think that I might have a change of heart when I said "And not from any bids of my own."

I thought you were saving up...

Anyhow, reserve is > £500 (thx, <aneoth>)

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2004 5:10 pm 
 

Thanks(?) to quachduck the reserve of £600 is met.  :?

  


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2004 5:59 pm 
 

johnhuck wrote:Mmmmm! Looks minty, shiny staples.


And smell free too!  :D

  

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2004 6:51 pm 
 

Oh, and had I actually won over the 0 bidder, I'd have gotten his contact info. If he was a fraud, I would have told the seller to keep his module.


Just as a matter of interest - I thought you could only pull contact details for someone that you've either won an auction from, or has won one of your own auctions?

Is it possible to pull details for any ebay user, in any situation other than the two above?

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2004 7:11 pm 
 

I'd have contacted eBay and gotten it.


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2004 8:18 pm 
 

Deadlord36 wrote:I'd have contacted eBay and gotten it.


I think you have become obsessed with this:-)

Remember you said the same about the invincible one?  Look what happened there, he turned out to be one of the better collectors.

*nods to the uninvincible one*

I wonder given the high prices whether we will see more rares comming out of the woodwork?  (hope so)  If anyone wants to sell a Fazzlewood please let me know.

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2004 8:29 pm 
 

The only way I'll part with my Fazzle is over my cooling corpse, surrounded by 7.62 MM. casings that I spent defending it.
Ah, who am I kidding. I'm a whore. I have a price for everything.


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2004 9:31 pm 
 

Deadlord36 wrote:The only way I'll part with my Fazzle is over my cooling corpse, surrounded by 7.62 MM. casings that I spent defending it.
Ah, who am I kidding. I'm a whore. I have a price for everything.


Frank, you never fail to add some humour to my day!  Thank you! :-)

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Post Posted: Wed Oct 06, 2004 6:42 am 
 

I do indeed! I'd probably retire to a place down the street from you. You Aussies may have started out as a penal colony, but you turned out really well. I will keep you in mind for Fazzle.
So, any guesses on who will win the next ST1?


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