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Post Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 7:42 am 
 

burntwire wrote:We don't have any Alarums in our collection. Our bid was very low, just figured if we could pick them up cheap so we could look at the content before reslling.


That is just one of the items you are currently persuing ... hmm ... me thinks your attempts to convince us that you are leaving are in vain :-)

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Post Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 3:21 pm 
 

Can't quit collecting cold turkey. Might get the shakes. Besides, we are thinking of doing a little reselling since we know what to look for. :)

  


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Post Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 5:04 pm 
 

burntwire wrote:Can't quit collecting cold turkey. Might get the shakes. Besides, we are thinking of doing a little reselling since we know what to look for. :)

Burntcougar?

Great, just great... I think I preferred things when you had to lock up your finances in collection-form, rather than churning and leveraging the market. :roll:

Anyhow; I presumed you already did some reselling, no?
Otherwise would be difficult to explain all those multiple copies... ;)

Looking forward to developments: am sure you'll keep us posted!

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Post Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 7:21 pm 
 

We sell doubles that we get in lots. Also if an item that usually sells for $50 is only going for $10, who wouldn't buy it and then resell. Doing this you can get some extra cash to spend on your collection. We are going to be selling real soon(after we inventory everything and come up with a value). Unless someone comes forward with the money we would want for the entire collection it will be sold individually. I will keep everyone posted on our intentions so everyone interested will have a shot.

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Post Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 8:26 pm 
 

So how much will you want for your collection (ball park figure) ??

  

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Post Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 9:33 pm 
 

Tough question to ask when you don't know what's IN the collection.


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Post Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 10:10 pm 
 

Howdy Shawn and Devon,


burntwire wrote:Unless someone comes forward with the money we would want for the entire collection it will be sold individually. I will keep everyone posted on our intentions so everyone interested will have a shot.


Why in the heck do you want to sell your collection?


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Post Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 11:07 pm 
 

stormber wrote:Howdy Shawn and Devon,


burntwire wrote:Unless someone comes forward with the money we would want for the entire collection it will be sold individually. I will keep everyone posted on our intentions so everyone interested will have a shot.


Why in the heck do you want to sell your collection?


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I'm seconding stormber's sentiment... why?  You guys have one of the best collections around.  You'll miss it if you let it all go.  Please think about it carefully before selling.  

Has the comic market ever recovered after the crash some 10 years ago?  I never collected comics (I think I have about 5 some place) so I never understood the attraction.  Sell the comics first and see how you feel about it.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 11:30 pm 
 

I agree with the above sentiments burnie. . . . that's my point about comic collecting.  Why sell?  Someday you're just gonna want to buy it all over again.

Regarding comics. . . Silver Age comics (1960's) sell well, but unless they are high grade CGC, you gotta figure that you are only going to get 50% of guide value (at most).  Still, it's better than the 25% that your local shop owner is likely to offer.

Bronze sells okay (1970's) with the same guidelines.  

With a few exceptions, you are going to have to sell 80's and 90's comics in lots.  I filled massive holes in my collection (when I took about a decade off), by buying huge lots for almost nothing.  i.e. forty Incredible Hulks for $8.50, Thirty Daredevils for $9.99, etc.  (You can usually do this with Bronze Age as well). 8)


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2004 10:41 am 
 

Top bidder is now delory123 (who's that?) at £655.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5925246643


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:36 am 
 

This grows annoying. A guy with 14 feedback from the UK who's never bid on a D&D item throws that much at a module? I smell shill. I think I'm off this one.


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:54 am 
 

Smells shilly?! Bidding is now at £695.


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2004 1:45 pm 
 

Smells SHITTY. I withdrew my snipe. WAY too shady. There will be another. Maybe I can Huck it..............


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2004 1:53 pm 
 

I must say. . . for anyone who wanted to "scare off" the competition a little. . . just create a new user ID and bid.  It wouldn't be a shill if you were serious and were going to pay. . . and everyone else would start to get nervous.  You could even place bids in the "manner" of a shill bidder.

I'm not sure it would even be unethical (maybe a little slimy), but still.  .  . love and war and all that. . . .  :twisted:


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2004 2:39 pm 
 

Deadlord36 wrote:Maybe I can Huck it..............


:lol:

Great praise indeed.  But I hope you are far more successful than me.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2004 6:16 pm 
 

stormber wrote:Howdy Shawn and Devon,


burntwire wrote:Unless someone comes forward with the money we would want for the entire collection it will be sold individually. I will keep everyone posted on our intentions so everyone interested will have a shot.


Why in the heck do you want to sell your collection?


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Having all these great items is nice, but we spend so much time searching Ebay and bagging/boarding items that we don't even have time to read them, let alone play. A small part of our collection(common 1st edition modules and hardbacks) will be retained for play purposes, since we will have time after we sell. We would like to see our collection go to members of this forum if possible so we'll post a list of our rarer items shortly followed by a list of our art and Non-TSR items. Anyone interested can contact us via PM. We will part with individual items if the offer is right.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2004 6:26 pm 
 

I'm shaving off about 1/2 of my collection as well. Mostly the Basic/Expert/Immortal stuff, a ton of multiple printing modules, boxed sets, etc. Drop me an e-mail and I'd be happy to send the list before it gets eBayed.


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Post Posted: Sat Oct 09, 2004 10:12 am 
 

[quote="Ralf Toth"]Top bidder is now delory123 (who's that?) at £655.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5925246643[/quote}

He's a customer of mine... q the accusations  :D

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 09, 2004 1:01 pm 
 

i was looking at the bid history of this item, and something about the zero feedback bidder (quachduck) doesn't seem right.  all of his bids are even numbers (400, 500, 600).  just doesn't seem right.  either he's VERY new to ebay, or he's a shill.  it took me a whole day on ebay to learn that if you put $20 down for you maximum bid you'll lose to the guy who puts down $20.51.  i almost always put these odd numbers in, even when sniping (i know, sniping is controversial, but i occassionaly do it).  most other people i know who use ebay do the same thing.  do the even numbers seem strange to anyone else?


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Post Posted: Sat Oct 09, 2004 1:12 pm 
 

Dave. . . you would think that people would figure out not to bid even numbers. . . but the majority of bidders seem to be completely oblivious to this fact.  I sell quite a bit and it never fails to astound me how many times someone loses because they didn't add an extra 1 cent to their bid.

Even a lot of other resellers are guilty of this.  Cougar-guy almost always bids $11.00, $22.00, $33.00, $44.00, etc.  I've won three "snipes" against him by bidding $88.01 (for example).  I find it amusing. . .

I am curious to see how long it takes him to catch on. . .  8)


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