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Post Posted: Thu Nov 11, 2004 10:01 am 
 

Yeah, auctionsieve is really good at this kind of filtering. Over the course of about two weeks my trash filter has gradually filled up with about 150+ keywords. Once you have this thing fine tuned you really get to see only the stuff you really wanna see. Add to this the fine feature that you are only showed the new auctions, the old, already seen auctions are hidden from you. That means that a search on ebay that would normally give you about 8000 results is tuned down to about 300-400 results. Quite a cool thing, that :)

  


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 11, 2004 2:17 pm 
 

BaconTastesGood wrote:That leads me to a more interesting question -- how does everyone else manage their searchesd?  Right now just browsing new items are added almost as fast as I can read the listings!  I hate relying on keyword searches since you often miss some gems that way.  I do look for "lots" though, and do "-miniatures" and "-minis" to cut down on some of the noise, but still, with over 10K Role Playing auctions...I just dunno how to deal with it all!

Also, I've heard people mention they get lucky with "estate sales" -- how are these different from garage sales, and how do you find them?


Seriously, look into Auction Sieve. Without even hardly trying, you can knock out a bunch of stuff you're not interested in; later, with some practice and some fine-tuning, it's possible to set up pretty much a perfect filter.

It's in my top three pieces of shareware ever. Actually, since the author does not demand payment, I guess it's technically freeware ...  8O

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 11, 2004 5:43 pm 
 

Perhaps as a service to the collectors out there, maybe one of you Auctionsieve users could make your complete trash word list available to the rest?  Of course it would only be a start, because the fine tuning would still be up to the individual user.



  


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2004 7:11 am 
 

Here is a trash file from my auctionsieve on my office computer. It's not as big as the one on my home computer but it should be a good start:

404 Not Found

  

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2004 8:10 am 
 

Thanks Jupp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2004 10:13 am 
 

X-girlfriends!

  


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2004 10:51 am 
 

uhm, yeah..errm..back on topic... :roll:

Here is the more extensive trash word list:

404 Not Found

Edit:

The list is tuned for:

No Realms, DarkSun, Ravenloft, Spelljammer, Eberron, Mystara, HollowWorld, Planescape
No Guide to... books
No Complete... books
No Quitessential.... books
No D20 or 3E

I use it mainly for Greyhawk, boxed sets, RPGA, Judges Guild, D&D modules, rule books and some accessories

My multi search entries for this particular sieve are:

1. greyhawk
2. TSR AD&D
3. Dungeons Dragons
4. TSR D&D

Have fun

  

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2004 5:46 pm 
 

Danke. :)



  


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2004 7:43 pm 
 

I'm okay with the "RARE!" and "OOP!" nonsense, mostly because I ignore every single example I see.



But how about keyword spamming? I can see both sides of a lot of the discussions on these forums — sniping, vigilantism (sp?), etc. — but I can't think of a single positive thing to say about keyword  spamming. It's total horseshit.



Check this guy out (and, yes, I'm reporting him   :twisted: ):



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 04178&rd=1

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2004 8:48 pm 
 

Oh yeah...definitely spam.  Rather cute how he included the entire alphabet in his keywords list.  In short, you type in anything at all, and this "man's" auction will pop up.



  


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2004 11:25 pm 
 

Strangely enough I don't mind keyword spamming NEARLY as much as I mind the crap that Guido puts in -- I honestly think that Guido puts in his little "fiction" just to bury the item descriptions.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2004 10:28 pm 
 

The "Chainmail" line of miniatures.  Unless they were purposely attempting to spam my eBay search results.  Grr.  :evil:

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:17 pm 
 

Back to irratating...

I pay with paypal within minutes of any win. Why can't some of these sellers mail anything within a reasonable time frame. The good ones get items out within a few days. Then there are those that take 10 days just to get to the post office. That just pisses me off...

It seems I an constantly waiting for something that I purchased three weeks prior... :evil:


And I could've bought these damn modules off the 1$ rack!!!

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 10:13 pm 
 

lol look at some of his feedback LOL

 Book is COVERED with writing; item description inaccurate. Now a former customer
 Buyer   thedukester ( 1597)   Nov-16-04 14:09  5931475579
Reply by guido-the-gypsy: Why didn't contact me? I always take care of my customers. Ask anyone . . .   Nov-16-04 17:58  
Follow-up by thedukester: Why not get it right in the first place? How about fewer "stories" more service?

  
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