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Post Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 7:34 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:well either way, it would be real nice to know if it was the real deal or not. if it is, wow what a bargain!! :)


I agree, and darkseraphim said he'd write back to me with details once the books arrived.  If he doesn't post here directly, I'll report back what I hear.


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Post Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 7:51 pm 
 

grodog wrote:I never heard back from the seller with details about the number of pages, pictures, etc., so I only put in a token bid, which darkseraphim topped easily :D

Nice one, Dark! (assuming you're lurking ... :wink:)

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Post Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 8:08 pm 
 

if it is I will be dead jealous.  8O


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Post Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 9:21 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:
faro wrote:I see... Thanks, Al! Must've caught a blind-spot whilst scrolling or hit the clear messages button at exactly the wrong time, since that's the only post I don't remember reading and it's not at the foot of the page. Flukey. :)


is that a "thanks Al" as a good or a bad thing ? :D

Oh, that was a "thanks" for the original post; and for the pointer afterwards. ;)

Spotted it easily, looking back through.

  


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Post Posted: Tue May 09, 2006 5:44 pm 
 

wow  8O

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i didn't see that coming!


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Post Posted: Tue May 09, 2006 5:46 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:wow  8O

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i didn't see that coming!

*g* I did (unfortunately).

Didn't miss by much here; but invisibly, anyhow, so no-one will know.... ;)


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Post Posted: Tue May 09, 2006 5:48 pm 
 

(*grr* just noticed my bid on the Traveller set from the same seller failed to be placed; http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8805547884 :( :()

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May 9 - 1:45pm Ebay Changes - MISSED BIDS
eBay recently added an additional confirmation during sign-in - asking users to enter in additional letters.
This is interrupting the ability to place bids. We are working on the issue.
We are recommending placing bids by hand until this issue is resolved. We're very sorry for any missed bids.

  

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Post Posted: Tue May 09, 2006 6:17 pm 
 

faro wrote:(*grr* just noticed my bid on the Traveller set from the same seller failed to be placed; http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8805547884 :( :()

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May 9 - 1:45pm Ebay Changes - MISSED BIDS
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This is interrupting the ability to place bids. We are working on the issue.
We are recommending placing bids by hand until this issue is resolved. We're very sorry for any missed bids.


I haven't noticed that. I have had to enter numbers when PMing a buyer/seller. If they add that 'security feature' to bidding that will really suck. It will prevent both sniping and sniper engines.


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Post Posted: Tue May 09, 2006 6:57 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:I haven't noticed that. I have had to enter numbers when PMing a buyer/seller. If they add that 'security feature' to bidding that will really suck. It will prevent both sniping and sniper engines.


HO HO HO!! :D

awww you poor lil snipers :)

whatever will you do now :D

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Post Posted: Tue May 09, 2006 7:21 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:
mbassoc2003 wrote:I haven't noticed that. I have had to enter numbers when PMing a buyer/seller. If they add that 'security feature' to bidding that will really suck. It will prevent both sniping and sniper engines.


HO HO HO!! :D

awww you poor lil snipers :)

whatever will you do now :D

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Fixed  :D


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Post Posted: Tue May 09, 2006 7:23 pm 
 

The snipe issue did hurt a little bit though....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8806741329

Would liked to have seen my snipe go through on that.


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Post Posted: Tue May 09, 2006 7:26 pm 
 

Marlith wrote:The snipe issue did hurt a little bit though....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8806741329

Would liked to have seen my snipe go through on that.

Ah... shared misery!
Yeah, fixed here, too.

Given the context of that Traveller box amongst untouched 1976/7 material, it was going to be an early print I'm sure. Wasn't my main target, but to see that go in VF condition for $9.99....

Oh well, next. :)

  


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Post Posted: Tue May 09, 2006 7:29 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:I haven't noticed that. I have had to enter numbers when PMing a buyer/seller. If they add that 'security feature' to bidding that will really suck. It will prevent both sniping and sniper engines.

Any time eBay changes any of its code, it forces all shareware makers to react and produce updated versions. However, this is fairly painless for any "authorized" software maker, thanks to eBay's new-ish software-registration policies (if you've ever had to register a "token" on eBay, you know what I mean).

Bottom line: all approved eBay-compatible software companies — whether they make sniper programs, listing templates, auction trackers, or whatever — are notified of any impending changes and are encouraged to work together with eBay to get their software up to speed. It's really not a big deal.

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Post Posted: Tue May 09, 2006 7:34 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:It's really not a big deal.

Although, having said that, I should have added that: (A) it's not a perfect system, and it usually takes a few days for all the software folks to catch up to any code changes; and (B) yes, missing a bid opportunity for reasons beyond your control is highly suck-ful.

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Post Posted: Tue May 09, 2006 7:35 pm 
 

faro wrote:
Marlith wrote:The snipe issue did hurt a little bit though....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8806741329

Would liked to have seen my snipe go through on that.

Ah... shared misery!
Yeah, fixed here, too.

Given the context of that Traveller box amongst untouched 1976/7 material, it was going to be an early print I'm sure. Wasn't my main target, but to see that go in VF condition for $9.99....

Oh well, next. :)


Did the LBB's start to go up in price recently? I had seen them linger for next to nothing compared to other items from that era.


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Post Posted: Tue May 09, 2006 7:59 pm 
 

Marlith wrote:Did the LBB's start to go up in price recently? I had seen them linger for next to nothing compared to other items from that era.

What printing and in what condition?
Heh... Or am I overlooking something there, myself? :)

Somewhat ignored collecting-wise, perhaps; and no, my bid wasn't huge anyhow (barely $20, fwiw).

  

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Post Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 9:16 am 
 

faro wrote:(*grr* just noticed my bid on the Traveller set from the same seller failed to be placed; http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8805547884 :( :()


Damn, that is a really minty box.  I already have one of the original LBB's and one of the deluxe editions but my LBB is not in nearly that nice condition.  Why do so many nice items like this come from sellers that can't read or spell?  It's Traveller....not Travelers!!!  :P

  

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Post Posted: Fri May 12, 2006 9:22 am 
 

I'm not going to put this in the Silliest Price thread because I dont think it is that silly.  But it is a bit higher that I would expect.  The box is near mint as is the contents.  But usually these go for about half this price.

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I know someone that has a nice mint SW copy.  I wonder if he will decide to sell his now?  :wink:

  

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Post Posted: Fri May 12, 2006 10:47 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:I'm not going to put this in the Silliest Price thread because I dont think it is that silly.  But it is a bit higher that I would expect.  The box is near mint as is the contents.  But usually these go for about half this price.

Star Frontiers RPG: Science Fiction | eBay

I know someone that has a nice mint SW copy.  I wonder if he will decide to sell his now?  :wink:


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Post Posted: Fri May 12, 2006 10:59 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:I'm not going to put this in the Silliest Price thread because I dont think it is that silly.  But it is a bit higher that I would expect.  The box is near mint as is the contents.  But usually these go for about half this price.

Star Frontiers RPG: Science Fiction | eBay

I know someone that has a nice mint SW copy.  I wonder if he will decide to sell his now?  :wink:



    Heh heh heh heh...Price just went WAAAY up!!!! :D  Oh, man, King, you HATED to see this one didn't you???? :twisted:
   I have one of these and King wants it.  Unfortunately, King has made it clear he is going to RIP THE SHRINKWRAP OFF as soon as it gets it home!!!!!!! So I have been vacillating between selling it and not selling it since I would hate for there to be another shrinkless copy in the world....stupid reason, I know, but sometimes I get too attached to some of these items....!
    So if this one goes for $100 are you going to shoot yourself, brother?  :cry:

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