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Post Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:42 pm 
 

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8O You guys are nutz! This should be in the silly prices catagory! :D


I agree!!! 8O  8O  8O

  

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:47 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:Still...it's a pretty nice first print.   :?

VERY nice 1st print.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 8:39 pm 
 

faro wrote:VERY nice 1st print.


VERY VERY Nice 1st print! 8)


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:24 am 
 

Blackmoor wrote:Grumble grumble grumble!!!


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8O  8O  8O  ...455...  8O  8O  8O

it's not a matter if the price has to be considere "silly"... it's the huge amount as itself that shocks me...  8O

i recently bought a white box and all the supplements (ok, not in perfect conditions but two of the supplement were 1st print too!) for 270 USD and it seemed to me yet expensive...


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 5:04 am 
 

Didn't Burnie's NM Greyhawk First Print sell last year for $120?


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 5:36 am 
 

aia wrote:
8O  8O  8O  ...455...  8O  8O  8O

it's not a matter if the price has to be considere "silly"... it's the huge amount as itself that shocks me...  8O

i recently bought a white box and all the supplements (ok, not in perfect conditions but two of the supplement were 1st print too!) for 270 USD and it seemed to me yet expensive...


well...at the end of the day, if the winner is happy with the item then the cost that they paid (crazy or not), is justified.

i spend a lot on items from time to time and simply have to say i dont regret any of them at all...well mebbe one (no david we dont need to go there  :P )

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:28 am 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:Didn't Burnie's NM Greyhawk First Print sell last year for $120?


I think I paid over $200 for it, maybe $220, but can't remember.

Nice win, though, Steven!  It looks like a beauty.


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:43 am 
 

Thanks - yes he sent over some pics by email and it looks great.  although the proof is always when it arrives and you see it in the flesh (so to speak).  :)

ps. good luck with the ST1


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:20 pm 
 

Wow, I am surpised this auction went this cheap:


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Grnated the White Bear and Red Moon was both mispelled in the auction title and incomplete, but with that Wyrms Footnotes #1 in there, I figured that this was going to end up going for a lot more than it did.  I am little pissed at myself for not setting a snipe. :?


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:38 pm 
 

Yes indeed, it does seem that prices are down.


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:53 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:Yes indeed, it does seem that prices are down.


Side effect of housing bubble deflation? Less discretionary spending by collectors taking money out of their houses?  :wink:

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:40 pm 
 

How about when Ebay tells you to bid, say, a dollar higher (I.e. high bid is $20.00, you are supposed to bid at least $21.00)--and someone comes along after you bid and bids $20.01?  (No, I don't mean a bid you put in, say, two days earlier--someone snipes in five minutes AFTER you and his bid's one PENNY higher!)  I lost three auctions that way, where someone bid after I did and only went up a penny or a nickel.

Doesn't ebay have a way when you bid to force you to raise your bid by the minimum, whether it's 25 cents, $1.00, $5.00, etc?[/u]

  


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:51 pm 
 

Not to change the subject:  I see all of these prices in US$, AU$, UK pounds, etc.--anyone forget what monetary units they were bidding in and say "WHY DID I DO THAT @%$#@% THING???"

I forgot to while bidding to convert GB Pounds to US Dollars (I was using a  US$1.85=GBP 1.00 rough conversion) AND forgot to account for shipping costs from England in the same auction!!!  I sent an email through ebay to the seller questioning why high costs;  he replied good-naturedly that I had forgotten the conversion rate to US dollars!! :oops:  :oops:  (and it was a boxed set, not individual books.)  DUUHHH!!!

  

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:58 pm 
 

Ebay forces you to enter a certain amount more than the current bid.  If the current bid was $20 the next bidder would not be able to bid $20.01.  However, if the current bid was $15 (with a max of $20) then the next bidder who put in a max of $20.01 would then win at $20.01 because their bid would be higher than yours.  

Here is an example:

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When I bid, the auction was at $26.10.  Having looked at the other auction the current bidder got outbid on, I figured his high bid would be $30.  So I entered a bid of $30.01 and ended up winning.  If there is room to push the current bid up to the next interval then Ebay will but they do cap at the bidders highest amount.  Anyone looking at the bid history could tell that $30.01 was my maximum since it was not $1 more than the previous bid.

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:11 am 
 

I've had it happen in my favor before where I bid while an auction was almost ending, but my bid must have registered a little after someone else tried to snipe it as well. Ebay said I had to bid such and such minimum and so I went a few cents over that, well seems another also must have bid that minimum (maybe got the same message) but mine won the auction. It was years ago though and it has not happened to me that way again. Of course back then it did make me bid consecutive times in a row near the end of auctions after that incident, until I finally figured out the way to truely snipe. :wink:

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:29 pm 
 

sleepyCO wrote:Not to change the subject:  I see all of these prices in US$, AU$, UK pounds, etc.--anyone forget what monetary units they were bidding in and say "WHY DID I DO THAT @%$#@% THING???"

I forgot to while bidding to convert GB Pounds to US Dollars (I was using a  US$1.85=GBP 1.00 rough conversion) AND forgot to account for shipping costs from England in the same auction!!!  I sent an email through ebay to the seller questioning why high costs;  he replied good-naturedly that I had forgotten the conversion rate to US dollars!! :oops:  :oops:  (and it was a boxed set, not individual books.)  DUUHHH!!!


Yes GBP :oops:  It was much worse when the shipping was added in.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:13 pm 
 

The famous Pharaoh incident was the only case where I have seen someone bid in dollars on a pound auction and claim he didn't know.


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 4:51 am 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:The famous Pharaoh incident was the only case where I have seen someone bid in dollars on a pound auction and claim he didn't know.


I hope he won  :P


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 6:41 am 
 

In every way possible, yes.


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 3:22 pm 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:The famous Pharaoh incident was the only case where I have seen someone bid in dollars on a pound auction and claim he didn't know.

Hey, I've done it before.  I knew it about three seconds after I bid, though.  Fortunately, enough people value this stuff 200%+ more than what I do, so it was one of those times I enjoyed being outbid.

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