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Post Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2004 10:33 am 
 

Do you also sometimes find eBay RPG auctions with grotesque or overstated item descriptions? Funny spelling errors? I'd love to see those funny auctions.  :twisted:

Here's something I found right now. A Greyhawk supplement "not mint, but in very good shape!". Now imagine what it looks like and see the scans to judge for yourself.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5931635338


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2004 11:34 am 
 

Here's one that made me chuckle:

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... 4&rd=1

I like the "special dice in a little furry bag"   :D


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2004 2:13 pm 
 

I clicked on your link without seeing your third line, and  "the little fury bag" line made me laugh out loud as well.

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2004 2:39 pm 
 

apparently we're all now "Old Skool"


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2004 3:16 pm 
 

Ralf Toth wrote:Do you also sometimes find eBay RPG auctions with grotesque or overstated item descriptions? Funny spelling errors? I'd love to see those funny auctions.  :twisted:

Here's something I found right now. A Greyhawk supplement "not mint, but in very good shape!". Now imagine what it looks like and see the scans to judge for yourself.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5931635338

I just asked the guy to describe the condition of his copy of Men & Magic, since my copy of Men & Magic has some damage.  Hopefully it's in better shape than the Greyhawk.



  


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2004 3:27 pm 
 

RARE?  Are you kidding me?  8O Hands up anybody here that doesn't own/couldn't easily obtain one by tomorrow.

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... eName=WDVW

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2004 4:40 pm 
 

Nothing beats an older auction that someone noted on here.  The seller revised the thing, but for about a day, a 2E Thief's Handbook had a really good description:

"Book."

Really useful, don't you think?



  

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2004 8:49 pm 
 

Okay, so maybe I am being a little "adolescent" about this - but, I still can't help laughing.  I get so wrapped up in my little world of RPG's that I forget people will buy and sell anything on eBay.

I am bidding on this item - however, it is when you view the sellers other items that the humor comes in.

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... 5931730589

It's not so much the fact that they are for sale, or that one of the kits appears to be more desireable than the others.  But, the sentence in all the descriptions:  " I would go so far as to say this was used." has me in stitches.


"Hey, did you see that B.F. Goodrich enema kit for sale on eBay?"

"Yeah, but it looks kind of new - I bet it hasn't really been put into actual use"

"No, that's the beauty - it looks new, but the seller suspects that it has been used before".

"Sweet!  Let me get my snipe set up."

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2004 9:34 pm 
 

would that qualify as a "near mint" enema kit?  :P


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2004 11:00 pm 
 

Ewwwwww! My other favorite quote from those is "The rubber and hose are very subtle." What's "subtle" about an enema?  8O

  

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 12:16 am 
 

Hey, it may be used, but that just proves it works.
I think it's a shitty deal, myself.


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Post Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 1:48 am 
 

More hilarious is a eBayer with under 90 percent feedback and only 14 trade partners, selling enemas, commenting on other peoples "yuck feedback" in their sale.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 1:48 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... eName=WDVW

I remember getting excited about D&D, but............


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Post Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 1:50 pm 
 

maybe if they added the Book of Erotic Fantasy to the mix...


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Post Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 11:53 pm 
 

Deadlord36 wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... eName=WDVW

I remember getting excited about D&D, but............

Perhaps I should keep an eye on those.  They look to be in decent shape.



  


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:53 pm 
 

Marvillas is selling "Book" again.  If you don't have this hard to find accessory, I suggest you get one now!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 19199&rd=1

  

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Post Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 5:11 pm 
 

Sorry Darkseraphim, but I had to post this, at least it will get viewed more. Nothing wrong with the auction except the title.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 76778&rd=1

  


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 5:54 pm 
 

Hehe!  I was wondering if anyone was going to notice that - I've also been selling "adventires" (sacred wheels, anyone?) and "nodules" (anti-biotics might help), along with "sorcebooks" (material components not included) and "icemerp" (which sounds rather painful).  I'm on a roll ...
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Post Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 7:47 pm 
 

Icemerp is the expelling of stomach gas caused by cold beer.


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 8:19 am 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 47852&rd=1  

For someone with so many feedbacks, the pictures opffered in his/her auctions are truly pathetic.............. :roll:
then go and look at this sellers other items.  :roll:  :roll:

Dude (Or dudette) please catch a clue and then buy a better camera!!!!!!!!

Look on E-Bay, you may find some good buys on digital cameras! :roll:

  
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