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Post Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 9:58 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:Can't see anything rude about a BIN offer.  Actually, I expected a counter-offer...and told the seller that.  Our communications did not seem all that rude to me.

His previous lot auction sold for less than that.  Can't see what all the tsk-ing is about.

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i aint that bothered really - if you could have got it for $75 then good on you i say!

said it before that if a seller doesnt do their homework before selling an item, thats their problem really.

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Post Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 10:03 pm 
 

I wonder how high this lot will go.  The individual components can be had if a buyer is patient.

The part of that lot that I actually want is the 3rd edition Stormbringer...the Games Workshop, lurid British version.  (At least, I presume it is lurid  :wink: )

Check over my posts and see if I've ever been deliberately rude to someone.

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Post Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 10:04 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:Can't see anything rude about a BIN offer.  Actually, I expected a counter-offer...and told the seller that.  Our communications did not seem all that rude to me.

His previous lot auction sold for less than that.  Can't see what all the tsk-ing is about.

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Asking the seller for a BIN is not necessarily rude, but when you demand a specific price, that to me is rude.  I can tell you that I have had BIN offers on item before and it never bothered me, but I can tell you that if someone came and demanded a price on item, they would get the same repsonse that you got, and then they would also find themselves blocked from my auctions.


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Post Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 10:14 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:but when you demand a specific price, that to me is rude.

Yeah; just that the wording comes across as being closer to a directive/demand rather than as a mere and humble request that the seller in their benevolence might look kindly upon a poor, yet worthy roleplayer and deem it acceptable to part with their goods for a mutually agreeable sum and your eternal gratitude...

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Post Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 10:38 pm 
 

I think it's frigging hilarious. Otherwise I would never have posted it, since I'd love to win the auction. I'd even pay "gasp" $100! American!


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Post Posted: Sun May 07, 2006 6:45 pm 
 

Well, I guess I don't know the rules.  

One rule I guess I do know...now...is don't write your name in a communication with a seller because he might post it trying to make you look stupid.

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Post Posted: Sun May 07, 2006 7:36 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:Well, I guess I don't know the rules.

There are no "rules," Mark, other than those that exist in the heads of people who think they know everything about eBay.

You did absolutely nothing wrong (although, as mentioned, perhaps the wording of your request could have been a little different). The seller cut you off at the knees by actually posting what could have easily remained a private correspondence.

Finally (as you mentioned), as long as you're going to both (A) bid on D&D items, and (B) remain a member of this community, I would never sign a note like that. Everyone here knows everyone else's business to a very disturbing degree already; signing a BIN offer like that just makes it even worse.

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Post Posted: Sun May 07, 2006 8:54 pm 
 

I don't see anything wrong with signing it. Or with pitching a BIN price. Everyone and their mother does it now anyways.


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Post Posted: Sun May 07, 2006 8:54 pm 
 

Looks like someone wrote a book about EBay:

Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Books | eBay


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Post Posted: Sun May 07, 2006 9:42 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Looks like someone wrote a book about EBay


Hey, I wanna see that seagoing swine... the $3 'ship pig'

  

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Post Posted: Sun May 07, 2006 9:53 pm 
 

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bclarkie wrote:Looks like someone wrote a book about EBay


Hey, I wanna see that seagoing swine... the $3 'ship pig'


LOL Frank beat me to the punch.  Hey a $3 Ship Pig can't be all that bad, at least you could kill it for bacon? What is a fair price for a Ship pig anyway?

still in very nice shape with only minor wear. please ask any questions you may have. shippig is 3.00


The shipping instructions made me laugh also.  I can just picture a monotone computer giving these shipping orders:

SHIPPING IS A FLATE RATE WHERE EVER YOU LIVE IN THE USA. MOST OF MY ITEMS SHIP PRIORITY MAIL. INSURANCE IS AN OPTION. I SHIP MOST OF MY ITEM WITHIN 7 DAYS. PAYMENT MUST BE MADE IN 7 DAYS OR ITEM WILL BE RELISTED. I GIVE THE SAME FEEDBACK AS YOU GIVE ME. ALWAYS ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE. IF I WRITE AS IS IN THE AD, THAT MEANS NO RETURNS. IF YOU PAYING BY MONEY ORDER, YOU MUST INCLUDE A PRINTED PAGE OF THE SELL OR ITEM WILL NOT SHIP. THE PRINTED PAGE MUST HAVE THE ITEM NUMBER.


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Post Posted: Sun May 07, 2006 11:07 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:
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Hey, I wanna see that seagoing swine... the $3 'ship pig'


LOL Frank beat me to the punch.  Hey a $3 Ship Pig can't be all that bad, at least you could kill it for bacon? What is a fair price for a Ship pig anyway?


I smell another "Creature Feature" coming on...  :)

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Post Posted: Sun May 07, 2006 11:32 pm 
 

That is uncanny. My next creature, which should be out this week, has to do with shipping.


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Post Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 12:14 am 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:That is uncanny. My next creature, which should be out this week, has to do with shippig.

Uncanny? Hogwash, I say! :D

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And I feel sorry for some of that seller's customers, too, judging by their feedback.

  

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Post Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 12:15 pm 
 

Ouch...unless you REALLY need a 3rd print PHB and a (1st? ) print MM  8O

  

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Post Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 1:30 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Looks like someone wrote a book about EBay:

Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Books | eBay


  "I give the same feedback as you give me."

  Sellers who use feedback as blackmail annoy me.  If I have bid and paid it is now the seller's duty to properly ship.

  Since my part is done as soon as I pay, I expect feedback at that time.  

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Post Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 1:37 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:
bclarkie wrote:Looks like someone wrote a book about EBay:

eBay


  "I give the same feedback as you give me."

  Sellers who use feedback as blackmail annoy me.  If I have bid and paid it is now the seller's duty to properly ship.

  Since my part is done as soon as I pay, I expect feedback at that time.  

Mark   8)


I can't agree more. Sad part is that this is becoming the exception and not the rule. Maybe as sellers we should start posting negative feedbacks on sellers who don't post feedback. Be sure to state that we got the item it was fine but seller blackmails feedback.


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Post Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 2:03 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:   "I give the same feedback as you give me."

  Sellers who use feedback as blackmail annoy me.  If I have bid and paid it is now the seller's duty to properly ship.

  Since my part is done as soon as I pay, I expect feedback at that time.  

Mark   8)


I am agree too. I had a very hard discussion with cougar about this fact... (yes shame on me, I bought to him...)

ebay should block buyer feedback until seller post his feedback. And the problem will be solve. If the buyer is not able to post his feedback, the seller will be forced to post it before. I have email eBay many times about this, but never had any answer...

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Post Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 4:48 pm 
 

blackdougal wrote:
Plaag wrote:
Wow..I do know they went up in price through the years when I bought mine (I believe I got mine from the begining when they started to come out), but I didn't think there was that many printings. So now I have to ask, is there a site that distinguishes printings like the Acaeum does for 2nd edition material? (TSR archive does not in this instance any rate) Or is it only the logos and price that change on these books?

ShaneG.


I've compiled a fair amount of info on 2E printings over the years, in particular on the core books and the PHBRs.  There were as many as eleven printings on some of them.  I'll try to get that posted some time tomorrow for your enjoyment.  :)


just wondering where the post of all the prints ended up? this kind of stuff really excites me, didn't know that was more than 3 prints since that's the only things i seen of them the type of covers for them :P

  


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Post Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 6:57 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:
bclarkie wrote:Looks like someone wrote a book about EBay:

Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Books | eBay


  "I give the same feedback as you give me."

  Sellers who use feedback as blackmail annoy me.  If I have bid and paid it is now the seller's duty to properly ship.

  Since my part is done as soon as I pay, I expect feedback at that time.  

Mark   8)


You are totally right. But I also understand that some sellers have had business with morons who left a negative just for fun (or because there were some slight problems or delays and these guys just did not have the patience to try and solve the issues), maybe feeling safe because the seller had already left his own.

In general, I invite sellers I buy from to post their feedback first. Not to retaliate in case of a negative feedback, but to avoid leaving a positive and receiving nothing in return.

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