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Post Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:11 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:This auction itself isn't particularly funny in its description per se:


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However, the fact that the seller just spent $27 in ebay fees to be lucky to sell a book at its $0.99 opening bid is actually quite humorous. I mean why on earth would would anyone belive that it is worth it to set that auction up as a $20 Featured plus listing as well as spendin an extra $2.00 to put in both bold and circle it and then if that wasn't enough spend an extra $5.00 to encase it. It just doesn't make any sense. :?


they LOVE to combine shipping huh :D

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Post Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:17 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:
they LOVE to combine shipping huh :D

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Wow, now it gets even funnier.  They took down the original auction that they posted and relisted it without any of the bells and whistles. Unfortunately, Ebay doesn't refund any of your fees anyway, so if it doesn't sell(which is a distinct possibility even at the low starting bid), then they endpaying another $0.25 in listing fees.  :roll:


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Post Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:28 am 
 

this is nice...


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...well i can imagine the scene of the owner wearing the 3D glasses who find that there's a goblin getting out the pages of the module and trying to hit him with a club...  :lol:  hopefully he has not the 3D glasses anymore so the goblin is going to lie within the pages for long...  :D


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:06 pm 
 

Has the fad of recovering books with sticky plasitc returned?


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I guess that's what makes it better than new.

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:36 pm 
 

Mars wrote:Has the fad of recovering books with sticky plasitc returned?


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I guess that's what makes it better than new.


That takes me back to my days as a student, covered all my books to protect them from the rigors of student life. I dread to think what it looks like...


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:42 am 
 

Not really a laughable description but I thought the picture was kinda funny.


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The woman is probably thinking..."I am not getting paid nearly enough to stand here and have my picture taken with my arm up this puppet's ass".  :D

  

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Post Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 6:14 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote: have my picture taken with my arm up this puppet's ass".  :D


Perhaps it is not a puppet... 8O

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Post Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:33 pm 
 

Good grief--how did my sister end up looking like THAT . . . and a puppet too??? HHHEEEELLLLPPPPP  MMMMEEEEE!!!!!! 8O  8O :D  :D  :D  :D

  


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 10:03 am 
 


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"Rulebook - 1979 3rd edition Holmes basic in very good condition - has almost certainly never been used in anger."

I'm having visions of annoyed UK DMs swatting their players.

(or, is this a common UK expression?)

Also, note the item location: Slough. Is it Garth?

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 10:10 am 
 

zhowar wrote:
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"Rulebook - 1979 3rd edition Holmes basic in very good condition - has almost certainly never been used in anger."

I'm having visions of annoyed UK DMs swatting their players.

(or, is this a common UK expression?)

Also, note the item location: Slough. Is it Garth?


Maybe gyg can tell you for sure.  :wink:


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 10:45 am 
 

Ah. The handle did seem slightly familiar...it did cross my mind that it could be an Acaeum member.  :oops:  :D

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gyg = got your games.  :idea:

(I had thought it was short for 'gygax'  :wink: )

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:11 am 
 

zhowar wrote:Also, note the item location: Slough. Is it Garth?


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:43 am 
 

"There's a row going on down near Slough."

Eton Rifles, by Paul Weller of the Jam, 1979

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 1:42 pm 
 

How about this one:


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Anyone want to buy a riddle?  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:

Where the hell do these people come from anyway......


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:35 pm 
 


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"This is an original manuscript. It was sent to me for review and comments. I told the owner it sucked, but kept his manuscript anyways, thinking to sell it on eBay."

Fucking loser. THAT is copyright infringement.


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:01 pm 
 

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"This is an original manuscript. It was sent to me for review and comments. I told the owner it sucked, but kept his manuscript anyways, thinking to sell it on eBay."

Fucking loser. THAT is copyright infringement.


he actually said that to you??!!  8O  8O  8O



  


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:02 pm 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:
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"This is an original manuscript. It was sent to me for review and comments. I told the owner it sucked, but kept his manuscript anyways, thinking to sell it on eBay."

Fucking loser. THAT is copyright infringement.


Doesn't he mean "Jonathan Tweet" instead of "Nathan" in the description?


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:49 pm 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:
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"This is an original manuscript. It was sent to me for review and comments. I told the owner it sucked, but kept his manuscript anyways, thinking to sell it on eBay."

Fucking loser. THAT is copyright infringement.


It doesn't sound like copyright infringement since no copies were made.

However it is sleazy and might be illegal for other reasons (ie theft).

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:47 pm 
 

He didn't say that to me, Al. I am interpreting.
BTW, your present is on the way!


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 10:17 pm 
 

NetRodent wrote:
It doesn't sound like copyright infringement since no copies were made.

However it is sleazy and might be illegal for other reasons (ie theft).

As the copy was apparently sent to him for review, it would be copyright infringement to distribute the work without permission.  Not all infringements of copyright involve actual copying.

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