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Post Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 11:50 pm 
 

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I'm surprised that this BH lot sold as high as it did, given the possible rusting due to moisture, and the extensive highlighting....


Could it be due to the minis? I don't know much about them.

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:22 am 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:I just asked him "Are these true 25mm scale, or are they 28mm?".  If he posts the Q&A in the auction, then we'll know if he is joking or if he has gone off the rails . . .


Oh god, I think I just broke something internally.

Referring back to Coug's nefarious shipping ploys... exactly what IS an "M-bag"? It sounds like a nasty thing to call someone!


It's US Airmail or Economy mail, dropped in a burlap bag which magically makes it a lot cheaper.

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:18 am 
 

GraysonAC wrote:It's US Airmail or Economy mail, dropped in a burlap bag which magically makes it a lot cheaper.

It also magically disappears if headed for Cougie's lair. He then does a chargeback (PayPal or credit card; both work well), making your wallet magically lighter.

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 5:51 am 
 

Yes, he saves money that way. Cougie's version of FuckNut's Everfull Purse.


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:31 am 
 

Nothing like insulting your potential customers.

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:55 am 
 

Beyondthebreach wrote:Nothing like insulting your potential customers.

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All those bids on that auction are showing that his marketing strategy is working quite well. :roll:   I'd be willing to bet a lot of money that he(and I can almost guarantee that its a he) doesn't get laid much himself.


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:30 pm 
 

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Words fail me - anyone got any words they feel are relevant here!? :lol:


My god, guys, this is brilliant!  

Can't you see it?  He's laughing his ass off right now at all of these comments.  He wins!

Now that's a hilarious joke, mainly because he know his target so well that he's absolutely certain no one will guess it's a joke.  

Absolutely brilliant.


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:36 pm 
 

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My god, guys, this is brilliant!  

Can't you see it?  He's laughing his ass off right now at all of these comments.  He wins!

Now that's a hilarious joke, mainly because he know his target so well that he's absolutely certain no one will guess it's a joke.  

Absolutely brilliant.


I actually thought that he might be having a joke with us . . . and then I thought:  If he makes an auction like that as a joke on others . . .  but everyone believes that he would actually, seriously do something like that . . . then the real joke is on himself.   8)


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:41 pm 
 

Beyondthebreach wrote:
. . . then the real joke is on himself.   8)


You're right, of course.  I hadn't thought of that.   :D


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 7:32 pm 
 

Beyondthebreach wrote:Nothing like insulting your potential customers.

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Am I the only one who laughed? (wow, the irony; a few days ago, I was chastised publicly for needing to "lighten up.")

He strikes me as a non-RPG seller who is just hoping to get a couple of bucks out of a lot he could not care less about. So he tosses in some jokes we've all heard a thousand times ... no biggie. Maybe I'll throw in a bid if the price stays low. :)

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(But, yes, I agree with the first statement: in general, insulting your customers is a questionable strategy)

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:01 pm 
 

Wait a minute, though ... you know what is just plain stupid? Not double-checking your listings before they are posted.

The item title/description (boxed set) doesn't match the photo at all (three loose modules). What a nO0bZoRz. :?

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edit: didn't realize this would post on a new page. I'm referring to the guy BtB mentioned.

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:38 pm 
 

The thing about the old loser tag on role-playing gamers.....

Q:  What do you call a nerd ten years after high school?
A:  You call him, "boss."

You never know who you're talking to.  Try that "parents' basement/got a girlfriend" line on your boss in the tech department.

This dude sells used religious books.  Wow...what...a...winner.  Not that I am knocking selling books, or even religious books.  I just mean...hey...wow...talk about bigtime careers that make role-players look...like SO lame.  How's the weather up there?

If there is anything lame about the fantasy fiction genre it is that it has become so mainstream that there is no mystery to it anymore.  It is no longer "our thing."  

Face it, fantasy won.

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:46 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:The thing about the old loser tag on role-playing gamers.....

Q:  What do you call a nerd ten years after high school?
A:  You call him, "boss."

You never know who you're talking to.  Try that "parents' basement/got a girlfriend" line on your boss in the tech department.

This dude sells used religious books.  Wow...what...a...winner.  Not that I am knocking selling books, or even religious books.  I just mean...hey...wow...talk about bigtime careers that make role-players look...like SO lame.  How's the weather up there?

If there is anything lame about the fantasy fiction genre it is that it has become so mainstream that there is no mystery to it anymore.  It is no longer "our thing."  

Face it, fantasy won.

Mark   8)


What shocks me are all the chicks nowadays that like and read fantasy literature.  When I was in high school, there were none...I mean zip, zero, nada.  Hell, it was hard to get any GUYS to admit they read/liked Fantasy or SciFi.  Now it's practically a badge of honor.  Just this week I ran into one of my friend's ex wives, she was reading the new Thomas Covenant book; one of my wife's coworkers, reading one of the many Dragonlance sequels; and one of my daughters friends reading one of the older Sanctuary/Thieves World collections.  I had interesting conversations with all three about their choice in reading material; It's nice to think that if I was 20years younger my choice of literature would be downright acceptable.  Just think, I could actually use fantasy reading material to PICK UP GIRLS: "Hey, I notice you are reading some Eddings there, ever try The Sword of Shannara?"

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 11:37 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:"Hey, I notice you are reading some Eddings there, ever try The Sword of Shannara?"

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:41 am 
 

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:05 am 
 

The witty D&D player bashing in the eBay listing information is turning into a seasonal trend...  :)


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:26 pm 
 

jasonw1239 wrote:The witty D&D player bashing in the eBay listing information is turning into a seasonal trend...  :)


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I just think it's funny some twathead thought the word "nerdy" is a good thing to include in the listing title for search purposes..yep, that's always one of my main "search" words..... 8O

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:20 pm 
 

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Truly silly... :roll:

  
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