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Post Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:23 am 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:Here is the most significant piece of verbal diarrhoea I think I have seen. Get your reading glasses ready....


** expired eBay auction **

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Note: This review actually contains two different d20 Magazine Rack staff reviews presented to help you form an opinion of your own about the product.

I just had my auctions yanked for saying I would take "well-concealed cash" as I have done for years.  But I can plagiarize Wikipedia or d20 Magazine Rack (or, presumably, ENWorld) and get away with it?  Point me to Google and load me up with keywords!   :roll:

  


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:31 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:I just had my auctions yanked for saying I would take "well-concealed cash" as I have done for years.


This is against Ebay rules?? Which part - accepting cash, or stating that it should be well-concealed?

Edit: just did some searching on Ebay & found this:

"Not permitted on eBay.com: Sellers may not solicit buyers to mail cash. Sellers may not ask buyers to send cash through instant cash transfer services (non-bank, point-to-point cash transfers) such as Western Union or Moneygram."

I've had that in my auction for years & never had one pulled. Time to do some editing...Not too big of a deal, I've only had about 1 auction a year (or less) pay in cash.

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:45 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:
I just had my auctions yanked for saying I would take "well-concealed cash" as I have done for years.


Well, I wasn't aware of Ebay's policy change on sellers accepting cash either.   Apparently someone reported you and thats why they took it down.  Ebay doesn't police thier own site, they let others do it for them. :roll:


Aside, I would have never actively offered cash as option though either.  I have actually tried to disuade folks who wanted to send it to me.  I have accpeted it on a very few rare occasions, but just way too many things that can wrong. With no proof of payment for the buyer and seller, it can only lead to porblems. If someone sends cash no one is protected and it would just be one hassle I don't want to have to deal with. Just my $.02. :)


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 6:18 pm 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:Those were indeed funny.

Here is the most significant piece of verbal diarrhoea I think I have seen. Get your reading glasses ready....


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Very nice.  I wish everyone put that much information into their listings.

Page counts...at least...would be nice.


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 8:17 pm 
 


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Is WotC really in this much trouble? I mean who in the hell in their right mind is going to buy this steaming pile of horse crap?  Its like they created a bad splat book by branching off a very minor subject that was dealt dealt with in a seperate bad splat book.  :roll:   I am sorry to say, but things have apparently gotten quite dire for the 3.0/3.5 crowd as far as new material goes. This book makes the Player's Options books from 2nd edition look like pure RPG genius. :roll:


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:27 pm 
 

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Is WotC really in this much trouble? I mean who in the hell in their right mind is going to buy this steaming pile of horse crap?  Its like they created a bad splat book by branching off a very minor subject that was dealt dealt with in seperate bad splat book.  :roll:   I am sorry to say, but things have apparently gotten quite dire for the 3.0/3.5 crowd as far as new material goes. This book makes the Player's Options books from 2nd edition look like pure RPG genius. :roll:

I must admit I don't really know what a splat book is, but for what it's worth that's a hardcover.  Why don't they just make the Complete Non-Archetypal Munchkin and be done with it?

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:41 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:I must admit I don't really know what a splat book is, ..</clip>


Splatbook - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:08 pm 
 


There ya go.  I thought it was a book that went splat when you dropped it.  :oops:

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:03 am 
 

deimos3428 wrote:There ya go.  I thought it was a book that went splat when you dropped it.  :oops:


The splat is when I defacate on it from three feet up.  Whan an asinine pile of garbage!

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:24 am 
 

Some complain that some splatbooks are unbalancing to the game as additional powers are given to the group focused on in the book to provide players with incentive to purchase the book.


The Complete *  splatbooks

I have never understood the term until now.  Splatbooks were the whole point behind 2nd edition AD&D...they easily the largest bulk of the rules for that edition.

Yes, I think WOTC is milking 3.5 for all it's worth...with character class splatbooks...some of which include ideas that can in fact be used.

I have a couple players who purchase essentially every new hardback that appears...and read every D&D fiction paperback that comes out.

They can be difficult to deal with because they are always bringing up rules that are not part of the game....sometimes good ideas too.

Some 3.5 players remind me of what I thought of as the "second wave" of D&D players that appeared around the year 1980.  These players (typically a bit younger) were obsessed about "the rules."  We slightly older guys called them "twits."  We were used to winging the rules all the time...since there were almost no rules to use before the appearance of the Player's Handbook.

Some 3.5 players still remind me of the old twits.

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:26 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:.

I have a couple players who purchase essentially every new hardback that appears...and read every D&D fiction paperback that comes out.




Oh to have the time.... (and money)


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:29 am 
 

They are single and work federal government union jobs.


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:35 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:They are single and work federal government union jobs.

Ah - all becomes clear!


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 12:58 am 
 

Sorry not D&D related but I had to post this one ....

cgi.ebay.com.au/Chihuahua-Stud-Dog-Prof ... dZViewItem

Now you too can pimp your dog on ebrothel  8O  8O  8O

Please take some time and read the questions and answers.  :lol:

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:37 am 
 

improvstone wrote:Sorry not D&D related but I had to post this one ....

cgi.ebay.com.au/Chihuahua-Stud-Dog-Prof ... dZViewItem

Now you too can pimp your dog on ebrothel  8O  8O  8O

Please take some time and read the questions and answers.  :lol:


Alas! Your link does not work. I fear Ebay may have removed it!

  


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:01 pm 
 


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This really doesn't qualify under "Laughable Item", more like "Clueless Seller", but this thread is still the most fitting because the sheer stupidity of it made me laugh.  Maybe we should create a "Clueless Seller" thread for these types of circumstances. :)


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:39 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:
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This really doesn't qualify under "Laughable Item", more like "Clueless Seller", but this thread is still the most fitting because the sheer stupidity of it made me laugh.  Maybe we should create a "Clueless Seller" thread for these types of circumstances. :)


Man, there are so many problems there...got the author wrong, and the date dead wrong...plus the picture of the Dungeon Geomorphs, if they are with the set and complete they are worth about 20 of those box sets!  How funny.

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:18 am 
 

Badmike wrote:Man, there are so many problems there...got the author wrong, and the date dead wrong...plus the picture of the Dungeon Geomorphs, if they are with the set and complete they are worth about 20 of those box sets!  How funny.

A clarification from the seller reads as follows:

"The Geomorps are complete & uncut. There are also 2 clear plastic overlay sheets that I did not scan & forgot the mention in the posting. They appear to be for measuring distance but I am not sure. These are my sons games."

Important Edit:  The seller has re-mailed me and said

"This regarding city state invincible over lord. Please review the new information on this item. there were so many pieces to this game and I was confused as how to count the geomorphs . i have posted the correct info."

And the correct info from the auction is now

My apologizes. I am really confused about the Geomorphs. I went throught them again and far as I can tell there are three sets. Set 1 is complete, set 2 is complete but 1 sheet has pencil marks, set 3 is missing 2 of the card stock sheets. None of them are cut.

And now my post is illegible due to italics and boldface and edits.  :)

  


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:30 pm 
 

Here is another one of those Super Duper Ultra Rare Gateway to Adventure Catalogs:


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I really love this line:

This is in NEW condition and never used.  I never had the chance to use these


he has never had the chance to use it???? Use it for what? A drink coaster. :roll:

And yet this line might even be the best ever on Ebay. Jonb would be proud of this line:

will not find this anywhere, that I can tell you for sure


Whatever. :roll:


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 8:18 pm 
 

I like "That means some RARE and Incredible finds at great pricing."

Thanks for sharing the link bclarkie, I mean, you could've just bid on it yourself. Now the whole Acaeum crowd will compete furiously on this RARE and incredible find!

  
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