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Post Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 10:22 pm 
 

KingOfPain wrote:AD D Collectible LEGENDS LORE hc beauty NR WOW | eBay



I hope this guy is just joking about the "bonfire". :?




There, I just saved that book from a firey doom. :)


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 1:02 am 
 

Marlith wrote:I know it is a cool item and all...but does this "history" just not smack of someone trying to catch anything someone might have a search set up for? I think I might have to use this if I ever sell. Here is my B1 and a bit of history about the game.... :wink:


Please don't. Frank should've known better, because what he does is keyword spamming. Also he risks getting the auction suspended.


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:22 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:Alright David, How the hell did you pull this off? :?



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I could understand if you were the first bidder on this auction with a $0.01 opening bid, but I can't figure this one out for the life of me.




C'mon tell me dammit.


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 8:28 am 
 

Just to calm everyone down, I did this to prove a point. I don't particularly give a rat's ass about the keywords. It goes to show that eBay doesn't care what you put in, as long as you accept Paypal.


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 9:19 am 
 

I don't see the problem.  Imagine you're a newbie collector and have never heard of this book.  Frank's history notes serve to reinforce the assertion that it's rare and collectible.  No big deal, as far as I'm concerned.  Keep in mind the description probably reads much differently to us than it would to someone who's completely unaware of The Acaeum, for example.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 9:24 am 
 

afoolandhis$ wrote:I don't see the problem. Imagine you're a newbie collector and have never heard of this book. Frank's history notes serve to reinforce the assertion that it's rare and collectible. No big deal, as far as I'm concerned. Keep in mind the description probably reads much differently to us than it would to someone who's completely unaware of The Acaeum, for example.


Personally I could care less, but it is against Ebay's rules for keyword spamming. As long as people are not stealing my auction descriptions they can put whatever the hell they want into theirs. :wink: BTW Stephen, Did you get my most recent email?


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:59 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:
KingOfPain wrote:AD D Collectible LEGENDS LORE hc beauty NR WOW | eBay



I hope this guy is just joking about the "bonfire". :?




There, I just saved that book from a firey doom. :)




How about this one?



Dungeons Dragons MONSTER MANUAL Gygax TSR Vintage OLD | eBay



Looks like $1.99 worth of kindling to me.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 1:57 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:
bclarkie wrote:Alright David, How the hell did you pull this off? :?



eBay.com Item Bid History



I could understand if you were the first bidder on this auction with a $0.01 opening bid, but I can't figure this one out for the life of me.




C'mon tell me dammit.


:lol:

Is not the first time, either: wondered when someone would notice.

Should've guessed it would be you, Brian! ;)



eBay changed their rules without saying they'd done so. Am guessing they received many complaints about people being encouraged to bid higher when they were in the lead, but the system previously forcing them to bid only in the standard increments (thus leaving them totally vulnerable to underbidders pushing the bidding without any risk of winning "accidentally").



However, on that latest item it looks like the "do you want to bid higher" (whilst already winning) option has vanished. Is that indeed the case?

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Mass confusion on the whole concept of proxy bidding on the part of eBay, I'd say...

  


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 9:13 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:
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C'mon tell me dammit.


:lol:

Is not the first time, either: wondered when someone would notice.

Should've guessed it would be you, Brian! ;)



eBay changed their rules without saying they'd done so. Am guessing they received many complaints about people being encouraged to bid higher when they were in the lead, but the system previously forcing them to bid only in the standard increments (thus leaving them totally vulnerable to underbidders pushing the bidding without any risk of winning "accidentally").



However, on that latest item it looks like the "do you want to bid higher" (whilst already winning) option has vanished. Is that indeed the case?

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Mass confusion on the whole concept of proxy bidding on the part of eBay, I'd say...


Interesting..... I just tried this and it didnt work. :?   Maybe it is an EBay UK thing.


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 9:20 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Interesting..... I just tried this and it didnt work. :? Maybe it is an EBay UK thing.


Well, I just tried that on a UK auction and it didn't work there, either: the system insisted on full increments again.

So much for consistency... :?



Still think that the obvious way this should've been handled is to allow the high-bidder to alter their proxy bid upwards, but replacing their bid rather than making a new bid. (Why should they actually have to "make another bid" when they're already winning?).

  

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 6:13 am 
 

EX Rental VHS | eBay



8O  8O  8O  8O  8O  8O  8O  8O  8O   :D



  

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:06 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote: EX Rental VHS | eBay



8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O  :D




Well Cougie has done it again  8O



I assume now that his private collection is no longer private  8O

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:24 am 
 

Well here it is, the new grading scale for RPGs:



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It is the nanner system of grading. 8O  :lol:


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:48 am 
 

harami2000 wrote:
bclarkie wrote:Interesting..... I just tried this and it didnt work. :? Maybe it is an EBay UK thing.


Well, I just tried that on a UK auction and it didn't work there, either: the system insisted on full increments again.

So much for consistency... :?



Still think that the obvious way this should've been handled is to allow the high-bidder to alter their proxy bid upwards, but replacing their bid rather than making a new bid. (Why should they actually have to "make another bid" when they're already winning?).


This sort of thing...?

eBay UK Item Bid History



Or have I got the wrong end of the stick?

  


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:57 am 
 

johnhuck wrote:
harami2000 wrote:

Well, I just tried that on a UK auction and it didn't work there, either: the system insisted on full increments again.

So much for consistency... :?



Still think that the obvious way this should've been handled is to allow the high-bidder to alter their proxy bid upwards, but replacing their bid rather than making a new bid. (Why should they actually have to "make another bid" when they're already winning?).


This sort of thing...?

eBay UK Item Bid History



Or have I got the wrong end of the stick?




I think that I have figured it out. :idea:  It will allow you to place less than incremental bids if you already have more than 2 bids in on an item.


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 8:02 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:
johnhuck wrote:This sort of thing...?

eBay UK Item Bid History



Or have I got the wrong end of the stick?




I think that I have figured it out. :idea: It will allow you to place less than incremental bids if you already have more than 2 bids in on an item.


That's the one, John! :P



OK Brian, please let me know where it says that in the eBay "manual"? :?

  


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 8:08 am 
 

harami2000 wrote:
bclarkie wrote:


I think that I have figured it out. :idea: It will allow you to place less than incremental bids if you already have more than 2 bids in on an item.


That's the one, John! :P



OK Brian, please let me know where it says that in the eBay "manual"? :?


Then realises that he's inadvertently alerted everyone to those fanzines! :oops: Not that I expected to win anyway.  Probably a dozen snipes waiting in the wings.



Talking of which.  I'm going to be without a PC for a week.  So, bye for now.  Must do some serious snipe setting.  And hope that £5 BIN ST1 doesn't materialise in the next week. :cry:

  


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 8:26 am 
 

johnhuck wrote:Then realises that he's inadvertently alerted everyone to those fanzines! :oops: Not that I expected to win anyway. Probably a dozen snipes waiting in the wings.


*lol*. No probs: I saw the mention of mildew and immediately reassessed whether it was worthwhile for the few copies I was missing.



johnhuck wrote:Talking of which. I'm going to be without a PC for a week. So, bye for now. Must do some serious snipe setting. And hope that £5 BIN ST1 doesn't materialise in the next week. :cry:


Heh, heh... Take care, y'all. :)

  

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 8:32 am 
 

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Then realises that he's inadvertently alerted everyone to those fanzines! :oops: Not that I expected to win anyway. Probably a dozen snipes waiting in the wings.





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Post Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 9:15 am 
 

harami2000 wrote:
OK Brian, please let me know where it says that in the eBay "manual"? :?




I dont think that it would be *referenced* specifically, but it should be listed under the section: "Nothing about Ebay will make any sense to anyone, so it is not worth your effort trying to figure it out". :wink:


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