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Post Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:33 am 
 

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deimos3428 wrote:Aw, this is so common now I've lost the will to complain about it. The problem is three-fold:

1. Genuine unfamiliarity of 1st Ed. stuff, simply because it's not in every corner store. Never seen before != rare.2.
2. Lack of passion for detail: some of these guys can't tell a 1st print MM from a 6th, even though they are strikingly different if you look closely.
3. Greed, lies, and deceit. Let's face it, some people think eBay is a scam artist free-for-all. :roll:


Agreed 100%. :roll: The best thing to do in these situations is to irritate the seller with a bunch of questions.

Speaking of shady, no good, lying POS sellers, I imagine that the newest and latest incarnation of our old freind jonb should be cropping up pretty soon.


I have been thinking for some time now there should be a $2 surcharge to put Rare, Ultr-Rare or anything that designates something as being scarce in an eBay title. The people would use it when it should and not as an eye catching word or bold face lie. If I see one more Rare Keep on the Borderlands I think I will scream.


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:37 am 
 

Marlith wrote:I have been thinking for some time now there should be a $2 surcharge to put Rare, Ultr-Rare or anything that designates something as being scarce in an eBay title. The people would use it when it should and not as an eye catching word or bold face lie. If I see one more Rare Keep on the Borderlands I think I will scream.

Heh, according to jonb, B2 is rare. :P


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 8:03 pm 
 

Looks like the seller got confused by the fancy font; I'm pretty sure that Paladine deserves his own book.  

Though I eagerly await the follow-up "Player's Guide to Wu Jen and Takhisis"...  :lol:

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 8:11 pm 
 

Best...B2 description...ever!

cgi.ebay.ca/B2-ancient-artifact-and-AD- ... dZViewItem

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 8:30 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:Best...B2 description...ever!

cgi.ebay.ca/B2-ancient-artifact-and-AD- ... dZViewItem


playing D&D bareback??!!! we are talking about the same thing here arent we? :D


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 9:02 am 
 

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deimos3428 wrote:Best...B2 description...ever!

cgi.ebay.ca/B2-ancient-artifact-and-AD- ... dZViewItem


playing D&D bareback??!!! we are talking about the same thing here arent we? :D

Probably not. ;)  It was an adaptation of a "Comic Book Guy" quote.

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:41 pm 
 

At least no one can complain about the seller not having large clear pictures/scans 8O :

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WARNING, if you are not at least on a DSL line or have a Cable modem, clicking on these auctions may be detrimental to your computers health. :P


<edit> This seller actually has a lot of decent stuff. Might be worth a look. :wink:


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 11:39 pm 
 

Alright Paul, since I know that you were going for this with this description, I will happily nominate you. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:  Here it is back by popular, popular demand:

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It is the VERY VERY COMMON TRS module B2 in absolutely HORRIBLE condition. :lol:  Keep in mind that this is for the Drangeons and Dugons gaem!! Somewhere out there Jonb/TGE/ETC is rolling over in his proverbial grave(s). :P


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

BTW, I have used modules for lots of crazy sh*t before, but I never thought to use it as TP. :o


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:50 am 
 

If stormber hadn't mentioned that the module reeked of cigarette smoke I might have bid on this B2 as a goof to reward stormber's wackiness.  But cigarette smoke makes me ill so I'll have to say no dice on this one... but what a great description!   :D

  

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:04 am 
 

I'll pay the 3 dollars if you post another picture of it on fire  :twisted:

  

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:58 am 
 

Not really laughable but I had to post this somewhere. I would really like to have bought some of these but were afraid I could not meet one of the requirements and it would cost me money or a feedback hit. Has to be one of the least friendly listings I have ever read....sort of reminds me of the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld....

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 9:21 am 
 

chromaticknight wrote:I'll pay the 3 dollars if you post another picture of it on fire :twisted:


That would be friggin' hilarious!  I laughed my ass off reading that description, but to actually see it in flames...my god, we've GOT to get Paul to relist it that way.  I'll chip in another 3.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 9:23 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:At least no one can complain about the seller not having large clear pictures/scans 8O :

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<edit> This seller actually has a lot of decent stuff. Might be worth a look. :wink:


You can actually see the nipples on that mushroom in background, the scan is so big:

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 11:09 am 
 

I have seen avatars on message boards nearly as big as some of those files. Really makes it tough to get around.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 11:24 am 
 

Adam Shultz wrote:I have seen avatars on message boards nearly as big as some of those files. Really makes it tough to get around.

Yeah, I know.  At home on the phone line, avatars are a big pain.

However, I finally caved and made one -- if anyone's curious it's a graphical representation of the last few hours of traffic utilization on my network's backbone.  It should turn blue during the wee hours of the morning (EST).  ;)

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 11:27 am 
 

Adam Shultz wrote:I have seen avatars on message boards nearly as big as some of those files. Really makes it tough to get around.


Avatars?! 8O  8O  8O  My god, why would anyone even want and avatar that big?


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 11:45 am 
 

:lol: <---note: 300 bytes.

They are usually animated GIFs but I have seen a few static avatars hovering around the 200k mark. I just dont think folks know how to save the images. I didn't when I first started to dork around the computer.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 7:09 pm 
 

Okay anyone want a 3-hole punched PHB:

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