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Post Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 7:10 pm 
 

Re. "Warriors of Mars".
mdr003 wrote:So with the background, any sympathy I had for the seller has disappeared. Especially if Fisher actually pays him the $450.

Apparently he did. Just received this:

From: [email protected]
To: [email protected]
Sent: Friday, February 18, 2005 11:55 PM
Subject: Question from eBay Member

Message From eBay Member  

Dear harami2000,

Hey thanks alot for your high bid, I got a ton of cash for that book ;)

Thank you,
keepontheborderlands

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Which is interesting, since I didn't have a placed bid in the final auction analysis.

Apparently he's also clueless enough to not know what a "bid retraction" is (not that I really wanted one of those on my record).

*shrugs*
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Post Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 7:28 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:Re. "Warriors of Mars".
mdr003 wrote:So with the background, any sympathy I had for the seller has disappeared. Especially if Fisher actually pays him the $450.

Apparently he did. Just received this:

From: [email protected]
To: [email protected]
Sent: Friday, February 18, 2005 11:55 PM
Subject: Question from eBay Member

Message From eBay Member  

Dear harami2000,

Hey thanks alot for your high bid, I got a ton of cash for that book ;)

Thank you,
keepontheborderlands

==


Which is interesting, since I didn't have a placed bid in the final auction analysis.

Apparently he's also clueless enough to not know what a "bid retraction" is (not that I really wanted one of those on my record).

*shrugs*
The world has moved on...


See for me that email would be cause for some serious retribution, regradless of the fact that you retracted your bid :twisted:  :twisted:  :twisted:
In reality I could really care less that some schmuck spent probably 3 times the real value of the book, but his intent to try to rub my nose in it is what cause me to make him pay the price.  :twisted:  :twisted:  :twisted:


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:01 pm 
 

SR #1 still not OTT price-wise;
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5956574656
$14.50 with <1 day to go

(seller has others plus two key "Astounding Stories" in vaguely decent condition... :P
No sign of Couerl, though... :()

  


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 10:01 pm 
 

eBay.com Item Bid History

430.00 wow.

two bidders > double your bid Aneoth.

I thought the final bid would exceed $200, but $430, wow.

It looks like I will have to increase my disposable income if I want to become a "winner".

  


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 10:17 pm 
 

ifearyeti wrote:eBay.com Item Bid History

430.00 wow.

two bidders > double your bid Aneoth.

I thought the final bid would exceed $200, but $430, wow.

It looks like I will have to increase my disposable income if I want to become a "winner".


I wouldn't fret too much about that. Those are some nice first print AD&D books, and the Dark Tower certainly helped, but IMO (and taking the PHB, MM, & DMG at a price of $75.00 each) that top bidder overpaid by at least $100.00 on that lot, if not more. :roll:


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 11:36 pm 
 

ifearyeti wrote:eBay.com Item Bid History
430.00 wow.
two bidders > double your bid Aneoth.
I thought the final bid would exceed $200, but $430, wow.
It looks like I will have to increase my disposable income if I want to become a "winner".


I was nearly at my limit when I was finally able to get above your high bid. I was never able to get any answers to my major inquiries from the seller, so I stopped bidding. Like my grandpa always told me when we played family poker together.

:roll: "I never bought a pig in a poke, and I aint startin' now!" :roll:

You see he would NEVER play a poker game we called Mexican Sweat (some folks called it "No-Peek").....

Mexican Sweat: Each player is dealt 7 cards face down and is not allowed to look at ANY of the 7 down cards until they had bet that their hand would beat the hand just to their right (Beginning with the top card from the left over stack after the dealer finishes dealing 7 cards to each player face down. The top card of the left over stack is turned over by the dealer and then the first player to the left of the dealer Bets if he thinks that he can beat that single card with his 7 cards. Then after the betting is over for that round, he begins turning one card at a time over, until one card, or some combination of more than one card beats the left over stacks top card. Once he beats the top card, he stops turning his cards over, and then the next player bets that he can beat the previous players hand the same way with one, some or all of his as yet unexpsosed cards. (Later players must beat ONLY the currently exposed cards of the player to the right of them)

Each successive player to the left of the last one to turn cards over then bets whether they can beat the last persons exposed cards, and so on, until all 7 of everyone's cards are turned over, or until all but one player gives up. (Folds their hands).

If you do "Peek" out of hand, then you must fold your hand and match the pot, loosing all of that money to whomever eventually wins that hand...

Sometimes, it was a tough game to take. It took no skill at all; just dumb luck that your hand was better than everyone else's hand, since no one was allowed to "Peek" before betting. And yet it almost always resulted in nice huge piles of poker chips in the middle of the table.....

Oh and please Don't ask me what a poke is. I never was able to pry that information out of my Grandpa.... and he passed away over twenty years ago. You would think that my dad would have told me at some point, but he won't tell me either….


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 4:24 am 
 

Aneoth wrote:Oh and please Don't ask me what a poke is. I never was able to pry that information out of my Grandpa.... and he passed away over twenty years ago. You would think that my dad would have told me at some point, but he won't tell me either….


A pig in a poke is a blind purchase, something bought unseen; a poke being a dialectical term for a bag (probably from the French word "poche" meaning roughly bag or pocket). It was a common scam to substitute a cat or other creature of similar size for a suckling pig at market. If you don't "Let the cat out of the bag" to check what you are buying you've got a "pig in a poke".

So, make sure you're getting what you pay for. Or "Caveat emptor" (Buyer beware).  A phrase we have seen used many times before on this site.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 6:22 am 
 

C2 mono in NM(?) condition - DM version!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 05118&rd=1

no bids yet


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 6:42 am 
 

Ralf Toth wrote:C2 mono in NM(?) condition - DM version!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 05118&rd=1

no bids yet


I am usually the last person to point out supposed "shady" dealings. . . . but everyone should check out this link. . .

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... RK:MEWA:IT

I wondered?  What about my snipe?  What happened?   :?


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 6:44 am 
 

Ralf Toth wrote:C2 mono in NM(?) condition - DM version!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 05118&rd=1

no bids yet

Well let's get it started. Might as well get an early bid in. 'Cos I aint gonna win.  :cry:

  

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 6:50 am 
 

harami2000 wrote:And that's after you pointed out it's against eBay rules to overcharge on shipping?
(That's 2 * 25 kilo M-Bags by surface mail plus a $30 handling charge, I think).

Well, cxonsidering the contents of this lot, a mailbag is not an option - they are very badly treated by the posto office and sometimes don't arrive at all!
Do "books" not count as zero-rated with regards import/customs duty into Italy?

Theorically, yes. In reality, rules and procedures are so arcane to make things virtually impossible to understand for normal mortals. More, a boxed game is not a book so he 'qualifies' for VAT...

  

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:05 am 
 

Sotterraneo wrote:
harami2000 wrote:Theorically, yes. In reality, rules and procedures are so arcane to make things virtually impossible to understand for normal mortals. More, a boxed game is not a book so he 'qualifies' for VAT...


I'm in the UK, and books are zero rated for tax. But I have had US sellers write Games Books on the customes forms and been whacked for tax. When you're spending $600 that's about £50. It's a real pain in the ass too, 'cos you can't get out of it. You have to pay your £50 to get your package.


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:15 am 
 

johnhuck wrote:
Ralf Toth wrote:C2 mono in NM(?) condition - DM version!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 05118&rd=1

no bids yet

Well let's get it started. Might as well get an early bid in. 'Cos I aint gonna win. :cry:


Hmm... and the photo looks amazingly like the one on the Acaeum.  Right down to the wrinkle in the bottom left corner ... 8O

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 8:47 am 
 

It appears to be the one on from The Acaeum.  The writing and defects are identical, which is highly improbably.  Whether it's a copy of the picture or the actual one on The Acaeum is the question.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 9:19 am 
 

Ralf Toth wrote:C2 mono in NM(?) condition - DM version!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 05118&rd=1

no bids yet


Wow, didn't take long to get serious.


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 9:26 am 
 

dbartman wrote:It appears to be the one on from The Acaeum. The writing and defects are identical, which is highly improbably. Whether it's a copy of the picture or the actual one on The Acaeum is the question.


According to the Acaeum listing, that copy in the picture is owned by a new member here stratochamp (aka william meinhardt), the one that stormber was looking for before:

http://www.acaeum.com/DDIndexes/ModPages/C2.html


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 9:28 am 
 

umm, is anyone paying attention to this post I made?  You all should check it out. . . .

beyondthebreach wrote:
Ralf Toth wrote:C2 mono in NM(?) condition - DM version!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 05118&rd=1

no bids yet


I am usually the last person to point out supposed "shady" dealings. . . . but everyone should check out this link. . .

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... RK:MEWA:IT

I wondered? What about my snipe? What happened?  :?


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 9:40 am 
 

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Ralf Toth wrote:C2 mono in NM(?) condition - DM version!! http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 05118&rd=1
no bids yet
Wow, didn't take long to get serious.

Yep and it has become more so now. Before visiting the forum this morning I was cruising E-Bay, to see if I could find a BIN for something I wanted. I saw the listing and placed a small bid :wink: . Not to say I can't be beat.  :(

But you snipers (And you know who you are... :wink: ) will need a large collection of minty coppers this time.... :twisted:


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 9:57 am 
 

beyondthebreach wrote:umm, is anyone paying attention to this post I made? You all should check it out. . . .


No, I do not think they hear you.  That is a mighty big gamble to take, the winner bettter pay via a means that allows them to reverse the charges if things are not as they hoped.

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:40 am 
 

beyondthebreach wrote:umm, is anyone paying attention to this post I made? You all should check it out. . . .

beyondthebreach wrote:

I am usually the last person to point out supposed "shady" dealings. . . . but everyone should check out this link. . .

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... RK:MEWA:IT

I wondered? What about my snipe? What happened? :?


Ew... I just looked at that a second time and I did not like what I saw this time at all :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

ericg171717 ended his auction early to sell to ericknight1717 That is defintiely not good, way too may ERICs and 17's for my taste 8O 8O 8O . Although it doesn't seem to have a pattern..... YET


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