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Post Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 9:55 am 
 

Look familiar?

Isn't the pic from the Acaeum?  And gee, just happens to look SHRINKWRAPPED.

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 12:19 pm 
 

afoolandhis$ wrote:Look familiar?

Isn't the pic from the Acaeum? And gee, just happens to look SHRINKWRAPPED.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... eName=WD1V

Sent the seller the following inquiry.
Is the picture shown in this listing taken of the actual item that is being auctioned, or is the picture some sort of stock or archival photo? The picture looks like the box is shrink-wrapped to me, and your description states the box has a tear or two and is also yellowed. But of course since the photo is quite small in the listing, it is very difficult to tell for sure. Thanks, in advance Aneoth


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 12:27 pm 
 

Well done!  Let us hear what comes back, if anything.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 1:04 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 4:29 pm 
 

What do you guys think of Guido-The-Gypsy as a source?  Good/bad/indifferent?

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 5:14 pm 
 


Good spot; and good question, Aneoth.
Rapid response, too; "yes, it is a stock photo."

Chose whether to report under misleading description (for failing to mention "stock photo" initially) or for copyright violation, I guess.

Welcome to eBay
> Report a listing policy violation...
-> Copy of your listing
--> Someone copied text or pictures from another website or eBay user

(Nice "trick" on a BIN-only auction... :()

  


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 7:17 pm 
 

Take a look at who is back in business:
eBay listings

The onus for starting this whole thread. :evil:  Just goes to show you that Ebay only cares about their fee income. :roll:


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 7:36 pm 
 


Sent the seller the following inquiry.
Is the picture shown in this listing taken of the actual item that is being auctioned, or is the picture some sort of stock or archival photo? The picture looks like the box is shrink-wrapped to me, and your description states the box has a tear or two and is also yellowed. But of course since the photo is quite small in the listing, it is very difficult to tell for sure. Thanks, in advance Aneoth


And what was the response to my question?

yes, it is a stock photo.


That is all there was.......


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:17 pm 
 

Aneoth wrote:I have never lived in NYC, or Boston, or D. C., but I did stay in Chicago for 3 months many years ago, and I got everywhere I wanted to go by using the Trains.... or by walking. Never once hired a Taxi, though I once rented a car with some friends for a weekend out in the country for a wild party.

Bottom line? Being in NYC, Boston, D.C., or even Chicago without a car might be a blessing, but in LA it is definitely not......


Hey Aneoth,
It's really too bad you didn't take a taxi in Chicago.....Dave Trampier might have picked you up.


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:29 pm 
 

jkason wrote:
Aneoth wrote:I have never lived in NYC, or Boston, or D. C., but I did stay in Chicago for 3 months many years ago, and I got everywhere I wanted to go by using the Trains.... or by walking. Never once hired a Taxi, though I once rented a car with some friends for a weekend out in the country for a wild party.

Bottom line? Being in NYC, Boston, D.C., or even Chicago without a car might be a blessing, but in LA it is definitely not......


Hey Aneoth,
It's really too bad you didn't take a taxi in Chicago.....Dave Trampier might have picked you up.

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:35 pm 
 

Aneoth wrote:

Sent the seller the following inquiry.
Is the picture shown in this listing taken of the actual item that is being auctioned, or is the picture some sort of stock or archival photo? The picture looks like the box is shrink-wrapped to me, and your description states the box has a tear or two and is also yellowed. But of course since the photo is quite small in the listing, it is very difficult to tell for sure. Thanks, in advance Aneoth


And what was the response to my question?

yes, it is a stock photo.


That is all there was.......


What a prick.  Did you get an email address?

  

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:37 pm 
 

Now this is one that most certainly has done a bad thing. E-Bay would paste his but to the wall if they actually saw this.

The listing is an auction for a simple board game (DUNGEON), one that has been discussed on this forum recently as being a great game for little ones to learn about D&D for the first time.

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... 9&rd=1

Check out all the keywords and phrases that the seller used in the little history of Games monologue. Which BTW is so long as to be too boring to read through....

As I recall, one of our member sellers was recently pasted hard by the E-Bay listing police for having FAR fewer keywords and phrases than this....


A must for strategy & role playing game fans, whether you play science fiction, fantasy or war games! Wonderful fun for family and friends! This is a great item for the game fan in your life, or something completely new to share with family and friends, instead of the same old Monopoly by Milton Bradley, Clue by Parker Brothers, or Scrabble game, where the same person wins every time! Don't let this wonderful item slip away!

A Little History: Originally based in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin the company known as TSR (Tactical Studies Rules) started out with humble beginnings in 1973, before becoming the entertainment legend we know today. A few previous works, such as Chainmail (more of a miniatures based system), generated creative sparks amongst authors Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson. Those sparks soon flared into the creation of that little woodgrain box set Dungeons & Dragons and it's three digest sized books Men & Magic, Monsters & Treasures, and the Underworld & Wilderness Adventures, that will now forever hold a cherished place in the world of fantasy role playing. The Advanced Dungeons and Dragons universe consists of near endless worlds to explore including Greyhawk, Planescape, Birthright, Dark Sun, SpellJammer, Al-Qadim, Ravenloft, The Forgotten Realms, and Dragonlance. TSR has produced board Games (The Battle of Five Armies based on J.R.R. Tolkiens Lord of the Rings Prequel the Hobbit, Dungeon, The Awful Green Things from Outer Space, Divine Right), computer games, role-playing games from the basic set to the 1st Edition, 2nd Edition, 3rd Edition, and currently 3.5 (The Players Handbook, From the Ashes, Deities and Demigods w/ Cthulhu & Melnibone mythos, Boot Hill, Hellbound the Blood War, Metamorphosis Alpha, Gamma World, RPGA modules RPGA1 Rahasia, R4 Doc's Island, Queen of the Spiders…the list is near endless), fantastic detailed lead and plastic miniatures including the Rare Imperial Dragon which was also the cover for Dragon Magazine #1, and The Great Red Dragon, a continuing series of novels by the best writers of fantasy, comic books, a cartoon/anime series, it's own toy line by LJN, truly amazing art by some of the finest artists including Larry Elmore, Keith Parkinson, Jeff Easley, Brom, Erol Otis, Todd Lockwood, and Tony DiTerlizzi, not to mention it's own addicts support group the Role Playing Gamers Association, and the largest game convention in North America Gen Con! Even after being purchased by Wizards of the Coast (the publishers of Magic the Gathering), the Dungeons and Dragons world continues to grow!


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 3:28 am 
 

Aneoth wrote:Now this is one that most certainly has done a bad thing. E-Bay would paste his but to the wall if they actually saw this.

The listing is an auction for a simple board game (DUNGEON), one that has been discussed on this forum recently as being a great game for little ones to learn about D&D for the first time.

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... 9&rd=1

Check out all the keywords and phrases that the seller used in the little history of Games monologue. Which BTW is so long as to be too boring to read through....

As I recall, one of our member sellers was recently pasted hard by the E-Bay listing police for having FAR fewer keywords and phrases than this....


A must for strategy & role playing game fans, whether you play science fiction, fantasy or war games! Wonderful fun for family and friends! This is a great item for the game fan in your life, or something completely new to share with family and friends, instead of the same old Monopoly by Milton Bradley, Clue by Parker Brothers, or Scrabble game, where the same person wins every time! Don't let this wonderful item slip away!

A Little History: Originally based in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin the company known as TSR (Tactical Studies Rules) started out with humble beginnings in 1973, before becoming the entertainment legend we know today. A few previous works, such as Chainmail (more of a miniatures based system), generated creative sparks amongst authors Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson. Those sparks soon flared into the creation of that little woodgrain box set Dungeons & Dragons and it's three digest sized books Men & Magic, Monsters & Treasures, and the Underworld & Wilderness Adventures, that will now forever hold a cherished place in the world of fantasy role playing. The Advanced Dungeons and Dragons universe consists of near endless worlds to explore including Greyhawk, Planescape, Birthright, Dark Sun, SpellJammer, Al-Qadim, Ravenloft, The Forgotten Realms, and Dragonlance. TSR has produced board Games (The Battle of Five Armies based on J.R.R. Tolkiens Lord of the Rings Prequel the Hobbit, Dungeon, The Awful Green Things from Outer Space, Divine Right), computer games, role-playing games from the basic set to the 1st Edition, 2nd Edition, 3rd Edition, and currently 3.5 (The Players Handbook, From the Ashes, Deities and Demigods w/ Cthulhu & Melnibone mythos, Boot Hill, Hellbound the Blood War, Metamorphosis Alpha, Gamma World, RPGA modules RPGA1 Rahasia, R4 Doc's Island, Queen of the Spiders…the list is near endless), fantastic detailed lead and plastic miniatures including the Rare Imperial Dragon which was also the cover for Dragon Magazine #1, and The Great Red Dragon, a continuing series of novels by the best writers of fantasy, comic books, a cartoon/anime series, it's own toy line by LJN, truly amazing art by some of the finest artists including Larry Elmore, Keith Parkinson, Jeff Easley, Brom, Erol Otis, Todd Lockwood, and Tony DiTerlizzi, not to mention it's own addicts support group the Role Playing Gamers Association, and the largest game convention in North America Gen Con! Even after being purchased by Wizards of the Coast (the publishers of Magic the Gathering), the Dungeons and Dragons world continues to grow!

I came across that little history a couple of months back, and pasted it almost verbatim into a few of my auctions. It increased my average watchers count by almost 100%.


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 3:39 am 
 

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Aneoth wrote:Now this is one that most certainly has done a bad thing. E-Bay would paste his but to the wall if they actually saw this.

The listing is an auction for a simple board game (DUNGEON), one that has been discussed on this forum recently as being a great game for little ones to learn about D&D for the first time.

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... 9&rd=1

Check out all the keywords and phrases that the seller used in the little history of Games monologue. Which BTW is so long as to be too boring to read through....

As I recall, one of our member sellers was recently pasted hard by the E-Bay listing police for having FAR fewer keywords and phrases than this....



I came across that little history a couple of months back, and pasted it almost verbatim into a few of my auctions. It increased my average watchers count by almost 100%.


Out of curiousity, did you ever get an auction cancelled?  When I first started ebaying I posted something similar, then got a call from ebay one afternoon (yes, an actual phone call) saying all my auctions were cancelled, they were sorry to do this to a good customer, I was the target of complaints, etc.  I booted up and sure enough I had 80 auctions cancelled.  I bitched and griped for a few minutes, the guy ended up being pretty nice, he reinstated all my auctions and didn't charge me, but ever since then I have one eye out looking for "Big Brother".  The worst part is that the call was a courtesy call, they can basically cancel all your auctions at any time they feel you have violated the rules (of course this was many years ago, they may have too many sellers/buyers now to check out every complaint). I dont' think if I had actually had the guy on the line for several minutes pleading my case they would have reinstated the auctions at all.  

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 7:01 am 
 

Aneoth wrote:Now this is one that most certainly has done a bad thing. E-Bay would paste his but to the wall if they actually saw this.

The listing is an auction for a simple board game (DUNGEON), one that has been discussed on this forum recently as being a great game for little ones to learn about D&D for the first time.

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... 9&rd=1

Check out all the keywords and phrases that the seller used in the little history of Games monologue. Which BTW is so long as to be too boring to read through....

As I recall, one of our member sellers was recently pasted hard by the E-Bay listing police for having FAR fewer keywords and phrases than this....


A must for strategy & role playing game fans, whether you play science fiction, fantasy or war games! Wonderful fun for family and friends! This is a great item for the game fan in your life, or something completely new to share with family and friends, instead of the same old Monopoly by Milton Bradley, Clue by Parker Brothers, or Scrabble game, where the same person wins every time! Don't let this wonderful item slip away!

A Little History: Originally based in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin the company known as TSR (Tactical Studies Rules) started out with humble beginnings in 1973, before becoming the entertainment legend we know today. A few previous works, such as Chainmail (more of a miniatures based system), generated creative sparks amongst authors Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson. Those sparks soon flared into the creation of that little woodgrain box set Dungeons & Dragons and it's three digest sized books Men & Magic, Monsters & Treasures, and the Underworld & Wilderness Adventures, that will now forever hold a cherished place in the world of fantasy role playing. The Advanced Dungeons and Dragons universe consists of near endless worlds to explore including Greyhawk, Planescape, Birthright, Dark Sun, SpellJammer, Al-Qadim, Ravenloft, The Forgotten Realms, and Dragonlance. TSR has produced board Games (The Battle of Five Armies based on J.R.R. Tolkiens Lord of the Rings Prequel the Hobbit, Dungeon, The Awful Green Things from Outer Space, Divine Right), computer games, role-playing games from the basic set to the 1st Edition, 2nd Edition, 3rd Edition, and currently 3.5 (The Players Handbook, From the Ashes, Deities and Demigods w/ Cthulhu & Melnibone mythos, Boot Hill, Hellbound the Blood War, Metamorphosis Alpha, Gamma World, RPGA modules RPGA1 Rahasia, R4 Doc's Island, Queen of the Spiders…the list is near endless), fantastic detailed lead and plastic miniatures including the Rare Imperial Dragon which was also the cover for Dragon Magazine #1, and The Great Red Dragon, a continuing series of novels by the best writers of fantasy, comic books, a cartoon/anime series, it's own toy line by LJN, truly amazing art by some of the finest artists including Larry Elmore, Keith Parkinson, Jeff Easley, Brom, Erol Otis, Todd Lockwood, and Tony DiTerlizzi, not to mention it's own addicts support group the Role Playing Gamers Association, and the largest game convention in North America Gen Con! Even after being purchased by Wizards of the Coast (the publishers of Magic the Gathering), the Dungeons and Dragons world continues to grow!
:oops: Yes...they stuck it to me hard.  Oh well...live and learn.  I had no idea at the time, but in hindsight, it does make sense....


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 6:55 pm 
 

Aneoth wrote:
jkason wrote:
Hey Aneoth,
It's really too bad you didn't take a taxi in Chicago.....Dave Trampier might have picked you up.

Who??


Sorry, Aneoth.
Dave Trampier is the artist who drew the Wormy comic strip in the early Dragon magazine.


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:47 am 
 

Gobbledigook is still my favorite ever comic strip character out of RPG magazines :) Although Thrud is a very close second,

btw did anyone read the comics that were released for Thrud? very amusing :)



  

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 7:17 am 
 

afoolandhis$ wrote:What a prick. Did you get an email address?

As a matter of fact, yes...... 8)  :wink:


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