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Post Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 8:36 pm 
 

What yahoo category do D&D auctions fall under?  I can't find ANY.


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 10:33 pm 
 

I've come across a few just by searching on "dungeons".  They are few and far between, though.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 10:35 pm 
 

afoolandhis$ wrote:I've come across a few just by searching on "dungeons". They are few and far between, though.


I didn't even know yahoo had auctions til just now. Seems like they don't have anything coherent for RPGs though...a little under comics and a little under PC games.  I'd stick with eBay.

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:30 am 
 

Sure, but you never know when the good stuff will show up on Yahoo, with few or no bidders.  :D

  


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Post Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 1:45 pm 
 

Anyone else remember when Yahoo and Amazon really made a push to get in on eBay's game? (I'm thinking very late '90s and early '00s). Remember the heavy advertising? The banner ads all over the place? The incentives for signing up (free this, free that)?



For a couple of months, I really thought Amazon had a chance to be a major auction player, but I never had any faith in Yahoo. I don't know how they do it now, but when Y! auctions first started, there were no listing fees at all. Unfortunately, that just brought the idiots out of the woodwork, so that for every legitimate seller trying to get rid of some extra modules, there were 10 listings for Viagra, 15 for work-from-home schemes, and 25 for other pyramid scams. Just way too much noise ...



For buyers, I'm sure there's some bargains, but Yahoo seems like a pretty big risk for sellers. For better of worse, there's guaranteed traffic over at eBay (although that doesn't mean anyone will place a bid). I know if I ever listed at Yahoo, I would wonder if anyone was even seeing the damn thing ...

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 1:52 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:Anyone else remember when Yahoo and Amazon really made a push to get in on eBay's game? (I'm thinking very late '90s and early '00s). Remember the heavy advertising? The banner ads all over the place? The incentives for signing up (free this, free that)?



For a couple of months, I really thought Amazon had a chance to be a major auction player, but I never had any faith in Yahoo. I don't know how they do it now, but when Y! auctions first started, there were no listing fees at all. Unfortunately, that just brought the idiots out of the woodwork, so that for every legitimate seller trying to get rid of some extra modules, there were 10 listings for Viagra, 15 for work-from-home schemes, and 25 for other pyramid scams. Just way too much noise ...



For buyers, I'm sure there's some bargains, but Yahoo seems like a pretty big risk for sellers. For better of worse, there's guaranteed traffic over at eBay (although that doesn't mean anyone will place a bid). I know if I ever listed at Yahoo, I would wonder if anyone was even seeing the damn thing ...




Yes I do.  In 2000,  I actually did a bit of buying/selling on both in addition Ebay, although I used Amazon a lot more than Yahoo. I actually still have an active Amazon account, but I have used it I think just once in the last few years, and that was to buy something.  I would even consider using Amazon again, but traffic on the auction sites for it is minimal now at best. Another thing about Amazon is that if you check the auctions/Zshops now, most of the sellers have some seriously outrageous prices, and I mean like $35.00 for like a Dragon #135 in Good condition  8O .  Every once in awhile I check it out though to see if there are any good deals, but es evidenced by my recent history there usually isn't.  :(


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Post Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:12 pm 
 

Overstock.com is supposed to be having auctions now I saw some ad on tv

  
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