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Post Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:37 am 
 

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This H-1 is in near mint condition, with all counters intact and unpunched. This set should get far higher money than this.

It seems a crying shame that his attempted cornering of the market on H-1's has not paid off for him yet ..... :lol:

Perhaps in a few years the prices he can sell them at, will warrant the prices he has been paying for them. :roll:

Along with this listing, I noticed several dozen of his auctions ending a few minutes from now all in a row with few or no bids.

Suddenly I am not feeling so low about not being able to get my Reserve price for a couple of items a week ago.


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:46 am 
 

All I can say is thank god we each got a shrink H-1 from Maxwell a while back.  Now I don't have to worry about H-1 any more OR have to deal with Cougar!!   :P

  

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:01 am 
 

Aneoth wrote:cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... 5&rd=1



This H-1 is in near mint condition, with all counters intact and unpunched. This set should get far higher money than this.



It seems a crying shame that his attempted cornering of the market on H-1's has not paid off for him yet ..... :lol:



Perhaps in a few years the prices he can sell them at, will warrant the prices he has been paying for them. :roll:



Along with this listing, I noticed several dozen of his auctions ending a few minutes from now all in a row with few or no bids.



Suddenly I am not feeling so low about not being able to get my Reserve price for a couple of items a week ago.




well i keep trying to get it, but never seem to get there. i have a price in mind to pay and won't go above that. maybe he will accept it one day - can only hope can't you :)



  

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:08 am 
 

Now why can't I ever find one of these that isnt going for less than $75???  Well at least Cougar is losing his ass by paying 50 to 100 bucks for all those H1's and then selling them for less than what he probably paid in shipping.  :twisted:

  

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 2:51 pm 
 

Anyone have an idea what he sets for a reserve on these?



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Post Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 2:58 pm 
 

well its at least £54 - thats what i went up to once and didnt even get asked to "make an offer"....



incidentally....how much are they actually worth?  8O



  

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 4:52 pm 
 

Without much reservation, I can say that the H-1's are worth less than the kitty has been paying for them of late. All year long (And part of last year too) the Cougar has been plopping out outrageous amounts of cash for all modules in the H Series, many of those sellers were from the USA and so he was also paying the high shipping rates on top of that.



Since then he has been re-listing them and using HIGH reserve prices, hoping to recoup some of his money. With little success I might add.



IMO: I believe that a Minty H-1 should easily be worth $100-120 (USD), And a Shrink Wrapped H-1 that is also mint should be worth $150-175 (USD), or even more. Just as the Acaeum Modules list suggests based on past sales on E-Bay.



However, in the past six months or so, the kitty has been paying that much (100-150) for incomplete H-1's, or H-1's in less than mint condition. So, the kitty has basically screwed up the valuation system of H-1's by his eager willingness to pay overly high amounts for ANY condition H-1 and the other modules in the H series as well.


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 6:33 pm 
 

His usual reserves on H1 are 100GBP ($200USD) for opened but never used copies.





Ive never seen him get those prices on ebay at least.


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 6:35 pm 
 

Terminal_Frost wrote:His usual reserves on H1 are 100GBP ($200USD) for opened but never used copies.





Ive never seen him get those prices on ebay at least.




oh well i dont want one THAT much - feck i would rather spend that kind of £ on something far more satisfactory to my own liking :)



  


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Terminal_Frost wrote:His usual reserves on H1 are 100GBP ($200USD) for opened but never used copies.





Ive never seen him get those prices on ebay at least.


$200.00?!  8O He is even more deluded than I though. :roll:


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:18 pm 
 

A few years ago $150 - $175.00 was routine on this item.  Now I would think about $70-80.00 would be good.  Remeber when Planescape Hellbound went for $150.00?  I do because I sold mine at the time for that price (2 copies actually) now you can barely get $70 - $75.00 for it.



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Post Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 8:23 am 
 

Blackmoor wrote:A few years ago $150 - $175.00 was routine on this item. Now I would think about $70-80.00 would be good.....Prices change, cougar it out of touch!


Or he may be trying to re-start that older trend in prices... He might be smarter than we are giving him credit for. Jury is not back from deliberations yet.


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 9:10 am 
 

Aneoth wrote:
Blackmoor wrote:A few years ago $150 - $175.00 was routine on this item. Now I would think about $70-80.00 would be good.....Prices change, cougar it out of touch!


Or he may be trying to re-start that older trend in prices... He might be smarter than we are giving him credit for. Jury is not back from deliberations yet.




Supply and demand issues are at work here, a few years ago not to many of these types of items were available compared to the people that actually wanted them.  Now with the proliferation of Ebay and knowledge of collectablilty of almost anything; people are selling the stuff all over the place.  Many of the the 'big' collectors already have these types of items.



hence the value diminishes, cougar can't re-start a market without customers!!


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:04 pm 
 

Good grief . . . when I bought it years ago, I only paid $15.00 US for H1 (and it was a crushed "box", to boot).

Why are the prices so high for what I understood was a high number of H1 modules made--it can't just be Couger!  :roll:  
I mean, I can understand five times or so, but not 10X or 15X! 8O

And, as on another post:  Has anyone seen an H1 Bloodstone Pass that wasn't crushed at initial purchase?  (THAT, I could understand 10-15X original price.)

  


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:05 pm 
 

sleepyCO wrote:Good grief . . . when I bought it years ago, I only paid $15.00 US for H1 (and it was a crushed "box", to boot).

Why are the prices so high for what I understood was a high number of H1 modules made--it can't just be Couger!  :roll:  
I mean, I can understand five times or so, but not 10X or 15X! 8O

And, as on another post:  Has anyone seen an H1 Bloodstone Pass that wasn't crushed at initial purchase?  (THAT, I could understand 10-15X original price.)

I have one that is mint in shrink.  I know of at least 2 others that do as well. :)


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:31 pm 
 

Has anyone ever bid against cougar on an auction just for fun and giggles?

  


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Afrika Corps wrote:Has anyone ever bid against cougar on an auction just for fun and giggles?

I used to do it all the time, especially when he really jerked someone around (you know, things like not including a map, then going off on the buyer when questioned about it).

It's fun, but it's almost too easy. If you can count by 11s — 11, 22, 33, etc. — you've got Cougie's bid-pattern down.

It is good for a laugh, though, or to relieve some boredom. And costing Cougie money is like watching karma in action, which can be instructional.

The Coug is the all-time asshat of creation. How he has managed to avoid some UK buyer not putting his fist through the back of his head is simply amazing ...

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:00 pm 
 

Aneoth wrote:Without much reservation, I can say that the H-1's are worth less than the kitty has been paying for them of late. All year long (And part of last year too) the Cougar has been plopping out outrageous amounts of cash for all modules in the H Series, many of those sellers were from the USA and so he was also paying the high shipping rates on top of that.



Since then he has been re-listing them and using HIGH reserve prices, hoping to recoup some of his money. With little success I might add.



IMO: I believe that a Minty H-1 should easily be worth $100-120 (USD), And a Shrink Wrapped H-1 that is also mint should be worth $150-175 (USD), or even more. Just as the Acaeum Modules list suggests based on past sales on E-Bay.



However, in the past six months or so, the kitty has been paying that much (100-150) for incomplete H-1's, or H-1's in less than mint condition. So, the kitty has basically screwed up the valuation system of H-1's by his eager willingness to pay overly high amounts for ANY condition H-1 and the other modules in the H series as well.



COme on, guys. We all know the M-bag scam is so he doesn't have to pay for anything, thereby whatever he gets for them is gravy.


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Post Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 11:31 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:I used to do it all the time, especially when he really jerked someone around (you know, things like not including a map, then going off on the buyer when questioned about it).

It's fun, but it's almost too easy. If you can count by 11s — 11, 22, 33, etc. — you've got Cougie's bid-pattern down.

It is good for a laugh, though, or to relieve some boredom. And costing Cougie money is like watching karma in action, which can be instructional.

The Coug is the all-time asshat of creation. How he has managed to avoid some UK buyer not putting his fist through the back of his head is simply amazing ...


Ditto...X is right.  You can predict his bidding pattern and tack a nice $5-$50 on the Coug's auctions.  A few years ago, out of boredom, I bounced pretty much all the auctions Coug was bidding on at least $5 each, some much more, just to see if the bidding pattern held, and it did.  Silly, but fun.

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 11:33 pm 
 

sleepyCO wrote:
Good grief . . . when I bought it years ago, I only paid $15.00 US for H1 (and it was a crushed "box", to boot).

Why are the prices so high for what I understood was a high number of H1 modules made--it can't just be Couger!  
I mean, I can understand five times or so, but not 10X or 15X!  

And, as on another post: Has anyone seen an H1 Bloodstone Pass that wasn't crushed at initial purchase? (THAT, I could understand 10-15X original price.)
bclarkie wrote:I have one that is mint in shrink.  I know of at least 2 others that do as well. :)


I found an unused case of these many years ago.  They were all still in shrink, but still several ofthe boxes were squashed (from being on the bottom of the pile).  These must be the most crap-tastic boxes of all time....

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