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Post Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 3:14 pm 
 

beyondthebreach wrote:It actually creates a bit of a moral dilema on top of the possible risk. Even if you think that you can get in at the beginning when the risk is lower you should ask yourself: Is this the kind of person I want to give my money to?

If you went into a store and knew that the owner defrauded people, sold stolen goods and actually did this to some people you know . . . would you still give him your money just because you could get a good deal?

I wouldn't . . .


I think this is an excellent analogy BTB.  Anyone shopping at a pawn shop that knows the owner is a thief and liar, shouldn't be too outraged when his own home is broken into and he himself is lied to and stolen from.  There's absolutely nothing on this guy's list of items for sale that wont' be on Ebay again, probably sooner rather than later, from a more reputable seller. It's become very obvious to myself and others on the forum that there is a connection between jonboy, the ETC and Game Emporium.  I won't even feel pity for anyone on this forum who is ripped off on this go round from this con artist, only contempt.

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 3:17 pm 
 

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killjoy32 wrote:i just won't bid on pure principle as he already shafted me twice in the past, no matter how nice the items are (ie. tegel manor) :?

The same goes for me. I look at his items for sale and have to stop myself putting in a low bid. I got stiffed by ETC and I'm not convinced that ETC/TGE/Jon aren't one and the same.

Good luck to those who decide to bid. I hope that the circumstantial evidence proves to be wrong. Or, if it doesn't, you get in early enough to have a decent chance of getting your wins.


I reiterate my earlier findings, you should be alright the first couple of months (if you don't mind doing business with a thief and pathological liar).  After that you stand as much chance of getting ripped off as getting your item. That's been the general pattern of this moron.

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 3:21 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:I reiterate my earlier findings, you should be alright the first couple of months (if you don't mind doing business with a thief and pathological liar). After that you stand as much chance of getting ripped off as getting your item. That's been the general pattern of this moron.

But surely if you buy from him, you are contibuting to this pattern. There is very little difference in buying stolen goods from a known theif on eBay, and buying PDFs on CD and then complaining about the sellers.


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 4:53 pm 
 

johnhuck wrote:
killjoy32 wrote:i just won't bid on pure principle as he already shafted me twice in the past, no matter how nice the items are (ie. tegel manor) :?

The same goes for me. I look at his items for sale and have to stop myself putting in a low bid. I got stiffed by ETC and I'm not convinced that ETC/TGE/Jon aren't one and the same.

Good luck to those who decide to bid. I hope that the circumstantial evidence proves to be wrong. Or, if it doesn't, you get in early enough to have a decent chance of getting your wins.

*points back a few pages*
ETC/GAME EMPORIUM/jonb7839 is now lisas_stuff_too!

Well, I for one was under the impression that a certain seller was going to have a -5 or worse rating pdq....
Not that I was going to participate in that, so the only option when it didn't happen was to put $ on the line myself and see whether he was going to put a foot wrong, given that eBay weren't interested. (The answer looks like no, I'm afraid...).

*shrugs*. Well, I've written off the money, anyhow, and the person who receives the mods is free to do with them as they will.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 4:54 pm 
 

El Diablo Robotico wrote:Cool! There's this one too:

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

Orange cover. ;)


quite a few creases apparent, too, and if you check out the condition of their Arduin lot, for example...

  


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 4:58 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:1st print Tegel Manor...
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I'll put one up on eBay tomorrow.

Let me know if it's <m03>'s copy, Ian.
Saves you running off any more high-res scans...

  

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 6:28 pm 
 

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mbassoc2003 wrote:1st print Tegel Manor...
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I'll put one up on eBay tomorrow.

Let me know if it's <m03>'s copy, Ian.
Saves you running off any more high-res scans...

Yes, David. It'll be m03's copy. Also probably the Dungeon Tac Cards and a 1st print ready reference sheets. Finally got a minty 1st print CSIO. :D Having said that, there seems to be a lot of Tegel on eBay of late, and the prices are dropping. :(


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 6:38 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:Yes, David. It'll be m03's copy. Also probably the Dungeon Tac Cards and a 1st print ready reference sheets. Finally got a minty 1st print CSIO. :D Having said that, there seems to be a lot of Tegel on eBay of late, and the prices are dropping. :(

Thanks. I kept those scans. :)

Yeah, cyclical prices; might be better holding, really...
(Ditto CSIO dropped, too, with that last batch; but more synchronicity there, phps).

*pretends not to notice mention of the Tac Cards* ;)

Congrats on the CSIO. About time, too! :P
Don't want to know how few minutes you were ahead of me, there, given that post had sat around for a few days on the "Classifieds".

  

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harami2000 wrote:
mbassoc2003 wrote:Yes, David. It'll be m03's copy. Also probably the Dungeon Tac Cards and a 1st print ready reference sheets. Finally got a minty 1st print CSIO. :D Having said that, there seems to be a lot of Tegel on eBay of late, and the prices are dropping. :(

Thanks. I kept those scans. :)

Yeah, cyclical prices; might be better holding, really...
(Ditto CSIO dropped, too, with that last batch; but more synchronicity there, phps).

*pretends not to notice mention of the Tac Cards* ;)

Congrats on the CSIO. About time, too! :P
Don't want to know how few minutes you were ahead of me, there, given that post had sat around for a few days on the "Classifieds".

I'm curious about the Tac Cards. Should there be 140 or 135?


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 7:14 pm 
 

eBay listings

guess nobodys done anything to slow this guy down

  


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 7:43 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:I'm curious about the Tac Cards. Should there be 140 or 135?

*g*. Might give ya the same answer I gave m03 (which equates to "open the pack and see") ;)

If the numbers differences go right back to the first advert for the cards, I suspect there /shouldn't/ be any variation within that first set at least.

Sorry; only have a handful of loose cards here...

  


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 7:43 pm 
 

draco76 wrote:eBay listings

guess nobodys done anything to slow this guy down

Can set up BINs once has +10 feedback...

  

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 8:13 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:
mbassoc2003 wrote:I'm curious about the Tac Cards. Should there be 140 or 135?

*g*. Might give ya the same answer I gave m03 (which equates to "open the pack and see") ;)

If the numbers differences go right back to the first advert for the cards, I suspect there /shouldn't/ be any variation within that first set at least.

Sorry; only have a handful of loose cards here...

This set has 140 cards


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:24 pm 
 

draco76 wrote:eBay listings

guess nobodys done anything to slow this guy down


Clock isn't ticking yet on when he'll blow up....I'll wait until the first few feedbacks talking about "Received item, took a lot longer than I thought" and the first injury, illness, or computer virus related excuses that begin appearing in his feedback followups.

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 3:54 pm 
 

I think we may have a "cougar" sighting in the collecting appraisal thread. 8O *points to ST1 thread*
SOrry, but this was the best way to get everyones attention. :wink:


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 4:51 pm 
 

Whats a "Cougar"?


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 5:13 pm 
 

a small furry animal that likes steal money from unsuspecting ebayers..

  


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 5:23 pm 
 

I believe the Latin term is something like "cougarrinard."

A better description can be found here:

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