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Post Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 3:28 am 
 

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beyondthebreach wrote:$809

I will send the winning bidder a bunch of stuff - to be determined later. 8)

A good excuse for one of your fabled clear-outs, then?
8) indeed for the winner, if so! ;)


Everything needs a good home! Though I must confess, I did something very bad a few weeks ago. Along with a LOT that I purchased were a Deck of Encounters and a Deck of Magical Things. Both the Decks arrived with the boxes completely crushed (they were surely in bad shape even before the damage incurred in the shipping). The cards were everywhere - all mixed up and had no organization.

I looked at them . . .

. . . and then at the piles of stuff I have around . . .

. . . at the top of the bookcases that has inevitably become the home of "odd-shaped" items (and ones that I never getting around to selling) . . .

. . . and then at all the baby toys/diapers bags/assorted chaos left in baby's wake (which becomes a daily project of picking up and putting away) . . .

. . . and I thought about how much I didn't even want the freakin' things around . . . so I just gathered them all up and tossed them in the garbage! 8O

I still feel pretty bad for doing it . . . but what the hell am was I going to do with them? They were a moronic product anyway . . .


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Post Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 12:14 pm 
 

um b3......

  

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Post Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 12:17 pm 
 

$1187.66


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Post Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 2:04 pm 
 

Hmm... it is getting up there. I'll guess $ 1,215 and wager a B2 in the shrink wrap.

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P.S. Get out there and bid on my wife's purses.  How will I ever be able to afford one of these if you don't?

  


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Post Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 2:59 pm 
 

pleveich wrote:Hmm... it is getting up there. I'll guess $ 1,215 and wager a B2 in the shrink wrap.

pleveich

P.S. Get out there and bid on my wife's purses. How will I ever be able to afford one of these if you don't?


I was going to guess 1,200, but with someone capping me at 1215, I'm not sure enough on it.


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Post Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 3:36 pm 
 

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pleveich wrote:Hmm... it is getting up there. I'll guess $ 1,215 and wager a B2 in the shrink wrap.

pleveich

P.S. Get out there and bid on my wife's purses. How will I ever be able to afford one of these if you don't?


I was going to guess 1,200, but with someone capping me at 1215, I'm not sure enough on it.


Sorry Stephen, I was going to bid $ 1,175 but got sniped on that bid....

  


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Post Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 3:51 pm 
 

beyondthebreach wrote:. . . and I thought about how much I didn't even want the freakin' things around . . . so I just gathered them all up and tossed them in the garbage! 8O

I still feel pretty bad for doing it . . . but what the hell am was I going to do with them? They were a moronic product anyway . . .

hrrmmm.... is just paper at the end of the day, I s'pose; but paper you'd paid for... :(
(moronic product, or otherwise ;))

Am sure there's a lesson in there somewhere, but not quite sure what it might be... *sighs*


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(no "bids" allowed with $25 of anyone else's: US "bids" only)

updated list:
$809 - beyondthebreach
$835 - bclarkie
$900 - beermotor
$925 - draco76
$950 - dbartman
$975 - afoolandhis$ (is that really a D&D collectable you're wagering?)
$1,001 - ifearyeti
$1,150 - bbarsh
$1,215 - pleveich
$1,392.84 - Xaxaxe
$1,525 - KingOfPain
$1,783.50 - The Wraith (wager not yet stated)

  


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Post Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 4:15 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:(no "bids" allowed with $25 of anyone else's: US "bids" only)

updated list:
$809 - beyondthebreach
$835 - bclarkie
$900 - beermotor
$925 - draco76
$950 - dbartman
$975 - afoolandhis$ (is that really a D&D collectable you're wagering?)
$1,001 - ifearyeti
$1,150 - bbarsh
$1,187.66 - mbassoc2003
$1,215 - pleveich
$1,392.84 - Xaxaxe
$1,525 - KingOfPain
$1,783.50 - The Wraith (wager not yet stated)


Hey, Ian's bet looks like a snipe. Who wants to bet now thats what Ian's snipe is. :twisted:


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Post Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 4:28 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Hey, Ian's bet looks like a snipe. Who wants to bet now thats what Ian's snipe is. :twisted:

For some of us, it's just in the blood! :P

(Would have been better placed on that previous copy, if so).

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Post Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 5:54 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Hey, Ian's bet looks like a snipe. Who wants to bet now thats what Ian's snipe is. :twisted:


Clear as day!   :lol:

  


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Post Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 10:29 pm 
 

pleveich wrote:
Ethesis wrote:
I was going to guess 1,200, but with someone capping me at 1215, I'm not sure enough on it.


Sorry Stephen, I was going to bid $ 1,175 but got sniped on that bid....


Ah, speaking of which, I spoke to Paul and he needs to write a book when the Kuntz auction is over.  Rob is the original font of all knowledge from a trufan's viewpoint without any daggers in anyone's back.  Every gap, every true story, from before there was a TSR to today ...

He's really swamped with the Kuntz auction, every turn shows up with more stuff -- all of it remarkable.

The relevance of this to the Princess auction is that I got a private bid on my B3 -- no names, and Paul is considering it.  His evaluation is that mine is in better condition than this one, so I'm really curious how this auction goes vis a vis whether Paul will take the private offer or push on.

I'm amazed to see it at          US $725.00      with          3 days 22 hours     to go.

Anyway, Paul promised to get back to the private bidder sometime next week (assuming Paul has a mind and his health left), right now he has an incredible amount of Kuntz stuff to process.


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Post Posted: Sun May 22, 2005 11:17 am 
 

its all people from here bidding...........

  

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Post Posted: Sun May 22, 2005 12:25 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1

Just to spice things up a bit.


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Post Posted: Sun May 22, 2005 1:00 pm 
 

Deadlord36 wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1

Just to spice things up a bit.

Ah... just think if you'd've listed that a few days ago, Frank...

draco76 wrote:its all people from here bidding...........


Seriously, though, there appears to have been a bit of a change to the bidding on the high value items over the past couple of years.
Unfortunately, I've only got a few bidding histories saved to disks (mostly the woodgrains I didn't quite win :roll:) to compare, but the trend seems reasonably clear in my mind.

Nowadays, it's certainly easier to go directly to 80-90% of the "estimated valuation" in the knowledge that it's extremely unlikely you'll end up "carrying the can" and indeed this seems to happen much more. (All it takes is two bidders; Alan and a.n. other, say ;)).
The end result is that, barring total messes such as failed reserves, the prices of the "rare, expensive" items appear to be very firm indeed (and I s'pose it is, given that the final high bidder has to pay the money).
Add to that, the chance of a final (crazy?) leap by a couple of people who still badly want the item still seems to be just about as high as it ever was...

Here, let me demonstrate! :P

(With any luck, no-one will follow... *jk* ;))

  

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Post Posted: Sun May 22, 2005 1:01 pm 
 

Deadlord36 wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1

Just to spice things up a bit.


*already spotted and attack launched*



  


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Post Posted: Sun May 22, 2005 1:10 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:Here, let me demonstrate! :P

(With any luck, no-one will follow... *jk* ;))

*shrugs shoulders*. Too slow...

(I would have been quicker, but the board was/is playing up whilst trying to post...).

Alan; I know I've seen a high-res scan of the mod Frank has up for sale already. Have you?
Would think this is some sort of "game"! :o

(ditto for that R1... Hrmm...)

  


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Post Posted: Sun May 22, 2005 1:13 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:...but the board was/is playing up whilst trying to post...)

I second that.  Anything at your end Scott?

  


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Post Posted: Sun May 22, 2005 1:13 pm 
 

(looks like a.n. other's turned up. *waves* :))

  


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Post Posted: Sun May 22, 2005 1:38 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:(looks like a.n. other's turned up. *waves* :))

Thought that was a reference to me :D .  And I don't like to disappoint :wink:

  


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Post Posted: Sun May 22, 2005 1:52 pm 
 

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harami2000 wrote:(looks like a.n. other's turned up. *waves* :))

Thought that was a reference to me :D . And I don't like to disappoint :wink:

Well, there were a few other possible "candidates" from the <toymom> auction, John;
eBay.com Item Bid History
(but you were my prime suspect for the role ;))

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What was your reason for that $603 bid then, out of interest?
Auction had been going 50 minutes out of seven days and all you've got are two 400 * 300 scans and a text description.

Ditto, Alan, your $555.55 bid (not even a good "snipe" amount that, since it's too obvious!).

Just curious... :)

  
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