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Post Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 7:14 pm 
 

isnt it sad when things like this happen?



for once (yay i hear) i am going to keep my comments to myself. if louise feels justified with her actions and wants to take a risk, then cool girl, go for it.



i for myself had one final bid to throw. i have quoted the figure for this before, but now i will not do so on my own principles.



good luck to the rest of y'all tho. its always fun n games to watch, tho not necessarily for the right reasons!



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Post Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 7:17 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:And althought I kind of beat around the bush before in regards to this, in case you hadn't realized the person who offered you 30 pounds was basically trying to steal this item from you.


Brian gets really upset about these sorts of things, and I can't say I blame him.  Anyone bidding less than 300 pounds (including myself, but what can I say, I'm poor/cheap/evil.) was trying to "steal" this one.   :wink:  



With regards to whether the mystery bidder was a genuine Acaeum member or not, I'll volunteer my services as an intermediary.  I certainly can't afford to bid higher, and I don't really have a vested interest here.  Simply send me a PM, and I'll post to this thread that you're legit without actually identifying you in any way.



(I very much doubt someone will take me up on this, but hey, I can say I tried.)

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 8:03 pm 
 

Louise



If you dont have it already, ask the bidder for his alternate I.D. Contact them directly here on the forum via PM. Then you can be assured if he is for real or not. That would end all the suspicions, as you could then assure everyone he is legit.

Until then, I have to agree that it sure is a strange way to bid.



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Post Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 8:17 pm 
 

it is of course for louise to decide what`s best for her auctions. i was going to bid, and bid high on this auction until a zero rated bidder with a curious name chimed in. i don`t really like ebay to begin with, and much prefer live auctions, but there are some things (like the rjk auctions) where i have no choice. and obviously one of the things i really don`t like are people who have no intention of winning/paying driving the price up i have to pay for something. at this point i don`t know what i`m going to. i just thought i`d throw in my .02

  

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:23 pm 
 

Guys



I would suggest you all stop bidding at this point and I will be happy to walk away with the ST1 at the current price  :lol:



Seriously, I would suggest there is just a little bit of over reaction here.  



Lets look at the facts.



1. The bidder has NOT pushed up the price by any excessive levels

2. The Seller has requested the bidder stop bidding under that name

3. If someone wished to remain anonymous so be it

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:33 pm 
 

improvstone wrote:Guys



I would suggest you all stop bidding at this point and I will be happy to walk away with the ST1 at the current price :lol:



Seriously, I would suggest there is just a little bit of over reaction here.



Lets look at the facts.



1. The bidder has NOT pushed up the price by any excessive levels

2. The Seller has requested the bidder stop bidding under that name

3. If someone wished to remain anonymous so be it




Man, I don't check the board for a day and I almost miss all the drama  8O



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Post Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:42 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:
muaddib5 wrote:WHITE DWARF Issue 1 June/July 1977

WHITE DWARF Issue 1 June July 1977 | eBay


Apparently nice copy, but $14 for UK postage (compulsory "Special Delivery"), and a reserve. *gives that a quick check*



[edit] $80+ reserve...


*lol* Just spotted the recent question on the re-listing; http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5244570926



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And, on-topic, ain't we getting flooded under with Dragons 1, 2, etc., just now? Hopefully not bad timing, Mike... :?

  

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:47 pm 
 

I've noticed that auctions for ultra-rare items always seem to bring out the worst in many people.

Let's use our heads here. How many times does it have to be said....BID WHAT YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY. There is absolutely no question that this item comes down to who is willing to pay the most. That being said, who the keeeeeerist cares if some idiot with an Acaeum axe to grind bids up the module a bit? It is going to go very high, we all know that, so be prepared to pay out the ass if you want it. If you're bidding less than $2,000, you will lose. If more, you MIGHT win. If you absolutely HAVE to have it, bid $4,000 and be prepared to pay at least $2,700, because there are a few people (yes, Acaeum members) who will most definitely bid that much.


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 10:00 pm 
 

improvstone wrote:
1. The bidder has NOT pushed up the price by any excessive levels

2. The Seller has requested the bidder stop bidding under that name

3. If someone wished to remain anonymous so be it




Back! Back foul Logic! Your kind isn't welcome here!



:o



/could re-buy most, if not all, of my collection for what someone's going to pay for this one module

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 10:01 pm 
 

Not an ST1 but.....



Games Workshop Character Sheets (23 of the 50 left - UK auction).



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... gory=44112



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Post Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 10:13 pm 
 

GraysonAC wrote:
improvstone wrote:
1. The bidder has NOT pushed up the price by any excessive levels

2. The Seller has requested the bidder stop bidding under that name

3. If someone wished to remain anonymous so be it




Back! Back foul Logic! Your kind isn't welcome here!



:o



/could re-buy most, if not all, of my collection for what someone's going to pay for this one module




Sorry for being illogical and for being 100% careful before I drop $2500.00 on something. Maybe I am poorer then the rest of you, but I can not afford to piss away $2500.00, especially when I am not going to be sure that I didnt have to spend $2500.00 at all. Sorry. :oops: With that being said Improv does make a couple of good points, but I still fail to see any reason by wanting to be "Anonymous". Is someone afraid that we are all going to gang up them and break into their house and steal it??? Or is because like in other mulitmillion dollar auctions that there can be tax implications, or people not wanting others to know their true worth???



I am sorry, but the other thing I find completly annoying about this whole situation is that this is third ST1 that has come up for bid in the last 8 months and all of it turns into all this bullshit secretive backdoor dealing. Why??? What about this module makes everyone so secretive??? Must be me....


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 10:25 pm 
 

Believe it or not, some people don't want others to know that the have a bunch of extremely valuable items around their home.  Case in point, would you broadcast to the world that you had a $2500.00 diamond ring laying on your bookshelf?  Probably not…



I would also speculate that some collectors are more interested in collecting items than showcasing them for everyone else.



That being said, I still would like to see people submit the price they paid for rare items to the Acaeum, even if it's done anonymously.  That way we can track the value/trend of these items over time.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 10:39 pm 
 

dbartman wrote:That being said, I still would like to see people submit the price they paid for rare items to the Acaeum, even if it's done anonymously. That way we can track the value/trend of these items over time.


Would you propose that be done parallel to the official eBay-based tracking, then, or as a component of the "valuations"?



Yes; a good idea if done honestly, IMO.

(There's nothing to stop me saying I paid $65 for my 1st Chainmail, for example :o).

  


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 10:48 pm 
 

dbartman wrote:Believe it or not, some people don't want others to know that the have a bunch of extremely valuable items around their home. Case in point, would you broadcast to the world that you had a $2500.00 diamond ring laying on your bookshelf? Probably not…




And I'm sure whoever it was is going to be really enthusiastic to reveal their identity, after this thread.



The sellers has apparently determined for sure that it's not a shill bidder. I'm honestly really surprised at all the venom being thrown around because someone wants to stay anonymous.



Now whoever it is gets to decide whether they want to bid again, using their normal eBay ID, and get blasted by folks here after the auction is over. Whee.

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 10:49 pm 
 

Wilderness Survival Guide: Nonfiction | eBay



8O


And I could've bought these damn modules off the 1$ rack!!!

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:04 pm 
 



Yeah, I thought the same... :P



Doesn't exactly cheer me up with regards to my blocked bid on http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5233449071. :roll:

  

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:08 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:
dbartman wrote:That being said, I still would like to see people submit the price they paid for rare items to the Acaeum, even if it's done anonymously. That way we can track the value/trend of these items over time.


Would you propose that be done parallel to the official eBay-based tracking, then, or as a component of the "valuations"?



Yes; a good idea if done honestly, IMO.

(There's nothing to stop me saying I paid $65 for my 1st Chainmail, for example :o).




I agree.  There would have to be some type of verification of the amount paid.  Therein lies the problem, especially for an item that comes up infrequently.  One bad apple could spoil the whole lot of them.



If the item could authenticated though, it should be added to the existing list, but the source of the item would need to be documented.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:09 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:


Yeah, I thought the same... :P



Doesn't exactly cheer me up with regards to my blocked bid on http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5233449071. :roll:




Bummer, any reason behind blocking you?  Perhaps you already discussed elsewhere and I missed it.

  
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