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Post Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:28 pm 
 

Use this sticky thread to post interesting auction items that may have escaped the notice of other collectors.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:34 pm 
 

To kick things off, I've e-mailed the seller of the woodgrain set and asked him to change/remove the text he stole, and to remove the scan.  I'll report him this weekend if he hasn't complied.

BIG warning light on this one, folks.  He's way too casual about the item he has.  "Small stain on one of the books" being the only fault?  Feedback rating of five, with or without any negatives?  Username "lame records"?  Uh.  I think most of us can see this one coming from a ways down the road.

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 12:05 am 
 

Dang it, FoulFoot!  I actually went all the way to page 42 looking for the answer!   :evil:

I did not scroll down to the bottom of your post until I had determined that the discussion on page 42 is indecipherable and all of the Ebay links are dead.  :oops:

RRRR! :evil:

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 12:18 am 
 

Ah yes, clean page once again. Time to find some stuff to post...


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

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 12:28 am 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/B9-CASTLE-CALDWELL- ... dZViewItem



Guy has a few of the harder to find modules in collectable condition.


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

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 9:21 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:Dang it, FoulFoot!  I actually went all the way to page 42 looking for the answer!   :evil:

I did not scroll down to the bottom of your post until I had determined that the discussion on page 42 is indecipherable and all of the Ebay links are dead.  :oops:

RRRR! :evil:

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 11:38 am 
 

UK seller has 5 GenCon cloisonne pins, and some other stuff:

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 12:14 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:31 pm 
 

FoulFoot wrote:To kick things off, I've e-mailed the seller of the woodgrain set and asked him to change/remove the text he stole, and to remove the scan.  I'll report him this weekend if he hasn't complied.

BIG warning light on this one, folks.  He's way too casual about the item he has.  "Small stain on one of the books" being the only fault?  Feedback rating of five, with or without any negatives?  Username "lame records"?  Uh.  I think most of us can see this one coming from a ways down the road.

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Well, I haven't noticed any changes to the auction description, nor any pulled bids as of yet.

Has anyone heard anything directly from the seller?  I've tried contacting him both through ebay and through the email address given in the auction, but haven't heard a thing in response.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:32 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:
Well, I haven't noticed any changes to the auction description, nor any pulled bids as of yet.

Has anyone heard anything directly from the seller?  I've tried contacting him both through ebay and through the email address given in the auction, but haven't heard a thing in response.


Me neither.


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:50 pm 
 

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Well, I haven't noticed any changes to the auction description, nor any pulled bids as of yet.

Has anyone heard anything directly from the seller?  I've tried contacting him both through ebay and through the email address given in the auction, but haven't heard a thing in response.


Me neither.

Nor I.  I think if he actually had the goods, he'd be jumping to supply pictures and respond to questions.  He's probably wondering what to do.

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:05 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:Has anyone heard anything directly from the seller?  I've tried contacting him both through ebay and through the email address given in the auction, but haven't heard a thing in response.

I more-or-less challenged the guy to provide either an original photo or an accurate description. I've heard not a word.

The item does not exist — or, at the very least, it's not anywhere near the edition or condition claimed. My guess: this guy needs some cash in the very near future, and figures an eBay/PayPal scam is a pretty easy method.

Bidders on this work of fiction could save themselves a lot of time and anxiety by just setting fire to their money.

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:18 pm 
 

The real question is, "How many people are still going to take a shot at it anyway".   I will be very surprised if it stays below $2k, despite the obvious shady factors invloved.


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 7:24 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/I12-Egg-of-the-Phoe ... dZViewItem



Ok not so interesting. But has anyone else noticed how many of these are missing the second booklet. I have two that are that way... 8O


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 8:36 pm 
 

bbarsh wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/I12-Egg-of-the-Phoe ... dZViewItem

Ok not so interesting. But has anyone else noticed how many of these are missing the second booklet. I have two that are that way... 8O




I have one up for auction right now that has the pre-rolled characters and handouts missing, actually photocopied.  I bought it in a lot and was told it was complete, hoping to replace my beat up copy, it was worse.  :(

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:07 pm 
 

I have no doubts the woody auction is a fake. I think I said that days ago. Whether it is or not, I personally don't think it's worth even $5 to find out.

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 11:22 pm 
 

At Dundracon a few weekends ago I got Egg of Phoenix in complete condition for $18. I was happy!



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bbarsh wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/I12-Egg-of-the-Phoe ... dZViewItem

Ok not so interesting. But has anyone else noticed how many of these are missing the second booklet. I have two that are that way... 8O


I have one up for auction right now that has the pre-rolled characters and handouts missing, actually photocopied.  I bought it in a lot and was told it was complete, hoping to replace my beat up copy, it was worse.  :(

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:20 am 
 

Either someone's going to get burnt on the woody, or someone's going to e very happy 'cause everyone else stayed away.

Who's got their favourite percentiles out and is goin' to gamble on the roll?

What percentage would the rest of us put on the outcome that it's a fake?  :twisted:

Given no communication from the seller I'd go 98-00 it's legit.

  


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Post Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:34 am 
 

After some web searching, I found a post on a music-related discussion forum, dating from '03, about the then-pending sale of the Lame Rekords web domain.  For what it's worth, considering the woody seller's email address is "lamesoundguy", I'm quoting extensively from that post about someone who sounds like he may have been the sound tech for Lame Rekords.  I already tried contacting the poster at the email address at the end, and, not surprisingly, it bounced.  Just a hunch, but the "friend" mentioned in the following post might be the seller of the alleged woody, and he doesn't sound like a reputable sort.

Why are we selling? I'm graduating in December with my degree in Interactive Media. It's programming, web design, and audio/video. My friend is in the Live Sound and Commercial Broadcast degree, so we had a couple of classes together. I had a mixer and microphones for live sound for my band, and he was interested in recording. I told him about some recording equipment and he went out and bought it. When my brother's band needed to record, I asked my friend if he would be interested in using my mics and mixer with his equipment to record my brother's band. That's how Lame Rekords was started. I never really wanted a label, I just wanted to record as programming and web design was more of what I wanted to do, and audio/video was just a hobby. He said his girlfriend was going to help with the booking and promoting and our name was Lame Rekords. The domain was available, so they told me to get it. I was never really big on the K in Rekords. The domain with a C was also available, so I got that one, too. I made 4 designs, and he didn't like them. He wanted me to do four more. His girlfriend picked one and said to quit working so hard. As a label, we weren't really doing anything. We recorded my brother's band and I found out my friend has no idea what he's doing. He never used the recording stuff before. He had it for 6 months and only ever used 1 channel at a time. We're playing around for 2 hours trying to get this to work. He would also want money, just for showing up. He counted the two hours he tried setting up his equipment and wanted paid for those 2 hours. He was taking 80% of the money. All he had to do was show up with his computer, sit there while I set up my mics, then press a button. Then, it came time we needed more equipment. He was making 80% of the money, but magically, he had nothing when it came time to buy stuff. I had to buy everything while he played with his Freddy Krugger hand. Yes, he bought one of those plastic toy hands with the claws on it. He took all the money, I mean all the money, and spent it on food, movies, and toys. He still wanted 80% of the money. Part of that money was going to his girlfriend who not only bought nothing, but also did nothing…ever. Then, he wants to subcontract the work to the audio teacher at our school. He actually told me all he does it puts on 1 effect and then burns the track to a CD. He doesn't spend any time at all mixing or mastering. Just the 1 effect which takes two clicks. There's stuff we recorded months ago that's still not done. He's lazy. He claims it's because he doesn't have any more CD-Rs. He can't afford them. After all the money we made, he can't afford a $10 pack of blank CDs. Recently, his computer had problems and he took it back to the dealer because it was under warranty. It's going to be the first of the year before he gets it back, so we decided now would be the best time to quit. I would already have graduated and probably moving to a bigger city, and even if I still wanted to do some recording, I would probably get my own gear by then. I have no intentions of keeping a label, maybe a studio, but nothing more. This is a great opportunity (if you are starting this by yourself, or at least with people who car) if you are interested in running your own label.

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 4:45 am 
 

Ok- this guy is a bonafide horseshitter....I'm an audio-visual guy who also is a concert technician and that description just stinks of "living in Mom's basement"....the only woody he has is the one jammed in an upside down shampoo bottle.... :? Avoid that particular auction like the plague....


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