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Post Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 7:17 pm 
 

faro wrote:
No longer highest bidder.

I don't get this "don't post auctions" lark, btw.
IIRC there was a vote held and a considerable majority were of the opinion that it was OK to post any auction, any time. And, anyhow, the person who set up that poll continues to throw in low/minimum bids on many auctions in the hope that no-one will call them here and they'll pick up the items on the cheap.

Like I said, seriously don't get people trying to play the game both ways. :)

Anyhow; would be just as easy to make a post with permalinks to current bids by likely "interested parties", since a good number of people will doing that, too; even if that's not flagged constantly in front of the whole board.
No-win situation?




Yep - can't have your cake and eat it to..

I just post Judges Guild stuff when I see it (occasionally something unique in other places) that I think others maybe interested in.



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Post Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 8:28 pm 
 

faro wrote:Anyhow; would be just as easy to make a post with permalinks to current bids by likely "interested parties", since a good number of people will doing that, too; even if that's not flagged constantly in front of the whole board.
No-win situation?




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That would be useful! I just figured out the other day how to do this in ebay, after years of hearing people here mention watching other people's bid history. Actually, maybe I'll just make my own personal page with a bunch of tagged lists....



Could get embarrassing if people start bidding on "odd" items...



How many people have created duplicate accounts to avoid notice when there's a rare item? I guess you can just as easily set a snipe.

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 8:32 pm 
 

zhowar wrote: I guess you can just as easily set a snipe.


That is what I do most of the time.

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:10 pm 
 

faro wrote:No longer highest bidder.


Actually it is still is, just a different one. :wink:

faro wrote:I don't get this "don't post auctions" lark, btw.


I still think that some courtesy should be shown to fellow members, especially if you are not planning on bidding on the item.  :) Now if you are planning on bidding on the item and are inviting more competion opn the bid then more power to you. :)

faro wrote:IIRC there was a vote held and a considerable majority were of the opinion that it was OK to post any auction, any time. And, anyhow, the person who set up that poll continues to throw in low/minimum bids on many auctions in the hope that no-one will call them here and they'll pick up the items on the cheap.

Like I said, seriously don't get people trying to play the game both ways. :)


Don't blame that mess on Marlith, that actually was a result of my own doing. I was them one who started that shitstorm due to having a bad day. Marlith's poll was just a result of me being a jack-ass. :oops:


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:49 pm 
 

There's another mystery of Ebay.....

Who thought it would be a good idea to allow everyone else to monitor an Ebay member's bids?

I realize that Ebay is a public place, but allowing someone to follow a bidder around seems like...well...uncool.

How do you do that, by the way?  :lol:

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:58 pm 
 

faro wrote:No longer highest bidder.

I don't get this "don't post auctions" lark, btw.
IIRC there was a vote held and a considerable majority were of the opinion that it was OK to post any auction, any time. And, anyhow, the person who set up that poll continues to throw in low/minimum bids on many auctions in the hope that no-one will call them here and they'll pick up the items on the cheap.

Like I said, seriously don't get people trying to play the game both ways. :)

Personally, I'd be happiest if this thread didn't exist, because I don't really need it.  Searching is not all that difficult (especially with automated tools like AuctionSieve), but posting on here just because something is "going cheap" is like doing your homework and handing it out to the entire class to copy.  Heaven forbid, someone might actually get a deal, occasionally...if the whole class is sleeping, and that's a pretty big "if", anyway.

I do post the occasional item for comment, if I happen think it is interesting.  I'm not about to define "interesting", as you might disagree.  I thought the pogs were interesting, and I didn't even note the price.  Maybe someone out there was thinking "damn him, I was gonna snipe them."  Who knows.   :lol:

(Oh, MShipley88...go to Advanced Search (top right)...and search by bidder.)

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:12 pm 
 

OK...I succeeded....took me a minute to find the Horrific Violation of Privacy button, but I was able to spy on others successfully.  

Apparently people who bid on stuff they don't want others seeing must create false identities?

I can't believe that Ebay allows that.  Well, yes I can, but I don't think they should.


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:14 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:Apparently people who bid on stuff they don't want others seeing must create false identities?

That, or snipe/manually bid at the last second.  :wink:

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:26 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:That, or snipe/manually bid at the last second.  :wink:


Thats actually one of the main reasons that I started sniping items that I really want.  Too many eyes out there looking at your bids. :wink:


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:26 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:1st print basic rulebook.  Not in superior condition, though:


Well, here's something this thread is useful for!  :)

I recently compiled a list of print differences between the 1st printing (F116R) and the last printing (3rd edition). But...my 1st print is missing the reference sheet. In this auction, jasonw1239 (an Acaeum member, btw) has kindly provided a full-page scan of the front and back of the reference sheet. Fairly high resolution, as well. Not that I note any big differences (other than hobbits->halflings), but now I can update my list for completeness' sake.

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 12:40 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:Apparently people who bid on stuff they don't want others seeing must create false identities?


What people do that!

Shameful 8)


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 1:11 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:OK...I succeeded....took me a minute to find the Horrific Violation of Privacy button, but I was able to spy on others successfully.  

Apparently people who bid on stuff they don't want others seeing must create false identities?

I can't believe that Ebay allows that.  Well, yes I can, but I don't think they should.


Try doing a search on any German bidder's bid history and you'll notice that you can't...  :wink:

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 1:24 am 
 

faro wrote:
No longer highest bidder.

I don't get this "don't post auctions" lark, btw.
IIRC there was a vote held and a considerable majority were of the opinion that it was OK to post any auction, any time. And, anyhow, the person who set up that poll continues to throw in low/minimum bids on many auctions in the hope that no-one will call them here and they'll pick up the items on the cheap.

Like I said, seriously don't get people trying to play the game both ways. :)

Anyhow; would be just as easy to make a post with permalinks to current bids by likely "interested parties", since a good number of people will doing that, too; even if that's not flagged constantly in front of the whole board.
No-win situation?




Well since this is me you are talking about let me chime in......



I am pretty sure it was not me that created the poll. The poll was a reult of lively discussion between bclarkie and myself posted by another member. In that discussion (removed now) I even posted a link to my bid list. And for the record I apologize for most of the things I said in that thread....there was more than one person here having a bad day when that happened.



The poll was not about posting items others had bid on. It was in connection to how rare some people thought an item should be to be posted here and that I sometimes posted items going cheap that were not all that rare but had a good resale value....not if someone had bid on an item.



I do support posting any item here but have always or tried to observe the don't post auction where a forum member is the high bidder. I can stop this if it is deemed socially acceptable.



As to my bidding on item so they do not get posted here that is not my intent and nothing could be further from the truth. I always figure somone here or external is looking at what I amd bidding on. I often post an item here and bid on it. I sometimes do this to watch an item that I may eventually bid on again, I do it sometimes in place of posting here as I again assume some here watch bids, I sometimes do it if it is an item I want with a BIN that is more than I want to pay but am afraid that someon may use the BIN and most often it is done to bid on an item I would like to get for that bid but most often never do. I will add my bid list to my signature file if anyone has any concerns about that.



And I am sure this makes no difference to you but where do you get off posting like you know why I do anything? Being omniscient must be nice. And let me say I find exceedingly arrogant and rude the slander about me (since you are making refernce to me earlier) trying to play the game both ways...even if you do post a smiley face after it.



Oh and since this is what the thread is for.....



Ful set of LGJs less the map from #2......




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Post Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 1:28 am 
 

Blackmoor wrote:
What people do that!

Shameful 8)


Well, not me so far, thank goodness!  Not that I plan to go cruising for porn on Ebay...except maybe for that Playboy with the succubus on the cover... :wink: ...(or was it Penthouse?).  

But now I know that everyone will know if I do!  God, what a bad idea!

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 1:35 am 
 

The seller on that Living Greyhawk lot says the map from #6 is on his wall.  

Anyone know where I can get that map?  I recall an online map, but does anyone know where to look for a paper copy?

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 5:32 am 
 

Marlith wrote:I do support posting any item here but have always or tried to observe the don't post auction where a forum member is the high bidder.
As to my bidding on item so they do not get posted here that is not my intent and nothing could be further from the truth.


In which case, no complaints when anyone posts auctions you're bidding on. Thanks for clarifying that, Marl. :)

Was kinda easy to misread that thread-burying exercise and misc. comments appearing to hint that you expected others to go along with the same "don't post auction where a forum member is the high bidder" ethos.

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Most of the GAZs (including GAZ9) at $1 start with 6 days left. Other auctions including "let's just throw in M1-3 for good measure".

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Mono S1 + S2


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99 cents with 5 days to go



Clean, fresh Monster Cards

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$1.25/set with 3 days to go



Misc classic mods (A1-4, I3-6, M2) in very good playing condition plus a few other items

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Just over $1 each with 2 days left


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 7:15 am 
 

faro wrote:
In which case, no complaints when anyone posts auctions you're bidding on. Thanks for clarifying that, Marl. :)
Was kinda easy to misread that thread-burying exercise and misc. comments appearing to hint that you expected others to go along with the same "don't post auction where a forum member is the high bidder" ethos.




No I will complain the moment others complain. Why do we make excuses or defend the people who won't observe the unwritten rules we have unofficially been living with. I had been living by that rule and was a little miffed when others did not but I did not make a big deal of it I just called attention to it. So is it accepted here to post auctions even if others are the high bidder now? If so then when I do it I will make sure the people affected know it was "your will" we are doing this because others tend to observe it.



As to the thread burying...I did that once and have apologized for it. I see much more of that here done by posting irrelevant messages in the thread here to push items off pages....or so that seems. So no I don't condone that either. We all may do something we later regret it is when a habit is formed that there is a problem. Usually people take an apology and unless it happens again they don't keep bringing the issue up.



Hello...my name is Marlith...I once posted interesting items to move an auction with a set of Dragon Magzine Archive CDs down a page. I apologize for this and swear to never do it again. Can everyone please please please forgive me this terrible act?



Will that work for you?



And by the way some crazy bidding on that one dark tower wasn't it? I guess your preconceived max was that $24.99...not worth $.51 more was it?



http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0005288043



Was that one of those cases where I throw on a low bid just to keep it from getting posted here?





By the way I am done with this topic. Moving on to things that matter.



And since this thread is for this sort of thing.....possible PHB worthy of attention. Seller said they were sort of yellowish when ask about the endpages. I was not clear enough in my questioning....



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Post Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 7:59 am 
 

Marlith wrote:Hello...my name is Marlith...I once posted interesting items to move an auction with a set of Dragon Magzine Archive CDs down a page. I apologize for this and swear to never do it again. Can everyone please please please forgive me this terrible act?

Forgive you?  That's the best thing I've read in this thread all year!  Good tactic!  (If anyone truly thinks the DMA is "interesting" -- try to get out more.)  

I've gotta ask though -- why the heck do you post items you're bidding on?  Second thoughts?  Insane level of altruism?  Know the seller personally and think he's a swell guy?  I just don't get it.  :)

Marlith wrote:And since this thread is for this sort of thing.....possible PHB worthy of attention. Seller said they were sort of yellowish when ask about the endpages. I was not clear enough in my questioning....


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