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Post Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 7:21 pm 
 

Only that we voted you the Official MasterBlaster LeicesterMeister.

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 7:29 pm 
 

Oh look  :D



one OCE set with a Necromicon which ended early...


** expired eBay auction **




and one without just started...


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I think that the Butler did it, with the crowbar in the study!  :wink:



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Post Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 7:51 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:I think that the Butler did it, with the crowbar in the study!  :wink:

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I left that auction to deimos, since he needs a spare M&M (apparently). ^^

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 9:06 pm 
 

I'm more into selling off my collection right now than buying, but this eBay members items might be of interest to some.



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B2, X5, X8, A1-A4, B1, B4, and a few others.



Auctions close in three days and only one item has a bid (they listed them in magazine backissues). Most are priced at $3.99



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Post Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:12 pm 
 

Seller with a small lot that includes Greyhawk Ruins....




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Post Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:17 pm 
 

faro wrote:I left that auction to deimos, since he needs a spare M&M (apparently). ^^

Well, I don't know what the Necro-whatsit is, so you can be sure I'm not part of any foul play there.  Generally, I don't do non-TSR.  There are very few exceptions.  ;)

I'm a little confused, as I thought I was bidding on that auction, but my bid seems to have gone away.  I can't be bothered to figure it out, so go nuts, folks.

(Incidentally, it's a Vol. 2 I require, after all.  My current 6th printing Vol. 2 has a rather nasty obscenity scrawled on it...)

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:58 pm 
 

Seller with a small lot that includes Greyhawk Ruins....

http://cgi.ebay.com/D-D-AD-D-Miscellane ... and-access ories_W0QQitemZ130002069935QQihZ003QQcategoryZ2545QQssPageNameZWDVWQQr dZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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Thers a 'Fate of Istus' in there - worth AU$90 of anybody's money! (or not)


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Post Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 8:16 am 
 

red_bus wrote:Oh look  :D

one OCE set with a Necromicon which ended early...

** expired eBay auction **


and one without just started...

** expired eBay auction **


I think that the Butler did it, with the crowbar in the study!  :wink:

Anyone care to confess?




Thanks for pointing that out.  I had transferred my snipe to the new listing without realising that the item I wanted had been removed.  I thought that the only change was that he was now prepared to ship worldwide. Snipe cancelled. :cry:

  

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:33 pm 
 

I wonder if the seller just thought all little brown books are the same.

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:40 pm 
 

Fighting Wheel from a UK seller. I think they started the bidding too high though....




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Post Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:57 pm 
 

Marlith wrote:Fighting Wheel from a UK seller. I think they started the bidding too high though....


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I love the term "Fighting Wheel."  I picture nerds incorporating them into combat robots and pitting them against each other.



Since we recently had a Japanese animated series designed to sell battling tops (Beyblade), why not one where anime gamers roll fighting wheels into an arena to knock each other down?



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Post Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 1:25 pm 
 

Marlith wrote:Fighting Wheel from a UK seller. I think they started the bidding too high though....


** expired eBay auction **




Sometimes it feels like I am always being negative but why do you consider the starting price high?  It's about $73 US.  



The Acaeum, although it is just a guide, lists the fighting wheel in fine condition at $68, vfine at $81 and nmint at $90.  Is $73 high because the seller wants to make sure they get a reasonable amount for it?

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 1:35 pm 
 

Mars wrote:
Sometimes it feels like I am always being negative but why do you consider the starting price high?  It's about $73 US.  

The Acaeum, although it is just a guide, lists the fighting wheel in fine condition at $68, vfine at $81 and nmint at $90.  Is $73 high because the seller wants to make sure they get a reasonable amount for it?


No, I think that is a good price for it and it should go for more. I am just from the school of thought that starting an auction that high will prevent some bidders from bidding on it. It seems to me that often times starting an auction lower will yield a higher final price. I think you get that from either newbies who get into bidding wars or  the people who start bidding when it is low and have to have it and will not be beat. It is an item of known value and as long as it was not posted in some obscure category, misspelled or the auction in some other way bungled it should go for what it is worth or very close to it. If the seller really wants to protect their investment why not use a reserve?


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Post Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 1:58 pm 
 

Starting high causes people (like most of us here) to either pass on the auction or throw in a single bid. Starting low, when an item has obvious value, gets people into the "bidding spirit", and makes them think that they might just get it at a steal.
Not to mention the fact that starting higher costs more.


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Post Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 2:39 pm 
 

Fair enough.  But "bidding spirit" is a two way street.  You may have more people bidding because the price is low but you can also get more interest from noobs that ask why is that so expensive and becuase it is will want it.  The it's expensive so it must be good and I must have it attitude.

I just looked up the ebay fees and see that they have changed from last time I looked.  The reserve would be a better way to go by a 20 cents but if it sells , you don't have to pay the fee (which is new to me).

I guess what I find interesting is that we make comments when a seller does not list their items to get an optimal return - maybe this is just a mathy/computer guy syndrome (of which I am one as well).  Maybe we should put up a document in the resource section about optimal selling practices for Ebay.  

1) Always list an item so it ends on an evening preferably on the weekend.  
2) If you want a return that is more than triple what the item is really worth (such as Valhalla) you should list them in an Ebay Store (first month is still free I think).  
3) If the item is a midrange item that will have no problem obtaining the value you want, start with the minimum starting bid and place a reserve if you are really concerned.
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 2:52 pm 
 

Mars wrote:1) Always list an item so it ends on an evening preferably on the weekend.  
2) If you want a return that is more than triple what the item is really worth (such as Valhalla) you should list them in an Ebay Store (first month is still free I think).  
3) If the item is a midrange item that will have no problem obtaining the value you want, start with the minimum starting bid and place a reserve if you are really concerned.
etc etc


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just a pointer for you on "reserves" in the UK. the minimum reserve you can place on an item here is £50. i think if you whacked that on a fighting wheel, nobody would prb go near it.

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 6:09 am 
 

If an item with a reserve sells, you don't pay the fee? That IS new.


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:35 pm 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:If an item with a reserve sells, you don't pay the fee? That IS new.

No. It's more subtle than that.
They charge you an extra fee for applying the reserve price. This is a premium over and above the listing price.
If your item sells, they refund the premium fee to you.
If it doesn't sell, at least they get a premium amount out of you as well as the listing cost.


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 3:07 am 
 

hi there!



...what about this:  
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...seems to be fine conditions, but i never heard of W&W before...  :roll:


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 7:57 am 
 

aia wrote:hi there!

...what about this:  
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...seems to be fine conditions, but i never heard of W&W before...  :roll:




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