Old Candidates: Silliest Auction Prices of the Year
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:26 am 
 

serleran wrote:While I don't wanna be mean, I do wanna say woohoo! Now I can bid on it. :)


Well thank you! All bids welcome!  8)

  


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:57 am 
 

Badmike wrote:Like, for example, an unscrupulous seller seeing Degassy bid on their auctions, might have a buddy (doesn't even have to be a shill, just anyone with an ebay account) drive the dude's bids skyhigh secure in the knowledge he will outbid ANYONE at ANYPRICE.


From what I can tell, degassy wouldn't be too affected by a shill. He's in it to buy the items and seems to have plenty of expendable funds to enjoy his new hobby. I would wager that the difference between 100 and 500 for him is about the same as the difference between 5 and 10 bucks for us.

If you wanted something for 5, you'd probably just as happily buy it for 10 without a fear that you might be shilled by some "unscrupulous" street urchin. You'd be happy to have it.

I've seen this in foreign countries where Americans are paying for something they think is a deal, but which is enough money to support a family for two months.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 12:01 pm 
 

Degassy is nuts..I think he's gone up against some Acaeum members in auctions and far overpaid for items that aren't that hard to find.


While Degassy may be a wealthy collector I think his tactic is to be the earliest bidder so when other potential bidders see his name they go, "oh, Degassy has bid, I can't win so there is no point in me placing a bid".  Does the guy ever buy a fixed price item from a store?  I would think a legitimate, serious collector with seemingly unlimited resources would go through the stores first and then fill in the holes in his collection via the auction.

Personally if I see Degassy as the high bidder I'm not scared off.  I place my bid anyway, higher than normal, and make him pay for his win.  I run auctions too and would hate to think people are afraid to bid because they see the Degassy name.

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 12:20 pm 
 


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How high will this guy go?  I have a feeling I could have placed a $60 bid and still lost.  At least he didn't win it for $20. :lol:

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 1:54 pm 
 

napoleonsdad wrote:
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How high will this guy go?  I have a feeling I could have placed a $60 bid and still lost.  At least he didn't win it for $20. :lol:




*checks Acaeum standard values for U1*



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Post Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 3:17 pm 
 

No bids yet?!?




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Shocking!!!  :roll:


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:54 pm 
 

Makes my Shrink Wrapped copy of the 6th print OCE look nice :)

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:56 pm 
 

worth at least $100 with other OCE finished

http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0132023717

pchaber( 16)            US $190.50         01-Jul-07 23:34:21 BST        

lofenloc( 898)            US $188.00         01-Jul-07 23:34:44 BST        

degassy31( 132)            US $156.00         30-Jun-07 10:51:48 BST

lofenloc > degassy :D :D

was fine copy but not perfect

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:30 pm 
 

- Makes my Shrink Wrapped copy of the 6th print OCE look nice :)[/quote]


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?? $350?? not bad if 190 bucks for bclarkie auction but have large hole and tape on your shrink

better around i think?? wrinkles no holes on this one pic taken too close bad angle :) :)

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:15 pm 
 

I think I prefer the background over the OCE itself... :D


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:26 am 
 

Hey, the shipping is only 20 bucks.......


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:23 am 
 

Rakeesh sah Tarna wrote:- Makes my Shrink Wrapped copy of the 6th print OCE look nice :)

** expired eBay auction **




Listed in Collectibles > Fantasy, Mythical & Magic > Other Items



Why this strategy? He is of course very aware of the right RPG listing...

  


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 5:34 pm 
 

Mertwig's Maze for $192.50:




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Perhaps not surprisingly, the runner-up bidder is one whose name has appeared elsewhere in this thread recently.


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:02 pm 
 

schief wrote:Mertwig's Maze for $192.50:


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Perhaps not surprisingly, the runner-up bidder is one whose name has appeared elsewhere in this thread recently.




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We really should have an Acaeum Monthly magazine and an column in which we interview people like the top two bidders here - just so we can understand.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:31 pm 
 

No fireworks for me this year :eye:  ...




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Post Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:56 am 
 

I always enjoy auctions where sellers post their item is in MINT condition except for ...  




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MINT condition Dragon #1 for $80 except that half of the cover has been knawed off by a ravenous beast.

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:24 am 
 

Mars wrote:I always enjoy auctions where sellers post their item is in MINT condition except for ...  


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MINT condition Dragon #1 for $80 except that half of the cover has been knawed off by a ravenous beast.


In fairness to the seller, he's not attempting to hide the fact that the item's cover is torn up.  The text and the picture make clear that this item has a severe problem.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:01 am 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:In fairness to the seller, he's not attempting to hide the fact that the item's cover is torn up.  The text and the picture make clear that this item has a severe problem.

The word MINT doesn't belong the auction description, unless he's including a breath MINT with the module.  I bet some of you are drooling and wanting to bid on this post because it contains the word MINT, so I'll SHRINK away and WRAP it up.   :lol:

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:11 am 
 

deimos3428 wrote:The word MINT doesn't belong the auction description, unless he's including a breath MINT with the module.  I bet some of you are drooling and wanting to bid on this post because it contains the word MINT, so I'll SHRINK away and WRAP it up.   :lol:


Deimos, you're a genius. I'll be able to insert the keyword MINT in all my auction description titles now....just display a breath mint next to whatever module or item in the accompanying photo, and indicate in the item description it's FREE with purchase!

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:34 am 
 

Badmike wrote:Deimos, you're a genius. I'll be able to insert the keyword MINT in all my auction description titles now....just display a breath mint next to whatever module or item in the accompanying photo, and indicate in the item description it's FREE with purchase!

Oh, that's nothing.  Try joining the Virginia Glee Club if you really want to boost sales... ;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGC

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