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Post Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 9:58 pm 
 


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** expired eBay auction **






He has dozens of items, all with high bids!!

  


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:02 am 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/AD-D-Module-G123-G1 ... TS-9058-EX C_W0QQitemZ200141070111QQihZ010QQcategoryZ44112QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1 QQcmdZViewItem


He has dozens of items, all with high bids!!




I was going to gloat but it looks like my copy didn't do so well :P



Aug-10-07 Aug-17-07 08:23:30 PDT US $37.00 D&D Module G1-2-3 Against the Giants TSR 9058 *UN-USED*

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 11:06 am 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/TSR-DONT-GIVE-UP-th ... dZViewItem



http://cgi.ebay.com/TSR-CHAINMAIL-medie ... dZViewItem



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Post Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:03 pm 
 

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** expired eBay auction **



** expired eBay auction **


Gimme a break!  8O




King, I sold mine for $125.00 a couple of weeks ago ... and I have 4 SW Chainmail 8th prints up for $89.00 ... so you never know... someone out there will buy them eventually ... I mean look at the Dragon # 1 at $355.00 already and I have one in the store for $349.00 that 3 people with new accounts or less than 10 feedback want to buy (and I won't sell to them).... I have 3 more Dragon # 1s to put online this weekend... eventually someone will pay the price... :)

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:12 pm 
 

people with new accounts or less than 10 feedback want to buy (and I won't sell to them


That's a bit unfair. I am a new user on eBay. Feedback is only a 2 right now, but I have not received 3 items so I haven't given feedback to those sellers (and hence, no reason for them to leave me any,) giving me, at most, a tentative 5 (awesome, huh! But, you started at zero, too.) This attitude would outright prevent me from making a purchase from you because I have only recently been able to get eBay and PayPal to be friends. I understand it, but a blanket policy just irks me.


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:14 pm 
 

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King, I sold mine for $125.00 a couple of weeks ago ... and I have 4 SW Chainmail 8th prints up for $89.00 ... so you never know... someone out there will buy them eventually ... I mean look at the Dragon # 1 at $355.00 already and I have one in the store for $349.00 that 3 people with new accounts or less than 10 feedback want to buy (and I won't sell to them).... I have 3 more Dragon # 1s to put online this weekend... eventually someone will pay the price... :)


Creep1962 is that you?


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:32 pm 
 

ScketreWhisp wrote:
King, I sold mine for $125.00 a couple of weeks ago ... and I have 4 SW Chainmail 8th prints up for $89.00 ... so you never know... someone out there will buy them eventually ... I mean look at the Dragon # 1 at $355.00 already and I have one in the store for $349.00 that 3 people with new accounts or less than 10 feedback want to buy (and I won't sell to them).... I have 3 more Dragon # 1s to put online this weekend... eventually someone will pay the price... :)


So under what ebay account would this store be?


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:46 pm 
 

ScketreWhisp wrote:
King, I sold mine for $125.00 a couple of weeks ago ... and I have 4 SW Chainmail 8th prints up for $89.00 ... so you never know... someone out there will buy them eventually ... I mean look at the Dragon # 1 at $355.00 already and I have one in the store for $349.00 that 3 people with new accounts or less than 10 feedback want to buy (and I won't sell to them).... I have 3 more Dragon # 1s to put online this weekend... eventually someone will pay the price... :)


Well I guess we know where this guy is getting his prices from then.  $125 for a TSR DGUTS is an abberation to say the least.  Shit, I know someone who paid less than that for a 1st print Guidon DGUTS this past week.  And anyone that pays $89 or more for an 8th print Chainmail is just plain too lazy to look elsewhere.  You are right though...eventually some dumbass will pay your price.  Regardless of if someone does or not...its still a silly damn price.  :?


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:52 pm 
 

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You are right though...eventually some dumbass will pay your price.  


Just don't be real surprised if this time next year its still sitting on your shelf collecting dust....


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:54 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:
Just don't be real surprised if this time next year its still sitting on your shelf collecting dust....


Agreed ... but the previous post referred to specific items currently on eBay in a shop at a certain BIN price.  I can't seem to find them ....


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:58 pm 
 

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Agreed ... but the previous post referred to specific items currently on eBay in a shop at a certain BIN price.  I can't seem to find them ....




Here's the store to avoid:



eBay listings





BTW, who wants to bet that the current high bidder of the Dragon Magazine #1 sitting at $355 is none other than sketrewisp aka douglaswrhea.... :roll:


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:02 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:

Here's the store to avoid:

eBay listings


BTW, who wants to bet that the current high bidder of the Dragon Magazine #1 sitting at $355 is none other than sketrewisp aka douglaswrhea.... :roll:




Now it all makes sense.  So one question to Douglas.  Why don't I see the Inverness in your store yet?


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:04 pm 
 

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That's a bit unfair. I am a new user on eBay. Feedback is only a 2 right now, but I have not received 3 items so I haven't given feedback to those sellers (and hence, no reason for them to leave me any,) giving me, at most, a tentative 5 (awesome, huh! But, you started at zero, too.) This attitude would outright prevent me from making a purchase from you because I have only recently been able to get eBay and PayPal to be friends. I understand it, but a blanket policy just irks me.


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:15 pm 
 

Same here, Serleran.  I'm not shrewish about newbies.


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:30 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:

Here's the store to avoid:

eBay listings


BTW, who wants to bet that the current high bidder of the Dragon Magazine #1 sitting at $355 is none other than sketrewisp aka douglaswrhea.... :roll:




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Nope he is bidder number 5 .... Just confirmed it.


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:36 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:

Here's the store to avoid:

eBay listings


BTW, who wants to bet that the current high bidder of the Dragon Magazine #1 sitting at $355 is none other than sketrewisp aka douglaswrhea.... :roll:




No I am not the high bidder, but I did make sure it went for a premium price :) (and no I am not Creep1962, but I have bought few things from him and even made a few bucks on them)



Also, I have pulled many items from my store and taken them off eBay to sell to a couple of Acaeum members at better prices (ask CenterStage or Smarmy)



In any case, in answer to improvstone, it will be in the store at some point when I am ready to let it go, as will other items. I have actually upgraded many items in my collection and will put others back out to sell. In some cases the ones I just bought since they weren't as nice as advertised and thus no better than what I have.



As to collecting dust, well I do that too, should I never sell them, I really don't care, they are still here in my cabinet until they do.. next year, or 20 years from now :)



To serleran, I got burned for 2 items at $700+ last year, one I sold, one I bought and PayPal only refunded $200 in a single case... sorry but the only information I have on an ebayer is length of account and feedback... not to say even that means all transactions are safe.



In your case, you are an Acaeum member, so carries a bit more weight since you may have dealt with other members here and thus I can get feedback from them. Not that you may want to buy anything I have, but if you do, let me know.



You know, everyone does this for different reasons, I collect for the heck of it, but also like to sell some things to make a few bucks... then again I do destroy some items, even valuable ones if I think they should have never been sold to begin with... like the Dragon 1-6 I bought for over $500  several weeks back.. the seller was selling for a friend and they ended up with NO staples in them.. he wouldn't refund the money (though I only wanted partial refund) .. in any case, they should never have been sold at a price like that with no staples.. I tossed the mags.. heck I tossed a 2nd print Chainmail last summer, it was in pretty bad shape.. (and hey, it helps your items go up in value if there are less still out there)

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:00 pm 
 

I still think its bizarre you won't sell to the guys with low feedback since I know you have more available.  I thought oog was a ringer of some sort but he's convinced me he's not so he's welcome to bid on the Dragon.

If you've been burned just don't ship until the money has cleared.  I'm not shipping anything anywhere to anyone until their check clears for the final price + shipping (and yes my shipping will be lower than given.  My bad for being a newbie seller).

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And the guy at 355 on the Dragon is some UK guy AFAICT.  I think Fin is out becuase of illness or something.

Edit: And FWIW I currently believe that the my copy is slightly better (emphas on slight) than the 349.00 copy.   However, my belief may not reflect reality since I can't get a good view of the 349.00 Dragon spine wear -- and its fricking hard to get a picture of my spine wear.  So I'm basing it on my belief mine is VF+ and his is VF.  But I'd be happy to post more photos and we can compare.   In any event the current bidder is a UK resident who, AFAIK, couldn't bin the 349.00 so that may explain his bid.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:14 pm 
 

Waiting for the money to clear doesn't mean it's yours...

When I sold a notebook computer to a buyer last year for $750.00, the buyer paid via PayPal. I got the money, I packed up the item and shipped it... and didn't pay attention that the address was not confirmed.

Three days later, PayPal takes my payment back because the eBay/PayPal accounts were hacked by some hacker and the legit owner reported the hacked account. The hacker changed the shipping address in PayPal and since I shipped it.. well, I got NO refund for anything.. lost a $750.00 computer.

The opposite was when I bought an item for $850.00, it looked legit, and when I paid, again, I didn't notice the PayPal account wasn't "confirmed' or whatever the term is when they are the seller... I sent the money.. again, turned out to be a scammer account and in that case I got $200.00 back, if the seller is confirmed or whatever you are covered up to $2000.00 or something...

So, I figured I better pay more attention and require my buyers to be a bit better than new accounts. I don't ship to unconfirmed addresses, and I refund payments from any account that buys and doesn't meet the criteria... or even if I suspect it's odd... I don't need to sell anything that bad any more.. it can collect dust if required... I got time to let the new ebay accounts age for 6 months and get some feedback :)

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:16 pm 
 

tdewey10 wrote:Edit: And FWIW I currently believe that the my copy is slightly better (emphas on slight) than the 349.00 copy.


Yes, I believe your copy is a bit better than mine, thus I hope yours sells even a bit higher. I have another F-VF I am putting online for $289.00, a VF like the one I have for $349.00 and a NM I am putting online for $389.00 this weekend... my Mint copy is still in my collection.

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