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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 
 

serleran wrote:
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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Post Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:22 pm 
 

- 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)
thanks for confirming my thoughts
do you have photo of mint copy?? would like to see how good is possible to get #1

  

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:36 pm 
 

Rakeesh sah Tarna wrote:- 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)
thanks for confirming my thoughts
do you have photo of mint copy?? would like to see how good is possible to get #1


the #1 that was sold in the auction at GenCon was pretty nice from memory - i would have got it if i could have afforded it, but there were other things i wanted more.

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:05 pm 
 

Rakeesh sah Tarna wrote:-
do you have photo of mint copy?? would like to see how good is possible to get #1


I'd like to see the mint one as well.

These are closeups of the spine wear on my copy and the only corner with rounding (for comparison).  

http://aycu15.webshots.com/image/23534/ ... 809_rs.jpg
http://aycu31.webshots.com/image/25830/ ... 271_rs.jpg
http://aycu07.webshots.com/image/23606/ ... 011_rs.jpg

  


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:55 am 
 

ScketreWhisp wrote:

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...


Wait a second, you have four Dragon Magazine #1's, you bid this most recent one up to $332 and you are saying that you do this for fun??? Nah, I was born at night, just not last night....

And FWIW, I don't need anyone  to help ensure the price of my Dragon #1 goes for anything more than what its really worth. I'll pass on the artificial inflation thanks.


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 2:33 am 
 

ScketreWhisp wrote: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..


There was a 19th century explorer who would dig up Egyptian tombs, keep the best artifacts, & destroy the rest. He told this to the buyers of the artifacts, who would thus be assured of the uniqueness of their purchase.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 5:21 am 
 

Douglas,  

1st off I hope your wife is OK.  I just caught the tail end of the chat conversation.

ScketreWhisp wrote:No I am not the high bidder, but I did make sure it went for a premium price :)


I trust this was very much said tounge in cheek.  As a collector it is frustrating when auctions are being bid up for the sake of artificially inflating the price some shop owner wants to sell them for.  I don't begrudge anyone making a dollar in fact quite the opposite.  Just know that by doing so you potentially damage your relationship with your buyers and this is important in a SMALL market.  

While I am in a minority that is able to pay a premium price (and often do).  I will pay that premium to others who are not inflating the market.  

ScketreWhisp wrote:I donate 10% of all eBay sales to The Acaeum, so your purchase helps keep a great site online
(the site is great, the owner is great, and 99% of the users are probably great, just tread carefully when visiting as the few who "bark" the loudest probably keep many at a distance)


Clearly from your own words you like the Acaeum.  Just remember the heart and soul of the site isn't the physical forum. It is the people that make up the site. Including those barking 1%

ScketreWhisp wrote: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.


Recommendation: Use Visa with your Paypal and if you get stiffed go straight for a chargeback rather than Paypal.  Your bank will look after you far better than Paypal.


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:50 am 
 

i like to get on with everyone me, and at times whether i have the money or not (quite often not), i will still dip and buy something i really want - often at random (as most ppl know me)....

however dude, bidding on things just to protect the value of your "stock" is real bad form.

i buy and sell...sometimes i win, sometimes i lose, thats life, but cross the lines between being an all out capitalist with no morals and a collector and youre always going to have conflict here and most other places and i have seen the guys with deep pockets deliberately avoid a purchase on pure principal.

should be very careful of your actions. folk KNOW what stuff is worth and its not always what YOU think its worth. sure, you might get a little muppet from time to time who will dash out cash for what you want the price to be, sure you will, but in the end, them folk become harder and harder to find, as when they become collectors themselves, they wise up to the prices scenario and go elsewhere for product at a more reasonable "market" value.

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:51 am 
 

by the way, that was said purely without Prejudice, so i hope you read it like that.

you seem like a cool guy and i do hope that your wife is well.

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