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Post Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:55 am 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:A French duel? How do you figure out who surrenders first?


They dice for it! :P


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:57 am 
 

Deadlord39, Prufrock...

I will give Loki a correction first...

But now you are the next ones on my list.
Prepare yourself !

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:54 am 
 

happy to pay a premium, or even maybe duel, for any more shrink wrapped french stuff......

  

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:32 am 
 

Degassy31 wrote:happy to pay a premium, or even maybe duel, for any more shrink wrapped french stuff......


:D

I was very happy to have already mine when I saw you were bidding on that foreign stuff !
That first edition (Otus illustration and Face Logo) is very rare, even in France. And I can't imagine a shrinkwrapped one !

Nice win, I could not resist !

  


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:49 pm 
 

le Rahib wrote:lokiwookie, je demande réparation pour cet affreux affront public ! Demain matin en costume de warduke devant le mini-Casino d'Aix avec des épées en plastique...

Okay, you guys need to step aside here ... I took high school French, so I'll do the translating:

"Lokiwookie, my good friend, let us fly to the U.S. this summer and use our strong Euros to buy up all of the items owned by our American pig-dog Acaeum brothers. Then we will fly home (first class) with suitcases stuffed full of woodgrains and R series modules. Call me if this will work for you."

Not bad, huh? Who says 12 years of public schooling doesn't provide a good education?

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:37 pm 
 

Do you have the monster manual stats for the dreaded "pig-dog?"  :D


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:16 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:Okay, you guys need to step aside here ... I took high school French, so I'll do the translating:

"Lokiwookie, my good friend, let us fly to the U.S. this summer and use our strong Euros to buy up all of the items owned by our American pig-dog Acaeum brothers. Then we will fly home (first class) with suitcases stuffed full of woodgrains and R series modules. Call me if this will work for you."

Not bad, huh? Who says 12 years of public schooling doesn't provide a good education?


X, your comprehension of french is absolutely remarkable. You can understand french between the lines !
Strong Euros makes thing easier when we bid, but I would say that USPS is now very expensive. So a trip to the US to strip of all our Acaeum fellows is a good idea :D
Strong Euros is good for me, unfortunately, I don't have as much as I want :wink:...  

But, I can tell you, if I can't buy all those Woodgrains, I will gather as much White Plume Mountains as possible !  
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Post Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:20 pm 
 

Shilled?



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... :IT&ih=017



One bad (sure just one) thing I've noticed with eBay is that you can see if someone has bid twice in a row on an item. Essentially upping their bid. This leaves that users more susceptible to shilling since the shill now knows that the user upped their bid. Two bids in a row should show up as one bid until the auction is done.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:44 am 
 

zdaddyo wrote:Shilled?


** expired eBay auction **


One bad (sure just one) thing I've noticed with eBay is that you can see if someone has bid twice in a row on an item. Essentially upping their bid. This leaves that users more susceptible to shilling since the shill now knows that the user upped their bid. Two bids in a row should show up as one bid until the auction is done.




I don't think this is a shilling situation, when you look at the timing of the bids.   0***1 bid 20 and 40 back to back early and led the auction most of the way.  d***t bid twice, driving the price to 10.50, then gave up - they could be a shill, taking advantage of the situation you put forth, but just as likely they gave up after seeing the price go too high.



When the winner bid, the price was at $10.50, and they came in with an initial bid of at least $41, then upped it twice more for good measure.  They must have really wanted that book?



The 1 feedback new ebayer might set off the shill alarm, but in this case they don't seem to be attempting to drive up the price actively.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:28 am 
 

"pig-dogs" I like it.

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 6:37 pm 
 

degassy lofenloc battle uk box $158.15  
** expired eBay auction **
:) :) good but that good??

$366 uk g + ds w/holepunch g1 + $459 sw oce makes up for degassy

  

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:37 pm 
 

research research research  
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;) ;)

hoped $50 snipe :lol: :lol:

  

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:48 pm 
 

Rakeesh sah Tarna wrote:research research research  
** expired eBay auction **
;) ;)
hoped $50 snipe :lol: :lol:




This is just the book from the battlesystem box isn't it?

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:53 pm 
 

Mars wrote:
This is just the book from the battlesystem box isn't it?


Yup. :?


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:06 am 
 

Wow....just wow.  :lol:



http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0232067331



No surprise as to who the three highest bidders are. Quite a bit of difference in bid price between the top three bidders and the fourth one (me  :wink: ).  It will make it all the more enjoyable when I end up winning one of these for half the price.  :D



This one just blows me away as well:



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0232068109



Damn thing looks like it was deep fried.  Hopefully it doesnt smell like it as well.  :roll:


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:32 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Wow....just wow.  :lol:

http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0232067331

No surprise as to who the three highest bidders are. Quite a bit of difference in bid price between the top three bidders and the fourth one (me  :wink: ).

no surprise at all :) :)

Kingofpain89 wrote:It will make it all the more enjoyable when I end up winning one of these for half the price.  :D


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:50 am 
 

Who were 2 and 3?


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:58 am 
 

bombadil wrote:Who were 2 and 3?

Lofenloc and thefantasymuseum I think.

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:29 am 
 

Mars wrote:Lofenloc and thefantasymuseum I think.


Bingo.  :)


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:41 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Wow....just wow.  :lol:
This one just blows me away as well:


** expired eBay auction **


Damn thing looks like it was deep fried.  Hopefully it doesnt smell like it as well.  :roll:




I was #2 on this one. Given the poor condition of this item I thought my bid was silly enough that no one would pay anything close to it.  I should have known better.



*shaking fist in the air* LOFENLOCCCCCCCCC!!!!


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