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

zdaddyo wrote:Shilled?


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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  
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:) :) 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  
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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


$40-45 about 3 years ago when fast rules $20-30 + ironclad were $12 bulk purchase

  


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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:


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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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Post Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:03 pm 
 

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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!!!!


But why?!?  Why feel the need to pay so much for something that is in such poor condition?  Even though I think the price on the Hardtack was high....its condition is far superior to that copy of Fast Rules....even if the staples were replaced.

I just dont get it.  :|


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:32 pm 
 

What Lance wants, Lance gets. I am sure he has the largest non-TSR collection out there.


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:39 pm 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:What Lance wants, Lance gets. I am sure he has the largest non-TSR collection out there.


Too true....but technically my question was posed to NetRodent since his second highest bid was right up there.


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:04 pm 
 

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




I certainly wouldn't have minded winning this for half the price either. I'm sure all three of the top bidders aren't thrilled with the competitive state of affairs.



I think in part it just reflects the different motivations and mentalities in the community bidding on these items on eBay. For example, I'm not really concerned about the valuation of my collection, or my ability to turn this purchase around for a profit in 2 or 5 or 20 years. I am concerned that scarce items appear infrequently, and in some respects paying more is simply an alternative to waiting longer. Time is, as always, money.



While I'm sympathetic to the wish that prices were stable and sane, my sympathy is similar to that for, say, world peace. I suspect that in most similar markets there is a small group of annoying spenders who inflate the market and attract a good deal of derision.

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:49 pm 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:What Lance wants, Lance gets. I am sure he has the largest non-TSR collection out there.


And looking at the completed auctions you can't help but agree with that statment...

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:58 pm 
 

I should clarify my assessment by stating that Lance is one of the nicest guys in the collecting business. More power to him.


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