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Post Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 12:32 am 
 

I guess I'm rich, because I have a stack of these!!! WhoooHooooo!



http://cgi.ebay.com/The-Black-Wing-Drag ... dZViewItem



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Post Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 1:42 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:but what am I supposed to do if your avatar pops out of the closet behind me?  REH isn't here...what do I do, fight your guy off with my copy of Always Comes Evening?

No, no, you whack him with a complete set of the Conan pastiches by DeCamp and Carter. Those do extra acid damage (and they also lower intelligence and act as a Sleep spell).

Ah, fanboy humor ... there's just nothing like it. :)

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Post Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 2:07 am 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:
MShipley88 wrote:but what am I supposed to do if your avatar pops out of the closet behind me?  REH isn't here...what do I do, fight your guy off with my copy of Always Comes Evening?

No, no, you whack him with a complete set of the Conan pastiches by DeCamp and Carter. Those do extra acid damage (and they also lower intelligence and act as a Sleep spell).

Ah, fanboy humor ... there's just nothing like it. :)


:lol:  :lol:  :lol:

I also laughed really hard when I saw your quote line.

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Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 11:18 pm 
 

Yeah, 'tis only a BIN but if anyone wishes to throw themselves to the wolves...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 7035749372



(binder hole damage to set one = ask for a $5 discount?)



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Post Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 2:35 am 
 

I just found multiple copies of these in my storage boxes.

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Post Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 5:57 pm 
 

Here's one that never gets old: Sombody thinks TSR's boxed AD&D miniatures are worth $40 BIN: auction. And he's got three other of the most common sets listed for the same price.



You know, I saw an unopened set of those pop up at a gaming convention in February.  The opening bid was $1, and nobody bid it.  That's how not-worth-it these things are.

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Post Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 12:25 am 
 

At $1 they should have bid.  They will regret that they didn't...since up is the only direction from $1.

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Post Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 10:23 am 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-Zebulons-Guide ... dZViewItem



I like Star Frontiers as much as the next guy but not only does this seem to be just a bit on the high side but the bidders ID's are all kept private.  Wouldnt this allow the seller to shill the auction at will and no one would be the wiser?  :?

  

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Post Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 10:26 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-Zebulons-Guide ... dZViewItem

I like Star Frontiers as much as the next guy but not only does this seem to be just a bit on the high side but the bidders ID's are all kept private.  Wouldnt this allow the seller to shill the auction at will and no one would be the wiser?  :?




That's my understanding, which is why I wouldn't bid on any auction if I couldn't see who the other bidders are.

  

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Post Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 11:12 am 
 

No bids from me on any items without a firm shipping and handling price.

The secret bidder list is a new one to me.  Hadn't thought about shill bidding.

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Post Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 11:21 am 
 

Razzmatazz about french SW D&D boxes...



** sorry, I don't know if I can use the term razzmatazz for this kind of situation, but I learned it with Pulp (from Sheffield, I think Jarvis Cooker sang in the last Harry Potter movie or maybe I am totally wrong), and I don't have many opportunities to use it  :wink: **



http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... %3AIT&rd=1



http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... %3AIT&rd=1



As you can see, if you are a little interested in our tiny french market, prices can soar very fast with new ebayers. But these items were sold 2 weeks ago, and neither the seller nor the buyer had feedbacks for those items.

And the buyer's feedbacks make me think this transaction have aborted.

  

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Post Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 11:28 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-Zebulons-Guide ... dZViewItem

I like Star Frontiers as much as the next guy but not only does this seem to be just a bit on the high side but the bidders ID's are all kept private.  Wouldnt this allow the seller to shill the auction at will and no one would be the wiser?  :?




This item usaually goes in the $30.00 range


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Post Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 12:13 pm 
 

YIKES!!!!



http://cgi.ebay.com/LOT-VINTAGE-ADVANCE ... dZViewItem

  

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Post Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 1:02 pm 
 





hmmm few 0 FB newbies on that one....potentially suspect too?



wish we could all sell things for that much all the time :D



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Post Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 3:20 pm 
 

TEXTBOOK!  This is absolutely a textbook example of why sniping works and should be used.

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Post Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 6:34 pm 
 







Looks like a pattern:



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 7033931400



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Post Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 10:19 pm 
 

You have got to love newbies:



http://cgi.ebay.com/WG9-Gargoyle-AD-D-D ... dZViewItem



http://cgi.ebay.com/WGR6-The-City-of-Sk ... dZViewItem



http://cgi.ebay.com/WGR5-Iuz-the-Evil-A ... dZViewItem



http://cgi.ebay.com/WGS1-Five-Shall-Be- ... dZViewItem



http://cgi.ebay.com/WGS2-Howl-From-the- ... dZViewItem





You would have though that they were the abolute last ones ever being offered on EBay.  :roll:



And I am not really sure what this guys problem was:



http://cgi.ebay.com/N1-Against-the-Cult ... dZViewItem


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 7:47 pm 
 

The price isn't silly but check out the shipping to the US...



http://cgi.ebay.com/DUNGEONS-AND-DRAGON ... dZViewItem



Even the UK shipping might be a little out of line


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:43 pm 
 

Marlith wrote:The price isn't silly but check out the shipping to the US...

http://cgi.ebay.com/DUNGEONS-AND-DRAGON ... dZViewItem

Even the UK shipping might be a little out of line




heheh yeah what a crock of sh*t that one is!



you can prb send that standard parcels in the UK WITH insurance for appx a 1/3 of that...poss a slight bit more but hardly much more.



whats more, i love their extra text, how wrong they are :) wonder what xaxaxe and frank m would make of that :D



"WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE TO YOUR GOODS, ONCE THEY HAVE BEEN POSTED, AND OUR OUT OF OUR CONTROL.

SO INSURANCE IS AVAILABLE IF YOU WANT IT. PLEASE REQUEST IT BEFORE YOU PAY FOR YOUR GOODS. THEN WE CAN ADD THE COST TO YOUR INVOICE.

IF YOU NEED TO MAKE A CLAIM FOR LOST/DAMAGED GOODS. WE WILL GIVE YOU ANY INFORMATION WE HAVE. BUT IT IS DOWN TO YOU TO MAKE THE CLAIM.

ONCE WE HAVE PROOF OF POSTAGE, IT IS OUT OF OUR CONTROL AND RESPONSIBILITY."




silly people.



*makes a mental note not to deal with them*



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Post Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:47 pm 
 

i've just had a sift through their other auctions too and they have hiked up the shipping on every auction...some not much granted, but certainly OTT.

defo not one to be dealing with UNLESS youre quite happy with the item you wanna get.

gotta love the shipping on the full birthright lot. £30 postage  8O  8O  8O  8O  8O  8O
again that would prb work out at about 1/3.

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