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Post Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:19 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:I just don't get it.  Am I missing something here?
Condition?  The pic is blurry, so it's hard to tell but the corners look mighty sharp.  Maybe Gus had the inside track on some photos.

(Or maybe he was drinking with the guy that took the auction photo.)

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 7:42 am 
 

Well, I got me a whole list of crazy bidders here...

http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0009963748



Look at the auction picture! :roll:

Duh... :D



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Post Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:42 am 
 

faro wrote:Well, I got me a whole list of crazy bidders here...
http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0009963748

Look at the auction picture! :roll:
Duh... :D

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First I am glad someone else other than me won that. I had meant to pull that snipe before I left for work. I was getting bidder remorse in advance. I find it harder and harder to bid on character sheets. The last set I bought I had a hard time paying what I did and it was half the snipe I had on these. Driving home I thought..."Crap! I never cancelled the snipe  :cry: ..it would be just my luck if I actually got a snipe to work for a change.



Ok that said it is probably just too early for me and lack of coffee but I am not getting what you are saying here. The price the last one went for was higher IIRC. Is it crazy because it is too low? I can't see anything out of line with the picture...or is it one from here or something like that? Again could be me or environmental factors affecting me but I am missing something....or perhaps I was not meant to see the whole picture  :lol:


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:57 am 
 

Wizard logo instead of lizard logo.

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:04 am 
 

Marlith wrote:Ok that said it is probably just too early for me and lack of coffee but I am not getting what you are saying here. The price the last one went for was higher IIRC... I can't see anything out of line with the picture...

Nah; last one was 1977 Lizard: this one is 1979 Wizard (still has 1977 copyright...).
"Value" probably around the $25-30 mark, tops, allowing for the faults.

I'd like to know what Frank's excuse was. ;)

Marlith wrote:..it would be just my luck if I actually got a snipe to work for a change.

Very nearly did: I only upped my snipe when I saw I'd won the other auctions and the price was moving ahead.
Paid too much attention to the text and the picture just didn't kick me hard enough...! :o


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:08 am 
 

Plaag wrote:Wizard logo instead of lizard logo.

(I type slowly, OK...? :))


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:15 am 
 

I think it went high but only by a sliver. Those early sheets with Wham cover, whichever logo, are getting extremely hard to find.

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:54 am 
 

ExTSR wrote:I think it went high but only by a sliver. Those early sheets with Wham cover, whichever logo, are getting extremely hard to find.

Heh... OK, then! I'll stick with my evaluation for now and look on bemusedly at the Acaeum listing (should that ever be updated) for an item that was not what either of the highest bidders thought it was! :)

(Sorry, I can't get the seller to send you that one over, Frank: from past experience he has a totally inflexible (personal) interpretation of eBay rules :?).

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ExTSR wrote:GenCon Autograph note: If you like defaced product (tho I know many of you emphatically do not)...

I've heard such rumors, too. ;)


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Post Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2006 3:17 am 
 

Iuz the Evil, minus its map, with a $50 starting bid...




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Post Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 2:51 pm 
 

Umm...he says it's OK if it doesn't sell...I'd say plan on that.



http://cgi.ebay.com/HUGE-LOT-OF-VINTAGE ... dZViewItem

  

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 3:18 pm 
 

seeyouinescrow wrote:Umm...he says it's OK if it doesn't sell...I'd say plan on that.


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I posted a "watch" on this item...to annoy the seller.   :lol:


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 7:06 pm 
 

Hmm... did anyone post this link, did I click-through to it by accident, or have the phishers got new technology?



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0016078853

(All the seller needed was some paste-on woodgrain paper borders and they could've doubled that ask. Sheesh.... :?)





Gyax? Sounds like some kinda lone wolf author, that. :3


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 7:15 pm 
 

faro wrote:Hmm... did anyone post this link, did I click-through to it by accident, or have the phishers got new technology?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0016078853
(All the seller needed was some paste-on woodgrain paper borders and they could've doubled that ask. Sheesh.... :?)


Gyax? Sounds like some kinda lone wolf author, that. :3




Seems like that seeler is just oozing with intelligence:




** expired eBay auction **




I also get the privelidge of paying $70.19 for 12 unlisted books.  :roll:



note: On the OCE booklets there is also a reserve to go along with that $500.00 starting bid as well. :roll:


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 7:18 pm 
 

Message to sent to partially retarded seller:

bclarkie wrote:This auction is absolutely hysterical. Thanks for the laugh, it really made my day!


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:20 pm 
 

re. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0016078853

bclarkie wrote:Message to sent to partially retarded seller:


Subtle wording earned me a public response. *yay*

(Worth another sad shake of the head, I think).



Do let us know what response you get, Brian. ;)


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:35 pm 
 

faro wrote:Subtle wording earned me a public response. *yay*
(Worth another sad shake of the head, I think).


:lol:

Those things look like they have been "blessed" by Zuggtmoy...

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:43 pm 
 

faro wrote:re.  
** expired eBay auction **


Subtle wording earned me a public response. *yay*
(Worth another sad shake of the head, I think).

Do let us know what response you get, Brian. ;)




Something tells me that I am not going to get a response. :P   You have really got to love though how matter of fact his response is, almost like he knows exactly what he is talking about. :lol:


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 2:16 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:
Something tells me that I am not going to get a response. :P   You have really got to love though how matter of fact his response is, almost like he knows exactly what he is talking about. :lol:


well lets face it, at the end of the day, hes just a muppet :)

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