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Post Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 5:40 am 
 





SHILL ALERT! 8O


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Post Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 5:46 am 
 





And everytime this guy is in the bidder list  :?  he bought a DMG for $71

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 8:16 am 
 

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And everytime this guy is in the bidder list  :?  he bought a DMG for $71




When I first noticed this I thought that "3olivesdirty" was shilling as I noticed other auctions ( for normally common items ) being pushed up to silly amounts by this bidder ( especially since they had a zero FB ) .  I would more likely write them off as un-informed as they have bid ( and won ) on alot of stuff in the past week or so:



http://cgi6.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?V ... =25&sort=3



even a Volvo  :) If they just did a little research...............

  

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 8:35 am 
 

Lordan wrote:
even a Volvo  :) If they just did a little research...............



Waouh, who want to buy a Volvo nowadays?!  :)

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 9:18 am 
 

lokiwookie wrote:
Lordan wrote:
even a Volvo  :) If they just did a little research...............



Waouh, who want to buy a Volvo nowadays?!  :)


Only thing I will give him is it's the "classic"  70's coupe style, at least it wasn't the freaking god awful ugly Volvo 70's Hatchback....always think of pacer/gremlins when I see those  8O

  


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Post Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:16 pm 
 

Lordan wrote:
lokiwookie wrote:
Lordan wrote:
even a Volvo  :) If they just did a little research...............



Waouh, who want to buy a Volvo nowadays?!  :)


Only thing I will give him is it's the "classic"  70's coupe style, at least it wasn't the freaking god awful ugly Volvo 70's Hatchback....always think of pacer/gremlins when I see those  8O


Yeah!  Not just any old Volvo.  The beautiful P1800 http://www.saint.org/volvo.htm

I came very close to buying a Volvo Amazon off a friend a few years ago.  But instead I succumbed to the charms of a Citroën XM.  Almost universally reviled.  But I have always had a soft spot for them.  There's no accounting for taste.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 1:28 pm 
 

Taste shmaste!  Who buys a car on EBay?  Apparently, it happens a lot!  Good lord!

    This guy obviously has more money than sense and has decided that when he wants an item he does not want to lose the auction.

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 1:48 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:Taste shmaste!  Who buys a car on EBay?  Apparently, it happens a lot!  Good lord!


It is pretty funny but I was 1st place loozaaa on many Ebay car auctions a couple years back when I was trying to buy a 1967 Firbird 326 conv. I just couldn't win one and didn't care about said condition as I know what they are really worth and I would be ripping it down for restoration anyways.

I have bought many "rust-free" parts ( fenders, doors, etc ) from the mid west through Ebay Motors but I would though probably never buy a car I was going to drive "regularly" off ebay

  


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Post Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 6:57 pm 
 

An amazing eBay story with a happy ending:

At my last job, I worked next to a guy who one day decided he just had to have a '71 Barracuda so he could re-live the classic days of the muscle car. So, off he goes to eBay, where he thinks he spots a good deal.

Now, picture this: my co-worker has zero feedback, the seller has zero feedback, the car is literally 2,500 miles away, and the seller is requiring that the buyer arrange for all transportation. So, my co-worker comes to me for some general eBay advice, and I say "Red alert! Your money is going to disappear; you'll never hear from the guy again."

And I was wrong. They did the deal, my buddy flew back there and drove his new toy home, and both parties are, apparently, very happy.

Too scary for me, though; when he pressed the button to send the guy thousands of dollars, I just about had a stroke. I have a hard enough time sending someone $100 for a TSR super-module or a boxed set. You'll never see me on eBay Motors ...

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 2:47 am 
 

Why didn't he just give him the money when he flew to meet him?


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 3:34 am 
 

The time period between those two events (the purchase and the transport was pretty extensive — a couple of months, at least. It took a lot of logistical juggling to make it work (including my buddy trying to pull it off without missing any days of work).

And the seller, IIRC, was pretty cash-shy and desperate for some immediate liquidity (a divorce, possibly? that part is a little hazy ...)

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:34 am 
 

Is the Viking Gods minigame really worth $89?  



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8791297249

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 11:54 am 
 

NetRodent wrote:Is the Viking Gods minigame really worth $89?  

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8791297249




8O



I certainly wouldn't pay that much. Looks like a bidding war between two bidders...although their feedback is not that low. Maybe it hasn't been offered in a while in unpunched condition? The seller has nice photos as well. The same seller has a few others up....Remember the Alamo is currently at $49.



I like the cover art of these mini-games - the classic TSR artists: Otus (Vampyre), Dee (Attack Force/Antares), Holloway (Alamo/Viking Gods), Willingham (SAGA). Correct me if I am wrong on any of those. I can't tell who did Pleasantville or Icebergs (a Tom Wham game, by the way). I bought an unused, NM Vampyre about 5 years ago...for about $10-15 IIRC. The others seemed to go for about the same but I never got around to buying any of them.

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:29 pm 
 

All the mini-games usually go in the $10-20 range - even if unpunched.  That Viking Gods price of $89 is absurd.


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 6:12 pm 
 

The minigames go through surges and dead spots just like other categories, but $89 for a single game seems high, especially one that had a wide distribution from the industry's leading company.

I've seen $90 minigames sales before, but those (and they are not at all common) have been for things like unpunched copies of the first edition of Metagaming's Chitin I, a game that had spotty distribution and was almost always punched and played.

This seems like a pretty obvious bidding war (and I hope neither bidder is a shill). Frankly, this sort of thing is one reason I never use a BIN price.

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:07 pm 
 

I think over $20 a set is definitely high.  Here is an auction from a while back that I thought did fairly well.



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8759277496



6 of them for $56.

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 5:44 am 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:
This seems like a pretty obvious bidding war (and I hope neither bidder is a shill). Frankly, this sort of thing is one reason I never use a BIN price.


Since I always use a BIN, I think that is why I very, very seldom get ridiculous prices (or I'm just unlucky  :D ) .  However, once your sales volume gets up there, then I think you make out a little better with selling 30 BINS, vs. one "out-of-hand" auction.


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:12 am 
 

This one is great!



http://cgi.ebay.com/Drizzt-Drow-Ranger- ... dZViewItem



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Post Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:19 am 
 





Dude's up in Rochester, NY.  BeyondTB, can you go smack him with a Nick Tahou's Garbage Plate or a Gitsis White Hot?



Assuming either of those places are still in business.... It's been a few years since I lived there.



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Post Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 1:06 pm 
 

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Dude's up in Rochester, NY.  BeyondTB, can you go smack him with a Nick Tahou's Garbage Plate or a Gitsis White Hot?

Assuming either of those places are still in business.... It's been a few years since I lived there.

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Wow!  Someone familiar with the local cuisine.  The local cuisine being either Italian sub & pizza shops or greasy burger & hot dog joints that specialize is slopping a couple of burgers on a plate of home fries and mac salad and slathering the entire mess with hot sauce (Rochester Hot Sauce being a greasy ground beef chili-like concoction).



Anyway, they're still around.  You can't get rid of Nick Tahou's (or Schaller's, Bill Gray's and Tom Wahl's).



Ah . . . I feel a warm, loving tightening in my arteries just thinking about it . . .  



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