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Post Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 2:43 am 
 


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Gobsmacked.  What in hell were they bidding on in this lot?



Check out my bid at the bottom of the list.  I was looking for Stormwrecker.


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 2:52 am 
 

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Gobsmacked.  What in hell were they bidding on in this lot?

Check out my bid at the bottom of the list.  I was looking for Stormwrecker.




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Post Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 3:05 am 
 

I dont even see a stormwrecker in that lot, only a "Shipwrecker".


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:59 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:I dont even see a stormwrecker in that lot, only a "Shipwrecker".


Right...Shipwrecker.   8)  Although.....Stormwrecker would also be a pretty cool title, wouldn't it?   :D


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 1:06 pm 
 


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$96 opening bid?! I want what ever they are smoking. :roll:


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:00 pm 
 


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Hmmm.  Can't figure out the two bids for the same amount...

  

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:17 pm 
 

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Hmmm.  Can't figure out the two bids for the same amount...




Just means he placed another bid after his first one.


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Post Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 4:10 am 
 

Guess he wanted to make sure he got it...

  

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 4:21 am 
 

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Hmmm.  Can't figure out the two bids for the same amount...




Christmas shopping.  New ebayer, sealed item that someone they know probably wants.  



This is the time when people might want to pay more for stuff.  I know it's irrational (but I'm sure we've all suffered from it at least once in our lives).  If you plan on spending $80.00 for someone, but find something they want for $40 it almost feels too cheap . . . now you've either got to get a more expensive gift or a second gift . . .


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:14 am 
 


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 5:56 pm 
 


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Alan has just lost the distiction of being the person from the forum with the highest bid ever on an L3. :?  Why????


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 5:58 pm 
 

Its got worse after I posted it. WTF is going on?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 6:01 pm 
 

$139.50!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 9:17 pm 
 

Wow, what a day!  What's next?


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:34 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Why????


bclarkie wrote:Its got worse after I posted it. WTF is going on?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!


bclarkie wrote:$139.50

:?  :?  :?

Why all the commentary, Brian? What am I missing? Was there a sale somewhere on question marks and exclamation points?

Oh, and "worse" is a very, very interesting choice of words there. From my perspective it got better.

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:53 pm 
 

Howdy,


Good price for you, sure. That's all cool and good. Brian isn't complaining against you.

What Brian is saying is $139 is ridiculous from a buyer's perspective. Anyone can buy the entire Silver Anniversary set on any given week for $100. I just sold one for $111. Yet, someone will pay $139 for L3 without the rest of the set. :?:

Heck I should have said, L3 MINT!!! and I'll throw in the rest of a Silver Anniversary set for free! :lol:


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:57 pm 
 

Duke, I am nothing but happy for ya.  :wink:   That said, I really for the life of me could not figure out what Lance was thinking there. :?   I mean its great for you no doubt, but I mean realistically what the hell?  I can tell you that while your auction was counting down, it made me decide to pick up this auction:




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It sat there for a full 6 days before I decided to pull the trigger. :?


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:07 pm 
 

It was an unexpected result, I'll grant you that. It reminds me of the few times that I've sold a CD or DVD on eBay to a buyer who could have actually saved money and gotten a brand-new copy from Amazon or his local Best Buy. And, yes, the irony of you getting the entire set for less money is not lost on me. :)

Sometimes, who knows, though? Maybe it was "It Must Be Mine Syndrome" ... maybe fewer and fewer people are breaking up the boxed sets, making L3 a little more rare ... maybe it was eBay-n00bzOrz getting too excited (two of those guys appeared to be new-ish). Sometimes with eBay ... well, we wouldn't even have this thread if every result was predictable.

Honestly, I would have been thrilled with $90, so I'll take it. :) And, hey, it all just gets handed over to the warden, anyway. Wife, I mean! Wife!

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:20 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:It was an unexpected result, I'll grant you that. It reminds me of the few times that I've sold a CD or DVD on eBay to a buyer who could have actually saved money and gotten a brand-new copy from Amazon or his local Best Buy. And, yes, the irony of you getting the entire set for less money is not lost on me. :)

Sometimes, who knows, though? Maybe it was "It Must Be Mine Syndrome" ... maybe fewer and fewer people are breaking up the boxed sets, making L3 a little more rare ... maybe it was eBay-n00bzOrz getting too excited (two of those guys appeared to be new-ish). Sometimes with eBay ... well, we wouldn't even have this thread if every result was predictable.

Honestly, I would have been thrilled with $90, so I'll take it. :) And, hey, it all just gets handed over to the warden, anyway. Wife, I mean! Wife!


Its a great auction for you, I would be extremely happy myself about the result.   Much to the great delight of sellers such as yourself and I, noobs get into bidding wars all the time, if they didn't we really wouldn't need this thread. :wink:  That said though, it was more of Lance's bids that really kind of threw me and caused me to react the way I did.   I just really couldn't not grasp why Lance didn't back off .  I seriously have nothing against him at all(he actually seems like a great guy)  and he can spend all of his money however and whenever he wants, I just figured that he would not have allowed himself to get into a bidding war like that. I mean considering he is not a noob and there was actually a whole set sitting there for almost a full week for much less than he was ending up buying the one item from the set for.  It really just kind of blew my mind, thats all. :)


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:26 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:That said though, it was more of Lance's bids that really kind of threw me

Not that this will be my first, or last, dumb question, but ... uh, which one is Lance? I really don't recognize any of those IDs, although RPGauctions sounds familiar.

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