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Post Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 2:49 am 
 

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"Only one printing"!   8O

Wow...apparently, their in-depth research has failed to locate an extremely common Judges Guild product...available in two colors, by the way, from different printings.

Even a moderate Google search should have hit copies of this item.

Mine are both available (white and yellow) for $275.  A steal!


Sigh...You still get those people who think non standard is automatically valuable, plus you add 25+ years old, plus they remember that JG stuff was hard to find back in the day....
  He probably checked on ebay, didn't see any others for sale right now, immediately got dollar signs in his eyes thinking it was very rare....

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 3:05 am 
 

Badmike wrote:He probably checked on ebay, didn't see any others for sale right now, immediately got dollar signs in his eyes thinking it was very rare....



yes, yes... and they're right... that item... i cannot resist...

...it must be mine!!! ...MINE!!!! MINEEEEE!!!


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:39 pm 
 

Dungeons and Dragons complete player hanbook set..... :roll:



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Post Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:08 pm 
 

brute wrote:Dungeons and Dragons complete player hanbook set..... :roll:


** expired eBay auction **




Now that is funny!



The courage the Seller must have to part with such a magnificent collection - and for only $700, what he's thinking!

  

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Post Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:23 pm 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:
Now that is funny!

The courage the Seller must have to part with such a magnificent collection - and for only $700, what he's thinking!


I sent the seller a simple question:

"Valued from where?"

They'll probably say "From a reputable collectables company" :wink:


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:40 pm 
 

Kosh Vorlontay wrote:
I sent the seller a simple question:

"Valued from where?"

They'll probably say "From a reputable collectables company" :wink:


Or "an ebay seller under the name of valhallagames"

  

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:25 am 
 

What is that one module that is shown open?

And...he figures $70 apiece.  Not bad, he figures.

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:35 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:What is that one module that is shown open?

And...he figures $70 apiece.  Not bad, he figures.

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Didn't that cost the guy something like five bucks just to list at that price?

Poor Newbie!

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 8:13 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:What is that one module that is shown open?

And...he figures $70 apiece.  Not bad, he figures.

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 3:07 pm 
 

Wow...I am just continually amazed at how harper716 gets top dollar for his items. Here are some of this week's examples...



http://cgi.ebay.com/DUNGEONS-and-DRAGON ... 0071483151



http://cgi.ebay.com/DUNGEONS-and-DRAGON ... 0071487708



http://cgi.ebay.com/DUNGEONS-and-DRAGON ... 0071489841



http://cgi.ebay.com/ADVANCED-DUNGEONS-a ... 0071500507





Every week it's the same thing...premium prices for common items. Oh well, more power to him! I just don't get it... :roll:

  

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 3:12 pm 
 

Never heard of this Harper guy . . . but I took a look at his completed auctions and everything is average price with nothing noteworthy . . .

The ones you pointed out are completely absurd, of course . . .  :)


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 3:30 pm 
 

Beyondthebreach wrote:Never heard of this Harper guy . . . but I took a look at his completed auctions and everything is average price with nothing noteworthy . . .

The ones you pointed out are completely absurd, of course . . .  :)




It must just be me...I guess I see it on many of his commons which start at $9.99 and he often gets it...again, more power to him...but some other examples of absurdity



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0065757610



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0053507785




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Post Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 4:31 pm 
 

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It must just be me...I guess I see it on many of his commons which start at $9.99 and he often gets it...again, more power to him...but some other examples of absurdity


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same seller...



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


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 4:54 pm 
 

Seems like Harper is either:

a) extremely lucky
b) extremely good at attracting rabid newbays

The only thing I can think of that distinguishs him from other sellers is that he only ships to the USA.  This means he can quote Media Mail shipping rates in his auctions and appear less expensive.  :?:

I suppose it's possible he's runnning a massive shill network, but ask bclarkie to sort that out.  I don't know.  :lol:

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:06 pm 
 

I think the quoted shipping price...not making money on shipping...is defininately one reason why he's getting the bids

Nowadays, when I scroll down the Ebay listings, buyers like me are looking at the shipping price almost before the asking price.

His strategy of starting with a high opening price seems to be working, at least in the short term.

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:36 pm 
 

seeyouinescrow wrote:Wow...I am just continually amazed at how harper716 gets top dollar for his items. Here are some of this week's examples...


** expired eBay auction **



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Every week it's the same thing...premium prices for common items. Oh well, more power to him! I just don't get it... :roll:




Its not just you.  



He has been doing well on common items for a long time, far to long and far too many times for it to be just dumb luck.  I have suspect something far more sinister myself for more thana year.  As a matter of fact I just checked him out again for shilling just the other day but I really didn't come up with anything.  I think that I am going to have to look a little deeper on this one.  This happens far to offen to him for it to be just dumb luck.  



There is also no way in hell it has to do with the US only/Media Mail shipping thing either as thats really just silly.  Some of the biggest buyers on Ebay nowadays are from Europe, so I fail to see how eliminating the better half of your buying base being some sort of a positive in any way shape or form.



Also, as noted he seems to be an absolute magnet for only newbies which makes me think that it has to be a shill.  He must have several friends/relatives bid on his auctions to help elimate a lot of the consistancies of other more lazy shillers, but believe me something is very very wrong there. Maybe he just has a very sophisticated method of shilling with multiple buying IDs that he uses to buy from other sellers as well, but something is not right at all with his auctions.  Give me a few days to give this a really serious look see and I'll report back anything that I find here.


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:44 pm 
 

Oh and another thing that makes me very suspicious that he is a shiller is the fact that he obviously a reseller yet his buying activity is not that substantial, it far outweighs his buying activity:



http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.d ... 052&de=off


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:59 pm 
 

I have been buying and selling on ebay for seven years, on and off again, as time permits.

Yes, every once in a while some common item sells for double what you would expect...but I am talking about something selling for $15 when it normally sells for $7. Not a B3 selling for $40!!!!!!!!

The consistency of this guy's auctions (sales at 6-8X regular price) is just plain suspicious.

Nobody is that lucky.


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