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Post Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 2:20 am 
 

deimos3428 wrote: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:


i dont agree with you: i´that's not a question of luck (of course you always need some luck in everything)... i had a look to the auctions you highlighted and what is extremely interesting is that 80% of his bidders are newbies...
coincidence or not?


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 2:21 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:

Oh and last thing BTW, I happened to noticed Aneoth popped a bid in on the last Tsojconth auction that just ended (nice win Jeff BTW  :) ).

http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0059882920

Does this mean he is getting back in? :)




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Post Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:40 am 
 

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Heh heh heh....last year's Christmas present to myself was the incredible commissioned Roslof artwork I got....don't have anything as spectacular as that or a Tsojonth on the menu this year...darn!  

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:05 am 
 

aia wrote:
i dont agree with you: i´that's not a question of luck (of course you always need some luck in everything)... i had a look to the auctions you highlighted and what is extremely interesting is that 80% of his bidders are newbies...
coincidence or not?


Well, as an example, now mind you maybe these newbies just don't know how to use the Search function on ebay, but I have a mono B1 sitting in my ebay store right now in about the same condition (actually, could be NICER), for a BIN of $15, yet mysteriously this copy has gone up to $48 overnight based on the bidding of an 8 feedback bidder active since October that mostly purchases very cheap Eberron items, but on closer look has purchases a couple of higher dollar items (a Chainmail at $80 or DA2 at $30) and shows a typical newbie type disregard for consistency.  However, it's the other id (EmperorClint) that makes me wonder.
  This 18 feedback identity has not bid on anything since July, yet is suddenly in the thick of it in 7 auctions, five being for the aforementioned Harper.  This to me is a suspicious bidding pattern and should be watched.  Bugwart200 is another name that keeps popping up, he is bidding in every Harper auction, again off but he is bidding in many other auctions, so may be just a hope he can combine shipping with one seller if he wins multiple auctions.
  What this means I don't know, it's left for better minds than mine (BC) to investigate, but from what I've seen from a day of messing around, there does appear to be more than newbie exuberance going on.  Definitely bears watching....

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 2:29 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Oh and last thing BTW, I happened to noticed Aneoth popped a bid in on the last Tsojconth auction that just ended (nice win Jeff BTW  :) ).

Does this mean he is getting back in? :)


From a personal standpoint I hope so.  Aneoth is a really nice guy.  Like Badmike mentioned we havent seen or heard from him in quite a while.

From a collecting standpoint...I hope not!  j\k  :wink:

  

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:14 am 
 


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:10 am 
 

I nominate anything by this seller ... geez ...



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Post Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:16 am 
 

WereSteve wrote:I nominate anything by this seller ... geez ...

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Heh, that's Ian, one of the members here.   :D


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 12:05 pm 
 

Ian has his nice items at the price he's willing to accept.  Nothing wrong with that.

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 7:33 pm 
 

Yikes!




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Post Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:51 pm 
 

And no newbie bidders. *looks thru the A's and finds AC1* cha-ching!

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:10 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/D-D-Dungeons-AC1-TH ... dZViewItem



Um...here it is in shrinkwrap for $10 less than the current bidding price?  8O



And $3.50 shipping.   :?



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Post Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 10:30 am 
 


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Post Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 3:36 pm 
 


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Post Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 3:50 pm 
 

Also Mike, you happen to be lucky.  You live an area where you have an opportunity to finds lots of things locally that most of us don't have the fortune to have.   Like me for instance, I live in RPG blackhole of the universe, I mean there is nothing, and I mean nothing here what-so-ever.  


Ever been to Boise, ID?  I thought we had the distinction of living in the RPG blackhole of the universe.  I don't think early D&D products were ever distributed here.

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Post Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 6:03 pm 
 

napoleonsdad wrote:
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Interesting :!:




Speaking of which, if anyone here has a nice copy of MFA for sale or trade, let me know.  Not at that price, though, of course... :D


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:28 am 
 

napoleonsdad wrote:
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Interesting :!:




Not really- just new years eve and full of joy(Champers!)

I put in a daft max bid unfortunately so had someone else! :roll:  :D

Still the dollar is at a good rate this morning!!

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:38 am 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:
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This guy is undoubtedly the village idiot of El Cajon.




GAZ13 with "mild wear" for a BIN of $75.00??? :oops:  8O

  


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:42 am 
 

napoleonsdad wrote:
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Interesting :!:




Who the @$#%@$#%!!!! is guerret and why did they badly overbid on those modules????? 8O  8O  8O  8O  8O  8O

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 11:36 am 
 

sleepyCO wrote:
Who the @$#%@$#%!!!! is guerret and why did they badly overbid on those modules????? 8O  8O  8O  8O  8O  8O


Interestingly enough...guerret is (or was) a forum member and probably just wanted them badly enough to put in those bids.  Shrinkwrap makes people do things they normally wouldn't do.

  
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