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Post Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:49 pm 
 

No kidding . . . just over $20 to   $52.00  8O on one item, $16.86 to $72.00  8O  8O  8O  8O on the other!!!

  

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:11 am 
 

OK, this is kinda strange:




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The auction description states that the BIN is for 37 books....BUT only if they are still available at the time???  Sounds like it could be a potential pain in the ass for whoever hits the BIN.  "Oh, sorry  but Dol Guldur, Lake-Town, and Umbar were already sold to another buyer."  That would frickin' piss me off to no end.  :evil:



I don't know if Ebay allows this but regardless this looks like a desperate ploy by a seller that has consistently overpriced his store stock for over a year and wants to get rid of it.  Not sure what "best offer" the seller would accept but with that BIN he is expecting about $40 per book.  Not completely ridiculous if you figure that books 2-6 will potentially sell for around $100.  Eh...never mind...it is completely ridiculous.  :roll:

  

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:02 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:OK, this is kinda strange:


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The auction description states that the BIN is for 37 books....BUT only if they are still available at the time???  Sounds like it could be a potential pain in the ass for whoever hits the BIN.  "Oh, sorry  but Dol Guldur, Lake-Town, and Umbar were already sold to another buyer."  That would frickin' piss me off to no end.  :evil:

I don't know if Ebay allows this but regardless this looks like a desperate ploy by a seller that has consistently overpriced his store stock for over a year and wants to get rid of it.  Not sure what "best offer" the seller would accept but with that BIN he is expecting about $40 per book.  Not completely ridiculous if you figure that books 2-6 will potentially sell for around $100.  Eh...never mind...it is completely ridiculous.  :roll:




MERP items are in a slump right now, so yes this is a ridiculous auction.  I'm pretty sure technically the auction is illegal under strict ebay standards.  I doubt they would take action unless you did do as above, buy the lot and then have the seller tell you sorry half the items aren't there.  But being as the items are still individually overpriced individually in his store, not a chance that would happen.



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Post Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:33 pm 
 

SOK, I reported his overpricing ass for keywording.


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:36 pm 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:SOK, I reported his overpricing ass for keywording.


Me Too! :twisted:

  

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:25 pm 
 

Ral Partha's AD&D Firbolg, with a minimum bid of 63.72 USD, from a seller in France:




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Sure it's not supercommon, but it's not that sought-after, is it?  Who likes firbolgs as monsters, anyway? Was the french version made out of gold?

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:55 pm 
 

Renvhoek bought the MERP rape-lot! $25 per module! Hope he at least gets a reach-around.


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:46 pm 
 

With his number of sales, I am quite sure this seller has been discussed on this forum before.............


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I would not even bid on This module if it were just a penny with free shipping....... and he has dozens of crappy D&D items for sale all at 19.42 or higher........


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 9:19 am 
 

Really nice copy of Metamorphosis Alpha:




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But is anyone willing to fork over $575 + $25 for shipping?  :roll:

  


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:33 pm 
 

It's a 1st print and what's close to mint condition, but I'd think the price would be closer to the starting bid and nowhere near the ridiculous BIN…   :lol:  8O


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:43 pm 
 

Rpg_auctions asked....
Wow! That's in really sweet condition. Are you sure you want to let it go that cheap?

I'll let you know if I get a reply. :lol:


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 1:24 am 
 

Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the hand in the photo remind you of our old friend Maxi  8O ?

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A.k.a. Maxi-pad, Pad-face, etc…? Frank (DL) had a host of nicknames that had me rolling…  :lol:


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:17 am 
 

This so frustrating.  I've been looking for a nice 1st print of MA for a while now ... when I saw the price ...  8O ... my God, I felt like Chuck Jones had drawn my eyes.

I posted a question not too long ago concerning MA's valuation, and I believe the response was that a copy generally sells for $75-80.

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:19 am 
 

invincibleoverlord wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the hand in the photo remind you of our old friend Maxi  8O ?
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Why, is it holding a bong???

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:54 am 
 


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Better hurry if you want these bargains :D   Near Mint condition :wink:



The Tome of Magic doesn't look like it has any contents.

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:16 pm 
 

napoleonsdad wrote:
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Better hurry if you want these bargains :D   Near Mint condition :wink:

The Tome of Magic doesn't look like it has any contents.




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Post Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 5:24 pm 
 

Am I missing something in this auction that would justify the price tag?



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Post Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:58 am 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:Am I missing something in this auction that would justify the price tag?

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Wishful thinking.... :roll:

  


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:04 am 
 

invincibleoverlord wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the hand in the photo remind you of our old friend Maxi

Thanks for posting that ... ridiculous eBay photos are kind of a hobby of mine; I can't get enough of them. :)

I just can't help wondering what goes through people's heads when the decide to add awful photos to their listings. I mean, for one thing, we live in a digital age: if your first effort sucks, just take another shot!

I'll tell you what goes through my head, though: "This person can't be bothered to take a halfway decent photo; I wonder what else they can't be bothered with?"

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:21 pm 
 

I know this set is popular, but it's not exactly "super rare".




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