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Post Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 5:00 pm 
 

Wow, that's new and strange (to me, at least). Is this a new variation on the "$200-and-over" rule, or did I miss a memo or something? :?

One thing I've never understood about eBay's whole strategy here ... why not just eliminate second-chance offers? Seriously, the site got along just fine without them for many years; it was only after eBay formally introduced the second-chance deal that the phishing scams went up by about 1,000%.

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:36 pm 
 

faro wrote:Beats me, Mike... we seem to be the trial-zone for goodness knows how many half-assed ideas that eBay comes up with.

Presuming you can see the same "partially hidden" userID that I can, you've gotta admit that's in no way "anonymous", either. :D


I have notice that the UK tends to trial all the lame ideas  :lol:

Although Aussie eBay took away the reserve feature for auctions.  They put it under the guise of stats show that starting low without a reserver will get better results.  I suspect the real reason was reserves reduce the number of successful auctions and we can't have that because eBay's profit would suffer.  :roll:

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:21 am 
 

Yeeaahh Riiiiigghht......




** expired eBay auction **






....or is it?


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 4:15 am 
 

Kosh Vorlontay wrote:Yeeaahh Riiiiigghht......


** expired eBay auction **



....or is it?




I didn't realise PGX were grading D&D items now ...  8O

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:52 am 
 

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I didn't realise PGX were grading D&D items now ...  8O


"PGX" ?? :?:   Who or what is PGX? :? :?: (Not somehow related to @$#!^&%@*$ Cougerrinard   :?  I hope!!)

  


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:10 am 
 

I don't know what the heck PGX is, but that booklet could be as new as the day as the day it was printed and it still isn't worth 1/5 of what they are asking for it. :roll:


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:31 am 
 

I love the question... (Yeah, and the box fits in neatly behind... :o)

Has that slabbed copy not been up before?
Applying comic grades to RPG items strikes me as being a really bad idea.

ed.: Well, bad idea for comics, too, but that's just my personal opinion... ;)


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:32 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:I don't know what the heck PGX is, but that booklet could be as new as the day as the day it was printed and it still isn't worth 1/5 of what they are asking for it. :roll:


PGX (Professional Grading Experts) is another one of the slew of "professional" grading services like CGC that have sprung up recently to take advantage of the comics buyer that wants a "guaranteed" graded comic. This foray into RPG items can only be seen as hilarious...It's very obvious by the description they don't know just what was graded.  However, I would be warned you'll probably see more of this type of thing in the future, I'm surprised Creep hasn't already decided it's the "future of RPG collecting" and gotten all his stuff graded....

http://www.pgxcomics.com/

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:44 am 
 

Badmike wrote:
PGX (Professional Grading Experts) is another one of the slew of "professional" grading services like CGC that have sprung up recently to take advantage of the comics buyer that wants a "guaranteed" graded comic. This foray into RPG items can only be seen as hilarious...It's very obvious by the description they don't know just what was graded.  However, I would be warned you'll probably see more of this type of thing in the future, I'm surprised Creep hasn't already decided it's the "future of RPG collecting" and gotten all his stuff graded....

http://www.pgxcomics.com/

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Ahh, thanks for the infor Mike. Question is 5.0 even good on that scale? I know that CGC goes on a scale that lmaxes at 10.0 as its "Mint" condition , is this thing the same?



Aside, I am surprised that no one has noticed the sheer irony of this statment by the seller:

Moronic Seller wrote:Many people are offering "1974 printings and listing them as first edition", don't be fooled the early ones of limited print show price on the front cover. There was only about 25,000 of these printed according to the information found



Now it is plainly obvious that he got that information from this site, yet he seems to have flat out ignored the fact that whole 4th print sets in excellent condition don't even typically get $200, yet he seems to think that his one booklet from a 4th print set is going to sell for more that what whole 4th prints sets normally go for.  If it wasn't for how stupid it was, it would be almost pure comedic genius. :roll:


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:13 pm 
 

People will pay a bonus for the same grade item in a slab. (And if y'don't get the grade you think it deserves, open the container and resubmit a second time in the hope of a better grade).
Ironically 5.0 ain't exactly going to set the world on fire even with that mindset.

aside: Stephen was not shifting, even above $200, IIRC. ;)


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 3:08 pm 
 


** expired eBay auction **




This has to be a shipping price error...doesn't it? 8O

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 3:33 pm 
 

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** expired eBay auction **


This has to be a shipping price error...doesn't it? 8O




Should only be $8.10 for Priority.



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Post Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 4:00 pm 
 

napoleonsdad wrote:
** expired eBay auction **


This has to be a shipping price error...doesn't it? 8O




It seems that he charges highS&H for all his auctions.......does he drive a formulsa one race car to the post office?


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:58 am 
 

Kosh Vorlontay wrote:
It seems that he charges highS&H for all his auctions.......does he drive a formulsa one race car to the post office?


Nah . . . must drive one of Algore's "fantasy" enviro-friendly cars! :lol:  :lol:

  


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** expired eBay auction **




Any takers?  :wink:



Read the feedback as well.  Good for a laugh.

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:03 pm 
 

napoleonsdad wrote:
** expired eBay auction **


Any takers?  :wink:


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Man, that might be the absolute laziest listing I've ever seen.

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:52 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote: :)

Man, that might be the absolute laziest listing I've ever seen.


The big problem with the item is that his auction is for a set of CDs not printed matter.  I asked if he had a list and he replied with saying he had pretty much all of 2nd edition in electronic format but said if there were paper products I wanted he could get some.

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:57 pm 
 

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The big problem with the item is that his auction is for a set of CDs not printed matter.  I asked if he had a list and he replied with saying he had pretty much all of 2nd edition in electronic format but said if there were paper products I wanted he could get some.


The funniest part is that bidder (scorch) will probably be bitching in a month about how "Ebaysucks, man, it blows, it's a big ripoff!" when he not only bids up an invisible undescribed item, but from a guy with basically no feedback.  Both are morons.

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:19 pm 
 

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The funniest part is that bidder (scorch) will probably be bitching in a month about how "Ebaysucks, man, it blows, it's a big ripoff!" when he not only bids up an invisible undescribed item, but from a guy with basically no feedback.  Both are morons.

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What makes it worse is take a look at the 1 positive feedback that he has. 8O Scary stuff...


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Badmike wrote:
The funniest part is that bidder (scorch) will probably be bitching in a month about how "Ebaysucks, man, it blows, it's a big ripoff!" when he not only bids up an invisible undescribed item, but from a guy with basically no feedback.  Both are morons.

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You know I suspect there are a lot of people that start out on eBay and don't really look at the feedback.  I know my other half has recently started using eBay to buy (rather than asking me to buy for her and pay  8O ) and I have had educate her on a whole raft of issues she will run into.  Including the new hidden bidder / shilling feature ebay has implemented.  :evil:


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