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Post Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 5:15 pm 
 

I think Intelligator should have honorable mention on Acaeum or something, just because his prices are so entertaining:



http://cgi.ebay.com/AD-D-Rare-ATLAS-OF- ... dZViewItem



$44.95! For that much it should be hand-delivered by a busty blonde in a bikini!



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Post Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:03 pm 
 

On a positive note, there's a discount available on the 3.50 shipping ;)

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:36 pm 
 

This is so patently ridiculous, I am not even sure if this qualifies as being for the silliest for the year.  This maybe the silliest price for anything ever, since the inception of pricing:



http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/ ... F8&s=books



Now granted I know its on Amazon and things there are almost always assanine, but this is so bad I can't even quantify it in words. :?


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:04 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:This is so patently ridiculous, I am not even sure if this qualifies as being for the silliest for the year.  This maybe the silliest price for anything ever, since the inception of pricing:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/ ... F8&s=books

Now granted I know its on Amazon and things there are almost always assanine, but this is so bad I can't even quantify it in words. :?


Presumably they simply forgot the decimal point when entering the price.  



This thing isn't even worth the corrected price of $14.95!

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:39 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:Presumably they simply forgot the decimal point when entering the price.


It's possible I suppose, but two important things to note:

First off its Amazon, the place where people go to try and sell at ridiculous prices(believe me I have seen loads and loads of over the top prices on Amazon in the past :roll: ).

Secondly, assuming that there is a typo involved, I could believe that one of those sellers had a typo and was trying to list it for $14.95, but there are two distinct and seperate sellers involved, which means one of those sellers saw the others price and listed thiers because they saw the price.  Whichever it is(assuming that it is just one of them that is a moron and not both), at least one of those people has their head firmly implanted in their ass.


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:02 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:It's possible I suppose, but two important things to note:

First off its Amazon, the place where people go to try and sell at ridiculous prices(believe me I have seen loads and loads of over the top prices on Amazon in the past :roll: ).

Secondly, assuming that there is a typo involved, I could believe that one of those sellers had a typo and was trying to list it for $14.95, but there are two distinct and seperate sellers involved, which means one of those sellers saw the others price and listed thiers because they saw the price.  Whichever it is(assuming that it is just one of them that is a moron and not both), at least one of those people has their head firmly implanted in their ass.


There was one just like that on eBay which sold just recently. I already deleted it from my watched items, as I was just curious about that would sell for. Do you think it is the buyer of this recent auction trying to make a "score" :roll:


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:44 pm 
 

PM-Knight wrote:There was one just like that on eBay which sold just recently. I already deleted it from my watched items, as I was just curious about that would sell for. Do you think it is the buyer of this recent auction trying to make a "score" :roll:

That particular item, being the silver anniversary reprint, is ridiculously common.  There's no reason to assume it's the same one.  ;)

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:47 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:
It's possible I suppose, but two important things to note:

First off its Amazon, the place where people go to try and sell at ridiculous prices(believe me I have seen loads and loads of over the top prices on Amazon in the past :roll: ).

Secondly, assuming that there is a typo involved, I could believe that one of those sellers had a typo and was trying to list it for $14.95, but there are two distinct and seperate sellers involved, which means one of those sellers saw the others price and listed thiers because they saw the price.  Whichever it is(assuming that it is just one of them that is a moron and not both), at least one of those people has their head firmly implanted in their ass.


On a positive note, if you listed your copy on Amazon for only $500, it would probably sell instantly (what a great deal!!!!!)  :wink:

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:48 pm 
 

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On a positive note, if you listed your copy on Amazon for only $500, it would probably sell instantly (what a great deal!!!!!)  :wink:

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Believe me, that thought did cross my mind. :wink:


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 12:01 pm 
 

silver_beetle wrote:I think Intelligator should have honorable mention on Acaeum or something, just because his prices are so entertaining:


** expired eBay auction **


$44.95! For that much it should be hand-delivered by a busty blonde in a bikini!

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Just like any other reseller he is probably just basing that price on other Ebay auctions....perhaps that price is a bit out of date although I have seen them go for that amount and higher.  For the most part I think his prices are pretty reasonable though...unlike Troll & Toad.  Every time I see some of the asinine BIN's that they have my jaw drops to the floor.  So much for dropping their prices.  :roll:

  

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:08 am 
 

complete book of necromancers - only £65




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Post Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:10 am 
 

same seller - s/b MM - looks like a first so that 's nice....

BUT - it's f***ed, and it has a reserve



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Dungeons-Dragons- ... dZViewItem


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 5:57 am 
 

gyg wrote:same seller - s/b MM - looks like a first so that 's nice....
BUT - it's f***ed, and it has a reserve


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very silly - like anyone would be bidding £50+



well they might if they were total muppets that is.



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Post Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:15 am 
 

gyg wrote:same seller - s/b MM - looks like a first so that 's nice....
BUT - it's f***ed, and it has a reserve


** expired eBay auction **




I think grogfax is looking to raise some cash to pay for these:




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Post Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:19 pm 
 

Hmm..seems people get dumber every day:



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0086402073



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Post Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:22 pm 
 

Like, with respect to shilling?


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:13 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Hmm..seems people get dumber every day:


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Isn't it remarkable that Bidder 4 and Bidder 9, both brand new I might add, bid the exact same amount ($150) just 12 minutes apart?



And then, in a real coup de grace, 14 hours later, they bid the exact same amount ($155) AGAIN, 45 seconds apart? First Bidder 9, then 4.



And for their curtain call, they bid the same amount together ($160) yet a third time moments later, first Bidder 4, then 9...almost as if someone had to bid, log out, log in on a second account, and then bid again.



Fortunately, thanks to Ebay's new "privacy" rules we can't actually see the userids of these shillers, I mean bidders. Thanks Ebay! I'm glad you're there to protect us.



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Post Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:22 pm 
 

schief wrote:Isn't it remarkable that Bidder 4 and Bidder 9, both brand new I might add, bid the exact same amount ($150) just 12 minutes apart?

Hopefully you're correct, as "Bidder 9" ended up winning, which would be one of the hypothetical shill accounts.  Keep a lookout for this exact set again, and then we'll bust him. ;)

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:25 pm 
 

I love that signature, Tyson.  Hilarious!   :lol:


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 10:52 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:I love that signature, Tyson.  Hilarious!   :lol:

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