Old Candidates: Silliest Auction Prices of the Year
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Post Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:20 pm 
 

What auction are you all looking at?  I don't have a link.

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:28 pm 
 

bbarsh wrote:
I was just coming here to post this very same auction. I am not accusing anyone, but...no freaking way this lot should be at this price point. Mostly average modules with many in far from great condition.

Well, I thought it might be shilling, but I took the bids and rearranged them in chronological order (stupid that eBay doesn't have this function built-in), and everything points to a couple of enthusiastic people getting caught up in the bidding, nothing sinister.

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:46 pm 
 

R2 $500.00




** expired eBay auction **




8O  :?



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Post Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:22 am 
 

napoleonsdad wrote:What auction are you all looking at?  I don't have a link.


For some reason I couldnt see the link either.  Turned off my firewall and refreshed my browser...now I can see it.  8O

  

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:06 pm 
 


** expired eBay auction **




yeah...right....


And I could've bought these damn modules off the 1$ rack!!!

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:36 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/I4-Oasis-of-the-Whi ... -D_W0QQite mZ260095407263QQcategoryZ44112QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

yeah...right....




I have an opened s/w copy for sale.  Should I raise my price? :wink:

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:40 pm 
 

Congrats Frost, this must be the buy of the decade!!




** expired eBay auction **




Orange B3 for $50.00 8O   Can it be true :?


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:53 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:Congrats Frost, this must be the buy of the decade!!


** expired eBay auction **


Orange B3 for $50.00 8O   Can it be true :?




The auction doesn't use the word Orange anywhere in it.  Maybe he just used a stock picture of the Orange version?  Or maybe he really didn't know what he had. Would be cool if it were true.  Find of the century!  :D

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:54 pm 
 

Gus Landt wrote:
The auction doesn't use the word Orange anywhere in it.  Maybe he just used a stock picture of the Orange version?  Or maybe he really didn't know what he had. Would be cool if it were true.  Find of the century!  :D


Wow would that ever suck :x


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:35 am 
 

Gus Landt wrote:Or maybe he really didn't know what he had.

Loren Wiseman? That's a name from Traveller, right? And other gaming stuff, too, IIRC.

If so, there's not a chance he didn't know what was what. A guy like that, heavily into the gaming scene for many, many years (hell, making his living from gaming) would know the difference between orange and green B3s.

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:26 am 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:Loren Wiseman? That's a name from Traveller, right? And other gaming stuff, too, IIRC.

If so, there's not a chance he didn't know what was what. A guy like that, heavily into the gaming scene for many, many years (hell, making his living from gaming) would know the difference between orange and green B3s.


Does seem rather strange - The only item sold by this user (currently has a set of chessmen up as well).
It can't just be random that the only item chosen to be sold was a super-rare - with an odd BIN (too much for a green and waaaaay to little for an orange!).
Good on the buyer though - no time to ask a question - and if comes through as a green one - instant refund for misrepresented item (not as easy as that I know but nevertheless...)


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Blackmoor wrote:Congrats Frost, this must be the buy of the decade!!


** expired eBay auction **


Orange B3 for $50.00 8O   Can it be true :?




i'd say it was well worth the chance anyway and in the end you could always send it back if it wasnt orange cos the picture aint the same.



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Post Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:22 am 
 

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i'd say it was well worth the chance anyway and in the end you could always send it back if it wasnt orange cos the picture aint the same.

*waits for frost to pipe in*

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it is not necessary to wait frost... i got a reply from the seller...

and...






and...









and...













...it was a scan of the real item!!!  8O  8O  8O

congrats to frost!!!


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:55 am 
 

aia wrote:
it is not necessary to wait frost... i got a reply from the seller...

*snip*

...it was a scan of the real item!!!  8O  8O  8O

congrats to frost!!!


awesome stuff! wow thats a fantastic buy then!

ranks amongst BClarkie's heists that :)

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:34 pm 
 

Frost already left positive feedback as well.

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:10 pm 
 

:o  :o  :o  :o  :o

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:52 pm 
 

Gus Landt wrote:The auction doesn't use the word Orange anywhere in it.  Maybe he just used a stock picture of the Orange version?  Or maybe he really didn't know what he had. Would be cool if it were true.  Find of the century!  :D

He does mention that it is by "Jean Wells" -- the green was written by Jean Wells and Tom Moldvay IIRC.



  


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:51 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:Congrats Frost, this must be the buy of the decade!!


** expired eBay auction **


Orange B3 for $50.00 8O   Can it be true :?




Wow!  BIN'd nine minutes after the auction went up.


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:31 pm 
 

8O Awe, amazement, envy.  8O

Best buy of the decade & biggest seller mistake of the decade!

  


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:53 pm 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:Best buy of the decade & biggest seller mistake of the decade!

Well said. Just a baffling lack of research or knowledge on the seller's part ... unless ... unless ... you don't think he dropped a zero, do you? In other words, $500, not $50?

Anyway, it's a great score. I have a feeling this one will go down as a legendary buy that we're still talking about years from now.  :)

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