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Post Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2003 6:05 pm 
 

Here a German collector who is making evil use of the 10-Cent-an-auction day ... or was just drunken when he put this on Ebay. Description is in German but you'll understand what he offers:



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 3144724929

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 3144728687

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 3144722452

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 3144719862



He's not even giving a description on this one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 3144724605



Judging from this one he was definitely drunken:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 3144722687



This guy used to behave like a normal collector ... until now. Gee, I hate his guts.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2003 6:09 pm 
 

why do you hate him??  Either he is drunk or just having a laugh - this isn't such a serious hobby...

  


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2003 6:21 pm 
 

... I hope he's not serious about it. Maybe it was just his kind of answer to many overpriced auctions that were posted today. Anyway, even as a joke, one would have been enough, don't ya think?

  

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2003 8:10 pm 
 

Perhaps Cougarretard and he are having a few too many together at the old pub.


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2003 4:08 am 
 

Typical free listing day behaviour. Well, not free, but a lot cheaper than usual. Number of items listed was about 10 times of what was usual for a thursday (at least in the stamps section which I check regularly) and the quality of the items was about 90% trash (i.E. forged material, bad condition, heavily overpriced things like dealer stock waiting for some very desperate buyer etc.)



I doubt he will sell any of those, though, but if he sells but one item...  :?

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2003 5:10 am 
 

i agree - this is ebay's doing - i also collect other stuff on ebay (is there no end to my geekiness?) and on free posting day all the crap goes up.



I hate to come over all capitalist (esp. for a one time socialist) but what we need is proper competition to ebay...

  

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2003 11:00 am 
 

Here is one who tipped to many mystic brews....cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... 3144814674......if he gets that amount I want what he is drinking when I sell my items 8O


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2003 11:14 am 
 

actually looking at that auction I take back all my earlier "hey let's be reasonable comments" - this is a bit f***ing irritating.  



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Post Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2003 4:04 pm 
 

The Rogue's gallery looks to have stains near the bottom.  Not NM by a long shot IMO.  Fuzzy pictures too.  You'd think for $500 he could get better pictures.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2003 5:37 pm 
 

Here was his response when I asked him if he knew they usually go for $10-15 each:



Dear eyeam.gawd,



An excellent copy of a single module in this series usually markets for

$20-$25 at the vendor's booth of any given gaming convention in the

country. Most modules for sale at these booths are in marginal condition

at best (representing a total waste of money), and I have never seen a

single vendor offer the complete series. I know this because I have been

to many of these conventions myself, precisely for the purpose of

acquiring this particular series, and it took me quite some time to

assemble what you see.  



So, assuming:



(a.) you have the means to travel around the country at one or more

gaming conventions of your choice so you can personally sort through,

inspect, and purchase only the best quality modules available,



and



(b.) you could actuallY FIND all of these in good condition in the vendors

area of one or more gaming conventions,



THEN you'd have to pay roughly $200 for the lot, plus travel expenses and

lodging. But I can guarantee you you're not going to be able to put

this set together buying from any single vendor, or even from many

different vendors at any single gaming convention in the world. If you

know of a vendor or a place on the internet that offers such a set, please

send me the link, and I will buy it. :-)



The value of this set lies in its completeness. There is tremendous

value in the time and effort it took to assemble it, alone. It doesn't

have to sell now. All it has to do is sit and grow more valuable over

time, which is sure to happen no matter who owns it.



Thanks for the comment.



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Post Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2003 9:29 pm 
 

Deadlord...



You saved me from writing the loser and asking him if he was on crack. I guess you phrased it more diplomatically than I would have.   :D

  

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2003 12:49 am 
 

I want whatever he is smoking.


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Post Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2003 10:27 am 
 

If he's totally legit in what he's saying (about how much effort he put in to getting these) then he's one sad individual.

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2003 9:58 pm 
 

Is it a full moon or are people just being retarded on eBay? Probably the latter I would assume...



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... gory=44112

  


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2003 11:12 pm 
 

OK...  one (or both) have GOT to be shill bids.  That, or somebody with way too much free time is messing with that guy.  Shame, he must being doing a dance or something.  Almost tempted to ask after the auction is over if he actually got paid (and if I can have the high bidder's email address...  I can sell him a copy of I10 at a steal of $5000).

  


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2003 11:16 pm 
 

WTF?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 3144521072



Ok, something is REALLY not right here.  This usually goes for like $7...  Same seller too.

  
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