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Post Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 10:08 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:Actually I was trying to be ironic...but re-reading I see that didn't come out that way.  Sometimes what we post doesn't have the same tone as if we had said it.  I apologize if it sounded overly insulting.   :oops:   But comparing STS to Creep was a low, low blow.......I didn't really feel that was called for, and STS certainly didn't deserve being called a forum troll for simply stating his opinion.  But I do apologize for the over reaction.

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Is it that far off?
creepydealer wrote:I do have a store Adam. I rely upon watching other sales, as well as what I would be willing to pay for something as a collector myself. This is important to me, because everyting is worth what a ready, willing, and able buyer wil pay for an item. While you may not pay for aomething, someone else may. I would refer to the Q1 currently on auction, last I saw approaching $90. Another member here is in fact one of the bidders, outbid above $80. The Treasure hunt, preparing to close above $100. I personally sold 3 copies of Dawn of the Emporors in the last month for $90 each. I've sold many Gaz series on Ebay and off $80 and up. Much higher valuation than many thought possible. I didn't drag these people in and hold a gun to their head Brian. None of these sales are doing that. Anyone who cannot see the market trend is simply closing their eyes to it. Unfortunately, I think some people don't want the market to grow, don't want the values to increase. Thats nuts. This trend shows the strength of the gaming market, and of the D&D brand name. Any serious business person in the business would be a foll not to capitalize on it. I will continue to do just that.
Sea-to-sky-games wrote:No one is forcing anyone to buy anything. If I'm a buyer, then its real value is (at least) the amount of money I pay for it. If I'm an investor, then correctly assessing the market is important.. but investors who make bad decisions reflects only on themselves not some third party.
Sea-to-sky-games wrote:Someone else remarked that a bidder paid "too much" for a Tsoj, saying they bid far more than what it is "worth". The module is "worth" whatever someone paid for it. Period.

The only difference that I can see is that creep tried to put this into practice by funding it with his own money where our new friend here has not.  then when you see comments like this one
Sea-to-sky-games wrote:Respectfully, there's no such thing as a "fair price" or "fair shipping". Do you mean "average" price or "average shipping cost"?

Maybe some firms do better than others by not being "average" -- it certainly seems the case for the seller in question. Just my two cents.

it kind of makes you wonder what is going on.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 10:59 pm 
 

thehiddenone wrote:it kind of makes you wonder what is going on.

We're just going to have to have one of those agree to disagree. STS is dealing in the theoretical, certainly the subject is fair game for discussion without one being bashed?  Creep not only put overpricing into action, he bragged about his reselling genius and basically called everyone morons for not realizing D&D prices were soon going to rise to stratospheric levels so paying much over their "value" was a legitimate business practice. I think one of those two could have been dealt with using comments a little less inflammatory than "forum troll".  Heaven help the next time I disagree with the majority here, I expect a good tar and feathering....

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:06 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:Heaven help the next time I disagree with the majority here, I expect a good tar and feathering....


Mike, I now know what type of dungeons you like running  :lol:

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:09 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:
We're just going to have to have one of those agree to disagree. STS is dealing in the theoretical, certainly the subject is fair game for discussion without one being bashed?  Creep not only put overpricing into action, he bragged about his reselling genius and basically called everyone morons for not realizing D&D prices were soon going to rise to stratospheric levels so paying much over their "value" was a legitimate business practice. I think one of those two could have been dealt with using comments a little less inflammatory than "forum troll".  Heaven help the next time I disagree with the majority here, I expect a good tar and feathering....

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Forum troll is a term for someone who starts trouble on a forum for his or her own enjoyment and for no reason at all. In my opinion it is far less inflamatory and much less personal than being called a schmuck.   You did apologize for that remark, but it doesn't change the fact that you resorted to personally insulting me even though I never personally insulted you and in light of the fact you misunderstood the meaning of what I was saying.  By saying this, I am not looking for another apology, I am merely pointing out that you misunderstood what was being said and you still resorted to the same behavior that you were accusing me of and belittling me for. I leave it at that, I have no further need to discuss this topic.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:20 pm 
 

thehiddenone wrote:
Forum troll is a term for someone who starts trouble on a forum for his or her own enjoyment and for no reason at all. In my opinion it is far less inflamatory and much less personal than being called a schmuck.   You did apologize for that remark, but it doesn't change the fact that you resorted to personally insulting me even though I never personally insulted you and in light of the fact you misunderstood the meaning of what I was saying.  By saying this, I am not looking for another apology, I am merely pointing out that you misunderstood what was being said and you still resorted to the same behavior that you were accusing me of and belittling me for. I leave it at that, I have no further need to discuss this topic.


I only hope the last sentence is the truth....but in my experience those who state they are "never going to comment on this again" only continue to pontificate ad nauseum...

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:23 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:28 pm 
 

Wouldnt this be weird. What if there was a becketts like company out to make a AD&D trading card magazine.

 

This company could be Hasbro or Wizards or a relativly small time shop aka Mikes or Trolls and ?



Name the price, corner the market on goods they say are rare etc etc. Now this may tick someone off but what if foul were to sell the acaeum and all its rights to this magazine etc etc. They could shut the site down and all its rights could be lost in court.



A small fortune could be made by smart folks with a current bankroll.



This company...ACAEUM... is already well respected and somewhat an authority via aka ebay.



It makes me wonder in some kind of strange way if fouls selling of his collection for 35,000 and non of the IE small timers on here could afford that and a bigger fish would swim in and buy the acaeum and its rights and truly lock us in or out..



This thread was brought on by the shady sellers split thread.



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Post Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:33 pm 
 

yo! wrote:Wouldnt this be weird. What if there was a becketts like company out to make a AD&D trading card magazine.
 
This company could be Hasbro or Wizards or a relativly small time shop aka Mikes or Trolls and ?

Name the price, corner the market on goods they say are rare etc etc. Now this may tick someone off but what if foul were to sell the acaeum and all its rights to this magazine etc etc. They could shut the site down and all its rights could be lost in court.

A small fortune could be made by smart folks with a current bankroll.

This company...ACAEUM... is already well respected and somewhat an authority via aka ebay.

It makes me wonder in some kind of strange way if fouls selling of his collection for 35,000 and non of the IE small timers on here could afford that and a bigger fish would swim in and buy the acaeum and its rights and truly lock us in or out..

This thread was brought on by the shady sellers split thread.

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Heavy drug users should not be allowed to post on public forums.  Retard.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:36 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:
Heavy drug users should not be allowed to post on public forums.  Retard.


Cmon, it can't be THAT Maxwell, can it..... 8O  8O  8O  8O  8O  8O

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:36 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Heavy drug users should not be allowed to post on public forums.  Retard.


Actually I belive in this case the correct term would be Forum Troll  :wink:

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:40 pm 
 

yo! wrote:Wouldnt this be weird. What if there was a becketts like company out to make a AD&D trading card magazine.
 
This company could be Hasbro or Wizards or a relativly small time shop aka Mikes or Trolls and ?

Name the price, corner the market on goods they say are rare etc etc. Now this may tick someone off but what if foul were to sell the acaeum and all its rights to this magazine etc etc. They could shut the site down and all its rights could be lost in court.

A small fortune could be made by smart folks with a current bankroll.

This company...ACAEUM... is already well respected and somewhat an authority via aka ebay.

It makes me wonder in some kind of strange way if fouls selling of his collection for 35,000 and non of the IE small timers on here could afford that and a bigger fish would swim in and buy the acaeum and its rights and truly lock us in or out..

This thread was brought on by the shady sellers split thread.

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I would even respond to this post if there was actually even one coherent sentence or thought in it to respond to.


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:40 pm 
 

Cmon fella's I have a point..You digest everything else with a level head. Dont let your hatred stand in the way of my original post on this thread.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:41 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:
Cmon, it can't be THAT Maxwell, can it..... 8O  8O  8O  8O  8O  8O

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:47 pm 
 

yo! wrote:Cmon fella's I have a point..You digest everything else with a level head. Dont let your hatred stand in the way of my original post on this thread.


It's sort of like the ultimate conspiracy theory...you know, like Oswald, the CIA, the Cubans, the Mafia and Peter Lawford all firing at Kennedy at the same time....

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:49 pm 
 

I would even respond to this post if there was actually even one coherent sentence ot thought in it to respond to.

OT or ot or to TO...

Coherent..Chrent...Cohrent...

Ddnt start with your spelling or grammer.. You did mine.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:50 pm 
 

yo! wrote:I would even respond to this post if there was actually even one coherent sentence ot thought in it to respond to.

OT or ot or to TO...

Coherent..Chrent...Cohrent...

Ddnt start with your spelling or grammer.. You did mine.


Maybe you need to go smoke some more crack.  You might start making some sense.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:51 pm 
 

yo! wrote:Cmon fella's I have a point..You digest everything else with a level head. Dont let your hatred stand in the way of my original post on this thread.


Puhhleeeze!  It isn't hatred that stands in the way.  It's common sense.  No one wants to listen to anything you have to say.  At least not after stealing from, lying to, threatening bodily harm, and downright being a prick to half of the people on here.

Ok...maybe it is hatred.  :twisted:

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:54 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:
Puhhleeeze!  It isn't hatred that stands in the way.  It's common sense.  No one wants to listen to anything you have to say.  At least not after stealing from, lying to, threatening bodily harm, and downright being a prick to half of the people on here.

Ok...maybe it is hatred.  :twisted:


I need to have clarification...is this indeed THE Maxwell?  Cause I thought he was pretty much banned for life from this forum?  I know hard to believe two lunatics with that name running around on these boards, but I would like to know for sure....

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:54 pm 
 

Well be blind then. it makes no real diffence to me as I sold all my first AD&D stuff but it makes business sense and some of you know that.

to is not ot. that makes perfect sense. now go edit your post.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:56 pm 
 

yo! wrote:Well be blind then. it makes no real diffence to me as I sold all my first AD&D stuff but it makes business sense and some of you know that.

to is not ot. that makes perfect sense. now go edit your post.


My typo wasn't to retard it was supposed to be or.

  
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