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Post Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:45 pm 
 

jasonw1239 wrote:Any music fans out there?  8O


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Heh, thats about 15 mintues from my place. :)  Sad to see such a collection likely to leave the area.



If your bored, try reading through some of the questions he has recieved.  Some are legit and some are funny,  but a vast majority are proof that there are a lot of asshats out there in this world.  :?


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:55 pm 
 

The seller himself is a bit of an asshat.

If you're going to list a 3 million dollar auction with no previous sales experience AND you're going to play the "mysterious unnamed owner" card, you will get people messing around with you. It's to be expected ... and curt, smarmy answers make this guy look like a pretty big dick, actually. Plus, he doesn't have to list all the questions ... why isn't he just ignoring the obvious clowns?

I still say quite a few factors aren't adding up here. I hope eBay is keeping a close watch on this whole thing.

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Late edit: Well, at least it appears there is an actual collection ... or else, the Pittsburgh newspaper is also being suckered:

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... 47964.html

That alleviates my biggest fear. I still say parts of the story aren't being told in that eBay listing, but at least it's not a vaporware scam. And why entrust such a unique collection with such a jerk-off of a seller? It must be a nephew or something ...


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:05 pm 
 

That is an insane number of posted questions, even for a "high profile" auction.

I actually laughed out loud when I saw the one about "can pigs swim?"

Brian, since this appears to be in your neighborhood, have you ever heard of this collection before?


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:06 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:The seller himself is a bit of an asshat.

If you're going to list a 3 million dollar auction with no previous sales experience AND you're going to play the "mysterious unnamed owner" card, you will get people messing around with you. It's to be expected ... and curt, smarmy answers make this guy look like a pretty big dick, actually. Plus, he doesn't have to list all the questions ... why isn't he just ignoring the obvious clowns?

I still say quite a few factors aren't adding up here. I hope eBay is keeping a close watch on this whole thing.


He does seem to be a bit curt, but I guess after getting floundered with the same stupid questions over and over again can do that to you too.  Like how many times can one say, "I am not interested in breaking it up" before it start to get annoying. :)

FWIW, there is an article in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette today about the auction, so I don't really doubt its authenticity:

http://www.pittsburghpostgazette.com/pg ... 76-388.stm


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:08 pm 
 

jasonw1239 wrote:That is an insane number of posted questions, even for a "high profile" auction.

I actually laughed out loud when I saw the one about "can pigs swim?"

Brian, since this appears to be in your neighborhood, have you ever heard of this collection before?


Not specifically, but I have heard of Record Rama before.


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:12 pm 
 

jasonw1239 wrote:I actually laughed out loud when I saw the one about "can pigs swim?"

The guy wanting to pay in $10 installments was pretty funny, too ...

I'm sorry, all due respect, but this guy either needs to purchase a sense of humor or else stop posting the obvious goofy questions.

BC, you should put on a suit and tie, pose as a "record company executive" or something, and make an appointment to check that warehouse out! Then, as you're leaving, offer to trade straight up for a Woody, three Chainmails, some Wham character sheets, and two dozen B2s.

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:16 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:
I'm sorry, all due respect, but this guy either needs to purchase a sense of humor or else stop posting the obvious goofy questions.


True,  I am not trying to really defend him though, but like I said I can see where it could become annoying.  Its also entirely that he isn't in fact posting all of the questions either and we are just getting a glimpse of them. Its hard to tell.

Xaxaxe wrote:BC, you should put on a suit and tie, pose as a "record company executive" or something, and make an appointment to check that warehouse out! Then, as you're leaving, offer to trade straight up for a Woody, three Chainmails, some Wham character sheets, and two dozen B2s.


I'll have to call up Draco to borrow some of those B2's he's been hanging on to all this time....

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:57 pm 
 

It's got a bid ... stay tuned.

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:21 pm 
 

Bid was retracted. Can pigs swim. I'm still laughing.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:22 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:It's got a bid ... stay tuned.

Retracted ... "entered wrong amount." :?

Someone messing with the guy, or else the seller just nuked it himself. The plot thins.

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:25 pm 
 

Someone should report him for charging a shipping amount that is a percentage of the final bid:  3- 5%.  I'm sure Ebay would love to get their initial value fees again for this one.

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:43 pm 
 

Mars wrote:Someone should report him for charging a shipping amount that is a percentage of the final bid:  3- 5%.  I'm sure Ebay would love to get their initial value fees again for this one.


For one I am not sure thats exactly what he is saying and to be fair its virutally impossible to able to give some an accurate shipping quote for 3.3 million records and CDs.  Secondly, even if Ebay would yank the auction on that basis, his fees would be almosr certainly be refunded.  Only under very extreme circumstances would Ebay not refund his fees.


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:28 pm 
 

Sorry, man, but if someone offers you $28 million for a record collection and you don't sell, you have screws loose. 28 million of them.


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:13 am 
 

i agree. i would have taken the 28 mill and that would have been that.

mind you, i would rather have the record collection. jeez thats like a dream come true to me. if i had that, you wouldnt see me again.

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:04 am 
 

$3,002,150.00

Buddy should have taken the $28 million a while back.

I agree with Killjoy though: give me that, and you'll never see me again.  I am curious as to exactly how many duplicates there are though.


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:53 am 
 

g026r wrote:$3,002,150.00

Buddy should have taken the $28 million a while back.

I agree with Killjoy though: give me that, and you'll never see me again.  I am curious as to exactly how many duplicates there are though.


There's a lesson here for us.  Sell while the selling's good.

And the winner lives in Ireland.  Shipping's going to be expensive.  Of course, compared to $3 million plus for the win, shipping will be minimal.  If the items are indeed worth $30 million, it would pay to hire a couple of people to do nothing but sell the collection piece by piece over the next year.  One person does nothing but list and the other does nothing but sort and pack.  That way, you avoid huge shipping costs.  Just rent a building in the city where the collection is currently stored or rent the current holding place(incurring no shipping costs), and set up shop.  Pay your employees $25,000.00 a year, rent will be $1000.00 a month, office supplies will be $10,000.00 or so.  Heck, budget $1,000,000.00 and you still clear $29 million.  Wow. 8O


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:06 am 
 

benjoshua wrote: One person does nothing but list and the other does nothing but sort and pack.  


Hey Tonya, is that you?  :P  :P

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:09 am 
 

Life situation must've changed something fierce if the "low 3m" bid wins. Rather funny, and sad. Though, I think if I had the money, I'd have offered 5 million... and then drove down and picked it all up.


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