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Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:31 am 
 

Well, I placed a small gambling type bid and sent an E-Mail asking for more pics. If they come, then I will either ask that my bid be revoked or I will raise my bid accordingly. A wood grain box set is rare enough to take small gambles over. I asked him to borrow a friends digital camera and put the camera/phone on hold too.

In the time Ive been buying on E-Bay and visiting this site too, the ONLY time ive been screwed was by a once former and supposedly ORIGINAL member of this forum in an Off Line deal that was originally placed in the then NEWLY created classified ads page of this very forum. That deal went totally and horribly haywire on me for several hundreds of dollars loss.

That bad deal was a part of why I dissapeared for two years from this site and E-Bay. Although it was only a part of the many reasons.

Every time we do ANY deal for big money we take a chance the other end will screw us over. We also take a chance that the delivery will go horribly bad on us. Collecting over a long distance is a gamble on EVERY deal. If it was not, some of us would not even do this. Its part of the thrill for some of us. (Not for me though, I simply LOVE Old style D&D stuff).

I can't even tell you how many times I have wondered if I was gonna get screwed over. In fact I might be getting screwed over right now on a deal wherein I know for a fact the guy had the items. He sent about a dozen digital pictures at my request, so I bid accordingly and won the auction. Yet once I had won and paid I have yet to hear a sinlge word since.


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:43 am 
 

Well, I'd be willing to gamble maybe $200 to $250 and no more. I would be bidding on this auction with an expectation of getting completely and totally screwed and I would be able to accept it as a total loss for that much.  Anything more than you are really asking for some trouble.


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:47 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:Well, I'd be willing to gamble maybe $200 to $250 and no more. I would be bidding on this auction with my expectations of getting completely totally screwed and would be able to accept it as a total loss for that much.  Anything more than you are really asking for some trouble.
I plan to ask for his mailing address so I can "Send him a Money Order". :wink:

(IF I WIN) and If he screws me over tghen he can expect a personal visit. Since I own my own company I can take a vacation anytime I need to, and my 2005 Dodge crew cab truck can easily make it to Kansas........... And its big enough to carry some friends too.  8)


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:52 am 
 

Aneoth wrote:I plan to ask for his mailing address so I can "Send him a Money Order". :wink:

(IF I WIN) and If he screws me over tghen he can expect a personal visit. Since I own my own company I can take a vacation anytime I need to, and my 2005 Dodge crew cab truck can easily make it to Kansas........... And its big enough to carry some friends too.  8)


Does this mean a road trip is in order for Badmike and KoP as well.  :lol:

One thing to consider though that would make a visit much more difficult is if he has a PO Box.  :)


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:55 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:Does this mean a road trip is in order for Badmike and KoP as well.  :lol:
One thing to consider though that would make a visit much more difficult is if he has a PO Box.  :)
Then I would tell him that for this much money I MUST have a real address for the higher safety margin of his actually getting the funds and for someone to sign for the delivery (I would do the signature receipt) otherwise I will take the bad feedback and move on.


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:38 am 
 

Aneoth wrote:Then I would tell him that for this much money I MUST have a real address for the higher safety margin of his actually getting the funds and for someone to sign for the delivery (I would do the signature receipt) otherwise I will take the bad feedback and move on.


Guys, he takes paypal.  You are completely covered.  Just use paypal charged onto your credit card and not to your balance, if the guy is scamming you, you bypass paypal and simply cancel the transaction on your card.  No worries.

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 11:00 am 
 

Badmike wrote:Guys, he takes paypal.  You are completely covered.  Just use paypal charged onto your credit card and not to your balance, if the guy is scamming you, you bypass paypal and simply cancel the transaction on your card.  No worries.
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Yup, I had thought of that as well. Thanks.

Still I would not yet risk any larger sum (More than my current gambling bid) until I know more and get some pictures that are better than looking at postage stamps from a mile off.


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:55 pm 
 

So, which one of us is it?  Mr. Chunks says he lives in Lawrence, Kansas, which is coincidentally where Grodog/Allan Grohe used to live:
viewtopic.php?t=8

Of course, Lawrence is large (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence,_Kansas) and if I  were buying those clothes, I'd get a PO box a few counties away. And definitely not in the same town as my parents.

More funny things about the auction: category:          Antiques > Books, Manuscripts > European and then another category: Sports .
The image is deliberately small, as the white space is included: http://i16.ebayimg.com/06/i/000/8a/3b/ada3_1.JPG
and there's a 2nd, smaller image which he considered:
http://i16.ebayimg.com/06/i/000/8a/3b/ada3_2.JPG
And I've learned many new words in this auction: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=bosy,
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=nancy, etc.

So, bid away - but remember that Paypal will only protect $200 of your bid.  ;-)

  

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:52 pm 
 

Ah, I remember that April Fool's day prank. Stephen did a great job.


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 3:05 pm 
 

enkidu wrote:
So, bid away - but remember that Paypal will only protect $200 of your bid.  ;-)


As Killjoy is fond of saying, "Let the credit card company sort it out".  I'd bypass paypal entirely, just go straight to the credit card company and cancel the transaction.  Just make sure you pay off the card and not a balance you have in your paypal account.  Paypal may send you a nasty note but there is absolutely nothing they can do about it.

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:07 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:
As Killjoy is fond of saying, "Let the credit card company sort it out".  I'd bypass paypal entirely, just go straight to the credit card company and cancel the transaction.  Just make sure you pay off the card and not a balance you have in your paypal account.  Paypal may send you a nasty note but there is absolutely nothing they can do about it.

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yup you have it spot on mike. they will deal with it a 1000 times better than anything paypal would ever do.

glad someone takes notice of something i say :D

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:16 pm 
 

Hi,

and I wonder why there appears to be a pair of jeans on the settee next to the box.

Some reference to "pants" perhaps? As in a pun of "its pants"?

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:28 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:
glad someone takes notice of something i say :D

Al


Hard to ignore 5127+ posts :wink:

Oh I kid :lol:

Besides you've taught me "Muppet" :D

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:36 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:
Hard to ignore 5127+ posts :wink:

Oh I kid :lol:

Besides you've taught me "Muppet" :D

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Yes but you have to say Muppet with a British accent.  Sounds much better that way  :D


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Plaag wrote:
Hard to ignore 5127+ posts :wink:

Oh I kid :lol:

Besides you've taught me "Muppet" :D

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ah well there you go - i like to impart my wisdom to those select few :D

5127 eh....defo dont have anything to do :)

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Yes but you have to say Muppet with a British accent.  Sounds much better that way  :D


absolutely. cant be said in any other way! :D

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 2:01 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:
Heh, yeah here is what was bought under this user ID that you can still pull up:
Super long link 1
Super long link 2
Super long link 3
Super long link 4

Yeah, this is exactly who I want to be buying my woodgrain from. :roll:




Hey BC,



Maybe these past items are part of the joke, since he is selling a Woody :wink: Grained boxed set, what better to have as part of your history than a "BUSTLESS CROTCHLESS SEAMLESS FISHNET CATSUIT B'STOCKING" :lol:



AN IDEA :idea:  Does anyone here have a non-acrimonious relationship w/ Coug/LPF? If so, please email him a link to this auction and let him bid this up . . . poetic justice anyone? :twisted:


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 4:35 pm 
 

enkidu wrote:
** expired eBay auction **


What's a "potato wedger"?  And why bother to pay e-bay the
extra fees for a starting price and a 10 day listing?  ;-)


With all this mystery it still hasn't stopped the bidding ....

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       extsr( 411Feedback score is 100 to 499) About Me         US $30.00         Feb-08-07 19:29:50 PST        
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