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Post Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:08 pm 
 

And again, we see some weighty auctions chasing out another early rare set.  Congratulations to the winners of the recent 1st and 3rd print, avurax (member here?) and Stephen (just beating me you lucky dog  :D ).  Here is another to watch.



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... Track=true



[ed. ...and of course, when I noticed it, it already had a bid... from Brian :wink: ]


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:41 pm 
 

The autographs are a cool bonus, plus one of those nice silver, stapled Chainmails.  Too bad he's selling that as part of a lot.


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:28 pm 
 

God, the timing on this one sucks ....

How often does a woodgrain come up for auction?  Are there a few every year, one per year, one every 2 years, etc?

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:32 pm 
 

It seems like about one every three or four months on average.


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:11 pm 
 

NetRodent wrote:It seems like about one every three or four months on average.

Oh please, those things are almost as common as B2.  I've seen three up this week! :D :D :D

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:41 am 
 

These things go in groups. An expensive collectable sells for big bucks and joe schmoe watches those bids hit the sky and says to himself. "HOLY CRAP! I have one of those too!"

And then the very Next week his is listed on e-bay, and is seen by an old dude drinking his beers one night wondering where he is gonna get the money to make that next house payment. His box sets sits in a storehouse. He sees that second box set go through the roof and bingo his is on e-bay the next evening.

And no, the wood grain box sets are NOT as common as a B2. 8O  :lol:

Even I have a couple of B2's and little else left of my former collection, although I was lucky enough to hang onto my 2nd ed. wood grain box set and a couple of other items on the Acaeums Rares list.


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:23 am 
 

Look at the feeback rating for bidder 6:  



http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... :MEWA:BIDN



8O  8O  8O


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:45 am 
 

bombadil wrote:Look at the feeback rating for bidder 6:  

http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... :MEWA:BIDN

8O  8O  8O




i would hazard a guess that that is guido



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Post Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:55 am 
 

Aneoth wrote:And no, the wood grain box sets are NOT as common as a B2. 8O  :lol:


I realize I don't post often, but I do enjoy the dry humor on these threads.

If it were just the woodgrain, I wouldn't be chewing on my knuckle about this auction ... but all the other stuff (Chainmail, Dave Arneson's autograph) combined with the woodgrain make this damn compelling.  

But alas, I don't think the seller will barter for a few bales of cotton (I am in Alabama  :wink: ), so I think I'm SOL.

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:59 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:

i would hazard a guess that that is guido

Al




http://cgi6.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?V ... ed=1&all=0



It seems like eBay's new hide-a-shill program includes the Bid View with the new addition to the screen of:



"To protect bidder privacy, not all items that this member has bid on may be displayed."


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:00 am 
 

Keith the Thief wrote:
... but all the other stuff (Chainmail, Dave Arneson's autograph) combined with the woodgrain make this damn compelling.  



Agreed on that point, Keith.

You never know about the cotton, though.   :D


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:37 pm 
 

jasonw1239 wrote:

http://cgi6.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?V ... ed=1&all=0

It seems like eBay's new hide-a-shill program includes the Bid View with the new addition to the screen of:

"To protect bidder privacy, not all items that this member has bid on may be displayed."




oh well guess its not him then :)



its not me either - i am one of the others



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Post Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:15 pm 
 

Sorry Al,

My point was that with eBay's new "hide the bidder" feature that the information screen that I linked to may also have some of their bids suppressed from being displayed.

"To protect bidder privacy, not all items that this member has bid on may be displayed."

So that bid still could belong to Guido.


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:32 pm 
 

jasonw1239 wrote:Sorry Al,

My point was that with eBay's new "hide the bidder" feature that the information screen that I linked to may also have some of their bids suppressed from being displayed.

"To protect bidder privacy, not all items that this member has bid on may be displayed."

So that bid still could belong to Guido.


still a load of shite aint it - was always fun to see the gang bidding and see who you were duking it out with

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:23 am 
 

red_bus wrote:And again, we see some weighty auctions chasing out another early rare set.  Congratulations to the winners of the recent 1st and 3rd print, avurax (member here?) and Stephen (just beating me you lucky dog  :D ).  Here is another to watch.


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:53 pm 
 

well i've had a crack at all of them recently.

came darned close on the last third print, ah well.


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:27 pm 
 

Hey, if I could convince my wife to part with her minty 2nd, it'd be up there. She's usually a typical wife: nagging and money hungry. I can't figure out why she doesn't want the cash. She usually pinches pennies so hard that Lincoln begs for mercy.
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