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Post Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:19 am 
 

Any idea why the bids were cancelled and the auctions pulled at the last minute? Presumably either a private deal off eBay or the bids weren't going high enough fast enough. Either way it's pretty shady. Anyone heard anything from the seller? Are any of the other bidders on Acaeum?

Thanks for giving me the benefit of the doubt... jerk.


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:24 am 
 

Jerk?? sounds unnecessary...

MBass was asking a question of the situation, I'd guess that he hadn't realised the seller was you anyway. But Spock has already stated you're a good guy, so there's probably a good explanation.

Well, is there?  :?


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:41 am 
 

Either way, "presumably" putting me here on the shady dealer thread immediately without giving me the benefit of the doubt might not be "jerk" behavior to you unless it happens to YOU....


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:42 am 
 

Well, is there?  

Ask member "Allison"... she has all the answers :?

A couple others do as well but I only ID'd her so far...


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:37 am 
 

I didn't realise you were a memeber. It was not an ID tag I knew and it wasn't until someone pointed out that you'd advertised it in the Classifieds that I linked your post with your eBay tag.

I apologise for not giving you the benefit of the doubt. I had been eagerly watching the auction and assumed it was about torise in the last few hours, and I was one of the existing bidders I belive. All I got was a cancelled bid notification and the auction was pulled.

All I can say was sorry for asking the question in open forum. If happens a lot on eBay that auctions are pulled, and had I know at the time it was an Acaeum member I would not have said anything.


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:47 pm 
 

Seller has tried to sell same set now for $1000 (? forgot what exactly).. has now listed for 99cents plus $750 postage.. and is charging that amount to "I did it that way so I didn't have to pay those crooks at ebay a big fee." While I don't mind that sort of thing it is not mentioned in the auction and most people would just assume that the postage calculator is playing up.. on top of all that he is rather rude (as per his feedback as well it seems)



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Post Posted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:52 pm 
 

Probably goes a long way to explain the 95.2% feedback rating.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:11 am 
 

Report it - ebay will be happy to pull that down.


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:12 am 
 

TheHistorian wrote:Report it - ebay will be happy to pull that down.


I did last night....its still there.  Apparently Ebay has better things to do today.  :?


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:31 pm 
 

Reported. It'll get pulled — eBay hates the "fee circumvention" thing.

Also: what a douchebag that seller is.

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:57 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:Reported. It'll get pulled — eBay hates the "fee circumvention" thing.

Also: what a douchebag that seller is.


I also reported Douchey. Can't believe it's still up there.

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:32 pm 
 

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Reported.  Now see what happens.


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:24 pm 
 

Reported.  EBay even thanked me for my help!   :roll:


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:48 pm 
 


** expired eBay auction **




I bought mine at Gencon...but I don't remember it being in shrink...



Can anyone dis/prove me on this?



Seller has excellent feedback, just seems a little odd.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:52 pm 
 

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I bought mine at Gencon...but I don't remember it being in shrink...

Can anyone dis/prove me on this?

Seller has excellent feedback, just seems a little odd.




Mine did not come in the mail shrinkwrapped.  If it had been wrapped in anything it might not have been destroyed in shipping.


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:56 pm 
 

galladril wrote:
** expired eBay auction **


I bought mine at Gencon...but I don't remember it being in shrink...

Can anyone dis/prove me on this?

Seller has excellent feedback, just seems a little odd.




Wow, I've made the shady dealers thread.



I bought a number from FRP games and they arrived shrinked (shrunk? shrunked?). Orignal shipping box (and I may have the invoice as well in there) included.



Which is mentioned in the auction description.



I've been on ebay for 13 years and selling on rec.games.frp.marketplace a few years before that. Any reason you dump this as a shady deal without emailing me to even ask about it?


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:00 pm 
 

galladril wrote:
** expired eBay auction **


I bought mine at Gencon...but I don't remember it being in shrink...




The shrink is fine although not sure if it ever was determined if TLG or the distributor put it on.



The price is about double what it would sell for in an open auction - not surprising for this seller though (his BIN prices are generally 2X or 3X the going rate).

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:05 pm 
 

> The shrink is fine although not sure if it ever was determined if TLG or the distributor put it on.

The same seller working with the same distributor had unshrunk copies first, then shrunk copies later. Either is fine, but to begin with TLG was certainly /not/ shrinking them.
I don't think it was determined for certain who was doing the SWing later on but I thought the finger was pointing more to the distributor?

> The price is about double what it would sell for in an open auction - not surprising for this seller though (his BIN prices are generally 2X or 3X the going rate).

$150 sounds about right; perhaps $175-ish max?


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:11 pm 
 

faro wrote:> The shrink is fine although not sure if it ever was determined if TLG or the distributor put it on.

The same seller working with the same distributor had unshrunk copies first, then shrunk copies later. Either is fine, but to begin with TLG was certainly /not/ shrinking them.
I don't think it was determined for certain who was doing the SWing later on but I thought the finger was pointing more to the distributor?

> The price is about double what it would sell for in an open auction - not surprising for this seller though (his BIN prices are generally 2X or 3X the going rate).

$150 sounds about right; perhaps $175-ish max?


Wow, I got $279 for my last one. At this point I'd buy to resell copies in shrink at $150 or $175


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:19 pm 
 

JasonZavoda wrote:Wow, I got $279 for my last one. At this point I'd buy to resell copies in shrink at $150 or $175

You did /very/ well as they've gone below $150. Shrink shouldn't /really/ make a jot of difference for the set as that only guarantees a later copy which could easily have damp & friction damaged books inside: some people can be kinda irrational, though. ;)


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