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Post Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 2:45 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 3:34 pm 
 


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I am re-posting this $10,000 offer because I think it deserves a second mention.



The seller answered no to my personal check, but he did say that a cashier's check or money transfer might work.   :D



I said OK...and I am anxious to see if they get any takers.



If they cannot sell 1500 copies of this game, what makes anyone else think that 1500 copies will sell?


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Post Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 5:45 pm 
 

And reposting my reply:
FormCritic wrote:{1500 Thieves Guild games for $10,000}


$18 retail (plus $12 shipping?!), so it's a great deal at one-sixth off!
(unless you know that Industry Standard for Wholesale is 40-60% off...)

Extra BONUS: comes complete with built-in errors! Badly planned & poorly written... Quotes from their own web site:

"In a 4-player game the number of "1 coin" tokens can get pretty tight..." "...you may only be left with 4 to play with..." "You can also write to us and we can see about getting you some extra tokens."

"The rulebook refers to a 'Master Tray'. This would be a bin where you would store all the game tokens. It does not exist at this time."
(Or it's that BIN on eBay, praps.)

"Welcome to our new section dedicated to fleshing out the vivid world of Thieve's Guild."
(Unfortunately, nowhere in the game can I locate a Thieve...)


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Post Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 8:59 pm 
 

Not certain how laughable this counts as, but:




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If you're asking over $100 for something, try not to use a stock photo. :D

  


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Post Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 11:11 pm 
 

The best auction description yet:  D&D




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Buy It Now for $8.75 with shipping only $7.00.  :wink:

  


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Post Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 11:35 pm 
 

So, who's going to buy it and tell us what they get? ;)

  


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Post Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 11:39 pm 
 

The seller actually has seven of those "D&D" auctions up right now. They look like placeholders to me; real details will probably be added later.

I'm not sure why some sellers do this — the strategy really eludes me. But you do see this sort of thing every so often.

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:21 am 
 

g026r wrote:So, who's going to buy it and tell us what they get? ;)


I would but they don't take paypal! :roll:


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:42 am 
 

Well, he does accept personal cheque, and I am in the right country... :lol:

Anyone care to guess at what we're looking at here (in case he does update the item)?  I'm going to guess that it's probably a hardback of some sort as, last time I had to check, most of the soft-covers can be shipped within country for less than the $7 he's asking for.

Then again, he could just be gouging on the shipping.

  

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Xaxaxe wrote:The seller actually has seven of those "D&D" auctions up right now. They look like placeholders to me; real details will probably be added later.

I'm not sure why some sellers do this — the strategy really eludes me. But you do see this sort of thing every so often.


I've done it before when I wanted to get as many listings as possible on 10 cent listing day....but even then I had a general idea what I was selling, I would at least write teh name of the item and come back later to list the details.

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 3:27 am 
 

g026r wrote:Not certain how laughable this counts as, but:


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If you're asking over $100 for something, try not to use a stock photo. :D




well, the seller is a member of this community (he actually doesnt pop up often...): what is funny in that auction is the last part of the description



basically he writes a spoiler: "GLANTRI SARA' DISTRUTTA E ALFHEIM INVASA DAGLI ELFI SCURI!!!" and the translation is Glantri will be destroyed and Alfheim will be invaded by Dark Elves!!!



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Post Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 8:24 am 
 

Badmike wrote:
I've done it before when I wanted to get as many listings as possible on 10 cent listing day....but even then I had a general idea what I was selling, I would at least write teh name of the item and come back later to list the details.

Mike B.


Yesterday was 5 cent listing day on eBay Canada (don't know about any of the other eBay sub-sites), so that could explain it.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 11:43 pm 
 

Oh god my eyes hurt after looking at this




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Post Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 11:45 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:Oh god my eyes hurt after looking at this


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Holy Cow... 8O Indeed.



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Post Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 4:35 pm 
 

aia wrote:basically he writes a spoiler: "GLANTRI SARA' DISTRUTTA E ALFHEIM INVASA DAGLI ELFI SCURI!!!" and the translation is Glantri will be destroyed and Alfheim will be invaded by Dark Elves!!!

8O  8O  8O  ...i have never known that drows were a race of Mystara!


My Italian's pretty rusty - might he have meant Shadow Elves. Or would they be elfi umbri?

  

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:21 pm 
 

Is the price of AD&D merch just skyrocketing, or am I alone in thinking that this lot isn't worth nearly this much....






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Post Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:11 am 
 

This also belongs in the silliest price thread:




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Binding in GOD condition.

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:18 am 
 

Looking at the picture, I'm going to assume that saying "binding in GOD condition" means that to actually have the binding hold together would "take an act of". :lol:

  


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 11:21 am 
 

This guy's condition scale is pretty funny...




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Post Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:24 pm 
 

What is the difference between Encyclopedia Magica (vol. 1-4) and the earlier paperback version that was only two volumes (the one which had a listing of all TSR products in Volume 2)?

  
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