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Post Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:51 pm 
 

Center_Stage_Hobbies wrote:I think this meerkat guy is the first graduate of the David Whitfield School of Customer Service.

He may simply be having a bad week.  That said, he should snap out of it before he digs his hole any deeper.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:18 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:He may simply be having a bad week.  That said, he should snap out of it before he digs his hole any deeper.


Nah...guys like that are pricks for life.  :evil:


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:26 pm 
 

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Nah...guys like that are pricks for life.  :evil:


He He! :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

  

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:57 pm 
 

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Perfectly simple, my dear fellow over the pond. It was aimed at people who stick an item on watch with no intention of ever bidding for it. Hence, they don't even put in a bid if the auction ends and there were no other bids on the item. All seems rather pointless to me.
I've no objection in the slightest to people watching the items if they're interested in bidding and are keeping tabs on how the price goes up.
Hope that assuages your curiosity.

to recap: in this sense, watcher = prat with no intention of ever bidding.


A remarkably civil response seeing as I was trolling him.

Actually, I kind of like Meerkat now. :shaking2:


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:15 pm 
 

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Perfectly simple, my dear fellow over the pond. It was aimed at people who stick an item on watch with no intention of ever bidding for it. Hence, they don't even put in a bid if the auction ends and there were no other bids on the item. All seems rather pointless to me.
I've no objection in the slightest to people watching the items if they're interested in bidding and are keeping tabs on how the price goes up.
Hope that assuages your curiosity.

to recap: in this sense, watcher = prat with no intention of ever bidding.


A remarkably civil response seeing as I was trolling him.

Actually, I kind of like Meerkat now. :shaking2:


In looking at his auction the page counter only shows 84 hits.  So the number of watchers isn't really that high.  I would love to see what he message would have been if he had say 100,000 watchers.  :twisted:


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:56 am 
 

This one is good  :lol:





DMG "with archer shooting an arrow into the unicorn's ass"



Signed by Gygax (the book, not the archer).



That is funny !

  

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:50 am 
 

I wonder if the archer was there when Gary signed it?   :lol:


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:24 am 
 

man, that unicorn looks like it's about to take a dump on that tiiiny archer. Lookatthetinyarcher! either that or that unicorn is fecking huge


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:31 am 
 

jasonw1239 wrote:I wonder if the archer was there when Gary signed it?   :lol:


i would say so: just think that the guy drew it when he was at high school and gygax signed it in 1990...


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:29 am 
 

aia wrote:
i would say so: just think that the guy drew it when he was at high school and gygax signed it in 1990...


:D  You are right !

  

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:19 pm 
 

Seller must have gotten Snoop Dog or Dr. Dre to write up the description for this one:



http://cgi.ebay.com/UNEARTHED-ARCANA-AD ... dZViewItem



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Post Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:35 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Seller must have gotten Snoop Dog or Dr. Dre to write up the description for this one:


** expired eBay auction **


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$15 for First Class Mail to Canada? Guess he had to almost triple shipping costs in order to pay his copywriter. (Assuming it's not just that the calculator is broken again.)



Should have gone for quadruple costs and got him to fact check it as well. Nobody could go listen to a Guns n' Roses record in 1985; they hadn't released anything at that point. :roll:

  


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:54 pm 
 

g026r wrote:Nobody could go listen to a Guns n' Roses record in 1985; they hadn't released anything at that point.


According to Wikipedia's entry on the band, they could have been seen live that year. Hypothetically one could have banged one's head against the newly released hardback Unearthed Arcana during an early Guns n' Roses show, although I've always found the sturdier & heavier [pre-orange spine] DMG more effective in this regard.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:05 pm 
 

I stand corrected then.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:19 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Seller must have gotten Snoop Dog or Dr. Dre to write up the description for this one:



Ahh yes, the 80's gangster speak.  I learned what gangsters were and wore based on the extras from Breakin'

  

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:42 pm 
 

tedsim wrote:
Ahh yes, the 80's gangster speak.  I learned what gangsters were and wore based on the extras from Breakin'


Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo was off the hizzy fo' shizzy.  8)

I can't believe I just typed that.  Someone please kill me now!


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 8:58 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote:His Reply:

Perfectly simple, my dear fellow over the pond. It was aimed at people who stick an item on watch with no intention of ever bidding for it. Hence, they don't even put in a bid if the auction ends and there were no other bids on the item. All seems rather pointless to me.
I've no objection in the slightest to people watching the items if they're interested in bidding and are keeping tabs on how the price goes up.
Hope that assuages your curiosity.

to recap: in this sense, watcher = prat with no intention of ever bidding.


A remarkably civil response seeing as I was trolling him.

Actually, I kind of like Meerkat now. :shaking2:


Have you noticed though, that if you delete a watched item from "My eBay", it takes more than 24 hours for the sellers # watching tally to go down?  It's basically not much more useful than any other unintelligent web-counter.  Maybe I decide to put one of Meerkat's auctions on my watch, but then, later, once I've had a chance to run his ID through the Toolhaus gauntlet, I decide he's not worthy of doing business with, so I 'X' him from my watchlist.  Suddenly, *I'M* a bad guy?  Bah!

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:52 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... 0155162025



As you can see in the picture, the cover shows heavy wear and even has the binding end taped even though the binding seems tight.




Heavy wear?  That's putting it mildly.  Probably closer to "dog-rogered after it was run over by a truck". :D

  

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:54 pm 
 

g026r wrote:
** expired eBay auction **




Heavy wear?  That's putting it mildly.  Probably closer to "dog-rogered after it was run over by a truck". :D




the first print D&DG that was sold at GenCon was worse than that - you should have seen it!



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Post Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:15 pm 
 

Yikes, that one looks a bit like mine, except for the duct tape.   Too much rubbing against other books over the years I guess

What did the one sell for at GenCon??

  
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