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Post Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:33 am 
 

napoleonsdad wrote:I don't know which is worse, the picture, the seller feedback rating, or the possible shill bidding going on.


That is a scary one.  If you look at the sellers history, they've had the account since 2001, when they started out with a negative, then had 5 successful transactions before another negative in 2003.  Then took a 4 year break only to come back for another negative transaction in 2007.  And now to sell something?

That is just scary!

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:45 am 
 

napoleonsdad wrote:Probably one of the worst listings I've seen :roll:


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I don't know which is worse, the picture, the seller feedback rating, or the possible shill bidding going on.




Shill bidding?  Ya think?  :lol:  



I mean the seller is listed from Staten Island NY a.k.a New York City and the current 2nd place bidders ID is anthonyrnyc or Anthony*R*NYC.  Even our new resident detective sauromatian doesn't even need to get involved to show thats a shill.   :lol:


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:47 am 
 

Alright, I couldn't help myself, but the current high bidder RPG4life is also form New York:



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Post Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 12:47 pm 
 

napoleonsdad wrote:Probably one of the worst listings I've seen :roll:


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I don't know which is worse, the picture, the seller feedback rating, or the possible shill bidding going on.




Don't forget about the shipping price as well.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 1:20 pm 
 

I threw out the tease line, let's see if I get a response.


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 2:19 pm 
 

This thread should be closed: we've found the worst listing in eBay history. Every time you think you've spotted the worst part (the "photo," for instance), you notice something even funnier (the blatant shilling, as an example) out of the corner of your eye.

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 2:48 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:This thread should be closed: we've found the worst listing in eBay history. Every time you think you've spotted the worst part (the "photo," for instance), you notice something even funnier (the blatant shilling, as an example) out of the corner of your eye.




Funny thing is, Clueless is actually running another auction with a bunch of crap...but two hard to find goodies, the Core Rules CD Roms (both 2.0 and the Expansion disc):




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Considering THAT auction also contains about a dozen 3E hardbacks, I'd say the current price is a little low (compared to the other auction). Weird.



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Post Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 3:17 pm 
 

Shill bidding?  Ya think?    

I mean the seller is listed from Staten Island NY a.k.a New York City and the current 2nd place bidders ID is anthonyrnyc or Anthony*R*NYC.  Even our new resident detective sauromatian doesn't even need to get involved to show thats a shill.  




Take a look at the high bidder on this auction:




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Same seller listing wrist watches.  High bidder....anthonyrnyc.  Busted 8)

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 3:41 pm 
 

Or how about this item:  
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Anybody care to guess who n***y (0) is? ;)



Edit: though I have to say I'm also curious as to who mnucci718 is as well, as I'm pretty sure that he's m***u (0) -- who also has only bid on items offered by this seller.


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I filed a shilling report with ebay on this cheater on 3 or 4 of the auctions.  The 4th auction is for autographed baseballs with a different newby bidding on it.  I'm not a good enough detective to link it as a shill though no doubt it is.  Anyone want to try their hand?

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Post Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:27 am 
 

Not sure what to think about this one:




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"The most complete, early D&D set on Ebay in a very long time".  Complete huh?  If it's complete then where is the damn box?



Also, what a horrific thing to do by hole punching those OD&D books!  :?


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:49 pm 
 

"The most complete, early D&D set on Ebay in a very long time".   :roll:

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Also, what a horrific thing to do by hole punching those OD&D books!  :?


Yup.....


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:19 pm 
 

And carefully selecting a binder that is just slightly too small  :lol:


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:05 pm 
 

obiter wrote:And carefully selecting a binder that is just slightly too small  :lol:


:lol:


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:06 pm 
 

Predating TSR..... :scratch:




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Post Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:58 am 
 

Noted, and mocked via eBay messaging.


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 9:37 pm 
 

Hey Brian, Running out of space for your heading made a really funny module title.




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Post Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:27 pm 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:What will find down there, wax monsters?


Beware the infected!

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:33 am 
 

Undead Q-Tips.


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Post Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:25 am 
 

How about a colony of earwigs...  they've already eaten three holes in the cover apparently!

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