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Post Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:31 pm 
 

I found this (and the seller's other, similar auction descriptions) rather humorous.  [Non-TSR]...  




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Post Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 5:55 am 
 

well er... um. I see what looks like a he-man figure and some dice...


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Post Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:17 am 
 

Narl wrote:This is probably a bargain, but I have no idea what is being sold:


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Looks like someone cleaned out their loose mini and dice drawer!  Surprised there isn't a pair of socks in there somewhere....



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Post Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 12:44 pm 
 

Only partially laughable description, but I came across this while searching:

To Canada -- US $20.00
USPS Priority Mail International Flat Rate EnvelopeTM


You know, it's really nice when by their own shipping quote they're showing me that they employ a 100%+ shipping markup. :lol:


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:38 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... 0011743150



From an auction for the 2nd ed. Ravenloft Domains of Dread sourcebook:
These sell for up to $199 at internet booksellers.


I want to know what Internet booksellers this seller has been checking, because even the highest priced copies at Amazon and abebooks aren't even a quarter of that. :lol:


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:43 pm 
 

g026r wrote:
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From an auction for the 2nd ed. Ravenloft Domains of Dread sourcebook:
I want to know what Internet booksellers this seller has been checking, because even the highest priced copies at Amazon and abebooks aren't even a quarter of that. :lol:




Always nice to see a seller so dedicated to his buyers he's willing to take a $190 loss on an item like that... :roll:



Effing idiot.



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Post Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:29 pm 
 

I like the line in this guy's auction, "PLUS IF the auction is won within 7 days, two additional mags: dragons 208 and 146."




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And, when else would they be won? :roll:


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 6:37 pm 
 

ahahah wow.. my mind just broke.. I mean that's almost as good as the question someone asked on a forum the other day "How many centimetres are in a kilogram?"
My brain broke at that, it honestly broke. My partner tells me it can be done using quantum physics but I argue that ANYTHING is possible with quantum physics. Maybe this guy is using a similar theory? Hmm, the same auction running tangently in alternate realties perhaps?


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:30 pm 
 

flying_purple_monkfish wrote:"How many centimetres are in a kilogram?"


42!

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:47 pm 
 

flying_purple_monkfish wrote:Hmm, the same auction running tangently in alternate realties perhaps?


Only if the auctions aren't being observed.

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:38 pm 
 

Check out Diamond Dave's latest "VCG."



http://cgi.ebay.com/GAMMA-WORLD-1981-B- ... p1638.m122



That's a pretty cool addition to the cover: flying blue guy firing red death ray.  :)



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Post Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:12 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:Check out Diamond Dave's latest "VCG."


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Dave now says he is a 'Gold' powerseller.  Is this new? Or has the Coug's alchemy experiment finally worked by turning titanium (powerseller) into gold?   :lol:

DaCoug wrote:
VGC
About me & Terms of Trade
Very please to announce that I am now GOLD  rated powerseller
Shipping: I will ship Worldwide, but Buyer pays shipping & handling costs!
PLEASE NOTE AS OF 7 APRIL ROYAL MAIL  POSTAGE CHARGES HAVE GONE UP






Ooops!!!  Apparently he has been gold for some time.


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:05 am 
 

for some time he had been a 'rated powerseller' - the titanium went but was never replaced! (Typical Coug really - eg Post office prices are still going up in April and different currencies is heading 4 but 1-3 have disappeared - cutting and pasting but no actual thinking)-


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:00 am 
 

flying_purple_monkfish wrote:ahahah wow.. my mind just broke.. I mean that's almost as good as the question someone asked on a forum the other day "How many centimetres are in a kilogram?"


Got that beat. One of the salespeople asked me the other day if I could use Peachtree to replace Active Directory in our Windows 2003 network.
I'm guessing the guy had a BIN up, or he means PAY withing 7 days. Either way, it is a shameful abuse of grammar.
If you really want a laugh, look at some of the listings on Craigslist. The spelling and grammar would make a 6 year old laugh.


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:14 pm 
 

"Your Honor, I'd like to present People's Exhibit #8,791 ... showing, once again, why grading scales are completely meaningless."




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Post Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:07 pm 
 

Just in case you want to show your umber hulk AFTER the end of the battle:




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Post Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:26 pm 
 

TSR~3 RING BINDER AD & D Dungeons & Dragons 8 SECTIONS

The pages in this book are "light cardboard"...not the average book paper!  A VERY NICE COLLECTIBLE!


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:18 am 
 

Errrr....no, it's NOT....



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Post Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:42 am 
 

Badmike wrote:Errrr....no, it's NOT....


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Kinda funny...that seller has had that thing up several times now.  Never changed the description nor the BIN price.


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:37 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:Errrr....no, it's NOT.....


He's garbling the actual story of MB's DT- it was pulled after a year because the creators of Citadel, a very similar unproduced game concept, sued & won. Mattel, TSR, & D&D had nothing to do with it. Mattel's D&D was a competitor to DT, but failed as a commercial product because it sucked. It can't lay claim to starting any trends either; games like Simon were already widespread.

  
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