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Post Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:52 pm 
 

misterspock wrote:Quick -- no one stop me from getting my greasy hands on this "rare" version!!! I've been looking hard for one with the demons and devils for YEARS!




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The $15 price for this book is not bad if you don't add in the $6 shipping ripoff.



The title page says "4th Edition" right on it as pictured.



I think this guy is being duplicitous because I think he knows thats a 4th print, not 4th edition.



It is just....barely...possible that he has confused the different versions of Deities and Demi-Gods with or without Cthulhu and Melnibone, and has listed this one as rare.



I'm too lazy to check his other stock and his past sales to see if he's a jerk...but $15 is not too high.


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:08 pm 
 

I think the guy farms melons when he's not fishing for muppets.

TBH, if someone is stupid enough to buy, then taking money from idiots is fair game. They need to learn somehow, and people like this teach them valuable lessons about life.


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:07 pm 
 

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The $15 price for this book is not bad if you don't add in the $6 shipping ripoff.

The title page says "4th Edition" right on it as pictured.

I think this guy is being duplicitous because I think he knows thats a 4th print, not 4th edition.

It is just....barely...possible that he has confused the different versions of Deities and Demi-Gods with or without Cthulhu and Melnibone, and has listed this one as rare.

I'm too lazy to check his other stock and his past sales to see if he's a jerk...but $15 is not too high.


Yeah, I think he's got it confused with the Deities and Demigods, too. That's got to be it. I guess it could be the 2e change that has him mixed up, but there were a lot of more printings (which he may be unaware) of that manual between that one and the 2e monstrous compendiums. Maybe I'll just nicely prod him with an Ebay email...

TBH, if someone is stupid enough to buy, then taking money from idiots is fair game. They need to learn somehow, and people like this teach them valuable lessons about life.

:lol:  :lol:

On 2nd thought, he did use the word "rare"... I guess he's both mixed up on his info and like so many sellers (ie Lisas Stuff Too) who throw that word around...it'd be a shame if someone walked into that trap.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:17 pm 
 

dbartman wrote:
Well they managed to snag a newbie with their creative, if not somewhat shady, description...


I guess the $15 price could've been a lot worse for the newbie, but that shipping cost of $10 for priority mail I think pushes it into that absurb range.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:04 pm 
 

I dunno, I don't think it's all that bad. If said newbie bought the DMG at NKG, he'd pay a few bucks less for Priority shipping, but he'd pay $25 for the book and not have the privilege of seeing a photo first. Don't get me wrong, I love Noble Knight... I just don't think this seller is the devil incarnate.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:56 pm 
 

MetamorphosisSigma wrote:I dunno, I don't think it's all that bad. If said newbie bought the DMG at NKG, he'd pay a few bucks less for Priority shipping, but he'd pay $25 for the book and not have the privilege of seeing a photo first. Don't get me wrong, I love Noble Knight... I just don't think this seller is the devil incarnate.


You're right.  You could easily pay that amount at a bunch of other online places, even if you're buying through Abebooks or somethings. I wasn't trying to make him out to be Asmodeus or anything.  Just a good laugh at his expense, is all!

  


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:30 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote:
The $15 price for this book is not bad if you don't add in the $6 shipping ripoff.


How is $6 a ripoff for shipping? a Priority box will be $10+ to ship and the envelope will be around $4.95. If you ship non-flat-rate it will be close to that once you figure in packing...

But $15 is too high for this common a book in this shitty condition.


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:59 pm 
 

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How is $6 a ripoff for shipping? a Priority box will be $10+ to ship and the envelope will be around $4.95. If you ship non-flat-rate it will be close to that once you figure in packing...

But $15 is too high for this common a book in this shitty condition.


LOL, I wondered who would object.  :D

First, he isn't shipping priority, majority or any ority.  He's shipping media mail.

Second, from my perspective as strictly a buyer, the only reasonable price for shipping is...the exact cost for shipping.

It isn't unreasonable to charge for the slightly larger envelope, some cardboard and some tape...but cardboard is usually free and tape and envelopes are not expensive.

However, I was mostly saying what I said just for fun.

The $15 price tag is about $5 more than the price would be at Half Price Books....but it's hardly an indication of a criminal mastermind at work.


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Post Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 11:07 pm 
 

OK, who has been teaching Couglish to eBay sellers?



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The title begins our journey . . .

Book Dungeons & Dragons LOT 9 BOOKS in All New

And then the description rises up from the road.  Was this description created by a speedfreak or a crackhead?
Description:

HELLO FORM A LARGE COLLECTION THIS THIS IS NEW IT HAS BEEN STOOD FOR A TIME IF THEIRS ANYTHING NOT RIGHT WITH THE CONDITION I WILL AND IT UNDER THE LISTING I WILL COMBINE SHIPPING AND I START ALL SALES AT .98 SO YOU DETERMINE THE PRICE

THIS IS A NEW BOOK LOT YOU CAN RESELE SOME KEEP SOME ALL NEW

DUNGEON MASTERS GUIDE X 3
MONSTER MANUL X 5
FORGOTEN REALMS CAPAIGN GUIDE 1


THANKS

And our final stop is in the land of "Pay".
Payment :

PAYPAL IS THE BEST WAY TO PAY PAYMENT IN 5 DAYS

THANKS


In the seller's defense, each auction that I checked has a large number of pictures.  Perhaps the seller knows that his English sucks ass, and that a picture is worth a thousand words of Couglish.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:26 am 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:OK, who has been teaching Couglish to eBay sellers?


That is hilarious..get that guy to a remedial English class on the double!

  

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:24 am 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:OK, who has been teaching Couglish to eBay sellers?

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I would guess that this seller is what we would call an "English Language Learner" (ELL).   English is probably not his first language.  I hope.


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FormCritic wrote:I would guess that this seller is what we would call an "English Language Learner" (ELL).   English is probably not his first language.  I hope.

Perhaps.  I blame the failure of the educational system on you personally, Mark.  :)

How about this one:

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The auction title reads as follows:
variety of fancy color including dungeon and dragons


And the description is
These dice are a variety of clear blue clear white fancy blue gray one large 20 die and variety of dungeon and dragon dice was a dice collector sorry dont have a camera so cant put a picture and if not happy will put a return of 7 days on it if not satisfy so let the bidding start for the total of 49 dice had more but gone now by the way there is more variety in colors besides the ones told some wood literally yellow red, red black,  again if not satisfied please send back


Another auction description reads
blood bowl dice dont know what else to say there original white blood bowl dice no picture sorry due to no camera


Are people smoking meth and crack while selling on eBay?  Or is this where the English language is heading?

  

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:47 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:OK, who has been teaching Couglish to eBay sellers?
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Post Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:04 pm 
 

Punctuation is a lost art.


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:58 pm 
 

Whale Tagger wrote:Punctuation is a lost art.


No it, isnt


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:16 am 
 

v: to Coug ;
the inability to compose a structured sentence with punctuation and grammar.


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:17 pm 
 

Who the hell is "Boria"? :)




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Post Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:29 pm 
 

If she's the chick in the picture then I'm interested :).

I actually though this part of the description was funnier:

"Very out of print and hard to find these days"

Isn't "out of print" sort of like "dead" or "pregnant"? You either are or ya ain't.


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:21 pm 
 

Maybe something can be "slightly" or "somewhat" out of print?


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:26 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:OK, who has been teaching Couglish to eBay sellers?

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The title begins our journey . . .

In the seller's defense, each auction that I checked has a large number of pictures.  Perhaps the seller knows that his English sucks ass, and that a picture is worth a thousand words of Couglish.




A thousand words of Couglish would slay most individuals forced to read them.

You really don't have to be a rocket surgeon to be able to speak and write coherent and decent English, or any other language for that matter. I chalk it up to the typical laziness rampant in this day and age. Anyone else here ever get irritated when they receive an e-mail saying "u" instead of "you"?


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