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Post Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:12 pm 
 

guerret wrote:Has Intelligator gone mad? This title screams of eBay violation…


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Yeah, you're not supposed to start a listing with the intention of filling the details in later. But even more insane is that it appears someone bought it.  8O



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Post Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:00 pm 
 

SimperingToad wrote:Yeah, you're not supposed to start a listing with the intention of filling the details in later. But even more insane is that it appears someone bought it.  8O

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No, really, you lost it. The title originally read something like "For X [can't remember the name, maybe Finbon] only, please do not buy!". I warned it that it was an eBay violation and he changed the title afterwards.

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:02 pm 
 

The original title was: Boxed sets for FONDIN Only - Please do not purchase!

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:27 pm 
 


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The book is in an above average condition with the binding at the back coming away from the spine. The spine has some damage top and bottom. The pages are in a very good condition except the front few and back few that are heavily creased. The book has been well used but still has plenty of life left in it.




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Post Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:49 pm 
 

guerret wrote:The original title was: Boxed sets for FONDIN Only - Please do not purchase!

That sort of thing didn't used to be a violation.

Well, maybe the title needs some work, but the idea behind it used to be legit. To wit: a seller could set up an item using a list of pre-approved bidders. If the list contained only one person, that was still okay. eBay didn't care, as they still collected their percentages.

I think this sort of thing was more common in the pre-BIN days; it was a fairly easy way to facilitate a private sale. Now, of course, offering something to anyone at a fixed price makes a bit more sense.

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:36 pm 
 

Okay, this new OSR game FONDIN... what do the initials stand for?
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Post Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:51 pm 
 

Finally, Original New Dungeons Including Neverwinter..?


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:29 pm 
 

Freakin
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Post Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:41 pm 
 

Is bombadil that small?


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:11 pm 
 

Item is in good to excellent condition.   Corners worn and lower spine is torn.




http://cgi.ebay.com/D-D-D20-Players-Han ... 5194b744da



$35



If the lower spine is torn, I think that would mean you shouldn't use the term "excellent" with the condition, and probably not "good" either. :lol:

  

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:18 am 
 

Yikes!



http://cgi.ebay.com/DUNGEONS-DRAGONS-Or ... 1e5dfe79a0



I dont know what is worse.  The utterly ridiculous starting price and BIN, the description of the box bottom (which looks like mold to me), or the comment about the Chainmail supplement being "virtually non-existent" on Ebay.



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Post Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:40 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Yikes!


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I dont know what is worse.  The utterly ridiculous starting price and BIN, the description of the box bottom (which looks like mold to me), or the comment about the Chainmail supplement being "virtually non-existent" on Ebay.

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I came across this auction too. Thats the problem with some people, they think thier items are made out of gold and gems.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:45 am 
 

misterspock wrote:


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$35

If the lower spine is torn, I think that would mean you shouldn't use the term "excellent" with the condition, and probably not "good" either. :lol:




And it still sold at that price...



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Post Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:47 am 
 

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And it still sold at that price...

... Long Live D&D 3.5!!!   :twisted:


I have no words  :lol:

Except maybe I'll start putting up my immaculate-condition 3.5 books. Based on that price, I should be able to get well over $100 on each of mine  :D

  

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:19 pm 
 

misterspock wrote:
I have no words  :lol:

Except maybe I'll start putting up my immaculate-condition 3.5 books. Based on that price, I should be able to get well over $100 on each of mine  :D


I say go for it.  $100


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:41 pm 
 

Wonder if this seller is answering questions of any curious buyers:




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Like, how many SF and Fantasy novels are published in a given year?

  

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:42 pm 
 

While I think someone posted this item previously, I happened across it again.. I just can't decide whether the guy is a congenital imbecile or just not a native speaker/writer..<sigh>



http://cgi.ebay.com/Dragon-Vol-1-No-1-J ... 1e5d50cc9e



But if you want to laugh, do yourself a favor and check out some of his other listings.. My particular favorites are "we can write a song for you" and "we can make a movie for you"! Just pick a style, and before you know it you'll be famous. Really!

  

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:08 pm 
 

MetamorphosisSigma wrote:While I think someone posted this item previously, I happened across it again.. I just can't decide whether the guy is a congenital imbecile or just not a native speaker/writer..<sigh>


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But if you want to laugh, do yourself a favor and check out some of his other listings.. My particular favorites are "we can write a song for you" and "we can make a movie for you"! Just pick a style, and before you know it you'll be famous. Really!




The price has been coming down.  Not enough, of course, but down.


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Post Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:05 am 
 

Apparently the seller has some issues with members of this site.



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... K:MEWAX:IT



Attention ACAEUM users: PLEASE READ THE AUCTION DESCRIPTION CAREFULLY.  I am not at my computer 24/7. Please don't bid on the item, and come back an hour later and change your mind. Or decide not to pay, because some "expert" on the ACAEUM told you differently.  I don't mean to sound harsh, but I have only had problems dealing with Dungeons and Dragons ACAEUM users. They buy an item, and then they roll a couple of 10 sided dice and decide if they still want it. Thankfully this is the last Dungeons and Dragons item left to sell.


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Post Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:42 am 
 

misterspock wrote:Apparently the seller has some issues with members of this site.


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Should we roll to see how we respond?   :lol:



I say give him a -2 modifier as a consequence for low CHR.


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