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Post Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:45 pm 
 

misterspock wrote:Laughable only because of how many bids there are ... ON MOLDY, WATER DAMAGED books

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Seller states no water damage to the Dieties and Demigods book.

Just general wear.

144 pages, so $33 aint at all out of line...

I have seen crappy copies go for more than that.

And the PHB is not damaged either... another $10 book.


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:10 am 
 

Gnat the Beggar wrote:
Seller states no water damage to the Dietiees and Demigods book.
Just general wear.
144 pages, so $33 aint at all out of line...
I have seen crappy copies go for more than that.
And the PHB is also not damaged either... another $10 book.


But if items are/have been stacked with/near moldy items, aren't you taking a major risk? Especially opening up a box of other moldy items in your clean un-moldy house

  

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:12 am 
 

Yes, you are entirely correct.
There is some risk there.

BUT keep in mind the three Core Rule books are by Gary Gygox....  :?
They are VERY RARE!  :lol:


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:16 am 
 

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...i just wonder what kind of picture she is going to take in case she sells a fiend folio...  :roll:


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:43 am 
 

Gnat the Beggar wrote:Yes, you are entirely correct.
There is some risk there.

BUT keep in mind the threee Core Rule books are by Gary Gygox....  :?
They are VERY RARE!  :lol:


Yea they only printed 1,000,000,000 of them. Very rare indeed!


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Post Posted: Wed May 11, 2011 7:54 am 
 

New and never used... yeah, tell me another story. Still cheap at the moment, though.

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...i just wonder what kind of picture she is going to take in case she sells a fiend folio...  :roll:


If the bidding goes over $50.00, I'll throw in a couple of my favourite D20's. Yes, they're natural.




Well the buyer did not get to see her Natural D20's....


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:53 pm 
 

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The first paragraph is ridiculous enough by itself.  But then there is the rest of the description.  The seller apparently does it for every one of his auctions.  Oh, and of course, the shipping is ludicrous.



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Post Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:02 pm 
 

That was insane.  It was a complete copy of the Wikipedia page.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:31 pm 
 

dbartman wrote:That was insane.  It was a complete copy of the Wikipedia page.


I think part of the small print on wiki is that all the information posted is free for use.  That's what lets some of those autobook generating companies just rip the text and publish thousands of books.  Not sure if you even need to credit wiki as the source or not.

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:29 pm 
 

Doesn't it cost more for your listing to have all that text, all those pictures and all those external links?


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Post Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:59 am 
 

FormCritic wrote:Doesn't it cost more for your listing to have all that text, all those pictures and all those external links?




No.  You don't pay anything for additional text and the images are probably just linked to the actual image on wiki - you only pay fees for more than 1 imaged hosted by ebay.  Also, no fee for external links but need to be careful not to breach ebay policy.

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:59 pm 
 

Check out this guy's reason for selling his older gaming stuff.

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:35 am 
 

Whatever...

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:45 pm 
 

This eBay item has an odd title and auction text:



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This is an original press photo. n the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, giant is a type of creature, or "creature type." Giants are humanoid-shaped creatures of great strength and size. Photo measures 8.25 x 10 inches. Photo is dated 03-07-1946




However, the digital watermarking makes the child appear to have tribal tattoos on her face.  Perhaps she is a half-giant?



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The first paragraph is ridiculous enough by itself.  But then there is the rest of the description.  The seller apparently does it for every one of his auctions.  Oh, and of course, the shipping is ludicrous.

PDT_Armataz_01_23  :scratch:




Every single listing of this sellers is illegal via Ebay listing standards. Wow.



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Post Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:31 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:Every single listing of this sellers is illegal via Ebay listing standards. Wow.

Drifting off-topic, eBay lets a lot of questionable listings slide.

For example, "Used" computers are supposed to function at a working level:
Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.

Many "Used" laptops are sold with keys that do not work, screens that are cracked, and other major problems.  They should be listed as "For parts or not working" condition
For parts or not working: An item that does not function as intended and is not fully operational. This includes items that are defective in ways that render them difficult to use, items that require service or repair, or items missing essential components. See the seller's listing for full details.

but then bidders would not get fooled into buying a borked PC.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:29 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:However, the digital watermarking makes the child appear to have tribal tattoos on her face.  Perhaps she is a half-giant?
[ Image ]


Maybe a child giant? Dunno. :wink:


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:16 pm 
 

Would have put this in silliest prices, but this thread need moar posties. ;-)



Prototype D&D? Really?

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:42 am 
 

SimperingToad wrote:Would have put this in silliest prices, but this thread need moar posties. ;-)

Prototype D&D? Really?

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