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Post Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 11:44 am 
 

dsaunders wrote:wow, i almost feel bad for the buyer, makes me want to contact jamesbolivardigriz and offer to sell him a Book of Lairs for *only* $100 USD.  :P

Someone please explain to me why this thing is worth more than $15-20?  And I'm stretching there.  They aren't exactly rare.  Clearly the high bidder is getting shilled, but why would he bid so high to begin with?

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 12:55 pm 
 

from a brief glance through his feedback history it looks like he's interested in RPGs, but hasn't bought any TSR products yet, mainly Runequest and Chaosium, along with some various miniatures.  he probably has no clue how much the book is worth.  still, if i was going to drop that kind of money on a book, i'd do a little research first.  he might still be able to get out of this purchase, since christian1758 is almost certainly a shill...


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Post Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 1:14 pm 
 

8O  8O  8O  8O  8O  8O  8O  8O  8O  8O  8O  8O  8O  8O  8O

202.50 AUD Australia Dollars    =   154.51 USD United States Dollars

Thats the current bid with 5 DAYS LEFT!  8O  8O  8O  8O  8O

  

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 1:14 pm 
 

This brings up an interesting question - supposing Christian was a shill, how would they have any idea this guy would put in a bid that high?

You can clearly see they kept "bumping" him up, but still. . . one bump too high and all the "effort" produces no results.

I wonder in these cases, if the buyer has expressed some interest to tip their hand.  Seriously, I have sold my fair share of items, and on a surprising number of occassions, I have had a potential buyer email me with something along the lines of:

"Would you ship this to (somewhere in Europe) - I can't pay with Paypal, but I can use Western Union.  I have been wanting this item forever and would pay almost anything to get it!"

"Fantastic item - I have been wanting one!  Count on me getting this one - I'm prepared to pay over $100!"

"This item is mine no matter how much it costs".

My favorite: " I really love Dungeons & Dragons - it is my favorite game.  Will you combine shipping on many items?  I will pay anything to win them all!"

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Of course I would never take advantage of someone, but I do smile and hope another ebayer out there happens to feel the same way about this particular item.  Inevitably, they never do.  Still, many unscrupulous seller could easily act upon such carelessly given info.


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Post Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 1:20 pm 
 

"ultimately invaluable!" from the seller!


Apparently.... :?

  

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 1:33 pm 
 

I wonder if the bidder realizes that these "60 adventures" are about a page long each.  They could be under the impression that they are 60 "full-length" adventures?  

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 4:34 pm 
 

I bought something off jamesbolivardigriz just a couple of weeks ago... I wonder if he misplaced the decimal point with his initial bid (ie he meant to bid $10.00 but put in a grand by mistake). And I've bought off Ozvortex in the past as well (it's a small collecting world in Australia), and don't seem to remember any shenanigans. Looks to me like James is being bumped up by a newbie who is setting their valuation of the product based on the current (erroneous?) bid.

I think I might email james and let him know what his bid is up to...

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 5:35 pm 
 

mdr003 wrote:Something to display your modules in....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... eName=WDVW


Well, it's all mine now. I couldn't help myself -- it's sort of cheesy and cool all at the same time. I'm sure I've made worse $10 purchases ...

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 8:48 pm 
 

Hmmm. A $10 wire rack? Uhhh, I have a genuine imitation TSR Rubbermaid container I'd sell you. $20.


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Post Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 10:20 pm 
 

i got curious and asked the bidder about the Book of Lairs bid.  he told me he screwed up the decimal point.  he also seems to realize the seller has a shill and is not too happy about it.


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Post Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 10:46 pm 
 

I emailed jamesbolivardigriz, and he confirmed it was a decimal point error. I'm not sure its a shill though... I bought two items off the seller just a couple of days ago, and have bought from him in the past and had no problem with suspicious bidding. Hell, one of the items I won over the weekend (Heart of Oak, FGU naval rules) was for less than it usually goes for. I think its just a new bidder with no idea.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 11:50 pm 
 

I forgot what ebay's rules are supposed to be on bid retractions, but in this instance, if he doesn't want the book for what it's going for, shouldn't he take the risk of retracting his bid anyway?



  


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 2:38 am 
 

The bid has been retracted. However, the myth of the ultra-rare Book of Lairs is already spreading. Here's your chance to BIN one for only $55: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 70529&rd=1

(actually, the seller offers two of them)


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 6:15 am 
 

Let's not miss the $11 for Media Mail shipping.


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 7:26 am 
 

Not to mention they simply cut and paste the other person's description.  

Exotic book dealer must be thinking this eBay thing is really easy after all!  Can't wait for all the money to start rolling in!


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 9:09 am 
 

I e-mailed him a "You're an Idiot" message. Waiting for the return hate mail. It's been too long since I provoked a fight with a Newbay moron.


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 10:27 am 
 

$55 bin and $11 s/h for media mail LOL

  

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Post Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 3:28 pm 
 

My message in a note to the seller just a moment ago.

"You seem to be new here on E-Bay. So I will be as gentile as I can with this. Your beginning and Buy It Now (BIN) price ranges are really far higher than you will ever get for this item on E-Bay. The item is far from rare and the same books (New ones) can still be purchased in most game shops for that price, or less......

And 11 bucks for Media Mail for a single book?!?! That is simply gouging.... You should simply and far more honestly state that you are passing E-Bay selling costs to the buyer and also charging them for your time as well, instead of covering up those facts with completely false media mail shipping costs. Media mail charges by USPS for that book is more likely to be 85 cents, rather than 11 dollars. I await your harsh reply."

I am sure I will get one too....

  
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