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Post Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2004 12:13 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... gory=44113

is it just me, or is the starting price a bit much, even for what they're selling?

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 4:47 am 
 

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... gory=44112

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2004 4:56 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... gory=44112

Wow!  8O

  


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2004 5:49 pm 
 

And by the same seller

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 3172186547

Please don't let them find a buyer

  


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2004 6:34 pm 
 

I suspect a typo... adding a '0' at the end.  His other listings are a tad high for starting prices, but nothing like that.  $25.00 for a Cthulu & Elric Demigods book isn't unreasonable.

I just bought one for $25.00 myself.

Or.. if he sells it, may it become the new standard for this book because I have a few! :)

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 6:42 am 
 

White box OCE plus late printing supplements - $350!
They look to be in excellent condition but still...
Am I missing something?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 3171723236

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2004 3:40 pm 
 

TSR AD&D SILVER ANN. L3 DEEP DWARVEN DELVE
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 3173657089

cougarrinard broke up a Silver Anniversery set and is selling just about each piece for $9.99.

The current bid for this is $49.99 and it has six days left 8O !!!



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Post Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2004 3:51 pm 
 

The whole set usually sells for £20-£30 in the UK.  Mine cost me £22.

Correct me if I'm wrong but this UK bidder could probably pick up the whole boxed set for this price AND pay for shipping from the USA.

I will have to add this to my watched items just to see how painful it's going to be.

muaddib5 wrote:TSR AD&D SILVER ANN. L3 DEEP DWARVEN DELVE
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 3173657089

cougarrinard broke up a Silver Anniversery set and is selling just about each piece for $9.99.

The current bid for this is $49.99 and it has six days left 8O !!!

  

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2004 3:58 pm 
 

The whole set usually sells for £20-£30 in the UK. Mine cost me £22.

Correct me if I'm wrong but this UK bidder could probably pick up the whole boxed set for this price AND pay for shipping from the USA.

I will have to add this to my watched items just to see how painful it's going to be.


I did the same thing.  Kind of like a car wreck, you just can't look away  :)

There's two complete sets currently going;  the first has 4 days left with a current bid of $26.00 (shipping is $5.00, but it's US only).  The second is a UK auction with 4 days left, it's currently at 21.00 GBP, the reserve is met, AND it comes with an extra copy of module G1.   But guess who the high bidder is on that one!!



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Post Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2004 4:10 pm 
 

Déjà vu (sort of).  I outbid cougarrinard when I won mine.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2004 5:24 am 
 

And he just sold one for $99.99 - idiot buyer :
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 3172310720

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2004 12:10 pm 
 

Unfortunately, Mr. Whitfield (the eBay reseller cougarrinard) dictates the prices for certain items that he chooses. Among them is not only the Silver Anniversary Collector's Box, but the R- and RPGA-series, the Fighting Wheel, H1 and more. The items are all rare and it doesn't take that much money to control the market. Of course, paying 99$ for a Silver Anniv. box doesn't help. Whitfield has his customers and without these customers, prices won't change. As long as Whitfield is around, we must adjust the values for these to the point where he wants them.[/i]


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2004 12:35 pm 
 

FYI for those competing, Cougarrinard likes to control the prices of the following module series:  DA, H, R, RPGA, and the supermodules.  These can sometimes be easier to trade for, or to bid on in person (US conventions and such).

  


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2004 7:19 pm 
 

I confess to the buying of goods from cougarrinard.  In my defence I was eBay young and reckless.  Impatient to fill the gaps in my collection, I hastily bought VGC and NM.  Only to find abused modules with photocopied maps and pages delivered by the postman.  Then kidding myself it was some evil conspiracy by the Post Master General to defame the honourable Sir DW.

I also admit to the heinous crime of being the high bidder (admittedly by default) on the infamous email auction of The Misty Isles, Palace of the Vampire Queen and The Dwarven Glory photocopies.  Althought they did come with original staples  :wink:.  Thats not funny is it?!? Sorry.

After being the winning bidder on a couple of bargain auctions which then mysteriously went missing in the post, only to see them relisted the following week, I renounce cougarrinard.

Never again shall I pay for such overpriced sh1t.

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2004 11:04 pm 
 

I bought from him once...and only once. A real shady character.

Since I am in this thread, but would someone explain this one to me:

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... gory=44113

I'm sorry, WHAT!?!?!?!

  

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2004 11:37 pm 
 

"pitttbulll" is one of the reasons why items like this have been going for so much lately.  Whomever this is doesn't care how much they pay for D&D items, especially if they are in SW.  Check out what this individual has been buying, or attempting to buy.  Multiple copies too - (3) Silver anniversary sets recently!!!

Welcome to eBay

Check out this one too:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 3172520217

Or this one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 3169546819

Unbelievable...

  


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2004 11:46 pm 
 

Man I wish I had some shrinkwrapped shit to sell!

  


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2004 1:13 am 
 

As a collector of 1978-1982 shrinkwraps, I've butted heads with Pitttbulll before - there's really no point in counter-bidding him, unless you really like the seller and want to give them a "bonus" while you lose the auction.
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Someone who's willing to pay $178.50 for a sealed T1-4 is not to be trifled with!

  

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2004 10:42 am 
 

Maybe pitttbull is Brad Pitt, whomever he/she is there's tons of money in that bank account.  I say make 'em pay through the nose!  When there's an item I really want and I know I'm going to be outbid then I make sure the person I lost to feels the effect on their wallet.   

I think burntwire _perhaps_ uses a strategy like pitttbull's based on comments here.  Potential bidders see that he has bid on an item and just give up without placing a bid.  They figure they will lose anyway so they don't even try, and the guy with supposed deeppockets gets the item for a cheaper price.  It's a smart bidding strategy so kudos to both of them!  Discouraging potential bidders by having a perceived bottomless pit of money is an old auction strategy.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2004 12:08 pm 
 

LOT OF AD & D MODULES L1 L2 L3
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1

So how high is this one going to go so cougarrinard can keep the L3 market under his control?



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