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Post Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 11:53 am 
 

Terminal_Frost wrote:Aww youre just upset youre $1.00 bid didnt win.  

Heh...I'd be willing to pay more than twice that...prices in general seem to be getting out of control lately so I'm just throwing in lowball bids on "nice to haves".

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 4:29 pm 
 

Sorry, should have posted this one earlier — it's almost over:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MEBI:IT

And it's not even complete (missing box).

I still say the bottom is going to fall out of the Dragon archive market in a few months. It's not that rare of an item, it's got a user-unfriendly interface, and it's really not worth the prices it has been commanding in the past three or four months.

My prediction is that some of these buyers will gladly be taking 50 cents on the dollar in about six months ...

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 4:51 pm 
 

I'll wait for the market to fall out, unless I find one used at a tag sale or something odd like that.



  

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 4:57 pm 
 

There's a computer games store in the UK called Game, and they were selling these at £24.95 this summer in the sales.

And all five CD's fit really nicely onto a single DVD, and the autoboot and menue system continues to work just fine. You can even insert the errata (omitted inserts downloaded from the W0TC website) because the .pdfs haven't been locked.

I'd rater have a DVD that 250 issues of Dragon. But then in 25 years my CD's will only be worth $10 'cos the .pdfs will be in some Yahoo Group, and your copies of Dragon will be worth the same as my house. Lol

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2005 6:07 pm 
 

I think I may have a winner here.

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... 8&rd=1

Just think only $10.00 a magazine for those "VERY RARE!!!" Best of Dragons....

  


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2005 6:13 pm 
 

Here is a few more from the same seller.

GET'EM WHILE THEY'RE HOT!!!   :P  :P  :P  :P

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... eName=WDVW

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... eName=WDVW

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... eName=WDVW

  


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2005 6:50 pm 
 


Actually, according to Acaeum, those are not entirely unreasonable prices.  Maybe the BoD was unreasonable, but certainly not the first auction in this post...mind you I won't be bidding.

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2005 7:28 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:I think I may have a winner here.

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... 8&rd=1

Just think only $10.00 a magazine for those "VERY RARE!!!" Best of Dragons....


I'm going to disagree.

Granted, the opening bid is high (although note that there is already a bidder), which is a strategy I question. I would have opened lower and hoped to attract a bidding war.

More importantly, though, is the fact that the seller is offering a complete run of BoD in what appears to be very nice shape. As a serious Dragon collector, I can tell you that I've lost count of the number of totally thrashed BoDs I've bought, sold, traded, etc., over the years; this seller has some of the nicer copies I've ever seen. I think this listing will appeal to Dragon/D&D collectors who prize condition above other factors.

Is it worth a $55 bid? That's definitely open to debate — again, I think this seller is aiming too high with some of his listings. But is it the "silliest" price of the year? Not even close.

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2005 7:57 pm 
 

I mean obviously its not a Deities and Demigods with $1,000.00 opening bid, but I think i paid like $12.00 for my 5 BoD's on Ebay, so it seemed really high to me.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2005 8:39 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:I mean obviously its not a Deities and Demigods with $1,000.00 opening bid, but I think i paid like $12.00 for my 5 BoD's on Ebay, so it seemed really high to me.


Oh, man, that guy deserved his own thread: Stupidest Listing in eBay History.

What's funny is that he never even blasted Whitey with a negative. So there he sits with zero money, no revenge on Whitey, negative feedback, and a lot of time wasted trading insults with members of this forum (to be fair, I should point out that the second e-mail he sent me was polite and thoughtful, if not particularly intelligent).

For those who missed it ... prepare to go into shock:

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

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:58 am 
 

How much would you pay a copy of Q1? Third/Fourth printing - been through the washing machine...

cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewIte ... 6&rd=1

I have a copy of A1 that fell out my bag one rainy night. I didn't realise until I walked past it the following day. It looks like hell. Maybe someone will give me 50 bucks for it.

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:36 am 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:How much would you pay a copy of Q1? Third/Fourth printing - been through the washing machine...

cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewIte ... 6&rd=1

I have a copy of A1 that fell out my bag one rainy night. I didn't realise until I walked past it the following day. It looks like hell. Maybe someone will give me 50 bucks for it.

I'm inclined to think this one is shilling gone horribly wrong...

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2005 12:17 pm 
 

A very optimistic candidate from ebay Germany:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 80598&rd=1

Kara-tur box for a starting bid of $128? And it's not even mint or shrinkwrapped...


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2005 12:46 pm 
 

Ralf Toth wrote:A very optimistic candidate from ebay Germany:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 80598&rd=1

Kara-tur box for a starting bid of $128? And it's not even mint or shrinkwrapped...


He says its new in the description!!


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2005 1:10 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:
Ralf Toth wrote:A very optimistic candidate from ebay Germany:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 80598&rd=1

Kara-tur box for a starting bid of $128? And it's not even mint or shrinkwrapped...


He says its new in the description!!


Don't believe it. The detailed German description states the box is used, scuffed  8O and the box cover suffers from abrasion  8O  8O .


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2005 1:47 pm 
 

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bclarkie wrote:I mean obviously its not a Deities and Demigods with $1,000.00 opening bid, but I think i paid like $12.00 for my 5 BoD's on Ebay, so it seemed really high to me.


Oh, man, that guy deserved his own thread: Stupidest Listing in eBay History.

What's funny is that he never even blasted Whitey with a negative. So there he sits with zero money, no revenge on Whitey, negative feedback, and a lot of time wasted trading insults with members of this forum (to be fair, I should point out that the second e-mail he sent me was polite and thoughtful, if not particularly intelligent).

For those who missed it ... prepare to go into shock:

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

8O


Fucknut never got paid?  Shocking!  Why hasn't Whitey paid the guy?  Maybe he folded up ten $100 bills, stuck them in an unlicked envelope, and they got lost in the mail....

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2005 4:17 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:I'm inclined to think this one is shilling gone horribly wrong...


I think you're right. There's red flags everywhere: $61 for a terrible-looking Q1 ... Two low-feedback bidders, neither of whom seem to have a clue ...

This is shill-a-licious, all the way.  :roll:

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 8:29 am 
 

Shilling? I don't know what this means.

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 10:58 am 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:Shilling? I don't know what this means.


Bidding on your own item or getting freind to bid on your item in order to increase the selling price artificially!!


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 11:17 am 
 

Ralf Toth wrote:A very optimistic candidate from ebay Germany:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 80598&rd=1

Kara-tur box for a starting bid of $128? And it's not even mint or shrinkwrapped...


Yo, looks like the seller got the clue. Not only did he change the description to "used", he also altered the bid to a more reasonable level.


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