Silliest auction price of 2004-2005 announced!
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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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Post Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 11:27 am 
 

Ralf Toth 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...


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.


A picture would be nice too!!


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 5:42 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 4521290576

"Thank you for your mail. I understand your concern in relation to condition and state of the books in regards to their price. As stated in the auction, the first 26 issues are contained within two hardcover compilations, which was a commercially available product released around the era of issue #100. This product is a consignment sale, and this listing is based on the wishes of the owner. If it sells at the desired price, "bonus" in my books! :) If not, it will be up to the owner what to do with them."

:?:  OK, I'm clueless on that! Maybe even more so than the seller. ;)

The BIN on their #51-75 is a laugh, though:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 4521293560

Someone's been reading "The Acaeum". *lol*.

Buck a piece, tops...

(OK, sorry, this doesn't belong here since it's not yet a "silliest price", yet, but I bet they'll find some poor sucker :()

  


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 6:00 pm 
 

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.


This is now up to $71.00!!!! Sometimes it still surprises me how dumb some people are.  I mean seriously if this is a legit bidding war then both people are total morons as you can simply do a search on Ebay for a Queen of the Demonweb Pits and pull up at least 8 to 10 other listingings on any given day for 1/10 th that cost.  Now if its a shill, it might be even worse, because not only is one person really dumb for even going up that high, just think about the seller.  I mean if you were going to shill your own auction, when you bid it up past $30.00, how do you take the risk the bidder you are going against just finally doesn't give up and leaving you holding the bag because you have finally just gone too high.  Think about the incredible grreed and stupidity on the sellers part on that end.  Simply Amazing!!

  


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 6:01 pm 
 

Sorry, that was just my soapbox for the day.  :roll:

  

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 6:07 pm 
 

I e-mailed both the bidders, and said I'd post them mine free of charge for $50 (well wouldn't you?). Neither of them are interested. That was when it was sitting at $60. I think its some guy wanting to p*ss off the seller and find an excuse to leave negative feedback.

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 4:48 pm 
 

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.


It loooks a least a couple of people from this site have been nosing around this auction.  Look at the bottom where the seller answered a couple of questions about the auction price...Funny Stuff.   :)  :)  :)

  


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 4:54 pm 
 

It also appears that the 2 "bidders" form the Q1 auction have battled for the lead on another trashed module.  This one is a G1-2-3:

cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewIte ... 9&rd=1

$31.00 for a turd, unreal....

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 5:04 pm 
 

Obviously fishy. Let us please note that neither of the two has bid insanely on items won in the past.


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 6:53 pm 
 

dbessinger won about 8 of my auctions last week or so and paid in full within a day or two.

Deadlord36 wrote:Obviously fishy. Let us please note that neither of the two has bid insanely on items won in the past.


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 7:46 pm 
 

hi guys! about time i said hello....lurked and read on here for ages but never posted anything....someone i know (mbassoc2003) was telling me about a few things going on here, so i thought i would show an interest again......

that dbessinger guy, he outbidded me on a load of things just earlier (damn).....but good on him if hes serious and wants the items hes after then good on him i say...and a certain other person did too...naming no names!

hope y'all are well....just trying to persuade my girlfriend that she DOES want to play AD&D next week when my daughter comes over....how dare she say "that game is stupid" sheesh!

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 11:25 am 
 

This one's not finished for a bit yet, so it might go even higher:
(Currently $51.51)  8O

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... 5&rd=1

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 11:38 am 
 

that dbessinger guy seriously wants em thats for sure! hes bidding on a LOT of things lately, some going for a lot of $.

if hes happy then respect to him, but its not like you couldnt get em cheaper is it :)



  


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 11:42 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:that dbessinger guy seriously wants em thats for sure! hes bidding on a LOT of things lately, some going for a lot of $.

if hes happy then respect to him, but its not like you couldnt get em cheaper is it :)

Well, I'm seriously considering quitting my day job and becoming a reseller... :D

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 11:49 am 
 

well i tell ya, if i could get hold of things regularly, i would, i really would!!! i am an accountant and could work for myself from home if i wanted to , so could actually do both.....

it damn well tempts you doesnt it!

if only i could figure out how to get a nice bright neon sign to point these guys to me :D



  


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 2:16 pm 
 

Youd have to figure out how to NOT be one of the other 30+ sellers that have their used stuff sell for $2.00 or less.

Unfortunately I am one of those sellers and wont be able to make this a full time job.   :cry:

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killjoy32 wrote:that dbessinger guy seriously wants em thats for sure! hes bidding on a LOT of things lately, some going for a lot of $.

if hes happy then respect to him, but its not like you couldnt get em cheaper is it :)

Well, I'm seriously considering quitting my day job and becoming a reseller... :D


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 5:37 pm 
 

Terminal_Frost wrote:Youd have to figure out how to NOT be one of the other 30+ sellers that have their used stuff sell for $2.00 or less.

Unfortunately I am one of those sellers and wont be able to make this a full time job.   :cry:


It's kind of like the way day-trading was in the late 90's.  Everyone paid attention to the guys who hit it big a few times, but forgot about all those who were losing money.  It's a wonder that any of these resellers make that much money to make a decent living.  It might be fun but there are a lot of other businesses that would be more profitable.

  
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