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Post Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 11:27 am 
 

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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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Post Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 5:46 pm 
 

I wonder if the reseller gig is their only means of income. It is possible that they do something else that allows them to work from home or something. It is also possible that they have a significant other that is providing some level of fallback income. If anyone reading this is making a living with reselling on the web as your sole means of income I would like to know.


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 1:45 am 
 

Marlith wrote:I wonder if the reseller gig is their only means of income. It is possible that they do something else that allows them to work from home or something. It is also possible that they have a significant other that is providing some level of fallback income. If anyone reading this is making a living with reselling on the web as your sole means of income I would like to know.


Well, I have been reselling for awhile now, but it is not my sole means of income. . . I certainly have been making greater profits the more auctions and effort I put forth, but I do have a full-time job.  Only that isn't enough money. . . especially with the wife staying at home to take care of our daughter and only working (very) part time.  

So, at this point, I make about $700-800 a month profit - just enough to pay the house mortgage.  That's not too bad, especially considering that I only sell about 100-150 items per month.  I figure that it is a part time job that I can do from home. . . heck, my daughter loves playing with Flat Rate envelopes, pieces of cardboard, bubble wrap and that damn tape  :D

If I quit my job and devoted all my time to reselling?  I guess I could triple my profits if I could manage to win enough lots on eBay - that would be more than I make at my regular job. . .

But, I also have put in a lot of hard work - I am sure my auctions sell for more than the average based on reputation, pictures, grading and descriptions.  It should also be noted that D&D is not enough. . . not by a long shot.  The market is too saturated and  lots/collections go for a higher price.  I branch out to all RPGs - the absolute best money is made with BattleTech.  I also do pretty good with White Wolf and Warhammer (when I can get it).  Still, even Rifts & GURPS can be profitable - I just go by the $5.00 rule.  The $5.00 rule is I can sell almost anything in Very Good or better condition for at least $5 - so, total up the items and divide it out. . . at $5.00 each will I make at least 50% profit? (figure at least a few will sell for more).

Plus, I have been bored with every job I have ever had. . . at least this one is fun.  8)


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 2:55 am 
 

thats why i re-sell some stuff in my spare time - it is fun and the topical content is something dear to your heart which always makes it worthwhile. i would admit, if it was anything else in my spare time, i wouldnt be bothered at all.



  

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 3:37 am 
 

Anyone want one of these? I don't think I've got one.

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

The legendary ultra rare Dungeons & Dragons Big Box. I thought they were just a myth.  :D

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