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Post Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 6:11 pm 
 

I still don't think it was right to "mess" with the auction, or any auction, if that was indeed the case.  I don't know and I don't wanna know.  :wink: (Even if the seller is a complete ass, which again, I don't know).  Call me lawful neutral if ya must. :D

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 7:35 pm 
 

My condolences. I will send over my extra Helm of Alignment Change at no charge.


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 8:35 pm 
 

This may not be the silliest, but it definitely warrants some laughter as it is quite silly 8O :

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... 6&rd=1

Damn newbies................ :roll:


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 9:32 pm 
 

Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 3:35 pm

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This may not be the silliest, but it definitely warrants some laughteras it is quite silly   :

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... &item=5955 074736&rd=1

Damn newbies................  


Silly? :?: I love it. :!:  :D  
$42 for a sixth print PHB in near-mint condition?
:idea: My First Print Copies must be worth hundreds, thousands even!! :idea:


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 2:21 pm 
 

I recently came under the ownership of a 5th printing PHB, a 4th MM, a 3rd Alpha DMG (I think) and a true 1st Deities & Demigods! Wonder how much they'd pay me for them?  :P


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 3:38 pm 
 

Probably about par for an OCE with late printing supplements, these days...

$255; http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5955411661

No piccie of the box, the Greyhawk has faults and the Eldritch appears to do so, too. (Always wary of truncated scans...).

Not the first one <pipoworld> has flown high on, IIRC.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 6:52 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:Probably about par for an OCE with late printing supplements, these days...

$255; http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5955411661

No piccie of the box, the Greyhawk has faults and the Eldritch appears to do so, too. (Always wary of truncated scans...).

Not the first one <pipoworld> has flown high on, IIRC.


Sometimes I wonder what people think. I bought a set early last year nicer that that with an almost perfect box and with all supplements except Gods, Demigods, & Heores for $65.00 including shipping. Not only is shipping for this one $10.65 for Parcel Post  :roll: , but Greyhawk's cover is clearly stained and if you look closely, it looks as if it has a ring on it from where some put a glass. Hey everyone I just bought this very unique item. Its very very very rare........ its a Greyhawk drink coaster. 8O


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:18 am 
 

bclarkie wrote: .....:roll: , but Greyhawk's cover is clearly stained and if you look closely, it looks as if it has a ring on it from where some put a glass. Hey everyone I just bought this very unique item. Its very very very rare........ its a Greyhawk drink coaster. 8O

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 2:50 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5955664430

*grins and waves* (three bidders above $75 this time).
Congrats, Draco ^^

I thought $50 BIN for the box was more than adequate.

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 3:22 pm 
 

I didn't think it would go for that much I was thinking maybe $40-60

but if killjoy wants to pay $80 for it, it doesn't bother me at all :D


BTW thanks killjoy :D

  


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 4:17 pm 
 

Here is a rather optimistic starting bid and BIN:

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... 3&rd=1

They are even in good condition and he'll ship it free if you use the BIN. Right..............


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 5:00 pm 
 

OMG! What the hell are some people thinking?

Before I put on much of what I list on eBay, I do a little bit of research. Either here or other websites, including Amazon and ABEbooks. I have a mind to send some of these people links to the same items their listing online elsewhere and cheaper.

That's the end of my venting. I'm not only a collector, but I am a book seller so these kinds of auctions/prices bug me.


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 5:39 pm 
 

The Wraith wrote:OMG! What the hell are some people thinking?

Before I put on much of what I list on eBay, I do a little bit of research. Either here or other websites, including Amazon and ABEbooks. I have a mind to send some of these people links to the same items their listing online elsewhere and cheaper.

That's the end of my venting. I'm not only a collector, but I am a book seller so these kinds of auctions/prices bug me.


The sad part about it is, with Ebay, sometimes you never know (i.e warriors of mars for $455.00 :roll: ) .


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 6:11 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Here is a rather optimistic starting bid and BIN:

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... 3&rd=1

They are even in good condition and he'll ship it free if you use the BIN. Right..............


That's why they should skip free listing day. Clutters up my searches with overpriced items or garbage (or both).


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:41 pm 
 

The scary thing is how people on ebay will pay exhorbitant prices for stuff that shows up there regularly for a song. Unreal.

I collect toys as well, and I used to run a mailing list for Micronaut toys by Mego. The community is dead now, but back then you could ask on the list and someone would inevitably have what you wanted for a fantastic price, or for trade. But one guy insisted on bidding even common items into the stratosphere. He was nuts. Best I could figure out, it was some sort of psychological compensating issue...his ability to throw thousands of dollars at an item that shouldn't go above $100 was his way of empowering himself. He seemed to pride himself on the fact that he would pay ridiculously high prices, even after he clearly understood he could obtain the same items much cheaper.

I just hate people (usually newbies) who just have to see their name as the high bidder. Any time they get outbid, they just go and bid until their name is listed as high bidder.  :roll:

That's why I mainly snipe now.  :twisted:


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:58 pm 
 

Halaster Blackcloak wrote:I just hate people (usually newbies) who just have to see their name as the high bidder. Any time they get outbid, they just go and bid until their name is listed as high bidder. :roll:


It's a seller's dream-come-true, though. I wish there were more of them ...

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 3:05 am 
 

draco76 wrote:I didn't think it would go for that much I was thinking maybe $40-60

but if killjoy wants to pay $80 for it, it doesn't bother me at all :D


BTW thanks killjoy :D


hi guys. well i just needed that to complete the box and couldnt find it anywhere else and i wanted it NOW, so there you go. considering the exchange rate of $1.84=£1 i am not unhappy with that, and its part of a nest egg for my kids so thats fine with me. the only other option was coug's one and he had a reserve on that (£50+), so in the end, $80 might have been high, but it was cheaper than his, so....

and on the same day, i got R1 and R2 as well, so a nice day of it really. hehehe my girlfriend had a look at them and i got "oh they are nice. not very colourful tho are they?" *sigh* i will let you insert your own comment there :D



  


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:08 am 
 

Another one from the "can't-tell-it's-a-photocopy" seller...

OCE books; "All books in good condition, with pictures tastefully coloured on the cover and inside" :oops:
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A "snip" at $45 start, $55 BIN
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 5165591503

".....1 has centre page detached and present.  no writing."
Hey, well that's a relief! 8)
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Neatly dodges around knowing they're OCEs, too.

(Also has Dragon archive for $120 BIN. Anyone? *cough*)

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killjoy32 wrote:hi guys. well i just needed that to complete the box and couldnt find it anywhere else and i wanted it NOW...

Heh, heh. Sellers love that! :P
Yeah, not all of us around here have the patience of Frank ;)

Like I said, I "jumped", as well....
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 4518545759

killjoy32 wrote:...so there you go. considering the exchange rate of $1.84=£1 i am not unhappy with that, and its part of a nest egg for my kids so thats fine with me.

No need for the justification, friend!
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Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 9:46 am 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 65249&rd=1


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 9:47 am 
 

WOW!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 02677&rd=1



  
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