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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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Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:24 am 
 



This is the 3rd or 4th time this one has been listed, perhaps the price is a little high


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:44 am 
 

Blackmoor wrote:


This is the 3rd or 4th time this one has been listed, perhaps the price is a little high


you think?  :D



  

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:57 am 
 

Every time there is a free or cheap posting day all this artwork goes up from that seller.  There are quite a few nice pieces of Greyhawk, Ravenloft and Dragonlance but the prices are really too high.  A 30% discount would probably starting moving them, but I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for that to happen.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:13 pm 
 



Well mark me down for 2!!!  8O


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:25 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:


Well mark me down for 2!!! 8O

Ummm...there aren't 2.  That's why it's so expensive.  :wink:

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:31 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:
bclarkie wrote:
Well mark me down for 2!!! 8O

Ummm...there aren't 2. That's why it's so expensive. :wink:

Oh well, I guess that eliminates me  :D . I only really wanted it if I could get 2 of them  :wink:


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:39 pm 
 

Im just hypothesizing but at one time i was browsing the web sites of all our favorite artists and they sell stuff right off the site, and none...I mean none of the pieces were over $3,000.

Im guesssing this fellow hoarded the ones he thought would be popular and marked them up 50-100%.

I dont think peoples interest in art is enough to get them to break the bank, I mean even the mint hand made Gary Gygax woodgrains sell for a lot less.


bclarkie wrote:
deimos3428 wrote:Ummm...there aren't 2. That's why it's so expensive. :wink:

Oh well, I guess that eliminates me :D . I only really wanted it if I could get 2 of them :wink:


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:46 pm 
 


$7,000? *shrugs*

Tolkien Calendar Centerfold 1976 The Fellowship of the Ring | Tolkien | Spiderwebart Gallery

(Seem to have lost the bookmark for the really expensive one.
This one's got an ugly banner at the foot, however... probably keeps the price down).


(D&D's definitely still a "niche" market from that p.o.v.).

  


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:51 pm 
 

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$7,000? *shrugs*

Tolkien Calendar Centerfold 1976 The Fellowship of the Ring | Tolkien | Spiderwebart Gallery

(Seem to have lost the bookmark for the really expensive one.
This one's got an ugly banner at the foot, however... probably keeps the price down).


(D&D's definitely still a "niche" market from that p.o.v.).


Geez just $210,000.00 8O 8O 8O 8O. Now I am glad I decided to save my money on the Queen of the Spiders art :roll:. THe worst part about that sire is this Tolkien Calendar Centerfold 1977 The Unexpected Party | Tolkien | Spiderwebart Gallery

Notice the big SOLD 8O


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bclarkie wrote:Geez just $210,000.00 8O 8O 8O 8O. Now I am glad I decided to save my money on the Queen of the Spiders art :roll:. THe worst part about that sire is this http://www.spiderwebart.com/productsd.asp?snob=103070

Notice the big SOLD 8O

Is a bit sneaky, that...

They actually sold that one for $150k in 1993 ;)
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