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Post Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 1:22 pm 
 

Gus Landt wrote:That DCC #3.5 is a TOUGH one to find though, and if you were hoping to bid on it, I can understand your frustration.  It went for a very fair price IMHO.

Sounds fair enough to me. Kudos for not trying to rip anyone off and thanks for posting, Gus.
A decent price to the seller and benefits of combined shipping to yourself (and I'd be more than happy at that, too! :))

aside, fyi: The Mask of Death has been all over the place from $20 to $70+ but that's more likely one for future "growth" (why does that word leave a bad taste in the mouth?) than any current stability at a high level, as with the Haunted Lighthouse.

Gus Landt wrote:and if you were hoping to bid on it, I can understand your frustration.

Already had one: scanned it, breaking the spine, then flogged it to me (via eBay) as "Mint".
Only reason for needing another one would be to resell at a profit, I'd've thought.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 1:39 pm 
 

madman31 wrote:Not to self advertise, but I've got the first 24 Dungeon Crawl Classics up on ebay right now, including the the Mask of Death and Haunted Lighthouse.


Here goes Bryan (the one with a y) being a jerk again.... 8O

First off I would like to have a copy but will not pay what it is going for. Prays for a reprint!  :twisted:

I hate auctions being ended like that. If you want to make an offer then make it a bid. If the seller wants to save eBay fees then he should have advertised it somewhere else. They knew to come here and post a message why not post it here as a private sale.  :?

Truth be told I am sure what both parties did is in violation of eBay policies. Any consequences from breaking those (if any) should be incurred.

At least in this situation it was not an auction that ran for six days and was ended mysteriously. And I would apply this to anyone who does this...so I know I am stepping on some toes, some big toes and some that I sure will fire me up. Just more hate from a fly over state I guess!  :lol:


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 1:40 pm 
 

So was this against the "Thou shalt not make private offers" commandment?


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 1:44 pm 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:So was this against the "Thou shalt not make private offers" commandment?


Who on this board has never made a private offer?


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 1:46 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:
Who on this board has never made a private offer?


I may have at one time but not really sure if it was an offer as I said if someone makes you an offer can you let me know  8)

Heck stupid me even sometimes posts things here and bids on them later on.  :oops:


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 2:03 pm 
 

Stomp! is fun, and generally sells for $20-30 at the high end.

I apparently hadn't included the :D when I posted about the offer unable to be refused, but had meant to.  I have no gripes, and was glad that a forum member got the lot vs. both of us losing out.


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 2:06 pm 
 

Marlith wrote:Heck stupid me even sometimes posts things here and bids on them later on.  :oops:

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 2:46 pm 
 

Marlith wrote:Stomp....worth anything?


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I notice that the seller (a reliable seller, by the way) has dropped her standard shipping price by $2 to only $6.


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 2:47 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:Who on this board has never made a private offer?


I neither make nor accept private offers for anything already listed for sale at auction, when it is already promised to the highest bidder.

I feel that to do otherwise is unethical.

Some folks apparently disagree. ::shrug::

  

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 2:49 pm 
 

Marlith wrote:
Here goes Bryan (the one with a y) being a jerk again.... 8O

First off I would like to have a copy but will not pay what it is going for. Prays for a reprint!  :twisted:

I hate auctions being ended like that. If you want to make an offer then make it a bid. If the seller wants to save eBay fees then he should have advertised it somewhere else. They knew to come here and post a message why not post it here as a private sale.  :?

Truth be told I am sure what both parties did is in violation of eBay policies. Any consequences from breaking those (if any) should be incurred.

At least in this situation it was not an auction that ran for six days and was ended mysteriously. And I would apply this to anyone who does this...so I know I am stepping on some toes, some big toes and some that I sure will fire me up. Just more hate from a fly over state I guess!  :lol:


Are private offers really against EBay policy?

I thought that EBay's warnings against off-Ebay sales were meant to protect the seller from fraud.

IF Ebay has a policy against such offers, then why is there no penalty for ending an auction early? Or is there?

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 2:52 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:
Are private offers really against EBay policy?

I thought that EBay's warnings against off-Ebay sales were meant to protect the seller from fraud.

IF Ebay has a policy against such offers, then why is there no penalty for ending an auction early? Or is there?

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Still have to pay the listing fee!!


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:43 pm 
 

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I neither make nor accept private offers for anything already listed for sale at auction, when it is already promised to the highest bidder.

I feel that to do otherwise is unethical.

Some folks apparently disagree. ::shrug::


oh hey frank - i actually totally agree with you. if an item has NO bids, then i may make an offer. if it already has bids on it, i would never make a private offer.

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 4:02 pm 
 

Well, it's still TSR, but it's Alternity . . . a very nice BIN price.

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 4:05 pm 
 

Beyondthebreach wrote:Well, it's still TSR, but it's Alternity . . . a very nice BIN price.

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 4:10 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:
Very nice buy!!


Hmm, yes, well I guess I meant to post this in the Fun Finds thread . . . oh well.  :roll:


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 4:23 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:if an item has NO bids, then i may make an offer.


I've certainly contacted sellers via ebMail. Typically I state "This doesn't seem to be moving at this price... if you Relist it, I'll start it at $XX." That has often worked.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 4:36 pm 
 

I have made offers on items with no bids...probably four or five times.  Every time I have made an offer, the seller could have gotten more money than they eventually got by either taking my offer or making a slightly higher counter-offer.


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 4:53 pm 
 

One way to prevent an auction ending early by private offers is to place a bid of at least 25% of the value of the items. Then email the seller and let him know what he has and the price it will probably sell for. A seller is less likely to entertain private offers when bids have been placed and the items selling price continues to elevate.

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