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Post Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 3:59 pm 
 

Oh now its snowing in the battletech land



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1



Crazy price 8O


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 4:07 pm 
 

THAT is seriously insane !!!  8O  8O

surely them things arent even worth a 20th of that?  :?



  


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 6:00 pm 
 

I think it is just a seasonal price spike.  :D


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 10:57 am 
 

This seems pretty reasonable:

http://cgi.ebay.com/GDW-FIFTH-FRONTIER- ... dZViewItem



This on the other hand...does not:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Traveller-Fifth-Fro ... dZViewItem



With the exceptions of the box in the first auction looking a little more worn than the second and the counters being punched they both look very good.  Kinda hard for me to understand how that justifies a $70 price difference.  :?

  

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 5:11 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:Oh now its snowing in the battletech land

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1

Crazy price 8O




    I would say that Wolfdragoon needs to learn how to snipe.  He bid himself up to the ceiling and probably could have paid less than 25% of what he did pay.    :cry:



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Post Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 8:55 pm 
 

I would say Wolf_dragoon has been seriously ripped off.
Mickpumango is a seller that has been inactive for 6 months and was created only to by from a single seller, and Wanda55555 was created on the very day the auction closed. Lets of shill bidding going on there and either a really stupid dutchmen or another shill account to boot.


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 2:43 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:I would say Wolf_dragoon has been seriously ripped off.
Mickpumango is a seller that has been inactive for 6 months and was created only to by from a single seller, and Wanda55555 was created on the very day the auction closed. Lets of shill bidding going on there and either a really stupid dutchmen or another shill account to boot.




Aaaargh I hate to come to defense of a friend here....



Honestly, I think it's a coincidence. :)



Wanda55555 also bought this the same day:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 4395502847

it could be she/he is just a new ebay buyer.



And mickpumango has bid and won other Battletech stuff.



Me and Blackmoor do know the seller Jeff. He doesn't strike us a chili-pepper wallpaper-guy :wink: nor a shill bidder.

And he was employed by Partha and later Wiz-kids and has been selling heaps of this kind of stuff out of his basement for a while now.



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Post Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 3:01 pm 
 

now i know some miniatures can tend to go for a fair bit, but well for me, i just cant find the words:



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LOTR-Tolkien-Mith ... dZViewItem



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LOTR-Tolkien-MITH ... dZViewItem



its funny that these will rise to these kinda prices and this one is rock bottom, and imo, looks way better:



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LOTR-Tolkien-MITH ... dZViewItem



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Post Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 3:21 pm 
 

I've gotta say those are really nice figures though.


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 5:21 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:I've gotta say those are really nice figures though.




but to command that kinda price tho? wow well there ya go , thats all i have to say :)



  

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 11:01 am 
 

eBay listings



This guy is being waaaayy too optimistic. Has some decent MERP items but 50% of his starting prices and BIN's are absolutely ridiculous. Not to mention he is selling out of The Netherlands and only accepts paypal.



http://cgi.ebay.com/MERP-Gates-of-Mordo ... dZViewItem



I just won one of these in better shape for about $20 a few weeks ago.



http://cgi.ebay.com/MERP-Pirates-of-Pel ... dZViewItem



and:



http://cgi.ebay.com/MERP-Teeth-of-Mordo ... dZViewItem



8O 8O 8O ..... I have never seen either one of these come anywhere close to the prices this person is wanting. :?

  

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:08 pm 
 

Two crazy prices, IMO, from the land of poorly-stored items.



Late print Ringbearer

$119; http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8766546309

Brian; what gives? There were several of those rolling through at $15-30 a couple of years ago: just because a few people want it doesn't mean it's actually "rare".



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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8766674758

$99 with <5 hours to go 8O

Again, the "usual" price range was $15-30, with a few peaking higher.

It's not that "rare"; copies used to regularly turn up second-hand in Edinburgh and it's seen on eBay fairly often.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:24 pm 
 

BanzaiCrack always has stupid prices for his MERP stuff. That's what happens when you allow citizens to do drugs publicly. Although I am somewhat envious.....

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:34 pm 
 

faro wrote:Two crazy prices, IMO, from the land of poorly-stored items.

Late print Ringbearer
$119; http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8766546309
Brian; what gives? There were several of those rolling through at $15-30 a couple of years ago: just because a few people want it doesn't mean it's actually "rare".

S.E.L.W.G. Middle Earth Wargames Rules
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8766674758
$99 with <5 hours to go 8O
Again, the "usual" price range was $15-30, with a few peaking higher.
It's not that "rare"; copies used to regularly turn up second-hand in Edinburgh and it's seen on eBay fairly often.




Not Brian's fault.... he was doing my bidding at the time. I went over the top on my bid (or so I thought) hoping to snare it. I expected the final price to be around $50 or so, and bid higher to ensure the win.



I did have my reasons - the green cover is rarer than some others, and it would have come in handy as trade ammunition with a deal I'm trying to work out with Mkman - he has numerous Ringbearers but not a green one apparently. I was going to tempt him with that edition against a more common Ringbearer plus another Little Soldier book.... unfortunately Lofenloc wanted it more than I.



Don't know what happened to SELWG though... I paid $6 for a copy of that last year sometime. $100 is just crazy.



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Post Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 7:27 pm 
 

Thanks for the note, Mike. That explains a thing or two :)

mdr003 wrote:Not Brian's fault.... he was doing my bidding at the time. I went over the top on my bid (or so I thought) hoping to snare it. I expected the final price to be around $50 or so, and bid higher to ensure the win.

Just a bit higher! And still no win... :o

You could have bid direct, if you'd wished.

mdr003 wrote:I did have my reasons - the green cover is rarer than some others, and it would have come in handy as trade ammunition with a deal I'm trying to work out with Mkman - he has numerous Ringbearers but not a green one apparently. I was going to tempt him with that edition against a more common Ringbearer plus another Little Soldier book.... unfortunately Lofenloc wanted it more than I.

Hmm... from those I'd seen on eBay before, I thought that ("corrugated" olive cover) was the most common print of Ringbearer, followed by the earlier regular green print.
Was regularly trying to out-lowball Christophe on copies of both of those that turned up.

Would be surprised if Mike has a spare yellow cover!
The realisation for that was stated to be much higher at auction (per his and Frank's posts on the GenCon auction forum) vs. those later copies on eBay.

mdr003 wrote:Don't know what happened to SELWG though... I paid $6 for a copy of that last year sometime. $100 is just crazy.

$6 is "fairly good", I think ;)

  

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 7:31 pm 
 

another fantastic MERP product?



http://cgi.ebay.com/MERP-Umbar-Haven-of ... dZViewItem



$200  8O

I don't understand... I am going to sell all my MERP modules and and and I AM RICH :lol:

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 9:58 pm 
 

lokiwookie wrote:another fantastic MERP product?

http://cgi.ebay.com/MERP-Umbar-Haven-of ... dZViewItem

$200  8O
I don't understand... I am going to sell all my MERP modules and and and I AM RICH :lol:




I myself have never seen one go for that much but it usually goes for about $100 normally and this one is (sort of) shrinkwrapped.  But the seller is obviously a bit out of his gourd if he thinks that someone is going to plop down $200 for the book and then pay $8 for priority mail plus another $5 for insurance.  8O

  


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:45 pm 
 

I've been watching the barents1234 auctions close all day.  Did Cthulhu awaken and I wasn't told?


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:55 pm 
 

tfm wrote:I've been watching the barents1234 auctions close all day.  Did Cthulhu awaken and I wasn't told?




I guess this is what you get when you play around with a newbie:



http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 8767050321



I guess he wanted that pretty bad. :?  The thing I can't figure out is why so many small incremental bids. why not just $120 or whatever and forget about it? Its not like you get extra credit for putting in more bids. Silly..........


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:59 pm 
 

tfm wrote:I've been watching the barents1234 auctions close all day.  Did Cthulhu awaken and I wasn't told?


Well, clearly the Daystar West Pharaoh went for $30 too much.  :wink:  :)

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