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Post Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:32 pm 
 

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digest format alien star fanzine $76
anyone any ideas why? :P :P :P






They are insane and have too much $$ :lol:



Not even one of the early origionals..



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Post Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:13 am 
 

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They are insane and have too much $$ :lol:

Not even one of the early origionals..

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Maybe they just feel the same way I do.  They are sick of putting in safe bids and still getting outbid by the same person.  I can tell you this...if I had the money to throw around I would do my best to outbid madmaksid on every auction he was bidding on.  That guy must sit in front of a computer 24 hours a day bidding on stuff.  He bids on just about anything that has to do with gaming.  Wargames, RPG's, boardgames, etc.  He just joined Ebay last year and he has already won over 2000 auctions.  And that is just from looking at his feedback.  From what it looks like though he is just starting out on D&D.

In all the years I have been using Ebay, he is the first buyer that has actually frustrated me so much that I am almost to the point of giving up on ever winning any of the harder to find Traveller items because he apparently wants them all...and wants them badly enough that he is usually willing to bid higher than anyone else even if the price is outrageous.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:41 am 
 

In the last few years, I have run across a few people like this too.  First it was those Burntwire fellas for D&D stuff, then mbassoc for nonTSR D&D stuff.  Then when I stepped up the bidding a bit, Lofenloc and TFM seemed to have starting making a big push on this stuff too.

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:39 am 
 

Mars wrote:In the last few years, I have run across a few people like this too.  First it was those Burntwire fellas for D&D stuff, then mbassoc for nonTSR D&D stuff.  Then when I stepped up the bidding a bit, Lofenloc and TFM seemed to have starting making a big push on this stuff too.


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Post Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:31 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:In all the years I have been using Ebay, he is the first buyer that has actually frustrated me so much ...

King, you probably know this already, but there's a pretty good chance this guy won't be a factor for too much longer. There's three things (off the top of my head) that could limit his bidding soon enough:

1. Finally winning all the items he's looking for;
2. Running out of funds;
3. General burnout from having to be constantly tethered to eBay.

I think most of us have proably run into this sort of fellow in the past. My own personal horror story comes from a few years ago and involved a guy that was winning just about every Fantasy Trip / Space Gamer / Metagaming auction that was available. After a few weeks, though, he moved on to other things, probably from one of the three things listed above.

Anyway, hang in there. It can't last forever ... I think.  :)

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:32 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:King, you probably know this already, but there's a pretty good chance this guy won't be a factor for too much longer. There's three things (off the top of my head) that could limit his bidding soon enough:

1. Finally winning all the items he's looking for;
2. Running out of funds;
3. General burnout from having to be constantly tethered to eBay.

I think most of us have proably run into this sort of fellow in the past. My own personal horror story comes from a few years ago and involved a guy that was winning just about every Fantasy Trip / Space Gamer / Metagaming auction that was available. After a few weeks, though, he moved on to other things, probably from one of the three things listed above.

Anyway, hang in there. It can't last forever ... I think.  :)


Its cyclical...there have been a few times over the years when a few "discovered" ebay and driven prices up in a certain genre (say, MERP items) by getting into bidding wars with each other. Then they move on, and things get back to normal...forawhile.

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 7:53 pm 
 

I read somewhere that Madmaksid had a lottery win - If this is the case he's doing precisely what I would do in the circumstances :D

Let's face it he may not be buying in the most sensible manner, some of the prices he pays seem insane, but then, why not?

(and Xaxaxe is probably right - these kind of buyer tends not to last forever - once you've got everything the thrill soon fades!!)


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:11 pm 
 

gyg wrote:once you've got everything the thrill soon fades!!)


How true.  We need another crop of rabid Judges Guild collectors!


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:33 pm 
 

Someone really wants this:




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It's not over yet - there's still time for sniping!  :D

  


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:37 pm 
 

Wow. That's the highest price I've ever seen for  White Dwarf #1 and it's not over!

  

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 9:20 pm 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:Wow. That's the highest price I've ever seen for  White Dwarf #1 and it's not over!


Oooh Oooh I have a spare...LOL

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 9:29 pm 
 

Man, I just love the art and colors on those early WDs!


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 9:36 pm 
 

- Oooh Oooh I have a spare...LOL

why not up with buy-it-now? :) :)

  


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 9:52 pm 
 

Hey, no fishing without a license, please!   :D

Besides, I want it!


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 10:12 pm 
 

- Hey, no fishing without a license, please!   :D



when fishing it is best not to miss the boat  
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$87 < £155. waiting for the right price still works and £155 is insane



anyone see people listing brand new white dwarf binders now adding rider about them being the original company? never said anything about being repro before  
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Post Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:42 am 
 

I believe that this seller has shown up in this thread before but this just pisses me off to no end:



http://cgi.ebay.com/Beyond-PP1004-Trave ... dZViewItem



http://cgi.ebay.com/Vanguard-Reaches-PP ... dZViewItem



And this one takes the cake:



http://cgi.ebay.com/Sorag-PP1005-Travel ... dZViewItem



I haven't seen Vanguard Reaches or Beyond even hit $50 in the past six months or so.  Maybe if a couple of noobs get in a bidding war they might get up to $75 but I doubt it.  But SORAG for $75?  That is just frickin' retarded since they don't usually go for more than $15 or $20 at the most.



It's bad enough that these Paranoia Press books don't show up very often but then greedy seller's like this have to pull this shit.  :evil:

  

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:38 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:I believe that this seller has shown up in this thread before but this just pisses me off to no end:


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And this one takes the cake:


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I haven't seen Vanguard Reaches or Beyond even hit $50 in the past six months or so.  Maybe if a couple of noobs get in a bidding war they might get up to $75 but I doubt it.  But SORAG for $75?  That is just frickin' retarded since they don't usually go for more than $15 or $20 at the most.

It's bad enough that these Paranoia Press books don't show up very often but then greedy seller's like this have to pull this shit.  :evil:




King;



Yesterday was .20 cent listing day.  Be prepared to find lots of insanely high prices for the next week or so....For twenty cents, sellers will throw almost anything up there at almost any price....



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Post Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:29 am 
 

Badmike wrote:Yesterday was .20 cent listing day.  Be prepared to find lots of insanely high prices for the next week or so....For twenty cents, sellers will throw almost anything up there at almost any price....


Also, the current $2 to £1 means that they're showing up in uk auctions, often with really high shipping prices. $24 to ship to the UK? Is that just another side effect of the weak dollar?

  

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:26 am 
 

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8O  8O  8O


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:06 am 
 

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8O  8O  8O




You ever get the feeling that sometimes you see things and you instantly know several things..



The seller Tim Eccles (mazaces) is selling off come of his odds and ends, he self published the "A Private War" series as well as several zines including The Origin of Tree Worship... The buyer Is James he runs outlaw Press http://www.geocities.com/hobbit_lands/ and also prints a few zines (his latest Hobbit Hole #13 is for sale).. the 2 items, the one that I suppose is causing the bidding was in The Crown of Darkness adventure by Neil Hopkins, a small self prined zine/adventure (I picked mine up for a pound I think...)



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