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Post Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 12:38 am 
 

Interesting that a thread was never started over here for this...



Gotta love the photo for this one. Why even bother putting a photo up at all if you're gonna use something like this?



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Post Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 3:35 am 
 

It was a book someone saw while he was running through the park. He didn't have time to stop, but he managed to get a snapshot of it.


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 3:39 am 
 

:lol:  :lol:

Wow, thanks for the laugh. That is just awful — what goes through people's heads in situations like this?

Film might be one thing, since it costs actual money ... but just taking another digital snap costs absolutely nothing! And what a message it sends: "I'm too lazy to really care about any details; don't you want to risk your money with me?"

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 1:00 pm 
 

I ask the seller about this and they told me the bottom picture was the same as the top. They also state what you see is what you get...



Book MERP Middle Earth - MIDDLE EARTH w/ Map



It could be a browser cache issue but to me this is what I am seeing....



The top is the original book and map and the bottom is the Court of Ardor and map. If they did not already have the Court of Ardor up with the same picture I would be willing to gamble at $5.50 but I am pretty sure the seller did not look at the pictures on the auction when I ask.


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:07 pm 
 

I wonder if some people even proof-read their auctions before posting 'em? In this one, the book doesn't match the picture...




** expired eBay auction **




edit: The seller has a store with LOTS of items up. My guess is a mistake is going to happen once in a while, so I just contacted him and told him about his mistake (found two in one day actually, for different eBay stores).

  

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 4:39 pm 
 

I eventually deciphered this seller's shipping example, but it still makes my head hurt:
Seller's payment instructions
USA_ first class 2.50 or PRIORITY _ $5.00 Canada and England $5.00 air mail<<>> ground 4-6 weeks $3.50 Everywhere Else_ $6.00 air mail <<>> ground $4.50

COMBINE MUTIPILE Ral Partha wins add .75 cents shipping per item<> ALL WINNING BIDS ADD $1.00 HANDLING /MATERIALS CHARGE <<>> add.50 cents for each adtional item!!<>EXAMPLE- 4 RP items won USA, Priority $5+(.75x3)2.25,+$1+ .50 x 3 = 1.50 for a TOTAL 9.75<>

  

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:56 pm 
 

I was actually going to bid on this....but then I read the post.....



This seller is totally reliable on shipping, but check out the picture and then read what condition the seller lists:




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I still might bid...?


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 12:02 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:
This seller is totally reliable on shipping, but check out the picture and then read what condition the seller lists:


I'm actually surprised it doesn't say "Minor Staining to Cover, otherwise Near Mint".  :wink:

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 12:58 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:I was actually going to bid on this....but then I read the post.....

This seller is totally reliable on shipping, but check out the picture and then read what condition the seller lists:


** expired eBay auction **


8O

I still might bid...?




Would the winner pay extra for the foot-print (depending on whose foot-print it is...)   :lol:

  

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 1:09 am 
 

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Would the winner pay extra for the foot-print (depending on whose foot-print it is...)   :lol:


Geez, you're right!  I think I recognize Bob Bledsaw's footprint!    8O

If only Bob had thought to dip his hand in ink and splap it onto the cover!

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 7:52 am 
 

Here is somebody whom I would not trust their item descriptions. They clearly don't even look at their listings after they have typed them in. :-)




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Post Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 8:14 am 
 

jasonw1239 wrote:Here is somebody whom I would not trust their item descriptions. They clearly don't even look at their listings after they have typed them in. :-)


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Yes, but that Dodge Challenger looks damned fine.   :D



It's the last item in a "Turbo Lister" auction post, and the other 40 items appear to have correct photos.



Hmmm . . . he does have some old boardgames.  This one has a weird phallus-like object as a game part.   8O




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Post Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 9:22 am 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:Hmmm . . . he does have some old boardgames.  This one has a weird phallus-like object as a game part.   8O


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 11:41 am 
 

I suppose you ambush the Beaver with the phallus. I've played this a lot in the past. I usually lose.


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 5:21 pm 
 

"All together for one money. "

This line makes me suspect that the seller's first language is not English.


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 7:19 pm 
 

jasonw1239 wrote:Here is somebody whom I would not trust their item descriptions. They clearly don't even look at their listings after they have typed them in. :-)


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He fixed the pic, so he must read the forum.  I think though that he set the price too high, as not many people want a pre-revised copy of the rules, the supplements are extremely common, and the JTAS magazines aren't the scarce ones from the end of the run.



  

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:07 pm 
 


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héhé I love "aspirin" in title :)

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 5:08 pm 
 

The book was a headache to read, so it's not far off the mark.


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:25 pm 
 

I hated most of the Thieves World stories I read.  Too bad.


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:47 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:I hated most of the Thieves World stories I read.  Too bad.


with this one you won't be disappointed :) you read TW, you take the aspirin, and you can sleep relaxxxxxxxxxx

Are they so bad? I don't know anything about these stories but the RPG seems to be interesting however. Didn't have the time to read it for the moment....

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