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Post Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:28 am 
 

FormCritic wrote:Oh...that's you... :oops:

What, you can't pierce my veil of eBaynymity?  :D  It's fairly transparent on both the buying and selling sides.

[edit: Don't sweat it, because . . .

(1) I wouldn't have found the auction in the first place if not for your post.
(2) My eBay accounts aren't eponymous.
(3) My bid tops out at a low amount, so someone will undoubtedly outbid me.

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:48 pm 
 

oh well, I tried :wink:

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:01 pm 
 


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I am (as Killjoy might say) gobsmacked.   8O



$113+ for a lot that I collected individually...only a month or so ago...for a total of around $30+.  My shipping costs were higher, but not nearly enough to come up the total of something like this.  I also have one more book than is listed here.   8O



Perhaps I was fortunate?



Was it the mention of this lot on this site that blew out the price?



If so...sorry to any bidders here who saw the lot on their own.   :?


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:28 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote:Perhaps I was fortunate?

I don't know what the total SRP on the four softcover and hardcover books is, but it's a lot more than $30.  That tells me you were both patient and (perhaps) lucky.

FormCritic wrote:Was it the mention of this lot on this site that blew out the price?

*shrug*   Paying that much for that many books indicates that they didn't own any and wanted them all now.  I doubt that the Acaeum significantly influenced the price.  Impatience and too much money probably had more to do with it.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:41 pm 
 

I don't know....I have seen a direct correlation between posting on the Acaeum and the appearance of listings on Ebay....and a corresponding jump in price.

It happened with Thieves Guild and I predict it will happen again now that we are talking about Thieves Guild again.

In fact, I have seen it happen twice already with Thieves Guild.

The trick for me has been to shake the Ebay tree and then catch what I want after the big dogs have bid ridiculous prices for their own copies.

My plan did not work with the Thieves Guild second edition boxed set...as all I was able to shake out of the Ebay tree were shrinkwrapped copies.  I don't want shrinkwrap because it artificially inflates the price and I can't open it without feeling like a dork and a vandal.

What I want is someone's complete but slightly worn copy that the condition collectors are not interested in.

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:45 pm 
 

Well, I have a shorter answer for it, ShaneG. :wink:   I imgaine that the post here certainly helped though as I see some familiar faces in there, but if you look at Shane's snipe which placed 2nd in that auction and the 3rd place bidder, his bid caused a $60 difference(which more than doubled the total price).  Now his bid could have also pushed other people out, but we will never really know that. :)


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:49 pm 
 

I would have guessed that the rpg_auctions bid of $44 would have been the uber-bid for this lot.  Boy was I wrong.


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:32 pm 
 

Yep, was hoping my snipe was a guarantee, but seems another either had the same idea or truly did want it for the $113+

I was pricing it at $10 a hardbound, $5 the smaller modules as a good price for one lot, then a little more for the win :lol:  oh well.

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:28 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:, but if you look at Shane's snipe which placed 2nd in that auction and the 3rd place bidder, his bid caused a $60 difference(which more than doubled the total price).

Plaag wrote:Yep, was hoping my snipe was a guarantee, but seems another either had the same idea or truly did want it for the $113+

So that is Plaag in second place?  Yow.
Plaag wrote:I was pricing it at $10 a hardbound, $5 the smaller modules as a good price for one lot, then a little more for the win :lol:  oh well.

How many hardbacks did the auction have?  I only saw one.  My Freeport-fu must be weaker than my eBay-fu.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:44 am 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:How many hardbacks did the auction have?  I only saw one.  My Freeport-fu must be weaker than my eBay-fu.


Ah yeah, my bad, meant bigger books, only one hardback, the other 3 are soft covers.

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:42 pm 
 

Well now..got a 2nd chance offer, but its a scam all the way and not from the original seller (like I wouldn't check feedback and see this auction was paid for already)



eBay sent this message to bookwyrms. eBay sent this message on behalf of an eBay member via email. To respond to this offer please reply to the seller at this email address: [email protected] . Good news! The following eBay item on which you placed a bid for US$ 111.11 is now available for purchase: The winner of this item got rejected due to security reasons (either he failed to follow through on the purchase commitment or outright refused to do so). Your last auctioned bid prior to being outbided is taken into consideration as eBay policy automatically proclaims you to be the winner by default. The selling of this item through Second Chance Offer is in compliance with eBay policy; you will be able to exchange Feedback with the seller and will be eligible for all eBay services associated with a transaction. To purchase this item please contact the seller by replying to this email address: [email protected] .




Respond to a hotmail email instead of through Ebay, yeah right, derive from ebay.co.uk and have conversion to GBP, uh the auction was from Nevada.



I wonder if I should do something regarding this, or is Ebay just going to do nothing (I assume the hotmail address is attached to some Ebay account).



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Post Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:44 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:Well now..got a 2nd chance offer, but its a scam all the way and not from the original seller (like I wouldn't check feedback and see this auction was paid for already)



Respond to a hotmail email instead of through Ebay, yeah right, derive from ebay.co.uk and have conversion to GBP, uh the auction was from Nevada.

I wonder if I should do something regarding this, or is Ebay just going to do nothing (I assume the hotmail address is attached to some Ebay account).

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i highly doubt they will do anything about it. would be just the usual typical poxy standard reply that you get.



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Post Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:49 pm 
 

Yeah figured as much.

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:26 pm 
 


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The four main Freeport modules are hidden in this lot.


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:09 am 
 


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A nice lot with Freeport and other D20 modules.


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:20 am 
 


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Worth looking into.


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:02 pm 
 


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A nice Freeport lot...especially when you factor in separate shipping at today's rates.



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Post Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:35 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote:Hi Keith:

The Freeport publications include:

Death In Freeport (Lvl 1-3)
Terror in Freeport (Lvl 2-5)
Madness in Freeport (Lvl 4-6)
Hell in Freeport (Lvl 10-12)
Freeport, The City of Adventure (city sourcebook)
Black Sails Over Freeport ("Lvl 6 and up")
Creatures of Freeport (monster sourcebook)
Denizens of Freeport (NPC sourcebook)
Tales of Freeport (A compilation of four adventures)
Shadows in Freeport, DCC #20 (Lvl 6-8)
Crisis in Freeport (Lvl ?)


There are also two pdf adventures for Freeport.  Vengeance in Freeport as seen here: http://www.rpgnow.com/product_info.php? ... s_id=4950&
and Gangs of Freeport which can be found through the above link as well.


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