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Post Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2004 10:56 pm 
 

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... egory=2545

I'm sorry, but is this out in left field...or is it just me?

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2004 12:32 am 
 

Well, Burnie, bid just over $300 and was outbid by 2 people. Yep, that is pretty out there...... Might be time to sell mine.


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2004 1:48 am 
 

Burntwire put in a bid of only $84...only Sleauth and fantasymuseum pushed up to $300.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2004 1:01 pm 
 

They must have a lot of money to burn.  Don't think I've ever seen a Misty go for that high before!  I wonder if they got caught up in the bidding...

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2004 8:29 pm 
 

My mistake, I misread the bid times. It IS a fairly rare item, but $300? Pretty tapped.......... My spare went for $200 last year and I thought THAT was pretty high!


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2004 8:52 am 
 

I must be getting old and grumpy, but I did not read past the first two pages of 14pt multicolored ranting about payment.  I guess it is a brave new world out there and politeness has no place in it.

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2004 1:49 pm 
 

McDuff has a good point.  I tend to avoid sellers who presume a transaction might go bad even before it has begun with threats and warnings.  It's akin to a self-fulfilling prophecy, and just bad marketing practice since it seems to turn off potential bidders.  
Though, hey, this seller got a small fortune for Misty Isles....

  

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2004 4:20 am 
 

Hi All,

one thing to remember (although I am not sure if its relevant in this case), is the "plunging dollar" effect on the exchange rate.

A while ago that Misty Isles at $305 would have cost a UK buyer about £215. Today its £165. Quite a difference.

Anything priced in Dollars is looking quite reasonable at the moment.

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2004 7:10 am 
 

Don't shout this too loud.  There seems to be a large section of UK collectors who are blissfully unaware of the effect of the current exchange rate on USA wins and the availability of the $9 USPS Global Priority envelope (which is a multi-module sized godsend).

Given the size of the market, it is often easier as well as cheaper to have stuff shipped over from the USA than to buy it locally.

Happy USA bidding.

Have I just invited a lot more competition. Doh!

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2004 10:51 am 
 

The pound exchange rate doesnt apply here. It's francs...........


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