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Post Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 2:17 pm 
 

Just curious...

If a guy has an eBay account with 34 feedback and he only buys stuff occasionally, and he bids on RAR up to say $120 and then bails out, and then he bids on the same auction when it's relisted, why is that suspicious and make him a fraud?

By the same reasoning, anyone who bids on only a few items a year is a fraud. Or anyone who bids on a relisted item?

I was presuming you guys had more information seeing as the US has different privacy laws to the UK. I was assuming you guys had some other evidence that this guy was suspicious other than the fact that he bid on a relisted item.

I don't get it. That one's gone way over my head.


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:00 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:Just curious...

If a guy has an eBay account with 34 feedback and he only buys stuff occasionally, and he bids on RAR up to say $120 and then bails out, and then he bids on the same auction when it's relisted, why is that suspicious and make him a fraud?

By the same reasoning, anyone who bids on only a few items a year is a fraud. Or anyone who bids on a relisted item?

I was presuming you guys had more information seeing as the US has different privacy laws to the UK. I was assuming you guys had some other evidence that this guy was suspicious other than the fact that he bid on a relisted item.

I don't get it. That one's gone way over my head.


I think you're making a good point and I know there's no definitive proof that the 34 buyer was a shill. I'm just thinking it was suspicious activity too after Jason thought something else about the bidding pattern was odd. Yes, it may be as you say and the guy is just after this one particular Reloaded set.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:42 pm 
 

As a seller, I am far more suspicious of zero feedback bidders, than on people with 34 feedback that only bid on a few things a year. Some people have a life that does not involve the internet, and they just pop in for the odd purchase when they want to buy something. If I were to cut out buyers who hadn't been active in 90 days, I'd lose a fair chunk of my business.

I see the zero bidder as suspicious, but as a seller, I wouldn't dream of selling to a zero rated bidder if it was a RAR boxed set, and I'd refund and relist, so while the zero bidder looks like a shill, it may well be the case that the seller isn't gonna run the risk of selling to an unknown newbie, and is looking to sell to someone with feedback. That doesn't explain why no offer to the second place (who presumably is a board member, or certainly a designation I've seen many times before), but maybe the seller didn't think.

(0) bidder suspicious when read in conjunction with seller's actions.
(34) bidder seems legit whichever way you cut it.


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:14 am 
 

Some Arduin grimoire volumes in this lot




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Post Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:39 am 
 

I was the second highest bidder in the RAR.



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And did receive a second chance offer. As has been mentioned it didn't 'sit right' to have to pay what appeared to be a price infalted by a '0' rated bidder (excuse was that bidder's mum didn't want to pay for it).



Not necessarily saying anything specific against the seller, just a gut feeling i had.



Now that it's relisted I'm keeping a close eye on the bidders/bidding



(I may still bid on it :wink: )


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:08 pm 
 

AdderMcOne wrote:I was the second highest bidder in the RAR.

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And did receive a second chance offer. As has been mentioned it didn't 'sit right' to have to pay what appeared to be a price infalted by a '0' rated bidder (excuse was that bidder's mum didn't want to pay for it).

Not necessarily saying anything specific against the seller, just a gut feeling i had.

Now that it's relisted I'm keeping a close eye on the bidders/bidding

(I may still bid on it :wink: )




Thanks for letting us know. If you get another second chance offer now, that would be truly weird!  :lol:

  

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:17 am 
 

This has happened a couple times in the past with me...usually on relatively minor auctions.

My reply to the seller:  

Yes, I am interested in purchasing the item.  My offer is _______, which was what my bid was before a fraudulent bidder raised the price.


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:43 pm 
 


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I am a bit surprised this has not been posted here yet.

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City State of the World Emperor.



Books are 1st Prints (Shops and City) and 2nd Prints (Guidebook Map 6), making this a Second or Third Print City State of the World Emperor.

I think it is 2nd Print set based on sellers date in description.

Missing only the single loose 2 sided color cover sheet which would make the printing a certainty.

The Color Cover Sheets have a JG Products list on reverse side with highest product number giving us the Printing Proof.

I would not miss the Cover Sheet much though as this set is in very nice condition otherwise.



Maps all look nice and books look unused, though seller does state marks inside books... perhaps a question about exactly what that means?



This one is easily the nicest CSWE set I have seen on E-Bay in a long time.

If I did not have a complete 2nd Print CSWE set already, I would not even be mentioning this listing until after the auction was over. :wink:



That said, I placed a healthy bid on it anyway, but not one I would expect to win it.

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:54 am 
 

This item is not gaming-related (well, one could argue that Comet Metal Products eventually became part of Superior Models, who eventually produced fantasy gaming miniatures...) but still very cool nonetheless:




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If it's the real deal, that's a fascinating piece of miniature history!


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:11 pm 
 


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Orcfest starting at 0.99 (USD).



I recently wrote a short review for this book on the general board.



D20 Supplement Review: Orcest-adventure and learners book • Collecting General - Non TSR •  The Acaeum



Well worth the price folks.



Same seller has several copies of this book listed and a lot of other D20 offerings, most starting at only 0.99 (USD).


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:37 pm 
 

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Ork Fest starting at 0.99 (USD).

I recently wrote a short review for this book on the general board.
Well worth the price folks.

Same seller has several copies of this book listed and a lot of other D20 offerings, most starting at only 0.99 (USD).




I'd go with that, I picked up a cheap copy recently and it was an interesting read.


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Post Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:05 am 
 

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Wilderlands of High Fantasy Box Set
PLUS
City State of the Invinsible Overlord

Both in the same listing.

Any bets on where this one will stop?
My guess is just $180...

I would not have listed those two items together.




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Post Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:50 am 
 

Yep.
Still a decent price I think.


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Post Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:45 pm 
 


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Orcfest + 3 others in this lot.

  


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:44 am 
 

S/W Wilderlands boxed set...with $159.99 bin...




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Post Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:25 am 
 

carrejo wrote:S/W Wilderlands boxed set...with $159.99 bin...


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I saw that. Has this become a reasonable price now?

  

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:34 am 
 

JasonZavoda wrote:I saw that. Has this become a reasonable price now?


So it seems for now.  The recent combined auction for IO and Wilderlands at $202 - probably puts the boxed set at $140 and IO at $60 so another $15-$20 for shrink.  I thinks a reasonable ask for the prices lately.

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:39 pm 
 


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anyone collect 221 Baker street? seller has 4 expansions in shrink for what looks like a good bin

  

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:16 pm 
 

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anyone collect 221 Baker street? seller has 4 expansions in shrink for what looks like a good bin




I have a couple items from this line.  I got them at Goodwill an age ago.  Their boxes are crumpled, but they are otherwise intact.



I considered getting rid of them...who collects this anyway?



Maybe someone does...?


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Big price BIN (I think..)


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