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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 9:48:14 am 
Did someone call for a Hired Gun?
Did someone call for a Hired Gun?
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I was the 2nd person to view this auction.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... ategory=77

10 wizard 1/2 issues. One of which is the X-O 1/2 gold.

BIN was 10.00
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 10:24:24 am 
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Man! I was awake... even browsing ebay at the time and I still missed it!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 11:08:18 am 
The admin around here must be getting old and soft.
The admin around here must be getting old and soft.
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Personally, I'm glad when people do this to themselves.
When you set a stupid "Buy It Now" price without doing your homework...
you deserve whatever happens.

Now, the bad news is, the book will probably be sold by the new buyer
in a regular auction... and one of us will be paying a lot more than $10
to win it.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 11:27:09 am 
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yep...i already inquired w/him...testing the waters. he plans to ebay it and expects it to bring over $100.

another book i probably won't get anytime soon. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 2:02:46 pm 
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OUCH OUCH OUCH. Someone is sick to their stomach right about now! (if not the seller, me!)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 2:06:07 pm 
The admin around here must be getting old and soft.
The admin around here must be getting old and soft.
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R Daneel wrote:
OUCH OUCH OUCH. Someone is sick to their stomach right about now! (if not the seller, me!)

It must be you, because I doubt the seller knows his mistake... :P


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 2:43:21 pm 
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Ugg, it is me.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 3:37:32 pm 
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Weird,,I didnt see it either, I surfed really quick around that time... SUKS!!! Hey X-O do you have Manowar gold safed on Ebay so they can emailed you? I wouldnt have ever even noticed this transaction happened


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 4:21:12 pm 
Did someone call for a Hired Gun?
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dbest4u wrote:
Weird,,I didnt see it either, I surfed really quick around that time... SUKS!!! Hey X-O do you have Manowar gold safed on Ebay so they can emailed you? I wouldnt have ever even noticed this transaction happened


I missed it by less than a minute. WHen I searched it showed available with BIN. When I selected the auction someone already bought it.

Let this be a lesson not to hit the snooze button "just 1 more time"

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 6:00:55 pm 
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When looking through ebay, do you guys just scan all the "lots", or do you do searches, or what? Just curious, because I don't have the time to search every listing, and would love some "secrets". :)

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 6:03:11 pm 
The admin around here must be getting old and soft.
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I can't believe I'm sharing a search secret but here it is...
There are others, but this is the only one I use regularly...

I keep this link in my "Favorites"...

http://search.ebay.com/ws/search/SaleSe ... ortorder=2


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 6:47:58 pm 
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greg wrote:
I keep this link in my "Favorites"...

TOP SECRETE GREG LINK. NOT FOR YOUR EYES TO SEE!


Now that you shared, quickly delete the link and let us never speak about this again ;)

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 6:53:04 pm 
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Wasnt that search part of your price guide for years greg?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 6:58:00 pm 
The admin around here must be getting old and soft.
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dino wrote:
Wasnt that search part of your price guide for years greg?

Yep... but with a lot of the questions asked around here...
I didn't know if anyone actually visits the site! :P :P :P


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 7:42:14 pm 
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I can't remember the members name, but his avatar was a white spinning sports car. Anyways, he bought an X-O 1/2 Gold for about the same price of eBay. I think is was Skot.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 8:30:17 pm 
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Damn!
I would have caught that auction as well IF the seller posted it with shipping outside of the USA. I only do searches on items available to Canada. If I knew about this one I would have hit the BIN and begged and pleaded throwing virtual money around to convince this guy to sell to me. Lesson learned- do a search on ALL auctions, you never know.
What is the impetus to offering your auction internationally if you are based in the U.S.?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 9:25:03 pm 
Did someone call for a Hired Gun?
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BodaZoffa wrote:
I can't remember the members name, but his avatar was a white spinning sports car. Anyways, he bought an X-O 1/2 Gold for about the same price of eBay. I think is was Skot.

Boda


I think it was Skot (ebay skotwon) that you are refering to


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2004 5:35:29 pm 
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Yeah, it was Skot...is he still around the boards? He won the X-O 1/2 gold for....get this...$4. BIN. ;) I think everyone's entitled to one screamin' BIN in their lifetime...I know I search the BINs often, and it gets mighty wearying wading through mounds and mounds of crap just to find that one tiny diamond. If I never see a 'Solar #23 CHEAP!' with a BIN of $7, it will be too soon.

The psychology behind the BINS also bothers me, personally, because sometimes you really fight with yourself, thinking...gosh, should I BIN? What if I let the auction run its course and I win it for much less? Worse, what if I let the auction run, and it ends up selling for lots MORE? It's a pain in the arse, let me tell you.

There was a Hulk auction labeled ONLY 'hulk'...and contained the new series #34, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, and 41. BIN was $12. SMOKIN' deal. STILL, I thought, what if I don't BIN and win the auction for the starting price ($1)? Well, I didn't bin, but sniped it....won the auction for $6.51, $11.51 shipped. Not bad, but if someone into the Hulk had seen it...that auction could have sold for $20-$25. ;)

The only BIN I got was a TMNT #1 1st print, with a BIN of $35, about 2 years ago. It was a VG copy with lots of wear and some stains, guide at the time for a VG copy was $20...and I DESPISE paying even HALF guide on almost ANYTHING (except pre-unity Valiant, of course. ;) )

I tell you, I *really* struggled about that for about 30 minutes before doing it. It was a decent copy....turned it around in less than 2 weeks for $300.

And I STILL think it was a crazy BIN. :)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2004 11:00:18 pm 
The admin around here must be getting old and soft.
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Well, the $10 BIN seller either has another copy...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 2230567759
... or he backed out on the first auction... :shock:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2004 11:03:29 pm 
Turok #12 is the 1st appearance of Turok
Turok #12 is the 1st appearance of Turok
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if he didn't know what he had before he's about to find out!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2004 12:55:37 am 
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I contacted the seller by e-mail & inquired about this auction. He wrote back saying that the auction was cancelled & that he is refunding the money to the winner. His reason for this was that his wife supposedly set out the wrong comics to sell. If this is true or not I don't know....


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I have ten bucks that someone e-mailed him offering to pay many more $$$ for the single book than what he got for the whole lot, and he woke up. I hope he gets a neg out of the deal.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2004 1:02:00 am 
Turok #12 is the 1st appearance of Turok
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i think i'n gonna list all my rares right now with a but it now of $2...i'll even put in there "free shipping" just so i can ruin someone's day.... :twisted:


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2004 3:56:41 am 
Did someone call for a Hired Gun?
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BodaZoffa wrote:
I contacted the seller by e-mail & inquired about this auction. He wrote back saying that the auction was cancelled & that he is refunding the money to the winner. His reason for this was that his wife supposedly set out the wrong comics to sell. If this is true or not I don't know....


Boda


Complete lie. I emailed the seller about the first auction right away asking about the X-O 1/2 gold. His said "no just the one listed in my auction right now with the lot of wizard 1/2 issues" Now he pulls crap like this. If I was the first buyer I would report him to ebay and neg the a@#hole.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2004 10:25:12 pm 
Did someone call for a Hired Gun?
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Here is a reply from the seller of the x-o 1/2 gold. I guess he thinks I won the first auction.
Chris-

Hey! No, this one is not mine. This is my brother's and he's just checking to see how much it's worth. He is not selling it. You have yours secured and ready to ship out tomorrow. Do not bid on this one, as he is not selling it. It's just a test!! He's just using my account. I'll be confirming the mailing of yours as soon as it's been mailed tomorrow. Sound good??

As I said before, DO NOT BID on this, as it's only a test run.

Thanks,

Eric

He then sent me another email when he realized I didn't win.

Chris-

Hey again! I'm sorry, but I had mistaken you for someone else. My brother had 2 of them and sold one over the weekend and is sending it out tomorrow. I mistaken you for him. I'm responsible to send my brother's book tomorrow and answer any questions and deal with the endofauctions. But he is only running a test on the one that on right now, so please don't bid on this auction.

Thanks,

Eric (wolf122)

Interesting that he doesn't want me to bid.


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