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Re: The wonders of eBay
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Yes, either "rogue bidding," or quite possibly a seller using multiple accounts to bid up their own item and give the appearance of demand. We'll have to wait for the end and see if the item is ever re-listed again to know if it truly sold.

Posted on: 2010/12/17 12:51


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Bruffyboy, you're going to have to take a few pictures of your collection (to show us) --which must, now, be swiftly taking on a fair size...

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Re: The wonders of eBay
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Like alpingloin I looked at this link & thought the initial asking price was $500; not that several people had bid that high. This must be in error. The $499 bid is straight out of the blue, with the one below it at around $10 --this doesn't sound plausible. Perhaps rogue bidding as you suggest alpingloin...

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Posted on: 2010/12/17 12:26
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This is ridiculous indeed. I actually had to go back and look a second time because I thought it was just a high asking price. I hadn't even considered that it had bids that high! The only explanation I can muster is from an ebay experience of my own. I had listed a copy of the Deluxe History of Middle Earth Part II, which at the time was typically fetching $250 to $300, from the other auctions I had been watching. By the end, my auction somehow reached nearly $800, and I thought I had hit the jackpot (relatively speaking, that is). After a few days of non-payment, I contacted the bidder, who had no idea about the auction and was not even a Tolkien fan. It turned out that his account had been hijacked and bids were placed without his knowing. Maybe a similar situation on the ACE set?

Posted on: 2010/12/17 9:22


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I can't believe someone one would bid that much. I bought that same set recently (buy it now) and in near fine condition for under $70 on eBay.

Posted on: 2010/12/16 15:57



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