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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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If you put it in the right order:

1) foul play by bidding yourself with some fake accounts
2) attract some bidders (without knowledge of what they are buying) who just bid because there are some bids already (must be interesting!)
3) bidders getting carried away in the bidding war (must have it!)

and then repeat this 1 or 2 times to make the outcome of any auction look fantastic!

Posted on: 2011/4/26 5:04


Re: The Wonders of eBay
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The Pot calling the kettle black



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/RARE-Tolkien-HO ... tible&hash=item19c4c77171

$125.00/£95

RARE Tolkien THE HOBBIT 1978 GUILD PUBL Leather & Gilt

"A FEW WORDS ON TOLKIEN COLLECTIBILITY...

I have been collecting Tolkien books for over 30 years and it really galls me to find people selling items for ridiculous prices claiming they are "rare" or "highly collectible"; and what's worse is, naive people are paying it~!
"


Posted on: 2011/4/26 9:55


Re: The Wonders of eBay
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I bought a "buy it now" item off this particular seller at an excellent price. It was so good in fact, he refunded the money and refused to honour the transaction, saying "it was a mistake". I guess he never heard of taking responsibility for his.

Posted on: 2011/4/26 14:31


Re: The Wonders of eBay
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Again, am I missing something? I know it's a nice set, but £600+?

JRR TOLKIEN-THE LORD OF THE RINGS - FIRST EDITION -1954


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Posted on: 2011/4/28 9:57
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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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Interesting. The winning bidder was p**w, and immediately afterwards powell2317 put this similar set up for bid.
http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?V ... &ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
I wonder what it will go for?


Posted on: 2011/4/28 16:40



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