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Ebay ridiculousness

PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:16 pm
by Fimm McCool
I thought it might be fun to have a thread for all those auctions you see, raise an eyebrow and check you read it right...


Like this one: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Heroquest-board-game-100-complete-/252456664468?hash=item3ac796fd94:g:UZwAAOSwGXtXgp~1

Seriously, is it gold-plated or something?

Re: Ebay ridiculousness

PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:58 pm
by Chico


Hmmm to be fair it is a nice looking 100%complete set, HQ in the last few months has shot up in price due in part to that review on Youtube going viral plus we all know about getting caught in a bidding war.

Still it makes me smile that my set was free and found in a shed hehe

Re: Ebay ridiculousness

PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:01 pm
by dieselmonkey
Ooh, might be time to finally unleash the stockpile! :D

Re: Ebay ridiculousness

PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:38 pm
by Stormbringer
I'm raising an eyebrow at this one.

My own copy of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, which is going to be ending tomorrow afternoon, was at £16 this afternoon.

This evening, it's up to £290!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Warhammer-Fan ... 1873660489

What the heck is going on? Is this a joke?

Re: Ebay ridiculousness

PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:55 pm
by Chico
Stormbringer wrote:I'm raising an eyebrow at this one.

My own copy of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, which is going to be ending tomorrow afternoon, was at £16 this afternoon.

This evening, it's up to £290!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Warhammer-Fan ... 1873660489

What the heck is going on? Is this a joke?


£415 now, looks like someone is using 2 accounts (Theres and a newbie/seconary account) to feck up your auction. I bet the one with 4 feedback ends up winning and not paying

or Someone put in a high bid just to stop getting snipped and a someone else noticed that and wants to run it up.

Either way not good.

Re: Ebay ridiculousness

PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:29 pm
by Stormbringer
Unless they actually pay, in which case, score!

But, yeah, I bet they won't pay either. Good thing this is my last major eBay sale.

Re: Ebay ridiculousness

PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:38 pm
by Fimm McCool
Chico wrote:Hmmm to be fair it is a nice looking 100%complete set, HQ in the last few months has shot up in price due in part to that review on Youtube going viral plus we all know about getting caught in a bidding war.


It's not THAT good, and there are BIN sets which are just as good for £50 or so.

Stormbringer, that sucks dude. Kinda funny, but shame people have to be such dicks for no reason.

Re: Ebay ridiculousness

PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 12:25 am
by Stormbringer
£460 now.

I sent him a message asking if he actually intends to pay this much. No response. Why on earth would anyone do this? What a waste of everyone's time.

Re: Ebay ridiculousness

PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:34 am
by Zhu Bajie
Up to £510, I think the £50 on your WFB looks suspicious too.

To enter into the realm of complete conspiracy theory, they might be trying to force a collectors bubble. If they've got a box of 100 copies of 1E WFRP, which easily sell for £20 each then the investment to build a track record of inflated prices makes sense. A third party will enter the fray, they'll pay up the dosh, then relist and bounce the item between them, creating a false trail of value, skewing the market. They can then sell their stock for silly money. Similar thing happened with Disney Black Diamond VHS tapes, and lets be honest RoC:LatD is neither as rare or as good as the price demanded.

Re: Ebay ridiculousness

PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 11:08 am
by dieselmonkey
Zhu Bajie wrote:and lets be honest RoC:LatD is neither as rare or as good as the price demanded.


The thing with LatD is that it's roughly about twice as rare as StD due to the lack of a second print run compared to StD, so it gets naturally inflated as collectors are pretty anal and want both books in a 2 part set.

It is, however a pointless, bloated ego-fest vanity project of a book, but it has some great artwork in it, so it's not entirely worthless. ;)