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Re: Crazy eBay ... Again!

Postby archerinwood » Wed May 11, 2011 08:24 pm

woo! I just won the gummed front penny patrician.
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Re: Crazy eBay ... Again!

Postby ffoulk » Wed May 18, 2011 07:31 am

I suppose because I'm such a recent collector I don't have a handle on what things will go for but I was surprised that I was the only bidder on last years ToA Festive and Great Freeze variation... I suppose it's that most current collectors are also LBE subscribers but anyway I was a happy flatalist to get them so easily :D .

I've also noticed an embarrassment of riches from a seller in Spain... these may be very sought after but they're too rich for my blood - especially in quantity (opening bids starting around 20 quid for most) might be okay to 'fill in the cracks' in a collection I suppose.
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Re: Crazy eBay ... Again!

Postby barber80 » Wed May 18, 2011 03:17 pm

Always worth trawling through the trading list before bidding. You might not have much to trade if you've only just started but many established collectors may be happy to take cash or LBE's. And sometimes if you ask nicely you can get a pleasent surprise (as I did a few weeks ago).

It seems a shame that more items don't start off at lower prices. Although its upto the seller what they do, there must be many who lose out on a sale because they don't have a lower starting price to tempt more than one bidder.

Anyhow, good luck with your collection.
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Re: Crazy eBay ... Again!

Postby archerinwood » Wed May 18, 2011 04:30 pm

ffoulk, you are right. They are very rare, but everyone believes they are way too much. I only got the festive variant :( , but I couldn't bid after my dad got his paypal bill (in the region of £40 on stamps :clown: ).

edit: I can't believe that this, http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Discworld-Stamp-G ... 43a71465df , is so expensive and people are still bidding.
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Re: Crazy eBay ... Again!

Postby Gavin » Wed May 18, 2011 06:41 pm

archerinwood wrote: I can't believe that this, http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Discworld-Stamp-G ... 43a71465df , is so expensive and people are still bidding.


I can understand it - a green Susan sport is rare enough on its own but a joined inverted pair - it's pobably rarer than a triangle sport.
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Re: Crazy eBay ... Again!

Postby jonty » Wed May 18, 2011 07:35 pm

Gavin wrote:
archerinwood wrote: I can't believe that this, http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Discworld-Stamp-G ... 43a71465df , is so expensive and people are still bidding.


I can understand it - a green Susan sport is rare enough on its own but a joined inverted pair - it's pobably rarer than a triangle sport.


Also, one of them is the sport
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Re: Crazy eBay ... Again!

Postby Squigglyx » Wed May 18, 2011 08:27 pm

archerinwood wrote:edit: I can't believe that this, http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Discworld-Stamp-G ... 43a71465df , is so expensive and people are still bidding.



Stick a bid in or 2 Charlie, I won't complain :wink:

But then again, your Dad might :)

And ffoulk, I agree, the majority of the Spanish offerings are overpriced in my opinion too.
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Re: Crazy eBay ... Again!

Postby archerinwood » Wed May 18, 2011 09:23 pm

I really want the ride to sto lat envelope, and I snuck in a sneaky bid, which is unknown to my dad. I am going to outbid the person who outbid me recently. :thumbr:
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Re: Crazy eBay ... Again!

Postby Frank the Younger » Wed May 18, 2011 11:48 pm

archerinwood wrote:ffoulk, you are right. They are very rare, but everyone believes they are way too much. I only got the festive variant :( , but I couldn't bid after my dad got his paypal bill (in the region of £40 on stamps :clown: ).

edit: I can't believe that this, http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Discworld-Stamp-G ... 43a71465df , is so expensive and people are still bidding.



Normally the time to watch is the last 10 mins when the snipe bids go in, I doubt if you can refresh your screen fast enough to see all the changes.
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Re: Crazy eBay ... Again!

Postby jonty » Thu May 19, 2011 02:14 pm

Squigglyx wrote:Stick a bid in or 2 Charlie, I won't complain :wink:

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I take it Pete, that you will be getting a round in at the next Skipton meet :D
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Re: Crazy eBay ... Again!

Postby Squigglyx » Thu May 19, 2011 08:28 pm

jonty wrote:
Squigglyx wrote:Stick a bid in or 2 Charlie, I won't complain :wink:

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I take it Pete, that you will be getting a round in at the next Skipton meet :D


It will be well spent by then :wink:
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Re: Crazy eBay ... Again!

Postby archerinwood » Thu May 19, 2011 08:49 pm

I am in a bidding war with someone else for the ride to sto lat cover.
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Re: Crazy eBay ... Again!

Postby Catch-up » Thu May 19, 2011 11:27 pm

Frank the Younger wrote:
archerinwood wrote:ffoulk, you are right. They are very rare, but everyone believes they are way too much. I only got the festive variant :( , but I couldn't bid after my dad got his paypal bill (in the region of £40 on stamps :clown: ).

edit: I can't believe that this, http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Discworld-Stamp-G ... 43a71465df , is so expensive and people are still bidding.



Normally the time to watch is the last 10 mins when the snipe bids go in, I doubt if you can refresh your screen fast enough to see all the changes.
I just wish I could afford to join in. :(


Me too!!

Checked the UK listings but didn't see the ones from Spain. Can someone post a link?
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Re: Crazy eBay ... Again!

Postby Squigglyx » Fri May 20, 2011 11:42 am

Catch-up wrote:Checked the UK listings but didn't see the ones from Spain. Can someone post a link?


They've all finished, I wasn't actively watching any, so don't know what prices they attracted
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Re: Crazy eBay ... Again!

Postby Murgatroyd » Fri May 20, 2011 12:20 pm

If you check the completed listings you'll see there are 25 items from Spain unsold because they attracted no bids at the prices they were posted at.
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