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    Default Ebay Sellers : Are they serious ?

    Wow $5000 for $400 worth of system/games. Yikes

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ATARI-NES-SNES-N...item45f744e722

    And he's hoping some "Knight in Shining Armor" buys it so he can patent a "secret" item. And he promises to give the buyer the first one.
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    A case with 6 sealed Mario Kart 64's...... for ONLY $3000.

    Net worth if sold right now .... $600.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Mario-Kart-64-Ni...item1c15803e40

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    5,000 for the consoles PLUS nearly $400 for shipping!

    Super good deal!
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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ATARI-2600-GAME-...item41546bede6

    So, would it be wiser to buy it outright or set your own price? Hmmm....let me think that over. Can I offer him to pay me to take it off his hands???

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonjandran View Post
    Wow $5000 for $400 worth of system/games. Yikes

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ATARI-NES-SNES-N...item45f744e722

    And he's hoping some "Knight in Shining Armor" buys it so he can patent a "secret" item. And he promises to give the buyer the first one.
    I like how the guy thinks the "Not For Resale" versions of Sonic 1&2 are rare. Is it just me or has every ebay video game auction with an absurd starting bid seem to contain the sellers life story?

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    Quote Originally Posted by todesengel View Post
    I like how the guy thinks the "Not For Resale" versions of Sonic 1&2 are rare. Is it just me or has every ebay video game auction with an absurd starting bid seem to contain the sellers life story?
    Probably the worst life story ever written, not to mention the spelling errors and grammar. My favorite quote:

    "To me Dreamcast really was made from dreams. "


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    Who cares. If it is priced to high then it won't sell, right?

    I got a high priced item on eBay right now that I don't really expect to sell. But it only cost me a nickel to list it, so why not try?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...STRK:MESELX:IT

    I listed this too and I thought I priced it high at $250 OBO. Yet I got a buyer within 24 hours...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MESOX:IT

    So it never hurts to just take a shot. I'd honestly rather keep the Fun N Games in my collection, but some spending money never hurt anyone.
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    Pfft, the only advantage is you spent a nickel to look like an uninformed price gouger as opposed to the regular listing fee, regardless if you sell it or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonebone View Post
    Who cares. If it is priced to high then it won't sell, right?

    I got a high priced item on eBay right now that I don't really expect to sell. But it only cost me a nickel to list it, so why not try?
    This.

    Something that happened a week ago to me: I had a jacket listed that someone wanted to buy off ebay. We made a deal, and the buyer sent an e-check. While the payment was pending, I didn't want to take down the listing, so I raised the price to $999.99.

    The e-check ended up NOT clearing and the off-ebay buyer wouldn't respond to emails, so I considered it a done deal. However, in the meantime, someone made an offer $30 higher than my original BIN price, was wasn't exactly cheap to begin with. I crammed on the Accept Offer button as hard and fast as I could.

    Having high prices isn't the right strategy for everything, but if you've got something super rare and/or valuable, why not? (also i can't believe we're still having this discussion)
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    Nothing at all wrong with it. Makes the seller look stupid. I get a laugh.

    So this thread is just like the Craigslist thread.

    A thread to make fun of stupid Ebay listings.

    Post Away !!!!

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    Don't get me wrong, I definitely like the thread, but games that are merely listed at a slight markup aren't really that interesting. Listings like in your OP are more like it.
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    How about this one, the seller listed this as the original handheld from 1978 but I can tell by the picture that it's the rerelease from 2001.

    http://cgi.ebay.ca/Vintage-1978-Matt...item45f75fb46d

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    Figured you guys would have a laugh with this one.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MESOX:IT

    Yes it was paid for and yes I already shipped it. Even that price surprised me, but a little salesmanship goes a long way.

    EDIT: And no I don't ship international either. I even turned away two potential bidders who directly asked that question.
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    Excellent use of a mirror table in the OP's original link. At first glance I thought the seller was selling 2 XBoxes and two of each of the N64 games!
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    Hmm no touch pad with Star Raiders...no thank you..

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    How about: Every game auction with a 'graded' game? That stuff pisses me off...

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaron7 View Post
    How about: Every game auction with a 'graded' game? That stuff pisses me off...
    seriously......whats the point? so you can spend 500.00-1200.00+ to look at the box art? for that price you could probably purchase the original painting of the box art....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonebone View Post
    Figured you guys would have a laugh with this one.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MESOX:IT

    Yes it was paid for and yes I already shipped it. Even that price surprised me, but a little salesmanship goes a long way.

    EDIT: And no I don't ship international either. I even turned away two potential bidders who directly asked that question.
    That's crazy. I sold a boxed copy locally for $10 a few years ago. It wasn't in perfect shape but it wasn't too beat up either, though I can't remember if I had the instructions with it.

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    The only reason I can think of is because it's the non-Player's Choice version, which is rarer because the majority of consoles included the game already. Also that poster looks to be kind of older. (not sure if they updated them as the game was reprinted over the years)

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