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#1376 7800fan OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 6, 2015 2:49 PM

eBay Auction -- Item Number: 301426212761

 

Why does it look like some sap tried to open the console with a pry bar and large screwdriver? The screw holes are all messed and the edges are all messed.  OTOH that TZD label is rare although it seems to be missing mid section, I can't tell if it's been cut off or covered in tape.



#1377 GoldenWheels OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:34 PM

Some neat stuff, I assume this guy must be a member here (these are BINs, not auctions, not sure how strict this thread is but neat Atari stuff is neat Atari stuff).  

 

Atari CX-55 5200 VCS Cartridge Adapter Modded for Standalone Use Bundle

http://www.ebay.com/itm/151556458945

 

Atari 5200 Masterplay Type Controller Interface

http://www.ebay.com/...=item259fe7b74b



#1378 roadrunner OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:02 PM

I don't know where to put this so i'll put it here.
Someone's buying up all the basic programming carts
7 ended today all at once... crazy
a screenshot of 4 of them.

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#1379 Atari_Bill OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:37 PM

Wow, thought I might finally be able to pick up a copy of this somewhere in the $75 range due to the horrible label.  Guess not when happiestsellerever gets involved.  Not sure why he is even interested as he always makes claim that his stuff is the absolute best top of the line you can buy.  My guess is that if he gets this we'll see him begin to post multiple reproductions of it claiming that he's not sure if they are reproductions or not like he did with other recent games.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT



#1380 roadrunner OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:49 PM

happiest bought a lot of stuff off that seller atarilynxman

but you can get a fake Tooth Protectors from happiest for the low price of $80
 



#1381 EricDeLee OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:30 PM

happiest bought a lot of stuff off that seller atarilynxman
but you can get a fake Tooth Protectors from happiest for the low price of $80

Who is that atarilynxman guy? I hear he is a DB.


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Silent wave to everyone from the past....

#1382 AtariBrian OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:21 PM

http://www.ebay.com/...=item4621ac9e05



#1383 roadrunner OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:57 PM

EricDeLee, on 15 Feb 2015 - 10:30 PM, said:EricDeLee, on 15 Feb 2015 - 10:30 PM, said:

Who is that atarilynxman guy? I hear he is a DB.


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Silent wave to everyone from the past....



Are you that seller? Any chance you could block happiest from buying your stuff?


Why did you leave Atari out of the title for this?
I suggest doing away with the bin prices to give other people a chance to bid on your stuff ;)




http://www.ebay.com/...=item2a4c46bb36



 


Edited by roadrunner, Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:24 AM.


#1384 Atari_Bill OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:25 AM

 

Ok, now this one has to be a joke right?  He's watching the boards and laughing as he's posting this?  That's truly the only thing that makes sense here.  Even he's not stupid enough to post a very very common game for that.  Not only common, but with a bad label.  He calls it a variant, I call it a bad label making it absolutely worthless.  Oddly, this one doesn't bother me as much as his others.  It actually makes me laugh at how greedy and out of touch people can be.


Edited by Atari_Bill, Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:28 AM.


#1385 vectrexroli OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:11 AM

In case you missed out the rare Vectrex homebrew game "Irrelevant", here is your chance to get it:

 

http://www.ebay.com/...sd=281600250264

 

In case you don´t know the game, you can see it at the beginning of this video here:

http://youtu.be/bODr2h97hmQ



#1386 EricDeLee OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:54 AM

Are you that seller? Any chance you could block happiest from buying your stuff?
Why did you leave Atari out of the title for this?
I suggest doing away with the bin prices to give other people a chance to bid on your stuff ;)http://www.ebay.com/...=item2a4c46bb36


Why block him? He's bringing good money to the table right now. What's the backstory as I haven't heard anything, except I know he's buying lots of my carts.


Yep... That was a posting I goofed up on. I tend to do that from time to time. I was putting reserves on stuff, then decided that was a waste and just wanted to try out the BIN approach. All I know is I'm boxing up games and shipping them out. That was the original goal... So something is working. Can't believe I forgot to say "Atari" on that one though. Lol

#1387 roadrunner OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:40 PM

EricDeLee, on 16 Feb 2015 - 12:54 PM, said:

Why block him? He's bringing good money to the table right now. What's the backstory as I haven't heard anything, except I know he's buying lots of my carts.


Yep... That was a posting I goofed up on. I tend to do that from time to time. I was putting reserves on stuff, then decided that was a waste and just wanted to try out the BIN approach. All I know is I'm boxing up games and shipping them out. That was the original goal... So something is working. Can't believe I forgot to say "Atari" on that one though. Lol


OK, thanks for the info.

The backstory is he resells stuff for crazy, crazy high prices. $180 for a loose Polaris
Some of your stuff should sell much more than you paid for it with him bidding on it. :)

You have a lot of nice stuff.
Good luck with your auctions. :thumbsup:  :thumbsup: 

 



#1388 AtariBrian OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:49 PM

What is crazy is that any uncommon or rare game on ebay he has the high bid on . The guy is buying all of ebay !!



#1389 Atari_Bill OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:22 PM

What is crazy is that any uncommon or rare game on ebay he has the high bid on . The guy is buying all of ebay !!


Somehow he is. Just of the things I've been watching he's winning on 15 and very close on 15 more!

#1390 EricDeLee OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:53 PM

It's interesting. I don't mind one way or another. I mean obviously that's a great thing for a seller. If I can sell a cart that used to be worth $2 a few years ago for $10 today, I'll do that every day of the week. Lol.

But I can see the frustration from the other side too. I've noticed he's got bids on the majority of my items. But in all fairness, others have been beating him lately.

#1391 7800fan OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:47 PM

So if you have deep pocket and lots of time, you can drive the market up high by buying out everything cheap and forcing desperate buyer to bid higher or pay a very high buyout.

 

Think someone can make Combat and ET cart worth average of $100 loose?  :D



#1392 EricDeLee OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:46 AM

dis regard... Silly comment

Edited by EricDeLee, Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:22 AM.


#1393 Tombstone OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:24 AM

It's interesting. I don't mind one way or another. I mean obviously that's a great thing for a seller. If I can sell a cart that used to be worth $2 a few years ago for $10 today, I'll do that every day of the week. Lol.
But I can see the frustration from the other side too. I've noticed he's got bids on the majority of my items. But in all fairness, others have been beating him lately.


Yes, he did not outbid me for your Glacier Patrol cart and for that I am very glad. I don' t think he even bid on it (i am sure Roadrunner can tell me whether he was one of the bidders or not). Good thing too, because had he taken that game from me I would have had to go to his house and beat him. :)

#1394 roadrunner OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:15 AM

Happiest did bid on that Glacier.
 

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@ErieDeLee 

you had a few retractions on your stuff, even a few from happiest


 



#1395 7800fan OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:37 AM

eBay Auction -- Item Number: 231488150582

 

that poor Famicom system. I think the seller goes dumpster diving somewhere in the landfill.



#1396 EricDeLee OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:59 PM

Happiest did bid on that Glacier.
 

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@ErieDeLee 
you had a few retractions on your stuff, even a few from happiest


I was just going to say that he did bid on that.

retractions: I think ebay has gone off their rocker to allow this.
What I saw, with listing 55 auctions:
People were using the "retractions" to say "opps I put in the wrong amount" after bidding higher and higher to try to see what others were bidding. Then... When they crossed that threshold, they would use retractions to take away their bid. Certain people did it a few times within a day or so of the auction ending. Interestingly enough: less then 6 hours after I said no to a purchase price for the rest of my collection as I decided it was a bit low. That bidder did it to two/three auctions. When questioned, it was stated that wasn't the case, it was just the person didn't know if the item was NTSC (Glib cart in particular for that one).

While I didn't like that, I'm not going to complain. I am happy with the prices of most of my items. Some carts, quite frankly, really surprised me. It seems limited edition runs are going thought the roof right now. I did not expect that. Overall... It's been a great experience. About 600 more Atari 2600 carts left to sell, along with a Ben Heck Portable
Then the Lynx stuff.

#1397 Atari_Bill OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:50 PM

Yes, eBay has turned a blind eye to the practice of bid retractions as long as they are bringing in the cash. Too bad they've turned into such a money grubbing entity. Happiest is one of the worst, most deceptive of the type that live on eBay trying to take advantage of whomever they can. Beyond his high prices, the recent auctions selling fake carts as real shows his true stripes.

#1398 7800fan OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:56 PM

I checked, there doesn't appear to be an option for seller to block bidder who had xx bid retractions within the last yy months.  We can block buyer who had NPB strike (2 or more in 1 year is the best) but nothing on retractions.

 

If eBay were to implement that and make it default on all existing seller accounts, he would suddenly find himself all alone, and rolling a new account to get around blocks can result in suspensions.



#1399 EricDeLee OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:01 AM

When I read about it, ebay allegedly does an account relook whe someone does a retraction a few times. I would assume the seller would have to report it though.

I also got one of the obligatory "please cancel my bid on your item, I had left my account open and my son placed a bid on this item, not me" type of message on one item. That was early in the auction. I canceled it just so I would have to deal with it later on.




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