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I just saw there is an auction on Ebay for this game listed at $380... so I am wondering if a new seller has been inspired by this thread, or if this is still the same copy that no one bought yet... which would prove that the price is after all too high for the present demand.
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The previous copy went at auction for $380+. The current copy on auction started at that price.
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The eBay $380 one didn't sell. I'm not surprised. Think that price was alittle too greedy. I expect we'll see it come up again with a lower starting bid.
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Congratulations to everyone for not bidding. It's nice to see a little sanity come to the surface.

Still, I do wish they would reprint this game in some format - PDF, etc. I just want to give it a play!
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The way to generate interest on an Ebay item is to start out with a low starting price. That way everyone starts a bidding frenzy.
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ScottE wrote:
The eBay $380 one didn't sell. I'm not surprised. Think that price was alittle too greedy. I expect we'll see it come up again with a lower starting bid.


It's been relisted at the same price however the buy-it-now price has gone up $50 to $500.

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Yea, I saw that too. Go figure.
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Here's the thing about ebay...

Even if I was willing to pay $380, I'm not gonna bid at that particular starting price, because I'd only be bidding against myself. Even if I'm willing to pay $400, I'd want to start at $80 or $100 and see it work its way up there as I bid against someone else. Knowwhatimean??
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joepinion wrote:
Here's the thing about ebay...

Even if I was willing to pay $380, I'm not gonna bid at that particular starting price, because I'd only be bidding against myself. Even if I'm willing to pay $400, I'd want to start at $80 or $100 and see it work its way up there as I bid against someone else. Knowwhatimean??


Yep. But somebody out there did in fact bid $380 for the game and lost. I guess the seller is banking on that person still wanting it for that price.
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Still, someone won the game in that case. If I'm the other $380 person, I don't know if there's anybody else that's gonna compete with me up to that price.
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Still, someone won the game in that case. If I'm the other $380 person, I don't know if there's anybody else that's gonna compete with me up to that price.


Right - but you still have to find someone to sell it at a given price. In effect, the seller is bidding $380 to keep his own game.
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FlyingArrow wrote:
joepinion wrote:
Still, someone won the game in that case. If I'm the other $380 person, I don't know if there's anybody else that's gonna compete with me up to that price.


Right - but you still have to find someone to sell it at a given price. In effect, the seller is bidding $380 to keep his own game.


Touché.
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Yeah, the seller is letting his greed overcome his sense.
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I recently sold Antics! on eBay and started the bid at 99 cents. It finally sold for $46. Less then I expected considering the small print run. I expected it to go for $60+. But if I had started bid at $60 it wouldn't have sold obviously. So sold it for less then I paid for it.

Surprisingly I sold a copy of Quarriors! + promos for $65 recently. The promos are now worthless but I think the reason why it sold so well is the base game is currently out of print and only 1 other copy on eBay with an insanely high shipping cost. Made a profit on this one.

So eBay can be a harsh mistress. Sometimes you make bank and other times you lose your shirt. But starting the bid at a price that high is probably going to sit there for a long time. You need to prime the pump with something more reasonable and hope it hits that high. But it might not...
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It got relisted again! Wow, that guy is bound and determined to sell that for $400+. I keep expecting it to be marked down each time but instead it seems to be going up. Very odd.

Oh well, maybe he'll have the last laugh and sell it for $500.
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I am almost sure I will sell my copy when the price reaches $1000.

And then, sometime in the future, I will regret it.
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Price on eBay now at $230 however it hasn't reached it's reserve yet. Wanna bet that the reserve is the original $400 that they were asking for?
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Nah - it's the $380 they were asking.
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FlyingArrow wrote:
Nah - it's the $380 they were asking.


Correct! Or at least thats what they sold it for.
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There is another one to go.
It is not mine. I own one, and was looking for last price.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CAPES-AND-COWLS-RARE-BOARDGAME-Not...

But I have to say that the most expensive game I sold has been a 100 euros Heroquest and 120 euros Space crusade, both in Spanish, and the buyers were absolutely delighted.
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fmoros wrote:


There is another one to go.
It is not mine. I own one, and was looking for last price.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CAPES-AND-COWLS-RARE-BOARDGAME-Not...

But I have to say that the most expensive game I sold has been a 100 euros Heroquest and 120 euros Space crusade, both in Spanish, and the buyers were absolutely delighted.


Given exchange rates that one sold for about $305 US. (Just recording it for when the auction results go away.)
Edit: 192.67 pounds.
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$600!! Wow! Who here has deep enough pockets?
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Why not set the bar high when you are the only seller of the game on the Geek
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Saw it at $500 yesterday. Don't see it anymore.
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jasonwocky wrote:
Saw it at $500 yesterday. Don't see it anymore.

Someone must of bought it or it was pulled. Congratulations to the potential new owner!
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