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Leandro

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« on: 04-10-2006 14:44 »

Calling all the hard-core collectors of Futurama that weren't around for when this was first released! I'm painfully selling my collection of Futurama calendars, every single one from 2000 onwards. I didn't include the 2006 one because it's still in stock everywhere, but the Y2Kalendar, that was pretty rare to begin with, is there. So, the 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 calendars... all yours, most likely the last chance you'll ever get to grab them. The Y2Kalendar alone was going for $50 the last time I saw it, and it was a long time ago!
 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=4863661482

Take a look. You know you want to.
Ralph Snart

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« Reply #1 on: 04-10-2006 21:51 »
« Last Edit on: 04-10-2006 21:51 »

Dude, that collection's awesome.  I won't even ask what kind of catastropic event is forcing this sale, but I will take a look at the checking account and place a bid.

EDIT:

OK, PEEL'ers, I've entered the first bid.  Anybody want to one-up me?
miss_bender

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« Reply #2 on: 04-10-2006 22:19 »

Wow that's a mighty fine collection, why you giving it away? Too bad I don't have that kinda money I'll admit it I'm poor...now I know what it's like to be Zoidberg.
Leandro

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« Reply #3 on: 04-10-2006 22:36 »

Well, I'm going through some *serious* problems, and I kinda need to gather $2000 by June.  So, while I'm trying to not sell my immortal soul, I might consider it...
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« Reply #4 on: 04-15-2006 07:37 »

 
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Originally posted by Ralph Snart:
Dude, that collection's awesome.  I won't even ask what kind of catastropic event is forcing this sale, but I will take a look at the checking account and place a bid.

EDIT:

OK, PEEL'ers, I've entered the first bid.  Anybody want to one-up me?

I would if I had the money. But don't worry, I'm sure that you'll remain the only bidder up to the last few minutes... then every futurama fan with a internet connection and some money will come in and bid  wink


 

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Ralph Snart

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« Reply #5 on: 04-17-2006 14:04 »

With 37 minutes left, I've been outbidded - again.  Looking at the history of the person bidding against me, it's probably a pro who will break the set up and sell them individually.

If the sale goes thru at the present rate, you'll have 10% of the money that you need.

Ah well, at least I helped drive the bidding up to help you out, Leandro.
Leandro

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« Reply #6 on: 04-17-2006 17:27 »

Thanks a bunch, Ralph. It really helps.

I owe the Futurama community a massive site update with a truckload of updates and about thirty new layouts... as soon as my state of mind is up for it.

Thanks again.
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« Reply #7 on: 04-17-2006 19:46 »

I so wish I would have had money...
Ralph Snart

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« Reply #8 on: 04-17-2006 20:32 »

260 USD for the calendars - I bid up to 200 USD.

Even I was surprised that you got that much for them.

The guy who bought them will probably sell them individually over time.

Dood, it's just a website (sacriligious to be saying that here), so take care of yourself and your health.  Then give us the massive update.
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« Reply #9 on: 04-18-2006 02:02 »
« Last Edit on: 04-18-2006 02:02 »

I hope people (Ralph) don’t really care if I post some bid history. A quick something I knocked up in paint with my own added commentary:



Now this is my first venture into the world of online bidding and some cunning, more experienced individual has ruthlessly beaten me, shattering my hopes and dreams. I can understand waiting until the closing minutes(or seconds) of the auction for maximum success but I don’t actually understand how this guy (vidarothin) bid. When I initially started bidding (at around 100 USD) it actually took me a number of bids to work out what was going on and I was not anywhere near Ralph’s maximum, thus his bids were cancelling out all of mine. Each time I bid (in only small increments) I was instantly cancelled out by Mr Snart. It was only until I had set what I thought to be a rational maximum (that I wasn’t going to stray too far from) that I finally made the top current bid at approximately 210 USD (max 255.51 USD) in the wee hours of this morning and decided that with 3 hours to go, I could surely go to bed.

Big mistake.

As I said before, I can appreciate the tactic of waiting until the last possible moment to bid, but how the hell did vidarothin, IN ONE BID, up me by EXACTLY FIVE DOLLARS? And what the hell is with the 51 cents? Originally, I used the 51 cents as a kind of trick, (and that the more I think about, the less sense it makes although I guess it made sense to me at 1 in the morning). This one cent margin was meant to protect me from anyone else who bid 255.50 (although I can see now that if that had been the case, my bid would still have priorityanyway).
Could vidarothin at any time actually see my (maximum) bid ? (I could never see Ralph’s and it took me around 5 bids to work out)

I don’t know how this works
Why does ebay expect me to stay up until 4 in the morning (especially when I have got maths camp the next day)

Should I stop whining? Was it fate?

    cry

FAKE EDIT: The more time I spend on this, and after actually organising and typing my thoughts, the more disheartened I feel and i think that I am just waisting my time pouring over every detail in the auction .


So in short: Yes, I lost at my first ebay auction and it hurts.  a lot.
    frown

REAL EDIT: my photobucket/MS paint skill suck

   cry
Ralph Snart

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« Reply #10 on: 04-18-2006 02:29 »
« Last Edit on: 04-18-2006 02:29 »

I first put in a bid of $150 when the minimun was $100.  Each time you bid ($110, 120, 130, etc) Ebay would tell you that somebody had outbid you.  Only when you reached $150 would you have outbid me.

Now, professional bidders wait until the last minute, some use 'sniping' software to place a mximun bid - usually with only a few minutes to go.  I promise that the person who bought the calendars is a pro - not a collector.

$200 was more than I wanted to pay - but I did that becasue I knew the person who bid against me was probably a pro and I could safely drive the price up giving Leandro a little extra cash.  I expected to be beat by a few dollars - like a max of $210.  Instead, Leandro gets $260+.  Although he's parting with his beloved calendars, at lest he's getting some cash to help with is financial difficulties.

And yes, I am eleanor_999   wink
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« Reply #11 on: 04-18-2006 04:05 »

 
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Originally posted by Ralph Snart:
$200 was more than I wanted to pay - but I did that becasue I knew the person who bid against me was probably a pro and I could safely drive the price up giving Leandro a little extra cash.

And yes, I am eleanor_999    wink

You're a nice guy Snart
  smile

 
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Originally posted by Ralph Snart:
some use 'sniping' software to place a maximum bid

And this is cool by ebay?
I can see no way (apart from manipulating the space time continuum) that this could work without the other guys knowledge of my maximum

 
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Originally posted by Ralph Snart:
I promise that the person who bought the calendars is a pro - not a collector.

Then I guess I'll be there when he eventually splits them up and auctions them off separately
  roll eyes   tongue
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #12 on: 04-18-2006 04:53 »

 
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Originally posted by Yak Face:
So in short: Yes, I lost at my first ebay auction and it hurts.  a lot.
It'll hurt your wallet a lot more when you win one, because one won't be enough... the thrill of the chase beats eating it, but damn, that thrill. It's awesome.

The guy who won it may not be going to sell them on straight away. He does have a rating of 903, but he has never sold an item on eBay. Of course he may have other ways of selling things, and that's probably likely, but it's something.

He bid exactly $5 more than you because that's what the minimum increase would have been at the price. He may have put in a bid anywhere between $260.51 and well.. infinity. If he put in a bid for $270, it would have gone back to that $260.51 as that was the minimum increase. So that itself doesn't really point to sniping software. Maybe he was just hanging out for that auction for ages to put in his bid with 20 seconds remaining.

Then again, maybe he was buying it for resale by using sniping software.

Oh well. Bad luck guys, and hope all is well Leandro. That $260 should go a fair way.  smile
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« Reply #13 on: 04-18-2006 05:10 »

^ Oh, thanks for pointing that out, I guess my fifty one cents would have looked kind of bizarre to him then.

So basically, he could have put a huge amount of money on the calendars at the last minute, knowing that in the last twenty seconds of the auction no one would be able to best him, and any last ditch effort made by anyone would have been overruled by his huge maximum.

Damn
Kagome

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« Reply #14 on: 04-27-2006 09:13 »

I liked the one where Amy was pulled over for driving a tank and Fry was trying out laser eye surgry.
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« Reply #15 on: 05-29-2006 05:51 »

 
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Originally posted by Ralph Snart:
I first put in a bid of $150 when the minimun was $100.  Each time you bid ($110, 120, 130, etc) Ebay would tell you that somebody had outbid you.  Only when you reached $150 would you have outbid me.

Now, professional bidders wait until the last minute, some use 'sniping' software to place a mximun bid - usually with only a few minutes to go.  I promise that the person who bought the calendars is a pro - not a collector.

$200 was more than I wanted to pay - but I did that becasue I knew the person who bid against me was probably a pro and I could safely drive the price up giving Leandro a little extra cash.  I expected to be beat by a few dollars - like a max of $210.  Instead, Leandro gets $260+.  Although he's parting with his beloved calendars, at lest he's getting some cash to help with is financial difficulties.

And yes, I am eleanor_999    wink

I either bid myself or use sniping software if I'm out/asleep. If I can't get a bid in with less than 10 seconds to spare then I consider I'm having a bad day  tongue  wink

This guy looks like a professional ebay trader this looks like his buying account, professional traders have a separate buying and selling accounts so that:
a) Buyers can buy from them without seeing what they paid for the item originally since it's their other account and
b) You can leave negative f/b on a seller without worrying about getting one in return: a neg on a buying account is nowhere as bad as a neg on a selling account.

Gorgeous set of calenders btw. Wish I could have afforded them.

Mayor Quimby

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« Reply #16 on: 05-30-2006 15:53 »

they look awesome, i might buy one of them.
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