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phitter
Bandai FL Burgertime


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 5:38 am    Post subject: Ridiculistings Reply with quote

I hope I am not stepping on anyone's toes but I thought that a separate topic was warranted for ridiculous listings or "ridiculistings" as I like to call them.

My first nomination:

Sears Baseball (Loose) starting at only $55.00

Must...resist...bidding...at this low starting price on such a super rare game.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISA.....:B:SS:US:1
[Archived: 6021837333 ]

All I know is that even if this game is missing the battery cover, it will not affect the value of a game of this caliber.

-phitter
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Rik
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And don't forget: PATENT PENDING! That makes it worth all the money in the world! Mr. Green

(Boy, if they don't have their patent after 20+ years, they probably aren't going to get it... Smile )
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phitter
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 11:31 am    Post subject: Mego Pulsonic II Reply with quote

Nice, but a starting bid of only $39.50? And only $12.00 for shipping! Don't anyone get in a bidding war me - this baby's mine.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8743809244

-phitter
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spacemonsterviras
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of a kind!

More like one of the 20 or so listed in the last month. Laughing
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NE146
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it me or do Nintendo Game and Watches (especially the common ones) seem to be the most overpriced handhelds around. For one thing they are probably the MOST COMMON handhelds you can usually find. Every single mom & pop electronics/stereo equipment store on the corner sold them. Not just in Japan & the US... but WORLDWIDE. So why are they always so pricey? Neutral
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Linda
Gakken Moon Patrol


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spacemonsteviras you get my vote for finding the most ridiculous listing this month. I think one of a kind must refer to the seller not the listing.

Linda
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Rik
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn, I thought the auction was kind of funny, but I just realized he's listed it for $150!!! Reminds me of a time someone listed an MGA Pac Man game for $199 saying it was incredibly rare and there hasn't been another one Ebay in months! (That's becuase no one wants to waste their time selling a 50 cent game on Ebay... Mr. Green I didn't have the heart to tell him.)
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spacemonsterviras
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rik wrote:
Damn, I thought the auction was kind of funny, but I just realized he's listed it for $150!!!


Yeah, I thought it must have been a typo and they'd meant to list it for $1.99, but then I read the beat-up. I love it when sellers describe some tatty old piece of junk as though it's the Holy Grail. I bet it doesn't even have the battery cover. Laughing

Linda wrote:
Spacemonsteviras you get my vote for finding the most ridiculous listing this month


I come across plenty of other items like this, not just games. That's what comes from being an obsessive-compulsive eBay hound. Embarassed

NE146 wrote:
Is it me or do Nintendo Game and Watches (especially the common ones) seem to be the most overpriced handhelds around.


MIB examples often command sky-high prices - $1000 isn't uncommon here in Australia. Ridiculistings, indeed! I own a boxed Donkey Kong Jr which I was lucky to win for a very good price, though it's not quite mint, but the rest (around 15 or so I think) are in various states of disrepair and nakedness. I'm not that fussy when it comes to LCDs, as long as they're presentable. You can find bargains though, you just have to be in the right place at the right time - the $10 Snoopy Panorama has to be the best win I've had to date.

James.
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Dan
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was quite pleased with myself when I found a boxed Snoopy tabletop for $25 BIN... I too had a sweet job back then, that involved waiting for something to do and thus plenty o' surfing... Those were the days!
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Rik
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hehe, I was just about to post about you $25 Snoopy a few minutes ago... And how I was thinking of stalking your mail box... Cool
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Dan
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a Pac Man I almost grabbed the BIN on for $50, until I read closely...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8254699921
[Archived: 8254699921 ]

(Another category of Ridiculisting!)

It will probably get yanked, so I'll fill in the details: Looks clean, shows box & book, free ship w/BIN... and tiny text clues you in the actual item is not shown, it has no upper housing, and he never says anything about the box so that's not there either!

(And the top pic was stolen from Rik!)
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Rik
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hehe, I took care of it in a more entertaining fashion... Check out the auction now (refresh if you just see a picture of Coleco Pac Man at the top of the page).
[Archived: 8254699921 (After I changed the image that he was linking to.)]

He doesn't seem to realize that I can change the .JPGs on my website, and now that there's a bidder, he can't modify the auction to remove the image! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

(Although it will make the Coleco Pac Man page on my website look a little odd for a couple of days... Worth it in my opinion.)


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Dan
Atari Cosmos


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ROFL!!! Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

I was going to suggest this kind of thing, but I didn't think you'd want to muck up the museum for the duration!

But you deviously came up with it on your own, and I never thought you'd make it this hilarious! That pic from Vacation and the caption had me crying!

(You could change the link on the Pac Man page, of course, to make the Museum look normal...)

P.S. Yay! I'm a Red Line! (I wonder if anyone else gets so excited to reach these milestones?)
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Dan
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phitter -- didja notice that that first Ridiculisting you posted was relisted and sold for the $45 BIN? Rolling Eyes

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Dan
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bwahaha, after Rik replaced his pic, our Pac Man friend added a SquareTrade seal to his auction. Talk about clueless!

He's also selling Dodgers baseball season tickets for $0.99 BIN, shipping $2999! Can you say "fee avoidance?" (The auction even says that's why!)

Then his terms say local pickup is free, hope someone takes him up on that! Rolling Eyes
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