Out of the Blue

Wow -- I thought that hurricane had come and gone, but it's getting pretty sporty around here at the moment... I have horizontal rain coming in windows, trees being buffeted in the wind, and the power has cut out briefly twice. Thank goodness for uninterruptible power supplies... or for that matter, thank goodness for brick walls!

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Re: Shameless Self Promotion
Sep 24, 2003, 02:43
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Re: Shameless Self Promotion Sep 24, 2003, 02:43
Sep 24, 2003, 02:43
 
Beware of Norton Antivirus 2004 !!

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Re: Shameless Self Promotion
Sep 24, 2003, 00:40
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Re: Shameless Self Promotion Sep 24, 2003, 00:40
Sep 24, 2003, 00:40
 
Try buying useless crap to raise your feedback. Usually you don't need good feedback to buy unless you bid on Nazi ebayer auctions.

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Re: Shameless Self Promotion
Sep 24, 2003, 00:18
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Re: Shameless Self Promotion Sep 24, 2003, 00:18
Sep 24, 2003, 00:18
 
In other news: Half-Life 2 Delayed Until Holiday Season.
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Re: Shameless Self Promotion
Sep 23, 2003, 23:14
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Re: Shameless Self Promotion Sep 23, 2003, 23:14
Sep 23, 2003, 23:14
 
Be careful accepting Paypal. Some serious issues with them

I've heard that they've gotten better since eBay bought them out. Unfortunately it's difficult at best to do any type of business on ebay unless you "do" PayPal.

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Re: No subject
Sep 23, 2003, 22:07
Enahs
 
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Re: No subject Sep 23, 2003, 22:07
Sep 23, 2003, 22:07
 Enahs
 
Not using a reserve is good, and bad
The problem with out a reserve is that if someone does it for $101, you gotta(sorta) sale it for that.
Also, you should do a "Buy Now" for something like $350. And point out the fact that new it goes for around $800 for good sale price! That might convince someone to just do the buy now. Your rating is not gonna help you, but that’s life.
Also, if you are wanting $200 dollars, start it at $200 dollars, and really EMPHASISE the higher price for a new copy!!! Show people that this is a great deal, that they will not come across often, they are more likely to snatch it up! As, if you are hoping for just $200, that is really a damn good deal for the buyer! As long as it is in as good of shape as you say.

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Re: Shameless Self Promotion
Sep 23, 2003, 21:11
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Re: Shameless Self Promotion Sep 23, 2003, 21:11
Sep 23, 2003, 21:11
 
I'm outta $4.35. Oh well
Bronc, should I relist immediately or what? I don't really have much to sell that I could raise my feedback with...

Also, I'm trying to get $200 for it... any idea what to set the starting bid at? I definately won't use a reserve auction next time.

If you want to email the reply, I just made my email public in my account.

BTW, thanks for the tips/advice/etc. surrounding the auction. You guys are great. And thanks, Blue, for not banning me for trying some free advertising

There was only one catch and that was Catch-22

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Re: Shameless Self Promotion
Sep 23, 2003, 21:06
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Re: Shameless Self Promotion Sep 23, 2003, 21:06
Sep 23, 2003, 21:06
 
I'd seen some go for high prices, even with the reserve, but I guess I'm just not as lucky/effective/cool/hilarious as the person who ran that auction.

Reserves make a big difference. Another issue is your low feedback. I won't bid on items sold by people with real low feedback.

I've sold everything from computer games to childrens clothes on ebay. When placing auctions think about what day of the week they end on. People may have more time to bid on weekends.

Be careful accepting Paypal. Some serious issues with them. If you need further details on that email me.

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Re: HALF LIFE 2
Sep 23, 2003, 21:05
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Re: HALF LIFE 2 Sep 23, 2003, 21:05
Sep 23, 2003, 21:05
 
we're going to get that HL2 benchmark for sure though, right?
-M][ke
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Re: HALF LIFE 2
Sep 23, 2003, 21:01
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Re: HALF LIFE 2 Sep 23, 2003, 21:01
Sep 23, 2003, 21:01
 
thnx
-M][ke
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Re: HALF LIFE 2
Sep 23, 2003, 21:01
nin
 
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Re: HALF LIFE 2 Sep 23, 2003, 21:01
Sep 23, 2003, 21:01
 nin
 
only the most hardcore of optimists still think that the game will be avaialble on the 30th. One of Gamespots staff made a good call when he said that all this silence on Vivendi's and valves part is simply PR. Good or bad, all the speculation adds up to free hype that all the marketing dollars on earth couldnt buy.

Yeah, I can't wait to hear the impending riot when Sept 30th rolls around. People are gonna be pissed. If Valve wants to score UBER points with the community, they'll release a FREE beta of HL2 on Steam (and only Steam, no doubt) Sept 30th...and since it runs through Steam, they can turn it back off anytime they want.

Sorry to hear about your auction Bunko...the sticker on the front says it includes a copy of NT 4.0? I didn't see you mention that anywhere (although I just scanned it). I'd point that out if I were you.


edit: Checked again and I see you DO mention it. But I'd make it it's own bullet point. Make people think they're getting a hell of a deal like "INCLUDES Windows NT 4.0!!! OMFG!!!", etc...


Supporter of the "A fredster By Any Other Name Is Still The Same" fan club.

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Re: HALF LIFE 2
Sep 23, 2003, 20:41
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Re: HALF LIFE 2 Sep 23, 2003, 20:41
Sep 23, 2003, 20:41
 
should i still be aiming for Sept. 30th?

only the most hardcore of optimists still think that the game will be avaialble on the 30th. One of Gamespots staff made a good call when he said that all this silence on Vivendi's and valves part is simply PR. Good or bad, all the speculation adds up to free hype that all the marketing dollars on earth couldnt buy.

If I had to bet I'd go with the November date that Vivendi seems to be giving the vendors.

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Re: Shameless Self Promotion
Sep 23, 2003, 20:32
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Re: Shameless Self Promotion Sep 23, 2003, 20:32
Sep 23, 2003, 20:32
 
... 30 min to go and I've gone no where...

Guess I'll have to try again...

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Re: Misc
Sep 23, 2003, 20:19
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Re: Misc Sep 23, 2003, 20:19
Sep 23, 2003, 20:19
 
Jan Smithers was Mary Ann to Loni Anderson's Ginger. And just like on Gilligan's Island, Mary Ann (Bailey Quarters) was hotter than Ginger (Jennifer Marlowe).

You're damn skippy! Bailey & Mary Ann... mrowr!

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HALF LIFE 2
Sep 23, 2003, 20:09
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HALF LIFE 2 Sep 23, 2003, 20:09
Sep 23, 2003, 20:09
 
hey, does anyone have any idea of when HL2 is coming out? should i still be aiming for Sept. 30th?
-M][ke
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zipzoomgoogle whaaa?
Sep 23, 2003, 20:02
WarPig
 
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zipzoomgoogle whaaa? Sep 23, 2003, 20:02
Sep 23, 2003, 20:02
 WarPig
 
Did you guys know about this or, like usual, was I the last to know?

This is what you get when you try to go to Googlegear:

Please note: The website formerly known as Googlegear.com is not now and has never been associated with Google Inc., and is now zipzoomfly.com.
To go to zipzoomfly.com, click here.

I had always assumed googlegear was associated with google. There must have been a lawsuit or the threat of one (go figure).


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Re: Misc
Sep 23, 2003, 19:52
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Re: Misc Sep 23, 2003, 19:52
Sep 23, 2003, 19:52
 WarPig
 
Was it just me or was Jan Smithers a fox?

Jan Smithers was Mary Ann to Loni Anderson's Ginger. And just like on Gilligan's Island, Mary Ann (Bailey Quarters) was hotter than Ginger (Jennifer Marlowe).


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Re: Shameless Self Promotion
Sep 23, 2003, 19:25
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Re: Shameless Self Promotion Sep 23, 2003, 19:25
Sep 23, 2003, 19:25
 
talk about coicidence. I just put this up a few hours ago:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2755340273&ssPageName=ADME:B:LC:US:1

waiting for the "POST REMOVED" to come at any time...

-Hump


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Re: Misc
Sep 23, 2003, 18:41
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Re: Misc Sep 23, 2003, 18:41
Sep 23, 2003, 18:41
 
Was it just me or was Jan Smithers a fox?

I always thought she was hot!
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Re: Shameless Self Promotion
Sep 23, 2003, 17:52
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Re: Shameless Self Promotion Sep 23, 2003, 17:52
Sep 23, 2003, 17:52
 
Thanks for the tips, dude. Yeah I figured out the reserve price thing shortly after I set up the auction. I'd seen some go for high prices, even with the reserve, but I guess I'm just not as lucky/effective/cool/hilarious as the person who ran that auction.

And I'm hoping that the 2nd is going to happen


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Re: Shameless Self Promotion
Sep 23, 2003, 17:39
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Re: Shameless Self Promotion Sep 23, 2003, 17:39
Sep 23, 2003, 17:39
 
Two things to learn about eBay, if you don't know them already:

1) Reserve prices are nearly always a bad thing. If you want a lower limit on bids, just make the starting bid that amount. Reserve prices invariably just put people off.

2) 90% (note randomly chosen high proportion) of bidding activity happens within the last hour of an auction.

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