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Offline Silent Disapproval Robot

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eBay snipers and out of print games, how I hate you!
« on: April 17, 2017, 05:49:34 PM »
I've been having a lot more fun that I'd expected with Tide of Iron so I've been trying to track down a copy of the Days of the Fox expansion as it's the only one I'm missing from the collection. 

I found 3 copies on eBay, one in Canada, one in the US, and one in Aus.  Put bids in on all three and added what I thought was a decent buffer.  Sniped with 10 seconds to go on all three.

God damn but that's annoying!


Only copy I can find now is on Amazon and the wet fart selling it wants $1200.


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Re: eBay snipers and out of print games, how I hate you!
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2017, 06:20:15 PM »
Put it in your cart and keep watching it. Sometimes Amazon's pricing algorithms do weird things to the prices of things and they eventually settle back down.
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Re: eBay snipers and out of print games, how I hate you!
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2017, 06:22:17 PM »
It's a 3rd party seller. I contacted him and he was willing to "let it go" for $875 US.

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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2017, 06:22:23 PM »
lemme see what I can do for you.  I knows peoples...
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Re: eBay snipers and out of print games, how I hate you!
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2017, 06:24:21 PM »
It's a 3rd party seller. I contacted him and he was willing to "let it go" for $875 US.

Well that's very generous!

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Re: eBay snipers and out of print games, how I hate you!
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2017, 06:49:06 PM »
lemme see what I can do for you.  I knows peoples...

Thanks, I appreciate the effort Brant.




It's a 3rd party seller. I contacted him and he was willing to "let it go" for $875 US.

Well that's very generous!

I know!  I told him that I had my pride and wasn't going to stoop to accepting charity.

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Re: eBay snipers and out of print games, how I hate you!
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2017, 06:51:21 PM »
It's a 3rd party seller. I contacted him and he was willing to "let it go" for $875 US.

I hope he included free shipping for that price.

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Re: eBay snipers and out of print games, how I hate you!
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2017, 08:27:20 PM »
There is someone selling a ToI bundle on the Facebook ToI site and Wargamers marketplace, including Days of the Fox. Keep an eye on those, you can find some great deals with patience. I snagged a copy I think it was last year for $35, unpunched.

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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2017, 09:12:30 PM »
SDR - I heard back, and it could be a few days, but I'll have an update for you soonish.
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Re: eBay snipers and out of print games, how I hate you!
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2017, 09:18:56 PM »
I've been having a lot more fun that I'd expected with Tide of Iron so I've been trying to track down a copy of the Days of the Fox expansion as it's the only one I'm missing from the collection. 

I found 3 copies on eBay, one in Canada, one in the US, and one in Aus.  Put bids in on all three and added what I thought was a decent buffer.  Sniped with 10 seconds to go on all three.

God damn but that's annoying!


Only copy I can find now is on Amazon and the wet fart selling it wants $1200.

I used to snipe.  But even then, I was not really getting me what I wanted.  Now I just bid the max that I want to pay, and let fate run its course.  Strangely I find that approach is more successful (for me anyway)
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Re: eBay snipers and out of print games, how I hate you!
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2017, 09:33:23 PM »
I've been having a lot more fun that I'd expected with Tide of Iron so I've been trying to track down a copy of the Days of the Fox expansion as it's the only one I'm missing from the collection. 

I found 3 copies on eBay, one in Canada, one in the US, and one in Aus.  Put bids in on all three and added what I thought was a decent buffer.  Sniped with 10 seconds to go on all three.

God damn but that's annoying!


Only copy I can find now is on Amazon and the wet fart selling it wants $1200.

I used to snipe.  But even then, I was not really getting me what I wanted.  Now I just bid the max that I want to pay, and let fate run its course.  Strangely I find that approach is more successful (for me anyway)

Doing the max bid and forgetting it is far less stressful and it helps keep the wallet in check.  :)

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Re: eBay snipers and out of print games, how I hate you!
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2017, 09:39:56 PM »
Thanks Brant and Moe.

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Re: eBay snipers and out of print games, how I hate you!
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2017, 08:50:26 AM »
Ebay is a den of liars, pimps, and whoremongers...any yes, auto-correct, that's a word...

I so very often want to go in there with a scourge of small cords and drive them from the temple of gaming.

Offered into evidence:  Current listing for Highway to the Kremlin at juuuust under $300.

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Re: eBay snipers and out of print games, how I hate you!
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2017, 08:52:33 AM »
I said it before and I'll say it again. There needs to be something like GoG for out of print games. I know it will never happen for various reasons but a Grog can dream.
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« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2017, 10:23:14 AM »
I said it before and I'll say it again. There needs to be something like GoG for out of print games. I know it will never happen for various reasons but a Grog can dream.

http://www.wargamedownloads.com ?
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