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Cumpulsive Ebay Behavior - 10/15/2011 9:13:42 PM   
Jeffrey H.


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Mea culpa - I've recently been on a tear of cumpulsive game buying in Ebay.

DAK2, NIB, in shrink.
3 copies, (yes 3 !) SPI War in the East. 1 punched and played but complete, 2 unpunched.
1 copy of AH panzer leader to compliment the other 3 that I currently own, punched and played, partially complete.

Someday, I really want to play them all, but I have to admit, I'm a bit of a collector as well. It's a guilty pleasure of mine. This is the first time in my life when I can afford to collect things that I want.

Anybody else feel the same way ?


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RE: Cumpulsive Ebay Behavior - 10/15/2011 9:18:07 PM   
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I totally understand. DAK2 is excellent. What is NIB? Good luck with your games.
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ORIGINAL: Jeffrey H.

Mea culpa - I've recently been on a tear of cumpulsive game buying in Ebay.

DAK2, NIB, in shrink.
3 copies, (yes 3 !) SPI War in the East. 1 punched and played but complete, 2 unpunched.
1 copy of AH panzer leader to compliment the other 3 that I currently own, punched and played, partially complete.

Someday, I really want to play them all, but I have to admit, I'm a bit of a collector as well. It's a guilty pleasure of mine. This is the first time in my life when I can afford to collect things that I want.

Anybody else feel the same way ?




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RE: Cumpulsive Ebay Behavior - 10/15/2011 9:28:31 PM   
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It's one of the things that make this world worth living in.

I don't know when I'll play Halls of Montezuma, Austerlitz, Waterloo, Armada, Dreadnoughts, Hero Quest, Space Crusade, Ultima V, M1 Tank Platoon, Falcon 4.0, Luftshiff and these were purchases of this year alone.

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RE: Cumpulsive Ebay Behavior - 10/15/2011 10:14:40 PM   
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I own two copies of DAK2, 1 copy of WITP, 1 copy of WitE , 1 copy of CNA and found another copy still in shrink. Thought I lost that one...lol
GDW's/GRD's fire in the east and ALL expansions to the series. Will I ever play them? Probably not..I want to though...Im just to apathetic to actually start a game up.... Played them when I was younger. Now I have an evil kitten who sees anything on the gaming table as fair game.....

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RE: Cumpulsive Ebay Behavior - 10/15/2011 10:20:29 PM   
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To an evil kitten anything is fair game!

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RE: Cumpulsive Ebay Behavior - 10/15/2011 10:42:48 PM   
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The worst thing with Luftshiff is that I was seriously passionate about both solitaire wargames and WWI air combat when I was collecting money to buy it. I got too apathetic to play any boardgames soon after I got it and cut out the counters.
Too bad I haven't lost interest a few weeks earlier as at least I would have 140PLN to spend on something that at least looks good on shelf or is nice to read.

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RE: Cumpulsive Ebay Behavior - 10/16/2011 12:37:12 AM   
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I'm a compulsive window shopper on ebay. I drool over computer games, board games and ready painted 15mm DBA armies that I would buy if I had the spare cash.

There is a lady in the UK - Maria from Mount and Blade - who regularly sells ready painted DBA armies. Every week I look at her latest offering knowing that I won't be buying it. Maybe one day. When I win the premium bonds. Sigh.



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RE: Cumpulsive Ebay Behavior - 10/16/2011 12:58:37 AM   
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How much do they usually cost?

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RE: Cumpulsive Ebay Behavior - 10/16/2011 1:11:52 AM   
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You can usually get 15mm DBA armies for around £30-60. Sometimes much more.

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RE: Cumpulsive Ebay Behavior - 10/16/2011 1:44:38 AM   
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Sounds like much less than an unpainted Games Workshop army. How many miniatures there are usually in one army?

15mm is pretty cool and economic. It's a shame practically no one plays any 15mm system here.

Right now I'm dreaming about collecting flat miniatures. Maybe I'll try to make some.

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RE: Cumpulsive Ebay Behavior - 10/16/2011 4:50:47 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Titanwarrior89

I totally understand. DAK2 is excellent. What is NIB? Good luck with your games.
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ORIGINAL: Jeffrey H.

Mea culpa - I've recently been on a tear of cumpulsive game buying in Ebay.

DAK2, NIB, in shrink.
3 copies, (yes 3 !) SPI War in the East. 1 punched and played but complete, 2 unpunched.
1 copy of AH panzer leader to compliment the other 3 that I currently own, punched and played, partially complete.

Someday, I really want to play them all, but I have to admit, I'm a bit of a collector as well. It's a guilty pleasure of mine. This is the first time in my life when I can afford to collect things that I want.

Anybody else feel the same way ?





NIB is an acronym for New In Box.


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RE: Cumpulsive Ebay Behavior - 10/16/2011 4:51:27 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: redcoat


I'm a compulsive window shopper on ebay. I drool over computer games, board games and ready painted 15mm DBA armies that I would buy if I had the spare cash.

There is a lady in the UK - Maria from Mount and Blade - who regularly sells ready painted DBA armies. Every week I look at her latest offering knowing that I won't be buying it. Maybe one day. When I win the premium bonds. Sigh.




I thought you could send those off to China and have them painted for a few bucks ?


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RE: Cumpulsive Ebay Behavior - 10/16/2011 12:37:28 PM   
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You could try that … but you could end up with a turquoise and yellow Roman Legion.


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RE: Cumpulsive Ebay Behavior - 10/16/2011 12:43:10 PM   
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Sounds like much less than an unpainted Games Workshop army. How many miniatures there are usually in one army?

15mm is pretty cool and economic. It's a shame practically no one plays any 15mm system here.

Right now I'm dreaming about collecting flat miniatures. Maybe I'll try to make some.


When you buy a second hand DBA army you usually get around the same number of ‘elements’ or figures. Search on ebay.co.uk and you’ll nearly always find some 15mm armies up for sale.

A free alternative to playing DBA with figures is DBA Online. It is free to download and play hotseat or solo. You can subscribe to play online – but if you want to play Ancients or Medieval games online you are better off with Field of Glory anyway. It's a grand game.




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RE: Cumpulsive Ebay Behavior - 10/16/2011 5:30:36 PM   
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I too have reached a point of being able to buy the things I want. Over the last few months I have been on a rip buying ASL modules and I finally have them all(from Ebay). There is no way I will play most of the games I own(72 at last count), collecting them is so much fun. Oh, and my wife does not mind.

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RE: Cumpulsive Ebay Behavior - 10/16/2011 6:39:12 PM   
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I do play "fields of glory" minitures-Roman army of about 40K and a Carth Army of about 30-35K.....Enjoy it as much as board gaming. Most of mine I paid to have painted. 15mm.
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ORIGINAL: redcoat


I'm a compulsive window shopper on ebay. I drool over computer games, board games and ready painted 15mm DBA armies that I would buy if I had the spare cash.

There is a lady in the UK - Maria from Mount and Blade - who regularly sells ready painted DBA armies. Every week I look at her latest offering knowing that I won't be buying it. Maybe one day. When I win the premium bonds. Sigh.





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RE: Cumpulsive Ebay Behavior - 10/16/2011 8:29:15 PM   
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There is no way I will play most of the games I own(72 at last count), collecting them is so much fun.


72? Better get with the program! I'm up to 160+... and there are people I know of that have well over 1,000!!



But in context of the thread, there are some common sense tricks to Ferrengi-bay, I mean e-bay that a large quantity of people can't seem to figure out... NUMBER ONE RULE --> Don't get target fixation!!! Look around the web for better deals (You'd be amazed at what people pay on e-bay for stuff they can get a whole lot cheaper elsewhere.

Also never trust a seller that uses the words "wow," "look" or "rare" (9 out of 10 times, its _not_ rare and there are multiple listings for the same item on e-bay!).

And use due diligence in reference to the seller of an item. Check out their feedback and length of time on e-bay.

Always watch out for "feeding frenzy-itus" at auction's end! Don't fall for it!

Although, none of the common sense items above apply if you are filthy rich, as some posts seem to imply. *grin*

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RE: Cumpulsive Ebay Behavior - 10/16/2011 10:03:31 PM   
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I had over 300 but sold most of my collection. Now I am down to about 40 or so. I play select ones now. I am to old too spend the money I did in the past. So the games I have now I truly am trying to play(not just set). I stopped collecting.
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ORIGINAL: parusski
There is no way I will play most of the games I own(72 at last count), collecting them is so much fun.


72? Better get with the program! I'm up to 160+... and there are people I know of that have well over 1,000!!



But in context of the thread, there are some common sense tricks to Ferrengi-bay, I mean e-bay that a large quantity of people can't seem to figure out... NUMBER ONE RULE --> Don't get target fixation!!! Look around the web for better deals (You'd be amazed at what people pay on e-bay for stuff they can get a whole lot cheaper elsewhere.

Also never trust a seller that uses the words "wow," "look" or "rare" (9 out of 10 times, its _not_ rare and there are multiple listings for the same item on e-bay!).

And use due diligence in reference to the seller of an item. Check out their feedback and length of time on e-bay.

Always watch out for "feeding frenzy-itus" at auction's end! Don't fall for it!

Although, none of the common sense items above apply if you are filthy rich, as some posts seem to imply. *grin*



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RE: Cumpulsive Ebay Behavior - 10/16/2011 10:11:17 PM   
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There is one true "Gem" out there-Twilight Imperium.  A excellent space/stra/diplomacy boardgame. 


Wish Matrix would make a computer game on it.

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RE: Cumpulsive Ebay Behavior - 10/17/2011 3:25:07 AM   
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You could try that … but you could end up with a turquoise and yellow Roman Legion.



Ya but, you could spec it out as you wish.


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RE: Cumpulsive Ebay Behavior - 10/17/2011 5:12:59 AM   
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You could try that … but you could end up with a turquoise and yellow Roman Legion.




I'm just imagining a traditional Roman Legion looking at them and saying "WTF??????"

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RE: Cumpulsive Ebay Behavior - 10/21/2011 1:26:10 AM   
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I'll be selling on Ebay when I have time.

Anyone want to give me $250 for a mint condition GRD Europa Second Front?

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RE: Cumpulsive Ebay Behavior - 10/21/2011 2:27:42 AM   
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I had over 300 but sold most of my collection. Now I am down to about 40 or so. I play select ones now. I am to old too spend the money I did in the past. So the games I have now I truly am trying to play(not just set). I stopped collecting.


So you were never in the running to catch up to those with over 1,000 games (I'm not either but then again, I'm still in the game! *grin*).


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