One dilluted seller

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  1. DeathStorm

    DeathStorm Snoochie Boochies

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    I realize this may not be in the proper category - it doesn't fit ebay or the Junkion rules, so I figured I'd post it here so others could shared in my humor of this listing. Move if need be.

    This is estamated at $750, according to the seller...by whose standards??? Half the figures are incomplete and most are smaller figs that aren't worth that much. It's amazing what some people think they have.

    G1 TRANSFORMERS!!!
     
  2. Digilaut

    Digilaut My name is Drift.

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    Well, the thing with selling stuff with prices like this..if somebody is willing to pay this amount of money for it, can you blame the seller?

    We laugh about it and ignore it but if somebody buys it, that's not our concern, and I bet the seller will be happy about it. :) 

    It's his problem if he won't be able to get rid of the items..after which he might try to lower the price.

    In Dutch there is a saying that translates to 'the price is what the fool will pay for it.'..not sure if there is a similar English saying..but I hope you get what I'm saying. :) 
     
  3. LifePincher

    LifePincher BBTS is the SOURCE!

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    Yea', one man's junk is another man's treasure :thumbs2: 
     
  4. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    Diluted? You keep using this word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
     
  5. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    That confused me at first. I was thinking, "If he's diluted, shouldn't the prices be lower than normal?" I'm guessing he means "deluded."
     
  6. DeathStorm

    DeathStorm Snoochie Boochies

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    Dilute - "to weaken".


    "Deluded" would probably have worked better, but it's still applicable either way.
     
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  7. doomboy536

    doomboy536 Universe Onslaught fanboy

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    Mate, that's not how you use that word. Dilute is applied in relation to a chemical or somesuch.
     
  8. Mister Gone

    Mister Gone Macro-Con

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    I think you mean deluded.

    Main Entry: de·lude
    Pronunciation: \di-ˈlüd, dē-\
    Function: transitive verb
    Inflected Form(s): de·lud·ed; de·lud·ing
    Etymology: Middle English, from Latin deludere, from de- + ludere to play — more at ludicrous
    Date: 15th century
    1: to mislead the mind or judgment of : deceive, trick
    2obsolete a: frustrate, disappoint b: evade, elude
     
  9. ginrai

    ginrai lost with no way home.

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    Ya know its funny that you use a quote from the goonies in your user title..

    and at the same time that movie has a gag revolving around the word Delude

    " I can't wait to get out of here "
    " Really ? "
    " No I was just trying to.. di.. dictate myself "
    " Its delude yourself dummy "


    But we all make mistakes so .. eh whatever..
     
  10. Haloid1177

    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good TFW2005 Supporter

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    Deluded. Everyone gets it. Let it go.

    Anyway, what a ripoff. I pray that nobody decides to buy it.
     
  11. Aernaroth

    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

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    No way, its more funny if we CONCENTRATE our attention on it.

    As for the auction, this WASHOUT must have WATER on the brain if he thinks he's going to LIQUIDATE his tfs for that price.
     
  12. Kup-is-Dion

    Kup-is-Dion Lord Cthulhu

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    He should take that bunch to a vintage toy shop. I'd love to see the look on his face when he see what that lot's really worth.
     
  13. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    I think we should be more CORDIAL about it. :lol 

    :tumbleweed: 

    'Cos you dilute cordial. Before you drink it.




    I'll get me coat.
     
  14. VictoryLeo19

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    this seems like a pretty common craigslist kind of thing. dont get me wrong, there are tons of good deals ive seen on craigslist in the past, but the majority seems to always be people who want to get a HUGE price for literally a pile of junk. I like the line "I dont have time to use ebay" cuz that takes forever.
     
  15. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    Ebay:
    what i love to see in online offers (paraphrased):
    "i don't know anything about Transformers...."
    and then, "i think this is...." and does that for all figures.
    all of that and then has the minerals to ask for 100 bucks more than Toyfare or Lee's Price guide is suggesting.

    and i am all for Grammar Nazis- i make typos myself here, but i like people to use the right word.
    butchery of the English language is only funny if you are Yogi Berra or Archie Bunker.
    lol.
    (one of my closest friends has a Ph.D in Literature and can't spell- love picking on her for that, lol.)
     
  16. red4

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    Habsro buys this stuff back to melt it down for new toys.
     
  17. Johnator

    Johnator 'Til All Are Gone!

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    Princess Bride reference? :) 
     
  18. Kup-is-Dion

    Kup-is-Dion Lord Cthulhu

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    Inconceivable!!!!
     
  19. The_Black_Sheep

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    I can recall quite a few people trying to sell their entire collections in one go when the first movie came out & that trend is just happening again. Maybe they believe that newbies will become obsessed with TFs, they don't know what the market value is & will pay any price... :confused: 





    Honestly, How many people are willing to purchase an entire collection in one fell swoop? I'm not referring to this auction - But to the ones asking $20,000-$30,000 & above. Surely those listing an auction for those amounts can't be serious...
     
  20. Johnator

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