WTF is this buyer doing? (a seller's paradise)

Discussion in 'Transformers On Ebay' started by Paradigm-Shift Prime, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. Paradigm-Shift Prime

    Paradigm-Shift Prime Unit Warrior TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2006
    Posts:
    3,707
    Trophy Points:
    181
    Likes:
    +0
    So I came across this buyer by chance, seeing an auction I was following get up way too high with a day left, this first one here:

    http://cgi.ebay.ca/Transformers-G1-...oryZ4696QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    So I'm wondering, what the hell is someone bidding $150+ in advance for a mib Snarl, I go into his buying history and WOW.

    Here is the new undersized KO/bootleg Thrust for $102.50, I f'in kid you not.

    http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370006184322

    There are other overpayed reissues and kos in there too, I didn't look through his whole list but yikes.
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2008
  2. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2004
    Posts:
    20,314
    Trophy Points:
    322
    Likes:
    +78
    I don't get it. Its his money, if he wants to over pay thats his choice. Perhaps, the buyer is extremely rich, and $100 is like $10 to him.
     
  3. Paradigm-Shift Prime

    Paradigm-Shift Prime Unit Warrior TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2006
    Posts:
    3,707
    Trophy Points:
    181
    Likes:
    +0
    Yeah, I know, you're right. I guess it's none of my business anyways (except in being affected in bidding on the occasion ebay auction), sometimes I get struck though and pause. One other time it was $170 for loose Squalkbox, in auction so someone else was bidding that high, when a BIN one was around for $75. But you're right, as long as it's not me why worry.
     
  4. JBrock

    JBrock TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2005
    Posts:
    766
    Trophy Points:
    187
    Likes:
    +10
    Taking his previous purchases into account, it may be a kid that got some extra Christmas money but doesn't know how to spend it.


    There are some buyers from China who pay huge amounts for sealed Transformers. I have dealt with a few of them and they range from dealers to scam artists.
     
  5. Gnaw

    Gnaw Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2005
    Posts:
    4,548
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    His money. If he wants to waste it so fruitlessly, then let him.
     
  6. shibamura_prime

    shibamura_prime Jumpin' Jellyfish! Super Mod

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2004
    Posts:
    9,406
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +21
    Make that more than one kid, with that bid history. Maybe it was a bidding war mentality. Makes people craaaaaaaaZY.
     
  7. uzi_the_klown

    uzi_the_klown Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2005
    Posts:
    1,116
    Trophy Points:
    161
    Likes:
    +0
    thats ridculous
     

Share This Page