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Offline 70s_Kid

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2205 on: October 18, 2019, 03:41:46 PM »
I don't know if this one has already made it on this thread... but I am still picking myself off the floor.  Asking price of $1500 plus $15 shipping for a set of the original 5th series in maybe Fair to VG condition at best with the rare borderless Cram no less,  and only one puzzle piece?  This is a $15 set for anyone willing to pay for it at all. This is why I left Evilbay and PayUpPal years ago.  I have an extra set of the original 5th series (one of my favs btw) in conservatively EX+/NRMT for the strict graders, with full puzzle that I am willing to sell to anyone on this forum for a mere $50.  Pictures available upon request of course.   I won't get any takers because it is not that rare, as opposed to what this scammer is trying to pull on the uneducated masses.....  really sad state of affairs.

ps...  this joker rates this swill at NRMT?  So, at least he or she knows how cards are rated.... but spent no time seeing if this swill rates this high or is even on the scale at all??  Ebay has cancelled sellers accounts for much less fraud than this.....  wow!!


https://www.ebay.com/itm/ULTRA-RARE-VINTAGE-WACKY-PACKAGES-COMPLETE-SET-5th-SERIES/122260880703?hash=item1c7750fd3f:g:zAQAAOSwx2dYHU~b

Offline 70s_Kid

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2206 on: October 18, 2019, 03:45:28 PM »
Obviously they don't -- or they just hope that there's a sucker born every minute with enough cash in his or her hand to pay an outrageous price for something that isn't as valuable as the seller makes it out to be.

until the sucker does 5 minutes of homework.... and then realizes that got had.....

Offline drono

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2207 on: October 18, 2019, 08:17:44 PM »
until the sucker does 5 minutes of homework.... and then realizes that got had.....

But the sucker won't, and that's what makes him or her a sucker.

I see way too many things listed at prices that won't ever sell unless a true sucker comes along.  But what can eBay do about it?  They can't possibly police every one of the millions of items listed every day. 

They can't even police everyone that breaks a policy.  I've seen magnets coming out of Asia that were just a scaled down copy of an ESPN Magazine body issue cover, which should be a copyright infringement.  I let eBay know, and they took it down.  Then the seller listed it again a couple of weeks later.  Eventually the people reporting it will give up when eBay doesn't do something to permanently stop the seller.  Even then what's to stop them from opening up a new account and doing it again.  We've even had discussions on this forum of similar happenings with non-Topps Wacky Packages items.  After all, more sellers = more buyers = more money for eBay.

Offline drono

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2208 on: November 09, 2019, 05:01:53 AM »
I saw this yesterday in a survey I got for the Baltimore Comic-Con.  As a software person and survey writer, I know that you should always use definitive answers if you want to be able to completely analyze the results based on demographics.  So I wonder what message they are saying by 1) not using radio buttons with male and female, and 2) giving someone 50 characters to answer.

I answered with: born male, still male, male by God's creation

I left 5 characters unused




Offline ratchet007

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2209 on: November 09, 2019, 08:00:18 AM »
I saw this yesterday in a survey I got for the Baltimore Comic-Con.  As a software person and survey writer, I know that you should always use definitive answers if you want to be able to completely analyze the results based on demographics.  So I wonder what message they are saying by 1) not using radio buttons with male and female, and 2) giving someone 50 characters to answer.

I answered with: born male, still male, male by God's creation

I left 5 characters unused




In today's overly politically correct world I'm guessing they did this to avoid pissing anyone off.

Offline RawGoo

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2210 on: November 09, 2019, 08:03:37 AM »
In today's overly politically correct world I'm guessing they did this to avoid pissing anyone off.

I tend to agree.  For radio buttons, you have to make sure you don't leave anything out.

Offline vahsurfer

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2211 on: November 09, 2019, 08:18:10 AM »
o Wacky Packages
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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2212 on: November 17, 2019, 08:13:14 PM »
Came across this little gem .....and with a checklist?    -- Planet of the grapes 1974?

 eBay  273984375841

Wacky Television Spinoff

Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2213 on: November 17, 2019, 08:23:34 PM »
Came across this little gem .....and with a checklist?    -- Planet of the grapes 1974?

 eBay  273984375841

Wacky Television Spinoff

Wow, great find! Thatís some cool lost history


Offline drono

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2214 on: December 02, 2019, 05:41:16 AM »
$500 for a volleyball and a frisbee???

https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-WILSON-Endless-Summer-BEACH-KIT-w-Frisbee-Disc-Volleyball-Official-Size/303386137789?hash=item46a33914bd:g:2S4AAOSwUG1d48~e

So I went to their listings, and they must've programmed something wrong because everything they've listed since November 24th at 7PM is $500.  I wonder when they'll notice that no one is buying anything.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/wonderdealsplus/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2215 on: January 06, 2020, 05:29:21 PM »
seems a bit steep?  $120 for a nice OS 4 wrapper eBay auction: #372904185648

Offline Paul_Maul

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2216 on: January 06, 2020, 07:49:24 PM »
seems a bit steep?  $120 for a nice OS 4 wrapper eBay auction: #372904185648

Thatís Dan. All of his listings are a bit, shall we say, aggressively priced.
$799 for a 1971 baseball display box. I paid $90 for mine. Etc. He does have some cool items though!
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Offline bigtomi

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2217 on: February 03, 2020, 10:20:17 AM »
Maybe not full-blown nuts, but certainly on the edge of sanity. Nine (9) reissues for $80? Oh, sorry, it's the rare 13th series puzzle that has stickers instead of checklists on the back.   :-\

eBay auction: #184157230244

Offline quas

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2218 on: February 03, 2020, 10:37:15 AM »
Maybe not full-blown nuts, but certainly on the edge of sanity. Nine (9) reissues for $80? Oh, sorry, it's the rare 13th series puzzle that has stickers instead of checklists on the back.   :-\

eBay auction: #184157230244

Perhaps English is a 2nd language: "1975 Wacky Packs series #13 very rare beastball complete puzzle not checklist on back its  stickers rare , Very good condition look at picks.No creases corners good."
Marc

Offline drono

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2219 on: February 03, 2020, 01:13:10 PM »
Perhaps English is a 2nd language: "1975 Wacky Packs series #13 very rare beastball complete puzzle not checklist on back its  stickers rare , Very good condition look at picks.No creases corners good."

I'd say s/he beat the odds to only have 9 of them and they made a complete puzzle.  Otherwise, s/he would realize that all of them have puzzle pieces on the back -- imagine how much more rare a find it is to have found 66 of them like that.

Offline bigtomi

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2220 on: February 03, 2020, 02:51:46 PM »
I'd say s/he beat the odds to only have 9 of them and they made a complete puzzle -- imagine how much more rare a find it is to have found 66 of them like that.
LOL

Offline 70s_Kid

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2221 on: February 03, 2020, 04:53:13 PM »
I'd say s/he beat the odds to only have 9 of them and they made a complete puzzle.  Otherwise, s/he would realize that all of them have puzzle pieces on the back -- imagine how much more rare a find it is to have found 66 of them like that.

These Evilbay "sellers" can't do a 1 min Google search to figure out if what they have is rare or swill?

Offline bigtomi

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2222 on: February 03, 2020, 07:52:13 PM »
These Evilbay "sellers" can't do a 1 min Google search to figure out if what they have is rare or swill?
No need! Everything they have is "mint & rare"!

Offline drono

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2223 on: February 04, 2020, 11:22:19 AM »
These Evilbay "sellers" can't do a 1 min Google search to figure out if what they have is rare or swill?

They probably did, found this auction, https://www.ebay.com/itm/402022328323, looked at the backs and decided because theirs had stickers instead of checklists, that it was rare ... and mint.

Offline Bigmuc13

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2224 on: February 10, 2020, 03:42:29 PM »
Hurry and get this super rare 'printing error' sticker set.  I can only imagine the horror when this 'mistake' was found hot off the presses!!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-WACKY-Packages-VARIATIONS-5th-SERIES-UNCUT-Puzzle-Both-ERROR-NEW-PRINTING/164070678967?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

I am sure someone will scoop this up.  There is a sucker born every minute.
Still looking for Series 17

Offline drono

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2225 on: February 11, 2020, 03:46:32 AM »
Hurry and get this super rare 'printing error' sticker set.  I can only imagine the horror when this 'mistake' was found hot off the presses!!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-WACKY-Packages-VARIATIONS-5th-SERIES-UNCUT-Puzzle-Both-ERROR-NEW-PRINTING/164070678967?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

I am sure someone will scoop this up.  There is a sucker born every minute.

It reminds me of some of the errors in the Topps 1973 baseball set. 

https://www.tradingcarddb.com/Errors.cfm/sid/73/1973-Topps

Of course, when you print them yourselves and pass them off as real Wacky Packages, you can print your own intentional errors and sell them at a higher price.

Offline BustedFinger

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2226 on: February 11, 2020, 09:37:39 AM »
Hurry and get this super rare 'printing error' sticker set.  I can only imagine the horror when this 'mistake' was found hot off the presses!!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-WACKY-Packages-VARIATIONS-5th-SERIES-UNCUT-Puzzle-Both-ERROR-NEW-PRINTING/164070678967?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

I am sure someone will scoop this up.  There is a sucker born every minute.

This is Matt Stock sellling these correct?
Giving "The Hobby" the finger since 1999!

Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2227 on: February 11, 2020, 03:19:26 PM »
Of course, when you print them yourselves and pass them off as real Wacky Packages, you can print your own intentional errors and sell them at a higher price.
But also, beware of the forged Fake Wackys. The gall of some people  :-\


Offline Bigmuc13

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2228 on: February 11, 2020, 06:40:31 PM »
But also, beware of the forged Fake Wackys. The gall of some people  :-\

(Image removed from quote.)

Holy crap. people are forging fake Wacky Packages????  That is pretty unsavory. Trying to wrestle good money for remakes of non-origninals.  I think the FBI really needs to get involved here before this spirals out of control.
Still looking for Series 17

Offline drono

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2229 on: February 12, 2020, 03:48:51 AM »
This is Matt Stock sellling these correct?

I believe so.  If my memory serves me correctly, Knight Collectibles suddenly popped up when Make Mine Marvel got temporarily suspended, selling pretty much the same non-Topps Wacky Packages stuff that MMM had previously listed. 

It's just too difficult to police the gazillions of sellers on eBay. I've reported a few sellers for items that were obvious copyright infringements, and it typically takes eBay about a week to get them to pull down their item.  Then miraculously there's a new account that pops up, from the same geographic location, selling the same copyrighted material the next day.  I eventually just gave up reporting them, and I imagine most people who do report them eventually give up.

It would take a large corporation with deep pockets like Topps to report the issue and get all the Wacky Packages knockoffs pulled down to make a change.  I don't know if Topps just doesn't care or if they just don't have the time to do it.  They shut down another knockoff years ago, who wasn't selling on eBay, because of the thick black border around the parodied image that Topps claims infringed on one of their copyrights.  Topps has gone to the thinner borders with everything they've made lately, but I notice these knockoffs are using it, so it seems that legal precedence has already been set and could be easily used to stop these if Topps really wanted to do it.
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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2230 on: February 12, 2020, 07:27:04 AM »
Topps should learn from this that collectors are hungry for more Wacky Packages!! We barely get anything anymore with the exception of the fantastic Old School and the awesome customs offered here. I can't understand why Garbage Pail Kids still gets so much love from Topps and lots of product released continually. It baffles the mind!! Don't get me wrong. The artwork on those are always top notch. But everyone loves a spoof and there is a lot of untapped territory that can be covered with new Wacky sets. CD covers, Blu-Ray covers, logos, movie posters, and plenty of brand new retail products.
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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2231 on: February 12, 2020, 07:56:44 AM »
Topps should learn from this that collectors are hungry for more Wacky Packages!! We barely get anything anymore with the exception of the fantastic Old School and the awesome customs offered here. I can't understand why Garbage Pail Kids still gets so much love from Topps and lots of product released continually. It baffles the mind!! Don't get me wrong. The artwork on those are always top notch. But everyone loves a spoof and there is a lot of untapped territory that can be covered with new Wacky sets. CD covers, Blu-Ray covers, logos, movie posters, and plenty of brand new retail products.

Like all the new vegetarian and vegan products on the market nowadays.
Marc


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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2233 on: February 12, 2020, 04:33:08 PM »
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Topps should learn from this that collectors are hungry for more Wacky Packages!! We barely get anything anymore with the exception of the fantastic Old School and the awesome customs offered here...

Time to get Fleer to rejuvenate "Crazy Magazine Covers"!  Yah!!!  I've been waiting for 4th Series Crazy Covers for 40 years!!!  The art was amazing.  Maybe then Topps would give more attention to Wackys again, knowing what competition they'd be up against! 

(I jest, of course... but shockingly I do still have my series complete 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Crazy Covers w/puzzles in a binder with Mr.Phoney's Funnies)

Offline jleonard1967

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2234 on: February 12, 2020, 08:54:56 PM »
don't forget 1979 Crazy Labels.

Offline drono

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2235 on: February 13, 2020, 03:29:21 AM »
Huh??  Must be a joke.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Worlds-Most-Expensive-Pack-of-Gum-Original-Bazooka-Bubble-Gum/362888557762?hash=item547dd7f4c2:g:HqYAAOSw2bReJf7M

I think it is.  He has two other listings - one for a Upper Deck Kobe Bryant Rookie Card at $50 and a McDonald's poster for Sweet and Sour Sauce at $1000.

Apparently it's a high school kid looking to make some dough.  The McDonalds listing has the following:

Love this collectible but I'm willing to give it up to pay for my senior stuff for high school and help my friends and family out.

Offline drono

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2236 on: February 13, 2020, 03:37:27 AM »
don't forget 1979 Crazy Labels.

Loved the gags, hated the dots around the stickers.  Imagine what Topps would do with this concept of putting images of the different stickers on the back of each one.  In a 55 card set, there could now be 55 different backs and four different colors of dots around the sticker itself.  What's that 55*55*4 different combinations? Ship it in a pack of 10 with poor collation so that you'd have to buy at least 10 times as many to guarantee a complete set. That would really drive the completists nuts!  I'd be buying stock in the people who make those little plastic boxes.
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Offline ToadallyDude

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2237 on: February 13, 2020, 09:52:12 PM »
I never finished my Crazy Labels set.  Anyone want mine in trade for something equally ugly?  Not sure how many I have or condition.  But that's like saying "Not sure how many David Hasslehoff CDs I have or what songs are on them".  Sorry Mr. H.  ... great in Knight Rider, though.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2238 on: February 19, 2020, 08:06:53 AM »
I never finished my Crazy Labels set.  Anyone want mine in trade for something equally ugly?  Not sure how many I have or condition.  But that's like saying "Not sure how many David Hasslehoff CDs I have or what songs are on them".  Sorry Mr. H.  ... great in Knight Rider, though.

Hey! As someone who collects all kinds of parody items, not just Wacky Packages, I have to love my Fleer red-headed stepchildren just as much as the other kids (almost).  ;)   Gotta give Fleer props for their efforts beyond just gum cards with the Crazy Cans, Chug-A-Cans, Crazy Spray Cans, Crazy TV Dinners, Crazy Video, etc.
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Offline quas

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2239 on: February 19, 2020, 08:20:49 AM »
Hey! As someone who collects all kinds of parody items, as well as Wacky Packages, I have to love my Fleer red-headed stepchildren just as much as the other kids (almost).  ;)   Gotta give Fleer props for their efforts beyond just gum cards with the Crazy Cans, Chug-A-Cans, Crazy Spray Cans, Crazy TV Dinners, Crazy Video, etc.

Agree 100%.
Marc