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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2485 on: August 06, 2021, 04:26:00 PM »
I  see another seller has 3 of the same boxes (admittedly in worse shape) for $165Ö..not sure why this seller is asking SO muchÖ.

Well, they have "Make Offer" on it, so perhaps they are just looking for offers?  Sometimes a listing like that can lead to an off-ebay deal at a considerably lower price.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2486 on: August 06, 2021, 04:47:25 PM »
Well, they have "Make Offer" on it, so perhaps they are just looking for offers?  Sometimes a listing like that can lead to an off-ebay deal at a considerably lower price.

Oh I made him two fair offers based on it being 60 count. He declined. I asked why so much. He ignored. 🤷‍♂️

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« Reply #2487 on: August 07, 2021, 02:31:37 PM »
... He declined. ... He ignored.
He shmuck.

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« Reply #2488 on: August 07, 2021, 02:34:22 PM »

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2489 on: August 08, 2021, 06:55:38 PM »
He shmuck.

Hahah. I am fine if he felt my price was unfair. I based it on other sales. At this point Iím still curious why he thinks itís worth 10 times what it should be. Or it just might be one of those people who think 1991 - being over 30 years old and unopened wax makes it rare  :]

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« Reply #2490 on: August 20, 2021, 05:56:16 AM »
     Is it just me or is this just a bit pricey?           https://www.ebay.com/itm/124861580570?hash=item1d1254851a:g:LWAAAOSwIUVhHuXJ

Given that it's a graded pack and who knows what sort of Best Offer he might accept, it seems not unreasonable to me...
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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2491 on: August 20, 2021, 06:34:10 AM »
I do think it is not an outrageous ask. As Marc said, the parameters are within tolerance.

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« Reply #2492 on: August 20, 2021, 02:43:16 PM »
    Wow, ok I am going with the experts on this one; I have three Gai graded packs to put on Ebay.  Thanks guys.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2493 on: August 25, 2021, 12:41:54 PM »
Still looking for Series 17

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2494 on: August 25, 2021, 01:43:52 PM »
https://www.ebay.com/itm/363513301115?hash=item54a314c87b:g:lyMAAOSwKHVhIBou

What am I missing here?????

Check out this thread for discussion: http://www.wackypackagesforum.com/index.php?topic=6299.0

The general consensus is that they are very sharp cards, and may get PSA grades high enough to make them worth taking a chance on.
« Last Edit: August 25, 2021, 01:48:40 PM by RawGoo »

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« Reply #2495 on: August 26, 2021, 10:53:47 AM »
Check out this thread for discussion: http://www.wackypackagesforum.com/index.php?topic=6299.0

The general consensus is that they are very sharp cards, and may get PSA grades high enough to make them worth taking a chance on.

Yeah I guess, but the scan or pic of the backs looks like it has been whitewashed.  It is super white and there is a lot of glare.  I think the winner of this auction will be disappointed with the backs of these.
Still looking for Series 17

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2496 on: August 26, 2021, 11:24:24 AM »
     Every sticker this seller has is cropped;  I asked for a non cropped picture of Kook I am betting on a ignore on this one. Why do people waste others time?  https://www.ebay.com/itm/334127223399?hash=item4dcb88d267:g:ym0AAOSws8JhJ8s3

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2497 on: August 27, 2021, 11:47:06 PM »
WTF?:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/122260880703?hash=item1c7750fd3f:g:zAQAAOSwx2dYHU~b

"Man, I'm in carbon freeze for a while, Chewie, and everyone starts getting delusions of grandure!"
(spelling and wording improvized)

Is this REALLY the kind of prices regular sets are fetching now?  Did the pandemic make everyone go nuts?

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2498 on: August 27, 2021, 11:50:51 PM »
WTF?:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/122260880703?hash=item1c7750fd3f:g:zAQAAOSwx2dYHU~b

"Man, I'm in carbon freeze for a while, Chewie, and everyone starts getting delusions of grandure!"
(spelling and wording improvized)

Is this REALLY the kind of prices regular sets are fetching now?  Did the pandemic make everyone go nuts?

The answer to your first question is a definite no.  As to the second question, I'm not sure  :-\

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« Reply #2499 on: August 28, 2021, 07:38:10 PM »
Someone talk me down from the ledge PLEASE! I am a sucker for unopened material. Every fiber of my being is screaming JUMP on this.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/144175898888?hash=item21918da108:g:V9MAAOSwuc9hKsD2

About to jump Jim

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« Reply #2500 on: August 28, 2021, 07:40:09 PM »
Someone talk me down from the ledge PLEASE! I am a sucker for unopened material. Every fiber of my being is screaming JUMP on this.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/144175898888?hash=item21918da108:g:V9MAAOSwuc9hKsD2

About to jump Jim

Outside of rubber bands, that's gotta be about the worst storage technique I've ever seen...
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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2501 on: August 28, 2021, 09:34:17 PM »
Someone talk me down from the ledge PLEASE! I am a sucker for unopened material. Every fiber of my being is screaming JUMP on this.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/144175898888?hash=item21918da108:g:V9MAAOSwuc9hKsD2

About to jump Jim

I donít think that is legitimate. Iíve never seen a cello fun pack without a puzzle piece showing.

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« Reply #2502 on: August 28, 2021, 11:51:52 PM »
I donít think that is legitimate. Iíve never seen a cello fun pack without a puzzle piece showing.

I think all of mine have puzzle pieces showing, will check when I get home.


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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2504 on: September 02, 2021, 12:20:29 PM »
I think all of mine have puzzle pieces showing, will check when I get home.

Verified - all of mine have a puzzle piece showing, some with the checklist facing out, some with the puzzle piece facing out.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2505 on: September 02, 2021, 12:40:29 PM »
Not trying to open a can of worms, but have other collectors had problems with RonnieRocker? I have considered bidding on one or two of his itemsÖ

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« Reply #2506 on: September 02, 2021, 02:10:30 PM »
Good Ol' Ronnie Rocker never fails to impress with his "quality" wackys!!  I wouldn't stick this on the spokes of my Huffy as a 10 year old!



That one looks like it came out of the spokes of a Huffy.


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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2507 on: September 03, 2021, 09:16:15 AM »
Not trying to open a can of worms, but have other collectors had problems with RonnieRocker? I have considered bidding on one or two of his itemsÖ
Not sure if this is the same Ronnie Rocker who used to post here on this forum and Greg's forum or not.  That being said, I think most of the items he has listed are over-priced.  He does have a very nicely centered Choke Wagon for sale but I don't think it is worth $175.  But it does look like he has "Best Offer" option on most everything so maybe you can get a good deal?
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« Reply #2508 on: September 03, 2021, 09:54:49 AM »
Not trying to open a can of worms, but have other collectors had problems with RonnieRocker? I have considered bidding on one or two of his itemsÖ
I remember that name in connection with a controversial character back in the days of Gregís old forum, but canít remember if he was a forum member, eBay seller or both.  Is he the same guy who always claimed to be terminally ill, at deathís door, etc?  Had long hair, was a metal head, looked a little like Nigel from Spinal Tap?

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« Reply #2509 on: September 03, 2021, 10:03:10 AM »

Not sure if this is the same Ronnie Rocker who used to post here on this forum and Greg's forum or not.

I suspect this IS the one & only Ronnie Rocker.  His profile says "Member since: Mar-06-00"

I remember that name in connection with a controversial character back in the days of Gregís old forum, but canít remember if he was a forum member, eBay seller or both.  Is he the same guy who always claimed to be terminally ill, at deathís door, etc?  Had long hair, was a metal head, looked a little like Nigel from Spinal Tap?

I believe his name was Ron - but a different person.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2510 on: September 03, 2021, 10:08:59 AM »
I judge each auction on its own merit (hopefully based on decent photos), but would prefer to do business with people who have earned a good reputation.

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« Reply #2511 on: September 03, 2021, 11:37:39 AM »
I remember that name in connection with a controversial character back in the days of Gregís old forum, but canít remember if he was a forum member, eBay seller or both.  Is he the same guy who always claimed to be terminally ill, at deathís door, etc?  Had long hair, was a metal head, looked a little like Nigel from Spinal Tap?

No, that was RonZombie. Ronnie Rocker came along about ten years earlier.

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« Reply #2512 on: September 03, 2021, 11:40:41 AM »
I judge each auction on its own merit (hopefully based on decent photos), but would prefer to do business with people who have earned a good reputation.

About 20 years ago, Ronnie was taking a steady beating on the Forum for selling overpriced items. Some of his current listings seem more in line than others. I would make full use of the Zoom In feature.

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« Reply #2513 on: September 03, 2021, 12:04:37 PM »
No, that was RonZombie. Ronnie Rocker came along about ten years earlier.
Ah yes, now I remember, thanks for that.  RonZombie was the one posting on the forum.  Ronnie Rocker was mentioned a lot, but I donít remember any forum participation from him.  Must have been mostly eBay ludicrosity similar to the $10 Truant retrieved from a washing machine.

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« Reply #2514 on: September 03, 2021, 05:32:13 PM »
No, that was RonZombie. Ronnie Rocker came along about ten years earlier.

I had conflated those two as well, thanks for deconflating them!

And thanks to MoldRush for the detailed description of RonZombie. The Nigel/Spinal Tap reference really brought it home!

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« Reply #2515 on: September 03, 2021, 05:45:26 PM »
Ron Z is basically a good guy. Unfortunately he made a few mistakes and had a hard time putting them behind him.

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« Reply #2516 on: September 03, 2021, 08:26:47 PM »
I had conflated those two as well, thanks for deconflating them!

And thanks to MoldRush for the detailed description of RonZombie. The Nigel/Spinal Tap reference really brought it home!
I figured that reference might click.  Not a dead ringer for Christopher Guest, just a similar overall look to Nigel in character.  He did look a bit pale and sickly, so his story seemed credible early on.

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« Reply #2517 on: September 03, 2021, 08:29:34 PM »
Ron Z is basically a good guy. Unfortunately he made a few mistakes and had a hard time putting them behind him.
Yeah I remember him being harmless for the most part, once the melodrama passed.  Then later he passed the baton to Wackim (Joe?), who took over as the main forum weirdo.

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« Reply #2518 on: September 03, 2021, 08:53:18 PM »
Yeah I remember him being harmless for the most part, once the melodrama passed.  Then later he passed the baton to Wackim (Joe?), who took over as the main forum weirdo.

I saw Ron at a show once. He seemed to get along with everyone just fine. But I admit I laughed aloud seeing Wackim referenced in the "Are These People Nuts?" thread.

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« Reply #2519 on: September 03, 2021, 08:55:29 PM »
I saw Ron at a show once. He seemed to get along with everyone just fine. But I admit I laughed aloud seeing Wackim referenced in the "Are These People Nuts?" thread.

"Wackim"...  now there's a flash from the past!!   :o