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Range Murata 2000 desktop calendar... tsk tsk

Postby val » April 26th, 2007, 4:10 pm

This woman has no shame... She sold this as "Brand New", and it doesn't even include half of the product:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0105067009

I don't know how she gets away with it. I would definitely get neg'd if I listed one part of a desktop calendar as Brand New. I bet she only paid $1.00 for it. Mandarake has stuff like that for sale but it's cheap because it's not complete. Unless you're replacing a damage booklet, most buyers prefer to buy complete products, so stuff like this sells for $1-$3 (varies by item) in Japan. Although, I've only seen Mandarake carry partial products. They don't tell buyers either which is frustrating. I've returned many items to them for missing a print or something. However, in this case, it's much worse. The calendar, the jewel casing, the special slip cover, and art cards are missing.
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Postby val » April 26th, 2007, 4:57 pm

Here's the complete product:
http://forums.zero-type.com/viewtopic.php?t=300
Copied from the above link:
"The set is in excellent condition with the jewel case, mini book, art cards, calendar cards, etc."
I don't normally sell it for that much but that particular copy was signed.

The eBay listing is for the "mini book" mentioned above. The auction classifies it as a mini-doujinshi art book but it's actually an insert that's part of RM's 2000 desktop calendar. It's like selling the booklet found inside a CD without the CD, case, etc and calling it a mini collection of works. Unfortunately, the auction does not have the color art cards which are the nicest part. The complete package is also a nice, well planned PSE collectible for Y2K. It touches on Range Murata's many talents for character rough, design art, small collectible item/gadget, and color art. I guess it pretty much reflects Murata's style at the turn of the century.

Lastly, there's absolutely no way that all of her old, oop and incomplete items are "Brand New".
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Postby asgard » April 27th, 2007, 8:52 am

*groans* one wonders how many of these sellers actually buy from places like Mandarake and JPQueen, to on sell on eBay.

I know there was one seller in particular who would hit up the Comiket site whenever that was updated and buy all the rare/exclusive artbooks for a good price, then hoick them off on eBay for hundreds of dollars (US.)
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Postby val » April 27th, 2007, 9:45 am

asgard wrote:I know there was one seller in particular who would hit up the Comiket site whenever that was updated and buy all the rare/exclusive artbooks for a good price, then hoick them off on eBay for hundreds of dollars (US.)


This is most likely the same seller.. It's ShoujoKa... under another ID. She switches between IDs often.
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Postby Siye » May 1st, 2007, 8:16 am

Urgh... Speaking of this seller:

Look at this auction -

http://cgi.ebay.com/Kim-Hyung-Tae-OXIDE ... dZViewItem

200 Dollars on a USED book is simply ridiculous. I honestly don't know why people buy from her, and KEEP doing so when the prices are so INSANELY high.
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Postby asgard » May 3rd, 2007, 9:55 am

Sounds about right Val.
God hope I never find her selling Numinous... THAT would do me in ~_~
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Postby val » May 8th, 2007, 2:06 pm

Siye wrote:Urgh... Speaking of this seller:

Look at this auction -

http://cgi.ebay.com/Kim-Hyung-Tae-OXIDE ... dZViewItem

200 Dollars on a USED book is simply ridiculous. I honestly don't know why people buy from her, and KEEP doing so when the prices are so INSANELY high.


Wow,

That's crazy. It doesn't even include the slip cover. Interestingly, the same buyer just bought the book from me:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Hyung-tae-Kim-Game- ... dZViewItem

Bet he's kicking himself.
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Postby val » May 8th, 2007, 2:15 pm

Why are people paying so much for this doujinshi?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0114570873

Did you see her Chocolate Shop listings? I don't get it. I have this book in stock from Comiket and I didn't even pay that much for 10 copies.
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Postby shawn » May 8th, 2007, 2:23 pm

Maybe it's time to put it up for auction, Val. Found another one with a starting bid of $50 but with a shipping cost of $150???
http://cgi.ebay.com/Xeno-Emission-Xenos ... dZViewItem
Oh, and don't price yourself too low, Val. You need the money, and I don't think 10 copies can make you a lot.
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