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Ismenio
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Re:Excalibur Mirage, high prices revisited?
« on: December 8, 2005, 07:42PM »
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Ian, if the computer is actually had a Excalibur MIRAGE Chess Computer Phantom 2100 as the title says, US $780.00 was a bargain 

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Re:Excalibur Mirage, high prices revisited?
« Reply #1 on: December 8, 2005, 02:47AM »
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Quote from: Mike Watters on December  8, 2005, 12:49AM   

Bizarre!! $710 and still a day to go.
Two determined bidders with just one single positive feedback between them.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8730489301&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

He was right Ian.


Hmmmm... this auction is very odd, i smell something like a rat {not an ant}.
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Re:Excalibur Mirage, high prices revisited?
« Reply #2 on: December 8, 2005, 12:49AM »
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Bizarre!! $710 and still a day to go.
Two determined bidders with just one single positive feedback between them.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8730489301&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

He was right Ian.
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Re:Excalibur Mirage, high prices revisited?
« Reply #3 on: December 3, 2005, 12:10AM »
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Hi there,

my 47$-Mirage was absolutely naked and meant to be added to a second one which is complete but doesn´t work fine.
I still can´t say whether the 47$-one is fine as the other one is in repair.

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Re:Excalibur Mirage, high prices revisited?
« Reply #4 on: December 2, 2005, 11:49AM »
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The seller is going to make a tidy profit. He bought a Mirage, I suppose this one, for $150 on 31st May. The day after one went for $179 and there have been prices of $264, $356 and $510 since. Steffen bought a faulty one for $47 recently that sounded like it could be mendable.

Unpredictable the Mirage market IMHO, with a lot of newbie bidders getting involved.

Mike
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Re:Excalibur Mirage, high prices revisited?
« Reply #5 on: December 2, 2005, 06:51AM »
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Out of sheer devilment i asked the seller what price he might be looking for to 'end' the auction....and he seems confident of getting in the region of $600-$700 


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Re:Excalibur Mirage, high prices revisited?
« Reply #6 on: December 2, 2005, 06:06AM »
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Quote from: Ismenio on December  1, 2005, 06:29PM   


But, what caught my attention was the fact that the seller says that he will close the auction early if the right offer comes in! Isn't that a break of the rules set up by eBay?
I'm just curious.

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Ismenio


Ismenio,

this is not only a break of the rules (unless you activate the buy it now option)...it is simply stupid. You never know if there is somebody out there who is willing to pay even more...

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« Reply #7 on: December 1, 2005, 06:29PM »
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I just saw on my email that I had an alert from eBay on the Mirage:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8730489301

Since I don't have time to do searches anymore, I sometimes check that eBay sends me. Now the price is already high (IMO), since we still have 7 days to go:

   
Current bid:    US $430.00 
   
Time left:     7 days
10-day listing, Ends Dec-08-05 18:30:00 PST
Start time:     Nov-28-05 18:30:00 PST
History:    8 bids  (US $9.95 starting bid)



But, what caught my attention was the fact that the seller says that he will close the auction early if the right offer comes in! Isn't that a break of the rules set up by eBay?
I'm just curious.

Thanks,

Ismenio
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