Re: [SWCollect] Fw: Message from eBay Member

2004-05-18 Thread BL
I doubt very seriously it will affect the value - I think anyone will agree that the rising rate in which the desirability of collecting classic computer games far exceeds Drashs that will ever come out of the woordwork Brad - Original Message - From: C.E. Forman [EMAIL PROTECTED] To:

Re: [SWCollect] Personal Software Zork on ebay

2004-05-11 Thread BL
Yeah, nobody wants to bid on something starting at 99, because that will unnec. drive up the price. Brad - Original Message - From: Stuart Feldhamer To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 7:17 PM Subject: RE: [SWCollect] Personal Software Zork on ebay

Re: [SWCollect] And another...

2004-05-11 Thread BL
Omg.. from the auction.. " Classic Video games are becoming the "baseball cards" of the new millenium, so if you are considering making an investment in something rare and valuable, look no further than the holy grail of lost video games. " LOL, what, did he hire a cheesy writer to do the

Re: [SWCollect] I don't like this at all...

2004-05-10 Thread BL
Surely hope this will fade away back to normal soon. Any predictions what will happen? Is this temporary or will the prices continue to go even more insane or stay where they are? Why would you hope it fades back to normal? I think it's great - if I thought that 50 years from now all the

[SWCollect] Ouch

2004-05-10 Thread BL
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=4130364298 from the auction: Note: Brand new with all the original manuals/disks/box, etc. Only came out of the shrink wrap to be photographed. According to the box it works on any Apple II or III. Doh! Not the sharpest tool in the shed...

Re: [SWCollect] I don't like this at all...

2004-05-10 Thread BL
I understand your point Steph completely - but that's the nature of collecting, isn't it? I'm not sure what you percieve my perspective to be, but I started collecting just because I thought it would be really cool to have sealed copies of all the games I played growing up. I still only

Re: [SWCollect] Ouch

2004-05-10 Thread BL
: RE: [SWCollect] Ouch Sorry to be anal, but that's one of my specialties :-) -- Mint sealed is MS not M(S). Hugh -Original Message- From: Alexander Zöller [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, May 10, 2004 6:34 AM To: BL; [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Ouch

Re: [SWCollect] Ouch

2004-05-10 Thread BL
Mint is only possible with S? My old arguement was that M should be a grade alone, while S a modifier; applyable to any grade. Brad - Original Message - From: Jim Leonard [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, May 10, 2004 1:18 PM Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Ouch BL wrote

Re: [SWCollect] Ouch

2004-05-10 Thread BL
Like I said; I gave up on this - there's an anomoly with the scale, and it's not going to change ;) Brad - Original Message - From: Jim Leonard [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, May 10, 2004 2:01 PM Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Ouch BL wrote: Jim, we've been over

Re: [SWCollect] Ouch

2004-05-10 Thread BL
That's been my exact gripe with the scale since the first day I discovered it. Brad - Original Message - From: Freddie Bingham [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, May 10, 2004 3:37 PM Subject: RE: [SWCollect] Ouch I still maintain the guide is confusing since you

Re: [SWCollect] Ouch

2004-05-10 Thread BL
Fred, I think we're talking about pieces here that arn't ASSUMED to be re-shrinkwrapped. Someone can fake a whole box release if the wanted to, including components and stuff, but it doesn't mean the other grades are invalid. - Original Message - From: Freddie Bingham [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [SWCollect] YEAH-HA-HAAAAA!

2004-05-09 Thread BL
Wee-wee. Lol. - Original Message - From: Stephane Racle To: swcollect Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2004 6:12 PM Subject: Re: [SWCollect] YEAH-HA-HA! The corner of the picture has a French flag and something that almost looks like "Version Française"... Hmmm...

Re: [SWCollect] Talk about boneheads...

2004-05-07 Thread BL
Hmp, so you actually caused the other guy to pay 100 and not 10. Hehe. - Original Message - From: Josh Lulewicz [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: 'C.E. Forman' [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, May 07, 2004 11:47 AM Subject: RE: [SWCollect] Talk about boneheads... Heh actually

Re: [SWCollect] FYI

2004-05-03 Thread BL
I'd assumed was the case with all this guys auctions. I didn't assume there would be another possibility in most cases of these. Brad - Original Message - From: C.E. Forman [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Software Collectibles Mailing List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 9:13 PM

Re: [SWCollect] recent crazy prices

2004-04-30 Thread BL
What could he possibly have in mind? - Original Message - From: Howard Feldman [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, April 30, 2004 9:00 PM Subject: [SWCollect] recent crazy prices As has been mentioned, there have been some pretty crazy selling prices on ebay

Re: [SWCollect] B. McCoy

2004-04-27 Thread BL
http://www.playthings.com/index.asp?layout=articlewebzine=playthingspublication=playthingsarticleid=CA62242 Don't know if you would consider that verification, but it's from 2001. Brad - Original Message - From: Lee K. Seitz [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Software Collecting [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [SWCollect] Retro PC game collecting officially became big business

2004-04-25 Thread BL
I think it's great, although some of the prices do seem out of whack. Then again, they're worth what they're worth I guess. After all, they'll never be another "beginning of computer/video gaming" in the history of our world. I don't even think we can begin to understand not only the value

[SWCollect] funny auction of the week

2004-04-10 Thread BL
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=3090926630 I don't know about that, I can get 5 frisbees for a buck at my local outlet store, not $100.. :) Brad - Original Message - From: Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, April 09, 2004 6:00 PM

Re: [SWCollect] Chris?

2004-03-27 Thread BL
It bothers me too, it's horrible. I'm certain that he must be breaking at least a handfull of copyright laws, but as far as the item he is selling, as far as being legal auctions on ebay, the loop hole is that it has his "front end" which he can claim as what is actually for sale, and the

Re: [SWCollect] Chris?

2004-03-27 Thread BL
Not a bad idea (was considering it myself), find out what is going on "after the sale". But is it really "legal" to sell a game even if it IS abandonware? I thought ebay did not allow ANY sort of CDR? Maybe he gets around it with the GRTech Software "Label"? Well, that's the

Re: [SWCollect] Chris?

2004-03-26 Thread BL
Hah, not true - did you look at his other items? He has about 10 of those auctions going at once, andsome are as high as $10 bucks. - Original Message - From: C.E. Forman To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, March 26, 2004 8:41 AM Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Chris?

Re: Re: [SWCollect] Sam Max II

2004-03-22 Thread BL
On MMOLRPG's -- once you get roped into one for a while, and come out of the other side, it's not easy to let yourself get into another. You don't want to - too much time. Same for RPG's in general I guess. For me, I just raise the bar - the game has to completely blow me away for me to justify

Re: [SWCollect] Announcing the CGW Museum

2004-03-17 Thread BL
Great job man, looks awesome. If your ultimate plan is to have the entire mags scanned, I can't wait! Brad - Original Message - From: Stephane Racle [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: swcollect [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2004 3:01 AM Subject: [SWCollect] Announcing the CGW Museum

Re: [SWCollect] Announcing the CGW Museum

2004-03-17 Thread BL
- *From:* Stephane Racle [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] *Sent:* Wednesday, March 17, 2004 11:49 AM *To:* swcollect *Subject:* Re: [SWCollect] Announcing the CGW Museum Doubtful I could do that without incurring the wrath of ZD... BL wrote: Great job man, looks

Re: [SWCollect] Spyware

2004-03-08 Thread BL
Spyware is really common now in days - if you've had an active PC for a while, then suddenly decide to run these programs, yes, you are absolutely going to find a lot of stuff, from tracking cookies and dialers to memory resident programs hijacksyou didnt even know were starting at

Re: [SWCollect] Oh my G*d!!!!

2004-02-04 Thread BL
I wonder what the most valuable game of all time is with this new perfect system? :) Brad - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2004 6:47 PM Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Oh my G*d Lee, Thanks for pointing out a couple of

Re: [SWCollect] Rarity Scale

2004-01-31 Thread BL
I use AuctionChief, which works well enough; I have some 20 different automated searches on an hourly interval, and it works quite well. You can even export it to Excel; perhaps something like that could be considered. - Original Message - From: C.E. Forman [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL

Re: [SWCollect] Talking about rarity/value

2004-01-31 Thread BL
A+++ :) Brad - Original Message - From: Marco Thorek [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, January 30, 2004 9:52 PM Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Talking about rarity/value BL schrieb: Whos this guy? He won an auction of mine, and left this for feedback - he as well

Re: [SWCollect] Talking about rarity/value

2004-01-30 Thread BL
Whos this guy? He won an auction of mine, and left this for feedback - he as well as sniped me a couple of times, grr! :) Wondering if he is on this list.. Feedback: I belong to a very elite group of gamers and we all trade on Ebay! OH YES WE DO! Buyer eriqchang( 219) Brad -

Re: [SWCollect] Talking about rarity/value

2004-01-30 Thread BL
eriq... He buys tons of stuff from me, he is actually a pretty good guy. Has more money than I think he knows what to do with though. Josh -Original Message- From: BL [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, January 30, 2004 8:12 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect

Re: [SWCollect] Rarity Scale

2004-01-29 Thread BL
Well, I've thought of that, but there's a lot of factors involved, like condition etc that will effect prices. If we pioneered an ebay title posting format, then well, it would be pretty easy. Or alternatively, we could only use those entries that have certain information in the title, or yet

Re: [SWCollect] Rarity Scale

2004-01-29 Thread BL
details. I'd be more than willing to work on it. Hugh -Original Message- From: BL [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2004 8:13 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Rarity Scale Well, I've thought of that, but there's a lot

Re: [SWCollect] Need advice regarding a Wasteland purchase

2004-01-18 Thread BL
But I agree that for very rare items the data should be preserved as well, if a game would otherwise be lost, once the original medium is deteriorated. As long as 1 person perserves the data, it can be copied. An original shrinkwrapped box can't be copied. :)

Re: [SWCollect] Need advice regarding a Wasteland purchase

2004-01-15 Thread BL
an impossible rating, becuase NM implies no wrap. - Original Message - From: Jim Leonard [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2004 12:29 PM Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Need advice regarding a Wasteland purchase BL wrote: Is there an auction link you can

Re: [SWCollect] Need advice regarding a Wasteland purchase

2004-01-15 Thread BL
PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2004 2:11 PM Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Need advice regarding a Wasteland purchase BL wrote: My bad Jim, I'm actually a little rusty! :) That descrepency with Near Mint's definition that we had a conversation about last year was never

Re: [SWCollect] Need advice regarding a Wasteland purchase

2004-01-15 Thread BL
Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Need advice regarding a Wasteland purchase BL wrote: Well yeah, I am aware you could do that, but it could be confusing to those who don't know. Well, if they read the grading scale, they'll know ;-) Why assume or not assume any sealed quality on any of six grades

Re: [SWCollect] Need advice regarding a Wasteland purchase

2004-01-15 Thread BL
BL wrote: I understand the scale, there is just the point with Mint Sealed and Near Mint implying the state of the shrink on the product while there's also a modifier for Sealed.. It just seems redundant to me. In essense MS and NM are the same thing, except for the wrap. So why not M

Re: [SWCollect] Need advice regarding a Wasteland purchase

2004-01-15 Thread BL
Ed said: Leaving a game in the shrinkwrap is like buying a valuable painting and then locking it away never to look at it or like having a girlfriend and never kissing her. ;-) Well unlike vintage sealed computer games, you can unwrap a chick over and over again. There's no comparison

Re: [SWCollect] Need advice regarding a Wasteland purchase

2004-01-15 Thread BL
them - you're just opening yourself wide to scammers (not that I'd ever do that.. dum-de-dum..) Anyhow, when I get a shrinkwrapped game (rarely) the shrinkwrap is the first thing to go (unless I'm reselling it of course). BL wrote: Well, I kinda see it as preserving a legacy. How many

Re: [SWCollect] Paranoid seller and tax evasion

2004-01-14 Thread BL
I was like... what? Never gotten anything like that before in 4 years of trading. Was not sure how to reply but after a while I started writing. Both professionally and pretty personal as well, and since he was so paranoid I just felt I had to annoy him.. just a little. So I included this

Re: [SWCollect] Another visitor..

2004-01-13 Thread BL
Welcome aboard, you came at a good time, it's been very active lately! Brad - Original Message - From: Per-Olof Karlsson To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 11:11 AM Subject: [SWCollect] Another visitor.. Hi everybody! J I’m a

Re: [SWCollect] Modern classics

2004-01-12 Thread BL
I ran a successful business selling items for Asheron's Call for about 2 years; had a webstore and all. I actually quit my job to do it, and I subtracted several people to help make a great selection available at all times.. it was fun while it lasted. But of course, as with any online rpg, the

Re: [SWCollect] Modern classics

2004-01-12 Thread BL
Jim Leonard schrieb: Sorry this is a bit off-topic, but it's been bugging me: Can someone explain to me the reasoning behind selling online stuff? No, wait -- what I really mean is, can someone explain the rationale behind *buying* online accounts/items? According to my research,