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Offline dentunes

Re: OMG! This is a retro collection up for sale all right!
« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2011, 09:50:23 AM »
Quote from seller:

On 27-Apr-11 at 18:44:54 AEST, seller added the following information:
 Hi everyone and thanks for viewing my listing.

I have noticed that this listing has made it's way onto a whole heap of websites around the world which is very flattering but I am now starting to realize that perhaps it was not a very good move on my part to advertise like this. The listing has generated a bit of heat around some forums and due to the amount of views and the high res photo's, it is chewing up my web hosting bandwidth (the pics are hosted on my own site external to ebay)

I'd like the buyer to be happy with their purchase and I have not described the collection to a very good standard at all, some systems don't work some do - some are in great condition, some are not etc...

With that said, I have decided to drop the listing for now and decide how best to go about doing this again.

My apologies for any inconvenience.

Lastly, thankyou for all the kind comments people have emailed through.





......oops!!!!! Did I start the forums off?????????? lol
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Offline drHirudo

Re: OMG! This is a retro collection up for sale all right!
« Reply #31 on: April 27, 2011, 10:54:09 AM »
Quote from: dentunes;633870
Quote from seller:

With that said, I have decided to drop the listing for now and decide how best to go about doing this again.

My apologies for any inconvenience.

I was going to buy it. Damn. The only difficulty would be renting a truck for a month and traveling to his place and back (roughly 30,000 kms).

Offline TheDaddy

Re: OMG! This is a retro collection up for sale all right!
« Reply #32 on: April 27, 2011, 01:58:42 PM »
That is an amazing collection!
Has anyone managed to save the pictures I wanted to show them to a friend of mine...
 

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Re: OMG! This is a retro collection up for sale all right!
« Reply #33 on: April 27, 2011, 02:56:32 PM »
Quote from: dentunes;633870
Quote from seller:

On 27-Apr-11 at 18:44:54 AEST, seller added the following information:
 Hi everyone and thanks for viewing my listing.

I have noticed that this listing has made it's way onto a whole heap of websites around the world which is very flattering but I am now starting to realize that perhaps it was not a very good move on my part to advertise like this. The listing has generated a bit of heat around some forums and due to the amount of views and the high res photo's, it is chewing up my web hosting bandwidth (the pics are hosted on my own site external to ebay)

I'd like the buyer to be happy with their purchase and I have not described the collection to a very good standard at all, some systems don't work some do - some are in great condition, some are not etc...

With that said, I have decided to drop the listing for now and decide how best to go about doing this again.

My apologies for any inconvenience.

Lastly, thankyou for all the kind comments people have emailed through.





......oops!!!!! Did I start the forums off?????????? lol


Sorry, I linked it to a Sci Fi forum to use in a debate on collecting.  You had a bunch of Doctor Who fans drooling all over it too.  :)

If I was you I'd break it up into different lots.  I'm sure you'll make more money that way and you can even ship some of the smaller items in order to reach a larger audience.

Good luck.
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Offline Jiffy

Re: OMG! This is a retro collection up for sale all right!
« Reply #34 on: April 27, 2011, 03:36:52 PM »
Quote from: Darrin;633901
Sorry, I linked it to a Sci Fi forum to use in a debate on collecting.  
If I was you I'd break it up into different lots.  I'm sure you'll make more money that way and you can even ship some of the smaller items in order to reach a larger audience.

Good luck.

You did notice Dentunes is not the seller but merely quoted the message the seller ended the auction with?
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Offline Lando

Re: OMG! This is a retro collection up for sale all right!
« Reply #35 on: April 27, 2011, 04:35:00 PM »
I don't think the seller quite grasped the concept of selling on eBay.  More exposure = more views = more bids = more money.

Ending the auction because it is being viewed too much??  It's like cancelling a TV show because it has too many viewers.
 

Offline TheBilgeRat

Re: OMG! This is a retro collection up for sale all right!
« Reply #36 on: April 27, 2011, 05:21:04 PM »
Quote from: Lando;633926
I don't think the seller quite grasped the concept of selling on eBay.  More exposure = more views = more bids = more money.

Ending the auction because it is being viewed too much??  It's like cancelling a TV show because it has too many viewers.

According to the seller:

"The listing has generated a bit of heat around some forums and due to  the amount of views and the high res photo's, it is chewing up my web  hosting bandwidth (the pics are hosted on my own site external to ebay)"

Maybe its costing too much?  I don't know - doesn't make any sense to me either.  With the money you'd get, should easily pay for any oversight :D
 

Offline Amiduffer

Re: OMG! This is a retro collection up for sale all right!
« Reply #37 on: April 27, 2011, 07:13:26 PM »
Quote from: TheBilgeRat;633936
According to the seller:

"The listing has generated a bit of heat around some forums and due to  the amount of views and the high res photo's, it is chewing up my web  hosting bandwidth (the pics are hosted on my own site external to ebay)"

Maybe its costing too much?  I don't know - doesn't make any sense to me either.  With the money you'd get, should easily pay for any oversight :D


Hell. The money he would have made would easily cover the few days it was posted! Plus, why go to all the trouble to put all your material out on the lawn, and risk your neck climbing up on your roof in order to photograph it, just to pull out because a lot of people are looking at the pictures! Silly.
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Offline Franko

Re: OMG! This is a retro collection up for sale all right!
« Reply #38 on: April 27, 2011, 07:31:28 PM »
The guy had to withdraw the sale for the simple reason he ran out of monthly bandwith on his server and the pics could no longer be displayed... :)

He should have uploaded them to PhotoBucket or somewhere like that where it wouldn't have affected his broadband allowance... :)

Don't think he thought it was going to get the attention it did though... :)
 

Offline paul1981

Re: OMG! This is a retro collection up for sale all right!
« Reply #39 on: April 27, 2011, 10:56:42 PM »
Can someone upload those pictures again?  I can't find them anywhere... I missed it ARGHH!
 

Offline dentunes

Re: OMG! This is a retro collection up for sale all right!
« Reply #40 on: April 27, 2011, 10:56:49 PM »
Definitely wasn't my listing. If it was mine I would sell it all separately and, as another poster said, take a month off. There would have been more than enough money in that bunch to warrant it.
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Offline dentunes

Re: OMG! This is a retro collection up for sale all right!
« Reply #41 on: April 27, 2011, 10:58:31 PM »
Quote from: paul1981;633996
Can someone upload those pictures again?  I can't find them anywhere... I missed it ARGHH!
I'll post them onto my MobileMe site when I get home. They are pretty big pictures so i won't keep them there long.
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Offline Claw22000

Re: OMG! This is a retro collection up for sale all right!
« Reply #42 on: April 27, 2011, 11:19:17 PM »
Quote from: TheDaddy;633895
That is an amazing collection!
Has anyone managed to save the pictures I wanted to show them to a friend of mine...


I would like copies of these aswell.
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Offline Argo

Re: OMG! This is a retro collection up for sale all right!
« Reply #43 on: April 27, 2011, 11:53:13 PM »
Times like this I'm glad I'm poor.
 

Offline dentunes

Re: OMG! This is a retro collection up for sale all right!
« Reply #44 on: April 28, 2011, 12:52:52 PM »
I have uploaded the pics to mo MobileMe Gallery. You can see them at:

http://gallery.me.com/dtolo#100058
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