Looking for Space Quest 1 EGA.

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Looking for Space Quest 1 EGA.

Post by Tawmis » Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:00 am

If anyone sees it anywhere - by all means link it here (if you're not bidding on it yourself) - so that I can try to get it. :)

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Re: Looking for Space Quest 1 EGA.

Post by Tawmis » Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:56 am

Making yet another attempt to win it on ebay...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0002461098

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Re: Looking for Space Quest 1 EGA.

Post by JasefWisener » Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:03 pm

Good luck!
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Re: Looking for Space Quest 1 EGA.

Post by Fender_178 » Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:44 pm

Tawmis did you win the auction?
FREEZE SCUM!!

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Post by JasefWisener » Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:01 pm

Did you?
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Re: Looking for Space Quest 1 EGA.

Post by Tawmis » Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:50 pm

Nope. :(

Still questing for SQ1EGA!

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Re: Looking for Space Quest 1 EGA.

Post by JasefWisener » Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:10 pm

Sad. I'll still keep an eye out in case I see it.
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Re: Looking for Space Quest 1 EGA.

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Re: Looking for Space Quest 1 EGA.

Post by Tawmis » Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:32 am

Not sure if I should laugh or cry...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VipRq0e6iQ0

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Re: Looking for Space Quest 1 EGA.

Post by the_doctor » Sat Oct 25, 2008 12:25 pm

i dont use ebay often but man i hate being sniped like that ... especially when you can't even react fast enough to bid again

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Re: Looking for Space Quest 1 EGA.

Post by Tawmis » Sat Oct 25, 2008 1:53 pm

the_doctor wrote:i dont use ebay often but man i hate being sniped like that ... especially when you can't even react fast enough to bid again
Yeah there's a tool called eSnipe or something (I'd have to look it up) used specifically for that.


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Re: Looking for Space Quest 1 EGA.

Post by DeadPoolX » Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:06 pm

A good way to successfully win bids on eBay is to always bid with unusual amounts. For instance, say the bidding is up to $30 and you really want this item. Well, instead of bidding with $35, you use $35.87 instead.

That extra 87 cents seems worthless, but most people bid without thinking of cents. So if someone attempts to outbid you -- either manually or automatically -- that tiny amount may save your butt. It doesn't always work, of course, but it's been a useful tactic for me.
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Re: Looking for Space Quest 1 EGA.

Post by Tawmis » Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:10 pm

It's what I do, as well. I always bid an unusual amount of over (usually over 60 cents)... so it'd be like 10.83, 10.63, etc etc. Because people usually bid in dollar or 50 cent marks. :)

However, there's eSnipe which is horrible. See a previous post in this thread where I said I don't know whether to laugh or cry... that was me capturing my bid - was going to post it as finally being mine... but then someone eSniped me.

And my victory was taken away from me in the last 4 seconds, by exactly enough to beat my bid. I am not sure how eSnipe knows the max bid - but it does. (Because at the time I bid and was winning it was 4 bids - the eSnipe came in at the 5th bid - and jumped exactly the amount needed to take me out).

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Re: Looking for Space Quest 1 EGA.

Post by Rudy » Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:32 pm

Here's another trick: bid higher than you're willing to pay for it, lol. In my case that resulted in 30 wins, no losses and an empty bank account :roll:
Sorry about that previous SQ1, Tawmis. I didn't read this thread and didn't expect you'd go for the 1986 release. What was your max bid if i may ask?
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