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#14112
Got my first set today - Deluxe Room 8 Years, 2 Months ago  
Very excting got my first set arrived today. A Deluxe Room off ebay by the slow boat from Canada to Australia.

I'd love to support Dwarven Forge by buying sets off them, but I can save so much money on ebay. Not because the second hand sets are much cheaper than new, but the postage ebayer's quote me is always much less than direct from Dwarven Forge. In this case surface was much cheaper, but even airmail quotes are usually significantly cheaper.

I did buy almost all of my DF mini's direct and have pre-ordered Cavern set plus some misc individual pieces.
Right now I am trying to decide if I buy 3 Cavernous lakes to take advantage of the $40 off plus extra water pieces or 2 Lakes (no extra water) plus a Den of Evil.

Can't wait to get home tonight and set up a Deluxe Room!
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#14113
Got my first set today - Deluxe Room 8 Years, 2 Months ago  
Well I would look at it this way- the Cavern sets will be around a while. DoE is a limited run of 1500 sets at which point the molds will be broken.

I would get the DoE- after they are sold out I would expect them to run a premium on EBay in the not too distant future after that.
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#14114
Got my first set today - Deluxe Room 8 Years, 2 Months ago  
Let us know how the building went and perhaps post some pics over on Cool Photos. :)
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62 sets and counting. In addition, a boatload of individual pieces or sets of pieces.
 
#14115
Got my first set today - Deluxe Room 8 Years, 2 Months ago  
Well there is obviously no right or wrong answer for this one.

That being said, I personally would take the extra 15 pieces of Cavernous Lake for $89 US anytime.
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#14116
Got my first set today - Deluxe Room 8 Years, 2 Months ago  
Well discovered one of the quirks and dangers of using ebay. My "Deluxe Room Set" has an number of interesting components.

It only has 4 (not 6) of the walls with torch holders. And only 4 lit torches (No unlit ones)
Also there are only 2 (not 5) regular straight walls

Everything else ment to be in the set is there.
Plus there are an extra 4 (10 instead of 6) corner pieces

So I guess I'm a little behind overall but I guess not too bad considering it's total price delivered was a lot less than buying new. Certainly not the "Totally Mint!" advertised on ebay.
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Medieval Building - Orig, Exp. Sci-Fi - Starter, Passages, Alpha, 2 x Beta
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#14117
Got my first set today - Deluxe Room 8 Years, 2 Months ago  
Waza;

You might want to consider blowing the whistle on the vendor to eBay management and in your feedback. But first, contact the vendor and see if they'll make good on that "Totally Mint!" decree. Remind him that you KNOW what's supposed to be in there.

Caveat Emptor? Uh-uh; Caveat Venditor! (Let the Seller Beware; DON'T screw with the buyers!)

See ya!

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#14118
Got my first set today - Deluxe Room 8 Years, 2 Months ago  
I will certainly take it up with the seller. It's not just that I know the correct contents, it's in the original box so it is printed on the side! (A side note here it was interesting to see the August 2000 Dwarven Forge catalogue that came in the box)

However that being said I doubt that I have much leverage and am really relying on sellers good will for any action. Unfortuneately because I am so far away, had a partiucularly slow postage and saved pennies by taking the cheaper postage option I am past the 60 day limit for reporting to ebay. I am still within the 90 day limit for leaving negative feedback, but that is really only a threat if the seller is an ongoing active seller.

I have had pretty good experience with ebay but this reminds me of another situtation where product wasn't as described but it was still better to keep than return. Just have to see what happens.
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Caverns - 2 x Original, Passages, 3x Chasm, River, 3 x Lake, Lake Exp. DoE- Orig, Wicked, Room.
Medieval Building - Orig, Exp. Sci-Fi - Starter, Passages, Alpha, 2 x Beta
Mini's - Skele War Band +, Orc Raid Party ++, Lizardmen Tribe
 
#14119
Got my first set today - Deluxe Room 8 Years, 2 Months ago  
Ouch, yeah, that is annoying. I like Ebay, but there is always a sense of gambling with it. Even feedback is a bit of a joke, because a lot of people (like me) don't like leaving negative feedback bc you risk getting it back even if you were in the right. Can you imagine the hit your own fb rating would take if you left this guy a negative and then he left one for you? And you didn't do anything wrong! It's just irritating.

Definitely ask nicely about the missing stuff, then leave him on your private shit list. Or just leave a neutral feedback saying it arrived promptly and the guy was ok, but that the listing was inaccurate when it said "mint."

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#14120
Got my first set today - Deluxe Room 8 Years, 2 Months ago  
Ouch, yeah, that is annoying. I like Ebay, but there is always a sense of gambling with it. Even feedback is a bit of a joke, because a lot of people (like me) don't like leaving negative feedback bc you risk getting it back even if you were in the right. Can you imagine the hit your own fb rating would take if you left this guy a negative and then he left one for you? And you didn't do anything wrong! It's just irritating.

Definitely ask nicely about the missing stuff, then leave him on your private shit list. Or just leave a neutral feedback saying it arrived promptly and the guy was ok, but that the listing was inaccurate when it said "mint."

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Why i make sure they leave feedback for me first, i complain loadly to them that, i am a buyer, if i have paid for my stuff in a timely fassion, my part is done, it is time for you to leave feedback for me I have done my part in the transaction.

And then if they screw up I nail them.

I have been called a complainer and proud of it!
"Check feedback he leaves for others. Chronic complainer."
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#14121
Got my first set today - Deluxe Room 8 Years, 2 Months ago  
I confess, I never leave feedback first. Even as a seller.

If someone pays, they have done MOSTLY what they need to do.

But I can imagine a scenario where someone pays me, I send them their item, and then they come up with some story about how I @#$@#ed them. I only leave feedback after they've proven themselves sane.

Granted, they don't have ot leave feedback. But I leave time to see if they are going to make a big fuss about things.

I once sold some fragile terrain I made with HA, and I insured it, and packed it with peanuts as safely as I could. I told the guy everything, and promised him a refund if there was a problem.

Then, in his (neutral) feedback, he complains that it was broken and I should have packed it with bubble wrap (so it sounds like I just tossed it in a box)

He never contacted me, never asked for a refund, just left the feedback. So I never left him any. He didn't do anything terribly wrong, but I resented the fact that he didn't come to me, take advantage of the fact that it was insured, and instead just made it look like I was a careless seller. He was, all in all, pretty cool about it. But still -- just in case I get someone crazy, I never leave positive feedback just in case they turn out to be a nut, I want to have the option of leaving feedback that indicates as much....

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#14122
Got my first set today - Deluxe Room 8 Years, 2 Months ago  
I hate it when I buy something, pay for it, and don't get feedback. If it's still the same way, ebay's guidelines were:

1) post the item
2) bid
3) auction ends and parties are notified
4) buyer pays for item
5) seller leaves feedback and ships it
6) buyer receives item and leaves feedback after issues (if any) are resolved

As a buyer, I do not like to be punished because someone else didn't do their thing properly. As a result, I *never* buy stuff on eBay that I could get normally somewhere else. I only get hard to find, out of print stuff.
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#14123
Got my first set today - Deluxe Room 8 Years, 2 Months ago  
Well it looks like the seller has decided the 'play dumb' response.
His entire email in response to my issues fully listed out to him was:

"??? This box was mint and was never opened for inspection.... I never even used this box!"

I don't think he was deliberately trying to rip me off. I think this is probably more case of 'I couldn't be bothered checking, took a quick glance and it looked like everything was in the box and in very good condition so I'll list it as Mint'

Would I have bid on this set if I had known exact contents? - Yes.
Would I have bid as much as I did bid? - No.
Would I have bid as much as I won on? - Not sure, maybe not.
Would others have bid as much as they did if they had known? - Probably not, which means I likely would have have gotten this cheaper.

Not sure if people are interested but I will keep you informed of the resolution.
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Caverns - 2 x Original, Passages, 3x Chasm, River, 3 x Lake, Lake Exp. DoE- Orig, Wicked, Room.
Medieval Building - Orig, Exp. Sci-Fi - Starter, Passages, Alpha, 2 x Beta
Mini's - Skele War Band +, Orc Raid Party ++, Lizardmen Tribe
 
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