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Offline Valheru

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Not sure if this is meant for the marketplace or not but hey, it can always be moved to another location. 

So, when checking Ebay today, I came across that one thing a lot of us want, but is nearly untrackable. The 2000 first edition HiG Carcassonne with the 70p-scoreboard. Yes, the holy grail for a lot of members here.
I've been checking Ebay and other sources for almost a year nearly every day. This is the first time I saw one.

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Carcassonne-Spiel-Ur-Version-v-2000-RAR-Top-Zustand-komplett-altes-Zaehlbrett-/351957987530

What follows is a battle report.  ;)

it was moderately priced at 31 euro an hour before the end. I probed with an offer of 33, but immediatly (due to automatic bidding), it was topped again. I raised it until 40. I thought the only way I could probably make a chance (I absolutely hate automatic bidding), is to drop a bombshell 20 seconds before the end. So I did...

91 euro. Again not enough. I raised the offer 3 times in 10 seconds but wasn't able to win it in the end. The original went for 98 euro and there goes that scoreboard  :(

To think of it, 98 euro is a really big sum and probably (a bit) too much than I originally anticipated on but as I said, this was a first chance for me.

If anyone bought it and is a member here at Carcassonne Central (always a chance), I'm really curious what your max offer was. You could always drop me a pm if you want.

What are the thoughts on automatic bidding?

Long story short, what an exciting and tense sunday afternoon (watching football in the sofa).

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Re: He who is valiant may find the holy grail in the Castle of Aaaargh..
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2017, 10:43:14 AM »
56.72 was my maximal offer..... ;)....
But it did not happen, I wanted to offer this price in the last 15 seconds .....


I'm sorry that you did not succeed.

Btw: This was the 4th old Scoreboard I saw on Ebay & Ebay Kleinanzeigen in the last 12months.

For me the Holy Grail is "Le Sac". This Item i never saw on Ebay for the last 2 years  :(

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« Last Edit: January 22, 2017, 10:50:57 AM by BigBoss »
I'm looking for:
AoC rubberized edition+tunnel magnets+scoreboard+cloth drawbag
cropcircles I shrinwkrapped a./or base game with "Kornkreise" sticker
Carcassonne shopdisplays (esp.dicegame.+ Minis ger.)
Echtholztower+Acryltower big Dmaute


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