Smurf-Zilla sighting on eBay !!

[Edit] Relisted to http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=310166034...
[Edit] The relisting is at $112.50 and climbing with almost 6 days to go

A Smurf-zilla with a boatload of discs and 6 1/4" x 8" covers - note that these covers are just a bit too small to be used for junior/classic notebooks.

[old link] http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=310162433...
[old]A Smurf-zilla with a boatload of discs and letter sized covers
[old]At this moment, the bid is $52 with a "Reserve not met" showing

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Wow!

Want it, want it, want it. Wonder what the reserve is.

I would hazard a guess of at

I would hazard a guess of at least 200 dollars. It is a steal at that price, but I would not bid any higher than 75, coz I already have the regular punch, would have been neat to be able to win that monster, oh well.

Go ahead and try 75

Couldn't hurt
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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

75 plus shipping is 100

75 plus shipping is 100 bucks, I guess the whole thing must be heavy, though they want to charge 5 bucks "handling fee" for picking up in person, rather annoying.

I went ahead and did, just watch how fast the thing goes over 75.

It's up to $137.50 with "Reserve Not Met"

Egad.
The seller is greedy or has no clue what they have and what it is worth to folks.
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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

It is on 152.50 with reserve

It is on 152.50 with reserve not met, bidding ends today. You sure it is overpriced? I have not seen it much online myself.

The box of plastic covers is the most appealing part of the deal. I do not like the color, but I do have a bunch of paper documents in storage that could use binding with this thing, documents that I would not normally bother to bind with my current punch and disks, since they are just reference.

Ah, whatever, I will let it go this time, I no longer have the old job which would have really benefited from this machine.

The covers are garbage

Check the fine print: They are only 8 inches tall. I suspect they were cut for a specific project - like a training notebook or something like that. They are useless for anything involving "Classic" or "Junior" size paper as they are a half-inch short.

It's up to 159.50, reserve not met, and less than an hour to go.
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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

Update

About 25 minutes to go and by careful bidding, I have revealed that another bidder went as high as $201 - and the reserve is STILL not met. Now I know the seller has inflated expectations. I got mine for $75 and I saw another go for about $100.
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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

Hmm, that's a great price. I

Hmm, that's a great price. I had not paid attention to that product since I am happy with the metal punch I got, but if the monster can be gotten cheap, I think I will add it as a permanent search on ebay.

good eye, I should have paid

good eye, I should have paid closer attention.

Final: It did not sell

Hi bid $201
Reserve Not Met
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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

It has been relisted

It has been relisted, this time without reserve. Do they think they will get more than the $201 from last time? It looks like the same identical item, they should have sold it to the highest bidder from the previous auction.

They still want $24 shipping, seems excessive.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=310166034...

No, the shipping is OK

The punch is a beast - very heavy. $24 shipping is not excessive because of that.
As far as price, I just shoved it up over $100. That;s as much as I would pay for a second one. Let's see if anyone else goes for it. The first bidder has bid very high.
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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

Wow, and 6 days to go.

Wow, and 6 days to go. If it keeps going up so quickly like that, I won't bother to try.

At least I learned how to have ebay email me new hits on my searches, I did not learn to use that feature until this item came up.

The bidder is getting anxious

If you learn to read "between the bids", you can see that the original bid was $110. When I pushed the selling price up over $100, the original bidder raised his bid. If it was me, I would be bidding at least $150. But a beast like this is easily worth $200 (considering its original price is over $800)

Wow, ain't this fun to watch ?
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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

And another bidder jumps in !

With only a few hours to go, yet another bidder jumps in, topping the previous bid of $150 (told ya, dint I ?)
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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

And it's over, folks !!

It went for $239.49 with some last second bidding
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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

Cool, a lot more than I was

Cool, a lot more than I was willing to pay for it anyways.
For that price I'd rather buy an electric violin, currently comparing prices for one.