Epilogue – Week of December 31st


When I saw this guy selling 4-packs for $25 my brain went racing back to Auction Watch #217. I thought it MUST be the buyer of that lot. I saw many of the same figure combinations.

Then it dawned on me that one seller had price tags on the cards and the other one did not have price tags. Why did that bum me out?

I figured it out. I like my stories to have closure. I liked the idea of knowing what happened to that big lot of 4-packs. I was disappointed my story didn’t have an ending.

It also got me wondering what happens to certain lots:

  • superstarsig’s listing
    • I can’t find any evidence that the lot sold. I also can’t find it listed – in any way; broken up or whatever.
  • $30 for 4 figures
    • The seller of this listing became the first eBay Entrepreneur Exchange. But what happened to the M.U.S.C.L.E. stuff? Again, they aren’t listed (or I can’t find them) and I can’t find evidence they sold. What happened to them? Do they sit in a musty basement? Do they gather dust on a shelf?
  • Two of the auctions from AW #227
    • How long would you list your full, ripped 10-pack display case? I know it’s only been a few months, but at what point do you pull the ripcord? Sell several lots of 10-packs and the box separately, right? I guess I’m more curious to see how that story will finally end. The fact that the three figure listing doesn’t have an ending is just funny.
  • diefenderferauctionco15
    • I wonder what happened to his listings. I hope he didn’t think that all M.U.S.C.L.E.-related things are as “tasteless and offensive” as this website. Maybe there should be a UofM support group? (Geez, now I want to put together an all-time crybaby list. Maybe next week.)

Do you guys have auctions or listings like that too?

Speaking of listings without an ending, we should “Damn the torpedoes!

vs.

If a Salmon #167 figure can’t be sold after 125 weeks, then, obviously, the best sales strategy is to raise the price. Obviously.

I want to make a prediction about how this race will end. I believe the listings will eventually disappear. If anyone dared to ask the seller’s about the figures, then the answer will be, “I sold it privately offline. The buyer didn’t want to be hassled for paying $100 for the figure.”

As of writing, there are 137 M.U.S.C.L.E. auction listings.
– “Sold as is, as found condition.” What does that mean? As found condition?
$29.99 opening bid. Guess the lot contents.
I guess these count as good M.U.S.C.L.E. listings?
– I’m sure I’ve mentioned this auction before, but I’m testing out the M.U.S.C.L.E. Fallacy Award on him this week.
How do you think they lost their other fingers?
$4.99 vs. $4.85. I’d prefer both listings having a Coke can for scale.
“They have minor damage and some have marker on them. They are in good condition” I feel like only one of those things can be true.
This guys wasted a lot of time writing, “Class C.” But always nice to see a fan!
“loose, no packaging” I appreciate a well written description that answers any potential questions. I felt like she read my mind.
I like this listing.
Are the Battle Beasts driving this one?
This is a garbage lot. How did it get a $30 bid?

As of writing, there are 3,728 BIN listings.
– The SC 4-pack is now $240. That marks four weeks.
Should I start counting this one too?
I’m sure he’s been AOTW, but this is like enjoying a classic song.
This guy was in the running.
Oh please.

And finally, thank you. Your comments about my youngest’s pictures made him feel very special. If you’ve ever seen someone react with equal parts excitement and embarrassment after receiving a compliment, then you know the expression that was on his face.

I tacked this gif on at the last minute. A heartfelt thank you didn’t feel like how this Epilogue should end.

Based on tomorrow’s SUS and watching Spy Kids, with my kids for the first time, I thought this was a better ending.

She is just so hot; from Son-In-Law to today. Damn.

Did you know she was on the Wonder Years? I did not.

  1. #1 by RedMoaiMan on January 5th, 2018

    Well Racer #2 in Salmon is a listing by “He Who Shall Not Be Named” so it doesn’t really surprise me. I also suspect (but cannot prove) Racer#1 in Orange is by one of his other accounts on e-bay. How that guy still continues to operate his scamming business is beyond me…Maybe he’s bribing one of e-bay’s higher ups…Maybe they’re in on it together, and he’s cutting them a profit on his scamming. Seems the most logical conclusion.

  2. #2 by Chad Perry on January 6th, 2018

    RedMoaiMan :

    Well Racer #2 in Salmon is a listing by “He Who Shall Not Be Named” so it doesn’t really surprise me. I also suspect (but cannot prove) Racer#1 in Orange is by one of his other accounts on e-bay.

    No. You are 100% wrong.

    Yes, Racer #2 is Alex Forbes.

    You sound like an idiot.

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