June 30th, 2015

marcus 2013

Weird bidding

One of the things I'm currently selling on ebay is a generic small bluetooth keyboard with a bluetooth mouse. The keyboard is more or less new, used for about ten minutes, you can buy them new for about eight or nine quid; the mouse is a second-hand Targus model but not particularly expensive, you can get them for about a fiver new.

So far there have been 29 bids and the price is now on £30. There seem to be three different bidders, the current high bidder started when the price was £7.50

While I have no objection to people bidding stupidly, I'm just a bit worried that there's some sort of scam here which I've been unable to figure out. Any ideas?
marcus 2013

Another RPG bundle - Millennium's End

Another offer of cheap RPG material, this time Millennium's End, a technothriller RPG. To be honest this isn't my sort of thing, but it has a good reputation for realistic combat simulation, and the offer seems reasonable.


OPERATIVE'S COLLECTION ($7.95 - retail value $45):
  • Millennium's End v2.0 ($17)
  • BlackEagle Operative's Kit v2.0 ($12)
  • Ultramodern Firearms ($16)
GAMEMASTER'S COLLECTION (threshold starts at $14.95 - retail value $52)
  • GMs Companion ($12)
  • Terror/Counterterror ($12)
  • Vehicle Sourcebook ($16)
  • Miami Sourcebook ($12)

All of these are PDFs without DRM copy protection.

The way that this works is that the sooner you buy this, the cheaper the bonus collection. There are also going to be a mystery items added to the Gamemaster's collection during the course of the sale - not allowed to say what. Anyone who buys the Gamemaster's collection will get it when it's added.

10% of the profit will be going to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Usual caveat - I'm mentioning this mainly because I get this stuff free if I want it. In this case I don't, but it seems a pretty good deal if you like a combat-heavy modern RPG setting. I don't think it's really for me, but your mileage may vary, of course.

In related news, the Traveller offer I mentioned a few days ago is already doing huge business, and the bonus collection has gone up in price. The first mystery extra has been added: A05 Trillion Credit Squadron, which is the the mega big ships wargame supplement.

If you need any of the bonus stuff I'd strongly recommend buying ASAP, I suspect it's going to go up a lot more!