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Robert Burke17 Jun 2020 1:05 p.m. PST

I'm not sure, but I think a shipping charge of $465 USD for a handful of 15mm figures may be a record auction

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2020 1:41 p.m. PST

Most likely a typo.
It looks like the listing was ended shortly after it started.
The seller looks to be a new eBay user.

Robert Burke17 Jun 2020 2:41 p.m. PST

I changed my original post to mention a handful of 15mm figures. Not sure why the edit didn't work.

HMS Exeter17 Jun 2020 3:07 p.m. PST

About a week ago I saw a listing for a vintage set of wargame rules. The start price was $16,000. USD

Flukey things turn up in there from time to time.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Jun 2020 4:55 p.m. PST

I'm guessing it was meant to be $4.65 USD

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Jun 2020 5:52 a.m. PST

Accidents happen. I certainly have my share of typos. At least my share.

And, of course, people do sometimes overestimate the value of their stuff.

Occasionally, exorbitant prices through third party sellers are a means for criminals to launder payments. It's not even a new thing due to eBay online sales.

At in person auctions, you start participating in regular bidding. Then you and a confederate run the price up so you can make your payment. The seller will usually have a few items up as cover and also as a fallback.

Criminals have even had "disputes" over whether or not the item selling for more than the agreed upon price to an uninvolved party constitutes payment.

We live in an interesting world.

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