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What happens in Pennsylvania, stays in Pennsylvania - the Morphys Auction Saga Part 2

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For the last time...

For the last time, that wasn't a vampire movie! :)

Anyway, great write up. The whole weekend was so awesome. A couple of people have said that they were NOT charged the sales tax after all so I wonder what's up with that? And one auction result was actually overturned after the fact, which I didn't think could be done.

Btw, there are a TON of pictures in the gallery and probably more coming soon so go take a look at those. In addition to what was auctioned off, there's lots of other stuff including neat things that were just on consignment there. Lots to see....

"This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
Onyx Blackman
Principal, Flatpoint High

NekroDave's picture
Posted by NekroDave on 17 November, 2009 - 22:10
Books

Are the book still available?

LF

Leonardo Flores
CollectionDX Staff Writer-West Coast Bureau

Showapop's picture
Posted by Showapop on 18 November, 2009 - 12:14
Overturned

The item that was overturned was the Etarnal Heroes Dynarobo, which I ended up getting. I intended to bid $75 on it, but raised my hand just a second after someone else did, and the auctioneer took that to mean that I bid $100. I didn't say anything at the time because someone outbid me at $125 almost immediately.

But then it turns out that the person online only actually bid $100 and not $125, and I won the auction as the bidder who first bid $100. But then I only meant to bid $75...

In the end I got the item (because the auctioneer declared me the winner, even though I wasn't technically the high bidder) at a price of $75 (because that's I bid). It was ever so slightly cluster-f****d.

I'm happy to have the Dynarobo, but I do feel sorry for the online bidder who should have won the item. If he or she happens to read this and still wants the item they can contact me at zambo.ace@gmail.com and we can work something out.

ZA's picture
Posted by ZA on 18 November, 2009 - 17:16
Scratch that, reverse it..

Huh. That's interesting! Because that's not what I was referring to. I was referring to lot #174, the 2 giant sized Godzillas from S7. They initially sold for a measly $75. A friend of mine was supposed to be called by the phone representative before the lot came up, but she didn't call. However, he had previously faxed in a bid of $100. So, he managed to call them up and get the outcome reversed.

That is weird that you somehow managed to win a lot with the second highest bid, though!

"This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
Onyx Blackman
Principal, Flatpoint High

NekroDave's picture
Posted by NekroDave on 18 November, 2009 - 20:51
So what sort of Modern toys

So what sort of Modern toys were in the collection? How recent are we talking about?
Looks like it was a really interesting event

irregularcog's picture
Posted by irregularcog on 18 November, 2009 - 20:16
Modern

The best example of modern toys was probably the lot with SOC Ideon, Xabungle and Battle Fever Robo, which went for $100.

ZA's picture
Posted by ZA on 18 November, 2009 - 22:43
Modern

Yeah, I had a low bid of $75 on that SOC Ideon lot thinking it was a long shot at best - that it "had" to go much much higher. Now I feel a bit foolish that I didn't muster up another extra $25 or so. But hey, after the Morphy percentage and Fed EX shipping, it would still probably have gotten close to $200 when all was said and done.

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Posted by Harvey on 19 November, 2009 - 11:15