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View Full Version : Why is the Hannibal Steelbook selling for so much in one auction on eBay?


orion1998_1
06-17-07, 08:44 AM
[removed auction -X]


i'm sure this id posted in the wrong spot, please dont flame. why is this selling for so much? it just came out last week, was it a super short run?

Bacon
06-17-07, 08:48 AM
I'm guessing the seller is a moron

cupcake jesus
06-17-07, 09:27 AM
Because of the steelbook, maybe. And Canadian Bacon - the buyer would be the moron. The seller is just a capitalist.

cheers,

-the Jesus

speedyray
06-17-07, 09:28 AM
No the buyers are, the seller started it at $7.50.

TomOpus
06-17-07, 09:55 AM
One of the 2 bidders is in Italy. Maybe he thinks it's some limited thing. The other bidder is fairly new and might be "a friend" trying to drive the price up.

renaldow
06-17-07, 10:15 AM
One of the 2 bidders is in Italy. Maybe he thinks it's some limited thing. The other bidder is fairly new and might be "a friend" trying to drive the price up.

Some combination of that, I'd have to agree. If you do a search for more new Hannibal steelbooks, they're selling at Buy it Now prices of $14.71. That's just the way it goes on Ebay sometimes, and I have no idea why. I've been on both sides of it, and there's never been any rhyme or reason to it that I can see.

Bandit03
06-17-07, 02:21 PM
Could be a bidding war. Maybe the bidders have too much pride to let the other one win, I've seen that plenty times before.

dvd_luver
06-17-07, 03:30 PM
Seller started auction at a very reasonable price of $7.50. The buyer from Italy came in and bid a high max bid and the buyer from France beat out the max bid. We have a bidding war for the steelbook DVD! The buyer from Italy has bid and recently won the Hannibal steelbook before for $39 USD. Since they are overseas buyers they probably think this is some very rare deleted OOP DVD.They must truly love this movie and want it for the steelbook packaging alone.

If only they had better price searching habits on ebay!

Bill Geiger
06-17-07, 07:55 PM
I once sold a copy of The Wizard (Savage) on ebay and it was used, got about 20 or so after shipping. Could be had brand new for 9!

cbearnm
06-18-07, 12:15 PM
Isn't it kind of the whole point of auctions. People get caught up in the auction 'moment' and pay more than they might elsewhere.

eBay can be a great place for bargains, but you have to do your homework. And yes, there are sellers that don't play fair and will have 'friends' drive up prices if there seems to be an interested buyer, but only one.