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Offline madcow

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FA: GCS Darth Bane number 12
« on: July 23, 2012, 09:32:39 AM »
Just in time for CVI

Darth Bane’s Curved Lightsaber #12 Auction

This Darth Bane saber is almost identical to the recent limited run of 10…

http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=32288.0

… except in a few important upgrades;

  • New twin 14670 Lithium Ion battery pack
  • CF5.1 allows for a pulsing crystal effect! Both in standby and while saber is on.
  • Stand by Sanjuro Systems
  • 1.5 Watt TCSS premium speaker



The rest is as follows;
  • Red P4 ED
  • 6 segment bargraph inside crystal chassis (Crystal is now LED #1)
  • Krayt Bone TM handle
  • Sound fonts; Calibrate, Revenge, Blackstar, Vader OT, Shatterpoint, Korriban
  • This saber is suitable for moderate-light duelling (claws will catch clothes/skin), and is subject to my GCS limited warranty.





Auction details;
•   This auction starts now and runs until 10:00 PM MDT on Thursday July 26th, 2012.
o   For easy reference – the time I post this thread is 10:32 AM MDT – look at the top of this post and see what time it says this thread was posted – then calculate how many hours +/- you are.
•   The auction is for the saber only (as seen in pics), shipping, battery charger, and hard case all cost extra.
•   Start price $1600, Bid increments of $10 please
•   Winning bidder is expected to pay in full via PayPal within 2 business days of auction closing.
•   Wat Rules (see below)
•   International bidders welcome.



Reviews of the limited run sabers can be found here;
http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=34417.0
http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=34720.0
http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=34405.0



Wat Rules;

With the problems that arose in the auction for the second saber last night, I am amending the auction rules regarding ending time for this final auction.

I honestly had not considered the problems that could arise when a person tries to make a last minute bid and gets the '...while you were posting, someone else posted...' message that would delay their bid.  So, to try and make it a little more fair, here is what I am going to do.

The auction will now end at 8:00 PM MST on Wed the 21st (that is tomorrow night instead of tonight).  This will give people a chance to read these new rules and make sure everyone is on the same page.  I do not feel it would be right to change the rules with just a little over 12 hours left on the auction.  So I am extending the ending time by 24 hours.

At 8:00 PM MST on Wed the 21st, bidding will conclude.  But I will allow 'final' bids after that time as long as they fall within a short enough interval between bids.  Bidding will end once a five minute interval has passed between any two bids after the 8:00 PM end time.

For example, member X posts his bid of 1750 at 7:59:53.  Member Z posts his bid of 1825 at 7:59:55 but gets the recent post message and by the time he resubmits his bid, the time shows 8:00:12.  I would still accept the late bid.  

I will not say that once you place a bid after the 8:00 PM MST deadline, you are forbidden to post another bid.  The reason being, I think it might be abused and someone may wait until a member posts his 'final' bid after the 8:00 deadline and then decides to outbid him by a dollar.  I will let bidding continue as long need be after the 8:00 PM MST deadline so long as the bids keep coming in succession.  Once a 5 minute interval has passed (this allows everyone to refresh the page, post a bid, repost if neccessary and see their post) between two bids, the bidding will end.

Following on with the previous example.  Member Z posted his 1825 bid at 8:00:12.  Member Q also had a problem posting his bid at 7:59:58 and his bid of 1800 was posted at 8:00:16.  Member Q sees his bid posted after 8:00 and it is not the winning bid.  He then posts a new bid of 1850 at 8:00:45.  He is now the leading bid even though he posted after 8:00 PM.  This may continue for several minutes with various members posting, reposting, and refreshing.  Member A posts his bid of 1945 at 8:07:36 and he is now the high bidder.  All other bidders have decided they have reached their limit.  Now, if one of two things happens, the auction ends.  If more than 5 minutes passes after member A's bid of 1945 and no one else makes a bid, the auction ends and member A is the winner.  Or if member X decides he can swing a little more and posts a bid of 1950 at 8:12:52 it will have been more than 5 minutes and his bid will not count.

I am trying to be as fair as possible. I realize this forum is not Ebay, but I want to give customers as much of a chance as possible.  
« Last Edit: July 23, 2012, 01:43:41 PM by madcow »
 


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Re: FA: GCS Darth Bane number 12
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2012, 09:40:14 AM »
Ooh thats really nice! This will be fun to watch. ::)

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Re: FA: GCS Darth Bane number 12
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2012, 10:53:59 AM »
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Re: FA: GCS Darth Bane number 12
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2012, 11:41:52 AM »
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Re: FA: GCS Darth Bane number 12
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2012, 11:45:28 AM »
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Re: FA: GCS Darth Bane number 12
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2012, 11:53:39 AM »
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Re: FA: GCS Darth Bane number 12
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Re: FA: GCS Darth Bane number 12
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2012, 12:19:21 PM »
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Re: FA: GCS Darth Bane number 12
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Re: FA: GCS Darth Bane number 12
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2012, 12:52:08 PM »
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Re: FA: GCS Darth Bane number 12
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Re: FA: GCS Darth Bane number 12
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2012, 02:32:52 PM »
Never thought I'd see this happen, good luck to the bidders as I own one of these epic hilts!

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Re: FA: GCS Darth Bane number 12
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2012, 02:30:57 PM »
Bump

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Re: FA: GCS Darth Bane number 12
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2012, 06:38:20 PM »
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