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07 March 2001 @ 12:49 am
I still think I'm right...  
Tsurai Aibo: ok
: ok!
ZeroBatsu: dancing was fun
ZeroBatsu: I have fun
Tsurai Aibo: hmm. I have a feeling I'm not gonna get any bids on my auctions.
: why?
ZeroBatsu: maybe it's cause there is no incentive to distinguish your cards from the

Tsurai Aibo: i'm checking it right now.
: .....
ZeroBatsu: I think that's why
Tsurai Aibo: i don't think so.
: people say, why should I buy these magic cards, when I could buy
another cheaper

ZeroBatsu: you just don't want to be wrong
ZeroBatsu: but you know it's true
ZeroBatsu: comm'on
ZeroBatsu: it's like selling candy at gunn
ZeroBatsu: or JLS
Tsurai Aibo: you're wrong
Tsurai Aibo
: go to http://www.ebay.com
Tsurai Aibo: then search for magic cards
: you gotta put it in their face, and say "you want this!"
Tsurai Aibo: than show me one single auction that does that.
: silly!
Tsurai Aibo: see, sure it would distinguish the cards
: just cause everyone else is retarded dosentr mean you shoud be too!
Tsurai Aibo: but not in a good sense
: why!
Tsurai Aibo: you don't understand!! I would be the retarded one!
: I don't understand how in such an advertisment filled society
ZeroBatsu: you can blatenly disregard advertising!
ZeroBatsu: oh?
Tsurai Aibo: everybody knows what the cards do already! the only people who
buy from ebay are collectors, or serious players!

: by putting persuasion, you would lose bids?
ZeroBatsu: you don't know that!
ZeroBatsu: you are making baseless assumptions!
Tsurai Aibo: your idea is stupid. it's like one of your presentations.
Tsurai Aibo
: and your arguments are more baseless than mine, it's like you're
pulling stuff out of your ass and telling it to me.

: you argument has nothing to validate it
ZeroBatsu: look around
ZeroBatsu: look in your magizines!
ZeroBatsu: it's called marketing
Tsurai Aibo: I've seen my magazines!
: the presentation is everything
Tsurai Aibo: they don't say 'Look, not only can you smoke our cigarettes, but
you can
also put them behind your ear!!!'
: yes!
ZeroBatsu: yes!
ZeroBatsu: you understand!
ZeroBatsu: cigeretts are a perfect example!
Tsurai Aibo: they don't say 'Buy this meat! it especially goes well with our
other product, RICE!!!'

Tsurai Aibo
: they don't say that shit!
: you don't buy them becasue you know that they are nasty cancers

ZeroBatsu: you buy them becasue the ads, and media say "these are cool"
Tsurai Aibo: you buy them because you are addicted
Tsurai Aibo
: I said the cards were cool! I said they were all in great condition
: but who would be addicted if they didn't feel like they had to be cool and
buy them in the first palce?

Tsurai Aibo: there's only 1 day and 3 hours left!
: but you didn't say "used by the winner of such and such tournament"
Tsurai Aibo: peer pressure is the main cause of cigarette smokers
: yes,
ZeroBatsu: you need to pressure the buyers
Tsurai Aibo: no. you don't.
: make them think they will win games
Tsurai Aibo: pressure from an anonymous seller is suspicious
Tsurai Aibo
: they'll think that I just want their money, and that I'm not gonna
send any cards in return

: every product you buy is from an anoynmouse seller
Tsurai Aibo: yes. online
Tsurai Aibo
: not at the stores.
: or you want to help them think up good card combinations
Tsurai Aibo: someone had to buy it anonymously.
: becasue you really liked them
ZeroBatsu: but can't paly anymore
ZeroBatsu: and want someone else to enjoy them
Tsurai Aibo: see, that's where you'rewrong
Tsurai Aibo
: nobody will want cards because I enjoyed them. nobody is going
to look at the auction that doesn't play magic.

: even if you do just want thier money, you still can pretend to be nice
Tsurai Aibo: ebay is very buyer specific. whatever the buyer wants, he sees.
: except parents of childnre
ZeroBatsu: who buy magic cards for them
Tsurai Aibo: children don't buy $300 worth of magic cards
: heh
Tsurai Aibo: and neither do their parents.
: remember your friend chris bundy
Tsurai Aibo: not all at one.
Tsurai Aibo
: once.
: sounds like somehtng he would do
ZeroBatsu: or some one like jarry tien
ZeroBatsu: except instead of cars it's magic cards
Tsurai Aibo: but people that play magic are a lot more intelligent than them!
: "hey granny, get me thoes magic cards"
ZeroBatsu: or CHRIS HAYS!
Tsurai Aibo: it's a game for thinkers!
: he has actually done stuff like that
ZeroBatsu: !!!!!!!!!!!!1

Tsurai Aibo: gooood...
Tsurai Aibo
: but I'm not dealing with chris hayes
Tsurai Aibo
: I'm dealing with real people
Tsurai Aibo
: that know what they're doing
Tsurai Aibo: see, if it was like window shopping, THAN I could get a chris

: to ignore that is like in the simpsons
ZeroBatsu: it is like window shopping
ZeroBatsu: chris hays says"
Tsurai Aibo: but it's not like window shopping. you choose exactly what you
want to see

: hey magic cards are cool"
ZeroBatsu: I want some
ZeroBatsu: angelo says "they have them on the internet"
ZeroBatsu: chris says "ok"
ZeroBatsu: and goes on the internet
ZeroBatsu: to look for magic cards
ZeroBatsu: and finds lots of good ones
ZeroBatsu: however he isn't good enough to know what they do
ZeroBatsu: but he finds one
Tsurai Aibo: he would buy packs
Tsurai Aibo
: or premade decks.
: that says actal card combinations
ZeroBatsu: see!
ZeroBatsu: you market them like premade decks!
Tsurai Aibo: not COMBOS
: it's the same thing
Tsurai Aibo: premade decks, as in the ones made by WOTC
Tsurai Aibo
: they don't have combos in them, they have themes
: it dosent matter!
Tsurai Aibo: the whole deck works as one.
: it's all in the enticement!
Tsurai Aibo: you're wrong
: chris sees something that says "...you get these cards. they work really
well in a deck with weenie creatures"

Tsurai Aibo: nobody will see my auction!!!
: and he says "oh, i have thoes"
ZeroBatsu: and buys it
Tsurai Aibo: you don't understnad
: becasue he can sell the other cards
ZeroBatsu: and undoubtlabel make other good combinations
ZeroBatsu: ok
ZeroBatsu: you don't believe me?
ZeroBatsu: we'll ask someone else
Tsurai Aibo: you have to know how ebay works, then you can decide what
advertising techniques work

: !!!!!!!!!!!11
Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
Current Music: wow. with the like 3 Im conversations with adrian I have saved, it's like he's not even gone!
Siner Dsirnerd on March 7th, 2001 04:02 am (UTC)
i don't know... people who are that into magic to actually go on ebay would only want like the best of the best cards. they would be like, i'm looking for this certain card, let's see if any ebay people are selling it. sort of like how people were selling diablo 2 stuff on ebay. no one would go on and go "hmm, a rusty dagger that goes well with a dirty rag!! yes, i must buy it!"
Jesus Northbahia on March 7th, 2001 12:12 pm (UTC)
Re: ebayness
you just made me laugh out loud...
(Anonymous) on March 22nd, 2001 03:36 am (UTC)
The funny thing was that Adrian finally did get someone to bid on the cards but the guy was on some Pacific island like Tuvalu so he ended up spending around 20% of what he got on postage.