Announcement : NEW MW346 “Iron Hill Dwarves” to be put for sale soon!!

MMP Mithril in Middle-Earth The Marketplace of Tharbad Announcement : NEW MW346 “Iron Hill Dwarves” to be put for sale soon!!

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  • #321
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    I received a mail from Chris Tubb asking me to forward this info to as many collectors as possible using my forum for communication purposes (he likes it a lot hehe!)

    so here is a copy of the message :

    Quote:
    “I will be selling the second set of figures from the un-released Mithril
    Mw346 Warbands set “Dwarves of the Iron hills” on Ebay next Sunday 23rd November at 21.00 U.K. time (GMT).
    They will be sold in the usual buy-it-now format. This set comprises 4 figures,representing the royal dwarven bodyguards. Please note that none of the dwarves in this series are primed.
    Please use the search words “Mithril Dwarves” to locate the sale Chris Tubb (Phaeton-Design)”
    #3584
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    I received a mail from Chris Tubb asking me to forward this info to as many collectors as possible using my forum for communication purposes (he likes it a lot hehe!)

    so here is a copy of the message :

    Quote:
    “I will be selling the second set of figures from the un-released Mithril
    Mw346 Warbands set “Dwarves of the Iron hills” on Ebay next Sunday 23rd November at 21.00 U.K. time (GMT).
    They will be sold in the usual buy-it-now format. This set comprises 4 figures,representing the royal dwarven bodyguards. Please note that none of the dwarves in this series are primed.
    Please use the search words “Mithril Dwarves” to locate the sale Chris Tubb (Phaeton-Design)”
    #3585
    Theobald
    Participant

    Right, Gildor. as he told me he appreciates your forum. I also received the mail , as many others will have likewise.
    Well, last news about them Dwarven bodyguards I received early this year was that they were planned to be released this autumn. And so it will be.
    To those being interested in this matter I might add that the Dwarven Command (3 Figures) was sold for 50 GBP.
    To me all that is good news, as it is a second step to build up the Mw346 :)

    #3712
    Axel
    Participant

    Any chance for more sets on this one?

    After pausing for some month (house, children, work, etc) I returned to miss the dwarfs just by two mere days :-(

    #3713
    Theobald
    Participant

    Of course I cannot be sure, Axel, but I’m afraid Chris Tubb sold all the sets he intended to sell. The next chance might be on Ebay when “Mr Drizz” will offer the sets he bought. But here we can be sure that they will be very expensive.

    #3716
    Axel
    Participant

    I really wish Chris would limit the sales to two per person. Where is the point in offering the sets cheap and not via auction when a good deal of them only end up to fill the pockets of others. I will have to pay the higher price this time, but I would rather have send that money to Chris.

    #3718
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    I am sorry about that Axel, Chris tried to contact you as well as many other people in email prior to the auction, and asked me to use this forum as information ressource for this… he lost many of his email contacts and many of his closest collector friends may not have received warning (his laptop had an accident he lost every contact… but I provided him yours so you should have received a mail warning…)
    Chris is using Ebay for fair play reasons… everybody could have a chance to get the figurine… but they are indeed limited.. and also ebay does not allow to authorize quotas or he would use it.. Trust me I think he is really upset to see people buying them by five or six to only resell them later…
    Experience has thaught me that Chris always keep a “safety” amount after his ebay first sales… he may still have some he did not put on ebay and I am sure that if you contact him and explain the problem he MAY have a remaining set (but this is only extrapolation of mine)

    #3810
    Axel
    Participant

    I am hesitant to contact Chris just because I managed to miss the auction. If everybody would do that Chris will soon stop to react to such postings, and since its largely my own fault that I did not check up here regularly I will probably just bide my time until the bodyguards come along at ebay.

    On the “quotas”… – while ebay does not allow for setting quotas, there is one tool that can enforce them quite nicely. You can blacklist buyers, so that they will not be able to bid on your auctions.

    While excluding buyers is not usually what you want to do when you sell something, it might be just the threat that people need to keep a limit that Chris (or whoever) asks nicels to respect. If not, this could be the last hoarding of Chris specials by a particular buyer (of course this last sale would still be fullfilled, but it would be the “last”). As a collector I would tread very carefully NOT to get into Chris blacklist :-)

    Chris minis will surely continue to sell at HIS rates, and it would mean a fixture for the problem. Other then that, I would MUCH prefer real auctions instead of the “first comes” base.

    #3814
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    real auctions would not be fair master Axel… Chris does not want to see the episode of the Christmas 1988 repeat itself… He felt very bad after this auction and the price going that high…

    #3860
    Axel
    Participant

    If you sell 30 of a kind in a multiauction, the price will remain on a sensible level.

    Remeber that the price is set by the first person who fails to win. At one item this means the second highest bid sets the price. At a multiauction the 31st highest bid sets the price for all, and I doubt that there are so many rich and nutty people out there that the item will become unaffordable for us “normals” (well, as normal as you can be with our affliction).

    Perhaps Chris can test the waters by selling his next PM vignette this way.

    #6339
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

    the new set of MW346 dwarves will be for sale on ebay soon! here is C.Tubb message!

    Quote:
    […] I will be holding a buy-it-now auction for the next set of Mw346 Mithril dwarves next Sunday ( 16th August) at 21.00 hours. They comprise a set of 4 Dwarf swordsmen. […]

    (this is indeed 9pm London Time I suppose, so be careful with timezones).. I’ll post pics (If he gives me any) when I have them!
    Ready your ebays accounts :)

    #6340
    Theobald
    Participant

    Huoommm I announced that in the ‘Pony’ a while ago … nevertheless I also always have that problem with those time zones … the only country I know of in Europe is named Portugal which comes closest to that Greenwich Mean Time. Anyway, it’s nice to meet some more Dwarves.

    #6343
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    (well ahem, i may have been away actually… Chris just asked me to post it today on the forum… I did it as soon as he asked me to do so)

    #6346
    Theobald
    Participant

    Well, Gildor, I didn’ want to criticize you. As a matter of fact I also was informed about this matter … and I’m sure we’re not the only ones ….

    #6356
    Turambar
    Participant

    I am very curious about thos e pics, as usual. Dwarven swordsmen, as mentioned by Master Theobald- very interesting indeed !
    PS: Gildor- what does master Elwe means . . . ?

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