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Post Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2004 8:21 am 
 

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 5924031218

Thought this deserved it's own thread so that it doesn't clutter up the other threads.

cougarrinard is happy bidding £500.  Which means it's got to be worth about double that.

And who the hell is quachduck?  USA bidder.  Frank?

Anyone interested in the betting game?  High bid, winner, etc. with something to forfeit.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2004 11:37 am 
 

I'm not quach. In fact, I might not bid at all considering the 0 bidder. IMO the seller should block all 0 bidders on this one.


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2004 5:51 pm 
 

Deadlord36 wrote:I'm not quach. In fact, I might not bid at all considering the 0 bidder. IMO the seller should block all 0 bidders on this one.


The mysterious 0 bidder has been outbid by aneoth, a regular bidder on items.  Maybe a new record is in the making???

  

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 5:09 am 
 

Explains why I've sold both the copies on the website this week.

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 5:52 am 
 

Whoaa ... the going gets weird!


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 8:17 am 
 

I don't think the bidding escalation is out of line. This darn thing comes up so rarely that it will demand a huge price. I gotta believe most collectors - and I am talking about the super serious guys - do not have this particular item.

I also think that there just are not too many of these around. I know we had this discussion before, but we will find out pretty damn quick ... follow up auctions as people see this one go for huge dollars.

The fact that there simply are none in the U.S. is also a major factor. There is basically no way to stumble across one over here. Your only shot is ebay... and that means competition.

I am thinking the top end is gonna hit $1,500 U.S.   8O   And that will seem like a bargain in five years. The real question is how does a person squeeze out the cash.


And I could've bought these damn modules off the 1$ rack!!!

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 8:55 am 
 

johnhuck wrote:cougarrinard is happy bidding £500.  Which means it's got to be worth about double that.


Slightly OT, but is Cougarrinard a good bell wether as to whether you're paying too much?  Because let me tell you, he keeps outbidding me like crazy, and since he's a reseller, I keep thinking that he's getting a good deal, but I always look twice and I don't see paying, say, more than $5/item for Ravenloft stuff...

  

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 11:40 am 
 

johnhuck wrote:cougarrinard is happy bidding £500.  Which means it's got to be worth about double that.


Especially since he already has 2 copies. Allegedly.

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 2:59 pm 
 

And Malcolm is now the top bidder at £561.


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 3:07 pm 
 

He has to replace the ones he sold. If he really sold the coffee-stained, dog-gnawed copy for 850 pounds, more power to him. Point that fool in my direction, please!


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 4:43 pm 
 

Links to scans now posted on listing.  But here they are anyway:

Front Cover: Centaur
http://tinypic.com/arzgx

Front Cover: Bottom half
http://tinypic.com/apf09

Front Cover: Top half   (the spine has not split, but has the colour worn)
http://tinypic.com/arsir

Top of the booklet  
http://tinypic.com/arzhe

Close-up of staples. (spine in good condition)
http://tinypic.com/arsiu

Sample of Internal artwork (slight blurring/yellowing due to scanner)
http://tinypic.com/as1h1

  

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 9:38 pm 
 

After all the people I've heard saying that this module was distributed to dealers before and after the tournament, I'm beginning to think it's not nearly as rare as people think it is. I certainly can't see cheap-ass TSR pulping hundreds of modules that they paid hundreds/thousands of bucks to produce. At the very least, they'd have sent them out as promos to the local stores, no? Good PR, and tax deductible. Which would mean that it is more common than the US tourney mods.


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Post Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 2:03 am 
 

Go Go Lawrenson!

(He's a local, no?)

I prefer to find my eventual copy of ST1 in a dusty corner of a game store or book store and score it for .50 US. :D

Someone who has since placed a bid nearly got the bargain of a lifetime when they asked for a buy it now price. It was only that someone had placed a bid that I declined the opportunity.


btw.. Nice try Frank!   :wink:

:arrow: Wooops Edit:   :!:
Q: Hi Not sure if it worked the first time I tried to send this. So apologies if I'm repeating myself. But do you have a "Buy It Now" price in mind...more        answered on: 28-Sep-04
  A:  Hi Johnhuck, Yes it did work, unfortunately no is the answer - this is a strictly bidding auction. Cheers



Nice Try Johnhuck!


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Post Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 2:06 am 
 

Local?!?!
Jon, you cut me deep, bro. I was hoping for your support........


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Post Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 2:09 am 
 

I thought you were out!  Anyway, isn't Lawrenson from around the board?  I thought that name sounded familiar or was it just a name we were lambasting?

Edit: Damn.. I am getting tired or something... lawrenson is in this thread.

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Hi ... My name is Jon... I'm jet lagged and only working with a double digit IQ as it is...

I think I shall commence with the 'lurk more/post less' philosophy until my brain adjusts.


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Post Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 6:38 am 
 

Hi Frank,

yes, only last week some cheapskate offered me a stright trade for a tournament module (C2, no. 103) for the "dog-gnawed copy" (which was in better condition than the one currently on Ebay). Obviously, I turned it down.  :D

Unfortunately, although I do have another copy coming in, I have 2 people wanting to buy it, so...

I knew several games-shop owners at the time, and they didnt go out to shops.

TSR Uk regularly did weird things. TSR staff at the time have confirmed that they regularly pulped modules. Money was no object then. When you listen to what went on its painful..

However, I have put the word out, and hope UK Gencon will see another copy or 2 surface.

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 7:24 am 
 

lawrenson wrote:yes, only last week some cheapskate offered me a stright trade for a tournament module (C2, no. 103) for the "dog-gnawed copy" (which was in better condition than the one currently on Ebay). Obviously, I turned it down.  :D

oC2 #103 listed as mint on The Acaeum register; from a print run less than ST1, of a well-known module, at a one-off event seven years earlier when D&D material was far less "collectable".
On paper that sounds like a fairly reasonable swap to me.
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Unless, of course, you're trying to hype up the value of ST1 further; in which case sitting on the current auction as highest-bidder rather than sniping would be difficult to justify (other than as an attempt to "stare down" other interested parties).

*sits on the sidelines, amused*

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 9:59 am 
 

Hi

I dont need to hype it.

The rarity of them to the marketplace doesnt need any help.

Plus I don't currently have any in hand available for sale.

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 10:21 am 
 

Uhhhh, #103 is mine........ Malcolm, you can't possibly think that the copy you wanted to trade was better than the one up now. Coffee stain on the cover? I don't think it would even qualify for EX-.
So, after having the ST1's on the website for years, all of a sudden they supposedly sell within days of each other and you have 2 more people who want one at what, $4,000 a copy or so? Methinks NvCJD rears its ugly prionic head.


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Post Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 4:48 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 5924031218

ST1 now with a new high bidder: one penny above your high bid, Malcolm!
Am surprised they didn't throw in another couple of bids to obscure their intentions, rather than be an "easy target" (if they really wanted to play the plain-sight bidding game).

And no, I'm not going for a tenth bid...  :P

  
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