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Post Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 6:30 pm 
 

Anyone have one of these and/or can tell me how often they become available? What do they say live by the snipe die by the snipe  :cry:


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 6:38 pm 
 

Marlith wrote:Anyone have one of these and/or can tell me how often they become available? What do they say live by the snipe die by the snipe :cry:
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Was outbid at-or-(slightly?) above that level within the past few months. Must admit that current one does look kinda fresh.
(Not what you're wanting to hear, I'd guess?)

  

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Post Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 6:40 pm 
 

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Marlith wrote:Anyone have one of these and/or can tell me how often they become available? What do they say live by the snipe die by the snipe :cry:
Moorcock Elric: Fiction & Literature | eBay

Was outbid at-or-(slightly?) above that level within the past few months. Must admit that current one does look kinda fresh.
(Not what you're wanting to hear, I'd guess?)


So either seeing two recently was a fluke or it is not the end of the world as it were. I want to play it so I am happy with a punched copy. I would have hesitated to play it if I had won so I am ok.


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 6:44 pm 
 

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bclarkie wrote:Oh, I see, I didnt realize that there was more than one printing(makes sense though. :P ). I just saw FITS and I thought $$$. :oops:

Perish the thought it might be worth playing! :o ;)

Yeah, a Wizard logo's a long way from the 1,000 copies Guidon printed, far less the first three privately produced editions; http://www.dawnpatrol.org/CSK/Introduction/default.aspx


Thanks for the link. :)  One thing about that this board though, why pay $10.00 for something when you can get almost the exact same item in an earlier print for 20 times as much :P


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:09 pm 
 

Marlith wrote:So either seeing two recently was a fluke or it is not the end of the world as it were.

I trust it's not that bad, Marlith!

Dun know 'bout rarity sometimes when it's not possible to keep tabs on everything passing through.
Many rares have appeared in clumps of two, three or more at once; Tsoj, 4th(-) OD&D, T1st Greyhawk, etc.

I get the impression that owners of early Chaosium material are less likely- on average- to let it go to eBay. Just a feeling, that...

Marlith wrote:I want to play it so I am happy with a punched copy. I would have hesitated to play it if I had won so I am ok.

Likewise ;)
There are quite a few people looking for a copy, but it's possibly not the easiest item to spot in eBay for those of us who just do casual searches.

Heh; just spotted one of our new members on the <boardgamegeek> review thread; User Review | Elric | BoardGameGeek
(The original review in WD rated it higher).

  


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:10 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:One thing about that this board though, why pay $10.00 for something when you can get almost the exact same item in an earlier print for 20 times as much :P

:lol:

Too true! :P

  

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harami2000 wrote:
Marlith wrote:So either seeing two recently was a fluke or it is not the end of the world as it were.

I trust it's not that bad, Marlith!

Dun know 'bout rarity sometimes when it's not possible to keep tabs on everything passing through.
Many rares have appeared in clumps of two, three or more at once; Tsoj, 4th(-) OD&D, T1st Greyhawk, etc.

I get the impression that owners of early Chaosium material are less likely- on average- to let it go to eBay. Just a feeling, that...

Marlith wrote:I want to play it so I am happy with a punched copy. I would have hesitated to play it if I had won so I am ok.

Likewise ;)
There are quite a few people looking for a copy, but it's possibly not the easiest item to spot in eBay for those of us who just do casual searches.

Heh; just spotted one of our new members on the <boardgamegeek> review thread; User Review | Elric | BoardGameGeek
(The original review in WD rated it higher).


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 9:55 pm 
 

I have that one, Marlith. Boguth it a long time ago. I don't recall seeing it before or since.


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 12:52 am 
 

Deadlord36 wrote:I have that one, Marlith. Boguth it a long time ago. I don't recall seeing it before or since.


If I'm following the actual subject of this mini-thread properly (and I may not be, haven't slept much since the weekend before last), I picked up a bagged Elric for about $20-25 shipped a few months ago, and they definitely come up semi-regularly on eBay.


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 2:00 am 
 

Thanks for all the input....so there is hope. I normally don't spend a lot of time in the traditional games area. I may have to make a point of visiting it more reguarly.


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 2:39 am 
 

yea it looks like a pretty cool item to have - could be tempted myself. i read all the moorcock books years ago and enjoyed the material - would be interesting to see how it looks from a RPG viewpoint.

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:44 am 
 

harami2000 wrote:
bclarkie wrote:Hmmm did I miss something with this one:

Late TSR FITS; $10. Don't think so.
Did John not win a copy for £1?

Correct.  Or was it 99p?

  

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 11:51 am 
 

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Had been expecting to see you on that, Allan, but thought the price had maybe raced away too high for you? :?

BidNip:: Nip it in the Bid sry! ^^


You may be better off. The seller jerked me around quite a bit on those. She actually approached me asking to see if I was interested in all 8 at $19.99 apiece as I was the current high bidder. I had planned to buy all 8 and then sell them to members at cost becuase while I was leading a few people emailed me saying that if I won they would want to buy one too. Well the seller and I both agreed to the sale, but then I got an email this morning saying "well someone else has now bid on it so there is nothing I can do about it" :x . Anyway, Mishra is looking for interested parties as he will be able to get as may as he wants for $31.00 a pop. If anyone is interested let him know, but you count me out of that.


I just saw another one of these up for auction and it got me thinking. I looked at the seller I bought from closed auctions and they ended up selling the other seven with a BIN close to what you talked about. I am not good at matching forum members with ebay names. Who here got one if anyone? I just ask them why they would not have made me the offer if they were going to post them at a BIN price.


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 12:13 pm 
 

It looks like Brendon<addermcone> took one and then good ole auction shiller dungeondad bought 2 others. :roll:  After the intial auction was over she came back to me trying to sell them to me for $25.00 apiece, but due to the way she f*cked me over I didn't even bother to respond.


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bclarkie wrote:It looks like Bradon<addermcone> took one and then good ole auction shiller dungeondad bought 2 others. :roll:  After the intial auction was over she came back to me trying to sell them to me for $25.00 apiece, but due to the way she f*cked me over I didn't even bother to respond.


Auction shiller? Care to let me know about this. I was unaware.

Glad someone here got one at a good price. Sorry not everyone that might have didn't. I still feel bad about this series of events. Not sure who the other buyers are then.

I had tried to work a deal out like you had for the others at a lower price but they had said they had a buyer for all of them at the price I paid. Sorry again for unknowingly messes up a good deal.


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 5:49 pm 
 

Marlith wrote:
bclarkie wrote:It looks like Bradon<addermcone> took one and then good ole auction shiller dungeondad bought 2 others. :roll: After the intial auction was over she came back to me trying to sell them to me for $25.00 apiece, but due to the way she f*cked me over I didn't even bother to respond.


Auction shiller? Care to let me know about this. I was unaware.

Glad someone here got one at a good price. Sorry not everyone that might have didn't. I still feel bad about this series of events. Not sure who the other buyers are then.

I had tried to work a deal out like you had for the others at a lower price but they had said they had a buyer for all of them at the price I paid. Sorry again for unknowingly messes up a good deal.


I actually posted about him a couple of times.  He used to go under the EBay handle of mikewyner until I nailed him for shilling back in May or so.  Here are some posts about him:

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Reindeergamez wrote:Anyone ever deal with "mikewyner"?

I bought a little mostly worthless d20 lot from him. (Actually didn't buy it for the resell factor so much as I was trying to get ahold of one particular module for a friend) My cost including shipping was only $20, so not a huge deal even if it goes sour.

I notice he's now "not a registered user" and doesn't respond to my emails.

Oddly enough he's located in the next town over from me so maybe he'll be more inclined to work with me when he finds that out.

I guess I've been lucky, I've never really even had to worry about getting ripped off before. It's only been around 10 days so it's still not hopeless, but I'm not crossing my fingers.

Filed the paypal complaint against him, but they say the transaction wasn't protected with the buyer protection thingie so I'm probably out of luck.


A littlle birdy tells me mikewyner is no longer a registered user because he was shilling his own auctions with 2 different user ids....................


bclarkie wrote:
As a follow up to this one as well, MIKEWYNER is back on EBay after his temporary suspension for shilling and has now changed his EBay User ID to DUNGEONDAD . Everyone should be aware of this when dealing with him that he has shilled in the past.

Here is feedback:

eBay Feedback Profile for dungeondad

And here is his user ID history:

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He also posted here a couple of time back in August bitching about Cougar and making fun of some other moron who I busted for shilling. :roll:   Needless to say when I posted asking him about his own shilling, he went away never to return. :twisted:


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 9:14 pm 
 

I thought I was getting away with this one, too.  Nice win, chromaticknight!

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 9:19 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:I thought I was getting away with this one, too. Nice win, chromaticknight!

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4th print right? I don't see any ref sheets in there though. :?


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