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Post Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:54 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:54 pm 
 

Lurker Below wrote in the one that got away....:Missed this one by four minutes, last week.

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Looked back through the seller's history and saw this.

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I got lucky with two smaller items, and some Acaeum regulars also got some bargains as well.

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:59 am 
 

don't you hate finding something you are looking for in the completed section on ebay.. in a section you never look in.. Grrr

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:06 am 
 

I let a 4th or 5th print D&D white box go early this week, it had 4-5 supplements too.  Box looked to be in great shape, and one of the books was a 1st print I believe.  All of it went for around $275... but outside my current post-GenCon2013 budget.  This darn white box is one of the few items I wanted to get at GenCon but was outbid on each of them.  Oh well, I'll get one next year I hope!

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:36 am 
 

5th. Looked pretty good apart from fairly heavy staple rust, initials and ink stamp(?) on one cover. US-only might've helped keep the end price down a bit but some OCEs without "extras" are still going for pretty much the same.

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:58 am 
 

Lurker Below wrote in the one that got away....:Missed this one by four minutes, last week.

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Looked back through the seller's history and saw this.

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I got lucky with two smaller items, and some Acaeum regulars also got some bargains as well.

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:01 am 
 

throwi wrote in the one that got away....:I let a 4th or 5th print D&D white box go early this week, it had 4-5 supplements too.  Box looked to be in great shape, and one of the books was a 1st print I believe.  All of it went for around $275... but outside my current post-GenCon2013 budget.  This darn white box is one of the few items I wanted to get at GenCon but was outbid on each of them.  Oh well, I'll get one next year I hope!

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Here is a nice 4th print set and the booklets appear to be in great shape ... check it out  :bounce:

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:15 am 
 

I haven't checked but that one should have a sticker. ;)

(Nice $30+ surcharge - on the current $100 - for anyone bidding from over here).


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:23 am 
 

PM-Knight wrote in the one that got away....:

Here is a nice 4th print set and the booklets appear to be in great shape ... check it out  :bounce:

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Thanks PM-Knight, in my watch list now.  Maybe, just maybe, I can get one before I die.  ;-)

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:06 am 
 

throwi wrote in the one that got away....:
PM-Knight wrote in the one that got away....:

Here is a nice 4th print set and the booklets appear to be in great shape ... check it out  :bounce:

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Thanks PM-Knight, in my watch list now.  Maybe, just maybe, I can get one before I die.  ;-)

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Perhaps listing the set on two threads isn't the best way to keep the price down, though? ;)

The 4ths are still relatively underrated, IMO. As had been noted before I doubt that oft-repeated "25,000 copies" comment ever applied to that print alone -- perhaps to all 4ths and 5ths combined, at a push, but there's no single, bulk printing for that number of copies apparent in the various transitional forms and numbers of copies seen of each. 02c, anyhow. :)


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:40 pm 
 

... might've gone higher with more advance notice?

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Post Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:00 pm 
 

This 5th printing looks like it is in alright shape for the price and the dice add a certain cool factor (except where is the 6 sided?)

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:55 am 
 

Good spot. Listed under "Entertainment Memorabilia > Other" and still fetching a decent price. Would be interesting to know what date is on the Zocchi guarantee given that that's a typical later box 5th. :)
The set itself looks fine aside from the slightly dished lid; however, the apparent light mottling tallies with what appears to be fairly heavy staple rust(?). Perused, then filed away in a damp storage area for a few decades? :/


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:14 pm 
 

When BINs are NOT the way to go:

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This is the same seller that sold the Tsojconth (spelled Tsosconth in the listing) for 19.99...  8O

Losing a lot of money listing with BINs without doing any research.

Hopefully some other Acaeum members have picked up these deals.

Some BINs are still available that aren't too bad.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:52 am 
 

This is a great score for me:

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:40 am 
 

dbartman wrote in the one that got away....:When BINs are NOT the way to go:

This is the same seller that sold the Tsojconth (spelled Tsosconth in the listing) for 19.99...  8O

Losing a lot of money listing with BINs without doing any research.

Hopefully some other Acaeum members have picked up these deals.

Some BINs are still available that aren't too bad.


This is SO incredibly frustrating. I have been watching this seller, saved as Favorite Seller, and Following this seller ... essentially the eBay version of stalking, but I get no notifications. In addition, I just checked her listings a few days ago ... would have loved to get a few of those items ... PMO  PDT_Armataz_01_19


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aia wrote in the one that got away....:This is a great score for me:

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Congratulations!  I had a snipe set that would have cost you a bit more, if it didn't win it for me, but there was an eBay glitch (!) and it didn't go off.  You got it cheap.

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:42 pm 
 

Well, I gave it a shot, but just wasn't willing to go high enough, I guess.

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Frankly, given that it was a DM copy, I think it still went for less than it should have.  I'm surprised there weren't more bidders.  Did I miss something?


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:39 am 
 

Bracton wrote in the one that got away....:Well, I gave [DM copy of Origins Inverness] a shot, but just wasn't willing to go high enough, I guess.

Frankly, given that it was a DM copy, I think it still went for less than it should have.  I'm surprised there weren't more bidders.  Did I miss something?


It looked pretty nice to me, Mark, just more than I was willing to pay.


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:31 pm 
 

grodog wrote in the one that got away....:
Bracton wrote in the one that got away....:Well, I gave [DM copy of Origins Inverness] a shot, but just wasn't willing to go high enough, I guess.

Frankly, given that it was a DM copy, I think it still went for less than it should have.  I'm surprised there weren't more bidders.  Did I miss something?


It looked pretty nice to me, Mark, just more than I was willing to pay.



I think that was a decent price. I paid a little more than that for my DM copy at NTRPG.

  
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