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Post Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:39 am 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:Mine might as well be shrinked. I'm married, so I have no use for it anymore.


You mean your Monster Manual, right?


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:14 pm 
 

She's in there, under H. Harpy.


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:07 am 
 

Good lord!  8O


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There should be a disclaimer at the beginning of the text: "Reading this auction description may cause headaches, seizures, projectile vomiting, and cerebral hemhorraging.  Proceed with caution."

  

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:06 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Good lord!  8O


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That's a helluva keyword spam...his other D&D entries are just as bad.

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:42 am 
 

Can't we have the text broken down into paragraphs or something? If it's not meant to be read and is just keyword spam ....  :evil:

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:37 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Good lord!  8O


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I like the first 2 sentences:

jrringler wrote:The world of Dragonlance was the first fictional world to be professionally produced as a role-playing game world, with product tie-ins (novels, role-playing modules, figurines, etc.) prepared and manufactured when it was first released. Before Dragonlance, fictional role-playing worlds evolved from the amateur creations of the games' players (with the most notable example being the Greyhawk campaign setting), or from previously existing fictional settings (I.C.E's MERP) or settings based in the real world.


I guess the original creators were just amatures.  :roll:

That sure is alot of keyword spams. 8O


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:34 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Good lord!  8O


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My brain started to hurt by just LOOKING at the text.... 8O

  


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:40 pm 
 


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It seems to me that this newbie seller has a lot of our old friend jonb in him, so I couldn't help myself and I asked the seller this question last night:

bclarkie wrote:Dear Seller, I was looking around Ebay tonight when I stumbled on to this auction. In your auctions description you indicate that this item is rare. Just how rare is it? Also, what is the value of this item? I am pretty sure that I have several of them and I was wondering if ti would be worth my time to sell them off. Thanks for your time.


And this afternoon I got this repsone:

Partially Retarded Seller wrote:The items are pretty rare since they are out of print. The issues I have are in excellent condition except for maybe one or two at the most. It you want to sell them off, that would be your decision. They are worth something. As far as the value of the item, that depends on what item it is and how much YOU would want to sell it for. I hope this helps some.


So for all of you sellers out there, remember this: If a book is out of print, It absolutely HAS to be rare. :roll:


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 6:28 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:
So for all of you sellers out there, remember this: If a book is out of print, It absolutely HAS to be rare. :roll:


Well, the items ARE in shrinkwrap...I suppose you could say they are rare in that condition...

It looks like he joined ebay the day after Christmas...probably got a computer and DSL modem as a present or something....He seems less malicious than probably just slightly clueless.  Remember, guys like this probably haven't worked their way through the mounds of B1s, L1s, and D1-2s guys like us have in our careers of collecting. Hell, these might be the only copies he's ever seen of these...

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 7:46 pm 
 

I'm very suspicious when only the top of the shrink has been opened.. so they aren't considered to be in the shrinkwrap.

In a very general sense, these items surely are rare.. but not in the collecting community.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 8:00 pm 
 

Sea-to-sky-games wrote:In a very general sense, these items surely are rare.. but not in the collecting community.


Definitely disagree with this statement.  Bclarkie is absolutely right.  Just because an item is out of print it doesn't make it rare.  Given the large number of these modules we see on eBay there is NO WAY these could be considered rare.  This has nothing to do with the community.

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:15 pm 
 

I suppose it depends on your definition of rare :)

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:39 pm 
 

Sea-to-sky-games wrote:I suppose it depends on your definition of rare :)


I'm pretty sure any definition or rare includes being somewhat hard to find.  Having 10 copies available on Ebay at all times can't be considered rare in any definition.

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:48 pm 
 

Mars wrote:
I'm pretty sure any definition or rare includes being somewhat hard to find.  Having 10 copies available on Ebay at all times can't be considered rare in any definition.


They're rare if they're shrinked...unfortunately, I missed the lines about the SW tears at the tops and sides of some items...that would send up a little warning flare or two (perhaps it was removed, then replaced).  

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:02 pm 
 

I think my point got missed.  The seller told me when that the item was rare because it was out of print.  That may be the most asinine statement I have ever heard regardless of what book he might be refering to.  :?


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:13 pm 
 

The seller told me when that the item was rare because it was out of print.  That may be the most asinine statement I have ever heard regardless of what book he might be refering to.


Whenever someone needs to say something is rare, it probably ain't. :D

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:21 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:I think my point got missed.  The seller told me when that the item was rare because it was out of print.  That may be the most asinine statement I have ever heard regardless of what book he might be refering to.  :?



Didn't miss your point.  It is still valid.  Regardless of the other trolling comments.

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:27 pm 
 

Canine available from TSR!

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:34 pm 
 

gyg wrote:Canine available from TSR!

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And I was thinking it was a book about things to do on an interstate bus trip when you get bored.  :D

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:37 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:
And I was thinking it was a book about things to do on an interstate bus trip when you get bored.  :D


Damn - your comment was funnier (and yet more American) than mine

  
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