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Post Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 1:04 am 
 

So, I recently bought a lot of misc D&D/non-TSR stuff, and some of the books are moldy.  This is my first experience with mold as a collector, and I'm inclined to trash most of it, although there are some nicer items in the lot that appear to be mold-free.

How can I be sure that any of the items are mold free?  

I also don't want to risk infecting the rest of my books/etc., so I'm re-reading through the Acaeum info on mold in the Library, but any other pointers would be most appreciated.

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 1:13 am 
 

Have a look here

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it might help ....

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 1:57 am 
 

improvstone wrote:Have a look here

Achoo!

it might help ....


Thanks improvstone, that helps supplement some of the Acaeum info.  What I'm most curious about is whether or not all of the items should be considered mold infected or not:  they were certainly all shipped together, but I don't know much about whether the items were all originally stored together or not.

The lot can be seen at http://images.andale.com/f2/112/109/176 ... c1_049.jpg

Fortunately both sets of Geomorphs appear to be completely mold-free, which is why I'm inclined to just toss the rest of the lot, after calling the seller back to see if I can get a partial refund or somesuch....


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 2:20 am 
 

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I think you are probably safe with the geomorphs.  What is more important is how you store the them.  You want to ensure the environment limits the spread of mold. Have a look on google. There are plenty of sites which talk about the storage of paper products.

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 12:41 pm 
 

Occasionally mold/mildew forms on the strata I use for my turtles. Extremely cold temperatures coupled with dry air seems to work just fine as far as killing it.


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 2:19 pm 
 

Deadlord36 wrote:Occasionally mold/mildew forms on the strata I use for my turtles. Extremely cold temperatures coupled with dry air seems to work just fine as far as killing it.

I agree.  Please send all your rares to me, I'll ensure they remain mold free.  The weather today in Toronto is -19 C, and the humidity is quite low as well.  :D

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 3:26 am 
 

Aww... I remember those. Hrmm...

Good luck, Allan.
Perhaps if you emphasise the number of moldy items (or even send them back to him at your expense!), you might be able to get a pro-rata refund deal, no?

$13 for the Outdoor Geomorphs wouldn't be too bad, would it? *lol*

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Heh. Just noticed the sale date (time flies, no?) and conditions of sale... Nah, but I don't think they listed the mold as being part of the lot...
(That's a good question for "as is" auctions, perhaps).

  


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 6:47 pm 
 

I called the iSoldIt store manager (whom I spoke with several times over the holiday), and she's going back to the person they sold the books for, and I'm hoping I'll get a complete refund.  We'll see....


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 10:27 pm 
 

grodog wrote:I called the iSoldIt store manager (whom I spoke with several times over the holiday), and she's going back to the person they sold the books for, and I'm hoping I'll get a complete refund.  We'll see....

*whistles innocently*

Hrr... I'd feel a tad guilty about that, knowing what the Outdoor would resell for in 10 seconds flat; but hey, ho! business is business, I s'pose...

*shrugs*

Glad I left that auction to ya, anyhow; aside from a lowball snipe, on the "off chance".
Wouldn't have needed that hassle, especially since the seller's comms. appeared to be pretty poor (three timely queries and zero responses).

  


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 2:23 am 
 

harami2000 wrote:
grodog wrote:I called the iSoldIt store manager (whom I spoke with several times over the holiday), and she's going back to the person they sold the books for, and I'm hoping I'll get a complete refund.  We'll see....

*whistles innocently*

Hrr... I'd feel a tad guilty about that, knowing what the Outdoor would resell for in 10 seconds flat; but hey, ho! business is business, I s'pose...

*shrugs*


Oh, I'll tell them that they can try to resell these, just be sure to indicate that they're possibly moldy.  If I hear from the owner that the two geos sets were actually stored separately and/or from a different source than the other stuff, then I'll just see if I can get a refund on the other stuff and keep the geos.

Glad I left that auction to ya, anyhow; aside from a lowball snipe, on the "off chance".  Wouldn't have needed that hassle, especially since the seller's comms. appeared to be pretty poor (three timely queries and zero responses).


Yeah, I didn't get great responses either, but had thought at the time that the lot looked worth it; I should know more about that this week.  More details to follow....


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