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Post Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 11:10 am 
 

I was looking through some early White Dwarfs this morning and in the back were adverts and price listings for many UK resellers of the time.

D&D Basic Rules, Dice, Adventure.......... £8.95
D&D Expert Rules, Adventure................ £8.95
Module B2............................................. £3.50

AD&D Dungeon Masters Guide............... £9.95
AD&D Platers Handbook........................ £8.95
Module C1............................................. £4.50
Module D1-2.......................................... £4.50

Dragon Magazine.................................. £2.50

I could be looking at a seller's BIN list on eBay.
The majority of xD&D stuff still sells at about those prices today on eBay.
Given the inflation over the past 20 odd years, the majority of this stuff must have depreciated dramatically.

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 11:20 am 
 

i remember way back in the early 80's, going into a small game shop in liverpool. you went downstairs and there were two rooms, 1 was for miniatures and the like and the other was for RPG's , 1 wall full of boxed games (avalon hill etc), and were all like £3-£4 at the time & always on special - oh how i wish i could go back there now :) the other wall had a bookshelf full of mods for d&d and ad&d, and it was my turn to by a module in the gaming group we had. we had just done D3 and i bought Q1 - being the 1st mod i ever bought and that was £4 at the time. back then, that was quite a lot of money to me.

i think if you bought the equivalent of it now (ie queen of spiders), it would all be spruced up n stuff and in a real nice pack and would prb be like £8.99 or something.... its funny tho some of the things which are worth so much now and i had them back then and had no thoughts as to what they would be worth 20+ years on. oh the good ol days :)



  

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 12:58 pm 
 

I think getting a retail price on a used item is considered good these days.  Only the rare and very popular stuff seems to fetch a premium. (IE Bloodstone, OD&D and you know the rest)

Lets face it, most of the D&D and AD&D items are no more valuable than a used bood (which goes for about half price)


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 2:20 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:I think getting a retail price on a used item is considered good these days.  Only the rare and very popular stuff seems to fetch a premium. (IE Bloodstone, OD&D and you know the rest)

Lets face it, most of the D&D and AD&D items are no more valuable than a used bood (which goes for about half price)


Also, i think that what was at the time a mainly D&D/AD&D market has branched out into so many more things, which is cool really.....so you would imagine most things prb would devalue to a fair degree. In the end, the rare and valuable things are only worth that to a punter who wants it that much. I mean you look at some of the stuff eg. jade hare, and you think, "whats all the fuss"??!! i wouldnt pay $1 to have it myself....well maybe i would to sell :D but you know what i mean. To me Q1 is still one of the best mods ever, but thats just me and i value it more than most things, but in the reality of things, its worth diddly squat :)



  
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