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Post Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 8:52 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5170581815



SEALED OCE + Basic set 9 mins left ... almost too rich for my blood

  

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:02 pm 
 

draco76 wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5170581815



SEALED OCE + Basic set 9 mins left ... almost too rich for my blood




I bid 325 $



and lost...



anyway, that's life  :roll:

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:07 pm 
 

your franz_rivo ?



I'd have liked to have that OCE in my personal collection if I could afford to hold on to it lol.  Very sweet but owell, maybe another will pop up in a year or 10 lol

  

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:10 pm 
 

draco76 wrote:your franz_rivo ?



I'd have liked to have that OCE in my personal collection if I could afford to hold on to it lol. Very sweet but owell, maybe another will pop up in a year or 10 lol




Yep. franz_rivo is closer to my real name. And this OCE sure looked great, as the 3rd print basic D&D.



And well, I'm sure that will happen - anyway, sooner or later all those people buying OCEs like hell will begin to sell them LMAO

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:12 pm 
 

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draco76 wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5170581815



SEALED OCE + Basic set 9 mins left ... almost too rich for my blood




I bid 325 $



and lost...



anyway, that's life :roll:


$330 for those, but no-one was interesting in pushing for <aneoth>'s T1st Greyhawk. *shrugs*

  


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Post Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:13 pm 
 

I really never cared for what edition a book was as long as it was the same....

  

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:17 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:
rosenkav wrote:
draco76 wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5170581815



SEALED OCE + Basic set 9 mins left ... almost too rich for my blood




I bid 325 $



and lost...



anyway, that's life :roll:


$330 for those, but no-one was interesting in pushing for <aneoth>'s T1st Greyhawk. *shrugs*




I just can't believe something like that could come out still in shrink tho - like the hidden pot of gold under the brick

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:17 pm 
 

draco76 wrote:I really never cared for what edition a book was as long as it was the same....


Am sure I can dig you out a Basic Set and OCE "with same contents" for half that price! :P

(Erm, just give me a hand with the shrinkwrap, though... ;)).



Yup, not seen too many of those in shrink, though; regardless of price. Not really my "cup of tea", though.



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Well, anyhow, the contents in the T1st ain't totally the same.

  


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Post Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:21 pm 
 

lol you know they have SW machines, I bought a Silver anv box came to me in SW I was like BONUS!  But the guy told me he SWed it himself to make it safer to ship, so I ended up having to tear it open to see if it was complete, almost couldn't tell it wasn't the factory SW was that good..........



Bet some ppl are doing that shit...... re-shrinking to add vaule, kinda really dishonest though.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:28 pm 
 

draco76 wrote:lol you know they have SW machines, I bought a Silver anv box came to me in SW I was like BONUS! But the guy told me he SWed it himself to make it safer to ship, so I ended up having to tear it open to see if it was complete, almost couldn't tell it wasn't the factory SW was that good..........



Bet some ppl are doing that shit...... re-shrinking to add vaule, kinda really dishonest though.




Draco, I know - as I work in the design and printing business. And I'd have access to those machines if I needed. But sure, wouldn't do that to a fellow collector. Well, to no one except someone obnoxious enough maybe...  :twisted:

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 10:58 pm 
 

Well maybe to couger but then he would turn around and screw someone else :P

  

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:20 am 
 

WOW! http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... eName=WDVW

surely thats not worth that much??!!



  

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:33 am 
 

rosenkav wrote:Draco, I know - as I work in the design and printing business. And I'd have access to those machines if I needed. But sure, wouldn't do that to a fellow collector. Well, to no one except someone obnoxious enough maybe... :twisted:


How long have you been in the printing business?


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:46 am 
 

mbassoc,

since 1988 I work in advertising, first as a copywriter then I switched to the art director side. My last job as a freelance is to follow - from dtp to press - a pair of house organs for italian institutions (one, dedicated to mosaic tiles is distributed to a selected list of architects etc in Usa). So I know something about printing and printers (and SW machines).  :)

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 7:18 am 
 

rosenkav wrote:mbassoc,

since 1988 I work in advertising, first as a copywriter then I switched to the art director side. My last job as a freelance is to follow - from dtp to press - a pair of house organs for italian institutions (one, dedicated to mosaic tiles is distributed to a selected list of architects etc in Usa). So I know something about printing and printers (and SW machines). :)


I was wondering if you recalled, or know anything about dyeline printing. It was mostly used from the '70s through to the late '80s for plan printing, when it was replaced by large photocopiers.



Basicly, you have sheets of light sensitive paper that are kept in the dark, and you pull a sheet out and put your plan/drawing over it, and feed it through the printer that exposes the paper and drawing to high intensity UV light. Where the lines on the drawing were, the light sensitive coating stays on the paper, and the rest is burnt away. The paper if then fed through and amonia bed and has to dry. You're left with a sepia coloured sheet with a brown ink drawing that smells of amonia for years.



I was wondering if anyone knew whether dyeline printing was still done, and whether the paper was available for it anymore.


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 7:21 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:WOW! http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... eName=WDVW

surely thats not worth that much??!!




Well its probably not, but you know how folks get around those shrinkwrap items.  :wink:

Seller actually sold last week that went for $89.00.  8O



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 01039&rd=1


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 7:32 am 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:
rosenkav wrote:mbassoc,

since 1988 I work in advertising, first as a copywriter then I switched to the art director side. My last job as a freelance is to follow - from dtp to press - a pair of house organs for italian institutions (one, dedicated to mosaic tiles is distributed to a selected list of architects etc in Usa). So I know something about printing and printers (and SW machines). :)


I was wondering if you recalled, or know anything about dyeline printing. It was mostly used from the '70s through to the late '80s for plan printing, when it was replaced by large photocopiers.



Basicly, you have sheets of light sensitive paper that are kept in the dark, and you pull a sheet out and put your plan/drawing over it, and feed it through the printer that exposes the paper and drawing to high intensity UV light. Where the lines on the drawing were, the light sensitive coating stays on the paper, and the rest is burnt away. The paper if then fed through and amonia bed and has to dry. You're left with a sepia coloured sheet with a brown ink drawing that smells of amonia for years.



I was wondering if anyone knew whether dyeline printing was still done, and whether the paper was available for it anymore.




The tech is still there - and it's very similar to other well used printing techniques. Besides, if I recall well, it's used for architectural plans. The trick is finding out a specialist who still does it.

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 8:22 am 
 

Shrinked H4 from a seller with a funny Ebay Handle  :lol: :



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MEWA:IT


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 8:34 am 
 

GW Players Handbook softie in ok condition:



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... eName=WDVW



Seller has several other non-TSR items as well, including Role Aids Beastmaker Mountain.


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 9:12 am 
 

harami2000 wrote:
rosenkav wrote:
draco76 wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5170581815

SEALED OCE + Basic set 9 mins left ... almost too rich for my blood
I bid 325 $ and lost... anyway, that's life :roll:


$330 for those, but no-one was interesting in pushing for <aneoth>'s T1st Greyhawk. *shrugs*


*shrugs also* Its OK, I will simply keep it longer... 8)

It is indeed a VERY nice book.

No bids at all on the First Print MM either. :?



I must admit to being highly dissapointed in both listings. :(



It is not as if I was asking $1,000 for a Deities and Demigods with Cthulhu or anything silly like that.



And I do not recall seeing anyone link either of those auctions under the laughable items thread either. Maybe some of you wanted to, but were simply being nice by not doing so????



Even though I only rarely sell anything, I can honestly say that NO ONE who has bought anything from me has been dissapointed. Nor has anyone shown dissapointment who has traded with me. I do NOT overvalue any of the items I sell (with or without Reserves) nor do I overvalue any of the items I trade. And, if I list an item with a reserve price, or offer up for trade, then you can safely put money on the fact that that item is worth every cent of that reserve price, or the trade value I ask for.



Apparently I need some realistic selling lessons.



Perhaps LESS honesty and far less detail in the item descriptions? :!:



Perhaps I should offer blurred pictures that conceal detractions, rather than show the items as they actually are? :!:



Perhaps an adjusted attitude of "Let the buyer beware" is the answer to my selling woes. :roll:



But no. I am far too honest and would never stoop to such gutter tactics.

Instead of debasing myself, I would rather keep my crappy items to myself...... :lol:



And so obvioulsy I shall.....



IMO: It is/was the buyer(s) who lost out by not biddding up those listings higher. Not me.


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