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Post Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 4:04 am 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:Does anyone know it the R1 Pre-Pub is real yet? I'm not getting any response to questions. I've requested photos. Anyone else have any luck. I notice this guy has not much of an eBay history.


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 4:09 am 
 

It seems to me, since the module is a PRE pub, that it wouldn't have been mailed out to people. The copies were numbered, and they were given/sold at conventions, no? Why would TSR print a few copies and mail them to RPGA members? Very shady......


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 4:16 am 
 

There is a great deal of money floating around our market ATM. Everything seems over inflated across the board and key items are fetching silly money. Is this just making me paranoid? Would I be questioning these items if the market were flat?



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Post Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 4:17 am 
 

Deadlord36 wrote:It seems to me, since the module is a PRE pub, that it wouldn't have been mailed out to people. The copies were numbered, and they were given/sold at conventions, no? Why would TSR print a few copies and mail them to RPGA members? Very shady......


I'm still waiting for an observation from the Acaeum "sage".

If they are willing to guarantee that it is genuine, is good enough for me. :o

  

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 4:19 am 
 

harami2000 wrote:I'm still waiting for an observation from the Acaeum "sage".

If they are willing to guarantee that it is genuine, is good enough for me. :o


Likewise. I may be tempted to snipe. :D


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 2:16 pm 
 

Of course I can't "guarantee" that it's genuine.  I don't believe I've corresponded with this individual -- if he had sent me scans of the item, I should have updated the R1 registry with #18 -- but I'll have to check the archives at home and make sure it's not sitting in there.



From the pictures provided in the auction, it appears real.  Though such things can be faked, especially something as easy as this (it's a dot-matrix printout, for chrissakes).



I will take a closer look later this evening, and see what I can tell.  FYI, in the future, if you're demanding a response, the best way to get my attention is to send me an e-mail.  I don't read all the posts here, unfortunately.



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Post Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 2:26 pm 
 

Wasn't sure where to post this question, so I just put it here:

When you guys ship soft sided items, (magazines, modules, etc) is it enough to put them in a USPS Priority envelope or do they get damaged in transit because of a less than tight fit? Do any of you utilize the manila envelopes with the bubble-wrap stuff inside that they sell in the supermarket? Or is there some other prefered method that keeps them from damage?

Thanks!


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 2:28 pm 
 

I asked a question of the seller if he would consider an escrow arrangement to verify/validate authenticity.  His response was no he wouldn't, and that the Acaeum "Sage" had validated his copy as being genuine and that I could ask him about this.  Hmmm....



You asked:

"Hello there, will you accept an escrow arrangement in order to authenticate/validate this item is genuine and not a forgery? Thanks, Jeff"



Hello, Thank you for your interest in this item. I am the original owner of this module. I did have it authenticated by The Acaeum Sage and you can contact them at [email protected]. They will be posting the information on their web site the next time it is updated. I am sorry but I do not accept an escrow arrangement. I can assure you that it is the genuine item. You can check my feedback and see it is 100% positive. If there is anything else I can do to reasure you please let me know.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 2:39 pm 
 

a2jeff wrote:I did have it authenticated by The Acaeum Sage and you can contact them at [email protected]. They will be posting the information on their web site the next time it is updated.


That *is* typically the language I use when receiving new info, so again, I'll check the archive and get back with everyone.



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Post Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 5:14 pm 
 

Hmmm... Ended early. Curious.



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5961286862

One of you guys must have made an offer that could not be refused....



So what was the offer then?



Just out of curiosity.... :?:


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 5:15 pm 
 

Aneoth wrote:Hmmm... Ended early. Curious.



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5961286862

One of you guys must have made an offer that could not be refused....



So what was the offer then?



Just out of curiosity.... :?:




i think it was for the best (ie the auction closing) - there was trouble brewing there imo :)



did someone actually make an offer in private?



  

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 5:18 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:
Aneoth wrote:Hmmm... Ended early. Curious.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5961286862

One of you guys must have made an offer that could not be refused....

So what was the offer then?

Just out of curiosity.... :?:


i think it was for the best (ie the auction closing) - there was trouble brewing there imo :)

did someone actually make an offer in private?


I was guessing....... as I can see no other reason to end it now.


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:29 pm 
 

Quiet day today. maybe its just everyone



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Post Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:33 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Quiet day today. maybe its just everyone



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T minus 23 minutes and counting.............. :D


Yep...he popped in for a minute there, I guess he's looking to see who's about.  I don't even know what he's putting up, but dammit, I'm bidding on something. ;)

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:40 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote: Yep...he popped in for a minute there, I guess he's looking to see who's about. I don't even know what he's putting up, but dammit, I'm bidding on something. ;)




He put a partial list in the classified ads last week:



http://www.acaeum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=17291#17291



Lots of goodies to be had. I think I may make a serious run at the Orange B3, but well see how crazy it gets. :wink: Then again he also has 3 RPGA mods going, a T1st Greyhawk, and a First print Players Handbook.

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 11:07 pm 
 

cavscout761 wrote:Wasn't sure where to post this question, so I just put it here:

When you guys ship soft sided items, (magazines, modules, etc) is it enough to put them in a USPS Priority envelope or do they get damaged in transit because of a less than tight fit? Do any of you utilize the manila envelopes with the bubble-wrap stuff inside that they sell in the supermarket? Or is there some other prefered method that keeps them from damage?

Thanks!




I usually will offer the buyer the option of an envelope but items will almost always sustain damage such as dings and bends, unless it is reinforced with a backing board of some sort.  The best way to go is with a USPS priority box, or your own if you can get them, and some type of padding.  That's the best way to prevent items from being damaged.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 11:19 pm 
 

OK, I looked through the archive, and I did find a message from the R1 pre-pub seller (he titled his message "Lost Tamoachan Registry", which is why I didn't see it before).



He provided a cover scan of the module and of the envelope sticker which are a little higher resolution than the eBay ones.  They look good.  Meaning, I don't think it's a fake, though of course anything's possible -- I don't have the module sitting in front of me.



TSR (or more likely, Frank Mentzer at home) printed up a hundred of these, and some were indeed sold at the convention(s).  The pre-pubs were advertised in Dragon, and it's possible they were available for purchase through the RPGA for a limited time.  So it's possible he received it through the mail, like he says.



All in all, I'm not particularly suspicious.



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Post Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 11:29 pm 
 

FoulFoot wrote:All in all, I'm not particularly suspicious.


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 11:37 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:
deimos3428 wrote: Yep...he popped in for a minute there, I guess he's looking to see who's about. I don't even know what he's putting up, but dammit, I'm bidding on something. ;)




He put a partial list in the classified ads last week:



http://www.acaeum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=17291#17291



Lots of goodies to be had. I think I may make a serious run at the Orange B3, but well see how crazy it gets. :wink: Then again he also has 3 RPGA mods going, a T1st Greyhawk, and a First print Players Handbook.

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Eh, were do you start? :?




*watching my pathetic bids getting destroyed almost instantly*

Y'know, sometimes eBay is like voting, you have to get out there and place a bid, even though you know the other guy is gonna win.  :P

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:29 am 
 

Howdy Folks,





I was positively giddy about the auction tonight! My wife kept saying come eat dinner - but I just couldn't wait! Finally, she said - as I was pretending to help her put the kids to bed - "Oh, just go downstairs wil you!" :oops:



My favorites are the Arrarat character sheets, the Proof/Typeset Copy of Vol. 3 Monsters and Treasures w/ Gary's handwritten notes, and that TRUE 1st PH autographed by Gary Gygax as 1st Sold most of all!



There was a lot of common stuff in Tim's collection but I think overall it is pretty dang nice! Tim is a great guy and I hope the auction meets with enthusiasm. I sure appreciate yours'



Good luck everybody!





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