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Post Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 7:33 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:Nice, I just got outbid by Frank Mentzer:



cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... 5174015139

How many of you all can say that. 8)

Somthing tells me though, that is not the last bid on this thing. :wink:


WOW! THE Frank Mentzer!  8O  :D . I just wrote him asking for an interview...

  


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 7:43 am 
 

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bclarkie wrote:Nice, I just got outbid by Frank Mentzer:



cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... 5174015139

How many of you all can say that. 8)

Somthing tells me though, that is not the last bid on this thing. :wink:


WOW! THE Frank Mentzer! 8O :D . I just wrote him asking for an interview...




Yep, the one and the only. :wink:



harami2000 wrote: [There ya go... Less than one bid increment, if you're still interested. :)




Well it looks like Marlinth took a shot at him too, but it still feels kind of weird bidding against one of the creators of the game. Almost like its disrespectful or something. :? I mean, Christ he probably helped to create the feckin thing and here I am, some schmuck who just buys all this stuff, trying to outbid him. Maybe I am being to nice and I need to get meaner, kind of like he was a shiller or something. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:11 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:Well it looks like Marlinth took a shot at him too, but it still feels kind of weird bidding against one of the creators of the game. Almost like its disrespectful or something. :? I mean, Christ he probably helped to create the feckin thing and here I am, some schmuck who just buys all this stuff, trying to outbid him. Maybe I am being to nice and I need to get meaner, kind of like he was a shiller or something. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


Yeah, that's the spirit.   :twisted: Think of him as a shiller...especially if the item is something he wrote in the first place  :!:  Or blackmail him.  Say if he'll make another couple of copies of the pre-pubs (and sign and number em), you'll back off.  :twisted:

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 11:02 am 
 

Not disrespectful at all. The few years I went to Origins he and I ended up in bidding wars on a few items. Everything from a first print Monster Manual that had notes in it from one of the play testers (can't for the life of me remember their name right now) concerning changes that needed made, to an unpunched War of the Rings game. Just to set the matter straight he won in all of these :cry: Not a shill, just hoping that was his limit. I guess it wasn't .  :x


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 10:19 am 
 

First Quest cassette.  Yes, that's right, I said "cassette"  8O .



UK auction. £5 start.  5 days left.



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 4710030566

(sits back and watches ensuing bunfight :twisted: )



I did ask THE question.  The buyer said yes, £25.  But then they withdrew the offer before I could accept :? .  Interest from other Acaeum members I suspect  :( .  But it's an improvement on the flat refusal I usually receive I suppose  :D .



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First Quest Album rarity

  


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 12:10 pm 
 

Early print DMG, though the condition isn't the best.  Description states it was purchased at GenCon.  Maybe a true 1st?



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 93185&rd=1

  


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 12:31 pm 
 

Howdy,





afoolandhis$ wrote:Early print DMG, though the condition isn't the best. Description states it was purchased at GenCon. Maybe a true 1st?



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 93185&rd=1




A'yep! That sure is. It is the second one I have seen where there is a confirmed  purchase of the DMG from GenCon XII. I think that such examples pretty much cinch-up the chronology on the 1st print of the DMG. Another I have seen is autographed by Gygax and dated by him as August 1979.



I am suprised that the myth of the MM-bound-in DMG as the true 1st print has  been perpetuated - by TSR people (Kim Mohan and Harold Johnson) no less! However, both of them started their employment in July of that year, just when the 1st print was coming off the press.



But then again, I doubt anyone would remember a printing that went without any glitches vs. one that was ridlled with them.





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Post Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 12:44 pm 
 

Yeah, plus it makes for a great story.   :D

  


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 8:35 pm 
 

bunch of books autographed my jeff blaine!!!!



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 61824&rd=1



why do people fucken write in there books?

  

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 10:34 pm 
 

johnhuck wrote:First Quest cassette. Yes, that's right, I said "cassette" 8O .

UK auction. £5 start. 5 days left.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 4710030566

(sits back and watches ensuing bunfight :twisted: )

I did ask THE question. The buyer said yes, £25. But then they withdrew the offer before I could accept :? . Interest from other Acaeum members I suspect :( . But it's an improvement on the flat refusal I usually receive I suppose :D .

And can the eventual winner please update the following poll

First Quest Album rarity


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 3:59 am 
 

johnhuck wrote:First Quest cassette. Yes, that's right, I said "cassette" 8O



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 4710030566

(sits back and watches ensuing bunfight :twisted: )



I did ask THE question. The buyer said yes, £25. But then they withdrew the offer before I could accept :? . Interest from other Acaeum members I suspect :( . But it's an improvement on the flat refusal I usually receive I suppose :D .


*g*. Almost set that up for you, John... :P



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Dear ilflet,



Re: FirstQuest cassette (4710030566).=== Yup, that's a rare enough item. Will be looking to put in a bid of £20-25. Hopefully no-one will ask if you're willing to put a "Buy It Now" price against the auction less than that :) Best wishes, David. <harami2000>

  


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 7:18 am 
 

harami2000 wrote:*g*. Almost set that up for you, John... :P


Thanks.



But I wasn't really interested in the item. It's just getting someone to offer me that elusive BIN.



If I get my timing right, the acceptance will be from someone advertising "STI Up the Graden (sic) Path" :wink:



harami2000 wrote:Yup, that's a rare enough item. Will be looking to put in a bid of £20-25. Hopefully no-one will ask if you're willing to put a "Buy It Now" price against the auction less than that :) Best wishes, David. <harami2000>




I suspect that this might well push £40+ given its new found publicity.  The auction counter more than doubled within a few hours of the posting here.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 3:52 pm 
 

Noteworthy by its new spelling  :?  (for all you auctionsieve fans  :D )



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 5175767986

  


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 4:02 pm 
 

johnhuck wrote:Noteworthy by its new spelling :? (for all you auctionsieve fans :D )



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 5175767986


:P :P :P :P :P :P  :oops:



How they managed to write-up the rest of the description with only one typo, I really don't know! 8O



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Post Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 4:27 pm 
 

johnhuck wrote:Noteworthy by its new spelling :? (for all you auctionsieve fans :D )



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 5175767986




I hate it when my cat walks across the keyboard just as I'm pressing the "submit listing to eBay" button ... :)

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 5:55 pm 
 

Wyrm's Footnotes #1. Same seller. Not quite as nice.



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 5175865656



#2

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 5962829603

  


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 7:22 pm 
 

First Quest LP:



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5175850571


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 9:49 pm 
 

Hmmm, anyone make an offer the seller couldn't refuse on this?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5174595897


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 9:55 pm 
 

grodog wrote:Hmmm, anyone make an offer the seller couldn't refuse on this?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5174595897




Or maybe a shill. :evil: I am not real impressed with that high bidders feedback history. 9 positives by 2 different user Id's. Funny 7 of the positves are from the same seller and the other seller that left that bidder a positve also happens to be from Ohio. Must be a coincidence. :wink: Look at fasttrots Recent Ebay bid history: cgi6.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBidI ... amp;sort=3



:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:



He must not have been happy with the fact you knocked of his BIN, so he challenged your high bid, realized it wasn't high enough for his tastes to knock of the BIN, and ended the auction early so he could relist it.

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Looks like dctspro has at least 2 other User ID. It is pretty clear cut that fasttrot00000 is a shill to dctspro, but looking further look how much the same the this 3rd handle slowpoke-1 and fasttrot00000 leaves feedback for others:



This is fasttrot00000: feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?View ... amp;de=off

And now look at at slowpoke-1's: feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?View ... amp;de=off

How strikingly similar, well that and the fact that both dctspro and slowpoke-1 are both from the Cleveland Ohio area. :roll:

I have a sneaking suspicion this user ID jugsdaclwn may be connected as well: feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?View ... amp;de=off



Okay, I am done now. :D


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:59 am 
 

don't know if anyones interested in the copy of wild things thrown in for free



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