Shrinkwrap, is it legit
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Post Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 12:51 pm 
 

I'm seeing more and more "shrinkwrapped" items on e-bay, and so my question is, is it the real 20 year old shrinkwrap? Or is some fraud going on.

Having never purchased any shrinkwrapped items on the ebay, some of your experiences may help me out.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 1:25 pm 
 

well if you look close you can tell the difference between factory SW and someone re-shrinking an item.......

  


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 1:58 pm 
 

At least for the Silver Anniversary Box set, you should be able to tell if it's legit by whether or not the shrink is covered by a large black sticker on the back of the box listing the contents.  If I recall correctly, that sticker was on the outside of the shrinkwrap.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 2:24 pm 
 

afoolandhis$ wrote:At least for the Silver Anniversary Box set, you should be able to tell if it's legit by whether or not the shrink is covered by a large black sticker on the back of the box listing the contents. If I recall correctly, that sticker was on the outside of the shrinkwrap.

Big rectangular rectangular sticker with logo, content details, etc. Would be a pain to forge those.
(Thankfully someone opened my copy very carefully, so I got it cheap and can recycle the label onto new shrink... Oops, didn't say that! ;))

Yeah, can see why taking out L3 and re-shrinking the box might be tempting.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 2:30 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:(Thankfully someone opened my copy very carefully, so I got it cheap and can recycle the label onto new shrink... Oops, didn't say that! ;))


Been trying to figure out how to do that myself :lol:

  


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 2:40 pm 
 

afoolandhis$ wrote:
harami2000 wrote:(Thankfully someone opened my copy very carefully, so I got it cheap and can recycle the label onto new shrink... Oops, didn't say that! ;))

Been trying to figure out how to do that myself :lol:

Shouldn't be too difficult with a craft knife and some double-sided tape or adhesive film.
(*watches whilst anyone who's recently bought a Silver Anniversary set with possibly dodgy SW starts working at the back label with a nail*)

Certainly a margin there; opened with original SW ($40-50) -> "new" in SW ($60-80) plus L3 at about the same.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 2:53 pm 
 

...and:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5955956887

  


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 4:10 pm 
 


Thanks! I hope they got their L3! :D

Hrmm... that one's just a bit(?) crazy, IMHO, but the estimated values on the site; $42 for NM Boxed Set or for L3 by itself are probably a bit on the low side, too.

Personally, I'm no fan of SW whatsoever, except when it's a mixed-lot item I already have unshrinked or as a "freebie".
The two which come to mind in those contexts are an absolutely pristine SWd UK S1 (probably the most difficult of the UK mods to obtain, anyhow), plus the Dragon Magazine boxed set (which "allows" me to retain another digital copy, when I eventually get around to doing so).

  
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