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Post Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 10:44 pm 
 

Well.
Much debate.
All I know is that if I had not stumbled across The Acaeum, I probably would be overpaying trying to finish my Dragon Magazine collection (and not increasing my intake of general D&D stuff regularly).

In my case, the price guide has caused a new collector to join the ranks, thereby increasing prices. But I feel that the guide is a reflection of past prices (which it is) and not a hard and fast guide.

As always, the "Gotta have it now" people will drive prices up on the short run, followed by a correction where we (the real collectors) can make some good finds for decent prices (albeit a little higher than last time).


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Post Posted: Wed May 04, 2005 12:35 am 
 

ebay definitely is a force to be reckoned with -and i love it!!!


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Post Posted: Wed May 04, 2005 12:58 am 
 

jkason wrote:Well.
As always, the "Gotta have it now" people will drive prices up on the short run, followed by a correction where we (the real collectors) can make some good finds for decent prices (albeit a little higher than last time).



I think I fall into both categories, albeit based on a complex formula pitting my disposable cash vs my current amount of patience and the rareity of the item in question.

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Post Posted: Wed May 04, 2005 10:47 am 
 

gaming in general has gained favor and D andDwas the start of this revulation.   it stands to reason that early d and d will remain in demand

  


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Post Posted: Wed May 04, 2005 4:28 pm 
 

In regards to the ebay factor which has been a great boon to collectors. I do agree that it in many ways has rendered the comic book price guide obsolete. CGC is now the driving force of that market! Many people who collect comics and spend big $$$ on them are well informed,follow the market closely, and have a long history(some of which has been recounted in this thread) to learn from! These people certainly do not need a guide at all-I threw mine out years ago!!! Newbies will still find a guide helpful! I also think most Rpger's NEED THIS SITE to familiarize themselves with the collecting aspect of TSR. To many of us(if not most)
TSR's products were just games that we loved and not thought of for their value as collectibles. We are just finding out now how valuable they are to ourselves and others. A good example of this is my own experience-I owned virtually every first edition module published up to 1983 and all the major books. I thought i had just about everything ever made for D&D. Until this site i had never even heard of palace of the vampire queen or wee warriors for that matter! I knew virtually nothing about the original D&D. So for me this site is really useful for the wealth of information available. Without such info I don't see the collectibles in this hobby getting much more valuable because so few people know about them. If D&D items are going to continue to appreciate in value then this site is critical to it! Without it there just isn't the organization or knowledge available to the collector for prices to greatly appreciate! In short comics may have outgrown a price guide but RPG'S certainly haven't.


Posted: seeking arcane knowledge, will pay well for old writings,books,scrolls,alchemist cookbooks, and other odds n' ends that will aid me in furthering my pursuits!

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