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Post Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 3:20 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 36052&rd=1

I think it was Grodog who originally did one of these friendly competitions.

Anyway. Everyone make a guess at final bid and put up a D&D/AD&D module or accessory (something with little value).

Rules of estimate:
1. For those bidding or about to bid, you must estimate prior to bidding. This starts now. So those that have bid can get in now before the sniping begins.

2. Can't bid within $25 of another bidder.

3. Closest bidder wins regardless of over or under.

4. Sorry to the international crowd. This is gonna have to be a U.S. contest only. I'm not gonna pay to send my little wager to Tibet!

5. No estimates within 48 hours of auction end. That gives about 4 days to get your estimate in.


And I could've bought these damn modules off the 1$ rack!!!

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Post Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 3:21 pm 
 

My guess is $1,150

Since I am first, I get to put up a B2 as my wager.


And I could've bought these damn modules off the 1$ rack!!!

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Post Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 3:29 pm 
 

Damn, so I'm out?

Boy, if you're even close to being right, I'm gonna be one happy camper...but not for reasons you might think.   :wink:

  


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Post Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 3:37 pm 
 

afoolandhis$ wrote:Damn, so I'm out?

Boy, if you're even close to being right, I'm gonna be one happy camper...but not for reasons you might think.  :wink:

*sits back to watch the crazy pie fight, glad I've got an excuse for not putting in a "bid" here*

(personally, I'll stick to black folder PotVQs, thank-you-very-much! :P)

  

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Post Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 4:24 pm 
 

$1525

I have a copy of Neverwinter Nights (rulebook included) that I will wager.

  


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Post Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 4:32 pm 
 

$1783.50 w/ G1 as my wager.


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Post Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 4:45 pm 
 

(I obviously missed the shrinkwrap, or else more people have finally "come to their senses" that it's a bit pointless spending hundred of dollars on something you can't even touch or look through... :D).

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Oh boy, is it tempting to give this auction a push! :P
Have been on the "receiving end" often enough before, thanks to people who forced up the bidding without any intention of being in the running at the end... :roll:

  


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Post Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 4:51 pm 
 

The Wraith wrote:$1783.50

btw. You forgot to mention what you were wagering. ;)

  


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Post Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 4:52 pm 
 

The crystal ball says ... $1,392.84

I'll wager a nice, crisp White Plume Mountain (original edition).

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Post Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 5:23 pm 
 

Maybe I am being crazy, but didn't Stormber just sell one for $910.00 and it was in at least as good condidtion? :? My guess is $835.00 and my wager will be a polyhedron #30 and a beat up X9


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Post Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 5:28 pm 
 

Stop guys, or I'm gonna piss my pants!  You can't be serious!  (Aside from clarkie, that is, who seems to have a firm grip on reality...)   :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

  


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Post Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 5:30 pm 
 

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Oh boy, is it tempting to give this auction a push! :P
Have been on the "receiving end" often enough before, thanks to people who forced up the bidding without any intention of being in the running at the end... :roll:


I feel your pain there David. :(


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Post Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 6:15 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:I feel your pain there David. :(

Hey, thanks... You don't know the rest of the story, either!
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bclarkie wrote:Maybe I am being crazy, but didn't Stormber just sell one for $910.00 and it was in at least as good condidtion? :? My guess is $835.00 and my wager will be a polyhedron #30 and a beat up X9

Oops, sorry, I think I missed the final price on that one... :oops:

Probably guessed it would go above my "mark" given those auctions were pretty high flying, with many items going for serious premiums long before the end.
Yeah, would probably have been a good copy since Tim was well aware of its value 20+ years back and had stashed it away in a box. (His 1st Eldritch & D,DG&Hs were the mintiest I've ever seen, anyhow).

fwiw, the going rate (private sales) for a SW'd orange B3 was ~$800-850 this time last year, regardless of those "blips" on eBay.
Hence my $700-750 target setting for a minty-ish non-shrinked copy: the shrink is still a liability in my book.

Certainly interested to see what happens with this...

  


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Post Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 7:34 pm 
 

$900.

I have an "UGLY PIRATE" miniature that I won recently that just owns, and I will wager it.



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Post Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 8:17 pm 
 

afoolandhis$ wrote:Stop guys, or I'm gonna piss my pants! You can't be serious! (Aside from clarkie, that is, who seems to have a firm grip on reality...)  :lol: :lol: :lol:

Well said!  It's "only" an orange B3.  8)  I think bclarkie's wager is pretty safe thus far...

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Post Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 8:52 pm 
 

I'm sorely tempted to deshrink mine before it goes out the door. I've always wanted to put an orange and greenie side-by-side and see the differences.


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Post Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 9:15 pm 
 

Deadlord36 wrote:I'm sorely tempted to deshrink mine before it goes out the door. I've always wanted to put an orange and greenie side-by-side and see the differences.


If the differences are what you're most interested in (and if you'd rather keep the shrink intact), just get the free orange B3 download from Wizards:

http://www.wizards.com/dnd/article.asp? ... 20020121x7

What you describe was my exact motivation for downloading an orange B3: I wanted to go through page-by-page and do comparisons with my green copy (and I knew there was no way, short of an actual Act of God, that I'd ever own a physical copy of the orange version).

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Post Posted: Fri May 20, 2005 3:52 am 
 

bbarsh wrote:I think it was Grodog who originally did one of these friendly competitions.


Wasn't me, though I do like the idea.  I'll have to ponder what to bid though :D


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Post Posted: Fri May 20, 2005 7:47 am 
 

Don't be too quick to under value OB3. I fell into that trap long ago when in the mid 80s it was selling for around $150-200 at the Gencon auction. I thought those people were nuts. Afterall, it was only a matter of time before someone found a few cases of them...
Secondly, it is the only one of its kind - recalled for questionable art, etc.
Thirdly, I think (and its only a guess) that there are less of these modules floating around than there are the big three and ST1.
Fourth, it is a real TSR item - unlike PotVQ, etc.

All in all, the only reason it has lagged in value (percieved or otherwise) is that it was a mainstream TSR product produced well after the majority of the big dollar modules and stuff like Mr. Woody. ST1 is an exception because of its distributorship and location of sale, or lack thereof. I'd much rather have a OB3 than ST1 for my collecting purposes - it is more TSR history and lore in my opinion.


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Post Posted: Fri May 20, 2005 8:13 am 
 

bbarsh wrote:Don't be too quick to under value OB3. I fell into that trap long ago when in the mid 80s it was selling for around $150-200 at the Gencon auction. I thought those people were nuts. Afterall, it was only a matter of time before someone found a few cases of them...
Secondly, it is the only one of its kind - recalled for questionable art, etc.
Thirdly, I think (and its only a guess) that there are less of these modules floating around than there are the big three and ST1.
Fourth, it is a real TSR item - unlike PotVQ, etc.

All in all, the only reason it has lagged in value (percieved or otherwise) is that it was a mainstream TSR product produced well after the majority of the big dollar modules and stuff like Mr. Woody. ST1 is an exception because of its distributorship and location of sale, or lack thereof. I'd much rather have a OB3 than ST1 for my collecting purposes - it is more TSR history and lore in my opinion.

I have got to say I still disagree. Like I said before Paul(Stromber) just sold one a couple months ago in the Tim Jardini auctions.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5173461064

Because of the obvious mitigating factors involved, Stromber's Collectors Trove auctions will almost always do better than a regular sellers auction. And even though somebody out there thinks that Paul is the "Eastern_Treasure_Trove" :P, the important people know that he is not and will almost always bid higher than a normal auction. Just my .02

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