How to find the white *box* ?
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 6:51 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:
GraysonAC wrote:The only OCE sets that have sold in the last 3 months have gone for ~$30 (no box) and ~$60, unless Terapeak isn't finding them for some reason.

Within the last week or two;
$115 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5207504473
$103 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5208137188
$80 (no box or ref sheets) http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5209112781
$71 (ditto, plus Greyhawk) http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5208901713

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And to follow up a little bit David. Here is your post from the "What's up with OCE prices lately" thread back in March:

harami2000 wrote:Others in descending order (since the last batch);

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5171573792
$174; OCE (toned box with corner wear, little dishing), six supplements (2* Greyhawk) (relatively early but with a few poorer copies), Chainmail.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5171889887
$173; (was an OCE, IIRC)
"Box lid has some soiling and creases, as shown in photo below, but otherwise all of the booklets are in excellent, near-mint condition"

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5171506612
$153; 5th(?) print (box slightly battered and discolored)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5174041257
$150; OCE
"The three volumes are in excellent condition; the only obvious defect are the staples which are starting to rust. The Reference Sheets are not stapled (never were) and are very discolored on the front sheet - the rest of the Reference Sheets are in excellent condition. The box is well worn and discolored. Two corners of the box top have split and have been taped with masking tape. There is a reinforcement ring for a punched hole stuck to the side of the box. There is an oder of mustiness to all booklets and the box." 8O

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5171795451
$133; OCE (bashed, discolored, taped corner), lizard Greyhawk and Blackmoor, Wizard Eldritch. "some signs of age"

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5170212176
$110; the is-it-an-OCE copy. Apparently the nicest of the bunch although the "browning" on the box is impossible to see. Good strong square corners, though.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5170873800
$108; OCE (dished and slightly toned box, but not too bad)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5172203222
$108; OCE (possibly the best copy; and the cheapest!); "Box is in excellent condition with only two marks on the side from removal of price stickers. The three books (and reference sheets) are in pristine condition -- rarely handled, no pen or pencil marks".

4th(?)/5th vs. OCE ratio remains very heavily 6-1 to 10-1 in favor of the OCEs...


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 7:05 pm 
 

thx. yeah, I was gonna keep that up-to-date wasn't I, Brian? :(

(and the prices went a lot higher than those)

  


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 7:41 pm 
 

GraysonAC wrote:I think you must be confusing this one with something else, or else I'm confused :D

The only OCE sets that have sold in the last 3 months have gone for ~$30 (no box) and ~$60, unless Terapeak isn't finding them for some reason.

There was one set that went for $112, but it had Greyhawk and Blackmoor included.

Back in April, each book (1-3) went for $16.50, with the box+reference sheets going for $17.50.

I'd be more than happy to be shown wrong though :o

First of all, I should clarify.  By "OCE", I'm referring to the 6th (or newly discovered 7th!) printing of the original D&D white box set, which has the red starburst on the front.  That's a fairly standard definition around here, but not everyone agrees.  Some people call all white boxed sets OCEs, which in my mind isn't quite accurate, but close enough unless we're getting into specific printing minutia.

I'm not sure what Terapeak is, but I can assure you it isn't finding them all.  The prices are becoming more reasonable lately, but none have dropped into the happy, deimos-loving, dirt cheap range that we all dream of sniping mercilessly.  (You know who you are!  :P )

It's still baffling that 6th/7th printings are selling for considerably more than 4th/5ths.  :roll:

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 7:50 pm 
 

Ahh, the fault wasn't the program, it was mine. Astounding. The ones that didn't have either "OCE" or "OD&D" in the title went for more than the ones that did. Heh.

Hrm, I just realized my reference sheets are incomplete. I've only got 3 pages, but there's no "cover page" saying "Reference Sheets"

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 8:07 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:First of all, I should clarify. By "OCE", I'm referring to the 6th (or newly discovered 7th!) printing of the original D&D white box set, which has the red starburst on the front. That's a fairly standard definition around here, but not everyone agrees. Some people call all white boxed sets OCEs, which in my mind isn't quite accurate, but close enough unless we're getting into specific printing minutia.

*nods*. Still; removing the stock list prices from the back of the book (presumably because they were no longer in date) is a large enough change, IMHO.

Oh, btw, <reindeergamez> copy is a beaut: totally different (high quality) cover cardstock and pages either hybrid or yet another printing, but still have to check...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5207497702

I could do with 20-or-so OCE booksets laid out for comparison, phps.... :(

deimos3428 wrote:I'm not sure what Terapeak is, but I can assure you it isn't finding them all.

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deimos3428 wrote:The prices are becoming more reasonable lately, but none have dropped into the happy, deimos-loving, dirt cheap range that we all dream of sniping mercilessly. (You know who you are! :P )

The severe downward blip has been barely one week in duration, although the last few weeks have been a bit more reasonable.

Erm, hadn't realised quite how close you were to that 4th...? :(

deimos3428 wrote:It's still baffling that 6th/7th printings are selling for considerably more than 4th/5ths. :roll:

"Look it says "Collector's Edition". Wow, it must be valuable"?
Dunno 'bout that logic... ;)
(Or has it been even more clueless than that, in general?).

Would have to dig out my relative rarity (on eBay) post, but is something like one 4th print to three 5ths to twenty OCEs. (5A is possibly scarcer than the 4ths and the OCEs are a hodge-podge of relative rarities, if disaggregated).

  


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 8:09 pm 
 

GraysonAC wrote:Hrm, I just realized my reference sheets are incomplete. I've only got 3 pages, but there's no "cover page" saying "Reference Sheets"

*meh*. That is a pain... Would be a good time for a trashed box with slightly dodgy contents plus fine ref sheets to appear on the 'Bay.

(Trouble is last time the OCE prices dipped, the $ for poor condition sets was often higher than for fine ones!).

  


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 2:03 am 
 

harami2000 wrote:

Oh, btw, <reindeergamez> copy is a beaut: totally different (high quality) cover cardstock and pages either hybrid or yet another printing, but still have to check...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5207497702



I'm glad to hear they arrived okay and that they will be appriciated. =)

  

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 2:14 am 
 

I found an empty white box yesterday. Had to fill it up. Can't remember her name for the life of me though.......


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 7:50 pm 
 

Got my thank-you gifts for the free stuff mailed today, first class.

One copy of The Immortals (D&D rules) and one copy of Traveller High Guard.

Thanks again!


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