Interesting Items Formerly on eBay
Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies. Page 84 of 100123 ... 81, 82, 83, 84, 85 ... 9899100
Author

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector

Posts: 5613
Joined: Jun 30, 2003
Last Visit: Jan 15, 2021
Location: New Hampsha

Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 10:25 am 
 

Al, why is he sitting on the case of 15?

 WWW  

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 6720
Joined: Jul 16, 2005
Last Visit: Jul 24, 2020

Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 10:39 am 
 

I am no investor.  I use my collection.  I do think, however, that most of us also share a concern for finding and preserving the history of RPG's.  If we don't respect our shared cultural niche then who will?  :?

    Creep1962 proclaiming that he left real estate investing and now wants to dominate the game collecting market is just silly.  What market?  EBay is an international marketplace, and yet the list of major RPG sellers adds up to about...what...20?  Some people are making money, but they ain't nobody gettin' rich.   :x

Mark   8)


"But I have watched the dragons come, fire-eyed, across the world."

  

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector

Posts: 8219
Joined: Jan 21, 2005
Last Visit: Jun 12, 2017
Location: Wallasey, Merseyside, UK

Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:37 am 
 

Deadlord36 wrote:Al, why is he sitting on the case of 15?


frank, his words (told to me through my biz mate who knows him personally) and i quote "i am holding onto them for a rainy day, close to my retirement. when i need some money i will sell one"

i already tried to buy one and got quickly turned down flat :D

Al



  

User avatar

Verbose Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 1787
Joined: Apr 26, 2005
Last Visit: Aug 04, 2020
Location: Indianapolis

Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 12:18 pm 
 

Okay Al this is what we do.  You get his address, I'll hop over the pond and you and I will go to his house and pull a double Killjoy Technique.  I'll grab 3 copies (one for bclarkie) I'll hop on your back and you run like hell.


Martin

  

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector

Posts: 5613
Joined: Jun 30, 2003
Last Visit: Jan 15, 2021
Location: New Hampsha

Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 12:30 pm 
 

Ah, see, this is what I was saying, Al. They are a nest egg. I'm sure it will be ages before they even hit the market. So they sit in a box somewhere and collect dust. A shame.
Don't get me wrong, they are his and he is obviously free to do whatever he likes with them. I'm not a rare collector anymore so it doesn't affect me in the least. It's just unfortunate that there are tons of other items just like his that will sit in non-collectors' possession for God knows how long.
His box brings up a good point. Obviously not all of the remainders were pulped (I'm sure he didn't buy a BOX of them at the fair). I think it is a strong possibility that there are other cases of 15 out there on the island somewhere, which would put the rarity of ST1 below that of Fazzle/Inverness/Tamo.

 WWW  


Active Collector

Posts: 99
Joined: Jan 27, 2006
Last Visit: May 04, 2015

Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 12:53 pm 
 

Deadlord36 wrote:There will be no more cheap rares. The field is saturated with moneyed collectors at this point. I just thank my lucky stars I got in years ago.
When I cut loose most of my rares, I tried to work out private deals, for two reasons. One is that money is not a huge issue for me, I won't be taking it to the dirt nap and I have enough to be comfortable. Two is that I have no control over who gets the items. Everything I sold went to long-time collectors who had no intentions of reselling them in the near future, and that was my goal. Not because I don't want to see anyone make a profit, but because I remember the way things USED to be, when people collected for the joy of owning an item. I've seen so many rares disappear into the woodworks that it turns my stomach. Many of them are sitting in bank vaults as an investment, and in a field as esoteric as ours, it hurts us as a whole when someone buys up an ST1 to hang on to it for 10 years and hope it increases in value.
Hence my decision to sit on the 2nd print woody for a bit. It will never hit eBay. I would either trade it for something I'd like to have, or I will give it away.


Sage words.

  


Long-Winded Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 3793
Joined: Feb 23, 2005
Last Visit: Jan 17, 2021

Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 2:07 pm 
 

Pretty nice looking set of monochrom G-series mods (though not 1st print), but it's the ebay id of the current high bidder that's really cool:

AD D ADVANCED DUNGEONS DRAGONS MODULE SET G1 G3 | eBay

  

User avatar

Long-Winded Collector

Posts: 3155
Joined: Nov 21, 2005
Last Visit: Feb 05, 2016
Location: UK

Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:24 pm 
 

Deadlord36 wrote:which would put the rarity of ST1 below that of Fazzle/Inverness/Tamo.

Thought we already knew that to be the case, Frank ;)


(Agreed with those comments of your's at the foot of the previous page, of course...
Yeah, but on the one above, who even confirmed there were any remaindered ST1s?).

  

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector

Posts: 8219
Joined: Jan 21, 2005
Last Visit: Jun 12, 2017
Location: Wallasey, Merseyside, UK

Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 6:37 pm 
 

faro wrote:Yeah, but on the one above, who even confirmed there were any remaindered ST1s?).


david, you on about the box i mentioned or others? the one i mentioned, i have absolutely no doubt whatsoever of the validity of it. my mate works in a job where his honesty is paramount (i cant tell you what he does) and he literally has letters validating this!! he knows the guy personally and has done so for like 20+ yrs. from what i can remember, the guy picked em up at the end of the festival when they didnt hardly sell at all and got em real cheap.

all i can say, is that if he did that, i would be immensely surprised if others were not picked up in the same way.

guess there is no real way of knowing unless they suddenly come out of the woodwork somehow.

Al



  

User avatar

Long-Winded Collector

Posts: 3155
Joined: Nov 21, 2005
Last Visit: Feb 05, 2016
Location: UK

Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 6:51 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:
faro wrote:Yeah, but on the one above, who even confirmed there were any remaindered ST1s?).

david, you on about the box i mentioned or others? the one i mentioned, i have absolutely no doubt whatsoever of the validity of it. my mate works in a job where his honesty is paramount (i cant tell you what he does) and he literally has letters validating this!! he knows the guy personally and has done so for like 20+ yrs. from what i can remember, the guy picked em up at the end of the festival when they didnt hardly sell at all and got em real cheap.

That's what I was aiming at (for those sold, there).
They were as likely to be flogged off cheap, rather than remaindered and/or pulped; and if that end-date for sales at the Garden Festival was before Games Day, any spares were as likely to head in that direction.

More were sold at Games Day, though, judging by the numbers coming back to my university anyhow.

killjoy32 wrote:all i can say, is that if he did that, i would be immensely surprised if others were not picked up in the same way.

guess there is no real way of knowing unless they suddenly come out of the woodwork somehow.

Have already made clear my thoughts on the current "value" placed on that mod. And those still haven't stopped people bidding higher! :)

Cheers, Al.

  

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector

Posts: 8219
Joined: Jan 21, 2005
Last Visit: Jun 12, 2017
Location: Wallasey, Merseyside, UK

Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 6:57 pm 
 

faro wrote:Have already made clear my thoughts on the current "value" placed on that mod. And those still haven't stopped people bidding higher! :)

Cheers, Al.


yeah no probs chummer....in fact i almost had a moment of madness buying one but am very glad i didnt anyway really, as the mod is shite. i would have only wanted to read it anyhow and i dont understand its value tbh. the other rares imo are far more interesting.

Al



  


Prolific Collector

Posts: 210
Joined: Nov 20, 2004
Last Visit: Apr 25, 2018
Location: Northeast

Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:12 pm 
 

faro wrote:They were as likely to be flogged off cheap, rather than remaindered and/or pulped; and if that end-date for sales at the Garden Festival was before Games Day, any spares were as likely to head in that direction.


Flogged off cheap....  I love it!  Would that be like whipping folks with a cat o' nine tails to buy them?

  

User avatar

Long-Winded Collector

Posts: 3155
Joined: Nov 21, 2005
Last Visit: Feb 05, 2016
Location: UK

Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:25 pm 
 

a2jeff wrote:
faro wrote:They were as likely to be flogged off cheap, rather than remaindered and/or pulped; and if that end-date for sales at the Garden Festival was before Games Day, any spares were as likely to head in that direction.

Flogged off cheap.... I love it! Would that be like whipping folks with a cat o' nine tails to buy them?

More likely a bunch of daffodils. :lol:

  

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector

Posts: 5613
Joined: Jun 30, 2003
Last Visit: Jan 15, 2021
Location: New Hampsha

Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 9:11 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8763679416


R1 and 2 in this lot.

 WWW  


Prolific Collector

Posts: 405
Joined: Feb 11, 2005
Last Visit: Aug 28, 2007
Location: Orlando, Fl

Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:09 pm 
 

Advanced Dungeons and Dragons | eBay

Is this a 1st or 2nd print MM?


There are no bad editions of D&D, just Boring Players and Unimaginative DMs.

  


Grandstanding Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 6463
Joined: Dec 13, 2004
Last Visit: Dec 25, 2019

Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:12 pm 
 

MrFilthyIke wrote: Advanced Dungeons and Dragons | eBay

Is this a 1st or 2nd print MM?


Its a 2nd. :wink:  Good spot though, I missed that one. :)


"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." -Neitzche

  


Prolific Collector

Posts: 405
Joined: Feb 11, 2005
Last Visit: Aug 28, 2007
Location: Orlando, Fl

Post Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 12:04 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:
MrFilthyIke wrote: Advanced Dungeons and Dragons | eBay

Is this a 1st or 2nd print MM?


Its a 2nd. :wink: Good spot though, I missed that one. :)



Glad to help, I've been lucky lately, I scored a 1e DMG and FF, but am having a bitch of a time w/ the MM (and keeping it $6 or under).


There are no bad editions of D&D, just Boring Players and Unimaginative DMs.

  

User avatar

Verbose Collector
Valuation Board

Posts: 1883
Joined: Nov 16, 2002
Last Visit: Jan 20, 2021
Location: Ohio, The land without sun

Post Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 12:39 am 
 

$15.00 for shipping/handling is a little steep though.

  

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector

Posts: 5613
Joined: Jun 30, 2003
Last Visit: Jan 15, 2021
Location: New Hampsha

Post Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 1:28 am 
 

2" D Ring | eBay


And another Tamoachan comes out of the woodworks..........

 WWW  

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector

Posts: 5613
Joined: Jun 30, 2003
Last Visit: Jan 15, 2021
Location: New Hampsha

Post Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 1:30 am 
 

BTW, I find it a bit hard to believe he knew nothing about this mod. He listed it specifically in the title, and he numbered it 3769, not 119. Not to mention the fact that one just sold for a ton.

 WWW  
PreviousNext
Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies. Page 84 of 100123 ... 81, 82, 83, 84, 85 ... 9899100