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Post Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:28 pm 
 

Thanks to Zanarchist for the quick and careful shipping of the C&C white boxed set. A very cool little item.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:34 am 
 

Big thanks to PaulKM for another good transaction.  Paid quickly and paypal didn't get a cent :)

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:58 am 
 

Thank you Mars for another great transaction.  Sent quickly, packaged perfectly, and the item is amazing, as usual.  8)


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Post Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:13 pm 
 

Question for those in the know: I'm looking for an OCE White Box set (printing not very important to me).



I found one on eBay for what will most likely be about $200 all said and done. Since $200 is a lot of money for me, could anyone let me know if Troll and Toad (eBay listings) is reliable in terms of the descriptions of their products?



Their eBay score seems great... Also, is $200 generally thought a reasonable price these days or should I wait and watch?



Thank you!

  

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:21 pm 
 

Well, Troll & Toad .. descriptions are some times a bit off, I know I haven't been happy with anything I have purchased from them in the past (twice is all)...

$200.00 ... depends on how nice and what printing...

If you are not looking for anything but a 6th and and don't mind a bit of box wear, you can get some $100-$150 copies, or even better if they are a bit more worn.

Let me know, I have about 6 copies and I can get you some pics and work a deal... a lot less than $200.00

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:22 pm 
 

I can't help you on price, but:



CrossEyedMule wrote:could anyone let me know if Troll and Toad (eBay listings) is reliable in terms of the descriptions of their products?


They aren't considered that reliable (at least around here).  You'll notice that they tend to use lots of caveats in their descriptions -- "may not be", "appears to be", "may have been", etc. -- so in the end you can never tell what you're going to get.



Sometimes you get lucky and get something that's in perfect condition, other times you wonder how they ever graded it the way they did.


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Post Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:27 pm 
 

g026r wrote:I can't help you on price, but:


They aren't considered that reliable (at least around here).  You'll notice that they tend to use lots of caveats in their descriptions -- "may not be", "appears to be", "may have been", etc. -- so in the end you can never tell what you're going to get.

Sometimes you get lucky and get something that's in perfect condition, other times you wonder how they ever graded it the way they did.


I know this may be taboo around here, but I have never had any problem with them. Now granted, I only buy stuff under $10 from them. Never had a problem with described condition. But I figure VG means used.


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Post Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:41 pm 
 

ScketreWhisp wrote:Well, Troll & Toad .. descriptions are some times a bit off, I know I haven't been happy with anything I have purchased from them in the past (twice is all)...

My last purchase was a large softcover gamebook.  It was wrapped in one layer of bubble wrap and then inches of nothing between it and the box.  With effectively no padding, it rattled around and got some corner bumping and page bends.  Something as simple as crumpled newspaper would have minimized or prevented this.  Ah, well.

Let me know, I have about 6 copies and I can get you some pics and work a deal... a lot less than $200.00

CrossEyedMule: Doug's White Boxes are are undoubtedly in better condition and cheaper than Troll & Toad's.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:55 pm 
 

And, I think, there is only one printing of the OCE... but, I never know these things, so I'm probably wrong.


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Post Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:01 pm 
 

Good point Serleran

I am thinking "white box" but OCE means 6th print actually :)

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:06 pm 
 

serleran wrote:And, I think, there is only one printing of the OCE... but, I never know these things, so I'm probably wrong.


Well, that's not entirely true.  :wink:


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Post Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:17 pm 
 

I haven't picked up my large boxes of stuff from Troll and Toad but I have been warned to expect them to not be in great shape.  Apparently my 70 pounds of books were just placed in a large box with no padding (and are loose to fly around in) and sent out by media mail.

Their customer service also rivals that of Ebay.

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:28 pm 
 

This is a shout-out to beasterbrook for buying an item for me, without me even asking him to, and having it sent forward. Much appreciated, and dividends will be repaid. :)


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:32 pm 
 

CrossEyedMule wrote:Question for those in the know: I'm looking for an OCE White Box set (printing not very important to me).

I found one on eBay for what will most likely be about $200 all said and done. Since $200 is a lot of money for me, could anyone let me know if Troll and Toad (eBay listings) is reliable in terms of the descriptions of their products?

Their eBay score seems great... Also, is $200 generally thought a reasonable price these days or should I wait and watch?

Thank you!




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Post Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:03 pm 
 

Ta very much to mbassoc2003 - great stuff, great service and a genuinely special freebie thrown-in. Happy camper this end.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:47 am 
 

A danke for Mars regarding that nifty monster book that just arrived. Now, to decide about removing it from its shrinky cocoon, or to let it taunt me with its secret contents...


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:49 am 
 

serleran wrote:A danke for Mars regarding that nifty monster book that just arrived. Now, to decide about removing it from its shrinky cocoon, or to let it taunt me with its secret contents...


Let it slumber peacefully within its shrinky nest.... ;)


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:06 am 
 

CrossEyedMule wrote:Question for those in the know: I'm looking for an OCE White Box set (printing not very important to me).

I found one on eBay for what will most likely be about $200 all said and done. Since $200 is a lot of money for me, could anyone let me know if Troll and Toad (eBay listings) is reliable in terms of the descriptions of their products?

Their eBay score seems great... Also, is $200 generally thought a reasonable price these days or should I wait and watch?

Thank you!




How important is condition for you? I've a 5th print box, so-so shape; box is solid but stained, booklets are good -vg. I've got 2 other so I'll let this one go for a reasonable price...PM me if your interested, I was thinking a "hunge" or so. I've a woodgrain you can have but it'll cost you...


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Post Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 12:26 pm 
 

And, yet another thank you to Mars for selling me a second Creature Creation (now I can read the contents and have one still collectible,) Castle Thrax, and for combining shipment on an eBay win for The Lost Abbey of Calthonwey.


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