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Post Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:19 pm 
 

sleepyCO wrote:Let's see now . . . OK, if the description is right on the condition of the books, I guess I can see $600.00 for all three (althought I can only imagine if the books had been signed by Gygax and/or Arneson what they would be worth! 8O ).

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>  "Selling for a friend .";
>  $20.00 USPS Parcel Post shipping;
>  Winner must pay within ONE HOUR of auction end :?: ;
>  No returns allowed :!: ;
>  No payments for three months(??). (sounds like an ad for buying cars!)

Is it just me, or does this set off all sorts of red alerts & BS detectors?

$600 for that printing, in any condition short of gold-plated, is ridiculous.  You could probably score two sets in top condition for that amount, with a little luck.

The supplements aren't early printings, either.  The Greyhawk is a 7th/8th printing, and the Blackmoor is a 4th.  As you mentioned, the auction particulars are pretty shady.

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:28 am 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:Troll and Toad has 2 [Lost caverns of Tsojconth] available. Shipping is a mere $45 for smoking-fast and secure Media Mail too!
2 available makes me think Kinko's.




Kinko's  :?:   :?:  



High price, for sure, but considering other Troll and Toad products...



...2 k$ for a Magic card, even a black lotus

... 16 k$ in a Beta Booster Box   8O

People who collect Magic Cards are maybe crazier than us... Sorry if some of you are both Magic and RPG collectors, really :wink:



And it looks like Black Lotus are very common in Troll and Toad's garden.

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 11:18 am 
 

Troll e-mailed ma and said he had 3. Sold one a while back. He claims he got them from the people who made it.
Wasn't there some broad a while back who had 3 of them? Or was that Fazzle?


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Post Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 4:55 pm 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:Troll e-mailed ma and said he had 3. Sold one a while back. He claims he got them from the people who made it.
Wasn't there some broad a while back who had 3 of them? Or was that Fazzle?


Both, actually.  I noticed that the claims these came directly from the maker were absent on this round of auctions.


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 1:00 pm 
 

Well, I'd be checking for copier toner on them if I got one.
The problem is this: If you get one and it is a forgery, what do you do? It would be difficult to deal with a court case, since they could claim they "got them from the maker".


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 1:08 pm 
 

In theory you could subpoena their record of the purchase.  You could also subpoena "the maker".  I can't see either of those being worthwhile over a couple of thousand dollars.

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 9:45 pm 
 


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Generally this is the hardest to find of the mini games.


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

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

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:36 am 
 

Guidon Games Hardtack.  6 days, 15 hrs.  Opening bid is $39.99.




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Bloodstone Pass.  6 days, 12 hrs.  Box is in really good condition as well.




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Warlocks and Warriors.  Shrinkwrapped (kind of).  3 days, 10 hrs.




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Red Arrow, Black Shield.  Unpunched.  2 days, 12 hrs.  Seller has a lot of other BECMI modules as well.




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Wrath of the Immortals.  12 hrs and no bids yet.


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Post Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:25 am 
 

Fifth print white box set.  Only 4 hrs. and 33 minutes left.



http://cgi.ebay.com/1st-Edition-Dungeon ... dZViewItem



Am I missing something?  Even with the fact that the starting price is $100 and the seller only has 6 total feedback with only 1 sale in the last year I would still think that this is a bargain with the recent prices for the 4th and 5th printings.  Is this the market taking a downturn or will the newbie's not even go near this one?  :)

  


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Post Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:56 am 
 

It might be the picture that's killing it.  Would be nice to see all corners of the box and books.


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Post Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:02 am 
 

Not sure what to make of this:  Dragon #2 through 199 (with only a few issues missing).  Listed in "Books", zero feedback seller, 6 hours to go and issues #2-13 are three hole punched . . . but, if someone isn't too concerned with condition  :D  they might never find another opportunity to get them this cheap . . .



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Post Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:06 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Fifth print white box set.  Only 4 hrs. and 33 minutes left.


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Am I missing something?  Even with the fact that the starting price is $100 and the seller only has 6 total feedback with only 1 sale in the last year I would still think that this is a bargain with the recent prices for the 4th and 5th printings.  Is this the market taking a downturn or will the newbie's not even go near this one?  :)


White boxes (including OCEs) are "jumpy".  The price depends entirely on how many newbies gotta have it, and how many resellers have spare cash in a given week.  In short, the prices on them make no sense at all.  That's a nice one, though.

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 12:08 pm 
 

A sealed Knights of Camelot board Game from TSR. Ending in 2 hours.




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Post Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 3:08 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Fifth print white box set.  Only 4 hrs. and 33 minutes left.


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Am I missing something?  Even with the fact that the starting price is $100 and the seller only has 6 total feedback with only 1 sale in the last year I would still think that this is a bargain with the recent prices for the 4th and 5th printings.  Is this the market taking a downturn or will the newbie's not even go near this one?  :)




This newbie would have gone for it but the seller wanted to "stick to the continental US" as this was his first sale. :?



And I was sniped at the last second in the early hours of this morning by the same winner, 'the collector's trove', on a nice fifth (I think) print box set complete with supplements. :(



One day, I'm going to find a shrinkwrapped 4th print and I'm going to open it. :twisted:

  


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Post Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 5:01 pm 
 

Chainmail 2nd - that is, 2(a).  With some interesting variances...



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Post Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 5:53 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:Chainmail 2nd - that is, 2(a).  With some interesting variances...


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In other words, a copy?


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 2:14 am 
 

bombadil wrote:
In other words, a copy?


...well, not properly... i'd say its "AN ORIGINAL DEFIANTLY"!!! :P


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:30 am 
 

Interesting...

That's one I've never seen??? Copy???

Or, maybe it's a variant 2nd edtion with a 1ed cover... (possibly overstock)

It's so hard to say with these early editions. It wouldn't be a stretch for them to use extra printed 1ed covers if they ran out of 2nd's.

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:01 am 
 

This is what he said to me:
..........
I am a old-time historical miniatures wargamer from Michigan, USA.  
Many of us in the Indiana, Michigan and  Wisconsin area knew Gary  
Gygax and bought the games he created, most of which are historical  
(at the time).  We knew him because we attended the same gaming  
conventions.  Even Chainmail is historical to our standards.  After  
all the sub-title is "rules for medieval miniatures."  Therefore we  
all bought the early versions of this rule set.  Once my copy sold  
for $575 dollars, I alerted my friends.  One of my old time friends  
asked me to sell his copy via the same method.  He is not too savvy  
with the internet.  His copy as it turns out is a little different as  
described on EBAY.  We both thought we owned the first addition but  
alas we did not.

Unfortunately, we did not buy much in the way of fantasy in the 70s  
or 80s but I am sure we may dig up some first editions of the D&D  
rules set for many of us remember buying that for the novelty.  But  
it has been a long time and searching through old stuff can take time.

No:  this rules set was bought at  a local wargaming convention  
contemporary to the times give or take a year or two but no more.  
This is an authentic if not age-worn edition of the classic Chainmail.

Patrick LeBeau

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