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Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 11:56 pm 
 

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I useta be the music director at his church.

Is there anything you haven't actually done? :lol:


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Post Posted: Fri May 26, 2006 7:45 am 
 

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NetRodent wrote:Four auctions for shrinkwrapped Silver Anniversary sets from the same seller.  Of course its probably just a multilple listing error.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8814394986
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8814394969       
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8814394934
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8814394915

The seller has pretty atrocious feedback, but worst of all he embeds a video (with sound) in each of his auctions.  *shudder*

Okay, now that these listings have ended, I can officially say that the embedded audio these idiots use is without a doubt the most annoying thing I've ever seen on eBay. Especially when it's not working and potential buyers get stuck with error messages.  :!: :? :evil:

Not that I expect iSoldIt people to be geniuses, but, seriously, they need to pull their heads out. The idea is to attract buyers, not make their ears bleed.

On a more civil note, I still wonder where they got four shrinkwrapped TSR Anniversary sets from ... failed game store is the only answer that immediately comes to mind.




Freaking Comcast!!! About an hour before those auctions espired my internet service went down (Comcast).  That is our regional cable internet service. You know, the one that runs commercials saying "ditch the dish" because supposedly my sat. tv service always blacks out due to crazy weather and other crap. Well, let me say it always the exact opposite. I have never lost my sat. feed for more than three minutes in five damn years. But Mr. Comcast goes down for hours at a time.



Anyway, I had those on watch and was prepared to snipe at around $90 each, and possible progressively higher as demand would grow as they sold. But no. F*****g cable company screwed me.



And you guys certainly did not overpay. I firmly believe those sets willl double in price over the next one to two years (at most). There have been rash of them of late, but that will fade. Then the price will skyrocket.


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

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Post Posted: Fri May 26, 2006 8:21 am 
 

Xaxaxe wrote: I still wonder where they got four shrinkwrapped TSR Anniversary sets from ... failed game store is the only answer that immediately comes to mind.


I picked my 3 up at a very successful book store in my area ( Scholar's , E.Bridgewater Mass ).  2 were stickered ones ( one I opened one still sealed ) and the other is the regular version.  When I picked up the last one a few months back, ( at like 20% - 30% off IIRC :) ), the owner was actually happy as he said those 3 were the only ones he bought and there was never any interest in them as he felt they were way to expensive..... keeping them up high on the shelf ( like 8ft up ) probably didn't help either  :roll:

  

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Post Posted: Fri May 26, 2006 8:26 am 
 

gyg wrote:[Mr. Mentzer said]
I useta be the music director at his church.

Is there anything you haven't actually done? :lol:



First let me say I am not speaking about Mr. Mentzer directly when I say this. I am making a general comment but I thought of it when I saw your question about what hadn't he done.....

I have noticed that people who are succesful in their endeavors have often done many different things and in most cases been really unsuccesful in many of those things. To find your calling I guess you have to answer any number of false or not so great callings first. To take a line from one of my favorite movies "greatness courts faliure". All too often and I fall into this...we take the safe and sure route and though comfortable are most often not memorable or wildly succesful.


And speaking to Mr. Mentzer I doubt there is a person in the gaming industry, and many other fields I would guess, who does not know you. You sir are very memorable! It has always been informative and interesting when I have had a chance to speak with you at auctions.


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Post Posted: Fri May 26, 2006 9:09 am 
 

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Xaxaxe wrote: I still wonder where they got four shrinkwrapped TSR Anniversary sets from ... failed game store is the only answer that immediately comes to mind.


I picked my 3 up at a very successful book store in my area ( Scholar's , E.Bridgewater Mass ).  2 were stickered ones ( one I opened one still sealed ) and the other is the regular version.  When I picked up the last one a few months back, ( at like 20% - 30% off IIRC :) ), the owner was actually happy as he said those 3 were the only ones he bought and there was never any interest in them as he felt they were way to expensive..... keeping them up high on the shelf ( like 8ft up ) probably didn't help either  :roll:


Yeah, there is a reason that so many of these things are still in the shrink. And that so many have popped up over the last couple years. Simply, it was overpriced for what you get. Most people who would want that set, already have those modules (except L3). They are all easily available and for the most part extremely common. The blue book holds little fascination to most people. So what you have left is a bare bones history of TSR book and L3. Your average purchaser just is not going to spring $50 for that. At lease not when it came out. Collectors are different. They have to have it.

I have to believe the product was a marketing failure. Way too many sat around for years on store shelves. That is good for collectors in the short term, but at some point the tide will turn and the prices will increase.


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

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Post Posted: Fri May 26, 2006 9:19 am 
 

Please don't call me Mister or I'll have Gary curse your dice. Forever.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled eBay News...

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Post Posted: Fri May 26, 2006 9:27 am 
 

Marlith wrote:You sir are very memborable!


Now that's a fun new word!  :D

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Post Posted: Fri May 26, 2006 9:39 am 
 

ExTSR wrote:Please don't call me Mister or I'll have Gary curse your dice. Forever.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled eBay News...

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hey frank, i want to see that pic up again, with the super-amazing beard! :)

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Post Posted: Fri May 26, 2006 9:45 am 
 

zhowar wrote:
Marlith wrote:You sir are very memborable!


Now that's a fun new word!  :D


Spell checker...my kingdom for a spell checker  :oops:


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Post Posted: Fri May 26, 2006 10:11 am 
 

ExTSR wrote:Please don't call me Mister or I'll have Gary curse your dice. Forever.


Reminds me of the HackMaster fame rubs.

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Post Posted: Fri May 26, 2006 3:43 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:Okay, now that these listings have ended, I can officially say that the embedded audio these idiots use is without a doubt the most annoying thing I've ever seen on eBay.

The second-most annoying thing: mandatory non-eBay checkout systems that don't even work correctly. :evil:

I could not be more unimpressed with these clowns. This will be my first, last, and only iSoldIt experience in this lifetime. I don't care if they've got Gary's original notes up for $5 — I'm not interested.

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Post Posted: Fri May 26, 2006 5:47 pm 
 

bbarsh wrote:And you guys certainly did not overpay. I firmly believe those sets willl double in price over the next one to two years (at most). There have been rash of them of late, but that will fade. Then the price will skyrocket.


Well considering the fact that there was actually 5000 sets printed less than 8 years ago, I think doubling over the next 1 to 2 years and it is currently going for ~$90 I think is probabaly a bit extreme. When you take into consideration the fact that there is a very short list of items even now in a current strong buying period that go for $180 and above consitantly, I perosnally just don't see it happening.


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Post Posted: Fri May 26, 2006 6:36 pm 
 

Well then don't bid, so we can buy 'em cheaper.  :P

  


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Post Posted: Fri May 26, 2006 10:40 pm 
 

Onlondore wrote:For anyone in Canada. Is this for real? Good luck.
Rules Cyclopedia
Immortals rules
etc.

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http://cgi.ebay.com/Dungeons-Dragons-80 ... dZViewItem




The jury's still out on this one but its starting to look like the seller had second thoughts.  :(

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Post Posted: Fri May 26, 2006 10:55 pm 
 

May or may not be interesting but I don't recall seeing the Conan minis before....



http://cgi.ebay.com/ADVANCED-DUNGEONS-D ... dZViewItem



Like I have always said I don't know much about the minis....it may be junk


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Post Posted: Fri May 26, 2006 11:02 pm 
 

Seller has a really nice grouping of more common items but with a few uncommon or in demand items...



Some of the highlights are an L3....



http://cgi.ebay.com/L3-Deep-Dwarven-Del ... dZViewItem



A GDQ1-7.....



http://cgi.ebay.com/GDQ1-7-Queen-of-the ... dZViewItem



They also have H 2-4 and most of the Gaz series....



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Post Posted: Fri May 26, 2006 11:05 pm 
 

Seller mentioned above also has Greyhawk Ruins with no bids yet....



http://cgi.ebay.com/WGR1-Greyhawk-Ruins ... dZViewItem


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Post Posted: Fri May 26, 2006 11:38 pm 
 

Market must be cooling on these. Immortals boxed set $15...and no bids....



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Post Posted: Fri May 26, 2006 11:45 pm 
 

Did I ever mention that I really hate this thread. :?


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Post Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 12:05 am 
 

Hellbound: Blood Wars.....$10.50 with less than a day to go. Seller says it is complete....



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