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Post Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:32 pm 
 

Aneoth wrote:Every bidder save the first one has less than 47 feedbacks. Rookie collector bidding at its best. 8O  8O


So, like a Silver Anniversary set, it's concievably better to actually break up an OCE and sell it in pieces????????

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 2:12 pm 
 

Good news though, it makes the complete, original sets rarer. Slowly but surely anyway. Same goes for the SA. How many of them have L3 in the box anymore? Fewer than last year for sure.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 3:45 pm 
 

dragonlance still selling well in sets. dl1-16 $273 + third bid is $267  
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:57 pm 
 

Rakeesh sah Tarna wrote:dragonlance still selling well in sets. dl1-16 $273 + third bid is $267  
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 5:59 pm 
 

dragonlance still selling well in sets. dl1-16 $273 + third bid is $267  
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I suppose it's a matter of perspective.  If you are an overseas buyer you just got the entire DL lot, a nice looking lot at that, and paid only one shipping price of about $40 I would estimate.  Trying to acquire these singly would be no small task and an overseas buyer would rack up a huge shipping expense.  I think it's a decent deal for cushionbeans.  Congrats.

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:05 pm 
 

Hi Gary

That was my exact thinking, buying these individually and shipping them to the uk would have been a real pain....

Much better to get it over and done with...bloody dragonlance :evil:

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:35 pm 
 

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I suppose it's a matter of perspective.  If you are an overseas buyer you just got the entire DL lot, a nice looking lot at that, and paid only one shipping price of about $40 I would estimate.  Trying to acquire these singly would be no small task and an overseas buyer would rack up a huge shipping expense.  I think it's a decent deal for cushionbeans.  Congrats.


I dont know man, I mean because of the potential shipping savings I don;t think it necessarily qualifies as the silliest, but thats effectively $20 per module with the $40 shipping included.  That pretty high for DL modules, particualarly opened ones.  Just doing a quick look through his store you could have picked up a bunch of shrinkwrapped ones for almost the same price.


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:38 pm 
 

-- dragonlance still selling well in sets. dl1-16 $273 + third bid is $267
- ...and?
observation only selling well + high demand in sets versus one at a time. from records seller alistaln in uk had all bar one i think including high #s in near new three months ago almost all $2-5 each selling one at a time

- Much better to get it over and done with...bloody dragonlance :evil:
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:54 pm 
 

Bidding here in the UK is crazy (mostly because of me :-)) and you have to fight for every item and then pay at 1:1 $/£ rates unless you get lucky. I'd have been tempted by that haul if I didn't have half already, yes to save on shipping but also to save on an age chasing down each item (in good condition) and fighting it out for hard to find bargains. Comes down to whether you want stuff now or whether you have the time to patiently wait things out. For example, those JTAS sales earlier today are starting to look like a bargain (excl. #1-4) following a quote I just got for shipping 12 copies + 4 more module sized books + 1 HB + 1 light boxed set to the UK. Have a guess. $140 Global priority air. So I didn't hit the checkout button and I haven't got the items.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:10 pm 
 

megnelwil wrote:Bidding here in the UK is crazy (mostly because of me :-)) and you have to fight for every item and then pay at 1:1 $/£ rates unless you get lucky. I'd have been tempted by that haul if I didn't have half already, yes to save on shipping but also to save on an age chasing down each item (in good condition) and fighting it out for hard to find bargains. Comes down to whether you want stuff now or whether you have the time to patiently wait things out. For example, those JTAS sales earlier today are starting to look like a bargain (excl. #1-4) following a quote I just got for shipping 12 copies + 4 more module sized books + 1 HB + 1 light boxed set to the UK. Have a guess. $140 Global priority air. So I didn't hit the checkout button and I haven't got the items.


I still say $20 per Dl module shipping or not, is high.  If the seller of the JTAS you are referring to is trying to charge you $140 for 12 very small books, 4 modules and a hardcover , you need to report him to Ebay as hes trying to rip you off on shipping, to put it mildly. A lot like that should cost at the absolute most, $38 for USPS Global Priority Flat rate shipping...at the absolute most.


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:11 pm 
 

hey i could get a load of stuff at gencon and m-bag it to myself !!! WAHAY! :)



  

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:12 pm 
 

- For example, those JTAS sales earlier today are starting to look like a bargain (excl. #1-4) following a quote I just got for shipping 12 copies + 4 more module sized books + 1 HB + 1 light boxed set to the UK. Have a guess. $140 Global priority air. So I didn't hit the checkout button and I haven't got the items.[/quote]
blame the standard ebay calculator and ask seller if airmail m-bag or isal m-bag is possible at $2-3 per pound with 11 pound minimum
http://pe.usps.gov/text/pub51/pub51tbl4-7.html cannot find isal m-bag link fees online for some reason but free to hunt for that
even paying full premium rates $140 sounds a bit crazy as flat rate box is $37 http://pe.usps.gov/text/pub51/pub51tbl3a-3c.html

  


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:16 pm 
 

Actually wasn't on ebay. Was a US bookseller and I'm pretty sure I could do a deal if I contacted them. To be honest it was one of those lazy, impulse buy attempts so I'm sort of happy that the shipping cost saved me from myself (as it often does).

  


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:58 am 
 

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:27 pm 
 

I dont know man, I mean because of the potential shipping savings I don;t think it necessarily qualifies as the silliest, but thats effectively $20 per module with the $40 shipping included.  That pretty high for DL modules, particualarly opened ones.  Just doing a quick look through his store you could have picked up a bunch of shrinkwrapped ones for almost the same price.


All things considered I still think this is an excellent buy for a collector.  There's a couple of other factors to look at.  First, you are getting the entire collection, complete and un-used, all at once.  This would be a tough set to complete mainly because of DL11.  Heck, it took me months just to complete my Al-Qadim collection because I was trying to be frugal.  In the end I paid more than I should have for the last couple items.  Second, and more importantly, the seller is reputable and you can take his word that the modules are all complete.  When it comes to DL modules nothing is more confusing then they are.  Some come with maps, some don't.  A couple have counter sheets.  Many come with un-numbered center pull-out sections meant to be removed and most have tri-fold covers intended to be cut apart.  I still have to look at my notes to know if they are complete.  Intelligator should know if they are complete if anyone does.

Sometimes the whole is greater than the sum of the individual parts and for the reasons mentioned above I think this one qualifies.

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:01 am 
 

Hi

I sell most of the DL modules at £5.00 each.

I wouldnt say they've been a particularly popular seller here in the past.

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Post Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:19 am 
 

I haven't been paying all that much attention to the post-revision Dark Sun stuff (still working on finishing my pre-revision collection), but to me this seems a little high even for shrinked:



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0146701203



Any comments?  (Like, say, "g026r, you're an idiot.  That's a perfectly normal price." :lol: )

  

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:58 am 
 

g026r wrote:I haven't been paying all that much attention to the post-revision Dark Sun stuff (still working on finishing my pre-revision collection), but to me this seems a little high even for shrinked:


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Any comments?  (Like, say, "g026r, you're an idiot.  That's a perfectly normal price." :lol: )




Should go for less than $20.00


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:21 am 
 

Blackmoor wrote:
Should go for less than $20.00


never mind jeff :) you were good at valuations once  :P  :P  :P  :P

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:03 pm 
 

All due respect to the parties involved here, but huh?




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