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Post Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 11:00 am 
 

I was the highest bidder on the first attempt - didn't see it's rebirth......wouldn't have gone any higher than my original top bid if I had though.

  

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Post Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 11:06 am 
 

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faro wrote:Yeah, that trumps the (presumed?) 5th OD&D, plus odds-and-sods, just ended.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8795961336
Nice, perhaps, but $315 and reserve not met? :D

Only $310 and "reserve not met", second time around;
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8800905877
(Intriguingly different bidding list at the high end, btw!)

Really sweet trick setting the reserve that high- otherwise might've gone for $200ish; but not so smart to keep forking out those eBay fees...




Well I would hope that when it gets relisted the reserver is set at $300 or $295. If they aren't going to do that they may want to wait a few months and let the perceived value of the buying community catch up with their perceived value.


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Post Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 12:37 pm 
 

As one of the bidders on the first run through I had two reservations about rebidding on this auction.



First, (and most importantly) as a lot you are expecting some discount: it seems that the seller has set the reserve so high that there is not a great deal (or any) saving to be made) over buying the items singly,



Second, while it is great to have a selection of supplments which might fill the holes in a collection, in the meantime  numerous single supplements appear every week on ebay. The gaps in the collection can be filled selectively, often at a lower price.



Maybe it has more value to the reseller who may choose to keep a particular item as being in better conditon than the one presently owned


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Post Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 2:15 pm 
 

Check out the BIN:



http://cgi.ebay.com/Forgotten-Realms-Th ... dZViewItem





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Post Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 2:33 pm 
 

Prufrock wrote:Check out the BIN:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Forgotten-Realms-Th ... dZViewItem


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How is that crazy  :lol: ....an nice OCE and a few supps or The North...hold on, now I see how crazy it is  :wink:


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Post Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 12:36 pm 
 

Prufrock wrote:Check out the BIN:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Forgotten-Realms-Th ... dZViewItem


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The starting bid is not that favorable, either.

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Post Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 1:14 pm 
 

guerret,

I agree with you on the first bid.  $50 is what they have routinely been going for.  I got mine for $27 and considered it a bargin.

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Post Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 1:29 pm 
 

Prufrock wrote:guerret,

I agree with you on the first bid.  $50 is what they have routinely been going for.  I got mine for $27 and considered it a bargin.

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i dont think i have ever seen one sell for $27 either :) but then i havent been watching THAT closely.

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Post Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 1:53 pm 
 

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8O



Has - or had since they are about to expire - several other very common modules going high. B1 brown is at $11.


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

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Post Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 12:40 pm 
 

Still 3 days left in this one and it already qualifies for this thread:



http://cgi.ebay.com/TSR-D-D-1974-ORIGIN ... dZViewItem



I am happy that seeyouinescrow is going to get a pretty good chunk of change from this one but damn some of these bidders are just plain impatient.  Gotta have it now!!!  8O  I did a piss-poor search and found no less than 8 white boxes up at the moment (not counting the one for $99 in Badmike's store).

  


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Post Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 12:48 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Still 3 days left in this one and it already qualifies for this thread:

http://cgi.ebay.com/TSR-D-D-1974-ORIGIN ... dZViewItem

I am happy that seeyouinescrow is going to get a pretty good chunk of change from this one but damn some of these bidders are just plain impatient.  Gotta have it now!!!  8O  I did a piss-poor search and found no less than 8 white boxes up at the moment (not counting the one for $99 in Badmike's store).


I'm happy for the seller.  So happy, I might offer my copy to the losing bidder.  Talk about win-win.  :twisted:

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Post Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 3:50 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Still 3 days left in this one and it already qualifies for this thread:

http://cgi.ebay.com/TSR-D-D-1974-ORIGIN ... dZViewItem

I am happy that seeyouinescrow is going to get a pretty good chunk of change from this one but damn some of these bidders are just plain impatient.  Gotta have it now!!!  8O  I did a piss-poor search and found no less than 8 white boxes up at the moment (not counting the one for $99 in Badmike's store).








No kidding!....I was thrilled when it reached $150!...Then check back later, and the things doubled??!!....The high bidder is reputable and has bought from me before, so I feel pretty good about it. Although the books are nearly unused, the box is only average, and the set is musty overall, so it's by no means pristine...but even if it were, I still wouldn't expect to approach $300. Just can't figure it out :?:  I don't know if it's just me, but it does seem that prices for all items in general are on the rise, and the supply doesn't seen to be what it was a few months ago. Anybody else see this as well?

  


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Post Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 3:59 pm 
 

seeyouinescrow wrote:Just can't figure it out :?:  I don't know if it's just me, but it does seem that prices for all items in general are on the rise, and the supply doesn't seen to be what it was a few months ago. Anybody else see this as well?

I thought you were the supply!  :lol:

I've noticed the 'warming' trend as well, but it's too early for a long-range forecast...I'm beginning to suspect a seller's market is on the way.

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Post Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 4:42 pm 
 

Good for you sellers, not so good for us collctors :(


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Post Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 10:38 pm 
 

It seems to me like mixed trend.  The flagship rares are certainly climing in price but the common items seem to be falling.   I've managed to pick up quite a bit of stuff lately for a lot less than I would have had to have spent in the post Christmas period.

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Post Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 12:00 am 
 

NetRodent wrote:It seems to me like mixed trend.  The flagship rares are certainly climing in price but the common items seem to be falling.   I've managed to pick up quite a bit of stuff lately for a lot less than I would have had to have spent in the post Christmas period.


As there is more awarness about collectable D&D items this spread will grow.  There was alot of the common printed and still in the basements and garages of the owners!  The rare stuff will only get more rare and difficult to find as the colectors gobble them up!


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Post Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 12:04 am 
 

You are certainly seeing more of those ebay brick and mortar stores selling large collections. Most of it is common stuff, too.


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Post Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 5:51 am 
 

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8O   For an OCE!!



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Post Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 5:55 am 
 

WHITE DWARF Issue 1 June/July 1977

http://cgi.ebay.com/WHITE-DWARF-Issue-1 ... dZViewItem



States it's an original and not a reprint.  Opening bid of $94.39 and a BIN of *gulp* $188.78  8O



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Post Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 8:38 am 
 

Blackmoor wrote:
NetRodent wrote:I've managed to pick up quite a bit of stuff lately for a lot less than I would have had to have spent in the post Christmas period.


As there is more awarness about collectable D&D items this spread will grow.  There was alot of the common printed and still in the basements and garages of the owners!  The rare stuff will only get more rare and difficult to find as the colectors gobble them up!

Guys, we're in Canada.  Have you seen the exchange rate lately?  Buy like mad!  Blackmoor, you saved quite a bit on that woody. :wink:

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