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Post Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:15 am 
 

Ten cruddy books: $150




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Post Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:56 am 
 

Wow, surprised by this one (sorry Lance):



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... :IT&ih=010



But this, on the other hand, was a pretty good deal:




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Post Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 3:46 pm 
 

whitetower wrote:But collectors -- it just seems both an odd and, frankly, an adolescent mentality.


You just described our mentality perfectly!  :D


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:36 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:Wow, surprised by this one (sorry Lance):


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No problem, I was expecting it... :lol:



I was a bit surprised myself. 8O



Goofy Newbies....  :roll:


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:51 pm 
 

- Goofy Newbies....  :roll:[/quote]

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:00 am 
 

Rakeesh sah Tarna wrote:- Goofy Newbies....  :roll:

true[/quote]



Yup, was watching that. Decided to stay away when I saw who was bidding on it (and when the price kept shooting up, up, up...).



Goofy Newbies is right..... :roll:


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:47 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:


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Considering that this is at least the second time its been listed for that stupid price, its not likely...






Seemingly undunted by previous failures to sell $5 to $10 worth of books for $50 to $100:




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Post Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:58 am 
 

Offered $5.


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:35 pm 
 

IttyBitty wrote:Yup, was watching that. Decided to stay away when I saw who was bidding on it (and when the price kept shooting up, up, up...).


I was rather surprised.  If this is the new pricing trend, I really blew it at GenCon not fighting harder for the 1st printing books sans box (which sold for about $700 IIRC).


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Post Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 11:50 pm 
 

I'm pretty sure it's been listed before, but for the life of me I can't figure out what anybody wouldn't just be snatching up abcdex's "silver spine" D&DG for the steal of $30. :roll:

and the pages are tightly bound.


With that much duct tape, I'd certainly hope so. :lol:



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Post Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 5:54 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... gory=44112



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Post Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:24 pm 
 

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Ye gods!




You think? I mean, I wouldn't buy it because of the threat of photocopy/PDF/etc... But this isn't "wildly" out of line, IMHO. Maybe 20-25% over what might be a reasonable price.



Maybe the prices have been dropping lately :?:  I don't know :?

  


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:21 am 
 

nevcoup wrote:
You think? I mean, I wouldn't buy it because of the threat of photocopy/PDF/etc... But this isn't "wildly" out of line, IMHO. Maybe 20-25% over what might be a reasonable price.

Maybe the prices have been dropping lately :?:  I don't know :?


Well, he actually reduced it from $199.  We discussed it here just the other day:

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Although I would agree it not absolutely ridiculous, I would also say that it is rather high even where it stands now reduced from $199.


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:14 am 
 

Ye gods!


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:06 pm 
 

Three hours left, and seller coolcraniums_com has a Wrath of the Immortals boxed set going for $127.50!



. . . http://cgi.ebay.com/Box-set-Wrath-of-th ... 0172011534



Seller tgdavis2 appears to have made the majority of the 20 bids.  Is the price an anomaly because of few data points, or is this actually a fair price, however insane it appears to me?

  


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:22 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:Three hours left, and seller coolcraniums_com has a Wrath of the Immortals boxed set going for $127.50!

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Seller tgdavis2 appears to have made the majority of the 20 bids.  Is the price an anomaly because of few data points, or is this actually a fair price, however insane it appears to me?




8O A certain song from an old movie leaps to mind, perhaps Veruca Salt's Daddy is bidding:



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Presents and prizes and sweets and surprises

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Don't care how

I want it now

Don't care how

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:11 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:Three hours left, and seller coolcraniums_com has a Wrath of the Immortals boxed set going for $127.50!

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Seller tgdavis2 appears to have made the majority of the 20 bids.  Is the price an anomaly because of few data points, or is this actually a fair price, however insane it appears to me?




As DL said, Ye Gods!  I just sold a boxless set for $25 in my store and it was only up for a day, little did I know how cheaply I was giving it away.  I would have said a fair price for a nice boxed set was $50....but......  As a bit of pulling back the curtain, JohnGaunt traded me a beautiful Wrath of the Immortals box set last week for basically a few sheckels...!  Anyway JG I'm putting the set up tonight and I'll split the profit with you, the least I can do since neither of us could forsee this ridiculous price...maybe the runner up bidder will jump all over it, I'm going to send him a link.



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Post Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:01 am 
 

Badmike wrote:Anyway JG I'm putting the set up tonight and I'll split the profit with you, the least I can do since neither of us could forsee this ridiculous price...maybe the runner up bidder will jump all over it, I'm going to send him a link.

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