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Post Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 11:37 am 
 

I was thinking about that when Blackmoor won the Woody too.    About 3 or 4 years ago, I remember going to the post office to get a money order and paying $1.65 CAD for each US dollar.  Now I think the rate is $1.15 CAD for $1 US.  That's a savings of 50 cents CAD/US dollar.  For the $4100 US woody that's a savings of over $2000 CAD.  WOW!

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Post Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 12:03 pm 
 

Yeah, the other day when I was in the post office sending a package to Canada, I asked the guy if I could pay in Canadian dollars.  Needless to say, he was unamused.


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Post Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 12:08 pm 
 

wow  8O  8O  8O



get a load of the shipping charges on this one!!!



like hes really going to get an international bidder on them? er no...



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DUNGEONS-AND-DRAG ... dZViewItem



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Post Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 12:40 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:
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:


I am well aware of that, the woody I bought last week cost $4680 canadian.  If I would have put the same bid on the woody Red_Bus won last november it would have cost me about $500.00 canadian more. :D


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Post Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 3:10 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:
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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:


I am well aware of that, the woody I bought last week cost $4680 canadian.  If I would have put the same bid on the woody Red_Bus won last november it would have cost me about $500.00 canadian more. :D

Heh.  Well that's an interesting one.  From a $USD perspective, first print woodies are trending* up 3% over the last 6 months.  From a $CAD perspective, they're plummetting 10%!   8O

*I use the term "trending" extremely loosely here.

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Post Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 4:25 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:
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:


I would, except most of my income is in US dollars.   :evil:

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Post Posted: Sun May 21, 2006 6:22 am 
 

:roll:



Reserve must have been met!!!



http://cgi.ebay.com/TSR-AD-D-FORGOTTEN- ... dZViewItem



I'm just about to list this item - someone should tell saintsfanjr that I'll sell him the book for only $75.00 and I'll even pay shipping!   :P



(actually, I just set the BIN at $20.00 - kind of high for the condition it is in, but it usually is a hot item.  Still a lot better than $95.00!)


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Post Posted: Sun May 21, 2006 7:37 am 
 

Can't help but think this guy is really proud of this module.



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Post Posted: Sun May 21, 2006 7:44 am 
 

Beyondthebreach wrote::roll:

Reserve must have been met!!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/TSR-AD-D-FORGOTTEN- ... dZViewItem

I'm just about to list this item - someone should tell saintsfanjr that I'll sell him the book for only $75.00 and I'll even pay shipping!   :P

(actually, I just set the BIN at $20.00 - kind of high for the condition it is in, but it usually is a hot item.  Still a lot better than $95.00!)




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surely not worth that is it?



  

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Post Posted: Sun May 21, 2006 9:11 am 
 

Beyondthebreach wrote:I just set the BIN at $20.00 - kind of high for the condition it is in, but it usually is a hot item.  Still a lot better than $95.00!)


Sure is. ::poof::

  

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Post Posted: Sun May 21, 2006 9:22 am 
 

Disjected wrote:Can't help but think this guy is really proud of this module.

http://cgi.ebay.com/City-of-Skulls-Grey ... dZViewItem




All his auctions are like that or seem to be. I had noticed the hifg starting and close BIN before. They do that in place of a reserve I think. I am not a seller but aren't there more cost effective ways to accomplish what they are trying to do like using an eBay store?


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Post Posted: Sun May 21, 2006 9:28 am 
 

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Beyondthebreach wrote:I just set the BIN at $20.00 - kind of high for the condition it is in, but it usually is a hot item.  Still a lot better than $95.00!)


Sure is. ::poof::


That will teach me to read and post instead of shop. I reverse the order for one day  :cry: The $95 dollar price does seem a little high. I am thinking closer to $45 - $60 is the normal range is it not?


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Post Posted: Sun May 21, 2006 9:36 am 
 

Oh. Are the FOR modules actually worth something? Wow. I purchased every one of them by the time they came out; it's good to know that I don't have to spend that much money to get them now.

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Post Posted: Sun May 21, 2006 9:38 am 
 

$90.00 for Code of the Harpers maybe one of the dumbest prices that I have ever seen.  :roll:  Anyone who pays more that $20 for it is a complete moron.  A classic overpayer only paid $11.01 for less than 2 days ago:



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Post Posted: Sun May 21, 2006 9:42 am 
 

thehiddenone wrote:$90.00 for Code of the Harpers maybe one of the dumbest prices that I have ever seen.  :roll:  Anyone who pays more that $15 for it is a complete moron,


Frank any comment on this  :lol:


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Post Posted: Sun May 21, 2006 9:43 am 
 

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thehiddenone wrote:$90.00 for Code of the Harpers maybe one of the dumbest prices that I have ever seen.  :roll:  Anyone who pays more that $15 for it is a complete moron,


Frank any comment on this  :lol:




Well here is another one that went less than 3 days ago for $21.50:



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

  

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Post Posted: Sun May 21, 2006 9:48 am 
 

thehiddenone wrote:
Marlith wrote:
thehiddenone wrote:$90.00 for Code of the Harpers maybe one of the dumbest prices that I have ever seen.  :roll:  Anyone who pays more that $15 for it is a complete moron,


Frank any comment on this  :lol:


Well here is another one that went less than 3 days ago for $21.50:

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




I agree with the $90. I was just pointing out that Frank just used a BIN for $20 and you so kindly pointed out anyone paying more than $15 is a complete idiot...They have gone for more in the past but perhaps the market has cooled.


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Post Posted: Sun May 21, 2006 9:58 am 
 

Marlith wrote:
I agree with the $90. I was just pointing out that Frank just used a BIN for $20 and you so kindly pointed out anyone paying more than $15 is a complete idiot...They have gone for more in the past but perhaps the market has cooled.


ABout 2 years ago they were "hot" and people were over-paying for them at $30-$35 each, but that trend has cooled considerably since then.

  

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Post Posted: Sun May 21, 2006 9:58 am 
 

We just got into a discussion on one aspect of this over at Dragonsfoot. We can evaluate and compare and sneer, but we're Informed, an unusual subsegment of the greater Market. Most of the market is NOT informed, and pays for their ignorance.

The other aspect for me is GenCon. Apparently there's still a fair market there that either doesn't get online (doubtful) or doesn't take the time to stalk eBay like y'all do (probable). Hell, *I* don't have the time to do it right; I've got two other jobs to handle.

So anyway you'll see me buy some odd things for odd prices because I can make a profit at GenCon. [Germane but OT for this board: One example is Last Unicorn's Dune RPG (ltd ed of 1000, and the writer now works for GenCon LLC and we can get him to autograph 'em; added value).]

Code of the Harpers is one of those items that's inordinately popular to GenCon attendees and some online buyers. ::shrug:: Dunno why, it just is. I'm content to observe and act on pragmatic reality and don't have to analyze it to death. ;>

(edit) otoh, maybe I'm just a complete idiot. If you think so, then please don't bid on the uniques and ultrarares I keep putting up on eBay.  :roll:

  

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Post Posted: Sun May 21, 2006 11:18 am 
 

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This is just plain getting crazy.   8O



You can buy the set in shrink at that price.


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