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Post Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:47 pm 
 

If that's even a legitimate result; see the shilling note above.

I'm just surprised TFM didn't swoop in for the win [inset rolly-eyed thingie right here].

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:00 am 
 

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Only because I forgot to bid that is   :wink:


i was watching that too, just couldnt be bothered to bid in the end.

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 10:19 pm 
 

The astounding consideration is that there are TWO people in this world who are willing to pay $780 for the book, not just one!

  


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 10:19 pm 
 

The astounding consideration is that there are TWO people in this world who are willing to pay $780 for the book, not just one!

  

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:45 am 
 

errr... okay were talking about a MM 1st print, but is there smtg i miss here:



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0201831426



i would say that the book went between 8 and 9 times more than usual!  8O


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:18 am 
 

aia wrote:errr... okay were talking about a MM 1st print, but is there smtg i miss here:


** expired/removed eBay auction **


i would say that the book went between 8 and 9 times more than usual!  8O




Go one page back on this thread.  It is Bill Owen's personal MM....but that still doesnt explain the sheer insanity of that end price.  Smells fishy to me.  Might be interesting to learn who the second place bidder is.


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:28 am 
 

Even the question from a "potential buyer" sounds fishy. :?


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:34 pm 
 

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Go one page back on this thread.  It is Bill Owen's personal MM....but that still doesn't explain the sheer insanity of that end price.  Smells fishy to me.  Might be interesting to learn who the second place bidder is.


Right, but as I stated before, no matter whose name is on the inside cover, the book is simply not worth the final bid amount. Not by far.

I could see it getting something in the line of $150-200 Perhaps........
most of that being due to the aforementioned name recognition, but almost 800 is simply ridiculous.

But (if the sale is legitimate) congratulations to the seller.


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:06 pm 
 

I never played any of the old SSI games, but this looks outlandish to me ... someone please tell me that Cougie missed the decimal point here:



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0206796335

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:40 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:I never played any of the old SSI games, but this looks outlandish to me ... someone please tell me that Cougie missed the decimal point here:


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I bought one of these a couple of years ago, paid something like $5 for it...

  


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:45 am 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:I never played any of the old SSI games, but this looks outlandish to me ... someone please tell me that Cougie missed the decimal point here:


** expired/removed eBay auction **




I better put up my collector's edition set with 5.25" floppies. Hmmm. What will I list it for...let's say GBP800  :jocolor:

  


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:38 am 
 

Hi everyone, just doing some AuctionSieve development and came across this LJN figure :

Dungeons & Dragons Pernicon Wind-Up MOC 1of a kind AFA


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$10,000!!!



What do people know about this thing? Still a ridiculous amount no matter how rare...



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Post Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:44 am 
 

Stupidest thing I've ever seen. But, hey, that $65 for shipping is a bargain ...

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 6:46 am 
 

That is astonishing!  8O



Who wants a woody when you buy one of these!!!!



For those not ready to cough up $10,000, there's a similar one for



$1,500



Here are a couple of LJN figures - alas no box - that reduced the price to a mere $10




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Post Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:06 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/AD-D-2nd-ENCYCLOPED ... dZViewItem



Seller also has the other three volumes, all for the same price.

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:33 pm 
 

guerret wrote:
** expired/removed eBay auction **


Seller also has the other three volumes, all for the same price.




see the seller name in that auction - erotic, or just getting f***ed?! :D


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:40 pm 
 

I think erotic-art-story deserves a special place in the silliest auction prices Hall of Fame. :D


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:25 pm 
 

nev wrote:$10,000!!!

What do people know about this thing? Still a ridiculous amount no matter how rare...


For $10,000 they could at least pay for the shipping which at $65 for Priority Mail is a little excessive.


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