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Post Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:40 am 
 

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:10 am 
 

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Is there something I'm missing???   8O




I was 100% for truth about to post about this very same auction. Does Elric come out and shake your hand?? I'm in the dark.



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Post Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:14 pm 
 

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But why?!?  Why feel the need to pay so much for something that is in such poor condition?  Even though I think the price on the Hardtack was high....its condition is far superior to that copy of Fast Rules....even if the staples were replaced.

I just dont get it.  :|


I'm generally not overly concerned with the condition of rare items.  Given a choice between having an item in poor condition or not having an item, I'd usually go for having it; assuming it's not falling apart or a bio-hazard.


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Post Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:02 pm 
 

Zenfinite wrote:
I was 100% for truth about to post about this very same auction. Does Elric come out and shake your hand?? I'm in the dark.

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I thought I paid a lot by picking one up for $50 last weekend...  Good grief!

  


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:35 am 
 

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Is there something I'm missing???   8O




I can't understand the bidding on this one either.  All you have to do is look around a bit, have some patience, and you can pick this one up pretty easily.  I have two copies of Deities and Demigods first print, and I paid less than $10 for each.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:25 am 
 

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I can't understand the bidding on this one either.  All you have to do is look around a bit, have some patience, and you can pick this one up pretty easily.  I have two copies of Deities and Demigods first print, and I paid less than $10 for each.


WOW. :!:  Now those were excellent finds and very low buys.

I have 2 first prints and paid no less than $36 each for them.
I also have 2 second and 2 third prints and none of them were for $10.


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:20 am 
 

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WOW. :!:  Now those were excellent finds and very low buys.

I have 2 first prints and paid no less than $36 each for them.
I also have 2 second and 2 third prints and none of them were for $10.


Definitely good buys.  Last weekend I got a 2nd for a shade over $50.  There were 4 other copies (w/Cthulu) I bid on and lost.  Not exactly rare. They were going for about $70.  I think $50 is high, $70 is real high, and $200 just outrageous.  But to each his own.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:03 pm 
 

Artur wrote: I have two copies of Deities and Demigods first print, and I paid less than $10 for each.


1st/2nd prints show up at Half Price regularly; priced up to maybe $50, but still it shows how common they are.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:11 am 
 

8O  8O http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... :IT&ih=001



Seams really high ($999) Am I missing something?  I would think this would finish in the $750 range :?


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:43 am 
 

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Seams really high ($999) Am I missing something?  I would think this would finish in the $750 range :?




Damn, that jumped in price quickly.  I expected it to hang around a low value for quite a while and then only jump come the last day.


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:30 pm 
 

Artur wrote:
I can't understand the bidding on this one either.  All you have to do is look around a bit, have some patience, and you can pick this one up pretty easily.  I have two copies of Deities and Demigods first print, and I paid less than $10 for each.


Of course this listing may not be for a first print as the Second print also has the Mythoi that were excluded from later prints.

Worse, it is certainly NOT in mint condition.

There is a small amount of wear from use and a few very small water stains on the page edges.  The photo in the add is a stock photo and is for general identification purposes only


Newbies going nuts over something they know nothing about?
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Post Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:56 am 
 

You would think for a $250 BIN that this would be in just a tad bit better condition:




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That is one sad looking box....and those supplements (especially the Blackmoor) don't look much better.  Of course, included is the super-rare supplement Swards and Spells so now $250 looks like a bargain.  :roll:


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:05 am 
 

Someone fixed the writhing with pen on the Blackmoor too. An unusual twist?


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:10 pm 
 

+more burntwire magic?? $77 + not finish yet uk third mm usual spine wear + damage :) :) ok book but that good??
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 1:26 am 
 

hi folks: i have a question!



rather than a silly price, i think i made a silly bid...



pls look at:




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and




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...where are these books from? is this the so called "2ed preview" or what???

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 1:36 am 
 

Think they are from this set

http://home.flash.net/~brenfrow/dd1/starter.htm

(as it goes not a bad introduction to AD&D IIRC)

(as for price, never going to be a pricy set - if he combines postage and sticks them in a priority envelope (or whatever they're called) then its not going to break the bank)


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:49 am 
 

I believe I have these books (there is also a Monster Manual that is 32pgs) and if my notes are correct it comes from this: 1135 Introduction to Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Game (though the number should be 1134) unlike what that site had.

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 10:15 am 
 

Plaag wrote:I believe I have these books (there is also a Monster Manual that is 32pgs) and if my notes are correct it comes from this: 1135 Introduction to Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Game (though the number should be 1134) unlike what that site had.

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1134 and 1135 are both valid numbers.  The difference being whether the box was in a bookcase or landscape format:

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1134 on the left, 1135 on the right.

Or it could be 1167 (as linked to above), since that was (I believe) the same thing in a new box and minus the CD.


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