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Post Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:24 pm 
 

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The US-only auction helped.


Ok, forget it. I just read the Q&A.

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:06 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:Daystar Rahasia for $472 :?:

Seems about right, IMHO, although even closer to $400 wouldn't have surprised me either. The information sheet might've helped a bit more but was possibly a bit too tatty?
Good to see an honestly used copy which can actually be opened and read without too much caution.

The previous sale was bumped $650 right at the end and was arguably at least that much over (looked good from the outside, but broken text block and non-period personal dedication).

  

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:17 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:Kinda low on this one :?


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Daystar Rahasia for $472 :?:


Missing maps with hand drawn replacements!? Did you expect it to go any higher?


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Post Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 5:46 pm 
 

I don't know what I have done to deserve this.....£16 for B5 8O ..


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Post Posted: Sat May 03, 2008 10:11 am 
 

faro wrote:Seems about right, IMHO, although even closer to $400 wouldn't have surprised me either. The information sheet might've helped a bit more but was possibly a bit too tatty?
Good to see an honestly used copy which can actually be opened and read without too much caution.

The previous sale was bumped $650 right at the end and was arguably at least that much over (looked good from the outside, but broken text block and non-period personal dedication).


Good to hear feedback.  I am happy with what I got but interesting to think that maybe I could have done better.  I didn't want to mislead anybody.  It was used.  It was a favorite of mine to DM when I was introducing people to the game (like at Thanksgiving gatherings)  I must have (at the time) thought it was easier take out the player map and let the adventurers hold it and use it. Somewhere along the line I didn't get it back.  Being my first time on ebay I didn't see anything about "US sale only" or click here for international sales.  I am sure it was there but I jumped without reading close enough.  The thread that started with my ejaculated post was a lot of fun I was sorry I asked to have it removed the lost scene for Samdolf the Purple in "Lord of the Rings" was hilarious. as well as exchanging barbs with Deadlord39.
Thanks for being here guys.  Next time I will seek help first.


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Post Posted: Sat May 03, 2008 4:08 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:Wow  8O  $715 for Black Opal Eye?


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...and I can confirm the price was paid!   :D

and I thought this kind of sale only happened to other people.

  

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Post Posted: Sun May 04, 2008 10:24 pm 
 

Either the seller can't read, is completely deluded, or smoked a huge crack rock before posting this auction:




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A thousand dollar opening bid....for that???  Oh and you gotta love the $78 for shipping.  8O  :lol:


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Post Posted: Sun May 04, 2008 11:10 pm 
 

He has an ICE middle earth lot, too, that's less offensive... at least it's easier on the eyes...




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Post Posted: Sun May 04, 2008 11:12 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Either the seller can't read, is completely deluded, or smoked a huge crack rock before posting this auction:


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A thousand dollar opening bid....for that???  Oh and you gotta love the $78 for shipping.  8O  :lol:




LOL...the poor guy must have gotten hammered with responses.



He's lowered the opening bid to $100 and the shipping to $20.....



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Post Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 12:49 pm 
 

R3; folded lengthways, but otherwise fine, $294;  
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R1; good copy, just a few spine crease, $407 ($250 jump-bid);  
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Dutch cartoon coloring book; $225 (not degassy);  
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Hmm... $103;  
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, $72;  
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, or even $60;  
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(+ possibly worth a nudge non-TSR side for $113 for John Carter:Warlord of Mars, Warriors of the Dark Star (rare, but has sold before at less) going for more than four times a mint Embattled Trek, or $71 for a late print Thracia (CSWE now up), but some better prices, too)


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Post Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 1:02 pm 
 

I remember getting my first R-1 back in 2002 for a $5 BIN. $407 is just stupid.


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Post Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 3:51 pm 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:I remember getting my first R-1 back in 2002 for a $5 BIN. $407 is just stupid.


I can only hope the insanity continues through Gencon....In that case I'm definitely bringing mine to sell.  Don't laugh but there's a better than 50% chance these are going into my ebay store next month at prices approaching armed robbery, how can I turn down gas money to Gencon.... :wink:

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Post Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 4:00 pm 
 

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I can only hope the insanity continues through Gencon....In that case I'm definitely bringing mine to sell.  Don't laugh but there's a better than 50% chance these are going into my ebay store next month at prices approaching armed robbery, how can I turn down gas money to Gencon.... :wink:

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$291 for D&DG and it's in shit condition. These things come up every 15 minutes on ebay, why do people throw so much money at them?

  


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Post Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 6:02 pm 
 

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$291 for D&DG and it's in shit condition. These things come up every 15 minutes on ebay, why do people throw so much money at them?




Auction description says it was bound upside down. Perhaps that's the reason it went so high? Other than that, I got nothing for ya.



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Post Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 7:38 pm 
 

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$291 for D&DG and it's in shit condition. These things come up every 15 minutes on ebay, why do people throw so much money at them?


Is there an upside-down Buffalo in that, too? :)


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Post Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 7:58 am 
 

After seven years of collecting, the only items missing from my 'common' basic set is X11 and X13.



mdr003 who is a member here just listed these in Australia, and I thought to myself "I'll pull out all stops here, and bid $45." They seem to average about US$40 in the US, so that is a reasonable bid, or so I thought!



Final price for X11  $125!!!!!!!!! 8O  8O  8O  




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Post Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 8:05 am 
 

hermy, i have an X13 on my site. if you wanna buy it, i will ship it to you at a discount, being an Acaeum member.

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Post Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 8:29 am 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:Final price for X11  $125!!!!!!!!! 8O  8O  8O  


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Those are Australian dollars so they're less than USD, however that's still sheer folly. I think the backlash of Gygax's death isn't over yet.

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Post Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 9:32 am 
 

The US$ and A$ are almost on a par now. At today's exchange rate A$125.82 = US$118.87!!!!!!

Thanks Al, I'll have a look.

  
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