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Post Posted: Sun May 21, 2006 11:47 am 
 

bbarsh wrote:You can buy the set in shrink at that price.


they certainly though this module isn't in a set but a original one, released separetly. And the seller description let them think this too.

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Post Posted: Sun May 21, 2006 3:57 pm 
 

bbarsh wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/TSR-AD-D-1st-Ed-Dun ... dZViewItem

This is just plain getting crazy.   8O


IIRC that's about the same as Al paid a year or two back. ;)



If the price of the whole box goes up you'd expected L3 to increase, too, since that's the key item.

There has, however, been a lag, so maybe it's just taking time to "catch up", especially with regards to the high-end prices realised. And ~$75 for a single item is serious money, so maybe that's to be expected.



The old "silliest price" thread makes for interesting reading and L3 had frequent-visitor status there, as you'll recall. :)

  

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Post Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 5:10 am 
 

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bbarsh wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/TSR-AD-D-1st-Ed-Dun ... dZViewItem

This is just plain getting crazy.   8O

IIRC that's about the same as Al paid a year or two back. ;)

If the price of the whole box goes up you'd expected L3 to increase, too, since that's the key item.
There has, however, been a lag, so maybe it's just taking time to "catch up", especially with regards to the high-end prices realised. And ~$75 for a single item is serious money, so maybe that's to be expected.

The old "silliest price" thread makes for interesting reading and L3 had frequent-visitor status there, as you'll recall. :)




lol yeah yeah yeah here we go again :)



actually, that was more than i paid, but not that much more. that was one of my moments of madness....sheesh we all have them :) i just wanted it to complete a set anyway - which i did sell and make money on in the end, so alls well and ends well with that tale  :P  :P  :P



it IS very odd nowadays tho that someone will pay that for an L3 as the box set shows up quite often now.



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Post Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 4:50 pm 
 

Hurry on this one!   :roll:



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Post Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 5:02 pm 
 

For this kind of money, you may want to go into a bit more detail...or even a few more photos would help...damn, for that price these things better come alive and do the housework, mow the lawn, watch the kids, take the wife to dinner...etc.



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Post Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 5:25 pm 
 

seeyouinescrow wrote:For this kind of money, you may want to go into a bit more detail...or even a few more photos would help...damn, for that price these things better come alive and do the housework, mow the lawn, watch the kids, take the wife to dinner...etc.

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I am thinking it is someone who took the events of "The 40 Year Old Virgin" to heart and way to seriously. In it the guy sells his action figure collection for money close to or more than that if memory serves me correctly. I can not imagine a collection of action figures that would come close to that. And even if you had that sort of collection you would have to know it is better breaking it up return wise than trying to sell it in one big auction.


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Post Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 5:26 pm 
 

seeyouinescrow wrote:Hurry on this one!   :roll:

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If they only had two at that I price I would be tempted. See I want one to look at and enjoy and one to save as an investment.  :lol:


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Post Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 7:08 pm 
 

If he had 250 of these sets included...



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Or 1,250 Blue Snaggletoothes (Snaggleteeth?):



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Post Posted: Wed May 24, 2006 7:49 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8813784023



And here I was thinking the under bidder was bidding way too much. :roll:


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Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 3:13 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8813784023

And here I was thinking the under bidder was bidding way too much. :roll:




BC, well you clearly missed the gem in that lot mate, which is clearly what the guy was gunning for..... X1 The Isle of Fread.



That has to be a super-rare hybrid of the normal X1 that is so very common. wasnt this the one that they printed 1 of and then stopped printing when they realised their error?  :P



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*EDIT* oh yeah, and the other one too, D3 The Vayult of the Draw....wow man, uniques all over the place there :D



  

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Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 8:20 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8813784023

And here I was thinking the under bidder was bidding way too much. :roll:




I have seen a trend in this kind of behavior lately. Mid-sized lots going for way too much money. It almost seems that there has been a spike in new buyers. Possible more collectors coming into the market - can't be sure. But for whatever reason, module lots have been selling at higher than normal levels.



Agreed though, this one is even higher than the already elevated levels.


And I could've bought these damn modules off the 1$ rack!!!

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Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 5:14 pm 
 

D&D collecting is gonna grow for the next few years...a function of generations and time.  That's good news for all you sellers.

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Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 5:31 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:D&D collecting is gonna grow for the next few years...a function of generations and time.  That's good news for all you sellers.

I generally agree — and I don't want to drag this thread over the moon or anything — but I'm always leery of blanket statements when it comes to collectibles.

There's plenty of current Burger King employees who can remember betting heavily on baseball cards and comics in the '90s, back when they owned stores.

Plus, there's the future (or lack thereof) of the economy, and blah, blah, yada, yada, etc., etc. You just never can tell ... although, as stated, I suspect you're right.

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Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 6:20 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:There's plenty of current Burger King employees who can remember betting heavily on baseball cards and comics in the '90s, back when they owned stores.


And therein lies the difference between collecting and speculating.

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Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 8:52 pm 
 

As if there aren't speculators in the world of "collecting." :roll: We've got at least 10 using these forums alone ... I can't remember how many times I've heard "item X is bound to go up in value; I'm hanging on to my five copies."

And I'm not saying that makes anyone a bad person or less of a "collector." My point, again, is that there are no guarantees. Just because we collect this sh*t doesn't mean it's bound to go up in value. I suspect much of it will, but the world is full of variables ...

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Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 9:25 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:As if there aren't speculators in the world of "collecting." :roll: We've got at least 10 using these forums alone ... I can't remember how many times I've heard "item X is bound to go up in value; I'm hanging on to my five copies."

And I'm not saying that makes anyone a bad person or less of a "collector." My point, again, is that there are no guarantees. Just because we collect this sh*t doesn't mean it's bound to go up in value. I suspect much of it will, but the world is full of variables ...


Yes, how did that D&D speculating work out for Creepy?   :twisted: RPG collecting is a very interesting niche. At some point I think the desirablity will go down on these because frankly I think someday you'll be able to get any module/supplement you want, including the ST1's and POTVQ's of the world, on quality Pdfs.  It will happen, it's only a matter of time, and although the originals will retain value I think those desiring a copy without paying a grand plus will be able to get one.

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Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 9:31 pm 
 

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Xaxaxe wrote:As if there aren't speculators in the world of "collecting." :roll: We've got at least 10 using these forums alone ... I can't remember how many times I've heard "item X is bound to go up in value; I'm hanging on to my five copies."

And I'm not saying that makes anyone a bad person or less of a "collector." My point, again, is that there are no guarantees. Just because we collect this sh*t doesn't mean it's bound to go up in value. I suspect much of it will, but the world is full of variables ...


Yes, how did that D&D speculating work out for Creepy?   :twisted: RPG collecting is a very interesting niche. At some point I think the desirablity will go down on these because frankly I think someday you'll be able to get any module/supplement you want, including the ST1's and POTVQ's of the world, on quality Pdfs.  It will happen, it's only a matter of time, and although the originals will retain value I think those desiring a copy without paying a grand plus will be able to get one.

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creppydealer wrote:Ignoring pessimists who continue to say "how could that sell for that ?" I continue to take advantage of the strengthening, escalating, very valuable D&D collectibles market. Its been a long time coming, Where it wil stop, nobody knows.


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What a moron. :roll:


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Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 9:37 pm 
 

That was his signature line :?: :!: :?: I guess I must have blocked it out of my memory ...

Remember the thread where someone (Mark S.?) mentioned using "genius" for other words? I just remembered another classic: Creepy is an asshat.

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Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 9:48 pm 
 

Creep1962 is still around, he's just moved on to miniatures it appears...



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Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 11:37 pm 
 

So what you're saying is that a mere $1,200 paid to Creepy gets me in the door on a bitchin' set of three-year-old minis that, with any digging and effort at all, could be had for much less?

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