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Post Posted: Fri May 23, 2008 11:35 pm 
 

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What am I missing about this, and the sellers other auctions (DMG at £36 - legends and lore at £16)?


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Post Posted: Fri May 23, 2008 11:52 pm 
 

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What am I missing about this, and the sellers other auctions (DMG at £36 - legends and lore at £16)?




Good lord! Used 1st ed rulebooks, have they suddenly become hard to find in the UK?

  

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Post Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 12:02 am 
 

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Good lord! Used 1st ed rulebooks, have they suddenly become hard to find in the UK?


Yes they are - if my earlier foray into the loft is anything to go by, it would seem I have them all! (Do AD&D hard backs breed? I'm sure I never brought all them!!)


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Post Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 12:03 am 
 

gyg wrote:
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What am I missing about this, and the sellers other auctions (DMG at £36 - legends and lore at £16)?




Not too bad Pre-used condition, initials inside front cover. A little damage to the cover.



What does he mean by "Pre-used?"  



If this is "Pre-used" what does "Used" mean?  



Used for toilet paper?



Used to blow a bloody nose?



Used?


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Not too bad Pre-used condition, initials inside front cover. A little damage to the cover.

What does he mean by "Pre-used?"  

If this is "Pre-used" what does "Used" mean?  

Used for toilet paper?

Used to blow a bloody nose?

Used?


I think he used the word pre-used because ebay don't like you using the word 'fucked'. (If he had been reading these forums for a while he may have used the word 'rogered'!)


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What does he mean by "Pre-used?"  

If this is "Pre-used" what does "Used" mean?  

Used for toilet paper?

Used to blow a bloody nose?

Used?


prb the seller is experienced in the field of the one-hand mags... the point is that we're a bit ourt of scope here...  :roll:


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Post Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 2:24 pm 
 

I am speechless....surely these can't be worth this much 8O

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Post Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 3:15 pm 
 

simonmwh wrote:I am speechless....surely these can't be worth this much 8O

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That's why there are zero bids...

  

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Post Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 3:57 pm 
 

simonmwh wrote:I am speechless....surely these can't be worth this much 8O

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Oi!   Isn't that a still shot from the fantasy version of You Don't Mess With the Zohan?


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Post Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 4:22 pm 
 

Shipping is only $120 to the UK too!

  


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Post Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 4:35 pm 
 

simonmwh wrote:I am speechless....surely these can't be worth this much 8O

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I didn't think ebay/paypal allowed you to limit the type of paypal payment that could be made. So what is he asking in greenbacks> $2500? Good thing it is used, no one could possible afford it if it were shrinkwrapped.

  

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Post Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 5:46 pm 
 

Seller has up a bunch of Endless Quest books for $10 a pop plus $6 shipping.




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Post Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 8:00 pm 
 

$4,000  8O  8O  8O



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Post Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 8:22 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:$4,000  8O  8O  8O


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Well, I read that as possibly one page shy and written on but, despite the friendliness of the seller, never managed to get a /direct/ answer on either of those questions.

Some auctions ya certainly don't mind losing! :)


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Post Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 9:04 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:$4,000  8O  8O  8O


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The sheer ridiculousness of that final price just blows me away.  And I am not surprised at all that TFM was the second highest bidder yet still managed to outbid the third highest bidder by about $1500.  :roll:  I've always enjoyed poking fun at some of the crazy ass bids he throws at stuff but that is just beyond retarded.  :?



I am sure the seller is elated though.


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Post Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 9:13 pm 
 

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The sheer ridiculousness of that final price just blows me away.  And I am not surprised at all that TFM was the second highest bidder yet still managed to outbid the third highest bidder by about $1500.  :roll:  I've always enjoyed poking fun at some of the crazy ass bids he throws at stuff but that is just beyond retarded.  :?

I am sure the seller is elated though.


Yeh, kudos to the seller!  Funny thing is the seller probably is very happy, and thinking "Man, the other stuff must be worth a bunch also!" without knowing they won't have another auction in the same galaxy of this one unless they have a ST1 stashed away....!

And I'm still in shock TFM somehow lost one!!! 8O

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Post Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 9:43 pm 
 

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And I'm still in shock TFM somehow lost one!!! 8O

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That's because Cary144 is a bad mutha humpa. He's got the deepest pockets of any collector I've seen on eBay. He's the guy who paid $3000 for the orange B3, remember?? His pockets roll deep!!!

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Post Posted: Sun May 25, 2008 12:49 am 
 

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Yeh, kudos to the seller!  Funny thing is the seller probably is very happy, and thinking "Man, the other stuff must be worth a bunch also!" without knowing they won't have another auction in the same galaxy of this one unless they have a ST1 stashed away....!

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Started the auction at 19.99, probably had no idea what they were auctioning off.   Too bad the seller didn't put it up as BIN...

  

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Post Posted: Sun May 25, 2008 8:15 am 
 

Grug Greyskin wrote:Started the auction at 19.99, probably had no idea what they were auctioning off.   Too bad the seller didn't put it up as BIN...


I wouldn't have been complaining... and $1,980 round-up should have gotten a smile, had they gone with that. ;)

Yep; seller's probably still clueless as to what is/is not of value across the board (they had Cerebus listed as a superhero comic... *cough*) and yet they're managing to list the good stuff without BINs from what I could see: neat sixth-sense trick!

Whoever the original collector was, they had pretty good taste (IMHO). Might not have approved at having someone use a bulldog clip to keep their nice 1st print Authentic Thaumaturgy open for photographing, however;  
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@Zen: yeah, $3k+50 on that SW'd OB3 with faults. Could've gotten the original plates for not much more. Degassy's still probably in the lead for "deepest pockets", excluding the art side. Whoever's looking to buy-out Burnie Bros. lock, stock and barrel certainly has a dollar or two set aside. (Won't even know where that Blanche has gone to, to direct future offers there "just in case").



@KoP: third bid was mine - and still several hundred dollars high, I thought, given the possible DG "issue" and that I really don't need another black folder PotVQ with faults.

The likes of the 1st (presumed) Swords & Spells did go somewhat cheap had there been a need for "spares".



Anyhow; back to work.... Have a good Sunday, y'all.


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Post Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 3:51 pm 
 

This is a pretty high BIN, but I'll bet somebody bites...




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