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Post Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:40 pm 
 

This was weird not much for its price, but rather... have you ever seen so many snipes on a meaningless module?



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Post Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:40 pm 
 

He told me the $60 was for 10,000 in insurance. Can you insure for 10k?


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:50 pm 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:He told me the $60 was for 10,000 in insurance. Can you insure for 10k?


Dead you can but only for verified values.  I think the Post Office, Fed Ex, UPS, etc...usually only insure for $100 unless the value is for something that has a concrete reciept, like say a $5000 Dinning set or something, or if you have a bonified piece of art or collectible that has a certified value (Baseball cards or comics are an example of a collectibles that can have certified values, or a painting sold at a prestigious auction).

I dont believe you can just insure it for any old amount, because that would have the word "Scam" written all over it hehehe.

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:00 am 
 

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Dead you can but only for verified values.  I think the Post Office, Fed Ex, UPS, etc...usually only insure for $100 unless the value is for something that has a concrete reciept, like say a $5000 Dinning set or something, or if you have a bonified piece of art or collectible that has a certified value (Baseball cards or comics are an example of a collectibles that can have certified values, or a painting sold at a prestigious auction).

I dont believe you can just insure it for any old amount, because that would have the word "Scam" written all over it hehehe.

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You can only buy insurance up to $5000 from USPS. The guy is a complete doink, look at the crap he sells, dollies and star wars goodies.  Do we look that dorky to people outside our hobby when we pay $2000 for a woodgrain?  I guess so.  Difference is, Doink's items are graded and placed in unopenable plastic containers (check a few of his higher priced auctions), the true mark of Scamdom the world over (overpaying for grading services).

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:13 am 
 

I reported that tool for excessive shipping.  I would love to make that guy an "insulting" low offer like $1, but I would not want to pay that shipping on the case that he took me up on it!

  


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:43 am 
 

Oh yes!



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You can only buy insurance up to $5000 from USPS. The guy is a complete doink, look at the crap he sells, dollies and star wars goodies.  Do we look that dorky to people outside our hobby when we pay $2000 for a woodgrain?  I guess so.  Difference is, Doink's items are graded and placed in unopenable plastic containers (check a few of his higher priced auctions), the true mark of Scamdom the world over (overpaying for grading services).

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Mike, Im not 100% positive but I think you can get more if you send it registered mail, like 20-25k or some such.  The only reason I remember is a couple of years back I helped my father ship some artwork he purchased in Hong Kong.  When they discussed insurance the Post Office agent said it could be covered up to that amount but to collect my dad would have to prove value.  I could be wrong though if things changed, as they do on me all the time   8O  

Your right though, that guy is a doink   :lol:


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:10 am 
 

guerret wrote:Oh yes!


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hey the new valhalla games :)



  


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:31 am 
 

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hey the new valhalla games :)


but...but...its shrinkwrapped and like he said "its MINT mint"  :P

*edit* - You just cant beat "Mint mint"


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:11 am 
 

lol MINT mint.... thats class :)

we need to update the condition grades on Acaeum. gotta keep with the times.

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:39 am 
 

...uhmm... i am a bit surprised by this definition... afaik it was "minty mint"... however, ubi maior...


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:47 am 
 

Untrue.

That one's Mint-Minus --

the shrink's loose in spots.

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:39 pm 
 

All seven Gord books for $46 + $3 shipping.  That must be a 100% increase in price for a set:



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Post Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:40 am 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:All seven Gord books for $46 + $3 shipping.  That must be a 100% increase in price for a set:


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Why is this suppossed to be a 'silly' price? The new infinities editions were always hard to come by. Its the price they would go for as new paperbacks. Do you mean you can get a set of seven for about $5 or are you thinking of those horrible rose estes Greyhawk books?

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:59 am 
 

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Why is this suppossed to be a 'silly' price? The new infinities editions were always hard to come by. Its the price they would go for as new paperbacks. Do you mean you can get a set of seven for about $5 or are you thinking of those horrible rose estes Greyhawk books?


I think JG is referring to me and my past sales (which I've told to him before, since we are both often looking at HPB for Gord the Rogue books)....I very typically sold a seven volume set for $24.99 (If you can get a set for half price you are only paying $14, so $24.99 while it wasn't getting rich it was a small profit).  Plus the sets used to sit for weeks and weeks at the $25 mark. However, lately I've sold my last two sets in my Ebay store for $42 and $48 respectively, so the price has been rising on these.

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JZavoda wrote:Why is this suppossed to be a 'silly' price? The new infinities editions were always hard to come by. Its the price they would go for as new paperbacks. Do you mean you can get a set of seven for about $5 or are you thinking of those horrible rose estes Greyhawk books?


On eBay, single Gord books go for a buck or two plus shipping.  At Half-Price Books, they go for $2 apiece and can be as cheap as $1.



The Gygax versions (TSR or New Infinities) are more difficult to find in bookstores than the Rose Estes versions, but paying $7 apiece for them is crazy . . . three weeks ago I won a lot of three of the New Infinities Gord books for $3 plus $3 shipping/handling:



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Maybe the Gord books have found a new price level.



(And, yes, I was thinking of Badmike's sets in particular.)

  


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:46 pm 
 

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On eBay, single Gord books go for a buck or two plus shipping.  At Half-Price Books, they go for $2 apiece and can be as cheap as $1.

The Gygax versions (TSR or New Infinities) are more difficult to find in bookstores than the Rose Estes versions, but paying $7 apiece for them is crazy . . . three weeks ago I won a lot of three of the New Infinities Gord books for $3 plus $3 shipping/handling:

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Maybe the Gord books have found a new price level.

(And, yes, I was thinking of Badmike's sets in particular.)




I'll have to keep my eye out for them. I never had a problem getting $10 each for the New Infinities books.

  

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JZavoda wrote:
I'll have to keep my eye out for them. I never had a problem getting $10 each for the New Infinities books.


I sell most of them for $7 each, that seems to be the make or break it price....I have several in my ebay store right now.  They really aren't that rare; I can turn up a complete set given a few weeks of looking on ebay and searching used bookstores.

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 2:02 pm 
 

tfm snagged that fancy schmancy Dragon #1 for just over the reserve ($612).  Not sure if it belongs in this thread, cos it IS a lot of money, or not, cos it was a very nice looking package (that was me in at $500).


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:59 am 
 

Quick jump in on this one. X11 Copy(write :) ) 1986. Only $85. I'm sure the fuzzy picture doesn't do the item justice.




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