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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 
 

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?


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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Post Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:24 pm 
 

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:



. . . http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0253031662



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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Post Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:57 pm 
 

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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Post Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:34 am 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote: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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if that sells, i am gonna give up altogether  :?


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:11 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:if that sells, i am gonna give up altogether  :?

The seller has GDQ1-7 for $100 as well.

In defense of the seller's pictures, cheap digital cameras generate some funky pictures sometimes.  Processing the images makes them even funkier.  The sellers pictures are reminiscent of the pictures my JamCam takes, only much worse.  (What is a JamCam?  http://www.thejamcam.com/index.php)  That's why I use a scanner . . .

  

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:14 am 
 

The X11 looks like a photocopy.


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 2:03 am 
 

$25 for B3?  Nice looking copy, but still seems a bit much...




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Post Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 2:26 am 
 

Well, it was "SUPER mint."


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:46 am 
 

serleran wrote:Well, it was "SUPER mint."


Well that makes what, Minty Mint, Mint Mint, and SUPER Mint.

Im not 100% sure, but my guess is ULTRA Mint is next.

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:32 am 
 

so which is the best and how does it affect value :)


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:46 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:so which is the best and how does it affect value :)


Well my rankings would go as follows, from least valuable to most valuable...

Minty Mint - anything you could possibly consume would have to have a perishable value.

Super Mint - Extra flavor, and packs just that little bit of punch

Ultra Mint - Long lasting Mint power with that oh so fresh feel

Mint Mint - The "True" first release of mint quality items


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:34 am 
 

serleran wrote:Well, it was "SUPER mint."


Actually even better than just Super Mint....

"Untouched SuperMINT TSR B3 Palace OfThe Silver Princess"

Wowsers!!   8O

What does the seller do?
Use tweezers to carry it around?
Perhaps he/she has the power/ability of telekenesis!
BTW: It appears that his/her space bar is nearly untouched too............

I should have used that phrase in my Orange B3 Listing.
UNTOUCHED SUPER MINT....
It would also be quite true, since it is Shrinkwrapped. 8)


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:48 am 
 

:lol:  hahahahaha

Thats a nice B3 btw.  Id make you a sexy offer if I wasnt buying a house this winter.   :D


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