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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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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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Post Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:06 am 
 

Speaking of Orange B3's



http://item.express.ebay.com/B3-Palace- ... xpressItem



And I have been told mine was reserved at a silly price.........  



Read the description.

Picture shown is a stock picture of a B3 Palace of the Silver Princess (Rare Orange Cover Version). The actual condition is: New Softcover in Original Shrink Wrap!.


They state that the pic is a Stock PHOTO?!     

What a crock, can you say asshats?

T&T are idiots.


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:15 am 
 

They want almost $9k? Wow. I'd rather buy two 1st print OD&D boxes.


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

Aneoth wrote:Speaking of Orange B3's

http://item.express.ebay.com/B3-Palace- ... xpressItem

And I have been told mine was reserved at a silly price.........  

Read the description.

They state that the pic is a Stock PHOTO?!     
What a crock, can you say asshats?
T&T are idiots.




Stock photo of an orange B3?  Isn't this the ONE occasion when you break out the camera to take another pic?



This can only help yours sell, Aneoth.  Buyers will see yours, and they'll see T&Ts,  and any price under 5K will look like a bargain!!!



Has any RPG item in history gone for 9 Grand?????





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Post Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:05 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:Has any RPG item in history gone for 9 Grand?????


Maybe the Roman era D20.

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:04 pm 
 

Good grief....



http://cgi.ebay.com/NIB-DUNGEONS-DRAGON ... dZViewItem



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Post Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:00 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Good grief....


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Great picture though!



I love that the description says 'top & bottom' of the box - as if that's some kind of a huge bonus :D


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Aneoth wrote:Speaking of Orange B3's

http://item.express.ebay.com/B3-Palace- ... xpressItem

And I have been told mine was reserved at a silly price.........  

Read the description.

They state that the pic is a Stock PHOTO?!     
What a crock, can you say asshats?
T&T are idiots.




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oh, well: one at least! what it really drives me crazy is the proportional shipping charge they apply!!! the higher BIN, the more expensive shipping fee: 100 bucks! (i wonder whether for such items they buy a flight for a cleck who delivers in your hands the booklet...)


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:29 pm 
 

Encyclopia Magica, Vols 1-4.



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... TQ:US:1123





I wrote the seller asking about it and pointing out several other such listings currently on E-Bay all at less than half his price.



His answer:



Dear aneoth,

Take a look at the set on abebooks.com for a reference price on all four of them.

- edrhoads


So, only due to boredom, I checked abebooks and was astonished.
he was absolutley correct. His prices are in line with the highest ones on abebooks.

However, if you look at the other end, they list MANY more at about what you would expect to pay on E-Bay. More or less, $10 per book or $50-$60 per set of four.

So, I wrote him again...............

Yep, I sorta figured you might be using that site. So does Half-Price Books. Try the search feature on E-Bay. IMO it will show you more realistic prices. Honestly, I was not trying to be mean or rude, only informative. Those of us who collect older D&D items ignore ABEBOOKS listings completely. It is the main reason so many items are listing on E-Bay rather than on abebooks. The prices listed there range from normal (About the same as you will find on E-Bay) to rediculous like the add on abebooks now listing a price of $250 for Volume One alone.........
A question: why would a potential bidder buy those four books for $100 to $250 when they could pick from a half dozen other listings for the same books for less than $60? Anyway, Best regards, and I wish you luck using abebooks to price D&D stuff on E-Bay. Aneoth


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:55 pm 
 


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OCE sold for $249.99 with a BIN?





and not in that great of a condition (atleast IMHO)

  


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:07 pm 
 

Aneoth wrote:Encyclopia Magica, Vols 1-4.


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To be honest, I think that the BIN price is outrageous, but the starting bid is probably somewhat less than one would expect to pay for the complete set. The leather cover set fetches neat amounts of money, definitely.



Good thing I bought those books (and the Wizard/Priest Spell Compendiums as well) as soon as they came out on the market.

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