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Post Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:30 pm 
 

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I agree, I am generally ready to pay *way* more than that for SW modules. But I realize there are modules which fetch ludicrously low prices, even in the shrink. That one used to be one of them; others are, for example, B6, X6 and X8.


Hey I need B6 and X6, if you got any spares you wanna send my way for a low price let me know. :)

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 8:06 am 
 

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That's ridiculous.




didnt one of them sell for something silly like $900+ a long while back?



  

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 4:01 pm 
 

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That's ridiculous.




One of the rarest pieces in the citadel line.  In the box 8O   Your right $645 is ridiculous, should be more like $1000+


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 4:02 pm 
 

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didnt one of them sell for something silly like $900+ a long while back?


Yes it was over $1000.  If I did not have one already I would be bidding on this auction :)


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:00 pm 
 

I wrote T&T to tell them what I thought about them using a stock picture for their Orange SWed B3.

Their reply (Actually .... replies)





Hello,

I am glad if our current auction will allow yours to sell, however the photo we have used for our auction is not a stock photo. We got this Shrink Wrapped Orange Palace of the Silver Princess as part of the Fonarow Collection. It is a scan (I myself made) of the product we currently have in our inventory.

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Fonarow, was that the HUGE collection they paid like $150,00 for a little bit back?

And the latest one:

it's not a "freaking" stock photo... it's a photo... I scanned for this auction, its shrink wrap mint condition, please post your items at whatever price you wish, we will do the same.

- trollandtoadstore


BTW: Is a scan considered a photo?

Anyway; My comment back in response to the above from them.....

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!.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... TQ:US:1123
Those are YOUR words, not mine..... Read your listing. Sheese. Did you think I made that comment up? If it is NOT a stock picture, then perhaps you might wish to re-write the description in that listing. I certainly would. Especially for an item that is so expensive.....  BTW: Do you guys want to buy my copy of B3 Orange (SW)? I guarantee that my scans are of the actual item being sold. Honestly my Best regards, Aneoth.






Kinda sad and funny at the same time..........


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:07 pm 
 

Aneoth,

I think we will have to place a little note in your file saying "Does not work and play well with others".  :lol:   Yes, I know it is T&T but you seem to bring out the worst in folks.  :lol:

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:18 pm 
 

Prufrock wrote:Aneoth,

I think we will have to place a little note in your file saying "Does not work and play well with others".  :lol:   Yes, I know it is T&T but you seem to bring out the worst in folks.  :lol:

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Martin, perhaps that note shold be placed in my file.
I cannot deny that at times I seem to rub folks the wrong way. 8O
(I can already almost see the witty replies to that wording)  :roll:

However, those guys are absent minded at the least... and IMO complete doofises..... (Is doofises even a real word?)

They sent me TWO seperate notes denying what is STILL written in the first sentence of their listing for that item.


** expired eBay auction **


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!.


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:26 pm 
 

Aneoth,

I'm on your side.  I love following the tifs you get into with these folks.  But you do seem to have a better track record at resolving things like this, than I do.  

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:30 pm 
 

I just asked (thru the auction listing) why I had to pay $8,500 for this item and not be able to see an actual photo.  I doubt I will get a response.

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:33 pm 
 

Prufrock wrote:I just asked (thru the auction listing) why I had to pay $8,500 for this item and not be able to see an actual photo.  I doubt I will get a response.

Martin


Actually, I think you will hear back from them, though I think it might take a few days.
It took them about a week to respond to me. And then they did so twice within a few moments.
I also suspect that after my last note to them (And your note) the listing description will be revised/corrected. :lol:


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:40 pm 
 

Aneoth wrote:....... I also suspect that after my last note to them (And your note) the listing description will be revised/corrected. :lol:


OOPS Wrongo  :roll: ........

The picture in question is not that big of a deal, it does not show up as "this is a stock" on our site or anywhere in a description we could alter, our eBay system is automatic and if anything it might be talking about our stock as being the stock this photograph is from. It's hard to say as I'm not in charge of setting that up. It is however not a stock photo from anywhere but our own physical inventory.....
- trollandtoadstore
8O  8O

Now that is the biggest load of crappy "say nothing while spewing forth a long winded reply" that I have ever read from anyone who was not a US politician........... :lol:


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:44 pm 
 

Anything over $1,500 for a shrinked B3 is too much. They're just too common to warrant that kind of price.


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:18 am 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %26ps%3D42



First Print Dungeon Masters Guide..........



$499.00



He includes plenty of pictures.

See the stains on the rear cover.

See the creased inside pages (He states the inside is Pristine).

See the spine showing shelf wear.



I will sell you mine for one tenth that.....

Mine aint Pristine, but what a savings you will enjoy!


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 4:12 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/Dungeons-and-Dragon ... dZViewItem



$51.00 monster manual.  Crazy :?


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:51 pm 
 

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$51.00 monster manual.  Crazy :?




Classic reason why you should snipe.



Either a shill bidder or someone who just couldn't let it go.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:57 pm 
 

First Print Dungeon Masters Guide..........

$499.00

He includes plenty of pictures.
See the stains on the rear cover.
See the creased inside pages (He states the inside is Pristine).
See the spine showing shelf wear.

I will sell you mine for one tenth that.....


One-tenth of $499 is $49.9 I'll buy that. If you're serious. I want a 1st print DMG.


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:34 pm 
 

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Classic reason why you should snipe.

Either a shill bidder or someone who just couldn't let it go.


Probably not shilling.  I would think a seller would be happy to get even $20 off this item.  Why continue to push it to the point of winning it yourself?

  


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:26 pm 
 

Aneoth wrote:
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First Print Dungeon Masters Guide..........

$499.00

He includes plenty of pictures.
See the stains on the rear cover.
See the creased inside pages (He states the inside is Pristine).
See the spine showing shelf wear.

I will sell you mine for one tenth that.....
Mine aint Pristine, but what a savings you will enjoy!




Actually, the creased pages are included in the listing. Read further before you make snap decisions. And the listing is misleading because pictures show the defects? Ok.



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