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Post Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 7:57 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:I know I say it a lot...I must do so again:

2006 - 35 = 1971

1971 + 16 = 1986

Prices will go up.

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:31 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:I know I say it a lot...I must do so again:

2006 - 35 = 1971

1971 + 16 = 1986

Prices will go up.

Mark   8)

Maybe I'm just having a dumb moment, but I have no idea what you're on about here.  Please explain.  
(I checked the math, it's fine.  In fact, 35+16 = 51, the current auction price.  Coincidentally, 2006 + 1971 = 3977, the year Fiend Folio will become rare.)

Prices for those three books will never go up, as there is no significant demand compared to the vast number of available copies.  You'd have to be burning them constantly.  The exception to the rule would be specific (rare) printings.

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:55 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:
MShipley88 wrote:I know I say it a lot...I must do so again:

2006 - 35 = 1971

1971 + 16 = 1986

Prices will go up.

Mark   8)

Maybe I'm just having a dumb moment, but I have no idea what you're on about here.  Please explain.  
(I checked the math, it's fine.  In fact, 35+16 = 51, the current auction price.  Coincidentally, 2006 + 1971 = 3977, the year Fiend Folio will become rare.)

Prices for those three books will never go up, as there is no significant demand compared to the vast number of available copies.  You'd have to be burning them constantly.  The exception to the rule would be specific (rare) printings.


   My point is that a gamer who was 16 in 1986...and thus would have been a junior high gamer through the latter part of the Golden Age....would be 35 this year.   Now, with money and stability and a mid-life perspective, these gamers will be coming back to the game as collectors.  

   For the immediate future, the prices will go up as these gamers turn into collectors and compete with each other for what we would regard as silly prices.

    The prices have gone up noticeably since I started only a year ago.

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:09 pm 
 

seeyouinescrow wrote:A prime example of what can happen when 3 newbs get together...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Advanced-Dungeons-a ... dZViewItem

Sheesh!




Here they are again...now this is just silly... :roll:



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Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 4:37 pm 
 

seeyouinescrow wrote:Here they are again...now this is just silly... :roll:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ADVANCED-DUNGEONS-A ... dZViewItem




Yikes! And that's not even a good copy. It's got a tear on the cover... Dang.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 6:24 pm 
 

This was available at my local game store just a few months ago



http://cgi.ebay.com/TSR-AD-D-Forgotten- ... dZViewItem



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Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 6:30 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:
MShipley88 wrote:1971 + 16 = 1986

(I checked the math, it's fine.

OK....

  

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 7:08 pm 
 

faro wrote:
deimos3428 wrote:
MShipley88 wrote:1971 + 16 = 1986

(I checked the math, it's fine.

OK....


Good observation.

However it still is true in the context of the year and age discussion.

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:05 pm 
 

seeyouinescrow wrote:
seeyouinescrow wrote:A prime example of what can happen when 3 newbs get together...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Advanced-Dungeons-a ... dZViewItem

Sheesh!


Here they are again...now this is just silly... :roll:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ADVANCED-DUNGEONS-A ... dZViewItem




Zohwar sent me a free copy of this book just a month or so ago.  Maybe I should contact the loser with a second chance offer.   :lol:



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Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 9:18 pm 
 

faro wrote:
deimos3428 wrote:
MShipley88 wrote:1971 + 16 = 1986

(I checked the math, it's fine.

OK....

I said it was fine, not mint.   Nice one.  :lol:

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 9:51 pm 
 

Ah; the Deimos grading scale of math. :D
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Post Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:26 am 
 

Hopeful view of things...



eBay listings



Is that a good definition for optimism?

  

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:54 am 
 

le Rahib wrote:Hopeful view of things...

eBay listings

Is that a good definition for optimism?




French newbies are sooooo strange on ebay.fr that I think he could sell them for these prices...

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le Rahib wrote:Hopeful view of things...

eBay listings

Is that a good definition for optimism?




French newbies are sooooo strange on ebay.fr that I think he could sell them for these prices...

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:05 pm 
 

Am I missing something here?



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Post Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:24 pm 
 

Marlith wrote:Am I missing something here?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1




I like the "Bid now!  Some are rare!" bit.  



Some are also not!


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:16 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.ca/Complete-AD-D-1st-Ed ... dZViewItem

Apparently, the enthusiasm is contagious.  $450 BIN.  8O

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:03 pm 
 

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