Old Candidates: Silliest Auction Prices of the Year
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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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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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Post Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:05 pm 
 

Am I missing something here?



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


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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 
 

perhaps its are first print DMG and PHB :)

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:04 pm 
 

WTF??

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/Fu ... agon80.gif


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:59 pm 
 

Marlith wrote:Am I missing something here?

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




The folio set is a later print, if not last print. I guess the only reason it is going so high (aside from sure lunacy) is that it appears to be in excellent to near mint condition. These sets (any print) are generally fairly worn and damaged.


And I could've bought these damn modules off the 1$ rack!!!

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2006 8:44 am 
 

When it is broken down per item the price really isn't that bad. I am just thinking you limit your market when you price things like this....



http://cgi.ebay.com/320-PAPERBACK-TSR-F ... dZViewItem



Having said that and pointed it out here if the price were lower I might have been tempted.


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2006 6:24 pm 
 

Okay, I know Valhalla Games has been mentioned already for some of its crazy prices but I think this one takes the cake:



http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... 8823509460



But only 1 special person can buy it for this price. WOW!

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:06 pm 
 

One way to sell a high-grade OCE w/late supps...



BIN'd at $369.95; http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8825987778



Gotta say, even with a few suspect patches (top-right of the Eldritch?), that the extra shinyness takes the eye somewhat away from the trimmed scan or any mental queries as to the actual total "value" of the components.



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Post Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:15 pm 
 

Mars wrote:Okay, I know Valhalla Games has been mentioned already for some of its crazy prices but I think this one takes the cake:

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... 8823509460

But only 1 special person can buy it for this price. WOW!


Well, that's my new all-time leader — the word "year" doesn't begin to do justice to that lunacy. That's the most moronic auction price EV-AR!

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:56 pm 
 

I think the guy is just doing it for a laugh. He's never sold anything out of his eBay shop. He's just having a laugh.


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 3:11 pm 
 

or he is an Acaeum member and he enjoys to see his name in this post and thinks it is a new game ;)

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 3:23 pm 
 

... must have something to do with the fact that, relative to us, Australia is upside down.


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 7:31 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:
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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That's surprising. Apart from the age which is wrong, you just caught me and what I am doing.

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