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

WTF??

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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.

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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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Post Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 7:34 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:http://cgi.ebay.ca/Complete-AD-D-1st-Ed ... dZViewItem
Apparently, the enthusiasm is contagious.  $450 BIN.  8O




No more BIN, actually.

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 7:36 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!




Unless Australia is having a very bad time right now, some thing like 1 USD equalling 50 AUD, this is sheer folly.

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:00 pm 
 

guerret wrote:
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!


Unless Australia is having a very bad time right now, some thing like 1 USD equalling 50 AUD, this is sheer folly.


Ok, cmon, fess up. "Valhalla Games" is an elaborate joke/put on by someone here, right?   I  mean, no one wanting to do legitimate business on EBay would have this many knee-slappingly funny statements peppering their description of items (and let's not even talk about the hilarious prices!)

Shop labels: Since 1991, almost all secondhand items also had a shop label, this being a small deep-yellow label, discreetly placed. This label is near-impossible to remove. At one stage, we also began putting this label on new items (similar to what many bookstores do with their stock), however, we discontinued that practice a short time later. So, generally, almost all new items won't have a shop label.




This has got to be a joke, right?



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Post Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:28 am 
 

badmike wrote:
Ok, cmon, fess up. "Valhalla Games" is an elaborate joke/put on by someone here, right?   I  mean, no one wanting to do legitimate business on EBay would have this many knee-slappingly funny statements peppering their description of items (and let's not even talk about the hilarious prices!)

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 Shop labels: Since 1991, almost all secondhand items also had a shop label, this being a small deep-yellow label, discreetly placed. This label is near-impossible to remove. At one stage, we also began putting this label on new items (similar to what many bookstores do with their stock), however, we discontinued that practice a short time later. So, generally, almost all new items won't have a shop label.


This has got to be a joke, right?

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No no is true !  is true  ! :lol:

They really did stick the labels on, and most of the time the little white diamond labels are actually under the shrink  8O

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:44 am 
 

well they sound like bad-news whichever way you look at it and they are to be avoided at all costs!

no way i am gonna go anywhere near them thats for sure!  8O  8O

btw brendon, did you get my e-mail earlier?

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:57 am 
 

Al wrote:
btw brendon, did you get my e-mail earlier?


Yep. Got the spare bedroom set up for you. I've heard you're so quiet we won't even know you're here...... :wink:

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:25 pm 
 

AdderMcOne wrote:Al wrote:
btw brendon, did you get my e-mail earlier?


Yep. Got the spare bedroom set up for you. I've heard you're so quiet we won't even know you're here...... :wink:

...and the missus said no probs, so it's all good.


hehe top man :)

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:04 pm 
 

What the hell?...

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