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Post Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:17 am 
 

This so frustrating.  I've been looking for a nice 1st print of MA for a while now ... when I saw the price ...  8O ... my God, I felt like Chuck Jones had drawn my eyes.

I posted a question not too long ago concerning MA's valuation, and I believe the response was that a copy generally sells for $75-80.

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:19 am 
 

invincibleoverlord wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the hand in the photo remind you of our old friend Maxi  8O ?
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Why, is it holding a bong???

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:54 am 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0075234531



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0075233477



Better hurry if you want these bargains :D   Near Mint condition :wink:



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Post Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:16 pm 
 

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Better hurry if you want these bargains :D   Near Mint condition :wink:

The Tome of Magic doesn't look like it has any contents.




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Post Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 5:24 pm 
 

Am I missing something in this auction that would justify the price tag?



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Post Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:58 am 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:Am I missing something in this auction that would justify the price tag?

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Wishful thinking.... :roll:

  


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:04 am 
 

invincibleoverlord wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the hand in the photo remind you of our old friend Maxi

Thanks for posting that ... ridiculous eBay photos are kind of a hobby of mine; I can't get enough of them. :)

I just can't help wondering what goes through people's heads when the decide to add awful photos to their listings. I mean, for one thing, we live in a digital age: if your first effort sucks, just take another shot!

I'll tell you what goes through my head, though: "This person can't be bothered to take a halfway decent photo; I wonder what else they can't be bothered with?"

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:21 pm 
 

I know this set is popular, but it's not exactly "super rare".



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Post Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:30 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:I know this set is popular, but it's not exactly "super rare".


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Well, he got 13 bids... 8O


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 1:15 pm 
 

Well, ebay france, probably not highly interesting for you, but look at the last 20 minutes of the bid history...

It was a great "mano a mano" -if you use this italian expression, but I am sure you will unterstand   :wink:

Condition (Good, not better).



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Post Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 12:28 am 
 


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:?:  8O  :?:  8O  :?:


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:57 am 
 


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I just sold one it better condition....funny thing is the price was identical!  8O




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Post Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 6:14 am 
 

I know that Avalon Hill's Dune is a popular game, but this is really getting up there in terms of price:




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Post Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 1:38 am 
 

Wow, that's one of the higher Dune results I've ever seen, especially for the "Sting" version.* Also, according to the description, the game is not 100-percent unpunched.

Man, it's results like this one and the recent rash of hela-high prices for the Dwarfstar games (these have been mentioned in some other threads) that have me wanting to do another round of eBay sell-offs. Hell, my copy of Dune is much nicer than that one! :)

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:12 am 
 

what price shrink wrap?


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:17 am 
 

gyg wrote:what price shrink wrap?

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That is that guy who posted here a few months ago asking people what they though he should put as prices on the stuff in his store.  Everyone who posted a response was pretty much of the concesus that on a shrinkwrapped Mentzer Basic set that he he should put a price of ~£10 at the most.  His response was essentially, "Thanks for all the help guys. Based on all of your responses, I think that I will put it in my store for £35."  :?  I guess he finally figured out that no one wanted to buy it for £35 so he graciously lowered the price to £30.  What a moron. :roll:


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:22 am 
 

Actually, I was partially wrong, here is the thread right here:

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It seems that he finally decided on £20 after everyone respnses.  Since it didn't sell at all much, he decided to actually raise the price. :?  Interesting strategy there....


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:24 am 
 

bclarkie wrote: :?  Interesting strategy there....


my thinking exactly - but ehat do I know? :lol:


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