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Post Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:22 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:
i'd say it was well worth the chance anyway and in the end you could always send it back if it wasnt orange cos the picture aint the same.

*waits for frost to pipe in*

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it is not necessary to wait frost... i got a reply from the seller...

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and...













...it was a scan of the real item!!!  8O  8O  8O

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:55 am 
 

aia wrote:
it is not necessary to wait frost... i got a reply from the seller...

*snip*

...it was a scan of the real item!!!  8O  8O  8O

congrats to frost!!!


awesome stuff! wow thats a fantastic buy then!

ranks amongst BClarkie's heists that :)

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:34 pm 
 

Frost already left positive feedback as well.

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:10 pm 
 

:o  :o  :o  :o  :o

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:52 pm 
 

Gus Landt wrote:The auction doesn't use the word Orange anywhere in it.  Maybe he just used a stock picture of the Orange version?  Or maybe he really didn't know what he had. Would be cool if it were true.  Find of the century!  :D

He does mention that it is by "Jean Wells" -- the green was written by Jean Wells and Tom Moldvay IIRC.



  


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:51 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:Congrats Frost, this must be the buy of the decade!!


** expired/removed eBay auction **


Orange B3 for $50.00 8O   Can it be true :?




Wow!  BIN'd nine minutes after the auction went up.


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:31 pm 
 

8O Awe, amazement, envy.  8O

Best buy of the decade & biggest seller mistake of the decade!

  


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:53 pm 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:Best buy of the decade & biggest seller mistake of the decade!

Well said. Just a baffling lack of research or knowledge on the seller's part ... unless ... unless ... you don't think he dropped a zero, do you? In other words, $500, not $50?

Anyway, it's a great score. I have a feeling this one will go down as a legendary buy that we're still talking about years from now.  :)

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:36 am 
 

Thanks all.   Received it a few days after I made the payment.  

I did not realize it was only up 9 minutes (how can you tell that?) but basically I woke up clicked on ebay and there it was.

It was not exactly what i would call mint as there are a few creases on the spine of the cover but they are visible in the pictures and were no suprise at least.

In any case its nice to have something that was never released to the public and banned because of racey sexual innuendos:

man holding steak to dog = penis!
statue of woman with robe = penis!
goblins poking woman = penis!
dragon with lance = penis!
man/woman diving to grab a torch = penis!
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Post Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:23 pm 
 

The find of the year; maybe the last three years. Hell, maybe it's the best find ... [switching to announcer's voice] ... of all time!

Congrats.  :)  :wink:  :!:  8O  :)

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:52 pm 
 

8O
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It is time to change your signature on your profile Frost...

...what can I get for 50 USD ?

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:20 pm 
 

I love this book... but.......£60 BIN!




** expired/removed eBay auction **




(Oh but it's on Amazon so it must be worth it!)


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:23 am 
 


** expired/removed eBay auction **




This is from the text in the ad:



DEITIES AND DEMIGODS is not the original one no Elric




Even if it was a 1st printing why so much?  Pretty ordinary stuff.

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:38 am 
 


** expired/removed eBay auction **




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Post Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:00 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/D-D-DM-Collection_W ... dZViewItem



:?



No need to really say much else about this auction, its says plenty enough on its own. This belongs in a category all by itself. :roll:


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:33 pm 
 

... I'll add that that it's not every day you see a 0-feedback guy with a 50-percent positive ratio. :)

Other than that, though, it does sort of speak for itself. That listing is a waste of valuable electrons.

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:45 pm 
 

I'd say it's a super rare listing in poor condition :!:


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:22 pm 
 

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** expired/removed eBay auction **


:?

No need to really say much else about this auction, its says plenty enough on its own. This belongs in a category all by itself. :roll:




I note in his listing he says "This is a very very rare collection that cost me a whole lot to aquire, serious bidders only"



Perhaps he paid $1,500 for the remarkably rare collection up for offer. He should try Sothebys rather than Ebay

  
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