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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!
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and last but nut least the 3 women in the chamber being stalked by the evil dude whos penis looks like a short sword!


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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 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 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0090431695



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 eBay auction **




Castles is not even complete.  These 3-D building sets TSR put out are kind of neat but once they are used they are somewhat valueless.

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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 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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Post Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:35 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:
** expired 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:




What was his listing fee?  Because he might as well have donated the money to a charity or flushed it down the toilet.



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Post Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:42 pm 
 

I think he's in the highest insertion-fee category, which is, IIRC, about $5. It's the final-value fees that will kill him if someone throws in a bid, even as a joke.

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:44 am 
 

napoleonsdad wrote:
** expired eBay auction **


This is from the text in the ad:



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




I was wondering the same...is the 2E Tome of Magic really rare or something?  I gotta know!  Someone with Int higher than me answer!

  


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 2:59 pm 
 

Hal Jordan wrote:
I was wondering the same...is the 2E Tome of Magic really rare or something?  I gotta know!  Someone with Int higher than me answer!


That Deities & Demigods book does weird things to people.  Anytime I list the 128 page book I get the Cthulhu question.  Doesn't seem to matter what I say in the ad.

My guess for this sorry lot is that someone thinks they are getting the D&D book with the Cthulhu mythos.  Oops.   :lol:

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:09 pm 
 

napoleonsdad wrote:My guess for this sorry lot is that someone thinks they are getting the D&D book with the Cthulhu mythos.  Oops.   :lol:

8O Um...do you actually know people that are willing to pay $1500 for one with the Cthulhu mythos?  I just might be persuaded to sell.

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:23 am 
 

Who said Dungeon magazines aren't valuable? Check out his bidding frenzy. Where will it all end?



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

  

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:41 am 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:Who said Dungeon magazines aren't valuable? Check out his bidding frenzy. Where will it all end?


** expired eBay auction **




I just a sold a few issues in the last few days - single issues in the 5-10 range and a single lot from around 20-50. They did extremely well. The #5 went for more than $20 which was a shock.



It seems Dungeons that are in great condition and in the 1-50 range do sell well as of late. The exception is issue #1. I tracked two of them this week and both sold for  $20 or less!


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

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:13 am 
 

deimos3428 wrote: 8O Um...do you actually know people that are willing to pay $1500 for one with the Cthulhu mythos?  I just might be persuaded to sell.


I wish...  I picked up two in VG condition at once at my local comic book store for $3 apiece about a year ago.  The store didn't know what they were, really, and couldn't understand why I wanted them, LOL (they carry some 3.x/d20, but really don't do used as a rule).  If I could sell them at $1,500 each, that would be what, a 49,999% profit, LOL.

On the other hand, I do remember a time when my FLGS was selling them for $300.  Maybe we're about to go into another period when these will be desirable.  If that's the case, one of mine is definitely out the door.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 10:05 am 
 

bbarsh wrote:
I just a sold a few issues in the last few days - single issues in the 5-10 range and a single lot from around 20-50. They did extremely well. The #5 went for more than $20 which was a shock.

It seems Dungeons that are in great condition and in the 1-50 range do sell well as of late. The exception is issue #1. I tracked two of them this week and both sold for  $20 or less!


Lot cheaper than going through Paizo.com.  Issues 1 - 15 are $25 apiece and 16 - 50 are $15 apiece.  Anything after than is $10, $12, or cover once you get into the 100's.

Course you could just download issues 1 - 150 in .pdf format for free using Bit Torrent or some other peer-to-peer download application....but that would be illegal (unless you already owned them all).  :wink:

  


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:24 pm 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:Who said Dungeon magazines aren't valuable? Check out his bidding frenzy. Where will it all end?


** expired eBay auction **




Yeah...this one is a bit suprising, especially since I've got 3 bidders over $45!  8O Plus within about 24 hours of listing it...it was already up to $40! Go figure! Oh...and here's the lot where they came from... :D




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