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Post Posted: Sun May 21, 2006 11:15 pm 
 

grodog wrote:Hmmm, so I guess I've somehow missed copies in my usual searches, then, since I don't recall seeing any copies sell for less than $350 for awhile now.



There have been only 3 in the last year that Irecall and I have been looking hard for one.  One was creepontheborderlands, one was the one Mike <mdr003> won and won Stephen won for $40.00 on a BIN.  I have only seen one go for more than $350.00 and that was COTB's and the only reason that it went that high was because of the shill bid that was placed.  Allan, do you know of any others that have gone for more than $350?


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Post Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 12:04 am 
 

The ones I'm thinking of were probably about 1-2 years ago, Brian, so it's quite possible that my memory's off; in any event, what I do remember was copies going for $125-$180, then $300+ and then some hitting $450-ish.  Perhaps that was longer ago, and the prices have fallen??


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Post Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 1:25 pm 
 

I am betting this one goes for more than $350.  It doesnt look like mdpetric wants to lose this one.   8O  I dont know about the rest of you but it would be nice if there was a better pic of the darn thing.  Can't really tell due to the blurriness but it looks like there is rust on the staples.

  

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Post Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 1:31 pm 
 

grodog wrote:going for $125-$180, then $300+ and then some hitting $450-ish.  Perhaps that was longer ago, and the prices have fallen??


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Post Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 1:50 pm 
 

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grodog wrote:Hmmm, so I guess I've somehow missed copies in my usual searches, then, since I don't recall seeing any copies sell for less than $350 for awhile now.



There have been only 3 in the last year that Irecall and I have been looking hard for one.  One was creepontheborderlands, one was the one Mike <mdr003> won and won Stephen won for $40.00 on a BIN.  I have only seen one go for more than $350.00 and that was COTB's and the only reason that it went that high was because of the shill bid that was placed.  Allan, do you know of any others that have gone for more than $350?




If I remember, Keep bought the previous Warriors of Mars on ebay.  The final auction price was around $200?  He then sold his "other" copy with the higher reserve.  



I'm hazy on this info, but it seems to strike a note of memory in the old brain . . .


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Post Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 2:18 pm 
 

Alright, no more penny ante, if you want to outbid me then be my guest but you will certainly be setting a new record for Warriors of Mars in the process.  
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Post Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 6:05 pm 
 

I'll need a day or two to contemplate that $400 point.  But on another note, I am riding a pretty good high and am all tingly inside.  I just bought a Fazzle locally for $50 :)

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Post Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 6:16 pm 
 

Mars wrote:I'll need a day or two to contemplate that $400 point.  But on another note, I am riding a pretty good high and am all tingly inside.  I just bought a Fazzle locally for $50 :)


I think I need to move to Canada. First deimos finds a Tsojconth for $2.50 and now you find a Fazzle for $50.  WTF is going on up there?


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Post Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 7:16 pm 
 

Mars wrote:I'll need a day or two to contemplate that $400 point.  But on another note, I am riding a pretty good high and am all tingly inside.  I just bought a Fazzle locally for $50 :)


Nice pickup on the Fazzle.   :)

Just a tip that my bid is not just slightly over $400.   :wink:

  

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Post Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 7:26 pm 
 

Warriors of Mars?

   Pssshaw!  I own eleven of them.  Damn nuisances if you ask me.  Always trying to organize arena battles and letting zoats loose under my bed!

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Post Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 9:33 pm 
 

Well, I am out. :(   I just cancelled what would have been my not enough snipe and I guess I will have to  move on to the next one. :?  William's high bid has been exposed in case anyone is still interested.


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Post Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 10:08 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:
Mars wrote:I'll need a day or two to contemplate that $400 point.  But on another note, I am riding a pretty good high and am all tingly inside.  I just bought a Fazzle locally for $50 :)


I think I need to move to Canada. First deimos finds a Tsojconth for $2.50 and now you find a Fazzle for $50.  WTF is going on up there?

Very interesting, indeed.  (Might even be the same guy, who knows.)  Where didja find it, Mars?  :)

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Post Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 10:14 pm 
 

Well, no need for me to bid any further on this one now anyway.  I just purchased a NM one for what I was essentially willing to pay for this one.  Granted the price is actually sheer insanity  :? , my looking is now over. :)


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Post Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 11:10 pm 
 

Lordy.... I thought I had paid over the odds 6 months ago at $240. Looks like I got it at half price.

I remembered the other book I received in the lot when I bought my WoM - the Barsoomian Battle Manual, barsoom miniatures rules by Heritage. A nice read if you can get hold of a copy.

Who did you acquire the WoM from Brian? I imagine there might be a few people looking at the current auction price and being tempted to sell.

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Post Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 11:17 pm 
 

mdr003 wrote:Who did you acquire the WoM from Brian? I imagine there might be a few people looking at the current auction price and being tempted to sell.

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I made a deal with the devil.  I bought it from Troll and Toad.  The copy they had listed looked awesome, actually much better than the one that is up right now.  I went back and forth a few times, but in the end I just said screw it. :?   The sad part is that I probably could get one cheaper if I wanted to wait, but I am pretty much fed up waiting to get one and the way things are going these days, I may even end up with a bargain in the long run.


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Post Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 11:36 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Well, I am out. :(   I just cancelled what would have been my not enough snipe and I guess I will have to  move on to the next one. :?  William's high bid has been exposed in case anyone is still interested.


Nice shooting.   :wink:
I think there's a bunch of us who have been waiting on this item for a while and just want it already.  Evidently there's not too many of them out there.  $500 and a penny is where I top out on this item so if it stays at that I'll be a happy camper, and if it doesn't then I'll just have to wait for the next one.

  

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Post Posted: Tue May 23, 2006 12:11 am 
 

As one of my old teachers said once there is never a dumb question to ask to here it is :?

Why is this item so desirable?

Is it good or is it just rare?


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Post Posted: Tue May 23, 2006 12:16 am 
 

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Post Posted: Tue May 23, 2006 1:19 am 
 

Blackmoor wrote:As one of my old teachers said once there is never a dumb question to ask to here it is :?

Why is this item so desirable?

Is it good or is it just rare?


  It's out of print...as in...no one plays it anymore...so it's certainly "rare."  But is that a good thing or a bad thing?  

  How good could it be if no one wants to play it?

  As for whether it is "good"...well...no way to tell.  For some, good means "feels good in my hands," or "looks good on my shelf," or "makes me feel good like the old days," or "damn good to finally meet you, Mr. Barsoom."

  And, steak is good rare, but who wants to eat rare pork or chicken?

   I have no idea what I'm talking about.  Damn zoats!

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Post Posted: Tue May 23, 2006 6:46 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:It's out of print...as in...no one plays it anymore...so it's certainly "rare."  But is that a good thing or a bad thing?  How good could it be if no one wants to play it?


Well, its OOP not because no one wants to play it; I imagine if left to its own devices, it would have had a print run similar to any of the other TSR booklets of the time. Unfortunately TSR didn't ask permission to use the Barsoom world from the ERB estate, and when it was published ERB threatened legal action. TSR pulled the product pretty quickly and so very few were printed.

We've spoken about it before, but for items like this there is no real market value. There are too few of them, and an item is worth whatever two people are prepared to pay at any single point in time. Right now there are at least 2 people who think its worth $500 (probably more - Troll and Toad also do, and even though I have a copy I'm not prepared to sell even at $500, so what does that say about me?). I know I'd much rather have a WoM for example, than a Fazzlewood. I wouldn't pay more than $100 max for Fazzlewood, but I'm sure that puts me very much in the minority.

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