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Post Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 6:02 pm 
 

Hi there,



I'm an italian reseller and recentlyI've got from a US store a d&d collector edition still shinkwrapped.



I would like to know the value of this copy cause I really do not know! I've never seeen before a copy on ebay... but I'm not connected 7day a week  :D



Unfortunately the box is a little crushed cause someone stored something heavy on it  :evil:

Moreover, it has a small tear, 1 centimeters, on the left side.



Could you pleae help me?



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Post Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 6:08 pm 
 

hello amos!

could you post up a picture for us to see so that it will give everyone a better idea what you are asking about?

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 6:49 pm 
 

Another important factor is does it have the sticker that says the limited print inside is signed?

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 7:10 pm 
 

Will need a picture or better description. You have it described as D&D Collector Edition...is this a smaller white box with the red star that says Original Collectors Edition or is a larger silverish blue box?


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 7:36 pm 
 

I was thinking he was talking about the 2 silver anniversary sets he picked up  from Titan because I just looked at them a little while ago.

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 8:27 pm 
 

I think he means an OCE.

I'd take a very sceptical look at shrink on an OCE. I've seen enough of '70s TSR shrink to be very certain of my judgment.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 8:53 pm 
 

Ah, sorry... I thought silver box, too. :oops:
But yeah, tear/crush from pressure should've indicated an OCE, I guess.

Amos: good to see you over here!
Zap us up a few pics from around the box: I (also?) have SW'd and freshly deshrinked copies that have the same characteristics which, if present, should help confirm on the genuineness.
A nice, fresh white color would help too, since rarely does an OCE out of shrink have no discoloration.
(I'm guessing would need to be a very early reshrink to "pass": perhaps less likely since the originals were on sale until around 1985).

As to value, the tear/crush really won't help: there was a similar SW'd copy on sale about a year ago and it bombed out in the low $100 range. Would /hope/ for more than that, now.

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 11:37 pm 
 

A shrinked OCE with slight crushing will still hit the $200 mark so long as you do not hit a bad ebay week.


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

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 4:56 am 
 

I could be wrong but I thought he was refering to the silver boxes because I believe I saw him/her there with the rest of the usual suspects.

My rookie evaluation for this if I'm correct is $75-100 depending on the week.  Please respect anyone else's numbers before mine.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 4:55 pm 
 

First post, first error  :(
I had to specify: Original... collector's Edition!
Sorry for the missundertanding!

As soon as I discover how to post here immages I'll do it  :roll:


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Post Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 4:58 pm 
 

mondiversi wrote:First post, first error  :(
I had to specify: Original... collector's Edition!
Sorry for the missundertanding!

As soon as I discover how to post here immages I'll do it  :roll:


Depending on condition a $200+ close is not out of the realm of possibility. I would make sure and have as many good clear pictures of it as possible when you post it on eBay.


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Post Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:02 pm 
 

bbarsh wrote:A shrinked OCE with slight crushing will still hit the $200 mark so long as you do not hit a bad ebay week.


Yep :wink:


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Post Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:40 pm 
 

To post an image.

1. Set up an account at photobucket or imageshack (Google for their urls).
2. Load the image to photobucket or imageshack.
3. Make your post, replacing the url in the following with the url of your picture.

Code:
[img]http://www.photobucket.com/username/image.jpg[/img]


For example, an image I've used in the past...

Code:
[IMG]./proximage.php?url=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/razorzedge/Strephon/d20xp.jpg&mimeType=image/png&length=7092[/IMG]


...would show up like this:

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 10:34 pm 
 

What is that an image OF, Traveller?


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 6:43 am 
 

the next stage  :twisted:


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:19 am 
 

Nah, conventional wisdom (does that really exist in the rpg industry?) says that D&D 4th edition will not be open, and that the d20 license will be retired completely.


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 10:17 am 
 

I see red bus understands. ;)

That piece was something I did up for a thread on another site.  Your next version of Dungeons & Dragons will eliminate the paper, and being software, won't be open source.



  

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 1:56 pm 
 

I think that pulling the OGL will be a mistake.  

D&D 3.5 had problems with low-quality products...but then D&D products have always been a crap shoot, and that is true even with TSR products.

What the OGL did was revive an industry that was looking at hard times ahead and give it new life.  

Perhaps if TSR pulled the OGL but also licensed specific companies to produce game products for their game?

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 9:50 am 
 

Finally here we are!

The front picture have blue and red circle. The red one show the small tear. The blue ones are wears int the shrink that may appear as tears.

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 5:54 pm 
 

The box has seen better days, which means unfortunately I would expect the books to be less than pristine.  That aside, the damage to the box did occur after it was shrink wrapped, but I've got a nagging feeling that this was opened and shrink wrapped again.

But my opinion on shrink wrap doesn't amount to much, so don't take my word for it.



  
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