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Post Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:07 am 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:Wow. Forty Three bids. I see that Seller7 has bid up in increments until he can see Bidder4's highest bid and is now just sitting there beneath him.

Yes. It is now up to $45 per issue - about 20% over the Acaeum values - be interesting to see where it ends up.


I think the "Acaeum Values" are about to be folded, spindled and mutilated.  Either we are witnessing a perfect storm of newbie bidders/unique product, or there is realy a paradigm shift going on with the bottom line on the worth of these items....

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:12 am 
 

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I think the "Acaeum Values" are about to be folded, spindled and mutilated.  Either we are witnessing a perfect storm of newbie bidders/unique product, or there is realy a paradigm shift going on with the bottom line on the worth of these items....

Mike B.


None of the above.  The bidder number 2 bidder is none other than that asshat I made mention of before in this thread, "dragonmagazinecollector" the name he so aptly change within the last 30 days. :roll:  between him and that moron douglaswrhea its now obvious to me that they are BOTH trying to drive up the prices of all the Dragon Mags and SRs as they have some stuff to offlaod themselves.  Needless to say both have been blocked....


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:45 am 
 

Speaking of "mad bids" could I stay away???  :wink:
I'm interested in Strategic Reviews but, most of all, I'd like to see if there's someone as fool as I am ...

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:19 am 
 

think it was 5 issues sold for $1 total 3 months ago link only just dropped off my watch list sorry. not so good condition but much cheaper :D :D
$328 for 7 + still creases and wrinkles = :lol: :lol:

  


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:34 am 
 

Rakeesh sah Tarna wrote:think it was 5 issues sold for $1 total 3 months ago link only just dropped off my watch list sorry. not so good condition but much cheaper :D :D
$328 for 7 + still creases and wrinkles = :lol: :lol:


Now I feel so much better  :D  :D


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:41 am 
 

Is this a Holmes basic set?



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Post Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:42 am 
 

Kosh Vorlontay wrote:Is this a Holmes basic set?


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Yes, and it looks like a first US printing at quick glance.  (There's some other stuff in that lot that isn't part of the set, of course.)

[edit]I should add the set is not complete.  (There's no geomorphs or monsters & treasure assortment.)  The B1 is thrown in from a later printing, as is B2 and obviously the companion booklets.[/u]

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 1:47 pm 
 

Yeah, still worth a little for the box and rulebook, plus a sweet 3rd printing of B2 :) :)

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:08 pm 
 

I'm sure no-one would be interested in this old book...



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Post Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:56 pm 
 

seeyouinescrow wrote:I'm sure no-one would be interested in this old book...


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Want it you do not....forget it you will....mine it is!


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:47 am 
 

Badmike wrote:
I think the "Acaeum Values" are about to be folded, spindled and mutilated.  Either we are witnessing a perfect storm of newbie bidders/unique product, or there is realy a paradigm shift going on with the bottom line on the worth of these items....

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Prices really are crawling up again. Of the many hundreds of first and early second edition items, I have about 50 more to get. My collection now stands at about 530 pieces. Yesterday, I went through this list and searched title by title for the items I do not have - have not done this for a long time. Just about every item with a BIN was 50% over the Acaeum NM price.

Auctions seem to be often acheiveing these BIN set levels. Of course this is generally speaking. You can still get good deals especially in lots. The only reasonable prices were by some of the Sellers who are based here at the Acaeum.

I have noticed a similar trend in second hand books in general. The standard price for a second hand SciFi title here used to be about $5. The cheaper stores are now $7.50 and I went into a big second hand store the other day and all its SciFi titles were $10! Maybe it is just that general inflation is now having an impact?

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 6:47 am 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:I have noticed a similar trend in second hand books in general. The standard price for a second hand SciFi title here used to be about $5. The cheaper stores are now $7.50 and I went into a big second hand store the other day and all its SciFi titles were $10! Maybe it is just that general inflation is now having an impact?

I can't say anything about inflation in the US, but I can surely say that in Italy prices for collectible games - especially boardgames and RPGs - are MOST definitely on the rise  :D . Sometimes, the rise is very significant and I detect a growing interest in not D&D/AD&D books in English too. For example, I do a brisk selling in Vampire the Masquerade, Vampire the Dark Ages and World of Darkness core rulebooks and sourcebooks not translated into Italian. But the main interest is in the old Italian language games, especially old RPGs. My informed opinion is that in 2007 prices have DOUBLED if compared to 2006. That old staple of collecting, the D&D Set 1 Basic Rules boxed set has now a lower average price because there has been a flood od sellers cashing in, but many other books are doing really nicely. I think this is due to a high influx of new collectors on the market, courtesy of various gaming sites, and people deciding that after completing their Italian language OD&D collections they could bid on something else (the collecting bug and the eBay bug are really dangerous for wallets!). Gamebooks prices are on the rise too - there are a couple of sites entirely devoted to them where collectors point to the community interesting auctions and cause a mad rush for the rarest items hmmm, this sound familiar...  :P ).

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 9:48 am 
 

I wonder where Cougie got this from




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What a crappy picture, no description of condition.  WHat a moron!!


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 10:54 pm 
 

When I first started collecting and was still an Ebay Noob, I bought an RPGA module from Cougie. His dexcription stated EXC condition - a few light pencil marks only. When I received it, it had heavy indented pencil marks throughout the module. In fact I do not own another module with so much writing. I was ripped off. So with that description, it probably has texta drawings throughout it!!!

  


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 1:05 pm 
 

R3 Egg of the Phoenix in a large lot, $350, 1 hour 45 minutes to go:


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:37 pm 
 

bloodstone stuff - missing just one vutal ingredient!!



(£150 BIN!!!!)




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Post Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:40 pm 
 

Dragon mags - says it includes no. 1 but I can't seem to see it in the picture (I could be being blind so look yourself) - Picture also has some Dungeon mags so maybe questons in order



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Post Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:50 am 
 

gyg wrote:Dragon mags - says it includes no. 1 but I can't seem to see it in the picture (I could be being blind so look yourself) - Picture also has some Dungeon mags so maybe questons in order


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I see Dungeon #21 in the top row, which accounts for at least one of the low-numbered issues:

The lot includes the following issues: 1, 4, 21, 24-38...




Looking at the other covers in the lot, I have a feeling that most, if not all, of the <#50 stuff is Dungeons. Granted, that would include Dungeon #1 and 4, but considering most of the issues are well into the hundreds, it's not that great of a bargain for whoever jumped on the BIN for $250 (+$40 shipping)!


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:50 am 
 

schief wrote:Looking at the other covers in the lot, I have a feeling that most, if not all, of the <#50 stuff is Dungeons. Granted, that would include Dungeon #1 and 4, but considering most of the issues are well into the hundreds, it's not that great of a bargain for whoever jumped on the BIN for $250 (+$40 shipping)!


I really think that the earlier issues are for Dungeon Mag too in which case this is way overpriced.

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:04 am 
 

Mars wrote:
I really think that the earlier issues are for Dungeon Mag too in which case this is way overpriced.


I am pretty sure its even worse than that.  There is a distinct picture Dragon Magazine Annual #1 in that picture that is clearly not listed in the description, thus I think the seller is refering to that as Dragon Magazine #1.  I think that its a good bet that the "Dragon Magazine #4" is also an Annual, and not even Dungeon #4. With the $40 S&H fee, thats like a $30 lot of magazines there.

I don't feel an ounce of pity for the winner though, as he has seen fit to do his best to drive up all the prices up on early Dragons for his own nefarious puropses recently, so he gets what he desreves.  Funny how things work out like that....


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