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Post Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:36 am 
 

I have just recently pulled this old book out of storage and determined that I am willing to part with it.  I am auctioning the book on EBAY but could really use assistance.

I need someone to help me value this book properly.

This is the rare 2nd print Beta with the inserted Monster Manual pages.

I bought it the day it got to the gaming store in King of Prussia PA, early in 1979.

I never even heard about the recall until much later, and used the book extensively those first few years.

Please help if you can.

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:38 am 
 

JD,

Here's the honest deal . . . no one is exactly sure of the value as there haven't really been any confirmed sales before.    However, I guarantee you that everyone who is interested in this item knows about it already (or will within a day or two).

You're going to get a good price for this, I think.  All you need to do is let the auction run it's course (to the very last second!).  Answer all questions you receive about the condition and, please, try to provide some more scans of the book (front cover at the very least!).

You've probably received some private offers and that makes you question the value even more . . . my advice is to politely turn these offers down.  Since you have no real idea of the value and not much knowledge of high end RPG items, you're best bet is to trust the ebay auction system.

Just be patient and everything will work out fine in the end.  (By the way, you stand to greatly increase your market if you will ship internationally.  There are many ways to do this safely and insure it's value to protect yourself).


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:42 am 
 

Thanks for your advice... jdh

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:44 am 
 

Beyondthebreach wrote:Just be patient and everything will work out fine in the end.  (By the way, you stand to greatly increase your market if you will ship internationally.  There are many ways to do this safely and insure it's value to protect yourself).


oh, yeah! ...i do reccomend it!!! :wink:


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:56 am 
 

Auction link:




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Post Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:09 pm 
 

Seems like this thread was started in two different forums.  Here's the current one from Collecting Appraisal:

http://www.acaeum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=68566#68566


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:06 pm 
 

I'm sure private offers for $100 or so have already been made.


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:08 pm 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:I'm sure private offers for $100 or so have already been made.

Hope not.  Guys, lets try to avoid a fiasco for once.  The thing has bids on eBay already, quit trying to score it cheap on the side.

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:51 pm 
 

well i tried a bid but its US only.

mind you, there is about as much chance of me winning than there is of winning the lottery. would like to have one of these rarer books but ah well :D

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 6:46 pm 
 

Beyondthebreach wrote:

Just be patient and everything will work out fine in the end.  



Too true!  :D

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 2:46 pm 
 

WOW!!

My $800 bid didn't even register or come close for that matter!

  

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 2:48 pm 
 

OK who is nie1p from the UK?

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 2:51 pm 
 

improvstone wrote:OK who is nie1p from the UK?




He's a man who knows a true rare item......I predicted at least $1000 on this, and I was way off...there just aren't many of these around, we've seen about ten woodgrains since one of these has been auctioned.



I'm going to predict this will bring other copies out into the light...that final price has to get people thinking who might have a copy tucked away....




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Post Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 2:55 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:

He's a man who knows a true rare item......I predicted at least $1000 on this, and I was way off...there just aren't many of these around, we've seen about ten woodgrains since one of these has been auctioned.

I'm going to predict this will bring other copies out into the light...that final price has to get people thinking who might have a copy tucked away....


** expired eBay auction **


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 2:58 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:

I'm going to predict this will bring other copies out into the light...that final price has to get people thinking who might have a copy tucked away....


Mike B.


Add to that prediction that Wizard Logo DMG's for sale on EBay from uninformed Sellers also start getting snatched up, in the hopes of finding that Holy Grail...talk about your Fun Finds!

  

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 3:00 pm 
 

improvstone wrote:OK who is nie1p from the UK?


Could be an Acaeum member in disguise


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 3:01 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:
Could be an Acaeum member in disguise


I expect so.  But which of our UK friends?  David?

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 3:03 pm 
 

seeyouinescrow wrote:
Add to that prediction that Wizard Logo DMG's for sale on EBay from uninformed Sellers also start getting snatched up, in the hopes of finding that Holy Grail...talk about your Fun Finds!


Add to that prediction more of those pesky second chance offers ...

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 3:03 pm 
 

improvstone wrote:
I expect so.  But which of our UK friends?  David?


Maybe, there are some major collectors out there that do not post often on the Acaeum, could be one of those as well.


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 3:04 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:
Maybe, there are some major collectors out there that do not post often on the Acaeum, could be one of those as well.


I am fairly sure that is not David. See my post in the Interesting items on Ebay thread.


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