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Post Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:16 pm 
 

Another nice find.




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The book is a 2nd print in quite nice shape. In fact, it's so nice that I decided to sell my original (non-Cthulhu) copy and keep this one instead. I don't particularly have any use for the Cthulhu or Melnibone mythologies (though I may use the vulture lions at some point), but I do prefer having 'complete' books on my shelves.



EDIT: By the way, as I can't find the relevant thread, I should note that the seller does a nice job of packing and ships quickly. This is my second item in the last few weeks, and the results have been terrific both times.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:32 pm 
 

Finally got me a Dungeons and Dragons Rules Cyclopedia.  I've been following them on eBay for some time and they've been going for $30.00 plus shipping if they are in any decent kind of shape and lots more if the binding is good, no writing and no smells.  I was looking on the shelves of my FLGS, and there's a Cyclopedia in very good shape or better.  The inside was particularly nice.  The binding was excellent and that seems to be what goes first on these things.  I ask him how much and he says "Cover price."  That means I got it for $26.50 total with tax.  While that's not a steal, I was pleased.

I had a chance to look through the whole thing tonight and was impressed with the volume.  It is well organized and thorough. I'd never seen one before but had heard how worthwhile it was.  I agree.   :)


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:40 am 
 

Given that my gaming budget is negligible anymore, I was pleased to find a treasure trove of Necromancer Games items this morning at Half-Price Books. Mind you I'll be eating ramen noodles for lunch the rest of the week, but I secured my reading material for the next six months. :)

Rappan Athuk I - $3.98
Rappan Athuk II - $3.98
Rappan Athuk III - $3.98
Tomb of Absythor - $3.98
Vault of Larin Karr- $3.98
Lost City of Barakus - $9.98
Wilderlands of High Fantasy boxed set $12.98 (VF - box had some dings)

Most of the items except Wilderlands appeared new and unread.

All in all, very happy. I couldn't afford them, but couldn't let someone else get all those goodies, either.

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Post Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:27 pm 
 

Center_Stage wrote:Given that my gaming budget is negligible anymore, I was pleased to find a treasure trove of Necromancer Games items this morning at Half-Price Books. Mind you I'll be eating ramen noodles for lunch the rest of the week, but I secured my reading material for the next six months. :)

Rappan Athuk I - $3.98
Rappan Athuk II - $3.98
Rappan Athuk III - $3.98
Tomb of Absythor - $3.98
Vault of Larin Karr- $3.98
Lost City of Barakus - $9.98
Wilderlands of High Fantasy boxed set $12.98 (VF - box had some dings)

Most of the items except Wilderlands appeared new and unread.

All in all, very happy. I couldn't afford them, but couldn't let someone else get all those goodies, either.

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Good Lord!  8O

You scored man!  Scored!  :lol:

Eat those ramen noodles with pride!

Our local Half-Price Books guys are either way too savvy or way too stupid about pricing.

(Except for the University District store in Seattle.  They have begun to catch on that D20 hardbacks and White Wolf products need to be 1/4 cover price or lower.)


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:21 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote:

Good Lord!  8O

You scored man!  Scored!  :lol:

Eat those ramen noodles with pride!

Our local Half-Price Books guys are either way too savvy or way too stupid about pricing.

(Except for the University District store in Seattle.  They have begun to catch on that D20 hardbacks and White Wolf products need to be 1/4 cover price or lower.)




It is rare to find anything worth a damn at our local Half-Price Books stores.  They have tons of D20 stuff on the shelves, but little if any 1st Edition D&D.  We think their buyers snag most of the goodies and sell them on ebay.  Every once in a while we will find a 1st Edition module (only common stuff) but they usually write "Hard to Find" or "Rare" on it and charge at least twice cover price.  And we are talking about stuff in VG to FN at best.  :x  Hate to see what they would want for a 1st print woody if it ever came in the door and made it to the shelves.


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:38 pm 
 

burntwire brothers wrote: Hate to see what they would want for a 1st print woody if it ever came in the door and made it to the shelves.


They probably wouldn't recognize it. Okay maybe they would, but as a general rule they don't. The items ending up with collectible prices at the local HPB are those which are both well-known, and which are impressive in their own right, such as an extravagant old Avalon Hill boxed set.

Much of our hobby deals with the humble, mimeographed beginning. Publications like that tend to be priced cheap.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:17 pm 
 

Wish I had a Half Price near me. Best I have is a Goodwill store. And the only gaming material I've seen so far was a Panzer Blitz game.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:52 pm 
 

That's where I got my copy of Panzer Blitz.


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:39 pm 
 

The Goodwill stores around here stopped carrying games, unless they're Fisher-Price or direct kids toys. Apparently, too many shoplifters... I used to love going in, and to places like Salvation Army thrift shops, because one never knew what one might find -- picked up my Battle Masters and a Hero's Quest there and once even found The Arcanum 2nd Edition tucked away.


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:41 pm 
 

I had a dry spell for a while, but....




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And, I didn't know they made this puzzle!




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Post Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:57 pm 
 

HOODYHOO!! (I'd *SQUEEEE*, but that is reserved for a 1st woodie)




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Indeed a 4th. Beautiful. Some slight caving, some rubbing on the box. Ref sheets indeed present, though yellowed. Booklets almost flawless (touch of rust, touch of spine fraying on two).



Supplements have minor flaws (FN+ to VF). GH 3rd, BM 1st, EW 1st, GDGH 1st.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:30 pm 
 

Sweet pick up there, and on a single bid no less.  It looks exceptionally nice, and is definitely hard to come by.  Well spotted, and congrats!  :D


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:15 pm 
 

A lady on Kijiji was selling this:
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It's a 6th print OCE-in NM.
Do you want to know how much she was asking for it?


Do you?



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Post Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:31 pm 
 

8O

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:48 pm 
 

flyingmelon wrote:A lady on Kijiji was selling this:
[ Image ]
It's a 6th print OCE-in NM.
Do you want to know how much she was asking for it?


Do you?



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so, did you send her some loonies for it ?

  

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:50 pm 
 

so, did you send her some loonies for it ?

She lives in my city! I picked it up after work today.


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:11 pm 
 

Okay, that's two White Boxes in a row. One more for the hattrick!  :D

  

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:03 pm 
 

flyingmelon wrote:A lady on Kijiji was selling this:
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It's a 6th print OCE-in NM.
Do you want to know how much she was asking for it?


Do you?



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Wow... I've also picked up a nice & tight OCE from Kijiji and was pleased... though not at that price!  

Good spot and congrats :)

  

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Post Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:19 am 
 

They didn't want to ship to Ontario :(  Did you at least buy the basic set for $5 too?

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Post Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:36 am 
 

They didn't want to ship to Ontario Sad Did you at least buy the basic set for $5 too?

Of course I did-but the basic set was not in as good shape-but still pretty good-except that whoever owned it had cut and used the chits.
The lady was very pleasant-she was telling me she sold a 1963 Risk game to a collector.
I find it very tough to get Kijiji people to ship from other provinces-once in a while I get lucky-about a year ago a guy in BC shipped me a complete Ravenloft collection-but it's rare.
I missed out on a fantastic SW 2nd collection on Kijiji from Ottawa not too long ago because of logistics-I tried to get my Dad to drive there to meet this guy but it just didn't work out.


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