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Post Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:53 pm 
 

Hey everyone,



I wanted to wait until this arrived in Hong Kong before posting it up, and they just arrived today. :)



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0708088356



They are in amazing shape, and the best part is that 8 of the issues still have the mailing cover on them too! I noticed that the back of the mailing cover switches from "Thy Dragon hath arrived." to "YOUR DRAGON HATH ARRIVED!" :)



Pity that I lost out on the below though.



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0707079696



I'm not sure if it was someone on this board. But whoever won it got a great deal.



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Post Posted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:27 pm 
 

My Festivus present took a few days longer to arrive than I expected, but it was worth the wait as the module is in amazing shape.  



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 500wt_1156



Sadly, no retro-shrink came with the module, i.e., no Ziploc, but for the price, I am extremely satisfied and can always upgrade later. :)


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Post Posted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:16 pm 
 

smarmy1 wrote:My Festivus present took a few days longer to arrive than I expected, but it was worth the wait as the module is in amazing shape.  


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Sadly, no retro-shrink came with the module, i.e., no Ziploc, but for the price, I am extremely satisfied and can always upgrade later. :)




Congratulations. An astounding good find!   Lucky son of a... :lol:



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Post Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:05 am 
 

rhynne wrote:Hey everyone,

I wanted to wait until this arrived in Hong Kong before posting it up, and they just arrived today. :)


** expired/removed eBay auction **


They are in amazing shape, and the best part is that 8 of the issues still have the mailing cover on them too! I noticed that the back of the mailing cover switches from "Thy Dragon hath arrived." to "YOUR DRAGON HATH ARRIVED!" :)

Pity that I lost out on the below though.


** expired/removed eBay auction **


I'm not sure if it was someone on this board. But whoever won it got a great deal.

Best regards,
Ronald




Tell us what we're looking at, rhynne.  :?



What issues of DRAGON did you get?



Also, do you know any of the story behind these copies?  How is it that they're still in their shipping envelopes?  Who left them there and why?


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:03 am 
 

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Tell us what we're looking at, rhynne.  :?

What issues of DRAGON did you get?

Also, do you know any of the story behind these copies?  How is it that they're still in their shipping envelopes?  Who left them there and why?


Hey FormCritic,

Thanks for the questions. :)

Ok I managed to win issues 16 to 26 for US$56.89

I lost out on issues 8 to 14, and the winner won them for US$107.51

I don't know the story behind these magazines, I am as curious as you are though. :) I thought it was amazing that they still had the shipping envelopes on them as most people would have torn them off and thrown them away.

I did notice that the shipping envelopes were addressed to Tuscon, Arizona, and the Ebay seller is from Carbondale, Colorado.

I'll check with her and see if I can find anything else out.

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Post Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:12 pm 
 

rhynne wrote:
Hey FormCritic,

Thanks for the questions. :)

Ok I managed to win issues 16 to 26 for US$56.89

I lost out on issues 8 to 14, and the winner won them for US$107.51

I don't know the story behind these magazines, I am as curious as you are though. :) I thought it was amazing that they still had the shipping envelopes on them as most people would have torn them off and thrown them away.

I did notice that the shipping envelopes were addressed to Tuscon, Arizona, and the Ebay seller is from Carbondale, Colorado.

I'll check with her and see if I can find anything else out.

Best regards,
Ronald


Total shot in the dark here, but there were a lot of people that worked for IBM in Colorado and Arizona back in the mid 70's to 80's. The seller could be the same person/family that bought them originally, and then they could have just been relocated to different facilities between those states. Things get boxed up, put away, stored and subsequently "lost"

  

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:45 am 
 

Christmas holiday family trip today.  We went to the Uwajimaya Village store in Seattle's International District.  Then we hit Half Price Books on Capitol Hill, University District, Tukwilla and Tacoma on our way home.

On a single rack in the U-District HPB I found DUNGEON magazines 32, 83, 86, 88, 90, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 101, 102, 103 and 117 all for $1.00 each.  A 20% sale price cut that down to $0.80 each.

At the Capitol Hill HPB store my wife handed me a module and said, "What about this?"  It was the 4th Edition Village of Hommlet for $7.48....and then the 20% discount.

Oh, and my wife is hot.


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:28 am 
 

FormCritic wrote:Christmas holiday family trip today.  We went to the Uwajimaya Village store in Seattle's International District.  Then we hit Half Price Books on Capitol Hill, University District, Tukwilla and Tacoma on our way home.

On a single rack in the U-District HPB I found DUNGEON magazines 32, 83, 86, 88, 90, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 101, 102, 103 and 117 all for $1.00 each.  A 20% sale price cut that down to $0.80 each.

At the Capitol Hill HPB store my wife handed me a module and said, "What about this?"  It was the 4th Edition Village of Hommlet for $7.48....and then the 20% discount.

Oh, and my wife is hot.


Heck, she can look like Rosie ODonnell on acid and you still can't beat that deal......!

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:45 pm 
 

misterspock wrote:
Total shot in the dark here, but there were a lot of people that worked for IBM in Colorado and Arizona back in the mid 70's to 80's. The seller could be the same person/family that bought them originally, and then they could have just been relocated to different facilities between those states. Things get boxed up, put away, stored and subsequently "lost"


Hello everybody,

Interesting guess misterspock.
I got the official answer today from the seller. :)

"Jeff Thoenes is my nephew and a principal in a secondary school. He has had those Dragon magazines stored all this time and carried them to several states during his career changes. He said, "I don't want to haul them around any more--please take them off my hands." He also gave me two boxes of D & D characters which his brother retrieved from my car--he didn't want to part with them although Jeff didn't want them. These guys are in their 40's & 50's. Crazy. This happened at Thanksgiving. Anyway those mags. have lived in at least 5 states. Thx for taking them off my hands! "

Mystery solved. :)

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:54 am 
 

smarmy1 wrote:My Festivus present took a few days longer to arrive than I expected, but it was worth the wait as the module is in amazing shape.  


** expired/removed eBay auction **


Sadly, no retro-shrink came with the module, i.e., no Ziploc, but for the price, I am extremely satisfied and can always upgrade later. :)




Ah, a Festivus Miracle!



Congrats, Ryan.  I was wondering who had been the winning bidder.  Glad to hear it arrived safe and sound.


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:58 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0720683938



The G1 is a 2nd, but the others are 1sts.  And they're gorgeous and clearly unused.  So I was pretty happy with that!


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:02 pm 
 

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The G1 is a 2nd, but the others are 1sts.  And they're gorgeous and clearly unused.  So I was pretty happy with that!




Very nice G monos.  Excellent win. :)


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:20 pm 
 

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Very nice G monos.  Excellent win. :)


The question is can I get the stickers off without ruining them?


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:09 am 
 

TheHistorian wrote:
The question is can I get the stickers off without ruining them?


My advice is don't try.


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:15 am 
 

TheHistorian wrote:The question is can I get the stickers off without ruining them?


They do kind of look like ones that would peel of nice but them again those covers are more papery than gloss and can tear easily.

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:16 am 
 

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The G1 is a 2nd, but the others are 1sts.  And they're gorgeous and clearly unused.  So I was pretty happy with that!




Agree with above.

I would not even try to remove the stickers.

IMO:

1. They do not detract from the condition enough to lessen the value.

2. Taking them off might damage the covers.


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:43 am 
 

TheHistorian wrote:
The question is can I get the stickers off without ruining them?


Even if you get them off, you are going to have a square discolored section of cover where the tag covered up the cover. Those covers have faded from age - even though they look like new - and the glue on the tag will discolor the section, typically darker.
Don't remove them.
If you can't resist the dark side of the force, use a hair dryer to heat the tag area to soften the glue and cross your fingers. :wink:


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

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:37 pm 
 

I've been looking for a nice EPT box set, but have always been outbid.  Finally, found one, for a decent price.




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It's a first print, all of the box corners are solid, and the maps and book appear unused.  Now, if I can learn how to speak snake, maybe I can run a campaign in Tekumel!   :lol:


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