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Post Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:10 pm 
 

I would definitely go after him for item significantly not as described if you don't get a voluntary refund.  It says right in the description that, "I keep very good care of my roleplaying books and accessories so you can be sure that the maps and foldouts are all included."  It's unlikely that this seller honestly forgot that the missing maps existed...

  

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:13 pm 
 

Radovarl wrote:I would definitely go after him for item significantly not as described if you don't get a voluntary refund.  It says right in the description that, "I keep very good care of my roleplaying books and accessories so you can be sure that the maps and foldouts are all included."  It's unlikely that this seller honestly forgot that the missing maps existed...


Quite right too - having no maps is a big deal - bigger when it specifically mentions that they are included


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:20 am 
 

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Oh that sucks. I was bidding on that one too. I just got this lot and it has the same rusting/badly damaged exteriors that knocked it down to a Good/Fair grade. I'm discussing a refund but who knows at this point. Half the modules didn't come with maps which could probably be false description/representation. :x

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The seller specifically claimed that all maps were present.  Either he was lazy in his listing and left in wording that did not apply...which would be criminally sloppy in this case...or he lied.



No maps pisses me off most royal.  The map is the heart of a gaming publication and if there is no map then the product is a lame remainder.  Arrrr!   :x


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:06 am 
 

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The seller specifically claimed that all maps were present.  Either he was lazy in his listing and left in wording that did not apply...which would be criminally sloppy in this case...or he lied.

No maps pisses me off most royal.  The map is the heart of a gaming publication and if there is no map then the product is a lame remainder.  Arrrr!   :x


One reason I do very little Ebay shopping anymore...so many sellers have the Cougaristic view that a map is an "extra" and doesn't have to be included for the item to be "complete". Just think, someday a "map graveyard" will be found with thousands and thousands of pull out maps, tokens and handouts...I mean, where do these things end up?

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:10 pm 
 

Oh that sucks. I was bidding on that one too. I just got this lot and it has the same rusting/badly damaged exteriors that knocked it down to a Good/Fair grade. I'm discussing a refund but who knows at this point. Half the modules didn't come with maps which could probably be false description/representation.  


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The seller says, without even batting an eye, that rest assured all maps and foldouts are present.  What did the seller say when you pointed out the maps were missing?  Oh, gee, sorry?  This type of thing happens all too frequently on ebay.  I just think it's seller ignorance plus a don't care attitude.  The thing is if you mail them back for a refund the seller will just re-list them.

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 1:19 am 
 

Just to clarify, are the fold out maps the only thing missing?  At a quick glance the only ones that came with fold out maps are the two DL modules - the rest did not.  I would definitely be more concerned about the condition issues though.

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:26 pm 
 

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Well, I paid way too much, but I've really been wanting the pastel modules, and this auction had all 12 of them, so I figured I'd pay for the convenience.

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Well, the modules arrived, and woo-boy are they trashed!  I would rate them Good-Fair.  The amount of staple rust is staggering!
Anyway, I contacted the seller, and we're discussing either a return, or a partial refund.  For a partial refund, I've asked for half my money back.  Still too much, but I really don't want to go through the trouble of buying these individually...




Well, the seller refunded me $130, so I'm happy.  :D

I get all 11 pastel modules in Good/Fair, plus 5 things I can resell, all for $150.  Still high, but good enough for me.  :D

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 1:15 pm 
 

do you think that this could be classified as nice find?



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Post Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 1:23 pm 
 

aia wrote:do you think that this could be classified as nice find?


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Good price for the set, some good stuff in there.  The best one is A Dozen and One Adventures :D


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:25 pm 
 

aia wrote:do you think that this could be classified as nice find?


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I saw that one. Had it been been in Australia I would have BIN'ned it for sure. It is a good buy.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:54 am 
 

Badmike wrote:
One reason I do very little Ebay shopping anymore...so many sellers have the Cougaristic view that a map is an "extra" and doesn't have to be included for the item to be "complete". Just think, someday a "map graveyard" will be found with thousands and thousands of pull out maps, tokens and handouts...I mean, where do these things end up?

Mike B.


Its like the solo sock mystery Mike, you know you put the pair in the washer, you even remember tossing em in the dryer together slightly pink from that red shirt you were sure wasnt going to bleed.  When you open up the dryer and pull out 1 sock, then go thru the entire load and still can't find the darn thing, your brain shuts down trying to figure it out as your thinking....WTF!


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:26 am 
 

Badmike wrote:Just think, someday a "map graveyard" will be found with thousands and thousands of pull out maps, tokens and handouts...I mean, where do these things end up?


A few months back I bought a stack of old modules off eBay. The buyer said he hadn't a clue how complete they were, so I took a gamble and bid. Most were complete (including T1-4 and A1-4 - yay!), some were missing maps and booklets, and one was cover only. Interestingly, there were also a bunch of maps from modules he hadn't advertised - including the maps from I3-5, I9 and some Forgotten Realms maps I couldn't identify.

So yes, maps without modules do turn up. Sounds like it'll be worth trying to sell them on their own.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:59 am 
 

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Its like the solo sock mystery Mike, you know you put the pair in the washer, you even remember tossing em in the dryer together slightly pink from that red shirt you were sure wasnt going to bleed.  When you open up the dryer and pull out 1 sock, then go thru the entire load and still can't find the darn thing, your brain shuts down trying to figure it out as your thinking....WTF!


I had a copy of Steading of the Hill Giant Chief that had its booklet just disappear...no idea of where it could have gone or how.  I kept the cover around for nearly a decade before the booklet re-appeared....in a box of non-gaming materials and with no idea how it got there.

I suspect non-gamers.

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:10 pm 
 

I once had a similar experience which involved both socks and gaming materials (in this case Dragon magazines).  When my wife and I graduated from college, we and our cat went to live with my 'rents while we searched for employment.  About 3 years later (yeah, laugh all you like) when we were moving out, we discovered that our cat had constructed a nest (more like a burrow) under our bed, made up entirely of single socks, a pair of my wife's panties, and pages from two copies of Dragon (shredded).  This was about 10 years ago.  The cat died last summer, and I buried him in our backyard, with the remaining pages of the two mags :).

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:02 pm 
 

Here you go Stephen, quick pic of the Aussie Monos..



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Post Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:03 pm 
 

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AdderMcOne wrote:Here you go Stephen, quick pic of the Aussie Monos..

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r292/addermcone/IMG_1777.jpg


Not sure if I've asked this elsewhere or not, but are there any textual differences between the US, UK, and AU versions of the G and D modules (other that regional spelling differences, perhaps)?


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:35 pm 
 

Radovarl wrote:I would definitely go after him for item significantly not as described if you don't get a voluntary refund.  It says right in the description that, "I keep very good care of my roleplaying books and accessories so you can be sure that the maps and foldouts are all included."  It's unlikely that this seller honestly forgot that the missing maps existed...


Would you believe that one of the maps was actually BURNED?

I find it hard to believe that a charred map qualifies as "good care" of a module.
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:31 pm 
 

Mars wrote:Just to clarify, are the fold out maps the only thing missing?  At a quick glance the only ones that came with fold out maps are the two DL modules - the rest did not.  I would definitely be more concerned about the condition issues though.


Well, there is a host of problems with the modules. Some didn't have the interior or exterior maps. Two or three were missing the removable reference pages. One of the maps was actually burned (but included?). Heavy rusting throughout all modules and an odor of mold. Heavy use and wear etc etc. They obviously weren't handled or stored well.

Here's what I found after a quick read through:
X1 was missing the hex sheets from the back pages of the module.
X2 had burnt map pages.
I1 is missing the map booklet.
MV1 doesn't have the viewer.
TI does not have the maps.

Let me know if I'm missing something. I just felt that the entire lot was not represented accurately.

The seller did respond and I'm waiting to receive his comments and/or a partial refund. So at least he is trying. :?

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:49 am 
 

grodog wrote:
Not sure if I've asked this elsewhere or not, but are there any textual differences between the US, UK, and AU versions of the G and D modules (other that regional spelling differences, perhaps)?


I'll have to have a look and get back to you on that one Allan.


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