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Post Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:04 pm 
 

Rakeesh sah Tarna wrote:- Very nice copy, a little fold on the cover, interior MINT!!

seller said tear on cover but not be sure was only nibbled in pix. sweet. thought the sheet nips would be easy to fix with care. no problems? :) :)
way better than folded + torn copy with judges guild items cashed in for $766. well done to seller for showing all faults.

have you compared single side printing with double sided?




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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... ename=STRK%3 AMEWN%3AIT&viewitem=&item=280098525891&rd=1&rd=1



Nope, both my copies are the single sided ones.  Maybe if someone with a double sided copy is coming to gencon this year we could compare :)


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Post Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:06 pm 
 

Great pickup there Jeff!!  :D


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 3:16 am 
 

Don't really know why I bid on this, but it looks like I am now the proud owner of TSR's Bullwinkle and Rocky Game!




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Post Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:35 am 
 

Great win, Mike!




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I backed off after that 0-feedback bidder showed up.  Turned out quite nicely for you, though!   :D


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 3:47 pm 
 

I was at one of our local game shops over the weekend, and they had gotten in a large amount of old TSR stuff in shrinkwrap;  the wrap looked brand-new and done by machine, so I can't vouch for when the wrap was put on.  

   When I opened the modules, they looked brand new--not even a sign of staple rust on them, no wear, no folds, no writing, no cuts, and most were copyrighted 1992 or earlier.  (This store had multiple copies of certain books, in almost all worlds:  Hollow World, Al-Qadim, Ravenloft, DragonLance, even Greyhawk.  Some were modules, some accessories . . . I don't recall boxed sets, however . . . yet all looked mint/near mint, as if published yesterday.)  When I asked where it had come from,  I was told by two different people either from a couple of their suppliers  and/or a collector brought it in.

I got a number of these, how good of a deal was this:

>>  Labyrinth of Madness (AD&D 15th+ level), copyright 1995; $9.95 suggested, $6.00 paid.
>>  Dragonlance Classics Volume II (DLC2), copyright 1993;  $15.00 suggested, $15.00 paid.  {This one has the Winter 1993 TSR catalog and the customer response card in it.}
>>  Sons of Azca (HWR1) x2, copyright 1991; $10.95 suggested, paid $5.00.   {This had a Fall/Winter 1991 TSR catalog in it.}
>>  Nightwail (HWA1), copyright 1990; $8.95 suggested, paid $5.00.
>>  Nightrage (HWA2) x2, copyright 1990; $8.95 suggested, paid $5.00.
>>  The Milenian Scepter (HWQ1), copyright 1992; $9.95 suggested, $6.00 paid. {This had a 1992 Fall/Winter TSR Catalog & a customer response card in it.}
>>  The Milenian Empire (HWR3), copyright 1992; $10.95 suggested, $7.00 paid.
All of these looked complete, with all maps, etc. still in and/or attached.

>>  The 1993 TSR Master Catalog, not in shrinkwrap, but no writing, tears, bends, etc. at all, with the shipping calendar in the back still attached; thrown in for free (!!)  :o .
>>  BATTLESYSTEM Miniatures Rules, not in shrinkwrap, with a little wear on the edges but no writing, tears, bends, etc. in it, copyright May 1991 (2nd printing); $14.95 suggested, $8.00 paid.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 4:43 pm 
 

Great win, Mike!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... ename=STRK%3 AMEDW%3AIT&viewitem=&item=200098550353&rd=1&rd=1

I backed off after that 0-feedback bidder showed up.  Turned out quite nicely for you, though!   






I am surprised that one went that cheap. Set my snipe and went to bed, didnt expect to win it  :D

  


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 5:27 pm 
 

I just love the smell of a successful snipe in the morning.   :D


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 6:51 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:I just love the smell of a successful snipe in the morning.   :D

It smells like ... victory.  :wink:

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 2:20 pm 
 

Got this under the radar  8)




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Post Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 2:40 pm 
 

Damned fine price, Kosh!


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Post Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 2:52 pm 
 

Not to be the wet towel here, but isn't this same thing as these?




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Or am I missing something?  :)


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Post Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 3:37 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Or am I missing something?  :)


I think the good buy part is the Forgotten Realms Interactive Atlas thrown in too - if its an original.

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:29 pm 
 

Well, this puppy finally arrived.  It's the first one I've owned that actually has the errata sheet:




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Kinda sweeeeet.   8)


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 4:35 pm 
 

this arrived today, nicely scrunched and forced into my mailbox  :evil:   lazy mailman...




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Post Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 4:38 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:Well, this puppy finally arrived.  It's the first one I've owned that actually has the errata sheet:


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Kinda sweeeeet.   8)




Thats a real nice win Stephen.  It's a shame it took over a month to recieve.  I guess the wait was worth it though. :wink:


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 4:39 pm 
 

dsaunders wrote:this arrived today, nicely scrunched and forced into my mailbox  :evil:   lazy mailman...


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Scrunched and folded into your mail box?  8O  :evil:  :cry:   When I hear stuff like that it makes me really appreciate my mail man, who never does crap like that.


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 4:54 pm 
 

dsaunders wrote:this arrived today, nicely scrunched and forced into my mailbox  :evil:   lazy mailman...


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Man, that really, really sucks!  Did you insure the package?



That's one of my ultimate pet peeves.  Sometimes you get lucky, though.  I recenty won a 1st print GW Holmes Basic book that was shipped from the UK wrapped in nothing but thin brown paper.  It arrived in perfect condition.   8O


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 7:29 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:Well, this puppy finally arrived.  It's the first one I've owned that actually has the errata sheet:


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Kinda sweeeeet.   8)




Nice score Tom Bombadil, Tom Bombadillo!


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:08 pm 
 

dsaunders wrote:this arrived today, nicely scrunched and forced into my mailbox  :evil:   lazy mailman...


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How was it packaged? It should have been in a stiff, unbendable carton. For $530, you can't take any risks. I am aghast to read that. 8O Was it just the mailman, or has the seller not taken proper packaging precautions?

  


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:03 pm 
 

the modules came in a regular priority mail envelope.  they were in the usual protective sleave with acid free backing.  only thing beyond that to supplement it was a cut out piece of regular cardboard.  the seller sent it priority with delivery confirmation..  unfortunately, no where on the outside did he write anything to the effect of "please, please, please, do not bend under any circumstances!"...


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