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Post Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:09 am 
 

Seriosly though - Rakeesh spot on with his note about hidden items - in this case seller would have been better off just putting one photo with all the stuff in a lump - casual observors would quickly have inundated him with questions and price would have been much higher (possibly even more than A$300!!)


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:33 am 
 

:)  I know that Fine+ condition Aussie Monos are in the $100+ range. So I was relieved that the D series were in good condition (especially D3). But I really had no idea what the G series with their imperfections were worth. But I gather from your notes, that they are still worth a fair bit!!!  

Yes. It wasn't listed very well. I spotted the auction late, but then didn't make a big announcement. You have to get a good deal from time to time to keep positive about the hobby.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:34 am 
 

Not too bad a win here although there's nothing rare or special in this lot.  



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0312115331



I'll re-sell all but one or two items.



The seller has some other attractive lots if you are into Forgotten Realms paperback books. 8)


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:27 pm 
 

benjoshua wrote:Not too bad a win here although there's nothing rare or special in this lot.  


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I'll re-sell all but one or two items.

The seller has some other attractive lots if you are into Forgotten Realms paperback books. 8)




Very nice - the money's made back (and doubled?) on The North box set straight away


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Post Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:09 am 
 

Well, I didn't have much of a birthday on my actual birthday, but I did have a celebration for it on Sunday. Upon opening some presents, I discovered I had been given nearly $150 in Egor Bucks (basically, free money for me to spend in his store), a leather-bound version of The Adventures of Baron Münchhausen RPG (one I did not know existed; I was aware of the original but not this reprint / redesign) and a R1 in excellent-fine shape (a little cover wear.) I did also get several DVDs that I had on my list, but those aren't really for this thread. I even won some money on the traditional scratchers. So, I consider that a pretty awesome round of presents.


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Post Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:31 am 
 

serleran wrote:a leather-bound version of The Adventures of Baron Münchhausen RPG (one I did not know existed; I was aware of the original but not this reprint / redesign)


The leather-bound "Gentlemen's Edition" was limited to 1000 copies, and was only available via pre-order (though some stores reportedly got them by pre-ordering via the normal consumer methods).  I've yet to see a "Wives' & Servants' Edition" (the standard, soft-back version) yet, so I can't comment how they compare.  Wish they hadn't stuck that ugly white sticker on the back though. :(

And you probably weren't aware of it, as they only just released the new edition sometime in Oct. ;)

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:02 am 
 

Not a bad price - I was happy!




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Post Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:18 am 
 

Nice price indeed.  An early Christmas present!  :D


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Post Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:09 pm 
 

serleran wrote:Well, I didn't have much of a birthday on my actual birthday, but I did have a celebration for it on Sunday. Upon opening some presents, I discovered I had been given nearly $150 in Egor Bucks (basically, free money for me to spend in his store), a leather-bound version of The Adventures of Baron Münchhausen RPG (one I did not know existed; I was aware of the original but not this reprint / redesign) and a R1 in excellent-fine shape (a little cover wear.) I did also get several DVDs that I had on my list, but those aren't really for this thread. I even won some money on the traditional scratchers. So, I consider that a pretty awesome round of presents.
Wish my family would be that supportive of my choice of hobbies. All I get is raised eyebrows. I doubt anyone knows where to pick up this stuff. Nice for you!  8)

  

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:39 pm 
 

Finally...

Just finished hitting some bookstores here in Chicago and what do you know...I picked up a very early DMG print. Since I do not have the printing order memorized I was not sure which one I had. Just got back to my room and fired up the laptop...3rd print alpha!

This is the first tiime I have ever found anything remotely worth anything outside ebay or a convention auction.


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

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:42 pm 
 

Did I really do that well here?



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0317171440



Compare it to:



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0313036932



Same seller even.  Strange or lucky? :?:


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:13 pm 
 

benjoshua wrote:Did I really do that well here?


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Compare it to:


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Same seller even.  Strange or lucky? :?:




He was very lucky to get $76.00 8O



You got it for the correct price :)


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:23 pm 
 

bbarsh wrote:Finally...

Just finished hitting some bookstores here in Chicago and what do you know...I picked up a very early DMG print. Since I do not have the printing order memorized I was not sure which one I had. Just got back to my room and fired up the laptop...3rd print alpha!

This is the first tiime I have ever found anything remotely worth anything outside ebay or a convention auction.


That's a great find.  Did you mean the 2nd Alpha with the monster manual pages, by the way? What's the condition like?

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 3:55 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:
He was very lucky to get $76.00 8O

You got it for the correct price :)


Thanks for the info.  I know some of these garner ridiculous prices, but I didn't know if the Catoblepas was one of them.  I've been wanting one of these for a while, so I'm glad I got it right.


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:58 pm 
 

Nothing major, but good to me:

Faiths and Avatars x 2 [1 in NM and the other VGC] = $10; plan to upgrade the one I had already and then sell the other two

Guildcraft for d20 -- looked interesting, especially the stuff on creating guilds and running them; keeping it = $2.50

HackMaster GamMaster's Shield -- didn't have, heard good things, so decided why not = $2.50

Experts for d20 (mostly interested in the foreword by EGG) but maybe it has some neat ideas to use for NPCs in any RPG; keeping it for now = $2.50

EX1 and EX2; did not have either of them (outside pdf) and they were both on sale, so I figured I'd give it a shot = $1 total

Also picked up some Games Workshop Blood Bowl stuff, but that's irrelevant.

Don't think I did too bad.


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Post Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:54 am 
 

serleran wrote:
Also picked up some Games Workshop Blood Bowl stuff, but that's irrelevant.



I have some Blood Bowl magazines (Issues 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 9); are they worth much?  I was thinking of putting them all in one lot on eBay.  Also, isn't there a Warhammer forum somewhere where I can advertize this kind of stuff?  Thanks for any help you can provide.


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Post Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:13 pm 
 

I am not an expert on all things Games Workshop, but nearly everything they've made has had its price increased substantially (the lone exception I know off the top of my head seems to be the board game Warhammer Quest which routinely sells for around $100 -- its retail was $70. Compare that with the $200 - 300 for some Talisman stuff, and its rather interesting, considering WHQ is far superior, in my opinion, both in play and contents -- WHQ comes with almost 100 miniatures, for example.) Warpstone magazines, especially the early issues, are ungodly expensive, being equivalent to The Dragon #1 or more. So, I'd say they have some value, yes, but how much I don't know since I've not actually looked for them... but a guess would put them at $15+ which isn't bad.

And, Games Workshop closed their forums, but here is one that may be of better help.


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Post Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:06 pm 
 

serleran wrote:I am not an expert on all things Games Workshop, but nearly everything they've made has had its price increased substantially (the lone exception I know off the top of my head seems to be the board game Warhammer Quest which routinely sells for around $100 -- its retail was $70. Compare that with the $200 - 300 for some Talisman stuff, and its rather interesting, considering WHQ is far superior, in my opinion, both in play and contents -- WHQ comes with almost 100 miniatures, for example.) Warpstone magazines, especially the early issues, are ungodly expensive, being equivalent to The Dragon #1 or more. So, I'd say they have some value, yes, but how much I don't know since I've not actually looked for them... but a guess would put them at $15+ which isn't bad.

And, Games Workshop closed their forums, but here is one that may be of better help.


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Post Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:40 pm 
 

serleran wrote:I am not an expert on all things Games Workshop, but nearly everything they've made has had its price increased substantially (the lone exception I know off the top of my head seems to be the board game Warhammer Quest which routinely sells for around $100 -- its retail was $70. Compare that with the $200 - 300 for some Talisman stuff, and its rather interesting, considering WHQ is far superior, in my opinion, both in play and contents -- WHQ comes with almost 100 miniatures, for example.) Warpstone magazines, especially the early issues, are ungodly expensive, being equivalent to The Dragon #1 or more. So, I'd say they have some value, yes, but how much I don't know since I've not actually looked for them... but a guess would put them at $15+ which isn't bad.

And, Games Workshop closed their forums, but here is one that may be of better help.


WHQ sells on ebay for around $300 in my recent experience.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 5:14 pm 
 

JasonZavoda wrote:
WHQ sells on ebay for around $300 in my recent experience.


In my experience too; I've been looking for a affordable (= less than $150) set without success.


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