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Post Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:41 pm 
 

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Run your hand over the cover of that Player's Handbook.  It looks like one of the higher quality printings with the tougher, more elastic material over the cardboard.  Can you feel a light texture to the cover?

It's a bit difficult to tell due to all the 'engraving' from use as a blotter, but the area near the spine does indeed have a texture.

Oh, and this is not one of those copies with shading on the reference sheets in the back.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 1:39 pm 
 

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The photo is washed out. The items are a bit more 'used' than is shown, but I expected such. Box is in pretty good shape. Only mild-moderate indentation top and bottom, one corner has begun to tear (only about 1/5th the way presently), some fraying on a couple of the corners. The books are probably approaching VG+ to Fine-- condition, with only a few notes and 'oops' marks which can be remedied, plus some staple rust.



The seller also included an extra copy of M&T and U&WA which appear to be 5th prints. Same as the 6th prints as far as markings and staple rust, but just more used, probably VG-- to VG.



Edit: Forgot to mention the lack of Ref Sheets. Yes, I know I'm making this an obnoxious habit, but if anyone has an extra copy or two...  :wink:

  

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 2:08 pm 
 

Damn good buy for $30.


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 2:20 pm 
 

That was a good price.

As for the reference sheets:  Does anyone have an extra copy?  8O

Extra copies would seem less likely than a number of sets lacking the reference sheets...which probably got laid aside early.

That assumes that people actually used the white box for gaming.  I got a suspicion that there were few actual white box games.


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:14 am 
 

Not strictly RPG, but TSR & Dragonlance related. Just picked up a played once copy of Dragonlance the boardgame for just a few pence over £4 inc S&H!  Rather pleased with that considering their normal sale prices that I have seen...
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:49 pm 
 


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I passed one up at $25 and now I was happy to find one at $35.



The price seems to have gone down on these and I wanted to see what they did to my favorite module. (I will dig into it tonight).

  

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:16 pm 
 

I just completed my Dungeon collection with this issue.




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Finally! :D


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:28 pm 
 

Congrats Chris! :D


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:23 am 
 

I recently just got a few cool things I'm really happy about:




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In fantastic shape with BOTH slip covers... priced seemed a little high... but with the free shipping it seemed worth it to me. I needed an extra copy of the Chronicles anyway to give to my young cousin as a present... so I gave him my tattered set and I'll be keeping these beauties on my shelf.




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I know it's missing some figures but these tend to go for WAY TOO much and I needed some female figures for my game. God I love the Grenadier Gold Series!




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been looking for a minty one of these for a while... they are always so beat.


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:18 pm 
 

ashmire13 wrote:Not strictly RPG, but TSR & Dragonlance related. Just picked up a played once copy of Dragonlance the boardgame for just a few pence over £4 inc S&H!  Rather pleased with that considering their normal sale prices that I have seen...
8)


This item arrived today.

Now I am feeling like I am in a bit of a moral dilemma. The P&P was just 0.99p but the item was packaged sufficiently to resist a thermal attack. Also, knowing its weight, it probably cost the guy in excess of £5 to post as it was here within 48hrs.

I think he has lost out all round and has effectively paid for someone to take the game away.  8O   I toyed with dropping him a line to cover P&P, but tbh, on the few things I sell, I make sure that at least the postage costs are covered.
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:18 pm 
 

ashmire13 wrote:Not strictly RPG, but TSR & Dragonlance related. Just picked up a played once copy of Dragonlance the boardgame for just a few pence over £4 inc S&H!  Rather pleased with that considering their normal sale prices that I have seen...8)
This item arrived today.  
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Now I am feeling like I am in a bit of a moral dilemma. The P&P was just 0.99p but the item was packaged sufficiently to resist a thermal attack. Also, knowing its weight, it probably cost the guy in excess of £5 to post as it was here within 48hrs. I think he has lost out all round and has effectively paid for someone to take the game away.  8O   I toyed with dropping him a line to cover P&P, but tbh, on the few things I sell, I make sure that at least the postage costs are covered. Any thoughts?


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:13 pm 
 

Dave - paypal a coupla quid shipping, out of the blue - call it D&D karma.

(I've done this on occasions and my decent deals way outweigh the occasional psycho - if the balance changes perhaps I'd rethink! :D )


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:27 pm 
 

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Sweet deal but then the seller stuffs it a bubble envelope after assuring me it would be packaged to protect it from damage.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:27 pm 
 

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Sweet deal but then the seller stuffs it a bubble envelope after assuring me it would be packaged to protect it from damage.




How badly damaged was it?


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:37 pm 
 

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How badly damaged was it?


The GW Boxed set had the bottom creased in four spots. The corners survived but the box lid already had two of them taped so they were able to spread out some instead of tearing.

It wasn't steamrolled, but weight was put at the center of the top and bottom and you can see the stress lines now on the corners of the top as well.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:56 pm 
 

JasonZavoda wrote:
The GW Boxed set had the bottom creased in four spots. The corners survived but the box lid already had two of them taped so they were able to spread out some instead of tearing.

It wasn't steamrolled, but weight was put at the center of the top and bottom and you can see the stress lines now on the corners of the top as well.


I had a similar situation about a month back from a seller. Except this person just put it in a normal flimsy mailer and one single piece of bubble wrap inside on the top of the box -- as if that was going to stop any and all damage during shipment.  I swear some people have no common sense  :x

  

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:47 pm 
 

misterspock wrote:
I had a similar situation about a month back from a seller. Except this person just put it in a normal flimsy mailer and one single piece of bubble wrap inside on the top of the box -- as if that was going to stop any and all damage during shipment.  I swear some people have no common sense  :x


I now contact each seller before paying and ask them to tell me how the item will be packaged to prevent it from being bent or damaged in shipping.

It still doesn't help all the time but I feel better about leaving a neg if they have clearly lied to me about packaging.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:54 pm 
 

I filled in some holes in my collection this week...probably overpaid for some of these, but am real happy on the condition for all the mods and free shipping...should put this seller on my fav list, nice packing....




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