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Post Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:52 pm 
 

carrejo wrote:I think I did okay on this deal... ;)  hopefully they are in decent condition...


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:13 pm 
 

I can't believe it lasted almost the full four minutes...

  


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:27 pm 
 

TheHistorian wrote:I can't believe it lasted almost the full four minutes...


actually, I was surprised because it had been viewed three times prior to me....thats when I starting doubting why it hadnt been picked up...thinking I had missed something in the description...

  

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:32 pm 
 

That was a really nice win.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:37 pm 
 

grodog wrote:
Nice finds Rich!  

re: the MM:  please check up the thread @ viewtopic.php?t=3266&start=40&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight= and let us know if you've found the missing variant or not :D


Allan, it is a definite 3rd+ hybrid thing as described on the MM page on the main Acaeum site:
Third Plus

   * This is a strange hybrid print.  The cover is identical to the Fourth print (aside from the spine), but the interior is identical to the Third print
   * Wizard logo
   * Cover art is of a collection of monsters, including a small red dragon, a unicorn, and a troll
   * "Advanced D&D" is now in an angled yellow banner, top left corner; the red letters of "Advanced D&D" have black highlights, and there's no "TM" designation after it
   * "Monster Manual" title has moved from lower mid-cover to the top
   * Spine has "Advanced Dungeons & Dragons" in red lettering, and now has a very tiny registered trademark symbol.  States "Gary Gygax"
   * No ISBN
   * Endpapers and flyleaves are red
   * States "3rd Edition, December 1978" on the copyright page


I was surprised to see the Giant strengths listed as "21 to 30 as compared to humans", and wish Gary would have left it that way, and made Ogres at 19 and Trolls at 20.  I think I'll house rule that.....

Anyway, I'm happy with this for $1.04.  
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Post Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:46 pm 
 

carrejo wrote:
actually, I was surprised because it had been viewed three times prior to me....thats when I starting doubting why it hadnt been picked up...thinking I had missed something in the description...

This is starting to sound highly familiar...  :lol:

  


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:09 pm 
 

Gratz, very nice win!  A couple of amazing find/buys posted this week.  Home one comes my way too!  lol


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:11 pm 
 

Yeah!  Picked up my first ultra rare!!!  And only $10 over the minimum bid.




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Post Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:27 pm 
 

Rabbit_67 wrote:Yeah!  Picked up my first ultra rare!!!  And only $10 over the minimum bid.


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Excellent win!  Looks like a really nice copy.


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:30 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:33 pm 
 

That was kind of tough to do, mentally, after just having to pay $1900 to have my truck repaired last week.  I'm still kind of shakey.


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:55 pm 
 

Gratz!  That looks like a great buy!


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:03 pm 
 

That seems like a great buy!  Don't they typically sell in the $1400 range?

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Post Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:34 pm 
 

Rabbit_67 wrote:Yeah!  Picked up my first ultra rare!!!  And only $10 over the minimum bid.


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Very nice, congrats :)


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:44 pm 
 

Mars wrote: watch out, slippery slope ahead.


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:52 pm 
 

Mars wrote:That seems like a great buy!  Don't they typically sell in the $1400 range?

The market had been flooded with Tamos: $1,100 would've been closer to the trend (still $250 under, though, which is a pretty hefty chunk of cash).
Inverness is another matter altogether - might still expect $1,250-1,500 on that IMHO unless the waiting list has been reduced "invisibly".


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:22 am 
 

Very happy I managed to snaffle both of these: :D  :D




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Paid about what i wanted to on them both  :D - couldn't have been about to afford both at some of the prices that have been advertised of late.



I was expecting a few different items this week, so wasn't expecting any huge surprises.



They both arrived on the same day, but I got one hell of a shock with the difference in the care in the packaging:



Each arrived in what they are sitting on.



Fazzle in an envelope, which was wrapped in bubble-wrap, within a box, surrrounded by packing noodles, inside an even sturdier box.



The DG came in the envelope it's sitting on- with nothing else, not even a sheet of cardboard  8O  8O  8O (luckily it doesn't appear to have suffered any damage)



Communication with both guys was great. Postage was about the same for both items, with the DG (more expensive item) actually costing $1.50 more @ $31.50  



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DG has a few differences to those listed on here: http://www.acaeum.com/ddindexes/modpages/dmk.html

Encounter sheets are double-sided, and copyright is stated as 1977 not 1976 on copyright page. All pages accounted for though.

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:33 am 
 

I also picked up a nice Cavaliers and Roundheads - probably paid a bit more than they're worth but I've been after one for a while and finally pulled the trigger




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Anyone know which printing this one is?


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:36 am 
 

Brendon,

Very nice DG.  That's the only ultra rare I might some day pay for.  Oh, and also a PotVQ.

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:48 am 
 

Nice stuff, congrats :)


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