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Post Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:14 pm 
 

bbarsh wrote:I am guessing it may be the only one in existence today. No I will not copy it and send it out. But I will bring it with me to North Texas RPG Con for your review!


And by "review", you mean "HP Scanjet 6100c coupled with Dell Inspiron XPS13"  :)  :P

  

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Post Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:20 pm 
 

lawrenson wrote:Hi,

if you're in the UK, and live near a FLGS (or can order thru the distributor direct) , you might be interested to know that the main distributor in the UK is offerring DELUXE 4th edition books at £10.80 ($15) each atm.

Dumping them already - not a good sign...

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No, it isn't.  My FLGS also has been offering steep discounts on 4th ed books.  They were mailing coupons for 40% off recently.

Meanwhile, I'd really like to pick up a 3.5 MM5, but they are going for $60.00 PLUS at Amazon for a "new" copy.   Is demand really that high for 3rd Ed stuff?  8O

Another bad sign for 4ed, I think.


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:44 pm 
 

Agent Cooper wrote:Meanwhile, I'd really like to pick up a 3.5 MM5, but they are going for $60.00 PLUS at Amazon for a "new" copy.   Is demand really that high for 3rd Ed stuff?  8O




Amazon's often a little wonky on out-of-print books though.



This new copy is significantly cheaper, for instance,but the shipping would be killer.



The cheapest in-the-US copy of a new book seems to be this one, at $28.  It looks to drop to about $23 if you go used.



Though MM5 really just seems to be a bit of an aberration, possibly from being an end-of-line product, when compared to the other 3.x MM's (where auctions often end in the $5 to $15 range).  I spot no completed auctions of it the past 30 days save a collection of all 5 MMs that didn't sell at $75 and the UK guy who sold a bunch of them at his asking BIN price.



It really just seems to be a handful of 3.x products that are retaining their value.  Even the 3.x Fiend Folio, which a little while back was a sure-fire seller, has dropped to below $10 on eBay.



(Edit: screwed up the shipping on the first one.  Damn.)


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:28 pm 
 

The Monster Manual V for 3.5 is probably one of those "treasures" that actually exists in substantial numbers.

My advice is not to be stampeded by Amazon prices or similar online price jacks.  Wait for one to appear on Ebay at a reasonable price.


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:27 pm 
 

g026r wrote:

Amazon's often a little wonky on out-of-print books though.

This new copy is significantly cheaper, for instance,but the shipping would be killer.

The cheapest in-the-US copy of a new book seems to be this one, at $28.  It looks to drop to about $23 if you go used.

Though MM5 really just seems to be a bit of an aberration, possibly from being an end-of-line product, when compared to the other 3.x MM's (where auctions often end in the $5 to $15 range).  I spot no completed auctions of it the past 30 days save a collection of all 5 MMs that didn't sell at $75 and the UK guy who sold a bunch of them at his asking BIN price.

It really just seems to be a handful of 3.x products that are retaining their value.  Even the 3.x Fiend Folio, which a little while back was a sure-fire seller, has dropped to below $10 on eBay.

(Edit: screwed up the shipping on the first one.  Damn.)




http://cgi.ebay.com/Dungeons-Dragons-Mo ... 53de08dc8c



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Post Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:22 am 
 

FormCritic wrote:The Monster Manual V for 3.5 is probably one of those "treasures" that actually exists in substantial numbers.

My advice is not to be stampeded by Amazon prices or similar online price jacks.  Wait for one to appear on Ebay at a reasonable price.


I hope I don't cause a mass stampede and unnecessary deaths here, but I picked up one of these along with five or six other Monster Manuals and I think a Divine something or other book at a Barnes and Noble in AZ on the bargain shelves area.  It even has their "Bargain Price" sticker on it ... for $3.99.

NOW RUN!!!!!! :)  :)  :)  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

EDIT: I should add that I remember days afterwards I stopped off at a couple other stores in the Los Angeles area to see if I could find any other 3.5 books, and for some reason they didn't have anything in their bargain shelf areas.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:47 am 
 

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Is this the one?




That's the one.


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:52 am 
 

Amazon prices fluctuate between complete ripoffs and excellent steals.


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:47 pm 
 

lawrenson wrote:Hi,

if you're in the UK, and live near a FLGS (or can order thru the distributor direct) , you might be interested to know that the main distributor in the UK is offerring DELUXE 4th edition books at £10.80 ($15) each atm.

Dumping them already - not a good sign...

Cheers,
Malc


Hi Malc,

I've checked my FLGS recently and they don't do D&D, who is the distributor, out of interest (forgive my ignorance, if it's obvious...)  :oops:

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:48 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote:The Monster Manual V for 3.5 is probably one of those "treasures" that actually exists in substantial numbers.


I imagine it's similar to 2e's Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume 4: fewer of them were probably printed than previous volumes, but there are still enough out there to not have it be a pricey item if you're patient.


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:39 pm 
 

ashmire13 wrote:I've checked my FLGS recently and they don't do D&D, who is the distributor, out of interest (forgive my ignorance, if it's obvious...)  :oops:


Hiya,

its dubious, imo, whether or not it counts as a FLGS if it doesnt stock D&D, but there we go :)

The distributor is Esdevium, the largest of the 2 games distributors in the UK.

I have a few, so if you are venturing to Dragonmeet we can sort something out there?

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:59 am 
 

lawrenson wrote:
Hiya,

its dubious, imo, whether or not it counts as a FLGS if it doesnt stock D&D, but there we go :)

The distributor is Esdevium, the largest of the 2 games distributors in the UK.

I have a few, so if you are venturing to Dragonmeet we can sort something out there?

Cheers,
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Thanks Malc, I've found they are about 10miles down the road from me!  :D

I've dropped them a line, to see if I can pop in...


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 5:23 pm 
 

Hi,

picked up a nice gold lady of pain belt buckle at Dragonmeet today :)

Watched the pathfinder Limited (1 of 72) and pathfinder bestiary limited go quite high in the auction. They were very shiny... but I didnt bid.

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 5:37 pm 
 

lawrenson wrote:Hi,

picked up a nice gold lady of pain belt buckle at Dragonmeet today :)

Watched the pathfinder Limited (1 of 72) and pathfinder bestiary limited go quite high in the auction. They were very shiny... but I didnt bid.

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They made limited books 8O What is the difference?

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 6:07 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:
They made limited books 8O What is the difference?

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The limited ones go to 11

  

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 6:19 pm 
 

Hi,

well, I only got my hands on them very briefly, but they had gold leaf on the front covers, and all the page edges were gold.

Apparently 72 of the basic was made for staff members and to give a few out to things like Convention auctions.

Not sure on the number of the bestiary tho.

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:26 pm 
 

I definitely can't complain about the price on this:



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0086943469



Last couple of times I bid on one of these they topped out above $70.  Merry Christmas to me.  :D


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:38 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:I definitely can't complain about the price on this:


** expired eBay auction **


Last couple of times I bid on one of these they topped out above $70.  Merry Christmas to me.  :D




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