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Post Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:56 am 
 

OK so you have seen this on eBay .... (it used to be soo much fun watching the bidding wars ... I crave the good ol' days :lol:)




** expired eBay auction **




Has anyone spoken to the seller?  



Seen any higher res photos?  



Anyone seen #204 before?



I have sent a message but have yet to hear back.... Something doesn't quite make sense to me.  



The description starts with
Purchased at Origins 1979 being sold by partner of original owner


then later in the description states
Either not played or only played once




Wouldn't the partner of the original owner know this.... If I was at Origins in 1979 and played this tourney I would not likely to forget it.  Just like Allan with his Dragon Queen. :wink:  *waves* to Allan.

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:42 am 
 

improvstone wrote:Wouldn't the partner of the original owner know this.... If I was at Origins in 1979 and played this tourney I would not likely to forget it.  Just like Allan with his Dragon Queen. :wink:  *waves* to Allan.


LOL, Mike.  Apparently I'm becoming infamous....


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:25 pm 
 

improvstone wrote:

Hey Bombadil you haven't done any nice graphs for us in a while ... maybe you can do one for the LT?


Sure  8)

Quite a jump there between 6 & 7.  Any guesses where this one will end?

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:14 pm 
 

I mentioned you in one of my auctions, Allan.


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:13 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:Quite a jump there between 6 & 7.  Any guesses where this one will end?

585 GBP.

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:54 pm 
 

So, less than $1200?  Does anyone remember the final price on the last one that went on ebay?


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:58 pm 
 

Is eBay trying to promote higher prices by hiding bidders names? People will be more inclined to bid because they can't see suspicious activity, and there will be a big reduction in the reporting of suspicious bidders and shill bidding to eBay. eBay will get higher fees and the buyer is the one that gets f"cked.


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:07 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:So, less than $1200?  Does anyone remember the final price on the last one that went on ebay?

I would have guessed higher, but this one has a significant tear noted.  It might go $1500 if people don't care.

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:09 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:So, less than $1200?  Does anyone remember the final price on the last one that went on ebay?


The last one I know of was 12 Feb 06 and went for $1,501.93 (Winner harami2000)

One just before that, 8 Feb 06 also went to harami2000 for $1,601.93

I would probably rate both as being in better consition (i.e without a spine rip like this one, although others here may have better records  :D ).  I reckon that he will also snipe again at this one if it looks to go below $1,200  :wink:

But you never know.  I will be going for it, but don't have the cash I did a year ago - so can't go anywhere near those old prices (what with being a student again).  This will be a really interesting auction  :D  :D


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:12 pm 
 

Hey - how exciting, I am Bidder #8  :lol:


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:02 pm 
 

I believe I am #4.   :D



That's right:  I had forgotten David bought two in a row.  Guess that explains in part why we don't see him much anymore either here or on ebay.   :D


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:21 pm 
 

I think he had to buy the second one because you couldn't face seeing one go for less just a few days after you bought one (a few months and you stop anguishing about how much you have spent, but a few days is just too close)  :D .  

Or, maybe one for gaming with and one for swopping for some old sci-fi novels.  One for roach material and one for a beermat while playing 3.5D&D....


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:23 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:One for roach material and one for a beermat while playing 3.5D&D....


Once again, you are getting into my head...eerie.   :lol:


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:27 pm 
 

Hey Stephen - didn't you actually run yours (i.e. bravely take it out and game with it, smear it with pizza sauce, spill beer on it etc..)  8O


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:31 pm 
 

David won the second for a very distinct reason behind it and it wasn't to use as a place mat for beer and pizza. :wink:


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:37 pm 
 

oooh, do you know what it was for?  :D


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:41 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:oooh, do you know what it was for?  :D


Well yes, but I will say that I would never tell under any circumstance.  :)


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:51 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Well yes, but I will say that I would never tell under any circumstance.  :)


Could it be someone he didn't like was bidding on it?

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:51 pm 
 

How mysterious  :D

Just like the Da Vinci Code...  perhaps some clues to the missing treasure are hidden in hi-res scans of foreign D&D supplements at the Acaeum.  If it is buried somewhere I hope he used a good bag and board!  :wink:


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:36 pm 
 

I am bidder #1 :D


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