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Post Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 10:12 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:....any suggestions what other shows/dvds to watch this summer?

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Would have responded to this sooner, but have been out of town for the long holiday weekend.  "Rescue Me" returns to the air on June 13th on FX.  Anybody besides me love that show?


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Post Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 2:11 pm 
 

Looking at a recent posting in classifieds by a member (who only has posted twice)
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I would say that he is serious after looking at the closings on the most recent Collectors Trove auctions for the Eric N. Shook collection.

The above forum member degassy31 won every single item that was listed in the Shook auction for a total of $2826.52.  8O

Six of the twenty-two wins were bids of $51.00 (27% of the items)

(yes, I know I have too much time on my hands)  :oops:    :lol:


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Post Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 2:39 pm 
 

jasonw1239 wrote:Looking at a recent posting in classifieds by a member (who only has posted twice)
viewtopic.php?p=86002&highlight=#86002

I would say that he is serious after looking at the closings on the most recent Collectors Trove auctions for the Eric N. Shook collection.

The above forum member degassy31 won every single item that was listed in the Shook auction for a total of $2826.52.  8O

Six of the twenty-two wins were bids of $51.00 (27% of the items)

(yes, I know I have too much time on my hands)  :oops:    :lol:




Well apparently price is no object and the condition of the item isn't much of a concern either.




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If I were to pay over $100 plus $20 shipping from Australia for an Immortals Rules box set....by God it better be in mint condition with some freebies thrown in.   :scratch:

  

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Post Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 3:10 pm 
 

Hello. New here, so don't bombast me when I don't know things I "should." I'll be asking lots of "how do you tell its a real first print?" questions as they come to me but its good to see some somewhat familiar names.

  


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Post Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 3:13 pm 
 

serleran wrote:Hello. New here, so don't bombast me when I don't know things I "should." I'll be asking lots of "how do you tell its a real first print?" questions as they come to me but its good to see some somewhat familiar names.


Ooo, FRESH MEAT!!!  :twisted:   Everybody get the N00b!!!

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Post Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 3:19 pm 
 

Oopsy. Double post.


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Post Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 3:20 pm 
 

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jasonw1239 wrote:The above forum member degassy31 won every single item that was listed in the Shook auction for a total of $2826.52.  8O


I have to say that I was pretty stunned at the outcome of the auction. I am now wondering if bidders just plain gave up and didn't bother to post a bid - especially for the Starstrands manuscript. There was virtually zero activity in the last few seconds and no snipes that I could see. It certainly was a weird dynamic.

Degassy31 is definitely a collector to contend with and is a genuine gamer with a real love for D&D and AD&D items.

If anything, it sure will make shipping and packing easy! :lol:


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Post Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 3:28 pm 
 

The Collector's Trove wrote:Howdy All,




I have to say that I was pretty stunned at the outcome of the auction. I am now wondering if bidders just plain gave up and didn't bother to post a bid - especially for the Starstrands manuscript. There was virtually zero activity in the last few seconds and no snipes that I could see. It certainly was a weird dynamic.

Degassy31 is definitely a collector to contend with and is a genuine gamer with a real love for D&D and AD&D items.

If anything, it sure will make shipping and packing easy! :lol:


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Paul,
 I hope for your sake(and everyone else's for that matter), that Starstrands doesn't end up being a "published" module if you know what I mean, with the guy being from Hong Kong and all. :)


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Post Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 3:32 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:
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 I hope for your sake(and everyone else's for that matter), that Starstrand's doesn't end up being a "published" module if ypou know what I mean with the guy being from Hong Kong and all. :)


My thoughts too Brain...I was really suspect of someone from  one of the piracy capitals of the world that was looking for "rare" items.

He's probably just a normal collector I suppose but it was my first thought...   :pirat:

  

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Post Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 3:37 pm 
 

The Collector's Trove wrote:specially for the Starstrands manuscript. There was virtually zero activity in the last few seconds and no snipes that I could see. It certainly was a weird dynamic.

Paul,
Auctions for the rares and uniques are well out of my price range but they are always fun to watch.
Usually at the start of the auction I will guess a price for a major item and am usually within 10-20% of the final price.
In this case the Starstrands went for about $500 less than my personal prediction.
With the one bidder dominating on all items, I think you may be correct that other bidders just gave up.
Could be a useful future tactic for anybody with deep pockets...  :twisted:


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Post Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 7:11 pm 
 

WizKids sues Wizards ... (hmmm: suddenly, I have to take a whizz).

http://www.gamingreport.com/article.php?sid=23665

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Post Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 7:25 pm 
 

Heh, I bet the next move is to patent the collectible miniature market.

  


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Post Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 11:43 pm 
 

Howdy Brian,


bclarkie wrote:I hope for your sake(and everyone else's for that matter), that Starstrands doesn't end up being a "published" module if you know what I mean, with the guy being from Hong Kong and all. :)


No I don't think this one will see publication. This guy is a hoarder (I mean that in a nice - just like me kind of way :P ). He mentioned multiple copies of rares and an extensive complete shrinkwrap of standards.

Anyhow, I think Degassy31 is one of us but just now having the time and means to enter public collecting. He certainly has enthusiasm.

Heck, when the Burntwire bros started buying I thought I'd never win another auction again, then there was Improvstone, Invincible Overlord, The Fantasy Museum, etc.


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Post Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 11:50 pm 
 

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jasonw1239 wrote:In this case the Starstrands went for about $500 less than my personal prediction.
With the one bidder dominating on all items, I think you may be correct that other bidders just gave up.
Could be a useful future tactic for anybody with deep pockets...  :twisted:


My estimate was about $1,200.

So the strategy of bidding large amounts up front for all of the lower value items until you crush the will of the other collector's under your woodgrain-soled boots and can hear the lamentations of their women, saved about $600 on the big ticket item! Brilliant! :lol:


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:04 am 
 

Just found out I can't reply to posts in Classifieds. Ack! Can't PM by clicking on usernames, either. Double ACK! Oh well, I'll get the hang of this monkey business.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:06 am 
 

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:31 am 
 

Heh, Duh. I'm brilliant. Thanks. I see it now.

Oh, does this forum support looking for OoP CCGs? There's one I just cannot locate, at all. It just up and vanished from existence. A sort of dual CCG/RPG, really. If not, no biggie. I'll keep looking.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 1:45 am 
 

I'm sure there's someone here who wants to talk about CCG's.

Try creating a forum over on the Non-TSR board.

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:28 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote:I'm sure there's someone here who wants to talk about CCG's.

Try creating a forum over on the Non-TSR board.

Curses be upon them  :D


Hey now you settle down.  Don't do anything crazy like that.  Maybe try the Planescape Forum.  Start with Blood Wars and gently move to the others :)

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 6:16 pm 
 

I have an American football question.  I don't really watch football much at all but recently found out that the NFL actually has a salary cap and a salary floor and thought this was interesting.  The floor is the salary minimum that each team should be spending.  It sounds like a pretty good idea to me to keep most teams competitve.  From what I've looked online though, the salary floor is suppose to be $75 million but by looking at team salary numbers, there are 10 teams that don't meet this minimum.  Is this something that just doesn't get enforced?

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