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Post Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:20 pm 
 

Sea-to-sky-games wrote:
You need Brian to get on your case.. you'll be past 2000 in no time. :D


I am sorry, what exactly have you contributed to this site?


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:20 pm 
 

BC and StS: as long as we're being honest here, I am going to say something that is on a few users' minds: I am totally sick of you two derailing threads. Your pissing matches have become incredibly tiresome.

StS, you seem stunned that we all don't subscribe to your bizarre theories of economics. Don't be; most of them don't even make any sense. That doesn't mean you have to post them over and over and over ...

Brian, where is all the anger and venom coming from? Check your last 100 posts: how many times do you use terms such "moron," "clueless," or "idiot"? How many rolly-eyes have you used? What's with the over-the-top attacks on certain targets?

Whatever; you guys figure it out. I'll check back in a month or so and see if anyone here is actually discussing D&D collecting. Or maybe I won't, seeing as how the signal-to-noise ratio here is getting to be as bad as Dragonfoot's.

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:21 pm 
 

Duke,
Before you go, can I appropriate that awesome Couglander pic for my avvy?

Thanks man!   :D


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:24 pm 
 

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Brian, where is all the anger and venom coming from? Check your last 100 posts: how many times do you use terms such "moron," "clueless," or "idiot"? How many rolly-eyes have you used? What's with the over-the-top attacks on certain targets?


Sorry X, I am done with this guy for good now.  I am not even going to acknowledge his existance anymore unless he tries and pushes some else away from the site.  You are right though, I have been on edge recently and its probably time to take a vacation myself.  The amount of troll activity around here has clearly ruined my own experience here and its been reflected in my posts.


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:28 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:29 pm 
 

Yes, we did have 2 of them. The buyer from Italy emailed us asking us for scans of the item, which I delivered to him promptly, and then he bought it.

I believe they were purchased originally from the same person we got all the Quest for the Fazzlewoods from, although we may have gotten them at the GenCon auction a few years back...  We still have one left, if anyone's interested.

PS We would buy up to 2 more copies at $900, if anyone has one for sale. We're also looking for many of the R Series modules, and several other convention modules.

Hey, we've got our eyes on that 1st print wood-grain box set of yours bclarkie... maybe we'll get lucky. Regardless, good luck with your sale.
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Post Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:46 pm 
 

I'd buy 500 copies at $900 each.


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:38 pm 
 

I would buy another one for $900 or so!


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:26 am 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:StS, you seem stunned that we all don't subscribe to your bizarre theories of economics. Don't be; most of them don't even make any sense. That doesn't mean you have to post them over and over and over ...


Yup have to agree with that!  

Xaxaxe wrote:Brian, where is all the anger and venom coming from? Check your last 100 posts: how many times do you use terms such "moron," "clueless," or "idiot"? How many rolly-eyes have you used? What's with the over-the-top attacks on certain targets?


Brian, definitely time to ease off.  STS is definitely getting under your skin and that is not a good thing.  Key point here is that most of the people here don't subscribe to STS's beliefs and no amount of his pushing them will change that fact.  Besides I have better things to focus on like meeting the REAL Acaeum members at GenCon!

Xaxaxe wrote:Whatever; you guys figure it out. I'll check back in a month or so and see if anyone here is actually discussing D&D collecting. Or maybe I won't, seeing as how the signal-to-noise ratio here is getting to be as bad as Dragonfoot's.


Hopefully that is not the case ... the valuation board is depleted enough as it is right now.


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 4:21 am 
 

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Sorry X, I am done with this guy for good now.  I am not even going to acknowledge his existance anymore unless he tries and pushes some else away from the site.  You are right though, I have been on edge recently and its probably time to take a vacation myself.  The amount of troll activity around here has clearly ruined my own experience here and its been reflected in my posts.


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:55 am 
 

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:25 am 
 

bombadil wrote:Ah, you just made my day. :D

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:56 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:
Wow, someone just had to have it.  Insanity.  

Mike B.


Hi guys!
I'm the ....... (add your preferred definition of me) guy who just bought the caverns of tsojconth for 2 grands
Since it's not too much time that I know of the Acaeum, I'll use this opportunity to make your acquaintance! ;-)
I just wanted to give you some insight on what I did, which I hope will help solve some of your questions (about my actions)

I'll start with the "rational" reasons:
1) As some have pointed out, I live in Italy. This brings some interesting things. First of all, these getting paid in EURO raises a lot my purchasing power versus the dollar... I used to buy in the US - actually, I used to be one of your customers, Mike! How are you doing these days? Happy to meet you again!!!!! (BTW, I'm Luca from Italy, check your records from 5-6 years ago... ;-) - sorry for the spin off.
What was I sayng? Oh, yeah! My money is worth a lot nowadays! that's the first thing.
Second, I can't go to all the CONS that happen overthere... Actually I've never been to one. I wish I could go to GENCON some day.. Maybe for my honeymoon! ;-) This means that I have only the net to get some of the stuff that I want.
2) Yes, I'm willing to pay higher sums than the "normal e-bay deals" - if something like that can really exist... I usually look only for SW items, and honestly, to me buying from a big retailer, which "should" be more reliable, is totally worth the 5 or 10 bucks more that I pay. Moreover, once I find people that I can trust, I rarely buy somewhere else if they have what I need. I hope this explains why I stick with the people I "know", like I did years ago with Mike B.
I actually I'm also a recurring customer from NKG (Hi Aaron), which probably has bought a new Viper by now with my money.... ;-)
This for the same reasons: great service, cheap prices (believe me: no matter what you think, if I bought the same thing in italy, I would have spent 20 to 30% more - even after S&H costs. The sale price for the new colossal blue dragon in Italian stores is 40€ i.e. around 50$....)
3) per the reasons above, AD&D collectors'stuff is rarer in italy, and is therefore more valued.
One of the most complete italian guides rates the module I just bought as ultra-rare and worth 1400€ (around 1800$, more or less)
4) luckily, four uninterrupted bull years in the Stock Exchange have given me more money for my hobby!

These are the ratonal reasons, but the real truth behind my purchase is quite simpler (if maybe stupid).
I'm a huge fan of AD&D since more than 20 years. And I decided to eventually collect ALL of the D&D-AD&D items ever published. possibly in Mint or SW conditions, so I can pass them to my son(s) as my personal legacy... (Or to Manolo if I won't have kids....).
I don't care about the monetary value of those items. Actually, I don't plan to ever resell them. I'm not looking for the best deal. If I get one, all the better, but to me the importan thing is "to get the item".
To me, D&D items are part of my youth, and some of my fondest memories. not an investment that must be "sound", but the well into which to throw the money made with "sound" investments (sorry for the pun)!!!
Besides, as long as someone is willing to spend one and half million dollars for some stupid collection of old signatures, I'll always be in good company at the sanitarium!!!!!

And, I too saw the Inverness at Dragontrove.
And, Yes, I toyed with the idea of buying it.
And, if you don't take it off your site, I'll probably do it as soon as I have the money! ;-)
And I won't put it for sale, for sure! I already buoght the IKEA displaying glass to put it under...

hope to hear from you guys!

see ya

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:05 pm 
 

Well, congratulations, Luca.  Did it arrive yet, and if so, how was the condition?


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:09 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:Well, congratulations, Luca.  Did it arrive yet, and if so, how was the condition?


Thanks! ;-)
actually it arrived this eve with FedEx.
It seems in NM conditions as described!
Gosh, typed sheets and ziplog bags... these really were the good days of old!

  


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:31 pm 
 

sven wrote:I don't care about the monetary value of those items. Actually, I don't plan to ever resell them. I'm not looking for the best deal. If I get one, all the better, but to me the importan thing is "to get the item".
To me, D&D items are part of my youth, and some of my fondest memories. not an investment that must be "sound", but the well into which to throw the money made with "sound" investments (sorry for the pun)!!!
Besides, as long as someone is willing to spend one and half million dollars for some stupid collection of old signatures, I'll always be in good company at the sanitarium!!!!!



Well you are in good company here - many of us have spent far too much on an item (e.g. for me, that Greyhawk 1st that Blackmoor and I fought over  :D ) and the pain soon wears off and you are left with a fabulous piece of history.  What else is life for?  Of course, it is great to score a great bargain.  But there is plenty of company here for people who "just have to have it!"  :wink:


sven wrote:I already buoght the IKEA displaying glass to put it under...



Good stuff, I use a white IKEA unit to display part of my small collection.  :D


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:32 pm 
 

Wow Sven.  I'm sure the offers to sell other rares have been coming in, but if not, I'll try to save you a few thousand in the currency of your choice:

Post what you're looking for here first!  (In the Classifieds section.)  These guys won't rip you off.  ;)

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:01 pm 
 

improvstone wrote:Hopefully that is not the case ... the valuation board is depleted enough as it is right now.


I've been thinking about hopping back onboard, but don't know what the current levels of research/time commitment are:  if someone would like to share, feel free to post a topic on it (I think there was an Eval Board thread opened recently), since others may well be interested in the info, too.


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