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Post Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:34 pm 
 

And apparently it costs $18 to ship it to Canada.  How's the US shipping on it?  Just as bad?



Here's a quote from the seller:

International buyers please be aware shipping is higher for international first class or international priority mail, but we will try and ship a item the cheapest way we can


They charge Canadians $20.65 for shippingand overseas buyers $28.40.  Maybe the seller doesn't realize that a single book can fit into a Priority mail flat-rate envelope for a lot less?

It would cost $7.99 for the seller to ship to me and I just happen to live in Boise, ID too.

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:58 pm 
 

I just had to post this one up.




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New in package? Like, he'll gift wrap it for you? I honestly tried to understand...and it just didn't work. Maybe you guys will have better luck. :)



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Post Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:16 pm 
 

I just had to post this one up.

http://cgi.ebay.com/L2-THE-ASSASSINS-KN ... -PACKAGE_W 0QQitemZ150223542688QQihZ005QQcategoryZ44112QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQc mdZViewItem

New in package? Like, he'll gift wrap it for you? I honestly tried to understand...and it just didn't work. Maybe you guys will have better luck.  




Maybe the picture isn't the one he is selling?  One time a guy listed a new shrink wrapped B11 or B12 with a photo of a very used module.  When asked about it he said that he didn't have time to post a photo of the shrink wrapped item so he just used an old photo he had.  It turned out to indeed be shrink wrapped.

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:47 pm 
 

It's hard to take anyone seriously when they come from a town named Dudley.


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:38 pm 
 

The price is a bit much, but the title made me chuckle:



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"gammagammagammalordknightsong"?



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This one made me wince: "RARE lot of The Dragon magazines 4 DUNGEONS and DRAGONS", where the "4" means "For", and number of magazines is 15.



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Post Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:42 pm 
 

:scratch:  :scratch:  :scratch:

How in the world did you find that? Does any of that nonsense actually show up in a standard eBay title search?

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:50 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote::scratch:  :scratch:  :scratch:

How in the world did you find that? Does any of that nonsense actually show up in a standard eBay title search?


Maybe a search for "gamm*" or "gamma*" . . .



I search both auction titles and descriptions to catch such, uh, uniquely-titled auctions.



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An Ars Magica variant that hadn't occurred to me:



. . . eBay listings



Seller has five auctions for "Arse Magica" modules.

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A lot of Dungeons and Dragons materials . . . with no Dungeons and Dragons materials . . .



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Post Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:40 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:(Dammit! Is that Thunder Rift buried in that jumble of shit?)


You know....if you are going to continue to coin the phrase "jumble of shit" without giving proper credit, you are going to have to start paying me royalties.  :wink:

Same goes for anyone using the term "asshat".  :D


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:31 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:(Dammit! Is that Thunder Rift buried in that jumble of shit?)


Looks like it.  Also looks like there's a Bunnies & Burrows right beside it.


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:11 am 
 

g026r wrote:
Looks like it.  Also looks like there's a Bunnies & Burrows right beside it.


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:57 am 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:The price is a bit much, but the title made me chuckle:

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"gammagammagammalordknightsong"?




The buyer (with BIN) is lordknightsong. This clearly means that the auction was put there just for him. A private agreement which was put on eBay for an extra feedback, I assume.

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:15 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:

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A lot of Dungeons and Dragons materials . . . with no Dungeons and Dragons materials . . .

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(Dammit! Is that Thunder Rift buried in that jumble of shit?)




And a Thieves World book, don't think its one of the modules.  This guy needs to sort his stuff and sell in better lots.



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Post Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:17 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:
You know....if you are going to continue to coin the phrase "jumble of shit" without giving proper credit, you are going to have to start paying me royalties.  :wink:

Same goes for anyone using the term "asshat".  :D


Al gets "Muppet" then!

I don't have a word trademarked :(

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:33 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:And a Thieves World book, don't think its one of the modules. This guy needs to sort his stuff and sell in better lots.


I believe it's a Thieve's World adventure "The Spirit Stones" published by FASA in 1982.

The letter in the Gold Banner could be a "T" and The Spirit Stones is the only one I can find with the letters that close to the left edge.


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:41 pm 
 

Malakai wrote:
I believe it's a Thieve's World adventure "The Spirit Stones" published by FASA in 1982.

The letter in the Gold Banner could be a "T" and The Spirit Stones is the only one I can find with the letters that close to the left edge.


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Ah yeah you are right on the module aspect, the glare made me question it, thought maybe that was a 'D' and it being 'Dark Assassin' but checking out the covers seems you are correct.

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:15 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:You know....if you are going to continue to coin the phrase "jumble of shit" without giving proper credit, you are going to have to start paying me royalties.  :wink:

Same goes for anyone using the term "asshat".  :D

Jumble of Shit, copyright 2008 by Kingofpain89   :D

Kingofpain89, service mark of some asshat.   :D  :D  :D

  

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:56 am 
 

Plaag wrote:
Al gets "Muppet" then!

I don't have a word trademarked :(

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yes i quite agree. i definately have "muppet" boxed off :)



  


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 2:46 am 
 

Speaking of boxes Al, do you have a White Boxed Set, great BIN, oh and look at the condition!




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Post Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 2:51 am 
 

AdderMcOne wrote:Speaking of boxes Al, do you have a White Boxed Set, great BIN, oh and look at the condition!


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8O




Fantastic insight concerning dice in that description as well :lol:


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:58 am 
 

AdderMcOne wrote:Speaking of boxes Al, do you have a White Boxed Set, great BIN, oh and look at the condition!


** expired eBay auction **


8O




you know...i actually have never managed to get me one of these. its one of them items that makes me wanna go "meh". just doesnt do it for me at all. would be nice to have one at some point, but i always feel my cash is better spent elsewhere.....like on Tegel Manor's n stuff :)



that said, that auction is a pile of crap. his blurb is trying to imply that because of someones death, this item will go through the roof regardless of the fact its a pile of shit.



and they dont come up on feebay(tm) (whoever it is) that often huh? really? must think we are all totally stupid then.



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