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Post Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:27 am 
 

Now this is what I call "well loved":

http://cgi.ebay.com/D3-Vault-of-the-Dro ... -TSR_W0QQi temZ260352565747QQihZ016QQcategoryZ377QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZVie wItem

No need for the lengthy description when he should just say "awesome module....obviously I played the shit out of it".




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Post Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:32 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/1st-Edition-Dungeon ... dZViewItem



...if you answer to either "G.M." or "JIM ORTLIEB", you might want to consider reclaiming this piece of your childhood...





I love that line...   :lol:

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:10 am 
 


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Saw this one last week.  If you don't like listing fees do it this way :roll:

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:16 am 
 

Funny, there is actor by the same unique name :D



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...if you answer to either "G.M." or "JIM ORTLIEB", you might want to consider reclaiming this piece of your childhood...


I love that line...   :lol:

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:02 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/1978-DUNGEONS-DRAGO ... dZViewItem





GOOD TIGHT BINDING NO LOOSE PAGES.




Well, the binding was tight, until I squashed the book open to take this picture.   :P


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 1:28 am 
 

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Well, the binding was tight, until I squashed the book open to take this picture.   :P






You beat me to this...when I saw the listing I thought to myself the only saving grace on this is that it's a later print, and what a shame if it had been an earlier one.



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Post Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:26 pm 
 

Excellent condition, if you can see them through the smog.




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Post Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:28 pm 
 

Here's a good example of a wasted listing fee - no picture, no list = no sale.



http://cgi.ebay.com/Lots-of-D-D-here-ch ... 240%3A1318

  

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:13 pm 
 

Grug Greyskin wrote:Here's a good example of a wasted listing fee - no picture, no list = no sale.


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Good God, that seller lives in a small town about 10 or 15 minutes away from my small town.   8O  Maybe I should check it out if it doesn't sell.  I can save on shipping; $40 UPS is a bit much, unless he really does have a ton of books.



The description leaves much to the imagination:



"This is an almost complete set of AD&D books with the original basic D&D paper backs plus a few mods and some spell jammer"

  

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:36 am 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:Good God, that seller lives in a small town about 10 or 15 minutes away from my small town.   8O  Maybe I should check it out if it doesn't sell.  I can save on shipping; $40 UPS is a bit much, unless he really does have a ton of books.

The description leaves much to the imagination:

"This is an almost complete set of AD&D books with the original basic D&D paper backs plus a few mods and some spell jammer"


My question:

Could you provide a list or a few pictures? I can't see anyone bidding without a clear description of what is actually included. A complete collection of AD&D books (are they fiction or the rpgs) can number in the 100s.


And I could've bought these damn modules off the 1$ rack!!!

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:16 pm 
 

Mystery item?  So we bid it up to $150 get a copy of Ptolus or maybe Rappan Athuk Reloaded?



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Post Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:43 pm 
 

Grug Greyskin wrote:Mystery item?  So we bid it up to $150 get a copy of Ptolus or maybe Rappan Athuk Reloaded?


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Or the World's Largest Dungeon.  :x



What is "value"?  The SRP of an item or group of items?  The highest recent eBay price or the current Amazon price?

  


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Post Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:14 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:Or the World's Largest Dungeon.  :x

I wouldn't even be that generous. I would say the seller has a stack of recent $1 TLG modules that he will pile up until the retail price has been fulfilled.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:47 pm 
 

Condition listed as "new"?




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Post Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:50 am 
 

There is nothing wrong with the item description, which is accurate. This is amusing simply because I cannot quite recall ever seeing a DM guide is such poor condition!




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Post Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:33 pm 
 

Hey Gyg,



I saw your listing


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...I was just laughing at the word "hugely knackered".  It's not something I've heard before.



I guess we'd say the book's been "totally hosed" over here in the U.S.



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Post Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:41 pm 
 

misterspock wrote:...I was just laughing at the word "hugely knackered".  It's not something I've heard before.

think lucky did not get cougish typo there ;) ;)
@gyg that is rough!! sticky plastic good idea sometimes. +heavy duty staples ^^
anyone for most ugly-worn book in collection challenge??

  

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:13 pm 
 

Grug Greyskin wrote:Mystery item?  So we bid it up to $150 get a copy of Ptolus or maybe Rappan Athuk Reloaded?


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The e-mail I sent went like this...



I/O - So your "prize" is based on the bid value, and you determine what you're putting in there? Or is the "prize" a fixed set of items, plus the bonus item?



Douchebag's actual response - I haven't decided. Depends on the price. I sell a lot of D&D stuff as I work at a gaming store.



What an ass...

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:59 pm 
 

Seller mrplanet4 is getting rid of his 3.5 books because his friends are jerks:



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Post Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:10 pm 
 

sadly agree with them :? :?
I played 3.5 a total of eight times before 4.0 came out and now no one I know will play anything else. And they hadn't bothered to tell me when I was buying 3.5 books that 4.0 was coming out in a matter of months. Jerks.

The Player's Handbook is the most used and that only means that it has some wear in the corners. No exposed white cardboard but they are a little wrinkled. The other books were barely cracked open. I only ever played a cleric in 3.5 because my gaming buddies were  rolled nothing but squishy wizards with no healing abilities at all so it was either I play a cleric and tank AND heal or the party wiped in the first room even if the only thing there was an asthmatic goblin with a cooking fork. (Did I mention they were jerks?).


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