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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?



http://cgi.ebay.com/Dungeons-and-Dragon ... 240%3A1318

  

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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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Post Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:55 am 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/In-the-Dungeons-of- ... dZViewItem



Price is right!


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:38 am 
 

gyg wrote:
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Price is right!




Second Hand book sellers can be real dopes when it comes to listing old D&D stuff. I have a few times seen such dumb prices and listings. I note he/she says:



We are currently in the process of listing our entire, previously unlisted, Military/War collection. Check back often or browse our eBay Store.



With prices like that I can't wait. I am sure they will sell like hot cakes!

  

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:55 pm 
 

"Unleashed Arcadia"


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Quick, someone call the dog catcher! Here 'Arcadia'...good dog... :lol:

  

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:05 pm 
 

Ok, so it's not the actual description that's laughable, but

the linked Youtube video is a very shaky. Someone needs a tripod real bad.




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I was feeling REALLY queezy after watching it. I almost threw up all over the Dragon Mag's... :shaking:

  

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:02 pm 
 

Not a bad description but a good gaming story:



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Post Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:54 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:Not a bad description but a good gaming story:

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Panicky nerd sweat :lol:  :lol:


You can never have too much of something you didn't need in the first place.

  
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