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Post Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 9:48 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:Speaking of "fake wood coloured boxes", here's one right here:


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1st printing, appears to be in decent shape, although no ref sheets.




Seller also mentions that he is going to be auctioning off his 2nd edition Chainmail and 1st print Greyhawk.


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Post Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 4:22 pm 
 

Seller confirmed that it's a first printing, and is double-checking the other books he has for sale, too.


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Post Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 4:30 pm 
 

I emailed the seller asking about the reserve price and the response was;
Not just yet... I'd like to see how the auction goes for a few days first.


With the bid at $787.33, he must have a rather high reserve.


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Post Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 4:46 pm 
 

Mercenary_Roadie wrote:With the bid at $787.33, he must have a rather high reserve.


With good condition first prints selling for $4000, there is probably no point of  having a low reserve price.

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Post Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 5:00 pm 
 

Has the T1st GH gone overlooked in all the excitement?  Not perfect, but certainly worth a bid at the current price, I would think:



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... &rd=1&rd=1



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Post Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 5:36 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:Has the T1st GH gone overlooked in all the excitement?  Not perfect, but certainly worth a bid at the current price, I would think:


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:D




I suspect lots of last minutes snipes for that one....



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Post Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:00 pm 
 

7 Strategic Reviews




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Post Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 8:35 pm 
 

- With good condition first prints selling for $4000, there is probably no point of  having a low reserve price.[/quote]
very fine or near mint never good for $4000. good has been much less but seen worse first prints than honest image from seller
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Post Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:06 am 
 

Well, the reserve's not $1000 ;)


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:04 pm 
 

grodog wrote:Seller confirmed that it's a first printing, and is double-checking the other books he has for sale, too.


So this would be the Jan 1974 printing?


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:52 pm 
 

- So this would be the Jan 1974 printing?[/quote]
some time in 1974 yes. books need more bending :) :)

  


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:54 am 
 

$10,000 worth of RPG books starting bid 99c



http://cgi.ebay.com/HUGE-LOT-475-Rolepl ... dZViewItem



33 D&D books US$69.99 BIN




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38,000 MTG cards US$399 BIN




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Who knows what else this Seller has. They are apparently selling the stock of a bankrupt comic book store called The Dungeon.



If I lived in the US, I could buy some of these and start my very own store!

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 7:43 am 
 

same here, if i lived there, i would have bought them.

damn :)

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:12 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:same here, if i lived there, i would have bought them.

damn :)

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Do you mean the $10K lot? Want to share the shipping and run a joint bid? Maybe ask if any other Brits are interested?

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:13 am 
 

21st Century Games' miniature World of Greyhawk boxed set:



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Post Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:31 am 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:$10,000 worth of RPG books starting bid 99c


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If I lived in the US, I could buy some of these and start my very own store!


Well, you could...but then there'd just be one more failing RPG store in the universe.  



Don't be fooled by the fancy numbers.  That's $10,000 retail of sorta-new random d20-ish books.  At $30-40 a pop, that's only about 250 books, many of which will sit on your shelves and gather dust for many years all the while depreciating in value.  



Every now and then, a kid might pop by and buy one, but you're better off putting that $10k into something that will make money.  (Even the evil neverending plastic minis from hell are a better investment.)

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:37 am 
 

I do not know much about the newer RPG books. I guess it would depend what one can buy the lot for. There are 475 books. If one got the entire lot + shipping for around $500 - it would only be $1 a book. You could sell them off slowly on Ebay. Even at $5 a piece, which shouldn't be too hard, you'd make a reasonable profit.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:50 am 
 

megnelwil wrote:
Do you mean the $10K lot? Want to share the shipping and run a joint bid? Maybe ask if any other Brits are interested?


Just so long as they don't get stored at Al's place... :wink:


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:59 am 
 

If you could get the whole lot for a silly price you could sell it on, maybe quickly enough to avoid shipping costs altogether. I wouldn't want to hang onto a big box like that unless it was stuffed with goodies. Anyway, the shipping probably comes to half a million dollars if current eBay charges are anything to go by.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:59 am 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:I do not know much about the newer RPG books. I guess it would depend what one can buy the lot for. There are 475 books. If one got the entire lot + shipping for around $500 - it would only be $1 a book. You could sell them off slowly on Ebay. Even at $5 a piece, which shouldn't be too hard, you'd make a reasonable profit.

Getting $5 for some of those books is a stretch.  d20 products are the RPG version of the black-and-white comics explosion; some are gems, and some are paste.

The photos show some Fast Forward Games products, and those are slooow sellers.  I paid $0.99 apiece for the past three that I have bought through eBay sellers.  The retail on those were probably $20 - $30 apiece.

A list of the publishers and their approximate mix would help determine the actual value of that lot.

  
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