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Post Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:03 pm 
 

(Those NM $148 & $143 copies are both now shown as VF. Part of the regrading process?).



bclarkie wrote:and no other 1st print MM has even come close to breaking $100.00.


Thanks for checking the records, Brian. The 1st MM is certainly one item that has been bubbling under for some time, regardless of how many copies were "stated" to have been printed.



I've paid $125 and have seen a copy offered (but not bought!) at $295.

On the Acaeum "estimated values" page, even a "Fine" copy is rated over $100.



I think the major reason for the premium on this auction was the (stated) condition which might fit in with recent trends on higher grade "rares".

(Not a trend I particularly favor since it feels like an increasingly "look, don't touch" outlook, even if that's not the full story).



bclarkie wrote:Aside: The bidder who actually won this auction won an auction a few months ago that also raised some eyebrows:



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5186939431



I am sure most of you remember this auction, because it had the seemingly hidden(or so me and deimos thought :oops: ) 1st print DMG in Near Mint condition. It also had a real nice condition 2nd print PHB.


Hmm... yet another overbid auction that Stephen still failed to win... :(

  

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 8:41 pm 
 

The one I picked up a couple of days ago cam close to the $100 mark. I don't think it is close to mint but looked to be in fairly good shape. There was something at the top and bottom of the bind and what looks like a ding on the bottom of the front cover. I may have overpaid but its the first 1st printing I have decided to see through no matter what the cost.



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Post Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 9:16 pm 
 

Following up further on this, I lied(although not intentionally). Sorry. :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:



The info I was going by earlier today was actually not including the most recent data that I had collected, however of the additional auctions that I did track, none come anywhere close to $285.00 either. although I did track some others that went over $100.00. There were 3 auctions that I did track for spring/early summer '05' that exceended $100.00, with auction totals of $109.46 VF, $135.03 NM, & $118.50 VF respectively. This of course explains why Fine lists for $100, however this just further proves that todays auction is out of the norm.


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 9:20 pm 
 

Marlith wrote:The one I picked up a couple of days ago cam close to the $100 mark. I don't think it is close to mint but looked to be in fairly good shape. There was something at the top and bottom of the bind and what looks like a ding on the bottom of the front cover. I may have overpaid but its the first 1st printing I have decided to see through no matter what the cost.



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1




    It looks like a carefully used copy.  There are dings along the base and small dings on the binding.



    Probably, this copy was used but not abused and then put away.  The cover itself seems to show some signs of rubbing against other books.


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 12:17 am 
 

Don't know if anyone's seen this one yet, but I offer:



2nd Edition Dungeon and Dragons Books | eBay



What a steal!!


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 12:42 am 
 

Tempting...

  

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 12:47 am 
 

I like the line ....



Certainly a colletors item




Quick I must sell all my old stuff and get the highly collectable and rare 2nd ed.  Now all I need is to get themsignedby LW  :twisted:

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 12:48 am 
 

slydeshadowdart wrote:Don't know if anyone's seen this one yet, but I offer:



2nd Edition Dungeon and Dragons Books | eBay



What a steal!!




    Well, at least the seller was nice enough to offer the low rate of $16 for shipping?   :?


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 5:36 am 
 

afoolandhis$ wrote:Ahhh, the oft overlooked vice/art of book-smelling... :lol: Does that go hand-in-hand with dice-fondling?


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 7:57 am 
 

slydeshadowdart wrote:Don't know if anyone's seen this one yet, but I offer:



2nd Edition Dungeon and Dragons Books | eBay



What a steal!!




My question...



"I've been looking for these amazingly rare books for years. If you start your auction at 99 cents and put a BIN of $14.99 you might get a bidder. Although these are clearly highly valuable to you, the world is only buying the books, not your nostalgic love affair with them."



Wonder if I'll get a response?



Interesting buying history. 8O  :lol:


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 8:05 am 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:
slydeshadowdart wrote:Don't know if anyone's seen this one yet, but I offer:



2nd Edition Dungeon and Dragons Books | eBay



What a steal!!




My question...



"I've been looking for these amazingly rare books for years. If you start your auction at 99 cents and put a BIN of $14.99 you might get a bidder. Although these are clearly highly valuable to you, the world is only buying the books, not your nostalgic love affair with them."



Wonder if I'll get a response?


Ahh, nothing like a little flame through email. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:  Somehow, I dont think she'll respond. :wink:



mbassoc2003 wrote:Interesting buying history. 8O :lol:




Large and kinky. 8O :P :lol:


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 8:10 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:...Somehow, I dont think she'll respond. :wink:...




Then again, I hope that I am not being too presumptious in assuming that it is a she. 8O


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 9:18 am 
 

harami2000 wrote:
bclarkie wrote:Aside: The bidder who actually won this auction won an auction a few months ago that also raised some eyebrows:



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5186939431



I am sure most of you remember this auction, because it had the seemingly hidden(or so me and deimos thought :oops: ) 1st print DMG in Near Mint condition. It also had a real nice condition 2nd print PHB.


Hmm... yet another overbid auction that Stephen still failed to win... :(




Like I said, rapidly becoming the story of my life.



Anyway, I think one of the factors that drove up the final sales price on this auction was the statement that the seller was the original owner, and that the book had never been used.  Certainly sounds like good provenance, and would make for a minty copy.  Let's just hope the buyer isn't disappointed to find a large scrawled 11-yr old's name inside the front cover.



By the way, the near-mint 1st print MM that I picked up for $10 was obtained at Bookman's in Tucson.  I also snagged a very nice Deities & Demigods with the Chaosium acknowledgment for $10, and a 1st PHB for the same price.  That seemed to be their max price for just about all of the AD&D stuff they had in stock.  Thank you Paul (BTB), for the tip!  They had a TON of stuff, including many, many Dragons under #100.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 12:08 pm 
 

This one gave me a chuckle



Dungeons and Dragons Basic Set | eBay



Considering a $.99 "best offer"..... :)

  


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 12:13 pm 
 

seeyouinescrow wrote:This one gave me a chuckle



Dungeons and Dragons Basic Set | eBay



Considering a $.99 "best offer"..... :)




Yeah, and I wonder where those "images on the left" came from?

  

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 1:25 pm 
 

seeyouinescrow wrote:This one gave me a chuckle



Dungeons and Dragons Basic Set | eBay



Considering a $.99 "best offer"..... :)




The question....



You seem to have put $75.00 instead of $7.50 into the Buy It Now price on eBay. If you correct the error, I'll consider it.



Wonder if he'll fix his auction? :lol:


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 5:26 pm 
 

seeyouinescrow wrote:This one gave me a chuckle



Dungeons and Dragons Basic Set | eBay



Considering a $.99 "best offer"..... :)




Shipping is $10, does ebay allow "Negative" best offers?

  


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 6:12 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:
slydeshadowdart wrote:Don't know if anyone's seen this one yet, but I offer:



2nd Edition Dungeon and Dragons Books | eBay



What a steal!!




My question...



"I've been looking for these amazingly rare books for years. If you start your auction at 99 cents and put a BIN of $14.99 you might get a bidder. Although these are clearly highly valuable to you, the world is only buying the books, not your nostalgic love affair with them."



Wonder if I'll get a response?



Interesting buying history. 8O :lol:




Ian, looks like your question did a little bid of damage to her confidence, as she has reduced her price considerably. It is still far from reasonable, but it is much better than it was. :lol:


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 9:05 pm 
 

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slydeshadowdart wrote:Don't know if anyone's seen this one yet, but I offer:



Second Edition Dungeons and Dragons Books NR Used | eBay



What a steal!!




  Well, at least the seller was nice enough to offer the low rate of $16 for shipping?  :?




The photography on that one is interesting also.  The 3 GIANT books and the 2 tiny books.  =)

  


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 9:39 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:
mbassoc2003 wrote:


My question...



"I've been looking for these amazingly rare books for years. If you start your auction at 99 cents and put a BIN of $14.99 you might get a bidder. Although these are clearly highly valuable to you, the world is only buying the books, not your nostalgic love affair with them."



Wonder if I'll get a response?



Interesting buying history. 8O :lol:




Ian, looks like your question did a little bid of damage to her confidence, as she has reduced her price considerably. It is still far from reasonable, but it is much better than it was. :lol:




Damn, it looks like she changed the auction again. Now she added 2 more books and bumped the auction price back up. What a feckin moron. :roll:


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