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Post Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:26 pm 
 

A case of not bothering to read beyond the first page...



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Not that it's worth anything in that condition, but still...


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:33 pm 
 

jamesmishler wrote:A case of not bothering to read beyond the first page...



Vintage Magazine Ads | eBay



Not that it's worth anything in that condition, but still...


*chuckles*

I hardly made it to their item description having been waylaid by "DECEPTICON-ZERO" on the previous line.



Is probably hoping a bit much that the "Awful Green Things From Outer Space" pages will be complete? ;)

  

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 2:29 am 
 

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holy crap! thats certainly a record for that book. i have NEVER seen one sell for even half of that. i wonder if i should msg him and tell him i have multiple copies and he could have bought one from my website for like a 10th of the price :D :D



  

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 2:30 am 
 

the crazy thing is though, is that someone else was bidding that high on the book of ruins too! what is the world coming to!  :?



and how come i never get things like that happening to me :)



  

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 3:45 pm 
 

you have SERIOUSLY gotta be shitting me that someone would pay this much man!!!



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... BUAA:UK:11



sure it would be a cool item to have, but $810??!!! no way!



that was more than pharaoh/labyrinthe/PotVQ and a number of other cool items.



what do you think?



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Post Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 4:05 pm 
 

Thanks Al.



Get me typing emails to you, so you can beat me to commenting on that holey (SW) Rahasia.



Absolutely, totally 100% crazy price, IMHO.

(Heh. And since when was Labyrinthe worth that, either?)



Giorgio: what's up? :P





The cheapest auction out of those Rs & RPGAs was that "first copy off the printer sent to TSR" R1 (at $212.50; NM/SW).

I similarly have no idea why that should be the case! Oh well... :)

  

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 4:12 pm 
 

for $810 i would want all FOUR RPGA for that :)



insaaaaaaane :)



and it was something to talk about mailing you, instead of watching this feckin stupid film on TV that mand and jess are watching  :?



  


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 4:13 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:Thanks Al.



Get me typing emails to you, so you can beat me to commenting on that holey (SW) Rahasia.



Absolutely, totally 100% crazy price, IMHO.

(Heh. And since when was Labyrinthe worth that, either?)



Giorgio: what's up? :P





The cheapest auction out of those Rs & RPGAs was that "first copy off the printer sent to TSR" R1 (at $212.50; NM/SW).

I similarly have no idea why that should be the case! Oh well... :)




I saw you go in there a couple times there David, trying to fill that hole huh?  :P    It really surprised the hell out of me to see you go in that high on the lot of Rs & RPGAs last night as well.  :)


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 4:17 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:for $810 i would want all FOUR RPGA for that :)



insaaaaaaane :)


*chuckles*. OK, whoever it was that won has prolly got the hint by now! :D



killjoy32 wrote:and it was something to talk about mailing you, instead of watching this feckin stupid film on TV that mand and jess are watching :?


TV. What's that? :o



(Hey. I just thought that was just you permanently stationed here and on eBay, as usual... ;))

  

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 4:20 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:
(Hey. I just thought that was just you permanently stationed here and on eBay, as usual... ;))




hmmm you know...youre right



mand said something about that last night....along the lines of "what the hell do you all find to talk about on that bloody site?!"



i just then started off  about R mods and RPGA mods and she quickly got the hint and went and did something else :D



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Post Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 4:26 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:I saw you go in there a couple times there David, trying to fill that hole huh? :P


Gaping hole, you mean?

I still can't get my mind around them being worth much more than $100-125 each. Might be a long haul at that rate ;)



bclarkie wrote:It really surprised the hell out of me to see you go in that high on the lot of Rs & RPGAs last night as well. :)


About $300-400 over I reckoned. Not sure whether <Blackmoor> would agree. (*asks*)

My "justification" (such as it was) was a combination of saving on multiple insured packages and being darned unwilling to lose to creep for less than that high bid.



My SW R3 bid tonight was similarly pretty crazy (I thought), but that was largely the "first copy off the printer sent to TSR" factor, in addition to combined postage.

Not at all fussed to have lost at that final price.



Gee. So much for <empoweredguy> :P

  


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 4:37 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:

Gee. So much for <empoweredguy> :P




Yeah, I think he was a bit overmatched there. Maybe if he would have saved some cash up instrading of winning the 2 shrinked Q1s for over $320.00 total, he might have some extra juice to go with. :lol:



Seriously though, it looks like all items went to known collectors(except for that guy who won the RPGAs 1&3) and no resellers <creep> to put in there store for over $1000.00 :roll:



FWIW, that guy who won the RPGA1 did Giorgio a H-U-G-E favor, by toppinbg his $800.00 bid. Seriously, and this is coming from a hardcore shrinkwrap collector here, is some clear plastic really worth $560.00? The reason I say this is this:



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



I just bought that this week from Badmike. It is absolutely 100% perfect, I mean perfect. :o My BIN $250.00, which is a very fair price.   $810???? No comment. :?


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Gee. So much for <empoweredguy> :P




Yeah, I think he was a bit overmatched there. Maybe if he would have saved some cash up instrading of winning the 2 shrinked Q1s for over $320.00 total, he might have some extra juice to go with. :lol:


Erm, that second one went for $140, then?

I wasn't watching that roadcrash...



bclarkie wrote:Seriously though, it looks like all items went to known collectors(except for that guy who won the RPGAs 1&3) and no resellers <creep> to put in there store for over $1000.00 :roll:


Yes, not a bad result from that p.o.v. even if I'm kinda despairing at the (high) prices, in general.



Don't think you'd've resold that R1, would you? ;)



bclarkie wrote:FWIW, that guy who won the RPGA1 did Giorgio a H-U-G-E favor, by toppinbg his $800.00 bid. Seriously, and this is coming from a hardcore shrinkwrap collector here, is some clear plastic really worth $560.00?


You know my answer, Brian. :roll:



bclarkie wrote:I just bought that this week from Badmike. It is absolutely 100% perfect, I mean perfect. :o My BIN $250.00, which is a very fair price.  $810???? No comment. :?


I thought I'd seen that one hanging around Mike's shop for some time, since I remember thinking "even" $250 was a bit high... Well, for me anyhow! Image

  

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bclarkie wrote:
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Gee. So much for <empoweredguy> :P




Yeah, I think he was a bit overmatched there. Maybe if he would have saved some cash up instrading of winning the 2 shrinked Q1s for over $320.00 total, he might have some extra juice to go with. :lol:



Seriously though, it looks like all items went to known collectors(except for that guy who won the RPGAs 1&3) and no resellers <creep> to put in there store for over $1000.00 :roll:



FWIW, that guy who won the RPGA1 did Giorgio a H-U-G-E favor, by toppinbg his $800.00 bid. Seriously, and this is coming from a hardcore shrinkwrap collector here, is some clear plastic really worth $560.00? The reason I say this is this:



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



I just bought that this week from Badmike. It is absolutely 100% perfect, I mean perfect. :o My BIN $250.00, which is a very fair price.  $810???? No comment. :?




Brian, and I REALLY thought that price was stretching it.  Now it looks like you got a deal :D  I'm starting to think my judgement of the marketplace is faulty with some of the recent prices.  I can't trust my BIN's anymore, not that I'll stop using them, but damn you have to think at some point you are losing some money for yourself with "reasonable" prices. I'm beginning to believe no matter what my personal preferences (and prejudices) are, a $300-$500 markup for SW is considered by many to be a legitimate price to pay.  

    Not that I care because having everything with a BIN is a decision I'm made and will stick to. But no matter what I put for my BIN's in my store (within reason), it eventually sells.  I thought my Dragon #1 at $250 was a lot, then I sold that one, and the next month they are selling for $300 on Ebay.  

   BTW, wasn't that RPGA1 just beautiful? I really hated to see it go, and thought about trading up with my personal copy, but in the end as long as I have a copy, got to let the nice stuff go...sigh...at least it's in good hands.



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Post Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 5:34 pm 
 

yeah i agree - the $250 for mikes was pretty good at the present rate!



if BC says it was good, then it really was - if i had seen that for long enough, i would have prb got that too :)



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Post Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 5:38 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:Giorgio: what's up? :P





Hallo!

I was at a party so I could connect to internet only at about 8.30 pm ...

I really wanted (and want) the two RPGA so my crazyness has driven me ... to a certain point.  :oops:

slowly I realize what I was doing and, let me say sincerely, THANKS GOD somenone else had a bid higher than mine ...  :)  :) (I can smile, now!!!)



I'm interested in rahasia and I would like to have it in my collection. but that price is simply mad, not only silly.

I was wrong in bidding but, this time, i'm not going to pay for my mistake.

Tonight I can sleep well.



congrats to the seller.

Have a good night

Giorgio



PS: for BClarkie: H-U-G-E is not enough!!!!!! You're perfectly right!!! I was cooking when I connected to ebay and my sense had to be ... obnubilated, erased or what you prefer. I repeat: congratulations to the seller (I won black opal eye!!) and thank you to the buyer

  


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 5:53 pm 
 

"Congrats and thanks for saving my butt"! :lol:

I only hope the "winner" feels the same, now... Image



(That was $10 over what I paid for a NM Daystar copy: no missing page, no pen annotations, no general wear & tear).



Somehow you manage to escape from the worst excesses of your own bidding, Giorgio: like you did with the 2nd print Chainmail you bought as an "extra" to that white box.

Congrats on managing to escape so "lightly" (and on that "Black Opal Eye")!



Any reason why you didn't just buy the complete set of Rs & RPGAs and sell the rest? ;)



Cheers & Have a good night, yourself :)

  


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 5:55 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:
 BTW, wasn't that RPGA1 just beautiful? I really hated to see it go, and thought about trading up with my personal copy, but in the end as long as I have a copy, got to let the nice stuff go...sigh...at least it's in good hands.



Mike B.




Yes, seriously it is absolutely perfect. It is just as nice as the RPGA3 I picked up a couple months ago that I dont think was ever touched until the seller found it and put it up for sale.  FWIW, I think that $250.00 was  right around where it should have been, and if it would have been too much higher I probably would not have bought it.  It did help that I was able to take advantage of the full $25 Paypal discount though too. :)  



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PS: for BClarkie: H-U-G-E is not enough!!!!!! You're perfectly right!!! I was cooking when I connected to ebay and my sense had to be ... obnubilated, erased or what you prefer. I repeat: congratulations to the seller (I won black opal eye!!) and thank you to the buyer




I thought that there was some sort of law against drinking and bidding on EBay. :P  :lol:   Seriously though, good for Dave and dont worry Giorgio, you will get one soon enough and you will even happier that you missed out on this one.


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 5:57 pm 
 

A case of not bothering to read beyond the first page...





No.  It's called fishing.  I got my last GT that way.  Besides, what's $5.00?

  


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 6:06 pm 
 

tfm wrote:
A case of not bothering to read beyond the first page...





No. It's called fishing. I got my last GT that way. Besides, what's $5.00?




Truthfully, I dont think $5 is a big deal. My question is, isnt that just a coverless Dragon magazine? I have never heard of Dragon Rumbles, is there really such a thing or am I just being stupid? :?


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