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Post Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:45 pm 
 

And the sad thing is, we've seen this thing go for what, twice that on rare occassions?  I've gotten about 3 copies over the past 2-3 years, all of which I paid no more than $15, and all were in mint condition.  But thats what people get when the aren't patient.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2004 7:36 pm 
 

Cernunnos wrote:And the sad thing is, we've seen this thing go for what, twice that on rare occassions?  I've gotten about 3 copies over the past 2-3 years, all of which I paid no more than $15, and all were in mint condition.  But thats what people get when the aren't patient.


Ive been watching this supermodule for almost a year now and waiting for a lower price but it just keeps going up.  There are still a ton of people that want that item.

Also this one was in great condition compared to a lot of the others that go for $40-$60.

Ive never seen any Queen of the spiders break $100 though (I wouldnt doubt it though if one would pop out that was in shrinkwrap).

Wanna sell one of your extras to me for $15?   :D


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2004 9:15 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MEWA:IT

We were going to bid when it was $5, but $70 8O

  

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2004 11:30 pm 
 

burntwire wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MEWA:IT

We were going to bid when it was $5, but $70 8O


Must be a big fan of Uni... the DM puzzle goes for less than $10 whenever I've seen it on eBay, including the one I sold a few months back.   :?

  


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 03, 2004 3:40 am 
 

Terminal_Frost wrote:Ive never seen any Queen of the spiders break $100 though (I wouldnt doubt it though if one would pop out that was in shrinkwrap).


Possible candidate: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... eName=WDVW


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 03, 2004 1:07 pm 
 

You know how foulfoot refers to the 'early smart' folks that started collecting back when you could get shrinked old items for .50 to a buck (as someone's sig says here).

Well.. I don't fall into that category since I started 'collecting' in the mid-90s when I started noticing that those 'bargain baskets' were disappearing.

With the recent rise in Ebay prices though, I'm wondering if I know qualify as 'early smart' too?  :)  When do I get to brag about being a visionary? :D


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 03, 2004 4:02 pm 
 

Wow, the coverless "The Jade Hare" is getting rather pricey lately!  I just don't understand it.  Maybe I'm missing something...

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 03, 2004 11:11 pm 
 

Jon,

I remember going into a dollar store (a chain of discount stores here in Michigan) and seeing  modules in bins for a dollar each. I already had them so I didn't buy any...that was around 1990 or so...

Also, TSR had a "discount" booth at gencon one year...late 80s maybe...it was tucked away in the back of the great hall. They had overstock modules and games for two to five dollars each. I bought the entire GAZ series for around 30 bucks and a copy of Dungeon for five. They had dozens of GAZ copies...think of what an investment of two hundred dollars could have netted in this market.

Its funny, I was collector back as far as 1983 or so, but not in any sense other than I wanted a copy of AD&D products for my a personal collection. I never really thought about value.

Now, me and my freinds did quite of bit of buying at the gencon auctions in the early days...mostly SPI games. I sold most of them years ago...prior to the emergence of ebay :(

So I do consider myself somewhat of a visionary...but not for the reason some would think. I had the right idea, but it wasn't about money...I missed that particular boat. The lost opportunities drive me nuts if I really think about it. I know some people on this forum might not believe this, but Orange B3 used to sell at auction for around $75. And I thought that was too high... 8O


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

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Post Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2004 1:29 am 
 

bbarsh wrote:
Also, TSR had a "discount" booth at gencon one year...late 80s maybe...it was tucked away in the back of the great hall. They had overstock modules and games for two to five dollars each. I bought the entire GAZ series for around 30 bucks and a copy of Dungeon for five. They had dozens of GAZ copies...think of what an investment of two hundred dollars could have netted in this market.


Later than that, because I wasn't going back then, and it wasn't my first year either.  Bout 94ish I'm thinking.  Also, I think it was there for 2-3 yrs.  I got some stuff, but no gazatteers.  Damn.  :(

  

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2004 10:40 pm 
 

Hmmm...

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2004 11:08 pm 
 

Maybe I need to go into the miniature reselling business... 8O


Mordrin,

No, it was earlier than that. I got married in 1993 and I am pretty sure it was before that. Did very little gaming since then and only go to gencon every couple years now...just to hang with the guys.

But you are correct in that they may not have done it every year...


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2004 3:19 am 
 

Ralf Toth wrote:
Terminal_Frost wrote:Ive never seen any Queen of the spiders break $100 though (I wouldnt doubt it though if one would pop out that was in shrinkwrap).


Possible candidate: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... eName=WDVW


... and already way beyond the $100 ...


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2004 8:53 am 
 

Ralf Toth wrote:
Ralf Toth wrote:

Possible candidate: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... eName=WDVW


... and already way beyond the $100 ...


Yep and the worst part is the more I have been calling around looking for stuff at regular stores, the more I am beginning to believe that the supermodules never came shrinkwraped...if the store felt the need to do it they did it so it wasnt a factory direct thing.

The maps didnt come loose, they were attached to the spine via perforated paper so in that scenario it wasnt necessary either.

Of course if the item is mint its still probably worth it I guess regardless.


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2004 2:23 pm 
 

There is a big ball of ice sitting at Satan's feet.
Cougarretard just listed a huge amount of D&D items at..............   .99 lb. each!
NVCJD, perhaps? Too much beef?


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2004 5:39 pm 
 

Free listing day on ebay UK.

I would guess hes testing the water.

On the other hand, given how much he buys, he must have an awful lot of rpg items now.

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2004 6:08 pm 
 

Terminal_Frost wrote:Yep and the worst part is the more I have been calling around looking for stuff at regular stores, the more I am beginning to believe that the supermodules never came shrinkwraped...if the store felt the need to do it they did it so it wasnt a factory direct thing.

The maps didnt come loose, they were attached to the spine via perforated paper so in that scenario it wasnt necessary either.

Of course if the item is mint its still probably worth it I guess regardless.


We are 100% sure that at least T1-4, S1-4, and B1-9 came from TSR shrinked. We have seen them straight from  TSR cases at a distributor's warehouse. The other supermodules probably came shrinkwrapped also, but we can't confirm this.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 10, 2004 12:11 pm 
 

So what's up with this EPT set:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MEWA:IT

I can't recall one selling this high for awhile, and its not even in EX- condition....


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2004 9:52 am 
 

Okay I know that this is not a D&D item, but I thought I'd post it anyways.

Gamma World 3rd Edition Box Set Mint:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 07817&rd=1

Final price:  $152.50.  It looks like a couple of guys got into a bidding war using the "HAD to have it" mentality.  (Sigh, been there myself)

Now for those unfamiliar with Gamma World, the game itself has always had a love it or hate it reaction associated with it.  This particular edition compounds that.  Some GW fans feel that this is the best edition, others feel like it is the worst due to the combersome rules and the Marvel Superheroes style action/combat matrix.  

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