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Post Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2004 6:04 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:More White Dwarves just completed.
Much better than the above copy of #1, but even more serious prices and competition.  Still just a "little bit" crazy, IMHO.
(Looks like WD has almost got The Dragon beat on price, just now ;))

(Gradings are my guesses, only)

#9 (VG+?): $44 - Michael, are you sure you read the condition?


No , it is true that I rushed those last night ... however in my defence I never expected them to have that much interest.  When the bids were set the prices were far more reasonable eg around GBP$5.  At least I didn't go for #1 at GBP$91.

I see you were spending big last night as well...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 00415&rd=1

The heavy use and occassional coffee stain on that one worried me a little.

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2004 6:19 pm 
 

improvstone wrote:No , it is true that I rushed those last night ... however in my defence I never expected them to have that much interest.  When the bids were set the prices were far more reasonable eg around GBP$5.  At least I didn't go for #1 at GBP$91.

Possibly a better copy than my better one. But still very heavy money, IMHO.

Hey, we've both been stung a bit recently, no?

improvstone wrote:I see you were spending big last night as well...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 00415&rd=1

The heavy use and occassional coffee stain on that one worried me a little.

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*nods*. Me, too... but I was looking for a set for my brother after the browsing and later oblique references I got when he was here, last.
Had originally set £125ish limit, but upped that by £20 when I got a near-perfect mesh with other recent "bulk purchases" from #37 upwards, and this morning by another £30 when I found out I'd been burnt badly by another auction. Came in right on the limit, and was probably somewhat OTT, IMHO. [ed: two other last-minute snipes within £20-odd helps, though]

(However, after seeing the latest prices, perhaps not too bad compared with purchase on an issue-by-issue basis; even with the stated condition disclaimers! Will see...).

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Hey; and no comment from yourself on:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5916531510 , then? (aside from "Arrgh!" -- and likewise here).

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2004 6:28 pm 
 

OK, Michael,
These WDs should cheer us both up, anyhow... Auctions are still live and already the prices are kinda crazy.

#9 (VG at best): $32, 2 bids and 5 days 22 hours to go!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5918485408

#10 (VG-, possibly toned paper, too): $34, 2 bids and likewise 5 days 22 hours to go!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5918485922

#115!!: $24, 2 bids and 4 days 21 hours to go
"WHITE DWARF 115 - RARE TALISMAN CARDS BY GAMES WORKSHOP"
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5918252621
(This one I gotta watch)

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And the silliest price of all, IMHO...

Almost $11 for 103 issues of WD. Sheesh, that's at least $10 too much. *lol*.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 6919682569

  


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2004 6:30 pm 
 

Ralf Toth wrote:C'mon they can't be serious. It can't be THAT rare, not even closely. A true candidate for the silliest auction price of the year.

PS: We should name a few nominees and run a poll for the silliest auction price.

Now that sounds like an amusing idea.
(Although unfortunately I'm on the "nominations list" at least once, I suspect).

Any booby prizes for the "lucky" winners?

  

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2004 6:34 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:Hey; and no comment from yourself on:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5916531510 , then? (aside from "Arrgh!" -- and likewise here).

d. :)


OK, So you want the Arrggh! you can't handle the ARRGH! :-)

Seriously, I had only recently looked at WD to see what they are like.  Having never read the mags before I thought it might be nice to have a read.  Not really sure I want to collect them.

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2004 6:40 pm 
 

improvstone wrote:OK, So you want the Arrggh! you can't handle the ARRGH! :-)

Try me! Having to develop extremely hard skin, here; which goes somewhat against the nature :)

Goodness knows how that auction went through to a successful completion at that price! Very fine copies, too.

improvstone wrote:Seriously, I had only recently looked at WD to see what they are like.  Having never read the mags before I thought it might be nice to have a read.  Not really sure I want to collect them.

M.

Glad you've got plenty of money to hit that hard, on speculation!

Seriously, though, they're mostly very good reads almost through to the end (well, pick a number between 90 and 101, inclusive, for that).
Having these minty-mint can thus be problematic for regular use, hence the two sets I've got here (which were, anyhow, picked up whilst plugging in the gaps >15 years ago).

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2004 9:12 pm 
 

What do you all think?

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

and

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

The real kicker is that one can usually get the entire Silver Anniversary set (including this module) for around $60, give or take.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2004 4:23 am 
 

It's each seller's dream. bradley18 probably thought "I want it at whatever cost." and neilflora201 couldn't believe he was outbid. Look how he raised his bid every 30 seconds or so. That's why a bidder should always snipe. Imagine, neilflora201 enters $50 bid amount with a fat grin on his face and thinks, "Now this one is mine!" only to find out that bradley18 had entered a higher bid.  8O Now neilflora201 becomes emotional and enters $55 - still not the high bidder. He becomes angry and raises his bids until he's at $80. I think, if he had won it at $80, he would not have been happy about the purchase once he realized that he threw his money out of the window.

Auctions like this are the reason, why Silver Anniversary Boxes are sold seperately by many resellers. You can make so much more money that way.


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2004 4:58 am 
 

Hmmm,
 I know a game store in town that has a beat up Silver Anniversary boxed set for sale (still in shrinkwrap).  

It looks like its been dragged across a dusty floor about a dozen times.

$50.00 - I could probably talk him down a bit.  I still can't bring myself to personally break up and individually resell a complete set, but it couldn't hurt to take the shrink off and display Deep Dwarven Delve prominently.

Next time I get around that way. . .


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Post Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2004 9:01 am 
 

beyondthebreach wrote:Hmmm,
 I know a game store in town that has a beat up Silver Anniversary boxed set for sale (still in shrinkwrap).  

It looks like its been dragged across a dusty floor about a dozen times.

$50.00 - I could probably talk him down a bit.  I still can't bring myself to personally break up and individually resell a complete set, but it couldn't hurt to take the shrink off and display Deep Dwarven Delve prominently.

Next time I get around that way. . .


I usually have seen the L3 sell for around $35 consistantly, that last auction was definately an abberration so I recommend being really chinsy on the price of that boxed set (especially since the rest of the contents dont really sell for much at all-if they sell).


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 3:08 am 
 

The buyer is a die-hard Dark Sun miniature collector, but still ... $66  8O  8O !!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5918565899

This miniature used to go for less the $10. Don't know about the 0-feedback bidder. If you have spare Dark Sun minis, now is the time to sell them!


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Post Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2004 3:10 am 
 

This is by far the most hilarious Buy-It-Now price I have ever seen:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 87450&rd=1


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Post Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2004 11:43 am 
 

He's from Texas. That explains it.


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Post Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2004 9:31 pm 
 

With Ralf on patrol no honest mistake can go unnoticed :-)

Buy the way the BIN is now at $15 ....

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2004 10:45 pm 
 

that is because I e-mailed him and pointed out his obvious mistake. He's actually pretty nice.


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

Hi.
Last week, I put up for sale a brand new shrink-wrapped Planescape: Torment for sale on E-Bay... The auction ends tomorrow, and it is already up to 51$.... This software is available on Amazon for 20$

People are nuts!

  

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2004 1:18 am 
 

Then be smart, and offer the same software to the second-highest bidder. After you get another copy, of course.


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Post Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2004 5:25 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5919568658

And it didn't even have the original packing???


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