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Post Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 5:46 pm 
 

I wonder if the reseller gig is their only means of income. It is possible that they do something else that allows them to work from home or something. It is also possible that they have a significant other that is providing some level of fallback income. If anyone reading this is making a living with reselling on the web as your sole means of income I would like to know.


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 1:45 am 
 

Marlith wrote:I wonder if the reseller gig is their only means of income. It is possible that they do something else that allows them to work from home or something. It is also possible that they have a significant other that is providing some level of fallback income. If anyone reading this is making a living with reselling on the web as your sole means of income I would like to know.


Well, I have been reselling for awhile now, but it is not my sole means of income. . . I certainly have been making greater profits the more auctions and effort I put forth, but I do have a full-time job.  Only that isn't enough money. . . especially with the wife staying at home to take care of our daughter and only working (very) part time.  

So, at this point, I make about $700-800 a month profit - just enough to pay the house mortgage.  That's not too bad, especially considering that I only sell about 100-150 items per month.  I figure that it is a part time job that I can do from home. . . heck, my daughter loves playing with Flat Rate envelopes, pieces of cardboard, bubble wrap and that damn tape  :D

If I quit my job and devoted all my time to reselling?  I guess I could triple my profits if I could manage to win enough lots on eBay - that would be more than I make at my regular job. . .

But, I also have put in a lot of hard work - I am sure my auctions sell for more than the average based on reputation, pictures, grading and descriptions.  It should also be noted that D&D is not enough. . . not by a long shot.  The market is too saturated and  lots/collections go for a higher price.  I branch out to all RPGs - the absolute best money is made with BattleTech.  I also do pretty good with White Wolf and Warhammer (when I can get it).  Still, even Rifts & GURPS can be profitable - I just go by the $5.00 rule.  The $5.00 rule is I can sell almost anything in Very Good or better condition for at least $5 - so, total up the items and divide it out. . . at $5.00 each will I make at least 50% profit? (figure at least a few will sell for more).

Plus, I have been bored with every job I have ever had. . . at least this one is fun.  8)


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 2:55 am 
 

thats why i re-sell some stuff in my spare time - it is fun and the topical content is something dear to your heart which always makes it worthwhile. i would admit, if it was anything else in my spare time, i wouldnt be bothered at all.



  

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 3:37 am 
 

Anyone want one of these? I don't think I've got one.

cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewIte ... 9&rd=1

The legendary ultra rare Dungeons & Dragons Big Box. I thought they were just a myth.  :D

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 4:50 am 
 

there was a big box? wasnt it big enough already? didnt even know there was one, although i have 2 diff basic boxes, but theyre just normal A4 size.....maybe they are referring to one of them?

would have been handy to see a pic of it tho....not that i wanted it mind, just to see :)



  


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 8:52 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:there was a big box? wasnt it big enough already? didnt even know there was one, although i have 2 diff basic boxes, but theyre just normal A4 size.....maybe they are referring to one of them?

would have been handy to see a pic of it tho....not that i wanted it mind, just to see :)

Hmm, I guess this is where I become an old school snob.  If it isn't 13th printing (the final Red Box printing) or earlier, throw it out*.  :)

I believe the "Big Box" was either:

    an attempt to revitalize D&D for a younger generation
    a cash grab directed at completists
    an attempt to "dumb down" D&D for a video-game obsessed demographic
    all of the above
* The Rules Cyclopedia is exempt, as it's actually useful.

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 9:32 am 
 

deimos3428 wrote: Hmm, I guess this is where I become an old school snob.  If it isn't 13th printing (the final Red Box printing) or earlier, throw it out*.  :)

I believe the "Big Box" was either:

    an attempt to revitalize D&D for a younger generation
    a cash grab directed at completists
    an attempt to "dumb down" D&D for a video-game obsessed demographic
    all of the above
* The Rules Cyclopedia is exempt, as it's actually useful.


well there is always one isn't there :D
i must admit i started playing AD&D 1st right away and kinda skipped straight passed basic, expert etc... i got given the basics by a friend many moons ago, but didnt really do anything with them....kinda no point really other than to take up worthless shelf-space imo :)



  


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 2:38 pm 
 

Get this: "BEST DAMN MODULE EVER! WELL WORTH THE 200 DOLLARS!"

Now, what module might that be? Let's have a look ...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 4522307180

8O

Notice he uses that old cover shot that never made it into production. It is incredible how people try to rip us off ... and a $200 BIN for such a common (and mediocre at best) module is nothing else. Funny, he even made sure to use the book several times, because it's so great ...

Duuudes ... :roll:


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 2:41 pm 
 

Ralf Toth wrote:Get this: "BEST DAMN MODULE EVER! WELL WORTH THE 200 DOLLARS!"

Now, what module might that be? Let's have a look ...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 4522307180

8O

Notice he uses that old cover shot that never made it into production. It is incredible how people try to rip us off ... and a $200 BIN for such a common (and mediocre at best) module is nothing else. Funny, he even made sure to use the book several times, because it's so great ...

Duuudes ... :roll:


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 3:28 pm 
 

i know temple of elemental evil generally sells well n stuff, but its hardly rare tho surely! see loads of em about!



  


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 5:38 pm 
 

Ralf Toth wrote:Get this: "BEST DAMN MODULE EVER! WELL WORTH THE 200 DOLLARS!"

Now, what module might that be? Let's have a look ...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 4522307180

8O

Notice he uses that old cover shot that never made it into production. It is incredible how people try to rip us off ... and a $200 BIN for such a common (and mediocre at best) module is nothing else. Funny, he even made sure to use the book several times, because it's so great ...

Duuudes ... :roll:


Just wondering, if its such a great module and well worth the $200.00, why is he so kind to let someone just rip him off at such a great price?! He must just REALLY be a nice guy...lol. :roll:

  


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 5:45 pm 
 

For $10 including shipping for a mod that I can't find here, I'll go for it. No more $200 for him.


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 5:04 am 
 

now THIS is what i call optimism :)

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 44391&rd=1

good luck to him i say :D



  

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:15 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 77410&rd=1

wow! now THAT is what i call optimism!!!



  


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:23 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 77410&rd=1

wow! now THAT is what i call optimism!!!


At least its looks like its in its original shrinkwrap.  After watching the non-1st print Q1(it looked like somebody played dodgeball with it) sell for $71.00 a couple of weeks ago, anything is possible.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:48 pm 
 

Ummm....  8O  Somebody please 'splain how.
cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&a ... 5&rd=1

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 10:45 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:Ummm....  8O  Somebody please 'splain how.
cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&a ... 5&rd=1



Must be a new collector!!


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 7:52 am 
 

the game emporium used to pop those suckers at a minimum of $150 and a few times sold them at $200 with buy it nows.

I think this one had really nice looking books and partial shrink so it wasnt a slop fest like most of the rest that get auctioned and sell for $60.00

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deimos3428 wrote:Ummm....  8O  Somebody please 'splain how.
cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&a ... 5&rd=1



Must be a new collector!!


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