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Post Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 11:32 pm 
 

guerret wrote:I am especially happy of getting H4. Now I have a full H set, all mint in shrinkwrap

Nice! That's a tough series to complete.

And you managed to smuggle them across your borders past Cougar's spies, too ... doubly-impressive! :)

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 3:22 am 
 

Why was customs holding up game modules?

Were they running through the modules before they sent them off?

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 4:48 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:Why was customs holding up game modules?

Were they running through the modules before they sent them off?

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Because they saw a high price on the label, and wanted to see a receipt to verify it was not illegal material. But Italians can be slooooow (especially public workers), so they requested me the receipt after 17 days it was in the customs and after I had already set up a claim.

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:38 am 
 

Italian customs took 17 days to figure out that two modules were not illegal material?   8O

Good God!  

The Italian parliament must still be debating the Fall of Rome.  :lol:

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 12:20 pm 
 

Had these for a while but got some autographs at LGGC, so the writing is in the 'new finds' category.

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Chainmail 1 (1971) & Chainmail 2 (1972)

Tactical Studies & Rules:
The first product, C&R (Tactical Studies & Rules, 1973)
Right after D&D, Mars (1974)
Boot Hill 1st (1975) and BH 2nd (1977)
(they were TSR Rules by '75 but didn't change the company name in the BH 2e '77 printing... odd.)
Greyhawk, 2nd print (1975) 'cause my 1st is pretty beat up ;>

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Panzer Warfare (1st 'TSR Rules' product iirc, 1975)
Swords & Spells 1st (1976) and S&S 2nd (1977)

  

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 12:21 pm 
 

ExTSR wrote:Had these for a while but got some autographs at LGGC, so the writing is in the 'new finds' category.

Guidon:
Chainmail 1 (1971) & Chainmail 2 (1972)

Tactical Studies & Rules:
The first product, C&R (Tactical Studies & Rules, 1973)
Right after D&D, Mars (1974)
Boot Hill 1st (1975) and BH 2nd (1977)
(they were TSR Rules by '75 but didn't change the company name in the BH 2e '77 printing... odd.)
Greyhawk, 2nd print 'cause my 1st is pretty beat up ;>

TSR Rules
Panzer Warfare (1st 'TSR Rules' product iirc, 1975)
Swords & Spells 1st (1976) and S&S 2nd (1977)


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 12:51 pm 
 

yeah pretty cool them frank, nice one!

imo its always a nice touch and i think it makes the book mean more to you personally, then just "any old book"

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 8:07 am 
 

Well this just arrived - and is great.

The books are mint, all the ref. sheets are there, plus the correction sheet, and a Strategic Review #2 thrown in!  The box has what looks like some soot staining - although there is no smell.  I wonder if it might respond to some... cleaning  :D


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8819025382


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 8:12 am 
 

red_bus wrote:Well this just arrived - and is great.

The books are mint, all the ref. sheets are there, plus the correction sheet, and a Strategic Review #2 thrown in!  The box has what looks like some soot staining - although there is no smell.  I wonder if it might respond to some... cleaning  :D


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8819025382


Grats Red. Was following that for a bit and was surprised it never got posted here ( at least I never saw it in the "interesting" thread ) , when I found it foul was high bidder so I wasn't going to post it :)

Went alot cheaper than I thought it would so good deal :)

  


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 9:55 am 
 

red_bus wrote:Well this just arrived - and is great.

The books are mint, all the ref. sheets are there, plus the correction sheet, and a Strategic Review #2 thrown in!  The box has what looks like some soot staining - although there is no smell.  I wonder if it might respond to some... cleaning  :D


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8819025382


Great one there, Steven.  I'm sorry I missed it.  Was probably moaning in my tent at the time...


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 10:20 am 
 

bombadil wrote:
red_bus wrote:Well this just arrived - and is great.

The books are mint, all the ref. sheets are there, plus the correction sheet, and a Strategic Review #2 thrown in!  The box has what looks like some soot staining - although there is no smell.  I wonder if it might respond to some... cleaning  :D


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8819025382


Great one there, Steven.  I'm sorry I missed it.  Was probably moaning in my tent at the time...


yeah thats one quality purchase there! WOM as well!!! nice! :D

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 10:58 am 
 

red_bus wrote:Well this just arrived - and is great.

The books are mint, all the ref. sheets are there, plus the correction sheet, and a Strategic Review #2 thrown in!  The box has what looks like some soot staining - although there is no smell.  I wonder if it might respond to some... cleaning  :D


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8819025382


Very nice Steven!  It looks like they added the pics with the WoM after I'd left, otherwise I'd've bid a little higher initially (you would still have won, though :D ).


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 3:39 pm 
 

Not my fun find and I never even bid on it because I was not sure what the attraction was to this one. Did someone here see something I am missing or get information from the seller? If so care to share what was in this....

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


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 4:05 pm 
 

Intelligator is a reseller — that lot is headed to his chop shop for eventual redistribution.

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 4:30 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:Intelligator is a reseller — that lot is headed to his chop shop for eventual redistribution.


Guess I am not geared to be a reseller or have the proper mindset. Most of the items in there appear to be fairly common. Without a list I would have had a hard time spending over $200. Sure there is a Cloudland it seems, a ToEE anda Ptersons Cthulhu Guide I think but a good bit of the stuff appears to be low end items.


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 4:57 pm 
 

Marlith wrote:
Xaxaxe wrote:Intelligator is a reseller — that lot is headed to his chop shop for eventual redistribution.


Guess I am not geared to be a reseller or have the proper mindset. Most of the items in there appear to be fairly common. Without a list I would have had a hard time spending over $200. Sure there is a Cloudland it seems, a ToEE anda Ptersons Cthulhu Guide I think but a good bit of the stuff appears to be low end items.


Notice that at least three other resellers also bid on that lot.  Two of them bid fairly high while the more intelligent of the three (starts with B, ends with admike  :wink: ) waved off before it even hit $100 knowing the true worth of the items.

Either that or he is just really broke.  :D

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 5:34 pm 
 

I don't think it is a terribly high price.  There are 60 items in the lot at a price of $228 that's only $3.80 an item of which one is a ToEE.  The condition of the m look not too bad.  A purple book on the bottom looks like a Grenadier Cloudland.  Also, from the picture I can only make out about 30 books, its not a bad gamble on the other 30.

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 5:46 pm 
 

Marlith wrote:Guess I am not geared to be a reseller or have the proper mindset. Most of the items in there appear to be fairly common.

Even so, that's what resellers do, though, right? It might not be glamorous, but if you grab 30 modules at $2 apiece and turn them around for $3 apiece, you're getting the job done.

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 7:40 pm 
 

Few tidbits I have picked up over the last few weeks of my absence:

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

1st print DMG in that lot. :)

Also, I was quite happy to pick up this set:

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

Box itself is a bit rough, but the books are excellent. :D

I also picked up an OCE on the "cheap":

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

Both these went for a lto cheaper that I thought that they were going to go for:

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

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

Considering my snipes were considerably higher for both auctions than what I actually paid, I am quite happy.


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 7:59 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:
Marlith wrote:
Guess I am not geared to be a reseller or have the proper mindset. Most of the items in there appear to be fairly common. Without a list I would have had a hard time spending over $200. Sure there is a Cloudland it seems, a ToEE anda Ptersons Cthulhu Guide I think but a good bit of the stuff appears to be low end items.


Notice that at least three other resellers also bid on that lot.  Two of them bid fairly high while the more intelligent of the three (starts with B, ends with admike  :wink: ) waved off before it even hit $100 knowing the true worth of the items.

Either that or he is just really broke.  :D


I might have gone a little higher, but I'm always leery of auctions from people who aren't in the hobby. All those items could be missing maps, pages, have drawings of naked orcs in them, etc.  Still, with that many items, the winner will probably come out ahead selling each item individually. I just didnt' want to take the chance. But yeh if everything is ok shape you can about calculate $5-$10 per common module to sell and you have made your money back plus some, that's not even counting if the TOEE is in decent shape with the mapbook.
  But yeh I'm really broke too thanks King... :cry:

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