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Post Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2004 11:58 pm 
 

I have an almost full run of Wraith and Changeling.  Most of the books I've picked up have been BIN's on eBay and used bookstore finds (while some places realize now the D&D is worth something, they think the newer stuff is worthless, ditto with White Wolf stuff).
Still need 2 kithbooks and Land of 8 Million Dreams though...

  


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 7:24 am 
 

This would have been a real fun find even considering probably expensive postage to Germany:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MEWN:IT

But unfortunately the seller doesn't want to sell at that price. Claims he (or ebay) forgot to put in a reserve and doesn't want to sell those supposedly precious LGJ at at this price.

Any advice guys?

  


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 7:25 am 
 

grodog wrote:
Terminal_Frost wrote:Ive never heard of gamer's realm, is that an online store?


Online as well as brick-and-mortar (in Cinnaminson on Route 130, as well as up in West Windsor near Princeton):  http://www.gamersrealm.com/


Thanks, I went there yesterday.  All the old stuff is in terrible condition and at regular prices.

I never realized that stuff like Ravenloft and Dragonlance were so much money.  I get irritated when I'm stuck paying $6.00 for a mint Ravenloft/Dragonlance/Al-Qadim/Spelljammer book and here theyre selling crappy ones for $21.  No wonder TSR went out of business.  eesh

But hey, more miniatures though.  I swear I'm drowning in them now...


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 10:15 am 
 

frankfromgermany wrote:This would have been a real fun find even considering probably expensive postage to Germany:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MEWN:IT

But unfortunately the seller doesn't want to sell at that price. Claims he (or ebay) forgot to put in a reserve and doesn't want to sell those supposedly precious LGJ at at this price.

Any advice guys?


Hmmm - good question. I've bought from him in the past - and found him to be very reasonable, so I don't know what this is about. I remember seeing his LGJ's up on eBay earlier and they didn't sell.

He's also an Acaeum member - check in the classified section for postings from him.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 10:53 am 
 

frankfromgermany wrote:This would have been a real fun find even considering probably expensive postage to Germany:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MEWN:IT

But unfortunately the seller doesn't want to sell at that price. Claims he (or ebay) forgot to put in a reserve and doesn't want to sell those supposedly precious LGJ at at this price.

Any advice guys?


He could have taken the auction down at any time up untl the last day even, bids or no bids.  He did not.  

You cant force him to sell the stuff but you can report him to ebay and after 89 days slap a negative feedback on his a$$.

I think everyone gets stuck selling an item that doesnt go for what you are hoping for.  I know it happens to me quite often.  Those are the breaks.


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 11:47 am 
 

Report him, then blast him with a negative.


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 12:13 pm 
 

frankfromgermany wrote:This would have been a real fun find even considering probably expensive postage to Germany:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MEWN:IT

But unfortunately the seller doesn't want to sell at that price. Claims he (or ebay) forgot to put in a reserve and doesn't want to sell those supposedly precious LGJ at at this price.

Any advice guys?

If he wants to avoid negative feedback, he doesn't have much of a choice but to send them to you at the price you paid for them.  After all, the auction is completed, and as such this is a legally binding contract according to ebay's rules.  Anything less would be unacceptable.

A forgotten reserve price?  Too bad.  As others have noted, he could have yanked the auction at any time before the end of it.  He didn't, and therefore he has to deal with the consequences.



  

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 12:36 pm 
 

He's obviously bullshitting. he's sold plenty before. Just unhappy with the final price.


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 12:32 am 
 

Some recent finds while eveyrone was distracted by the Sutherland auctions:

Orc War and Dungeon Invaders:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MEWN:IT
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MEWN:IT

Filling some holes in my Polyhedron collection:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MEWN:IT

Alma Mater with poster:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MEWN:IT


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 5:03 am 
 

grodog wrote:Some recent finds while eveyrone was distracted by the Sutherland auctions:

Orc War and Dungeon Invaders:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MEWN:IT
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MEWN:IT


Interesting. I didn't know there were other AD&D Action Scene Kits besides the Orc War. Perhaps even more exist? Anyone has any info on these?


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 6:35 am 
 

I have those 2 as well. There is Dragon's Den in addition.


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 9:43 am 
 

I had both back in the day, and still have many of the pieces from both sets, but not the dioramas from my originals.  I may have had Dragon's Den too, since I do have a plastic pile of gold/chests/etc that I painted (like many of the pieces from these sets).  I'd forgotten about that one, thanks for the tip Frank :D


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 12:52 pm 
 

grodog wrote:Some recent finds while eveyrone was distracted by the Sutherland auctions:
...

Filling some holes in my Polyhedron collection:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MEWN:IT

*g*.

I could've sworn that was both after DCS's auctions and listed on the "interesting items" thread (to one's chagrin, it appeared).

*Still* a good purchase, however. :)

  

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 5:21 pm 
 

We emailed the seller of the model kits twice asking if they were sealed. He never responded so we didn't bid.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 9:24 pm 
 

i haven't had any spectacular finds on ebay recently, it's time to make the used book store rounds again.  anyone else had any luck with used book stores recently?  btw- if you live in ohio, i'm envious, i've always had the best luck in columbus...


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 10:12 pm 
 

I think big college towns have more supply. I had to drive across town (suburban Detroit) and I checked the yellow pages for used bookstores on the way. There were six in the book. Three were no longer in business. The other three had nothing. That seems consistent around here.

But I did pick up a decent copy of Outdoor Survival Box Game at a garage sale today for 25 cents! Oh, the joy.

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

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 10:18 pm 
 

A while back, someone asked to see proof of my Tsojconth find, so here it is:

http://home.earthlink.net/~greg_bernath/dd/

I know that poster was joking, but I thought you'd all like to see it. I'm forcing you to look at a photo of my cats first, but that's the price you have to pay.

I deliberately took a low-quality photo instead of scanning the pages, because I don't want to make it easy for someone to print out good-looking forgeries. I found mine in a bargain bin, so I'm fairly certain it's genuine.

You also get to see my envelope from the old "The Dungeon Hobby Shop". I don't know if it's a serious collectible, but it is fun. I was wondering if anyone else had one of these, or if there was more than one type.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 10:27 pm 
 

greg: how is your cover holding up. Is the spine splitting at all? I pulled mine out a couple days ago while recataloging and the spine is beginning to look extremely weak.


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 10:42 pm 
 

If your Tsojconth cover still has a spine it's in better shape than mine, because my cover is in two pieces. At least it's torn neatly.

I rechecked the description in the rarities section and it says eight loose leaf sheets. I have 4 double-side printed pieces of paper, plus the cover. I imagine there could be variations, depending on what the xerox machine was set to.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 10:51 pm 
 

I have a copy of Tsojconth that I bought from a game store back in 1978 or 1979. The ziplock bag always fit rather tight around it and one day, while putting it back in the bag, the spine started to tear so I got rid of the bag. I suspect that the tightness of the bag is the major cause of damage to this item.

My copy has eight loose leaf sheets, five of which are double-sided.

  
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