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Post Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 6:24 am 
 

El Diablo Robotico wrote:Of course, shipping is rather... extravagant. Oh well.




$6 is extravagant?

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:33 am 
 

GraysonAC wrote:
El Diablo Robotico wrote:Of course, shipping is rather... extravagant. Oh well.




$6 is extravagant?




Well, it's the most I've paid for shipping so far on anything I've bought on eBay for a book the size of this Metamorphosis Alpha (from inside the US anyway). Not that I'm as much of an expert as a lot of you guys here. But I've gotten books of comparable size shipped for around $4. I got a whole parcel of 8 Judges Guild Pegasus magazines shipped for $3.35. Shoot, I got a 1st ed CSIO (3 booklets and a bunch of maps) shipped from the UK for around $8. So... I dunno, $6 seems a tad on the high side. Not too much for me to skip the auction, but higher than I'm used to.



For $6, I'm expecting some pretty decent packaging anyway. If the guy just sticks it in an envelope and sends it parcel post, well then that's not really living up to the $6 IMO... Or am I being unreasonable? I noticed that your auctions have equivalent shipping costs, although you're shipping from Canada, correct? I don't mean to begrudge you of anything.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 2:40 pm 
 

chromaticknight wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5234481924



Sorry for that little snipe bump at the end bclarkie :oops:



This did arrive today:



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5231218553



Box was stuffed full of CSIO stuff also. Now I will have to figure out if that is complete or not :?



Early edition lizard supplements, I havent checked the printing on the 3 original books yet.



All in all not bad.



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There is a thread titled CSIO which you can use just for that purpose  :)



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Post Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 3:51 pm 
 

El Diablo Robotico wrote:Well, it's the most I've paid for shipping so far on anything I've bought on eBay for a book the size of this Metamorphosis Alpha (from inside the US anyway). Not that I'm as much of an expert as a lot of you guys here. But I've gotten books of comparable size shipped for around $4. I got a whole parcel of 8 Judges Guild Pegasus magazines shipped for $3.35. Shoot, I got a 1st ed CSIO (3 booklets and a bunch of maps) shipped from the UK for around $8. So... I dunno, $6 seems a tad on the high side. Not too much for me to skip the auction, but higher than I'm used to.



For $6, I'm expecting some pretty decent packaging anyway. If the guy just sticks it in an envelope and sends it parcel post, well then that's not really living up to the $6 IMO... Or am I being unreasonable? I noticed that your auctions have equivalent shipping costs, although you're shipping from Canada, correct? I don't mean to begrudge you of anything.




Dang you US guys have it good, heh. I could ship something under 1/2 a pound for $6 (to the US), yeah. You guys can ship up to four times that for $7, and that's global priority ;)



Of course, to ship something like that within Canada, going halfway acrosst he country, it'd cost about $10, compared to $6 to Florida.

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 5:01 pm 
 

GraysonAC wrote:Of course, to ship something like that within Canada, going halfway acrosst he country, it'd cost about $10, compared to $6 to Florida.




But at least you have public medicine... ;)

  

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:16 am 
 

With shipping it became a little less attractive but still a pretty good deal I would have to think. Added bonus was that I got it and kept them away from everybodies favorite cat from that area of the world.



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Post Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:20 am 
 

Marlith wrote:With shipping it became a little less attractive but still a pretty good deal I would have to think. Added bonus was that I got it and kept them away from everybodies favorite cat from that area of the world.



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




pretty good deal that chummer... well done! :)



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Post Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 9:41 pm 
 

El Diablo Robotico wrote:
GraysonAC wrote:Of course, to ship something like that within Canada, going halfway acrosst he country, it'd cost about $10, compared to $6 to Florida.




But at least you have public medicine... ;)




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Post Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 2:23 am 
 

Heh. It's illegal for a hospital to refuse emergency service in both the US and Canada. Not sure about the UK, but probably there too.

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 1:14 pm 
 

GraysonAC wrote:Heh. It's illegal for a hospital to refuse emergency service in both the US and Canada. Not sure about the UK, but probably there too.


I think you'll find we invented the public health service ;) :D


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 2:58 pm 
 

Winterwords wrote:
I think you'll find we invented the public health service ;) :D




which is crap unless youre not from the UK, UK residents - waiting list time 18 months, immigrants - waiting list >1 week



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Post Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 9:37 pm 
 

Not terribly rare but I was rooting through the back room of a local charity shop (Many,many visits to all of the shops locally ensure that I can do this - some even phone me if they get stuff they think I might be interested in!!) when I came across a still sealed Dragon Magazine Archive - perfect condition and mine for the princely sum of £3.00!!

(as an aside the next shop had a well loved 2nd ed PH for £10 - I barely managed to resist the temptation!

  

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2005 5:15 am 
 

Nice!  Very nice!



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Post Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 1:23 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5235978918


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Gotta love those "extra bonuses"... :D

  

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 4:19 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 5:28 pm 
 

Deadlord36 wrote:It's the little things in life that count.


Talking about "little things", couldn't get much smaller than $3 for a reasonable looking 3rd PHB; as was listed on the "interesting items" thread, IIRC.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5234956799

(Need this to compare with the recently-discovered 3rd+ print).



Should make a bit of a dent in the previous stated increase on the Acaeum valuations page, too ($30 for VG)...





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Post Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2005 6:08 am 
 

harami2000 wrote:Talking about "little things", couldn't get much smaller than $3 for a reasonable looking 3rd PHB; as was listed on the "interesting items" thread, IIRC.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5234956799
(Need this to compare with the recently-discovered 3rd+ print).

Should make a bit of a dent in the previous stated increase on the Acaeum valuations page, too ($30 for VG)...

Nice looking win.  I had that and his MM on my watch list.  Nice to pick up both if he combines the P&P.  Still not that bad if he doesn't.  Didn't bother with a snipe as I thought there would be enough interest to take them over £5.

  
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