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Post Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 6:07 am 
 

beyondthebreach wrote:I don't know if there are any BattleTech fans, but I think this is a pretty good deal.



cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... T&rd=1



All the top items - I especially like the additional "note" at the end where they add on some more tems they found including the rest of the House books and Star League.  :D




nice one BTB some nice stuff there. have had a few of them books myself in the past - good quality items!



had something arrive today - been after it for a while but didnt want to pay a lot for it, so am now very happy :)



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... RK:MEWN:IT



  


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 12:57 pm 
 

beyondthebreach wrote:I don't know if there are any BattleTech fans, but I think this is a pretty good deal.



cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... T&rd=1



All the top items - I especially like the additional "note" at the end where they add on some more tems they found including the rest of the House books and Star League.  :D




That reminds me of the "chore" that I have been putting off for over a year now.  I have a (Huge) box full of battletech stuff that I got last year from a local source.  (If I were allowed to purchase his stuff he wanted me to take it ALL even though I have just never been able to develop an interest in Mech type games)   Several box sets, loose manuals, etc.  I keep thinking I need to sort through it, research it, figure out completeness (a big part of the job with all those little cardstock figures) and just list the batch on ebay so someone who would enjoy it will get ahold of it.  Seeing that some of the battletech stuff actually gets nice  prices is an inspiration, maybe I'll start working on it while watching the ball games this weekend. =)

  

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 1:17 pm 
 

Reindeergamez wrote:That reminds me of the "chore" that I have been putting off for over a year now. I have a (Huge) box full of battletech stuff that I got last year from a local source. (If I were allowed to purchase his stuff he wanted me to take it ALL even though I have just never been able to develop an interest in Mech type games)  Several box sets, loose manuals, etc. I keep thinking I need to sort through it, research it, figure out completeness (a big part of the job with all those little cardstock figures) and just list the batch on ebay so someone who would enjoy it will get ahold of it. Seeing that some of the battletech stuff actually gets nice prices is an inspiration, maybe I'll start working on it while watching the ball games this weekend. =)




Yes,  a reseller can't get by on Dungeons & Dragons alone.  Well, I guess they can, but where's the fun in that?  All this cool stuff out there to learn about - I've sold so much BattleTech, it almost seems like I used to play it!  :D



BattleTech sells great though.  It's one of the top RPG sellers out there (along with Warhammer Fantasy & Changeling).


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 3:45 pm 
 

Reindeergamez wrote:
beyondthebreach wrote:I don't know if there are any BattleTech fans, but I think this is a pretty good deal.



cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... T&rd=1



All the top items - I especially like the additional "note" at the end where they add on some more tems they found including the rest of the House books and Star League. :D




That reminds me of the "chore" that I have been putting off for over a year now. I have a (Huge) box full of battletech stuff that I got last year from a local source. (If I were allowed to purchase his stuff he wanted me to take it ALL even though I have just never been able to develop an interest in Mech type games)  Several box sets, loose manuals, etc. I keep thinking I need to sort through it, research it, figure out completeness (a big part of the job with all those little cardstock figures) and just list the batch on ebay so someone who would enjoy it will get ahold of it. Seeing that some of the battletech stuff actually gets nice prices is an inspiration, maybe I'll start working on it while watching the ball games this weekend. =)




I wish I could afford more Battletech stuff.  I dont play and never have.  Simply because it is so dang expensive with all the miniatures and terrain.  What I really like about Battletech/Mechwarrior is the depth and historical background of the game.  I love the detailed blueprints of the different 'mechs and other vehicles and the different personas that fill the game universe.  Actually got me interested in reading some of the earlier novels as well.



RG, if you want to try offloading some of it before putting it on Ebay, post it in classifieds.  I would love to know what you have.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 4:56 pm 
 

*waves to Mike <improv>*

I thought my snipe was high. (Should've taken the hint from Frank's bid).
The Tombs of Valla, $74; http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8708369111

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Post Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 5:02 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:*waves to Mike <improv>*

I thought my snipe was high. (Should've taken the hint from Frank's bid).
The Tombs of Valla, $74; http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8708369111

(previously noted; Not-so-Recent Fun Finds • Page 6 • Collecting General •  The Acaeum )


I had a snipe set on that(well below what it went for). I didnt really know exactly what it was but it look interesting.  :)  Now I know to keep an eye for it in the future. :twisted:


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 5:39 pm 
 

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

and

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

Just came today and they freaking pristine with original mailing covers. And by pristine, I mean perfect. Magazines are always a gambe but these two are the best I have seen.

Issue 10 reviews Outland, Escape from New York and DragonSlayer movies. I can't wait to read those!


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 5:40 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:*waves to Mike <improv>*

I thought my snipe was high. (Should've taken the hint from Frank's bid).
The Tombs of Valla, $74; http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8708369111

(previously noted; Not-so-Recent Fun Finds • Page 6 • Collecting General •  The Acaeum )


Thanks for the cross-link Harami!   I thought about going higher but I did not think it would matter.  I think Frank's bid is somewhere around of the true value of this product.  

Regarding the link to the previous discussion, did anyone try to contact the author and purchase it directly as Dathon suggested?

bclarkie wrote:I had a snipe set on that(well below what it went for). I didnt really know exactly what it was but it look interesting.    Now I know to keep an eye for it in the future.


Great another competitor.   :evil:

jk  :D

  


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 5:45 pm 
 

dzubak wrote:Thanks for the cross-link Harami!  I thought about going higher but I did not think it would matter. I think Frank's bid is somewhere around of the true value of this product.

Yeah, he would've beat me, too; $42 vs. $37.

dzubak wrote:Regarding the link to the previous discussion, did anyone try to contact the author and purchase it directly as Dathon suggested?

Not that I know... yet!

Certainly sounded interesting and I'm always happy to try to add a little flavor to the collection where possible (even if it ain't a G2-squared :P).

  


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 5:50 pm 
 

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

and

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

Just came today and they freaking pristine with original mailing covers. And by pristine, I mean perfect. Magazines are always a gambe but these two are the best I have seen.

Definitely rare for that era (and a pat on the back to the seller for having such good condition goods!). Image

Think I'd better give up on Ares, too. I miss the best sales every time!

  

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Post Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 6:41 pm 
 

I was debating even bidding that much for Tombs of Valla. I know the copies the author sells go for far less. I'll get around to dropping him an e-mail and getting one.
$74 is VERY high.


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 11:46 pm 
 

Deadlord36 wrote:I was debating even bidding that much for Tombs of Valla. I know the copies the author sells go for far less. I'll get around to dropping him an e-mail and getting one.
$74 is VERY high.


Really, guys, if you want Tombs of Valla you can probably still contact Clegg and get them for $10 or so.  And you can pick up Notnaidag Robber Headquarters at the same time.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 12:20 am 
 

dathon wrote:Really, guys, if you want Tombs of Valla you can probably still contact Clegg and get them for $10 or so. And you can pick up Notnaidag Robber Headquarters at the same time.

OK, I take the hint! Worth a try, even if it turns out they don't have any left.
Thanks.... :)

  

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Post Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 11:43 pm 
 

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Think I'd better give up on Ares, too. I miss the best sales every time![/quote]

They are tough as hell to get at a decent price. I try to watch for lot or group sale. Problem is there seems to be no consistency in the bidders. There is no telling who is gonna bid and how high 8O  

Crap there were only 17 issues plus a couple special issues, you wouldn't think it would be so hard to get them...I've been hunting for going on two years... 8O


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:49 pm 
 

This one finally arrived.  The item itself is interesting, but I'm not posting this for the price I got it for.  Take a close look at the description.  Holy sh*t, now that's an interesting history.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5230831370

  

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 7:17 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8710672770

Nothing special about the game, but I was curious about the Gen Con item. Turns out to be GC 1981 Prereg/program in unopened pristine condition. My first GC was 1982 so I was interested. The entire program is 12 pages!

For those who care:

46 RPG events - that is all rpgs - D&D, Gamma World, Boot Hill, Elementary Watson(?).

14 Miniature events - fantasy to WWII

20 Multi-player Board Games - includes newly released (demos) of TSR minigames Saga, Vampyre

12 Two-player Board Games

Auction and 7 seminars, panels etc.

That was it.

Many of the events were DM'd or GM'd by TSR staff including Dave Cook, Len Lakofka, Schick and others.

My first GC was the next year, and I have to say I remember it being a lot larger than this...but I was only 17.


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 8:59 am 
 

Snagged 4 Kithbooks with Buy it Now.  (Didn't beat Marlith to the Pooka book though).

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 10:17 am 
 

beyondthebreach wrote:Snagged 4 Kithbooks with Buy it Now. (Didn't beat Marlith to the Pooka book though).

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good wins them BTB - excellent prices! :)



  

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 10:19 am 
 

beyondthebreach wrote:Snagged 4 Kithbooks with Buy it Now. (Didn't beat Marlith to the Pooka book though).

cgi6.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?MfcISAPI ... ompleted=1


I actually had all of them set to confirm after I did the Pooka but changed my mind on each as I am only really familiar with how crazy the Pooka book sells for. Do the others sell anywhere near as well? If not why does the Pooka sell like it does?


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:17 pm 
 

The other Kithbooks generally will sell for about $25-40 (sometimes they might hit around $50).   That is, except for Red Caps which is a hard sell at anything above $15.00.

I don't know why Pooka sells for so much . . . I have often heard it called "rare", but I know better than to throw that word around!  I suspect that it is just a "perceived" rarity.  I also suspect that certains "Kiths" are more popular than others and the mischievous Pooka (who can shape change to animal form) seem like an appealing Kith to a Changeling fan.

Then again, this is all my assumption with no facts to back it up (I only know White Wolf from a selling standpoint).  Still, I have come across two Pooka's, three Red Caps and 2 Eshu just at RPG and Comic stores in my general area.  Haven't seen any of the others, but it does make me think that Pooka is not exceedingly rare.


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