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Post Posted: Sun May 29, 2011 12:35 pm 
 

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Wow...  8O  :roll:

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Post Posted: Sun May 29, 2011 6:44 pm 
 

I'll sell my shrinkwrapped copy for an even $300.  Bargain!

Any takers?


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:34 pm 
 

Get your hands on a plethora of 3E books for a mere $50.25 per book. What a bargain!



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Post Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:15 am 
 

SimperingToad wrote:Get your hands on a plethora of 3E books for a mere $50.25 per book. What a bargain!

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Made a "Best Offer" of $30.


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:20 am 
 

FormCritic wrote:
Made a "Best Offer" of $30.


That's a pretty generous offer for a bunch of 3E books :-P

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:42 pm 
 

Oh my...  8O



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Make sure and read the description.  Another Ebay seller using Amazon prices. When will the madness end?  :roll:


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:49 pm 
 

I thought about listing this one in the Interesting Items thread due to the UK Tunnels & Trolls items but then I noticed the BIN (batshit insane but whatever) and the shipping cost.



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Hardback books are heavy....I get it.  But I've had stuff that weighed more sent to me in big ass bulky boxes and still didnt pay close to that amount.  :?


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:54 am 
 

Wouldn't surprise me if the auction ended at the opening bid. He set himself up for a big disappointment.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:36 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Oh my...  8O

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Make sure and read the description.  Another Ebay seller using Amazon prices. When will the madness end?  :roll:




I just won a sealed copy for about 1/3 of that... so silly indeed.


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:55 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote: Another Ebay seller using Amazon prices.


When I bought RQ Deluxe back in the '80s, a clerk had mixed up its $40 price with the $20 Basic edition of similar appearance. As the bookstore manager rang up the sale, he shot a piercing glare to the clerk (who always hated me afterwards).

Therefore I suggest that a curse of some sort afflicts sales of this title, possibly by disgruntled Found-Child cultists or even the taint of Chaos. Price guides should be annotated accordingly.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:08 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:I thought about listing this one in the Interesting Items thread due to the UK Tunnels & Trolls items but then I noticed the BIN (batshit insane but whatever) and the shipping cost.

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Hardback books are heavy....I get it.  But I've had stuff that weighed more sent to me in big ass bulky boxes and still didnt pay close to that amount.  :?


And I almost called that one. It only failed to hit the BIN by $977.17.



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Post Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:14 pm 
 

I wrote the seller and told him I was planning on bidding a good bit, but then I noticed his Shipping amount was FOUR times actual costs.
I told him that changed my bid back to $20...
Said he had to make money somehow.

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:29 pm 
 

Ok I know its not an RPG item but still gaming related...

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:03 am 
 

$300 for CZ:UW with a split corner? Well judged BIN... http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... Pal=0&ed=0


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:46 am 
 

Well, that's a surprise.
Is it just timing? Or is the price about to rise on these?


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:54 pm 
 

faro wrote:$300 for CZ:UW with a split corner? Well judged BIN... http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... Pal=0&ed=0




The split corner is almost a standard printing variation.



These were shipped from Trolll Lord Games with very careless packing that allowed them to slide back and forth during shipping.  The heavy contents spit the corners.  Some arrived with two corners split.



A bit of newspaper, wrapped about the box, might have prevented the splitting.  So would some wadded up paper in the shipping container, keeping the box from sliding inside it.



Alas...many many of these have split corners.  



(The good news is that the split corners were due to the boxes being stuffed with content.)


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:25 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote:These were shipped from Trolll Lord Games with very careless packing that allowed them to slide back and forth during shipping.  The heavy contents spit the corners.  Some arrived with two corners split.

Hence the shrinkwrap added to some copies later?
No split corners on those received from NKG, but then these had large ziplocs and extra-secure packaging instead. Just as well, it sounds.

FormCritic wrote:(The good news is that the split corners were due to the boxes being stuffed with content.)

Agreed, even if $300 is another matter entirely...

mbassoc2003 wrote:Well, that's a surprise.
Is it just timing? Or is the price about to rise on these?

Or blame the tawny cat?

I thought the price was OTT already, regardless of context (and content). D'you have any more to test the market, Ian?


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 3:24 pm 
 

faro wrote:I thought the price was OTT already, regardless of context (and content). D'you have any more to test the market, Ian?

I only have my personal copy left. No stock of that one at all. Had it not been for a glitch lasy year, I'd have still been sitting on my little stash of those, but I'm happy enough with just the one. Even that copy may go eventually if the prices go silly. That reminds me, I have something here for you. PM me.


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:38 pm 
 

$300+ has happened a couple times now as BIN.  BadMike made a similar sale.  I think Gnat had a similar sale.

I've got 1 open and 1 shrink but not sure I could part with them (even at $300).  Besides, lots more other stuff to move out before I ever have to think about those.

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:44 am 
 

If I round up on everything (and ignore the missing bits), and if I were drunk, I might get up to $400 on the RQ lot:  http://cgi.ebay.com/130544792728





But at least the shipping is reasonable!   :roll:


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