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Post Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:07 am 
 

TheHistorian wrote:Sure, that's high, but it's "only" about double what that can go for these days.  We've seen much higher multiples on other things.


Seriously? Countdown is still so high priced?


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:48 am 
 

Not consistently, but there are spikes toward $200.

Given that there are two printings, and thus 6000 copies out there, this one is ALL reputation.  Not unjustified, but still, that's a lot for something that most people (I think) want to use, not so much collect.  The (illegal) scan out there is pretty low quality, so that doesn't lower the price much.

Again, Goodwill's price is nuts there, but I was just noting that we've seen worse, on a percentage basis anyway.


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:35 am 
 

Not really all that silly....just shocking that this didnt go for a lot more:

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:28 pm 
 

Wow. Awesome price whoever got it.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:47 am 
 

Not sure if these are silly, but I was shocked to see Stormbringer 2E sets bidding this high:

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Neither has dice, and the first one doesn't seem to have the character/reference sheets.



Then I looked further... same two bidders on each one... that's weird.  Why would you go after both copies?


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:10 am 
 

TheHistorian wrote:
Then I looked further... same two bidders on each one... that's weird.  Why would you go after both copies?


Well, if they're anything like me, I like multiple copies if I plan on running the game.  I like redundancy and not having to pass a single book around when a player has to look up a spell or something.


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:48 am 
 

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Well, if they're anything like me, I like multiple copies if I plan on running the game.  I like redundancy and not having to pass a single book around when a player has to look up a spell or something.


That's what photocopying and .pdf's are for.  Those prices dont make any sense whatsoever.


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:03 am 
 

Ehmm... am I missing smtg here?



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aia wrote:Ehmm... am I missing smtg here?

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I suppose someone REALLY wants one of those.


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:47 pm 
 

SoulCatcher78 wrote:
I suppose someone REALLY wants one of those.


What is a "normal" price for this boxed set ?

  

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:56 pm 
 

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What is a "normal" price for this boxed set ?


You could get it for around $20 if you haunt eBay for awhile
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:09 pm 
 

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You could get it for around $20 if you haunt eBay for awhile
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Agreed.  I'd say the normal range is $20-40.


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:40 pm 
 

dwarf wrote:
What is a "normal" price for this boxed set ?


I picked up mine for around 25 with free shipping IIRC.


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:56 pm 
 

Not a silly price, but rather a humorous description:



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First of all, I'm pretty sure the fair was in 1893. I don't think I've ever seen a D&D miniature mistaken for a World's Fair souvenir before, much less a likeness of Christopher Columbus. I've already contacted the seller to let her know what she really has (a Heritage Dungeon Dwellers female cleric), but in hindsight, maybe I should have waited. If a bidding war erupted, I know where to get many more copies of Mr. Columbus ;)


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:57 pm 
 

TollHouseGolem wrote:Not a silly price, but rather a humorous description:

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First of all, I'm pretty sure the fair was in 1893. I don't think I've ever seen a D&D miniature mistaken for a World's Fair souvenir before, much less a likeness of Christopher Columbus. I've already contacted the seller to let her know what she really has (a Heritage Dungeon Dwellers female cleric), but in hindsight, maybe I should have waited. If a bidding war erupted, I know where to get many more copies of Mr. Columbus ;)




Damn that's funny. They just have no clue.  Now pardon me, I have to put up a bunch of genuine 10th century lead souvenirs from the viking invasions of England.



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Post Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:18 pm 
 

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Now pardon me, I have to put up a bunch of genuine 10th century lead souvenirs from the viking invasions of England.

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Do you really have those, Mike?  I would be interested!!!

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:51 am 
 

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Do you really have those, Mike?  I would be interested!!!

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Sure Martin, they look a lot like old Grenadier, Heritage and Ral Partha minis, but don't be fooled!

I did have a follow up, I sent the seller a message, she sent this back to me:

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Thank you..I tried to tell my husband but he knew for sure..I am taking it down and listing something else..I appreciate you letting me know..Is it a collectable item..?..Thank you Anne


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Sure, blame the husband!  But seriously....where did he even get this info?  Does anyone have a picture of a Christopher Columbus miniature sold at the Chicago World's Fair? Anyway the relisting has it as a "1970's Christopher Columbus", at least that's a lot closer to the reality.

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:49 am 
 

Husbands always get thrown under the bus! Even though I provided them an exact description (and link) to their "Columbus" miniature, you're right, it's still Christopher Columbus in the relist. Savvy marketing, no doubt.


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Post Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:09 pm 
 

Thank goodness it has never been read!

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:19 pm 
 

For only $100, too....  8O


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