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Post Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:57 pm 
 

I was wrong. The prices nowadays are insane.


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:44 pm 
 

faro wrote in Silliest non-TSR auction price:
Melnibonean wrote in Silliest non-TSR auction price:Dec 15, 2013  $1,776
Dec 29,2013   $1,613
April 27, 2014  $2,325
May 14, 2014  $2,500 (shrink)

This looks like the first one to come up on EBay in the past year and a half.  I am not sure what other prices these have been selling for over the past couple of years.

Nothing as low as the $722 VG/$902 F estimate currently given, far less requiring to be low side to offset these four sales, hence my observation...

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The increase is largely a recent phenomenon.  The numerous legacy sales are keeping the recent valuations moderated.  A ton of NM SW copies sold in the past, which drove down the valuations.  Only a handful have been sold in recent years.  Most are sitting in collections and rarely come up.

Also, not every sale price finds its way into the Acaeum valuations.  BIN or private sales aren't included.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:16 pm 
 

As a general matter, it seems that the true rare items are coming up a lot less today than, say, three or four years ago.  I suspect that in part this is the fault of many of us (me included) on this forum, since once something enters our collection, it never leaves.  Call it the Hotel California effect.  So for the real rares (like an OB3), a collector today may have to pay up substantially, or risk not seeing another for a year or more, if ever.


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:11 pm 
 

For those of you that almost have everything!


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cdenham wrote in Silliest non-TSR auction price:For those of you that almost have everything!


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If this were $20, I would have bought it.  It's too weird not to.


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Ummm.....


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Ummm.....

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:07 pm 
 

Another one of those auctions for those that almost have one of everything....


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:28 pm 
 

cdenham wrote in Silliest non-TSR auction price:Another one of those auctions for those that almost have one of everything....


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Apparently it is quite suitable for some room that you are going to wreck and use as an office.  :-P

  

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 4:59 pm 
 

Dunno if this is silly or not, as it involves shrinkage.

All I can say is that someone should have hit the BIN and gotten the lot at half price.


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:43 am 
 

$116 (I believe) apiece? DAYUM. I was surprised when my Wizards went for $100. Why are they so high priced?


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 1:28 pm 
 

Shrinkage most likely.

Getting them all in one swell foop probably didn't hurt either.


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:14 pm 
 

I would have hit the BIN ($800 I think) if I had seen it before someone placed the first bid.  All the small sets, all in shrink.


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Post Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:49 am 
 

personally i'd be hard pressed to pay that much, but that's just my opinion

i've bought several shrinkwrapped sets of boxed minis that i've opened and found lead rot inside


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Post Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:35 am 
 

webrik33 wrote in Silliest non-TSR auction price:i've bought several shrinkwrapped sets of boxed minis that i've opened and found lead rot inside


The same is true for modules in shrink.  There have been a few big shrink sellers in the past that I bought large lots from and in a couple cases, the ones I opened had lots of staple rust and bleed.  I'm sure the hundreds of the modules that seller sold all had the same problem - but they looked good from the outside.

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:28 am 
 

Mars wrote in Silliest non-TSR auction price:
webrik33 wrote in Silliest non-TSR auction price:i've bought several shrinkwrapped sets of boxed minis that i've opened and found lead rot inside


The same is true for modules in shrink.  There have been a few big shrink sellers in the past that I bought large lots from and in a couple cases, the ones I opened had lots of staple rust and bleed.  I'm sure the hundreds of the modules that seller sold all had the same problem - but they looked good from the outside.


Yeah, I found that it's best to treat the interior of a shrinkwrapped collectible as Schrödinger's cat ;-).

  

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:14 pm 
 

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cdenham wrote in Silliest non-TSR auction price:Another one of those auctions for those that almost have one of everything....


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Apparently it is quite suitable for some room that you are going to wreck and use as an office.  :-P


I'd have to wreck a room to make it look and feel like my office cube, so maybe that pitch was aimed at me.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:37 pm 
 

Deadlord wrote in Silliest non-TSR auction price:$116 (I believe) apiece? DAYUM. I was surprised when my Wizards went for $100. Why are they so high priced?



I think it only went as high as it did due to the bidding tactic used. This is why most of the time I just use a snipe service when i really want something. I know there are mixed feelings about that but clearly the second bidder did not like that he was continually being outbid and just drove the cost up and up then took a break then came back it did it more. How they magically stopped at the other persons high bid is somewhat ironic.

I'm not saying it is not worth what it sold for, I just think in this one instance it might have gone for about half of what it did but just a guess.

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cabala wrote in Silliest non-TSR auction price:
Deadlord wrote in Silliest non-TSR auction price:$116 (I believe) apiece? DAYUM. I was surprised when my Wizards went for $100. Why are they so high priced?



I think it only went as high as it did due to the bidding tactic used. This is why most of the time I just use a snipe service when i really want something. I know there are mixed feelings about that but clearly the second bidder did not like that he was continually being outbid and just drove the cost up and up then took a break then came back it did it more. How they magically stopped at the other persons high bid is somewhat ironic.

I'm saying it is not worth what it sold for, I just think in this one instance it might have gone for about half of what it did but just a guess.

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:52 pm 
 

Deadlord's Grenadier 2001 Wizards box set. I can link the auction if needed. Just kind of weird IMO.

Oops, I meant to say "I'm NOT saying it is not worth what it sold for..." I hate when that happens. I corrected my original post but can't correct the quote.

  
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