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Post Posted: Sun May 04, 2008 11:24 am 
 

$199?!?! DO I get Tolkien's bones with the book?



Lol, yeah that's a lot of dough, I realize...maybe just his pinky toe bone!
Truth is, these books are highly collectible - I routinely sell MERP supplements to collectors for $150-200, especially to European buyers. I know from past experience that if I wait, it will sell at asking price or near to it within a few weeks. Also, eBay market value is set based on other items of similar condition and these are the only ones of their kind for sale on eBay right now. I just listed them last night and there's already been considerable interest in them. There is a "Best Offer" feature - all serious offers are considered.
I've got a ton of MERP Supplements that I'll be listing in the next several days - are you interested in any thing specific?
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Seems like he's rooking you guys on the other side of the pond..........


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Post Posted: Sun May 04, 2008 9:07 pm 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:I e-mailed him to ask if I get Tolkien's bones with it. I'll keep you posted.


I offered him $7.


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Post Posted: Sun May 04, 2008 9:09 pm 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:$199?!?! DO I get Tolkien's bones with the book?



Lol, yeah that's a lot of dough, I realize...maybe just his pinky toe bone!
Truth is, these books are highly collectible - I routinely sell MERP supplements to collectors for $150-200, especially to European buyers. I know from past experience that if I wait, it will sell at asking price or near to it within a few weeks. Also, eBay market value is set based on other items of similar condition and these are the only ones of their kind for sale on eBay right now. I just listed them last night and there's already been considerable interest in them. There is a "Best Offer" feature - all serious offers are considered.
I've got a ton of MERP Supplements that I'll be listing in the next several days - are you interested in any thing specific?
Looking forward,
-=AA



Seems like he's rooking you guys on the other side of the pond..........


Wait...Frank...are you the seller?

Talk about ruined fun.  :x


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Post Posted: Sun May 04, 2008 10:26 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote:Wait...Frank...are you the seller?

Talk about ruined fun.  :x


No Frank is not the seller.  Continue fun.

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Post Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 2:49 am 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:Truth is, these books are highly collectible - I routinely sell MERP supplements to collectors for $150-200, especially to European buyers.


There used to be a valuation site on MERP and I used to follow that data. While the values have perhaps appreciated 50%, most of the modules are still pretty common.  I can understand trying to get $200 for Umbar, Ardor, or the Grey Mountains, but the regular modules are usually available for $20 - $30 bucks. Denizens of the Dark Wood is one of the more common modules.

However if you sell them to unwitting Europeans for those prices, why not  :)  It probably seems cheap given the value of the Euro!

  

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Post Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 6:44 am 
 

I would not pay $20 for any of the mods unless they were MINT. They're just not that rare.


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Post Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 3:54 pm 
 

Mars wrote:
No Frank is not the seller.  Continue fun.


Except that the seller sent me a nice reply, stating that he would keep my offer in mind in case he did not get a sale...and asking me if I knew more about pricing on these items.

Which makes me a jerk for teasing him.  :x


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Post Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 8:39 pm 
 

Nah, believe me, he knows what they are worth. Maybe he thinks you're from overseas.........


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Post Posted: Sat May 17, 2008 9:01 pm 
 

Here's a bargain:




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Seller states that the counters are not part of the lot because he is using them with other games and he also decided to get rid of the "useless original boxes".  So for $140 you get a bunch of deckplans but no boxes or counters......whoop-dee-frickin-doo.  :?


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Post Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 9:06 am 
 

OK, so the actual auction price isn't that bad (though the items are beat to hell), but the seller's international shipping rates... 8O



http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... 0234801538



$59.99 to ship two books to Canada? Erm... Yeah...


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Post Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 10:48 am 
 

g026r wrote:OK, so the actual auction price isn't that bad (though the items are beat to hell), but the seller's international shipping rates... 8O


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$59.99 to ship two books to Canada? Erm... Yeah...




Well...way to sell to the Great White!  :roll:



Who knew that Denver had such vicious postal rates?  8O



What would it be for a boxed game, then.....$800?


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Post Posted: Sun May 25, 2008 7:43 pm 
 

Nice one.... Monsters!Monsters! for $262

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0243870087



I have the same one for sell, if someone is interested :):):)

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Post Posted: Sun May 25, 2008 9:29 pm 
 

lokiwookie wrote:Nice one.... Monsters!Monsters! for $262

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I have the same one for sell, if someone is interested :):):)




8O Yes I agree that is ludicrous. Another sold just a couple of weeks ago for $40



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Post Posted: Sun May 25, 2008 9:33 pm 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:

8O Yes I agree that is ludicrous. Another sold just a couple of weeks ago for $40


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Not exactly the same there. The previous one has a cover price of $5.95 and this one (like mine) have a $7 price. I don't know which one is the rarest one, I never paid attention of these different cover prices before.

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Post Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 6:53 am 
 

Hmm. I gather that is the Second Print of the First Edition. I guess it must be much rarer than the first.

Heroic worlds lists two prints for the first edition and I know the second edition has two prints.  Some completists must have been hunting that for a while/ Perhaps it is not so silly after all.

  

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Post Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 9:47 am 
 

I don't think I would call either prints extremely rare.  They both pop up on Ebay with regularity and normally sell for $50 or less.

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Post Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 7:46 pm 
 

So my original reaction was correct then.

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Post Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 4:40 am 
 

For those T&T collectors out there....

http://cgi.ebay.com/City-of-Terrors-Tun ... 911.c0.m14

This guy really knows his market.


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Post Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 8:44 am 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:For those T&T collectors out there....

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This guy really knows his market.




He seems to have big problems to estimate T&T products since he sold this lot


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for only 30£

I was waiting to buy it that another auction finish. I thought no one saw it because this lot was unsold one day before but harami bought it before  :(

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Post Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 10:37 am 
 

I know it doesn't come up on eBay all that often, but  
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is still a bit optimistic in my mind.



Especially since I know you can get copies in similar condition for significantly less.


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