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Post Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:39 am 
 

Ak'Ptui wrote:I'll send you one for free!  PM me your mailing address.  Are you going to open it or did you plan on keeping it sealed?


Thank you very much!!

This is a good point, am I going to open it? Humm I am very curious but I am a collector too... It is like when you get a rarity in SW... You always hesitate to open it or to keep it sealed. I think I will decide in front of the envelope :)

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 3:33 am 
 

I do not know if this qualifies, and is not a slam against the seller, but I believe NKG has a TrollCon special edition of the Monsters and Treasures book (for C&C) or the PHB softcover for like $95. It is still available from the Trolls for $19.95. Or, was, as of a few days ago... Do not have a link, though.

Oh, and these are obviously special prints, and limited -- first, they're softcovers. And second, they have color plates inside, so some interior art is full-page color, kind of like the 2nd edition stuff of the mid 90s.


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:52 pm 
 

I just can't believe this price 8O



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... K:MEWAX:IT



Open auction WOW



Only two bidders though :?


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:59 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:I just can't believe this price 8O


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Open auction WOW

Only two bidders though :?




Well, haven't seen one put up for sale in awhile and the ludicrous price being asked by necromancer for that other copy (and those on amazon) may have spurred on the bidding.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:19 pm 
 

Uh...  :scratch:




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Might as well shrinkwrap a dog turd.


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:53 am 
 

It is in good to very good condition with some moderate signs of wear. The cover has been scotch taped to the rest of the book.




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At least they described the description and posted a photo.



Good condition? :?


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:45 pm 
 

Castles and Crusades madness on Amazon . . .



The Castles and Crusades Castle Keeper Screen is OOP.  But is it really worth 10K?



. . . http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/1931275637



Not to be outdone, I have increased the price of my Hackmaster The Temple of Existential Evil to 20K:



. . . http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/1594590044/



Dark Chateau seems a bargain at $99.99!



. . . http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/1931275696/



Or the C&C version of The Mysterious Tower for $40!



. . . http://www.amazon.com/Castles-Crusades- ... 0977641805

  

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:53 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:Castles and Crusades madness on Amazon . . .

The Castles and Crusades Castle Keeper Screen is OOP.  But is it really worth 10K?

. . . http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/1931275637

Not to be outdone, I have increased the price of my Hackmaster The Temple of Existential Evil to 20K:

. . . http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/1594590044/

Dark Chateau seems a bargain at $99.99!

. . . http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/1931275696/

Or the C&C version of The Mysterious Tower for $40!

. . . http://www.amazon.com/Castles-Crusades- ... 0977641805




I like it that the used copies of dark chateau are more expensive than the new one

  

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 12:03 am 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:Castles and Crusades madness on Amazon . . .

The Castles and Crusades Castle Keeper Screen is OOP.  But is it really worth 10K?

. . . http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/1931275637





Yes, but the $10K seller is actually undercutting TSCBooks' price of $11,441.72 .  It must be a bargain!


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 12:27 am 
 

what the " May have been withdrawn from library circulation " one.. you can buy a lot of small american towns for that price these days can't you..

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 8:44 am 
 

FormCritic wrote:Yes, but the $10K seller is actually undercutting TSCBooks' price of $11,441.72 .  It must be a bargain!


Ah, TSCBooks.  I once saw where someone questioned them about a number of not-yet-released books that they had listed on Amazon for several thousand dollars.  TSC's response was to state that their automatic listing software automatically jacks the price up to an unreasonable amount if it thinks the ISBN may be corrupted so as to prevent anyone from buying the book -- rather than, you know, just not listing the thing. (Which also ignores that ISBN's have a check-sum digit, and it's therefore highly unlikely to get a mangled ISBN that still registers as a valid one.) :roll: :lol:

I've long since come to the conclusion that they just have a DB of ISBNs and list everything in it at outrageous prices.  If somebody actually buys it, then they can track it down and buy it elsewhere (probably at a substantial profit), or refund the money and respond that it was a listing error and they don't actually have it. :roll:

(And yes, some people do buy books listed at ridiculous even if the price is above Amazon's own listed one.)


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:08 am 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:Not to be outdone, I have increased the price of my Hackmaster The Temple of Existential Evil to 20K:

. . . http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/1594590044/




Given how much of a pain it is to find a copy, that may not be too far off.



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Post Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 5:28 pm 
 

TheHistorian wrote:Given how much of a pain it is to find a copy, that may not be too far off.

:lol:

I enjoy checking my Amazon inventory and seeing that my price of 20K is still the lowest price.   :D

If another seller would put one up for cheaper, then we could have a price war.  Maybe even get down to a realistic price, whatever that is.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:36 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:Maybe even get down to a realistic price, whatever that is.


Around $60.

It's easily the hardest Hackmaster item to find.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:06 pm 
 

TheHistorian wrote:
Around $60.

It's easily the hardest Hackmaster item to find.


It is also complete crap. Little Keep on the Borderland is excellent, then WotC made them spoof everything up. Thank God the hacked greyhawk supplement never saw print, though there must be a manuscript mouldering around.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:11 am 
 

JasonZavoda wrote:
It is also complete crap. Little Keep on the Borderland is excellent, then WotC made them spoof everything up. Thank God the hacked greyhawk supplement never saw print, though there must be a manuscript mouldering around.


Quality and value do not always (often?) go hand in hand - we know that.


I was just happy to get a copy recently on the cheap.

  


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Post Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:43 am 
 

I have only been buying HackMaster books for the last year or so hence my perspective on the pricing/availability is somewhat limited; however, the ToExE almost never shows up on Ebay.  I remember a few copies in 2008, but my collection creep had not progressed sufficiently for me to pull the trigger. ;)  The only copy I have seen this past year was available on Noble Knight's site in June for $75.  I think it was listed for three or four weeks, and then it was gone.

$60 seems like a fair price; however if you have the cash and don't want to wait, the one on Amazon for $20K is an absolute steal. :)


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Post Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:36 pm 
 

I can only assume that the $750 starting bid on this lot of SPI wargames is utterly ridiculous:



http://cgi.ebay.com/SIMULATIONS-PUBLICA ... 563768802e



But what I find even more ridiculous is the seller not wanting to break them up and his Ebay feedback.  Not as bad as some of the people on the shady sellers list but still...  8O   Too bad...there are some nice games in there.


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Post Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:23 pm 
 

The Hackmaster covers of the classic modules were pretty bad.  They weren't serious enough to be an effective homage, and they weren't funny enough to be interesting spoofs.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:28 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:I can only assume that the $750 starting bid on this lot of SPI wargames is utterly ridiculous:


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But what I find even more ridiculous is the seller not wanting to break them up and his Ebay feedback.  Not as bad as some of the people on the shady sellers list but still...  8O   Too bad...there are some nice games in there.




What this sounds like are a bunch of Strategy & Tactics mags missing the magazines most likely (since he doesn't mention them). Wrong time to be selling them as the value of S&Ts seems to be way down. I could see getting $1000 for 50 or so complete (unpunched) older S&Ts even today, but through individual sales. But dirty, basement stored, game only, no picture, from a seller with a fairly bad rep...

  
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