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Post Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:51 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/MERP-Middle-Earth-R ... 27aeff8322



Starting bid is wacky enough.  Shipping is moronic.  8O



Must have been whomped in the head one too many times while wearing this:



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Post Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:30 pm 
 

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Starting bid is wacky enough.  Shipping is moronic.  8O

Must have been whomped in the head one too many times while wearing this:


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I clicked on the link and reported the seller for charging $25 for a standard flat-rate shipping box...double the actual cost.



When I hit the link again it was $15.  I swear it changed in between my report and when I went back for another look.


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:44 pm 
 

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I clicked on the link and reported the seller for charging $25 for a standard flat-rate shipping box...double the actual cost.

When I hit the link again it was $15.  I swear it changed in between my report and when I went back for another look.


Just noticed that.  Pretty sure the opening bid price dropped a bit as well.  Still way too high though.  These dont go for all that much in mint condition.  I dont understand why sellers just dont stick stuff on Ebay with a low opening bid and see what happens.  If what they are selling is worth it, they will end up getting a good end result more often than not.

And if the seller is reading this thread, congrats on the new baby.  :)


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:45 pm 
 

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Must have been whomped in the head one too many times while wearing this:


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Whomped in the head?  Both his arms and family jewels are missing!  8O    :wink:   :lol:


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:38 am 
 

Wow!!!

http://cgi.ebay.fr/Apple-Lane-by-Greg-S ... 0404681343



I didn't think it would go for more than 5-6$ (in the same time for example I have a copy for sale on ebay for less than $6 with no bids)


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:52 am 
 

lokiwookie wrote:Wow!!!

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I didn't think it would go for more than 5-6$ (in the same time for example I have a copy for sale on ebay for less than $6 with no bids)




Your copy is the Games Workshop edition - it has a yellow 'scenario pack 2' cover, like earlier editions, but the contents have been re-typeset to fit on half as many pages (like the edition included with the later Chaosium RQ box). The difference is visible at the top of the cover, yours has no Chaosium logo & 'Runequest' is in block print.



I'm also curious as to what 'Occasion' condition is, I guess I'm not familiar with French terms for item condition.



I was a little surprised to see the other one go for $30 in this economy, but not too surprised. There's a hit & miss aspect to RQ auctions, I see the same item go for $10 one day & $40 the next. Best I can tell, there is a small but fairly dedicated community of RQ collectors out there in the buying public. While no RQ items are very rare, they're uncommon enough that a collector has to wait a few months to see a given title appear. When it does, they may be inclined to open their wallets pretty wide.

  

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Your copy is the Games Workshop edition - it has a yellow 'scenario pack 2' cover, like earlier editions, but the contents have been re-typeset to fit on half as many pages (like the edition included with the later Chaosium RQ box). The difference is visible at the top of the cover, yours has no Chaosium logo & 'Runequest' is in block print.

I'm also curious as to what 'Occasion' condition is, I guess I'm not familiar with French terms for item condition.


Thanks for the details! I did not notice this difference. Interesting to know that. I have to look to my other copy by the way.

As for the occasion, I guess that French people uses the same condition rate as US or UK sellers. It is in VG condition (not "Cougie rates" :))


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:26 pm 
 

"d'occasion" would mean "used" or "second hand" (as opposed to "new").


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:23 pm 
 

And at Origins 2009, I could have bought these for 35.00 a piece in the shrink...



http://cgi.ebay.com/DCC-35-Gazetteer-of ... 3efd142e6d



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Post Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:10 pm 
 

Looks like a missed opportunity.  I think they will continue to move up in price.  The boxes are very flimsy resulting in corner tears.

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:09 pm 
 

Invincible Overlord wrote:Did I miss a grand opportunity, or is this just crazy?


Yep, opportunity missed.  Earlier last year these were selling for $100+.

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:17 pm 
 

This one ended about double the highest price I can remember:



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Post Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:41 pm 
 

Given the downward trend on Mayfair Games for the past year or so, that's a bit of a surprise: three way bidding, too.
$50-75 perhaps at best before that for Nanorien Stones (there are a few on my auction spreadsheet to $70, anyhow) but only pushing $100 when in shrink.


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:37 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:41 am 
 

Mars wrote:This one ended about double the highest price I can remember:


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I was only in to about $50 - my bidnip didn't even register.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:29 am 
 

Invincible Overlord wrote:And at Origins 2009, I could have bought these for 35.00 a piece in the shrink...


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Did I miss a grand opportunity, or is this just crazy?




Isn't Origins held in March each year (Vegas?)...

Even in March of 2009 that was cheap.

Wish I were there, at that price I would have picked up as many as I could carry out.

Then would have gone back for more.



The listing that you linked is only at $73 right now; ending later today.

I would be mildly surprised if that copy does not go over $100...

It looks to be Mint and is easily one of the nicest looking sets that I have seen listed in a long while.

If I did not have more than enough sets already, I would bid $100 plus myself.

Shipping is fine at $15.50 too, those are fairly heavy boxes.



Flimsy?

I hate to disagree with Martin, but I do not think the boxes are flimsy.

At least no more than other boxes of that sort are.

The weight of the contents of the Gazetteer Box sets is what makes the boxes susceptible to tears and dings.

The DCC 51 Boxes also tend to rip and tear, but then they are almost twice as large and twice as heavy as the Gazetteer sets.

Careful care in packing should prevent most of the problems.



These wont sell for any less anytime soon either, even in this depressed economy.

Unless another seller puts up a dozen copies (one or two at a time) as happened late last year. :wink:


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:44 am 
 

Origins is in Columbus, Ohio.  And it takes place in June.

And the DCC boxes are much sturdier than a lot of others such as Castle Zagyg....that's for sure.  The paper covering the corners does tend to tear on the larger box sets as you mentioned.


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:49 am 
 

Gnat,

I'm comparing them to the Forgottem Realms box sets.  But I believe the Forgotten Realms box sets to be a bit more sturdier than the Goodman Games box sets.  I aggre the Goodman sets are very heavy and contribute to the corner damage.  Which is another reason they should have been placed in better boxes.

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