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Post Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 12:15 am 
 

I'm amused by this one: http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... 0185312227



SenorCooCoo wrote:This auction is for the super rare and hard-to-find Secrets of Kenya sourcebook for the Call of Cthulhu RPG by Chaosium.




Apparently "super rare and hard-to-find" is now code for in print and can be ordered direct from the publisher. :roll:



I'd post his Mountains of Madness in the silliest auction prices, but I haven't been paying attention enough to see if the re-release of the hardcover version (at $75) has done anything to the price of the older softcover ones.  Needless to say, I still think $160 is a tad much...


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Post Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:39 am 
 

What a stooge.


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Post Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 7:03 am 
 

g026r wrote:I'm amused by this one:  
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Apparently "super rare and hard-to-find" is now code for in print and can be ordered direct from the publisher. :roll:

I'd post his Mountains of Madness in the silliest auction prices, but I haven't been paying attention enough to see if the re-release of the hardcover version (at $75) has done anything to the price of the older softcover ones.  Needless to say, I still think $160 is a tad much...




I have direct experience with BTMOM since the reprint. I had a 1st Ed HB sold at a good price and then found out Chaosium had released the reprint. So I mailed the buyer and told him he could get it much cheaper direct from the publisher, asked him if he wanted to cancel the order. As a collector he declined and went ahead and paid the higher price - for the better product IMO. Good for him, I'd have made exactly the same choice. He now has something fairly rare rather than ten-a-penny and that's one of the joys of collecting surely?

  


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Post Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:15 pm 
 

I love people who copy and paste descriptions and then incompletely edit them for their new auctions:

KEITH URBAN
2 TICKETS
NOVEMBER 8th at CONCESO FIELD HOUSE
INDIANAPOLIS INDIANA

SECTION 209
ROW 6
SEATS 14 & 15

An EARLY CHAOSIUM
CALL OF CTHULHU ADVENTURE


While I don't like the guy's music, I'd hardly say it's quite that sanity draining or causes nearly that high of a body count among those who listen to it. :roll:


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Post Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 3:50 pm 
 

g026r wrote:While I don't like the guy's music, I'd hardly say it's quite that sanity draining or causes nearly that high of a body count among those who listen to it.


The draining of sanity/power points is an important component of any privately held stadium's business plan. While local officials may be hypnotized (or 'replaced'), donating substantial tax funds toward construction &/or upkeep, licensing fees received from vampiric psychovore entities form the bulk part of revenue. (deVirjiies, 2004)[Section Deleted] Additionally, such draining results in a beneficial social effect as the population thus drained often exits the stadium in a mental spasm of violent impulses, followed by increased long-term passivity. (Seuss, 1947)

  


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:40 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... 0188773435



Hardcover? Softcover?  Actual condition of the wear reported to the cover?  Who can tell from that picture!  But don't forget to click it to "supersize" it. ;)


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:48 pm 
 

g026r wrote:
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Hardcover? Softcover?  Actual condition of the wear reported to the cover?  Who can tell from that picture!  But don't forget to click it to "supersize" it. ;)




LOL...good thing it was supersized!  What..was the book trying to keep from being photographed?  I've seen better pictures of Bigfoot.


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 12:46 am 
 

g026r wrote:But don't forget to click it to "supersize" it. ;)


D'oh, I fell into your supersizing trap!

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Post Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:32 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:26 pm 
 

I was going to post these in the interesting items thread, but the photos just crack me up:




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Post Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:14 pm 
 


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nice traveller book from SJG


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:15 pm 
 


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few DCC mods!


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:02 pm 
 

Unusual Miniature set entitled 'ancient life'. What is that on the altar? Don't tell me it is Caligula wielding the dagger? I can't quite make it out from the picture!!!  PDT_Armataz_01_13




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Post Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:24 pm 
 


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The camera used to take the photo was also used in sightings of Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster...



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Post Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:04 pm 
 

Bah, that's not a book.  It's just a man in a gorilla suit holding a tiny submarine. :D


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:21 am 
 


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This is the best image we have to date on these books - taken by the Hubble Telescope you'll notice we can now, for the first time, begin to make out quite a few surface features.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:36 pm 
 

Not related to collecting but related to eBay:



(Lower your PC volume or mute your sound completely.)



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How long has eBay allowed songs to be embedded in auction pages?  The song is not offensive, but if I wanted to hear a song coming out of my PC speakers, I would be playing a CD or MP3.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:54 pm 
 

Seller has non-TSR items, Grenadier yellow boxes, and . . .



. . . an antique vibrator . . .




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From description:



" . . . This item is in its original case and has 5 attachments. It looks like one of them is missing . . .  I plugged this thing in and it works like gangbusters . . . "



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