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Post Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:37 am 
 

Contact some of the other bidders and ask if they also got second chance offers?

  

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:04 pm 
 

I have not received a second chance offer on that auction and was in the bidding for most of the week up until the last four hours.
But I am bidding from Canada which can be determined by looking at the recent items I have sold and some auctions that I have that are ending today.


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:46 pm 
 

The second chance offer is probably from someone in Nigeria running a scam.  It happens with all of the bigger ticket items.  I think you'd be lucky if you paid and got photocopies but I doubt you would get anything.

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:49 pm 
 

W A R N I N G



The auction below, for a call of Cthulhu 20th anniversary ruleset, looks like the limited edition version (i.e. from the individually numbered 300 print run, with the gold star).  I doubt that it is as; (i) these were never sealed in plastic, (ii) his description is lifted straight from the original ad (and probably from Paul's Y-S.com website).




** expired eBay auction **




I thought it particularly worth mentioning, since there is a Ltd Ed. 20th anniversary set (i.e. Gold Star) on ebay at the moment, and some people might be fooled.  I have sent him this message.



"Hi there.  Although your stock photograph makes this look like the very valuable limited edition version of the 20th anniversary ruleset (with the gold star), I assume that this is the less rare version with the red star (and no signatures/stamp/label etc..)?  If so, you may want to amend your description to avoid a disappointed customer.  Regardless, Best of luck with the auction."


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:53 pm 
 

Red_bus is right. IIRC the picture in that ad is from a pre-production mock-up that Chaosium published. Note the differences in the embossed square on the cover. The mock-up is just a square, the real deal has small decorative tentacles embossed in the corner of that square. And plastic wrap = unlimited. The limited were wrapped in paper and bound with twine.

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:05 pm 
 

The guy has been cool enough to amend his auction now.

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:50 pm 
 

Pimping my own stuff again, I want to make you aware of my auction for 15 issues of Abyss magazine from Dave Nalle and Ragnarok Enterprises.  I will be posting more Ragnarok stuff soon.



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0120089716


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:45 am 
 

CelticTony wrote:Pimping my own stuff again, I want to make you aware of my auction for 15 issues of Abyss magazine from Dave Nalle and Ragnarok Enterprises.  I will be posting more Ragnarok stuff soon.


** expired eBay auction **




Individualy sales would have been good (esp for me;)



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Post Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:34 am 
 

I am sure a few people have seen this one:



http://cgi.ebay.com/WHITE-BEAR-RED-MOON ... dZViewItem



Greg Stafford is selling a copy of White Bear & Red Moon.  I wonder if his reserve will be met?  As hot as this game usually is I don't see the point of a reserve.  PDT_Armataz_01_04

  

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:35 am 
 

Ringworld box set:




** expired eBay auction **




'nother one:




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Post Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:02 am 
 

Elric boardgame (Avalon Hill):




** expired eBay auction **




How does this boardgame compare to the Chaosium version seen here:



http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/191923



And Greg Stafford's original here:



http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/129931



Are these all essentially the same game?



edit:  I seem to have answered my own question.  From looking at ALL of the pictures on the boardgamegeek website it seems that they are all essentially the same game.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:05 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:I am sure a few people have seen this one:


** expired eBay auction **


Greg Stafford is selling a copy of White Bear & Red Moon.  I wonder if his reserve will be met?  As hot as this game usually is I don't see the point of a reserve.  PDT_Armataz_01_04




Didn't he just win a copy from another seller a few weeks back?


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 2:27 am 
 

- Didn't he just win a copy from another seller a few weeks back?
yes and nomad gods without map expect that again soon. losing goodwill + ott postage charges

  


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:55 pm 
 

Greg Stafford is selling a copy of White Bear & Red Moon. I wonder if his reserve will be met? As hot as this game usually is I don't see the point of a reserve.


That really pushes the line at the bottom of his auction: "...from the collection of Greg Stafford..."  There is a certain amount of vanity required when you can buy and resell items only adding your autograph in order to increase its value.  Hence the reserve price.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 2:06 pm 
 

Greg has posted here before; maybe he'll stop by again and let us know if there's something we're missing. But it looks like an assembly line of buy product-add signature-sell product to me.

I've never begrudged someone trying to turn a buck or two, and lord knows I've enjoyed many of Greg's creative efforts ... but, I gotta admit, I'm just not real wild about this latest development. It's not the end of the world either way, but I won't be placing any bids.

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 2:17 pm 
 

Maybe not interesting to many of you, but I find this item to be pretty cool:



Shadowrun 4th Edition Limited Collector's Edition



And another one



Other one



And Ghostbusters.



Probably not a huge deal to you guys, but I've not seen a copy of that game, anywhere, since it was released. I think I'll bid on it...


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 4:04 pm 
 

Not surprised one bit.


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 8:14 pm 
 

He turned a nice profit on the recent Wyrms Footnotes #1 - I think he paid about $200 for it, resold with autograph for $350.

Like Xaxaxe said, nothing terribly immoral about it - but it's unlikely I'll be placing any bids either.

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 1:40 am 
 

Isn't buying a rare and reselling it for a higher price what others have been bashed for in the past?


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 6:18 am 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:Isn't buying a rare and reselling it for a higher price what others have been bashed for in the past?


Yes they have.

I am actually surprised about this - does he need the money that badly?  

He is only turning over a few items each week, and he (presumably) is spending plenty of time searching for rares.  Despite the occasional big(ish) profit, his hourly rate is doubtfully that good.  I know that you don't get much money for rpg writing (see endless threads on Y-S.com, rpg.net  and elsewhere), but I would assume his name would have edged him into a few decent contracts if he wanted...


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