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Post Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:48 pm 
 

This might be a question for the appraisal forum, but how much does a Thieves' World boxed set by Chaosium fetch in good condition? I saw one today in the case at Half-Proce Books in Cleveland for $100. Seemed a bit steep, but I dunno. There's on on Ebay for $35, is that about average?


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:50 pm 
 

$35 seems a bit above average.  I would probably say typically in the $25 range - some more, some less.  The modules seem to be rarer than the boxed set.

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:09 pm 
 

Pricing of collectibles at Half-Price is highly erractic. I've seen the 1981 basic D&D booklet there for $20, while the truely valuable stuff is often overlooked & priced low. When the overpriced items don't sell, they're marked down to $1-3 & thrown into the clearance section.

Of course the most annoying thing is when the idiots at the front register refuse to sell you something because it looks collectible, so they assume you must have maliciously removed it from a bag. Invariably this occurs when the item in question is too tattered to command a collectible price, but they'll waste your time to find that out from the staff in the backroom.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:48 pm 
 

silver_beetle wrote:This might be a question for the appraisal forum, but how much does a Thieves' World boxed set by Chaosium fetch in good condition? I saw one today in the case at Half-Proce Books in Cleveland for $100. Seemed a bit steep, but I dunno. There's on on Ebay for $35, is that about average?


$100 is way over the top. Remember HPB uses ABEbooks to price items, not ebay or any other sort of more reliable forum.  Thus, sometimes you will find silliness such as $50 Fiend Folios, $100 Deities Demigods w/Cthulhu, etc.  I wish instead of trying to be "experts" in something they clearly have no knowledge of they just would put a price on stuff and put it out.  We have a local Arlington HPB that has prices a year old now (Rod of Seven Parts, missing maps, for $50 is one of them) that they refuse to alter (I've mentioned the item in question is incomplete to the staff more than once, finally got tired of doing so).  Very infrequently can you find a HPB employee with actual knowledge of what used books and games cost...they are by the hour employees like any other chain.

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:17 pm 
 

Seems Double-Price Books IS Thieves World.


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:38 pm 
 

Just put one up on eBay UK for £5 G/VGC if you want to see how it does.  
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I'm guessing £8 - £12.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 4:34 pm 
 

As an aside: for those who've never seen it, it's a fairly impressive piece of work.  Stats for tons of then-current RPG systems often by the system designer and notes on how to work Sanctuary into some of the less immediately appropriate systems.

For example: ever wondered how you'd run a Thieves World game in the Traveller universe?  They've got you covered, and by Marc Miller no less. :D

Unfortunately the Companion chops the number of systems down to just two: RuneQuest and MERP. :(


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 7:13 pm 
 

Part of the box set is written by the Midkemia Press guys too.

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