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Post Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:48 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:Just for the record.....

A copy of Upper Works did sell on Amazon for $199.99 (congrats, Johngaunt). There is a copy up now for $299.99 which might be stretching it......or maybe not.  Talk about instant collectible this might be impossible to find for under $100 at this point.

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That's fantastic news. Unfortunately I'm not registered with Amazon, so won't be listing with them, but I might be tempted to list mine on eBay.


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:52 pm 
 

That would be fun to watch.   :D


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:09 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:That would be fun to watch.   :D

Don't think I've got the balls to put it up at 99p and wait and see the outcome.


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:39 pm 
 

Hmm, that is interesting to see. They sell for a lot of Amazon, huh? Coolio...


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:04 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:Don't think I've got the balls to put it up at 99p and wait and see the outcome.

Try and find a copy of CZ:UW on the Internet.  You will not be able to find one easily in the United States, if at all.  You may not be able to find one in the rest of the world, either.  Yes, you are UK-based, but Google returns the same results . . .

Local gamestores appear to be the only chance to get one of these at cover price.

serleran wrote:Hmm, that is interesting to see. They sell for a lot of Amazon, huh? Coolio...

Do you think you can undercut my budget price of $299.99?   :wink:

Just remember to figure in the Amazon commission, which will be a chunk of money.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:05 pm 
 

Nope, but I can sell mine with "contributor" status at the low-low price of only $450...


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:18 pm 
 

serleran wrote:Nope, but I can sell mine with "contributor" status at the low-low price of only $450...

No, no, no.  We are trying to encourage people to sell these at a reasonable price . . .

Apparently, this is not working, since no one is selling any.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:33 pm 
 

I'm not selling mine, though if I happened upon another one, then I would sell that.

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:59 am 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:Apparently, this is not working, since no one is selling any.

tried to give away + forward another at cost but was turned down twice. amazon sale crazy $ but reality = few people sitting on investment holdings instead of others using

  

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Rakeesh sah Tarna wrote:tried to give away + forward another at cost but was turned down twice. amazon sale crazy $ but reality = few people sitting on investment holdings instead of others using

Like Yoda talk you like? Hard it is to figure what you say. :D


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:52 am 
 

I am actually playing mine, already got some creases in the books :)


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:05 am 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:Do you think you can undercut my budget price of $299.99?   :wink:

Just remember to figure in the Amazon commission, which will be a chunk of money.


So what IS the commission on Amazon?

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:42 am 
 

Invincible Overlord wrote:
So what IS the commission on Amazon?


Apparently, your first born.

Ebay will take notice soon enough. 8O


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:10 am 
 

Not DMing my Upper Works set yet, but plan to soon.
The grandkids dont live with us, so we can only play on occasional weekends.

They are currently rummaging about in the Dark Chateau and once that is completed, they will move on to the castle itself.

They are about 3/4ths finished with that adventure.
In the cellar now with only half that and the caverns left.


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:54 am 
 

Invincible Overlord wrote:So what IS the commission on Amazon?

Amazon displays that as part of the last step of listing an item.  I, of course, never remember. What it is.  It can be a significant chunk of change.

Price / (Amazon's Cut) / Shipping Fee / Total to Me Before shipping
$16.99   _/_   ($4.89)   _/_   $3.99   _/_   $16.09
$39.99   _/_   ($8.34   _/_   $3.99   _/_   $35.64
$199.99   _/_ ($32.34)   _/_   $3.99   _/_   $171.64
$249.97          _/_   ($39.84)   _/_   $3.99   _/_   $214.12
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Here's a detailed example at the high end:

Dungeon Crawl Classics 35
. . . Qty:   1   $249.97

Amazon fees
. . . Commission:   ($37.50)
. . . Fixed closing fee:   ($0.99)
. . . Variable closing fee:   ($1.35)

Other
. . . Shipping:   $3.99

Transaction Total   $214.12
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I insured that and shipped it in a Flat-Rate Priority Box, so I spent another $15.  I could have cheaped out and not done that, but that may have caused problems.

Amazon is free to list, and items can sit there for months.  That is one of its benefits.  The big fee hit and inability to list lots are two of its drawbacks.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:10 pm 
 

I notice there are two printings of Dark Chateau. The first printing is in Yggsburgh Grey, and the second printing is in Gazetteer Brown.


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:25 am 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:I notice there are two printings of Dark Chateau. The first printing is in Yggsburgh Grey, and the second printing is in Gazetteer Brown.


Never saw the Brown printing.

Speaking of Yggsburgh; How many seperate Books/Modules/Folios/Box sets must one purchase to complete the entire city?
Or is it also incomplete never to be finished?


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:38 am 
 

Aneoth wrote:Speaking of Yggsburgh; How many seperate book/box sets must one purchase to complete the entire city?
Or is it also incomplete never to be finished?

Troll Lords was planning on additional books that never made it to print.  I'm not sure what saw the light of day, what was almost released, and what was a pipe dream.

Castle Zagyg Volume I: Yggsburgh  - big grey hardback that was available for years
Castle Zagyg: Upper Works - our newest favorite boxed set
CZ9: East Mark Gazetteer: slightly oversized folio
CZ10: Town Halls
CZ11: Moat Gate
CZ12: The Store House District
CZA1: Dark Chateau - Kuntz adventure - two printings (see mbassoc2003's post above)

Are more portions of Yggsburgh really necessary . . . ?  More adventures would have been nice.

  
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