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Post Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:49 am 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:Overseas eBayer corcorellis has won my copy of CZ:UW for $202.47.



Wow, incredible.  This thing is really skyrocketing.  Now I feel like more of a dope than usual after deciding the $45 or so BIN on that set that was up a couple of months ago was too high.  And to think it sat there for several days!


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:39 am 
 

bombadil wrote:Wow, incredible.  This thing is really skyrocketing.  Now I feel like more of a dope than usual after deciding the $45 or so BIN on that set that was up a couple of months ago was too high.  And to think it sat there for several days!

How many "sure things" never increase significantly in value?  Buying CZ:UW at the end of 2008 was a risk.  It was available below SRP for a while, so a BIN at cover price did look expensive.

Jason Zavoda and others appear to be correct in their analyses of/reasoning behind buying and holding CZ:UW.  Maybe they should be discussing economic solutions in the OT thread.   :wink:

As soon as my Amazon copy sells or moves to eBay, I won't have a horse in the the CZ:UW race.  But I would enjoy seeing CZ:UW hit $299 at the end of 2009, perhaps coinciding with a 4E release from Gygax Games or reworked supplements from independent authors.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:30 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:How many "sure things" never increase significantly in value?  Buying CZ:UW at the end of 2008 was a risk.  It was available below SRP for a while, so a BIN at cover price did look expensive.

Jason Zavoda and others appear to be correct in their analyses of/reasoning behind buying and holding CZ:UW.  Maybe they should be discussing economic solutions in the OT thread.   :wink:

As soon as my Amazon copy sells or moves to eBay, I won't have a horse in the the CZ:UW race.  But I would enjoy seeing CZ:UW hit $299 at the end of 2009, perhaps coinciding with a 4E release from Gygax Games or reworked supplements from independent authors.


This kind of return is unpredictable. I buy things with 5 years in mind rather than 5 months. And sometimes knowing too much can keep you from investing. I managed a comic shop going on to 20 years ago, and I knew too much to invest in the Death of Superman comic. I could have picked up a 1000 copies wholesale (and our shops discount was 62% because of the volume we were buying from Diamond comics). But I knew that killing a comic character meant nothing, and the sales of superman were low. We had 7 regular subscribers to each of the Superman titles compared to over 100 for X-Men titles. After that issue and for the next 6 months we had 250+ subscribers to the superman and batman titles. We sold over 600+ copies of each issue the week it came out. Then of course all the speculation went BOOM! and the issue which had gone for $100 or more a copy was down to less than $7, then $5, then the comic market imploded.

What I did know was to sell while the other issues were high and dump them when the first signs of the bust started to show.

CZ: UW isnt going to bust and if the print run is truly low then the current price should be sustainable. Down the road I think this is a gaming grail and I cant see how it will be ever reprinted in this format. The owners of the rights are crazy not to get out another version as quickly as possible. I just think whatever comes out will be geared toward 4th edition and change the entire feel and content of the set.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:30 am 
 

$195.17



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0294964909



There is a BIN copy available at $199 (posted earlier), cheapest on Amazon was $249.  Did the others on Amazon (at $199) sell or get removed or raised in price?

  


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:24 am 
 

Grug Greyskin wrote:$195.17


** expired eBay auction **


There is a BIN copy available at $199 (posted earlier), cheapest on Amazon was $249.  Did the others on Amazon (at $199) sell or get removed or raised in price?




I sold it for $149.99.  My was opened and had some wear on the box and a couple dings to the books. I purchased it new but wasn't very well packed when shipped. The box set was just put in a box with no packing so banged around in the shipping box on its way to me. It wasn't in shrink wrap either.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:24 am 
 

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:07 pm 
 

Grug Greyskin wrote:$195.17


** expired eBay auction **

Good to see that it is still holding around $200 despite the economy, 4E, etc.

There is a BIN copy available at $199 (posted earlier), cheapest on Amazon was $249.  Did the others on Amazon (at $199) sell or get removed or raised in price?


One shrinkwrapped Amazon copy sold for $199.99 a few weeks back.



The shrinkwrapped copy currently on Amazon will fluctuate between $199.99 and $249.99 as my mood dictates.  :)  Or maybe I'll roll my four Zocchihedrons and determine a price.   :wink:

  

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:08 pm 
 

I was one SERIOUSLY lucky dude this week..

Was at the local FLGS, for a miniature gaming night, and happened to look over on a shelf next to the cash register.. and there was a copy of the Upper Works! Goggled a minute.. checked it out.

No shrink, one corner of the lid split. All contents fine. Price tag placed directly on box lid, of 39.95.

I asked how they had a copy.. unshrinked.. counter guy (son of owner, knowledgeable chap in most things) told me that a customer had returned it after getting it in the fall, and finally reading the thing.. and NOT liking it. he then offered to discount it by 10% more because of the box damage.

Um.. Thanks?

I bought it.

No intention of profiting by it.. this puppy is one that I have been searching for use!

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:33 pm 
 

I've picked up a few copies of the Castle Zagyg modules and was wondering if anyone else has noticed if there might be 2 prints for Town Halls?  I have one copy where the ink is considerably darker than the other.

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:11 am 
 

I think this is a print error in the covers due to the awkward brown colouring. I have an EMG where the colour is considerably lighter than the others.


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:28 am 
 

Mars wrote:I've picked up a few copies of the Castle Zagyg modules and was wondering if anyone else has noticed if there might be 2 prints for Town Halls?  I have one copy where the ink is considerably darker than the other.


I only know of the two printings for this, GenCon first drafts 52 pages, then 2nd print 44 pages.

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:51 pm 
 

These are going for over $200, yet no one touched this one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0373048412



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Post Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:57 pm 
 

Gus Landt wrote:These are going for over $200, yet no one touched this one:

** expired eBay auction **


Any ideas why?




My guess:  Because it's a BIN.  It's no fun if you can't outbid some other poor slob while hopefully getting a good deal.  No one wants to pull the trigger on a $179 BIN for a relatively new item regardless of its perceived worth.



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Post Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:43 pm 
 

Gus Landt wrote:These are going for over $200, yet no one touched this one:

** expired eBay auction **


Any ideas why?




Because no one pointed it out here before I'd guess  :D

  


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:04 pm 
 

He just relisted it (he is a friend of mine, who is a huge first edition D&D geek).



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0375215458



I told him to add the 'make an offer' thing. :-)

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:33 pm 
 

Gus Landt wrote:He just relisted it (he is a friend of mine, who is a huge first edition D&D geek).


** expired eBay auction **


I told him to add the 'make an offer' thing. :-)


I'd like to eventually pick one up, but not at that price. It seems to me that the dog is a bit wagged right now and I am willing to be patient enough to get one at a much lower price that what they are currently going for.


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:05 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:I'd like to eventually pick one up, but not at that price. It seems to me that the dog is a bit wagged right now and I am willing to be patient enough to get one at a much lower price that what they are currently going for.

What?  You're not going to Bclarkie-It-Now?  :)

Any wagers on the what the winning offer will be?

  

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:54 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:Any wagers on the what the winning offer will be?


Just wondering ... if it is newly listed as a BIN, why only list it for 7 days when 30 is the same price?

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