Selling Forgotten Realms books
Post new topic Reply to topic Page 1 of 1
Author


Collector

Posts: 6
Joined: Jan 13, 2011
Last Visit: Jan 16, 2011

Post Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:44 pm 
 

Hi All,

I've got a pretty large and substantial Forgotten Realms collection.  I've left DnD and moved on to Warhammer.  I haven't played DnD in years.  Even if I changed my mind, I have to admit that I don't care for the FR anymore.  I'm more into Greyhawk as the pantheons make more sense to me.  

So, what is the best way to sell all my old books?  Ebay just seems a bit tedious and I am uncertain of the prices.  I was hoping to sell mine in bulk somewhere, but if I happen to have a particularly rare item or two, I can sell them separate.  

I see that there is a classified section here.  Is this the best way to sell?  Any other suggestions?

I'll go get my books down from the attic to list what I have.

  

User avatar

Sage Collector

Posts: 2737
Joined: May 31, 2007
Last Visit: Mar 22, 2021

Post Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:53 pm 
 

Its always best to know what you have before you consider selling. Then, when informed, you can make a better estimate as to what to do. Very common stuff will probably do better as a lump and the more obscure probably in their own sale. eBay works, Classified here tends to get some attention when selling and there are other means such as RPGMarketplace or even just swapping with Noble Knight Games for store credit.


Those who can, don't. Those who should not, do.

  


Collector

Posts: 6
Joined: Jan 13, 2011
Last Visit: Jan 16, 2011

Post Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:17 pm 
 

OK....in no particular order:

2x 2nd Ed gray FR boxed set
The Ruins of Myth Drannor boxed set
The Ruins of Undermountain boxed set
Menzoberranzan boxed set

FR1 Waterdeep and the North
FR2 Moonshae
FR5 The Savage Frontier
FR11 Dwarves Deep
FRS1 The Dalelands
FRQ2 Hordes of Dragonspear
2x FOR3 Pirates of the Fallen Stars

Faiths & Avatars (2nd Ed)
Powers & Pantheons (2nd Ed)
2 x Forgotten Realms Adventures hardcover
Monsters of Faerun
Cloak and Dagger
Elminster's Ecologies: The High Moor / The Serpent Hills
The Moonsea
The Vilhon Reach
Sea of Fallen Stars
Cormanthyr: Empire of Elves
Volo's Guide to All Things Magical
Volo's Guide to Cormyr
Volo's Guide to the Dalelands
Volo's Guide to the Lands of Intrigue
Volo's Guide to the North
Volo's Guide to Waterdeep
(might have more, if there are any)
Cult of the Dragon

Wyrmskull Throne adventure
Into the Dragon's Lair adventure
Hellgate Keep dungeon crawl adventure
The Dungeon of Death dungeon crawl adventure

3rd or 3.5 Edition Stuff
Forgotten Realms campaign Setting 3.0 (or is it 3.5?) hard cover
Serpent Kingdoms hardcover
Magic of Faerun
Lord of Darkness
Unapproachable East
Shining South
Players Guide to Faerun
Races of Faerun

I might have some more, but this is all I can find at the moment.

  

User avatar

Sage Collector

Posts: 2737
Joined: May 31, 2007
Last Visit: Mar 22, 2021

Post Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:48 pm 
 

I would break that into lots. Probably sell most of the box sets individually, but I would sell these with one of the 2 Campaign Setting boxes: FR1,2,5,11; FRS1; FRQ2; FOR3. I'd put all the Volo Guides together (there are many more than what you listed) and sell them together [in fact, I'd be interested in buying them that way]. Lump the d20 stuff together.

Unfortunately, none of that is really "rare" though some are seemingly sought after like the Myth Drannor and Menzoberranzan sets.


Those who can, don't. Those who should not, do.

  


Collector

Posts: 6
Joined: Jan 13, 2011
Last Visit: Jan 16, 2011

Post Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:59 pm 
 

Thanks for the info!  I really do appreciate it.  I've already gotten a couple PM's.  Just initial contacts.  I'm willing to see whatever the best deal is and go with it.  I'm low hassle and could just use the extra cash for some Warhammer things.

  


Collector

Posts: 6
Joined: Jan 13, 2011
Last Visit: Jan 16, 2011

Post Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:52 pm 
 

Oh, I found

Volo's Guide to the Sword Coast
Volo's Guide to Baldur's Gate II

I COULD NOT FIND Volo's Guide to the North.

Oh, and I have a bunch of Polyhedron magazines with some FR articles.  Is it of the Vast?  I think so.  I think I have all the Vast issues.

EDIT AGAIN:

I also found TSR's "Wizard's Spell Compendium Volumes 1-4".  It's a compilation of all the Wizard Spells from all the source books they had at the time.  It says Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, so isn't that 1st Ed?

Are those rare?

  

User avatar

Long-Winded Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 3593
Joined: Dec 20, 2003
Last Visit: Jul 27, 2021
Location: Canada

Post Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:01 pm 
 

heychadwick wrote:Oh, I found

I also found TSR's "Wizard's Spell Compendium Volumes 1-4".  It's a compilation of all the Wizard Spells from all the source books they had at the time.  It says Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, so isn't that 1st Ed?

Are those rare?


Nope common item worth around $15 - $25 per book depending on condition


Games can get you through times of no money but money can not get you through times of no games!!

 WWW  

User avatar

Sage Collector

Posts: 2737
Joined: May 31, 2007
Last Visit: Mar 22, 2021

Post Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:26 pm 
 

Also, they are second edition. There was a trend at the end (before d20) to drop the edition label. I could use those too, if they're not beat to hell like mine.

Photos/scans would be nice.


Those who can, don't. Those who should not, do.

  


Collector

Posts: 6
Joined: Jan 13, 2011
Last Visit: Jan 16, 2011

Post Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:23 pm 
 

I'll try to get pictures of them today.  They are in good condition.  I won't say "mint" due to some every slight wear on the edges of the covers.  Oh, and one has a very slight mark on the front.  I'll take pictures and post.

I'm going to check on store credit for some old 3.5 DnD books at the local game store.  Will use the credit to get more Warhammer stuff  :D

  


Collector

Posts: 6
Joined: Jan 13, 2011
Last Visit: Jan 16, 2011

Post Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:27 am 
 

Actually, I was thinking about the compendium and I really like it.  If I ever play DnD again (no matter what version) I could use it as a source to develop all sorts of new and interesting spells for the campaign.  I think I'll keep them and all my old modules/dungeon magazines.  

Also, I ended up selling my 3.5 FR stuff to my local game store for store credit.  I think I got $120 store credit for it.  Not bad!  He sells it for half price.  He can give me 50% cash of that half (so, 25% of listed price) or 75% of the half in store credit.  I went with the latter.

  
Post new topic Reply to topic Page 1 of 1