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Post Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:07 am 
 

lvwhitin wrote:Thanks to all for your review and input.

I wish one of you lived in the Mid-west USA - so we could meet in person  to review some of the items.  The pics don't do the tight spines and inside pages of the Dungeoneers justice.


If you're near Wichita, KS, I'd be happy to take a look at them :D


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:22 am 
 

Guy Fullerton wrote:I'm not sure why you applied a 10% appreciation. The valuations are AFAIK intended to be currently accurate values. That is, an older date for a price establishment doesn't mean the price is out of date; just that the price hasn't needed updating in some time.

The "price" cannot be updated until individual copies come up for sale. They're rare enough that that hasn't happened (apparently)...

Given the small number of copies the "valuations" are, of course, totally dependent on whether or not one or two copies have flown under the radar. There's no reason whatsoever why a 1st print #2 should sell for $25 less than a 3rd print, but such "valuations" unfortunately will often become self-perpetuating.


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:18 am 
 

grodog wrote:
If you're near Wichita, KS, I'd be happy to take a look at them :D



grodog,  I was just there about 3 mos ago!  Dang...

Look for more pics soon to post...

I work in A&D  (Aerospace & Defense) not Adv Dungeons... (without the dragons...)  On second thought - Holy Crap  I just realized  all that D&D playing was just a metaphor for working in corporate America!!  Thank You again Mr.  Gygax!!!

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:22 am 
 

faro wrote:The "price" cannot be updated until individual copies come up for sale. They're rare enough that that hasn't happened (apparently)...

Given the small number of copies the "valuations" are, of course, totally dependent on whether or not one or two copies have flown under the radar. There's no reason whatsoever why a 1st print #2 should sell for $25 less than a 3rd print, but such "valuations" unfortunately will often become self-perpetuating.


Guy et al.

Are you proposing I go to the big E to see what the individual prices come at (ie $$ value is what the market will bare?)  Seems a bit harsh to break up the set for a value $$ more...

Or if one of you purchases would that happen anyway??

Thoughts? :?


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:36 am 
 

> Thoughts? :?

...still amused at the title of this thread. I clicked the link but it turned out to be a circular reference...

> Are you proposing I go to the big E to see what the individual prices come at (ie $$ value is what the market will bare?)  Seems a bit harsh to break up the set for a value $$ more...

It would have been really harsh to have broken up a subscription copy set, but always good to keep things together where possible, IMO. :)
For reference, did you mention where you bought those, or recall whether you bought #2 at the same time as your D&D box set?


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:46 am 
 

lvwhitin wrote:
Guy et al.

Are you proposing I go to the big E to see what the individual prices come at (ie $$ value is what the market will bare?)  Seems a bit harsh to break up the set for a value $$ more...

Or if one of you purchases would that happen anyway??

Thoughts? :?


Now we've done it!! I spilled my coffee on them...

Take a new look at the pics with captions.  I don't know if you guys do much photography, but these digital cameras are better than the naked eye...  Some of the dots in some pics I can't see...  and no comments about old age eyes and far sightedness... :wink:


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:03 am 
 

A collection is a moving thing, believe it or not.
Including my own collection(s), though it moves at the pace of a crippled nail.  :lol:
I have a lot of boxes that consist of my "collections" and a lot of stuff I never intended to collect is in those boxes as well.
My problem is that I am a pack rat (like minded folks are on the TV a lot lately) and I seldom seem to find the time to let go of the things I do not want or do not need.
I also seldom (make that almost never) purchase large lots, since I seldom need enough of the large collections I see on e-Bay to justify the upfront costs for the few items in that collection that I do want.
Not specificllay because I could not afford to, but I KNOW I wont be re-selling it any time soon...
Meaning that money is tied up LONG TERM.
While next week, something comes up that I REALLY do want... no funds left since I spent it all on that large lot...

For instance, I already have NM copies of every OD&D Supplement, all 1st prints, with the Greyhawk being as close to pristine and Mint as any I have ever seen.
So unless the deal is really good for me, I wont chase more copies of them and I am also not a must have every print collector either.
I also have three OD&D Box Sets, one woodie (2nd), and two White Box Sets (5th-6th), all in VF or better condition.
I would like to own a 4th, but it would need to be a nice one for me to dedicate the funds (I do not need a reading copy).
And I most definaltey could not afford to buy your entire collection just to get that one item... (for instance)

As for the Dungeoneers, I have most of the ones you are offering too.
Missing only two of them and I wont pay $250 (or more) for all of them knowing I must turn around and try to re-sell the others to get some of that back, so I wont even bother sending an offer on those two that I do want as you have made it clear that is not acceptable.

Even so, most of the handful of big time collectors that would be able (and willing) to pony up several hundreds of dollars for something like your collection are most probably really only going after several keys items.
Not really caring (As you do) about the rest.
All the rest would probably be pieced out by the buyer for re-sell later on.
Reason being that most of the large volume "Collectors" here already have almost everything in your collection.
Though some might buy it all anyway, knowing they might make some of it back from re-sell.... eventually.
But then again, if you are steadfast staying with getting the highest possible price (IE following a couple of price listings based on grading to the letter) then re-sale isn't very viable for the single buyer either, except again foe the very few who can afford to sit on items they care nothing for.
That means you are even more seriously lowering the number of possible buyers as the guy (or gal) who buys your lot must accept that they are paying top dollar (PLUS 10%) for every item...
So re-selling pieces they do not want to keep those they do want in order to regain some of that upfront expense is going to be nearly impossible.


Another possibility is that 2 or more collectors get together to send over one bid to you for the entire collection, then (if they win) piece up what they (individually) want from the collection and share the re-sale value through sales on e-Bay (or wherever).
I have seen that happen on several occasions here.

In the case of selling it individually on e-Bay, the buyers have a choice to bid on just one item.... just this or that.

Here you are not offering that choice, as you are trying to sell to one buyer... "all or none".
The "all or none" way of doing this most certainly limits the number of buyers for you.
Seriously...

Very few of us is able to (or willing to) drop several hundreds of dollars on your collection.
But, MANY of us would be willing to drop say 50-$75 on this or that.

And one last thing.
Not all collecting geeks looking for items in your collection visit this place, much less buy from new and unknown sellers here, the active membership here at the Acaeum is probably in the low 3 figures (I am guessing) with perhaps low 4 figures in total membership (again a guess).
E-Bay (accursed as it is) with it's millions of members, is (IMO) most certainly the way to go with a large collection, but only if that large collection is pieced out in individual listings.
This takes a long time for HUGE collections, but Gary Gygax's Estate is allowing a e-Bay re-seller to do just that with his collection.
His collections will take YEARS (Literally), but you could do yours in a single 5-10 day stretch.
That re-seller is not listing big lots either.
Single items in almost every case.

IMO you would make far more in the end, even considering the e-Bay and Paypal fees.
(Even here you are probably paying Paypal fees anyway, unless you accept a check, or money order or some such thing).

I have faith that you can sell it all here if that is your choice, just do not expect your buyer to keep your collection together.
It would become HIS (or Her) collection at that point.
In your shoes I would be hitting e-Bay, or keep it.

Again best of luck with your sale and even more so in your newfound hobby.


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:25 am 
 

Getting a sense of deja vu now...

And by the way, still looking for that link to pi.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:08 am 
 

I can get a link to cake from here somewhere if that's any good?


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:22 am 
 

ashmire13 wrote:I can get a link to cake from here somewhere if that's any good?

*g* Thanks! Was rather hoping Brian might post that reply, given that I saw him lurking around here a few days ago. *waves over* :)

tiro wrote:Getting a sense of deja vu now...

Indeed...


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tiro wrote:Getting a sense of deja vu now...

And by the way, still looking for that link to pi.


For those not playing along pi = "pics" but truncated..... https://picasaweb.google.com/1034727953 ... n-_lrN2SFA

But now you guys want pics of the "pi"?  It's not cake, Actually it's the mathematical pi

And for those interested there a movies called pi (the symbol)  It's one messed up movie as one can imagine from he title

BTW -  Free of charge....

http://www.piday.org/million.php

Well you get the point...  sorry not sure if these are 2 columns or an extract space mid-line.

3.
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Post Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:18 pm 
 

faro wrote:*g* Thanks! Was rather hoping Brian might post that reply, given that I saw him lurking around here a few days ago. *waves over* Smile


Nice catch.  Have been wondering whether Brian stops by anymore.  Surprised he didn't weigh in on the pdf discussion.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:25 pm 
 

lvwhitin wrote:3.
1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209 7494459230781640628620899862803482534211706798214808651 3282306647093844609550582231725359408128481117450284102 7019385211055596446229489549303819644288109756659334461 2847564823378678316527120190914564856692346034861045432 6648213393607260249141273724587006606315588174881520920 9628292540917153643678925903600113305305488204665213841 4695194151160943305727036575959195309218611738193261179 3105118548074462379962749567351885752724891227938183011 9491298336733624406566430860213949463952247371907021798 6094370277053921717629317675238467481846766940513200056 8127145263560827785771342757789609173637178721468440901 2249534301465495853710507922796892589235420199561121290 2196086403441815981362977477130996051870721134999999837 2978049951059731732816096318595024459455346908302642522 3082533446850352619311881710100031378387528865875332083 8142061717766914730359825349042875546873115956286388235 3787593751957781857780532171226806613001927876611195909 2164201989380952572010654858632788659361533818279682303 0195203530185296899577362259941389124972177528347913151 5574857242454150695950829533116861727855889075098381754 6374649393192550604009277016711390098488240128583616035 6370766010471018194295559619894676783744944825537977472 6847104047534646208046684259069491293313677028989152104

:!:   Where's the rest of it?  :D


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:26 pm 
 

That's what she said (though not to me, of course).

  


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:04 pm 
 

tiro wrote:That's what she said (though not to me, of course).


I didn't want to brake the internet with the rest of it & ROTFLMAO... (what she said)


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:08 pm 
 

wutz_ina_name wrote:
I didn't want to brake the internet with the rest of it & ROTFLMAO... (what she said)


Hi All,

I know many of you have been beside yourselves wondering ....  A deal was reached.

Lloyd


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:38 pm 
 

Congrats, Lloyd!

I would have been interested in the 4th ed OD&D, but likely wouldn't have been able to give you want you wanted in price. I'm glad you found a buyer.

  


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:04 am 
 

Busman wrote:Congrats, Lloyd!

I would have been interested in the 4th ed OD&D, but likely wouldn't have been able to give you want you wanted in price. I'm glad you found a buyer.


I only sold the Dungeoneer  Magz -  Do you have the link to the pics?

https://picasaweb.google.com/1034727953 ... n-_lrN2SFA


Original Box Set w/ vol 1-3 & ref sheets 4th print (Nov 1975)        Fair        
Vol 1 (M&M)                Fair       
Vol 2                 Good       
Vol 3                 Good       
Refernce Sheets                Good       

There was some debate on the condition of the White box & Vol 1. However, I maintain per Acaeum's grading as everything is there, usable, and no text or images destroyed or unreadable; Fair is appropriate.

$110 for all + shipping.


Thank You for your interest,
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Post Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:03 pm 
 

By the way, happy pi day everyone!


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