What are old D&D modules worth?
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:15 am 
 

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I m new to this forum and Im reaching out for some advice. I have about 50 sealed d&d and advanced d&d modules from the 80's. These modules have never been opened. Im trying to sell them and I dont know what they are worth. Ive seen some of them on amazon for hundreds of dollars, is this true??? Any assistance would be great

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:26 am 
 

It is quite true that some can sell for $100's, although a more realistic assessment of what you will get (through online sales) is eBay... Shrink is a sacred billy goat to some and if it's a less common/rare...then the price can go through the roof. I would look at past auction on eBay, also post a list here as not only will you get a fair assessment, but you will probably get some offers s as well :)  I just finished up some shrink stuff...here's a link to one of the completed auctions... This is not, theoretically,  the ideal time of year to sell so if you really need the cash, try to wait.

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:23 am 
 

Thank you for your response.  You said now not a good time.  When would be?

  

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:01 pm 
 

Have to dissagree.

For SWed old TSR Modules, the best day to sell them is any day that ends with D A Y

Post them on e-Bay with 7 day (or 10 day) listings and they will sell themselves.
I like to start 10 day listings which begin between Thursday night, and Friday afternoon, this way they will have TWO weekends worth of exposure and end on the second weekend.


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:51 pm 
 

My only view (and not that it's definitely the correct one) on selling right now, for those looking for top dollar, would NOT to be selling around the time of GenCon as many of those who like to buy are spending at the GenCon auction. Albeit not all of the heavy hitters but this is a niche hobby any the more you can get to bid, the better.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:54 pm 
 

I hope you don't mind me being nosy, but there have been a couple other auctions of shrink-wrapped modules coming up on eBay recently.  You wouldn't happen to be a WOTC employee who was given these modules would you?  :?:


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:54 pm 
 

No i just have had these modules in a box for a long time from my childhood days

  

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:39 pm 
 

Both Lordan and Gnat are correct. SW modules of the 80's will bring a premium price whenever you sell them, but it's true with Gencon this week a lot of your big money guys will be out of pocket.
I'd wait a week or two and list them on ebay. Try to avoid Labor Day, holidays are often not good for selling items. Other than that, you should be pleasantly surprised at some of the prices you get. Take photos and be completely accurate in descriptions.

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:51 am 
 

I love ebay right around GenCon.  Already found my first great deal!   :D


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:27 am 
 

I would have to agree. GenCon is a very good time to be a fish in the pool of sharks.


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:58 pm 
 

Hey everyone,

For me being a Canadian in Hong Kong, I usually snap up some great deals during American Thanksgiving  :D

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:30 am 
 

Yes!  I got one of the best lots ever on Thanksgiving afternoon.  So glad I got sidetracked into ebay while I was supposed to be looking up pumpkin pie recipes.


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:27 am 
 

Yeah, I always check closely during holidays. I've had good luck hunting early on Saturday mornings as well.



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Post Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:23 pm 
 

For SW modules in good condition from the 80s - i will buy them anytime! just let me know what you have!

  


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:02 am 
 

Yeah, would love to see a list.

  


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:40 am 
 

Sorry for the shameless plug, but my lists are always available here : http://theshield38.perso.neuf.fr/
The TSR list still includes some 50 or 60 SW 1st ed modules, for those interested. Not the rarest ones, but it may still help to fill some gaps...

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:49 pm 
 

Well, it looks like from the auctions anytime is a good time to sell. With shipping and Euro conversion rates, some of those modules are already more expensive then the same SW modules being offered by US ebay sellers as we speak. I'm hoping those buyers are in Europe at least or I simply don't understand buying like that.

  
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