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Post Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:02 am 
 

Rizav wrote in Pharaoh Module by Daystar:Also I applied a clear adhesive cover to it back in the 80's, early 80's for sure like 80 or 81.  I bought this new at the hobby store, the Game Keeper in Bangor, Maine.  I am not sure where to try to sell it, how much to ask or even what condition to call it, no writing in it, all of the pages are crisp, front and back cover in excellent shape, though covered with clear adhesive book covering. I know this can be removed by someone as we also used it on a letter from Ralph Waldo Emerson which was donated to his estate and they removed the clear covering somehow, but I doubt people will invest that type of money to remove a cover from a D and D module.  So any suggestions would be very appreciated.


My guess is that the clear adhesive covering would be a deal-breaker for some collectors, while it may represent an opportunity for others (those who are more concerned about the contents of an item than its condition or rarity).  Going by the site's grading standard, it sounds like clear adhesive would place the book somewhere between VG and G condition (which may have one or two significant flaws, which the adhesive certainly is, but only 1-2 small scraps of tape drop an item to VG): Grading

Either way, though, even "bargain" pricing seems likely to net you at least $600-$850, I imagine.


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:40 pm 
 

Put that thing on ebay with a BIN (buy it now) of $1000 and the OBO (or best offer) option. List high, accept offer that you are comfortable with...there will be many...if you make it available to the foreign buyers I wouldn't be suprised if you sold it for $1000. It's rare, hell ultra rare

not a big risk if you list high and take offers. you are telling the buyers 'I know what I have, tell me what you are willing to pay'

but that's my opinion only, i'm no expert


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:02 pm 
 

webrik33 wrote in Pharaoh Module by Daystar:on ebay with a BIN (buy it now) of $1000 and the OBO (or best offer) option. List high

Contradiction; Daystar Pharaoh for 1k is not 'high'.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:37 pm 
 

Thank you all for your input! It is truly appreciated.  I am for sure going to donate to Acaeum when this is done (can't pass up the cool perks).  Now if you don't mind giving me more advice, I was thinking of having my Pharaoh entered into the GenCon auction, I have contacted them but have no response as of yet.  While they have pretty steep fees, 15%.. I think it would be cool to see it go where people are gathering to celebrate D and D's 40th birthday..added bonus I think Tracy Hickman is Dm'ing his finally released Eye of the Dragon, a sister publication to Pharaoh and Rahasia.  I am not sure how this would work but am willing to try and make it happen.  Of course I could be wrong, and according to my wife, I usually am...so any and all advice on this idea would be most welcomed.

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:52 pm 
 

I have no idea if that is a good one or not, but it does sound very cool.   :D


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:58 pm 
 

Keep it! Your sons might appreciate playing it, if you let them!  :D It certainly won't depreciate...

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:04 pm 
 

Rizav wrote in Pharaoh Module by Daystar:...I was thinking of having my Pharaoh entered into the GenCon auction, I have contacted them but have no response as of yet.


While the eBay fees plus Paypal fees are higher than 15%, I believe you will get more from selling this item through eBay, especially if you advertize its sale on this and other gaming web-sites.

cabala wrote in Pharaoh Module by Daystar: It certainly won't depreciate...


Unless it catches on fire, or gets moldy, or a thief steals it,...   :?


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:07 pm 
 

benjoshua wrote in Pharaoh Module by Daystar:

Unless it catches on fire, or gets moldy, or a thief steals it,...   :?


:lol:  :lol: that's more like disappearing...

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:35 pm 
 

Rizav wrote in Pharaoh Module by Daystar:Thank you all for your input! It is truly appreciated.  I am for sure going to donate to Acaeum when this is done (can't pass up the cool perks).  Now if you don't mind giving me more advice, I was thinking of having my Pharaoh entered into the GenCon auction, I have contacted them but have no response as of yet.  While they have pretty steep fees, 15%.. I think it would be cool to see it go where people are gathering to celebrate D and D's 40th birthday..added bonus I think Tracy Hickman is Dm'ing his finally released Eye of the Dragon, a sister publication to Pharaoh and Rahasia.  I am not sure how this would work but am willing to try and make it happen.  Of course I could be wrong, and according to my wife, I usually am...so any and all advice on this idea would be most welcomed.

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I am pretty sure you have to be there to hand in your auction items, having people mail stuff in would be a nightmare for those guys!  Stick it in the Acaeum classified or EBay, it will sell for a good chunk.


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Post Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:14 am 
 

ExTSR wrote in Pharaoh Module by Daystar:
webrik33 wrote in Pharaoh Module by Daystar:on ebay with a BIN (buy it now) of $1000 and the OBO (or best offer) option. List high

Contradiction; Daystar Pharaoh for 1k is not 'high'.



i don't think so either but someone said he could expect to get much less than $1k


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Post Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:27 am 
 

Blackmoor wrote in Pharaoh Module by Daystar:
Rizav wrote in Pharaoh Module by Daystar:Thank you all for your input! It is truly appreciated.  I am for sure going to donate to Acaeum when this is done (can't pass up the cool perks).  Now if you don't mind giving me more advice, I was thinking of having my Pharaoh entered into the GenCon auction, I have contacted them but have no response as of yet.  While they have pretty steep fees, 15%.. I think it would be cool to see it go where people are gathering to celebrate D and D's 40th birthday..added bonus I think Tracy Hickman is Dm'ing his finally released Eye of the Dragon, a sister publication to Pharaoh and Rahasia.  I am not sure how this would work but am willing to try and make it happen.  Of course I could be wrong, and according to my wife, I usually am...so any and all advice on this idea would be most welcomed.

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I am pretty sure you have to be there to hand in your auction items, having people mail stuff in would be a nightmare for those guys!  Stick it in the Acaeum classified or EBay, it will sell for a good chunk.


And the Acaeum does not charge a 15% fee either..   :safe:


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Post Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:09 pm 
 

Invincible Overlord wrote in Pharaoh Module by Daystar:
Blackmoor wrote in Pharaoh Module by Daystar:
I am pretty sure you have to be there to hand in your auction items, having people mail stuff in would be a nightmare for those guys!  Stick it in the Acaeum classified or EBay, it will sell for a good chunk.


And the Acaeum does not charge a 15% fee either..   :safe:


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Post Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:20 pm 
 

webrik33 wrote in Pharaoh Module by Daystar:
ExTSR wrote in Pharaoh Module by Daystar:Contradiction; Daystar Pharaoh for 1k is not 'high'.



i don't think so either but someone said he could expect to get much less than $1k



I think someone mentioned that the cover was laminated - that does affect the price for serious, 'must-be-perfect' collectors... anyone who wants one just to have one may likely pay more than the estimated G/VG price.

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:55 pm 
 

Updated information over in classifieds.

You guys were a tremendous help!

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:47 pm 
 

Get ready to have some people message you and offer you money to end the auction early.  There are lots of ways to respond.  How you do it is up to you, but I recommend you not accept any offer.  For one thing, you can get in trouble with eBay (not that strikes fear into a lot of people).  For another, you reduce the selling protections eBay offers, even though your best protection will come from sending your package by FED-EX insured.

I usually just say something like, "Thank you for your interest in my item, but I am going to let the auction run to completion.  Interest from numerous individuals is high and growing, and I want to be fair to everyone."  Telling people they are breaking the rules sometimes gets them mad at you.

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:20 pm 
 

Ben:

Thanks for that information.  I would not end the auction early, it is going to the end. I set a minimum price I felt like would make me feel fine about giving up a piece of my D and D years, so as long as it goes above that, it's all good.  

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:49 pm 
 

I would say you have made the right decision by going on Ebay (so long as the buyer ends up following through) - $1695 would have been close to the top end a couple years ago for one in much better condition.

The auction is probably also being helped out by the fact that the 3rd installment of series is being written in very limited numbers.

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:27 pm 
 

Congratulations on getting a bid; that's already quite a bit higher than a dead-mint copy of Rahasia sold for... I'm surprised you did, to be honest, but everything is in the description and pictures about condition so they must be serious.


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