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Post Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:54 pm 
 

I am going through the appraisals but can't determine exactly which print this one is.  On the back right it says 1974, 1977, 1978, 1981 All Rights Reserved.  On the back left it says 1980.
Still in shrinkwrap.  Any help appreciated :)

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:29 pm 
 

Somewhere in the 8th-11th printing.  Read the descriptions here:  Basic Set

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:31 pm 
 

Currently, the Acaeum lists the value at $14 in Near Mint + 50% for shrink so $21 :)

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:40 am 
 

Lookung at recent sales a SW boxed set like that one is in the 50+ bucks range...


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Post Posted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:37 pm 
 

Some pics of the back of the box would be nice as well.  :)  Also, it is hard to tell from the photo, but the box appears to be slightly dished in the upper right corner.  Is this correct? Higher res photos would also be a plus but I would say $50 is on the low side these days. $75 to 100+ if the condition is really nice.


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Post Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:29 am 
 

These guys are low balling you! :) If you were to sell it with a BIN you could easily snag 100+ in my opinion. The highest I have tracked is one that sold for 249$ which i thought was ridiculous but apparently someone else did not. Assuming the box is not all beat up or crushed and what not. Here is one fore 149$
** expired eBay auction **
One fore 219$
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Post Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:23 pm 
 

Are there a larger-than-average number of these around? The Moldvay box was somewhat overshadowed in its day. The Holmes box remained in catalogs & on shelves, splitting the market. Although Moldvay was printed during the D&D boom (so likely in large quantities), it had only a brief window when it was current ('81-'82) before replacement by the Mentzer box.  At which point the gaming boom turned bust, probably leaving many Moldvay boxes unsold & still in shink. Then we have the aesthetic issue - it remains to this day perhaps the ugliest D&D product-packaging ever executed, comparable to the Pink Bunkadoo from Time Bandits.
cabala wrote in D & D 1981 kit in shrinkwrap:Here is one fore 149$
** expired eBay auction **
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Would you give $149 to someone who uses the phrase "awesome sauce?" Thus establishing that the buyer is an idiot, even before we consider the particulars of the deal.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:15 am 
 

These do seem pretty common, and a little patience can easily yield one in the 50+ range, even in shrink, or lower if it is a good find but it seems you can easily sell it high too. Sold items should stay on ebay longer so it doesn't make some items seem rarer than they are.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:44 pm 
 

We try to do the best we can when someone asks for an appraisal.

As a buyer, an open copy in excellent shape is probably easily obtained in the $20-$30 range.  So what's the premium for shrink?

As a buyer, you can be frugal and wait until a copy sells for $50 or be impatient and hit the buy-it-now of some auction such as the $150 and $220 ones.  Where do you then nail down the "value" - drop a few of the high and a few of the low and end up somewhere in the middle.

As always, what give here is simply advice based on our opinions.  How long would you have to list the item for it to sell at $200+.  I generally give values for what I think you can sell it for in a reasonable amount of time but it is also just an opinion.

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Post Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:28 am 
 

sauromatian wrote in D & D 1981 kit in shrinkwrap: Then we have the aesthetic issue - it remains to this day perhaps the ugliest D&D product-packaging ever executed...

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