Investigation of Hydell value
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Post Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:48 pm 
 

Hi, does anyone have any idea how much s shrinkwrapped R2 investigation of hydell would be worth? I managed to pick one up recently quite cheap.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:16 pm 
 

Good find! If you got it cheap you'll probably do very well with it.

Shrink by itself is not a condition, it only ensures that the contents are complete. The Acaeum values estimate a 50% premium over the relevant condition for shrink.
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So for example a VFine R2 in shrink would be somewhere around $251 * 150% = $375-ish

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:40 pm 
 

You might be surprised to see what it would go for.  If it was VF-NM in SW, I would suspect it might go for even more, perhaps $500-700 in today's collecting market.

  

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Post Posted: Sun May 01, 2016 3:45 pm 
 

I'll give ya $20.

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Post Posted: Mon May 02, 2016 7:07 am 
 

I'm debating on whether to sell it. I was thinking of grabbing the other 3 "R" modules but they are pretty pricey.

  

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Post Posted: Tue May 03, 2016 12:05 pm 
 

Easily north of $400. Bart is dead on; there seems to be a shrinkmania currently.


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Post Posted: Tue May 03, 2016 12:51 pm 
 

Deadlord wrote in Investigation of Hydell value:Easily north of $400. Bart is dead on; there seems to be a shrinkmania currently.


Agreed.  Which leads me to the obvious question - how can a collector tell whether or not an item is in its original shrink-wrap or has been re-shrinked?  I qualified that question with "collector" since they will most likely not be removing the shrink to inspect the item's internal condition.

  

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Post Posted: Tue May 03, 2016 2:04 pm 
 

Gazmondo wrote in Investigation of Hydell value:I'm debating on whether to sell it. I was thinking of grabbing the other 3 "R" modules but they are pretty pricey.


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Post Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 1:10 am 
 

Was this the one that sold for $320?

  


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Post Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 12:07 pm 
 

Yep, that's the one.

  

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Post Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 6:05 pm 
 

Ah, I tried to bid but it wouldn't let me because of the area. FYI, I was a good bit more than that.  :cry:


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:40 pm 
 

ibm_ted wrote in Investigation of Hydell value:
Deadlord wrote in Investigation of Hydell value:Easily north of $400. Bart is dead on; there seems to be a shrinkmania currently.


Agreed.  Which leads me to the obvious question - how can a collector tell whether or not an item is in its original shrink-wrap or has been re-shrinked?  I qualified that question with "collector" since they will most likely not be removing the shrink to inspect the item's internal condition.



There are many threads that discuss this. I find experience is the only real way to know. Experience and quantity. The shrink wrap has distinct qualities from various TSR eras but there are always exceptions. The more you come across or collect the more you will just know, "this doesn't seem right" but even then it's not foolproof. I had an I6 Ravenloft that did not look characteristic of original shrink (there is a thread here somewhere) and the consensus was yep that's a re-shrink. I opened it eventually and there is really no indications it was ever re-shrinked. Insides were perfect, no rust, nothing. The next 2 exact same modules I come across in shrink had the same shrink characteristics so most likely it was original shrink. DOH! Now I have a near mint open one to admire though.  :D

  
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