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Post Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2005 9:07 pm 
 

Does anyone know how much these usually go for on eGay?  My neighbor found one at a garage sale for $3.00, and she wants to sell it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... =2545&rd=1

  


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Post Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2005 9:26 pm 
 

The big chessboard-castle-like Mattel game usually goes for $0-25, depending on condition, completeness (box, all pieces, instructions booklet), and assurances that it actually works.

The handheld Mattel games usually go for $0-10 or so with same caveats, but I've also never seen a complete one with the box, instructions, and/or carrying case (not sure if it came with one of these or not??).


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Post Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2005 10:22 pm 
 

grodog wrote:The handheld Mattel games usually go for $0-10 or so with same caveats, but I've also never seen a complete one with the box, instructions, and/or carrying case (not sure if it came with one of these or not??).


I've got one with the box and instructions but it doesn't seem to have come with any kind of carrying case.  I don't think it would have fit in the small box.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 2:26 am 
 

afoolandhis$ wrote:Does anyone know how much these usually go for on eGay?


Can we leave the juvenile bigotry off the board please?  :?

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 7:16 am 
 

:idea:


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 7:54 am 
 

GraysonAC wrote:Can we leave the juvenile bigotry off the board please? :?


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 1:56 pm 
 

Thanks for the info, guys.  It looks to be complete and working, but I didn't think she'd be able to get anything for it.  Maybe I'll take it off her hands just for the cheesy photo on the box cover.   :lol:

GrasyonAC:  I'm not a bigot, nor am I a juvenile.  To be honest, although I'm loathe to criticize anyone on this board, your tone comes off a bit officious and over-the-top.  Frankly, it's beyond me why you:  a) want to, and b) think you're in a position to, tell people not only WHAT to write, but HOW to write it (cf your earlier comment about posting in ALL CAPS).

  


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afoolandhis$ wrote:GrasyonAC: I'm not a bigot, nor am I a juvenile. To be honest, although I'm loathe to criticize anyone on this board, your tone comes off a bit officious and over-the-top. Frankly, it's beyond me why you: a) want to, and b) think you're in a position to, tell people not only WHAT to write, but HOW to write it (cf your earlier comment about posting in ALL CAPS).


If other folks think off-the-cuff gay-bashing is ok here, then I think that's unfortunate. Honestly, if you think that saying something like that (which was probably meant to be humorous) doesn't hurt some folks, then please reconsider. I'm speaking as someone who has had friends hurt from those kind of remarks, not as some forum-nanny on a holier-than-thou crusade. If my tone was pedantic, then I apologize for the implied tone, but not the criticism. I very much doubt you meant the comment maliciously, but it doesn't make it any less a bigoted statement.

I don't know what forums you've frequented, but all caps is considered universally rude.

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 2:42 pm 
 

:idea:


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 2:44 pm 
 

Personally, if someone called it eHetero, I wouldn't take offense. Gay in this context is not meant to imply that it is frequented by homosexuals, it is used in the context that many people use "gay" in nowadays, as in "That is gay", meaning stupid.
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Post Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 3:36 pm 
 

GraysonAC wrote:I don't know what forums you've frequented, but all caps is considered universally rude.


think we all just get on here chummer regardless of how ppl do or say things. we are not really here to offend, unless you are one of about 8 or 9 ppl who everyone will pounce on.

the ebay comment was meant to show it is shite, thats all.

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 3:50 pm 
 

Y'know, I honestly should be smarter than to be surprised. If people had ever talked to someone who had to put up with that kind of sh*t daily, I really don't think you could be so indifferent to it. If you're calling something gay in order to demean it, please consider that you -are- likely hurting someone, even though you don't mean to. Just because it's common doesn't make it any less hurtful.

If it's the status-quo here, then I don't expect people to care or anything to change. It's the first time I've seen it here, which is why I reacted here instead of elsewhere. I'll keep my objections to myself from now on.

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I know. What it seems folks don't realize is that just because you don't intend to hurt someone, it doesn't diminish, at all, your ability to do just that.

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 3:53 pm 
 

GraysonAC wrote:I don't know what forums you've frequented, but all caps is considered universally rude.

SOME OF US STILL USE VIC-20S, YOU INSENSITIVE CLOD!  :lol:  (That's a joke, and not a good one.)

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 5:18 pm 
 

I'm sure everyone here by now realizes that the least of my concerns is political correctness. Should we change the term Black Monday to Dark Monday because it might be offensive to colored people? Or rename the term "whitewash" to "colorless wash"?
I've had people call me skinhead, monkeyboy, and about a million other names. Do I care? Not a whit. I am hairy, and I shave my head. I'm not proud of it, but neither am I ashamed or sensitive. I just don't care, not only about nicknames, but I also could care less about what other people think about ANYTHING to do with me. Right now, I'm headed out to do some grocery shopping in my shorts and Obituary t-shirt, which is covered with zombies and reads "Back from the Dead" on the back. I war it not to make any sort of statement, but because it is very comfortable. As usual, many people (mostly female) will stare and mutter when they see it. Do I care?..................
Anyways, since this is not a forum discussing PC issues, I would say end this thread. For future reference, if someone says something that an individual finds offensive, I recommend that the individual move on to the next post.


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 6:08 pm 
 

GraysonAC wrote:I don't know what forums you've frequented, but all caps is considered universally rude.


So is providing not one, but two, lectures less than three weeks after joining a forum.

TIME TO LIGHTEN UP, GRAY. (whoops, must have hit all-caps there ... :roll:)

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 6:55 pm 
 

Well, not that it's going to matter now that the wagons are being circled, but two seperate folks emailed me to say thanks for making the point that I made. One of those is a regular poster that I'm sure everyone replying here knows and likely considers a friend, and didn't want to draw fire from "the regulars" (his words) by posting in the thread.

So I'm not one lone oversensitive jackass, which is nice to know. There's at least two more of us that read the site ;)  So if you don't care about offending me, or someone else that'll never post here, then at least know that you're offending someone whose opinion you probably *would* care about.

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 7:11 pm 
 

G:"So I'm not one lone oversensitive jackass, which is nice to know."

GraysonAC, for what it's worth (I don't post frequently but have read the forums regularly for years), I agree with you 100% and don't think you are being overly sensitive (I'm not one of the folks who emailed, either). I would greatly prefer not to see such disparaging terms bandied about in the forums. It's just as bad as casually tossing off racial slurs.

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 9:28 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 10:33 pm 
 

This thread may have turned into the most ridiculous thread on the forum. This all could have been handled with a simple PM voicing a concern and that would have been that, rather than everyone flaming the sh*t out each other. Can we please move on to something more interesting and even more importantly relevant to what this site is supposed to be for............

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Let me clarify my position as I think my previous post and editing of my other posts may have confused people. I am not in any way shape or form a bigot and/or a racist, but I do think that things were blown way out of proportion. Despite that fact, I just do not think that this is the appropriate place to air my political feelings one way or the other. I do find it pretty hypocritical that someone who was so offended by a persons remarks turns right around and rather than address that concern in private via a Personal Message, instead posts right on the forum calling him a *juvenile bigot*. :?  With that, I implore everyone to move on from this particular discussion to things that pertain to D&D collecting. As a matter of fact, it would make me happiest if Scott would just delete this thread as the origianl question has been answered.


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 3:38 am 
 

Hey, bclarkie, come on, not deleting it now - it's becoming one of the most interesting threads on the forum... like seeing a duel with magic users throwing fireballs at each other. Ah, I adore the smell of sulphur in the morning...

Ok, this WAS a joke.

I agree that this forum has a specific purpose, and every other issue should be addressed privately. The only thing I have to say is that myself - and I can speculate, many others in there - are not "juvenile bigots" even if sometimes say something that could be classified like that - probably because the "tongue-in-cheek" accent isn't translated well into forums.


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