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Post Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2002 7:31 pm 
 

It was posted on the RPG Marketplace that Lost Tamochan just slipped by for $5. I do not know if there is much credibility to the account but that would get my vote for Most Thrifty purchase. Someone picked up Inverness last January on ebay for something like $350 in excellent condition. I have picked up minor bargains here and there but no super scores.  Anyone else know of any credible thrifty purchases of super rares?  Adam


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2002 9:21 pm 
 

I'm sure many collectors have had great bargains. Back in 1995/96 people were getting unbelievable deals on the Newsgroup. I've heard of someone getting a ST1 for $50+, Dwarven Glorys for $50, etc. Those oldies were lucky to get them then! Now with the advent of ebay, etc many of these things go for waayyyy much more. Very hard to score super bargains now.  I should also say that much of the very rare stuff is in the hands of collectors now. You name an item and most of the accounted items are in collectors hands. Occasionally a non collector might have something very rare for sale on ebay but in my opinion, as everyday passes fewer and fewer super rares will turn up for sale from a non collector. Its most likely going to be collectors who will have most of the super rares for sale, etc.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2002 11:30 pm 
 

It would seem as though the $5 Tamoachan is a reality. I personally would like to see that peasashyte confirm its existence with a scan. This stuff is clearly still floating around in people's closets who have no idea they are valuable. I would have give that seller $20 easily. :cry:   Adam


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2002 12:16 am 
 

Hi Adam I know Peasashyte so he is keeping me updated on the lost tamoachan. Lets hope its a real one! If it is, I'll be really happy for him.  Don't get all sad and all. There are more items and hey you might get lucky and score something great for a low prices. Don't fret.  Send me a email back when you get the chance too! :-)

  

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2002 6:51 am 
 

I bought a first print MM at Gencon UK last year, from another dealer, on the 2nd day of the convention, for £10  Issues 1-6 of Dragon, plus issues 1-7 of s&t, on ebay last year for just over £100.00.  R1, 2, 3, 4 & RPGA 3, 4 for £100 off a dealer 2 years ago.   Cheers, Malcolm

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Post Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2002 10:18 pm 
 

Discovered a copy of Fantasy Art Enterprises' The Necronomican today for $3, among other less noteworthy finds :D


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2002 10:22 pm 
 

Wow! Good one allan. Trying to make me jealous? Oh yeah, I found your Treasures of the Dragon Queen and I won't give it to you.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2002 12:08 am 
 

lawrenson wrote:I bought a first print MM at Gencon UK last year, from another dealer, on the 2nd day of the convention, for £10  Issues 1-6 of Dragon, plus issues 1-7 of s&t, on ebay last year for just over £100.00.  R1, 2, 3, 4 & RPGA 3, 4 for £100 off a dealer 2 years ago.   Cheers, Malcolm
 Gosh, very nice deals indeed. What were the conditions of these item?  Adam


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2002 12:35 am 
 

Those indeed are great prices Lawrenson. Looks like deals can be had if one looks hard enough. I think currently great deals will be few and far between.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2002 5:12 pm 
 

I bought a Daystar West Pharoah, almost perfect, on ebay UK for 4.00 pounds plus postage, beginning of the year.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2002 11:02 pm 
 

If what you have posted is true then that is a wonderful purchase. Is there a chance someone here can verify what nn has said?

  

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2002 7:13 am 
 

The Dragons were all just short of near mint, the s&t a bit less.  The RPGA modules were all ex+ and one was shrinkwrapped.  The MM was excellent. I was VERY surprised to get this, as they are very rare in the UK.  Cheers, Malcolm

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2002 11:11 am 
 

One of my thrify purhcases was a First Quest Music Album I bought on ebay for $10. I thought that was a very good price as I haven't seen any pop up on ebay at all since.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2002 11:26 pm 
 

First Quest Album: Did you find it in the music section or roleplaying section.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2002 11:39 pm 
 

The First Quest Album was found in the role playing section! Quite a surprise for me to see noone bid on it. I believe most people most likely thought it was the First Quest cd box set.  Its a cool item I guess you can say. Though it rarely shows up for auction I have heard from one collector that a ton of them were found still in the shrinkwrap some time ago. Were they are I am not sure but whoever has them is making quite sure he/she doesn't flood the market which is a very smart move. Supply+demand=big money  D20Sites, welcome to the acaeum forums, pls introduce yourself in the Introduce Yourself page.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2002 12:01 am 
 

You got lucky Mkman.  I was watching that one too but got tied up and couldn't bid when the auction ended... :).  One of the more interesting pieces that I have is a NM Empire of the Petal Throne boxed set.  Not particularly well known, but nicely done.  Got it for a song!

  


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2002 12:21 am 
 

Lucky me :-) The item is cool looking but to me not very interesting. I traded it away already :-)  Empire of the Petal Throne is very well known.....perhaps you mean not as well known as D&D.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2002 12:31 am 
 

But of course!

  


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2002 12:35 am 
 

Hey Doug, you better be taking good care of the DSG in shrink and WG12 in shrink I sold you!! If the items are being mishandled, etc I won't sell you anymore :-) hehe  :P  :o   Do you have any more thrifty purchases that you can remember??

  

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2002 3:42 am 
 

Yeh, I can recollect a few over the vast expanse of time...

  
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