the falling price of Fighting Wheels?
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Post Posted: Sun May 13, 2007 11:28 pm 

So is it me, or are Fighting Wheel prices dropping?  The last two I saw sold for ~$50 US, which seems down quite a bit from a little while ago.

Anyone else keeping an eye out on these things?

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Post Posted: Mon May 14, 2007 5:49 pm 

I just bought one: paid about $46 for it, not got it yet, but condition seems fine from photo.  However, I didn't notice until after he charged $18 domestic s&h!  8O
Bclarkie sold one for a bit more, but the one before went for around $145 from Sweden.


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Post Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 9:32 am 

I'm actually surprised they go for that much. I guess it comes down to what drives collector value for some people. In terms of aesthetics and nostalgia, the fighting wheel seems pretty undesirable. But of course, there's a bunch of people who love rare things just because they are rare.


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Post Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 6:01 pm 

I sold one last summer with a starting bid of $50 and that's all it went for.  I think the price has been depressed for a while.  It's not a very interesting item intrinsically.


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Post Posted: Wed May 16, 2007 7:25 am 

i would prb have one if there was one going quite cheap, just to have it, but as an item itself, it doesnt interest me even remotely.


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Post Posted: Wed May 16, 2007 10:00 am 

I got one from Brian yesterday, paid $60.00 for it :D

I left this one until just about last because it really is a lame product.  Still quite rare and collectable though.

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 5:43 pm 

Maybe everyone who's really got to have one of those U.K. Fighting Wheels has already got one, leaving those of us who only semi want one and are only willing to bid so high for it???

(besides, the Tracy Hickman "Combat Computer" Fighting Wheel from Dragon #74 is vastly superior as an in-game combat solution...  IMHO of course!)



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Post Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 5:55 pm 

I think it serves a very limited purpose, and that is to those completing a collection. I have no use for a fighting wheel, as I think the idea is rather dull... but, maybe I'd get one if I could find it for not so terribly expensive. Simply because something is rare doesn't mean its worth anything. :)

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 6:40 pm 

serleran wrote:Simply because something is rare doesn't mean its worth anything. :)

Fighting talk :lol:
Seriously though an excellent point , sometimes we are blinded by an items rarity, ignoring the actual quality of the product (Might explain why so many ST1's remain in the shrink from what I've heard). - the fighting wheel is definitely for completists only, I would put it just behind LJN figures in terms of use at the gaming table :D

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:49 pm 

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