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Post Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 7:41 am 
 

I have a set of original ICE MERP which I'm selling on ebay in Australia.  



I know they're worth different amounts based on whether they're a rule book, adventure module etc, but what I'm wondering is whether collectors in the US tend to even visit ebay.com.au and whether I'd be better off listing them on ebay.com?



Also, I have 10 original adventure modules in reasonable to good condition and 13 of the sourcebooks (like Riders of Rohan).  What sort of starting price would you recommend?



Thanks so much for any info you could give me,



Kbel



Edited to add:  I should say that I actually am not a collector.  The books I'm selling are from my late BIL's estate and some of my husbands stuff which he's not using/keeping any more.  I sold a fair bit of stuff last year and suspect my complete lack of knowledge didn't help me.  :lol:

  


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Post Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 8:04 am 
 

I wasn't aware that auctions could be listed to regional versions of ebay.  I thought any listing would show up on ebay.com.  



If that's not the case, then by all means, put them on ebay.com.


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Post Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 8:28 am 
 

I could be wrong I guess - I just assumed they were different.  :oops:

Sorry - better go research this some more...

Kbel

I'd still love some up to date values for the books though - would you say that the Amazon prices are fairly average for this stuff?

  

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Post Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 8:52 am 
 

Amazon prices are usually ridiculous for ANY books.
Post a list here and we can PM you what we think they might go for.


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Post Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 8:56 am 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:Amazon prices are usually ridiculous for ANY books.
Post a list here and we can PM you what we think they might go for.


What they said.
Amazon is NOT the place to price your items.
E-Bay may not be either, but I would prefer it over amazon any day.


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Post Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 9:06 am 
 

Cool avvy, by the way.  I haven't seen Bill since college.   :D


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Post Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 9:22 am 
 

Thanks so much for your time everyone.  :D



All books are original ICE MERP - used but fair to good condition.  Any of the books which had the fantastic pull out colour maps are missing them - they had been pulled out and stored separately and were lost in a move.



Books already listed with a starting price of $5.00 (some up to $25 with 2 days still to go, others sitting on the $5 mark with 1 bid).  If you want to check out photos - and, heck maybe make an offer  :wink:  - my username on ebay.com.au is kbel1000



Middle Earth Role Playing #8000

Lords of Middle Earth Vols 1 - 3 #8002-8004

Creatures of Middle Earth #8005

Treasures of Middle Earth #8006

Angmar Land of the Witch King (2 copies) #2300

Umbar Haven of the Corsairs #2400

The Court of Ardor #2500

Northern Mirkwood #2600

Southern Mirkwood #2700

Isengard and Northern Gondor #2800

Moria #2900



Books not yet listed - and I'm not sure what to put as starting price:



Adventure Modules

Dark Magic of Rhudaur #8013

Rogues of the Borderlands #8014

The Tower of Cirith Ungol and Shelob's Lair #8030

Thieves of Tharbad #8050

Erech and the Paths of the Dead #8060

Goblin Gate and Eagle's Eyrie #8070

Rivendell The House of Elrond #8080

Haunted Ruins of the Dunlendings #8101

Phantom of the Northern Marches #8102

Pirates of Pelargir #8104



Campaign/Sourcebooks

Rangers of the North #3000

Riders of Rohan #3100

Lorien #3200

Havens of Gondor #3300

Sea Lords of Gondor #3400

Ents of Fangorn #3500

Dunland and the Southern Misty Mountains #3600

Lost Realm of Cardolan #3700

Mount Gundabad #3110

Middle Earth Campaign: Gorgoroth #3112

Mirkwood #4010

Empire of the Witch King #4020

Teeth of Mordor Fortresses of Middle Earth #8202



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Post Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 9:24 am 
 

Thanks Bombadil - Bill's a personal fave.  :D

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Post Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 9:26 am 
 

kbel

why not take pics of the ones you HAVENT listed yet, and host them somewhere, then post up something in the classifieds here, with some detail of each item and ask the folk if anyone wants to make offers?

much better that way as you avoid EBAY fees, but clearly not paypal ones....

might be worth it....

Al

ps. there are a fair few aussie collectors on here too, who might be interested, but i am not sure they are in the market for MERP stuff....no doubt you will hear if they are :)



  

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Post Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 10:20 am 
 

Missing maps is a serious value killer.
The ones that usually go for a good chunk out of your list are:

Umbar
Ardor
Pelargir
Riders of Rohan
Sea Lords
DunlandCardolan
Gundabad
Gorgoroth

The rest are a toss-up. Sometimes they go high, sometimes low. But as I said, if the maps are missing, it is usually a pass for a lot of people. If you haven't mentioned the missing maps in the auction, I strongly recommend you do.


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Post Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 11:18 am 
 

bombadil wrote:I wasn't aware that auctions could be listed to regional versions of ebay.  I thought any listing would show up on ebay.com.  

If that's not the case, then by all means, put them on ebay.com.




I think by default you have to list auctions wherever your Ebay account is registered.  With my Canadian address I could only register on Ebay.ca but it stills lets you log into all of the other Ebay sites: Ebay.com, .co.uk, .au, etc.  When listing auctions, though if you sell them worldwide or to other countries, Ebay will propogate the listings to the accepted countries.



I usually keep an eye on Ebay.co.uk for UK only sales that do not show up on Ebay.com.

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Post Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 11:25 am 
 

If every auction was worldwide, there would be no reason for eBay to include the worldwide search vector. ;)

Good luck on the MERP stuff.


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Post Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 6:33 pm 
 

Thanks everyone,

I have certainly mentioned the missing maps - in bright red and capitals so there are no misunderstandings.  :lol:

I actually logged on this morning to the ones I've already listed and have an Italian bidder, so I guess the listings do appear worldwide.  I certainly am happy to send worldwide so it makes sense.

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Post Posted: Sat May 17, 2008 11:50 am 
 

I would have thought that mapless MERP modules are near worthless.

Collectors arent going to be interested: im sure MERP fans can find the pdfs for free online with very little difficulty.

  

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Post Posted: Sat May 17, 2008 11:55 am 
 

nn wrote:I would have thought that mapless MERP modules are near worthless.

Collectors arent going to be interested: im sure MERP fans can find the pdfs for free online with very little difficulty.


You'd be surprised; I've done pretty well in the past bundling lots of mapless MERP items.  I remember selling a set of 7-10 items for about $100 awhile back, all mapless. Either people can get copies of the maps or they just want the items to read.

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Post Posted: Sat May 17, 2008 5:53 pm 
 

Yeah, I knew the maplessness was going to be a serious price killer, that's why I wasn't sure of the starting price.  At this stage I'm listing for a starting price of $5 for the mapless books and $15 for the books which didn't come with them and so are intact as such.

I sure appreciate all your help with this - in fact I've started browsing the forums; it's interesting!  :D

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