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Post Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:00 pm 
 

For a Fair condition ST1, how much should I expect to pay? The price on the module page looks like it might be a bit low at the VF-NM end of the scale, so I don't know how much to trust the Fair price listed there. (Though I could easily be wrong; I haven't watched the VF-NM prices that closely.) Would $600 still be about right for Fair?

How frequently do lesser condition ST1s turn up?

  


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:21 pm 
 

Afraid of the Dark wrote:For a Fair condition ST1, how much should I expect to pay? The price on the module page looks like it might be a bit low at the VF-NM end of the scale, so I don't know how much to trust the Fair price listed there. (Though I could easily be wrong; I haven't watched the VF-NM prices that closely.) Would $600 still be about right for Fair?

How frequently do lesser condition ST1s turn up?


Unless it was really beat to shit(i.e missing pages or heavily molded or some other such such horrifying thing(s)), I personally would think that you would be hard pressed to get an ST1 for anything less than $1000.  

As to frequency, ST1's usually show up on Ebay two or three times a year. A few years ago(in 2005 IIRC), there were or 4 or 5 that showed up, but over the last year or so, I can only think of 2, one of which was a month or so ago and it went unsold with an opening bid of ~$2750 AND a reserve.


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:30 pm 
 

$600 would be a very good price.


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:55 pm 
 

If you don't take it at $600, PM me with details of the guy who's selling it and I'll pony up the dough.  :D


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:46 pm 
 

Oh, it's not like somebody is currently making one available at a $600 price.

I'm just thinking about the possibility of making a wanted offer in the classifieds, and I wanted to make sure I a) knew what I'd be getting myself into in terms of $$$, and b) made a serious, non-insulting offer.

Obviously, a lot would depend on the specifics of the item's condition, but it sounds like $600 is probably too low to be realistic, modulo peoples' money actually being where their mouths are.

(To be clear: I'm *not* suggesting any of you are incapable or unwilling to spend $600-$1000 on a lesser condition ST1. I'm just saying that sometimes priorities and the opportunity cost get the best of us, despite any honest intentions.)

  

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:54 pm 
 

There was a booth of Brits and GenCon this year. They said that they sold 2 copies of Up The Garden Path: 1 for $4200, and the other for $5000.

And the one that I noticed was in VFine to Near Mint condition.

(Can anyone else confirm this?)

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:01 pm 
 

Invincible Overlord wrote:There was a booth of Brits and GenCon this year. They said that they sold 2 copies of Up The Garden Path: 1 for $4200, and the other for $5000.

And the one that I noticed was in VFine to Near Mint condition.

(Can anyone else confirm this?)


The VFine one went for $3500 and the better one went for a trade shitload of rares (including a brown box and other rares)


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:14 pm 
 

Have you thought about doing an internet seach and chasing down a PDF? They are out there and they're free. You may need to put in $600 worth of time, but you may not. I don't know how good Google's bots are nowadays.


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:16 pm 
 

Hi,

I once saw a copy with a cigarette burn thru the back cover and few pages.

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:22 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:Have you thought about doing an internet seach and chasing down a PDF? They are out there and they're free. You may need to put in $600 worth of time, but you may not. I don't know how good Google's bots are nowadays.

A .pdf is irrelevant to me. This isn't about simply reading/seeing it. It's about owning a physical copy.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:05 am 
 

Troll and Toad once offered me $10,000 for a copy.

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:48 am 
 

...i have a SWed copy, but if you prefer i can open it and beat my carpet with it, so that from minty mint it gets "fair"...

deal? :D


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:19 pm 
 

aia wrote:...i have a SWed copy, but if you prefer i can open it and beat my carpet with it, so that from minty mint it gets "fair"...

deal? :D

Having read it, and attempted to play it, it would probably be better at getting dust out of carpets.


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lawrenson wrote:Troll and Toad once offered me $10,000 for a copy.

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... and he still has the bite mark on his hand.


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:39 pm 
 

aia wrote:...i have a SWed copy, but if you prefer i can open it and beat my carpet with it, so that from minty mint it gets "fair"...

deal? :D

Lol, only if I have to pay a Fair price for it :)

  
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