Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Prowling eBay.

Between yard work, and my current mapping project; my blogging today will be negligible.  It's also my birthday tomorrow, and I've been prowling eBay all evening.  I remembered I had a little money in my PayPal account so I thought, what the heck!  I might as well start rebuilding my collection.  Of course there's a ton of stuff I want, and limited funds...  aarrrggghhh.  I think I need to make a list and prioritize my gaming purchases.

I think I've decided what I want, but not 100% positive.  Anyway, due to it being my b-day tomorrow, I probably won't be posting again until Friday.  So until then, have fun, and keep rolling those dice!


  1. ebay's just not the same. It was a far more interesting place several years ago. but with all the online retailers with their buy-it-now prices, and the hidden bidders, not to mention the attrition of the casual sellers, it's not much fun anymore.

  2. Happy Birthday!

    I have tons of fun, of course I have a bid to win ration of 100 to 1 or so. I've learned a lot about a lot of things browsing ebay and then googling or wikipediang

  3. Happy Birthday, hope you have a great day.

    What material are you after? There's been a seller putting up a lot of material on Trademe (a purely New Zealand version of eBay) over the last few weeks. If it's who I think it is, he has a truely amazing collection from being active in the industry, plus he's just over the hill from me so I could buy on behalf and cut your postage costs, if you're interested.

  4. Yeah I agree about eBay, not really the same anymore. I'm mainly looking to replace everything that I lost due to a flooded apartment, and a leaky storage facilty. The books that survived I sold at a loss. I need to make a list, but I'm looking to replace my AD@D 1E core books, Rolemaster, Gamma World, Traveller, and GURPS ( at the very least ). Right now my budget is non-existent, but hopefully that's about to change.

  5. Bother, the local guy is putting up later stuff.

    For Traveller, Far Future Enterprises (ie Mark Miller, himself) has both cd pdfs of all the LBB Traveller material plus hard copy reprints at about $35 a disc of Traveller goodness. I very occaisionally see original LLBs down here but most people who have them aren't selling.

    For Gurps, I've found that Warehouse 23 has excellent service and good postage rates.

    As for AD&D, again that stuff comes up from time to time. If I see any, I'll let you know.