Southernman wrote: "Because eBay is an American thing of course"
Nope, that's not it, when you click on the links it changes to Pounds (but it's still ebay.com). I'm wondering whether it shows as dollars here because F:AT is US based, but as Pounds when I click on the link because I'm in the UK.
Of course, it'll still be £60, even if the first auction ends at $24. Add $30ish shipping, plus 17.5% VAT, plus the postal services £8 handling fee... Yes, I'm still sour that Brood War @ $10 still isn't a bargain. :(
And the Gygax trove is going for silly prices. Swords & Sorcery (SPI) first edition for $120, Battle of the Five Armies (TSR) for $162.50, and Metamorphosis Alpha (TSR) first edition for $247.50. (Maybe I should sell mine...)
1st Edition Metamorphosis Alpha is available online. Of course I realize all of this stuff is available online, but I'm pretty sure Metamorphosis Alpha is available LEGALLY with the permission of the copyright holder online. FOR FREE.
Sometimes its fun to see other people wasting their money, it helps alleviate the sting of how many times you've done it yourself :)
Speaking of which anyone have any experience with 5th Column games? Their Pre-order LOST BATTLES looks cool, but $130 for a boardgame!? That's the discounted pre-order price plus shipping from UK to US. Thoughts?
Sorry, I missed that this was Gygax's personal stash, before my last post. That explains the prices somewhat. Although anyone can scribble "Property of Gary Gygax" on anything they want....just saying...buyer beware....BEWARE!!!