Amazon.com selling Pathfinder #1 for $774 dollars!!


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I saw Rise of the Runelords selling on Amazon for $774!

I was speachless...Is this real?

Why is this so High? I think it is a great adventure path but I didnt think the value would climb to such heights...

Any comments??


Stupid people. It's always amazing what people will ask for for some things. The real question is, will anyone actually pay that? If it doesn't sell for that price, it doesn't matter what people list the price as.


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I found another offer for $999.98 - are people getting crazy? Are we seeing the first collectors hype about pathfinder stuff? Or are just some sellers getting shameless?
(Note that this is the price asked for volume 1, not for the whole set of six books.)

Stefan


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I am now offering to sell my (used) copy of Pathfinder #1 for $10,000,000.00 - please reply by carrier pigeon with bid.
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It's meaningless - someone was selling the core rulebook, before it was released for $1000.


Yeah. If you want it that badly I'll part with mine for only 100 large. When Saga's Starships of the Galaxy became hard to find it was listed in the hundreds on Amazon by some mook...but you could still get it from a number of online distributors at below list.

As my mother used to say, "Askin' ain't gettin'"
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Usually it's because someone paid that much for it. So others figured they could get that much as well. You see this with comics a lot. Just because someone paid an obscene amount for a comic book everyone else thinks others will. I've seen this same behavior with Collectible Card games too. Seems the second there is shortage the price shoots up because someone with too much money paid too much.

The Exchange

Anybody who wants it that badly would (I hope) do a little searching around, you can find it a lot cheaper than that elsewhere. I got myself a brand new copy for list price plus shipping, and considered buying a second copy just to hang on to.

Basically, if they actually sell that high it's because buyers are being lazy and sellers are being greedy.


Hi w0nkothesane

Last year I bought 2-6 from Amazon but unfortunately I couldn’t grab a copy of 1.

After three months of waiting, they apologized and cancelled my order.

I’ve been searching for Burnt Offerings since then but haven’t had any luck so far.

If you can tell me at least where to start looking, I’ll really appreciate it.

Thanks!

Llarena

Liberty's Edge

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Pathfinder #2 used to fetch a high price. It happens. I still cry alittle inside when I want to buy an AD&D boxset and see them for $50-$100.

Liberty's Edge

On this same vein, I saw the GM screen listed on amazon for $243. got it offa ebay for less than $15...shipping included.

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Sometimes this is the result of a poorly-behaved bot. Some used booksellers have programs that automatically post their inventory on Amazon, with instructions to underbid the existing cheapest one by some nominal amount, because that's easier than trying to figure out what any given book is worth (and is usually means your copy will sell sooner than the one that costs 50 cents more.)

When there is no other copy for sale (and the original is out of print, so Amazon isn't offering new copies at retail prices), these bots can 'guess' very high numbers because they have no reference point.

It doesn't mean anyone is actually willing to pay that price.

Shadow Lodge

PDF of Pathfinder #1 - $13.99
Printing via printme1.com - $11.99
Getting some dumbass to pay $1K for said printout - priceless

Dark Archive

Yeah thats just crazy. Especially since one of the local stores here. Still has all of them by number 2 still in stock. Or did the last time I checked, which admitedly was a couple of weeks ago maybe as long as 2 months.


I recently picked up the issues I was missing from Rise of the Runelords (I think 3 of them just went out of print) but you can still find them at most local game stores on the BC coast. ie: Victoria, Nanaimo, Duncan, etc.

I can see paying up to 1 and a half or even twice the price after something goes out of print and is no longer available at your FLGS, but it's up to the consumer to know what a ridiculous asking amount is.

Chapters Online is a good example. When you check out gaming books in the used books section, they may have 4 used copies of an RPG book ranging from 50US to 500US. Something is always worth was someone is willing to pay for it and I never blame the seller. It's up to the buyer as to what they're willing to pay.


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Its crazy but it is becoming all too common with rpg supplements these days.....

I saw Temple of Existential Evil up there for $2000
Wilderlands of High Fantasy Box Set for $1100.00
Nights Dark Masters for WFRP consistently ranges from $100.00 to $250.00
Knights of the Old Republic for Saga I've seen upwards of $200.00

I was looking to complete my collection of Gurps Traveller books the other day and found Sword Worlds selling for over a hundred dollars...

SJGames had it in stock at their Warehouse 23 store with a selling price of $9.99


I wonder if they're selling the Alternate Cover.

I have the alternate cover and I had James Jacobs sign it. I wonder how much I could get for it if I sold it?

Sovereign Court

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Wow, and to think I was worried when I couldn't get #3 hard copy. Paizo pdf, colour printer with duplex, all sorted.

I regret highlighting and writing in my copies now. But I'll never sell them. Never.


I like this. this makes me laugh.... Hey what's to stop me from posting on there and putting up mine for a billion dollars US, why stop at a paltry sum in the thousand range when you can shoot for a billion. Aim high. You know seriously, this makes amazon look bad.


Watch out for the inventory tax!


Kthulhu wrote:

PDF of Pathfinder #1 - $13.99

Printing via printme1.com - $11.99
Getting some dumbass to pay $1K for said printout - priceless

ha ha

that made me laugh out loud

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Twin Agate Dragons wrote:

I wonder if they're selling the Alternate Cover.

I have the alternate cover and I had James Jacobs sign it. I wonder how much I could get for it if I sold it?

I'll give you two bananas for it :}

Grand Lodge

Makes me wonder how much I could get for the last issue of Dragon Magazine signed by Gary Gygax, Dave Arneson, Larry Elmore, James Jacobs, Jason Buhlman, Eric Mona and Monte Cook?


I'd buy that for a dollar!


Ebay has Runelords 1-5 for less than 20 right now

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=44111&item=3 20505357554

good luck.


SirUrza wrote:
Pathfinder #2 used to fetch a high price. It happens. I still cry alittle inside when I want to buy an AD&D boxset and see them for $50-$100.

It makes me cry to know that I THREW OUT said boxed sets.

Scarab Sages

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Just checked out ebay for Burnt Offerings. $144.00 to $250.00.

It might be time for me to sell my extra copies... I even have one with the alternate cover. When Pathfinder started I thought one day it would be a big seller and have an extra full set and 6 copies of #1, 7 copies of #2, and two copies of #3.

Naybe I should pick up a few more copies of the last three while they are still around and sell at least three sets in another year or two.

Dark Archive

Another option is the listing could be serving as a place holder. Some dealers will do that so they don't have to relist everything they no longer have in stock then once the item is available they will list the correct price.


Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure, Lost Omens Subscriber

I sometimes see planescape material offered for ridiculous prices as well, especially on ebay. And 1st Ed stuff is sometimes offered at outrageous prices as well.

For 1st Ed collectibles, refer to the acaeum for reasonable price listings.
For other collectibles, I found tome of treasures to have quite good listings, if not as thorough as the acaeum.

Stefan

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 16, 2012 Top 32

Kthulhu wrote:

PDF of Pathfinder #1 - $13.99

Printing via printme1.com - $11.99
Getting some dumbass to pay $1K for said printout - priceless

Well played.


My group is finished with Burnt Offerings. Maybe I should post it on Ebay.


Jason Rice wrote:
My group is finished with Burnt Offerings. Maybe I should post it on Ebay.

maybe you should, then you apparently can buy a car with the proceeds


Blood stained Sunday's best wrote:
I saw Temple of Existential Evil up there for $2000

I SO want Temple of Existential Evil.

I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the concept of Existential Evil though.

Sounds awesome.

:-)

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure, Rulebook Subscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber

Best way to see what price something is going for.

Completed listings show what people are actually selling them for, not what they're asking to sell it for. ;)

The Exchange

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Wolf Munroe wrote:
Blood stained Sunday's best wrote:
I saw Temple of Existential Evil up there for $2000

I SO want Temple of Existential Evil.

I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the concept of Existential Evil though.

Sounds awesome.

:-)

The Cult of Doing Very Bad Things to Give Their Otherwise Empty Lives Meaning


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Wolf Munroe wrote:
Blood stained Sunday's best wrote:
I saw Temple of Existential Evil up there for $2000
I SO want Temple of Existential Evil.:-)

Just out of curiosity....does anyone know why this book is so rare? I got back into rpg's after it came out. Was it a limited run? Hackmaster loose their license right after it came out?


Shem wrote:

Just checked out ebay for Burnt Offerings. $144.00 to $250.00.

It might be time for me to sell my extra copies... I even have one with the alternate cover. When Pathfinder started I thought one day it would be a big seller and have an extra full set and 6 copies of #1, 7 copies of #2, and two copies of #3.

Naybe I should pick up a few more copies of the last three while they are still around and sell at least three sets in another year or two.

If you're going to part with the alternate cover, I'm interested...

Ross has it down, though - exorbitant prices are normally due to a stupid automated pricing bot, though, there are some halfwits out there that think everything is rare and price as if it's worth it's weight in gold.

I just sold RotRL #1-#6 on eBay for $132.50 (I'm the bottom of that "completed" link posted above). If you can manage to be patient (I have a real hard time at this), you can usually find stuff at a much more reasonable price (like $75-$80 for Burnt Offerings).

Edit: Here's a Burnt Offerings for $20 (not mine)


Brian, I have the #1 Alternate Cover signed by James. I could use a few extra dollars so drop me offer.


Majuba wrote:

Announcement!

I am now offering to sell my (used) copy of Pathfinder #1 for $10,000,000.00 - please reply by carrier pigeon with bid.
[/announcement]

It's meaningless - someone was selling the core rulebook, before it was released for $1000.

*Whacks pigeon*

Where'd you go with my money? Bad pigeon!
*Looks up*
Huh? Oh, right, some people will buy anything...
Stupid pigeon...

Contributor

This thread is making the greedy little capitalist in me want to sell in order to buy that car I've been wanting.


Blood stained Sunday's best wrote:
Wolf Munroe wrote:
Blood stained Sunday's best wrote:
I saw Temple of Existential Evil up there for $2000
I SO want Temple of Existential Evil.:-)
Just out of curiosity....does anyone know why this book is so rare? I got back into rpg's after it came out. Was it a limited run? Hackmaster loose their license right after it came out?

LOL. I thought that was just a typo on Temple of Elemental Evil.

There really is a book Temple of Existential Evil! (I just Googled it.)

Heh, I'd still like to have a look at it, even though it's actually real.

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