Lost Tomb of the Sphinx Queen Price issues

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Lost Tomb of the Sphinx Queen Price issues

Post by markuss317 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:46 am

Can anyone explain what is going on with the price for this module on Amazon? I find it offered new at $14, but then there are used copies from $52 up to an insane $1900. Is there something special about them that I am missing?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/ ... 778&sr=8-1

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http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/ ... 778&sr=8-1

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Re: Lost Tomb of the Sphinx Queen Price issues

Post by Max_The_Judge » Sat May 14, 2016 4:26 am

Looks like a money laundering scheme.

"How did I make so much money this year? Oh, I sold a few books. For $1900 a pop. Hey, I'm good at upselling!"

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Re: Lost Tomb of the Sphinx Queen Price issues

Post by GnomeBoy » Sat May 14, 2016 10:26 am

Prices for obscure things (like RPG modules) often have nutso prices on Amazon -- sellers see other sellers with inflated prices and follow suit. It's not necessarily the case that they are *getting* those prices, but the phenomenon persists.

And hey, if you can make even one sale, why not, I guess...
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Re: Lost Tomb of the Sphinx Queen Price issues

Post by outlander78 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:02 am

Sure, non-gaming significant other, I will sell some of my books.

(Posts with crazy prices.)

Sorry, dear, I tried, but no one is buying ...

(My theory.)
Please try my old school computer game (link) and tell me what you think.

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Re: Lost Tomb of the Sphinx Queen Price issues

Post by fym66 » Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:16 am

Best part-for the almost $2K mod you still have to pay almost $4 for shipping!

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Re: Lost Tomb of the Sphinx Queen Price issues

Post by GnomeBoy » Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:31 pm

outlander78 wrote:Sure, non-gaming significant other, I will sell some of my books.

(Posts with crazy prices.)

Sorry, dear, I tried, but no one is buying ...

(My theory.)
Entirely possible. And ingenious, in a I'm-more-interested-in-my-stuff-than-my-relationship kind of way... :wink:
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Re: Lost Tomb of the Sphinx Queen Price issues

Post by nelliewoodson » Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:10 pm

Why bother on those high prices. Sellers are just trying to add more value on it by placing enticing details.

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