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Ian Perry
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Without using the most appropriate language... an individual has purchased one of the limited edition copies of AoI and is now trying to sell it on ebay for £100, plus £10 shipping! (online retailers are selling the shop version for about £30 to £35 - with delivery)

I did make a reasonable offer to this individual and their response was to counter offer at £99.99. Do they think that someone will pay 4x the amount for the limited edition than the shop version? Would someone pay 4x the value of the game for the wooden money and wooden trains (available elsewhere)? I'm sure no gamers would purchase for the signature or certificate!

Greed is an evil attribute - and this individual has a clear abundance of it!

I missed out on the limited edition as not being a subscriber, I dithered over paying £12 for the wooden tokens. Now I'm thinking I'll buy the shop version and possibly buy wooden trains (assuming they are like those available for Steam) and wooden coins.

I can only hope that this copy remains unused with this individual - in my mind I am not calling them "individual"... It's a shame that any copy of a game is wasted.



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Mark Holmes
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I wouldn't get too worked up about it Ian. This guy is just chancing his arm. If someone wants the limited edition that desperately and is willing to pay £110 for it then good luck to both of them. If no one is interested then he's left looking a little foolish.

By the way the Wooden Trains in AoI are not the same as in AoS. In my opinion they're not that great and I use the cardboard track sections you get in the base game. However, the wooden money is much better that the plastic coins.

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Clement Tey
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The wooden trains are actually a hindrance in AoI as they are harder to stack and not as visible on a cluttered board. As for money, I usually use poker chips instead.
 
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IanGB wrote:
I did make a reasonable offer to this individual and their response was to counter offer at £99.99. Do they think that someone will pay 4x the amount for the limited edition than the shop version?

If the offer was not accepted it was not reasonable. He has something which he wants to sell for a certain price. If you don't want to pay his price, why is that his problem? Why are you entitled?
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Bill Bennett
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I have a set of the Mayday Games Wooden Trains and they have all the player colors for AoI. I keep reading comments that wooden trains don't stack well, and I couldn't figure out why that mattered until I realized they were stacking them on the player displays. We've not been doing that even with the railway tokens, just keeping them in a pile off to the side, so stacking isn't an issue unless you really want to keep them on the sheet. We are using standard-sized poker chips for money as well, they fit fine on the money spent boxes.
 
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William Springer
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I actually like the wooden trains a lot better than the cardboard ones, but then I don't stack them.

It surprises me that the subscriptions don't disappear faster than they do, as even if you don't like a game you can always put it on ebay and get your money back. (Although I'm a completest, so of course I have to keep everything!)
 
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Philip Eve
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I would be very surprised if anyone thought that what you get in the limited edition was worth an extra £65 + p&p. I have the limited edition because it's what was available when I bought it at a games fair, but I wouldn't have paid extra for it. The guy is going to be disappointed and will end up selling it for half that amount.
 
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Paul Doherty
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Barticus88 wrote:
IanGB wrote:
I did make a reasonable offer to this individual and their response was to counter offer at £99.99. Do they think that someone will pay 4x the amount for the limited edition than the shop version?

If the offer was not accepted it was not reasonable. He has something which he wants to sell for a certain price. If you don't want to pay his price, why is that his problem? Why are you entitled?


Exactly - why should he sell it for less - what's acceptable? The same price he paid?

Is some complete stranger entitled to benefit from his decision to purchase the collector's edition when another person chose not to and is looking for it now?
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L Gravel
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IanGB wrote:
Greed is an evil attribute - and this individual has a clear abundance of it!


I'm curious -- what is the maximum non-evil price one may ask for the game?

Jim
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Paul Doherty
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loosegravel wrote:
IanGB wrote:
Greed is an evil attribute - and this individual has a clear abundance of it!


I'm curious -- what is the maximum non-evil price one may ask for the game?


Exactly.
 
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Steven Steck
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Economics 101 taught me that a product is worth whatever somebody is willing to pay for it.
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