[SWCollect] It Continues

2002-12-02 Thread C.E. Forman
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemcategory=153item=742765008rd =1 Check out the fluff in this Hitchhiker's Guide. -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list.

Re: [SWCollect] Grading question

2002-12-02 Thread C.E. Forman
Two of the boxes and manuals are covered in clear contact paper. I guess the previous owner was trying to ensure they'd be sturdy enough to survive repeated reference, although it doesn't look like that was a problem. 8) I can understand the manual, but the box??? Anyway, what rating would

[SWCollect] Micro League Baseball

2002-11-29 Thread C.E. Forman
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemcategory=4315item=1940428873 You guys notice this one? Unbe-freakin'-lieveable. This is the only sports game I've ever seen that's fetched a good collector's price, wonder what's so special about it? I know I've gotten a lot of Shoppe requests for

Re: [SWCollect] Warez version of Masterpieces?

2002-11-28 Thread C.E. Forman
as well as a graphic of what the original box looked like Not to mention it has Zork: The Undiscovered Underground, which was only available as a free download from Activision's site, never included in any commercially released collection. I notice he only got one bid, whereas a genuine

Re: [SWCollect] Seastalker folio/grey box

2002-11-25 Thread C.E. Forman
Same. - Original Message - From: Stephen S. Lee [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, November 25, 2002 12:18 AM Subject: [SWCollect] Seastalker folio/grey box Hello ... I've got a quick question. Is the sticker in Seastalker the same between the folio and the

Re: [SWCollect] Paypal scam Email ?

2002-11-25 Thread C.E. Forman
scam Email ? Sadly, I bet many people fall for this sort of thing! - Original Message - From: C.E. Forman To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday, November 23, 2002 10:03 PM Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Paypal scam Email ? Just for fun

Re: [SWCollect] Paypal scam Email ?

2002-11-23 Thread C.E. Forman
Just for fun, I filled it out with some fake info. Absolutely no error-checking at all. Everything I entered went through. Got the page it takes you to: http://pub13.bravenet.com/emailfwd/senddata.php. Think I'm gonna set up a script to bombard them with crap. B-) - Original Message

Re: [SWCollect] Serious esnipe problem

2002-11-22 Thread C.E. Forman
Wow, thanks for the info, Tom. I've never had this problem myself, and have cancelled snipes multiple times. I'm still on the old server, though, could make a difference. At least eSnipe was forthcoming about the possibility of technical snags. Imagine if you got a message like that from

Re: [SWCollect] [ SWCollect ] What's your favorite find?

2002-11-18 Thread C.E. Forman
: The Compleat Adventure Hugh -Original Message- From: C.E. Forman [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Monday, November 11, 2002 3:09 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] [ SWCollect ] What's your favorite find? Yes! I have mint copies of these two as well

Re: [SWCollect] [ SWCollect ] What's your favorite find?

2002-11-11 Thread C.E. Forman
Yes! I have mint copies of these two as well. Man, I am pretty loaded with Synergistic Software. :) Got Warlock's Revenge? -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list.

[SWCollect] Floppy Disk Numbers

2002-11-11 Thread C.E. Forman
Hey gang, Anyone know what the number is that's on the back of all 5-1/4 disks (bottom right corner)? One of the Eyal Katz buyers thought maybe it could be used to determine the age of a disk or where it came from. -- This

Re: [SWCollect] What's your favorite find?

2002-11-10 Thread C.E. Forman
One of these is a copy of Star Saga: One for the Apple II. All the materials inside are unused and the manuals are shrinkwrapped. I don't recall hearing about it until I found it, but I thought it was cool finding it in that condition. I have no sentimental attachment to it, however, and

Re: [SWCollect] [ SWCollect ] What's your favorite find?

2002-11-10 Thread C.E. Forman
I also collect AH games. My list is here: http://www.classicgaming.com/gotcha/avalonhill.htm (no history section for AH yet...need to get to that). For some reason AH games are not very desirable on ebay (with only a few exceptions like Telengard). AH was one of the most prolific

Re: [SWCollect] [ SWCollect ] What's your favorite find?

2002-11-10 Thread C.E. Forman
Both sets have at least one error-free set of disks (why collect if you can't play)? I've been thinking about this... and wouldn't it be safer to play off backup copies? I mean, the disk could get munched in the drive, the label could get scratched going in and out... or is that attitude too

Re: [SWCollect] Counterfeit Sierras

2002-11-09 Thread C.E. Forman
All I did for my pages was create Excel spreadsheets for date, auction number, winning bid, and notes. I used the notes to record details on unusual auctions (like shrinkwrapped/new items or what was missing from an incomplete auction figure), but didn't make any exceptions for those in

Re: [SWCollect] [ SWCollect ] What's your favorite find?

2002-11-09 Thread C.E. Forman
What's your favorite old software find that you have? Since John listed 7, so will I... 1. Shrinked PC re-release from SoftSmith, of Sentient Software's Cyborg by Michael Berlyn. Currently the only known PC copy in existence (unless you've got one and haven't come forward yet). 2. Softporn

Re: [SWCollect] [ SWCollect ] What's your favorite find?

2002-11-09 Thread C.E. Forman
Another favorite find was Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure by Robert Clardy (Synergestic Software). I remember the hours and hours I used to play this game in college. Finding a mint copy was a fun bit of nostalgia. Even better I found I still enjoy the game today. I remember this one, this

[SWCollect] Counterfeit Sierras

2002-11-08 Thread C.E. Forman
New Shoppe column: http://www.if-legends.org/~yois/column.php?column_date=2002-11-08 Everybody interested in preserving the integrity of this hobby ought to read this, to see what we're up against. -- This message was sent to

Re: [SWCollect] AOL disk collecting

2002-11-07 Thread C.E. Forman
Some very early versions can fetch a good price, and I'd guess people use them for the free hours and other member perks. I talked with a gal who collected them awhile back, here's her page: http://staff.jccc.net/lcline/ - Original Message - From: Lee K. Seitz [EMAIL PROTECTED] To:

Re: [SWCollect] Maxis Collectors?

2002-10-17 Thread C.E. Forman
I've seen people selling the original release of SimCity on eBay. Didn't pay attention to what it was going for, though. - Original Message - From: Lee K. Seitz [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Software Collecting [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2002 4:53 PM Subject: [SWCollect] Maxis

Re: [SWCollect] eBay fees

2002-10-17 Thread C.E. Forman
Obviously, you probably don't want to put stuff on eBay if you don't think you'll make a profit, but I have some items that I figure either will go for a good amount or next to nothing because they're not the standard stuff you find on eBay (like that RBBS book). I've got to get rid of

Re: [SWCollect] Greetings

2002-10-16 Thread C.E. Forman
Sorry to here that bro. A group of fund-type auctions were surely help. I'm sure. As far as promoting, there are many ways. Eli Thomlinson would gladly put a link on his page, I would put one on CGC, as I'm sure just about anyone else you contact would. Ditto YOIS, just let me know what

Re: [SWCollect] Greetings

2002-10-16 Thread C.E. Forman
If it's ok with you guys I'll try to contact him and invite him to the list. Sure, it'd be great to have someone in the industry who's also a serious collector. -- This message was sent to you because you are currently

Re: [SWCollect] Greetings

2002-10-16 Thread C.E. Forman
The late George Alec? When did he die? What a bummer -- I would have helped him had I known. I loved his work, especially his Budayeen series. No wonder I never found any new releases from him during every visit to a BN or Borders. April 27th, this year, from a heart attack. He was actually

Re: [SWCollect] Is nothing sacred?

2002-10-15 Thread C.E. Forman
Okay, so I lost this eBay auction a little while ago. Or more precisely, I didn't snipe it because I knew the high bidder and didn't want to ruin it for him. Now the seller gets back to me with the following message: You should report him to eBay, this has to be against at least one of their

Re: [SWCollect] Greetings

2002-10-15 Thread C.E. Forman
I am, unfortunately, in the position of looking at some serious medical bills. At this point if I could sell Drash for enough to make a dent in those bills I would (it wouldn't be worth it for any thing less -- I have enough minor stuff I can sell/auction off). Aw man, sorry to hear that,

Re: [SWCollect] Greetings

2002-10-08 Thread C.E. Forman
Good point about (S) (T). I agree it's redundant. (T) alone works. What about (C)? The original reason that we had (C) was for a game that was sealed, but had become compressed due to the air getting sucked out of the shrink. However, the current wording for MobyScale could also use (C)

Re: [SWCollect] Greetings

2002-10-08 Thread C.E. Forman
I also think NM (S) is still valid. What if you have a defect on the shrink other than a tear (like writing)? I wouldn't call it MS. Ah, good point. NM (S) could indeed apply if there's a defect on the wrap, but not the game package.

Re: [SWCollect] Greetings

2002-10-08 Thread C.E. Forman
Why was it designed to be flexible so individual collectors could tailor it to individual needs? I might be mistaken, but wasn't the scale designed to be universal? Being able to tailor anything universal creates confusion, no? Because different collectors have slightly different needs.

Re: [SWCollect] Greetings

2002-10-07 Thread C.E. Forman
One thing that might make the list shorter...I've never used IM and MMC modifiers for the same game I'm already set up to use both modifiers. It may be a bit superfluous, but I prefer it simply because it's more accurate at a glance. If you look at a modifier of IM your first thought would be

Re: [SWCollect] FW: News about PayPal and eBay!

2002-10-05 Thread C.E. Forman
Not to me. I for one do not want eBay to be able to look through my PayPal history and see how much money I make fromall of my (non-eBay related) transactions. I've been dreading this for months now, and am debating cancelling my PayPal account based on this merger. - Original

Re: [SWCollect] Greetings

2002-10-05 Thread C.E. Forman
I really, really hated the small box decision -- more than you know. But if you want to look at it in a positive light, most small boxes are completely useless for manuals, so it prompts more companies to produce a Collector's Edition with trinkets/feelies, maps, manuals, and unique

Re: [SWCollect] Greetings

2002-10-05 Thread C.E. Forman
(Sorry I'm jumping in late here. Busy week, and I'm just getting caught up now.) Price guide: many of us are reluctant to work with fixed prices. It tends to take some of the fun out of collecting if everyone knows what they can expect for an item. Cruel as it may sound, I prefer to deal

Re: [SWCollect] Greetings

2002-10-05 Thread C.E. Forman
Definitely. The hobby is still in its infancy, by the number of active collectors at least. The more people are participating, the more serious this will become. We could get some actual media coverage, take to the expos, etc. I'm trying to get the CGE in Vegas to open up more to software

Re: [SWCollect] Greetings

2002-10-05 Thread C.E. Forman
Around here, in Germany, it was 12-18 months ago. EA was the first to announce that cardboard boxes are outdated and subsequently published new games only in DVD cases. Others followed shortly after. I noticed this, when I was over in Germany in April. There was a store in France that had

Re: [SWCollect] Greetings

2002-10-05 Thread C.E. Forman
What I think I'll eventually do for softwarecollecting.org is make it a portal of sorts, where a software collecting FAQ can exist, with pictures (explaining the different types of shrinkwrap, how to spot fakes, good shrinkwrap holes vs. bad ones, illustrated examples of the various grades of

Re: [SWCollect] Greetings

2002-10-05 Thread C.E. Forman
The other difficulty with price guides is that they don't reflect regional (or national) variations in prices. One price does *not* fit all. Definitely true. Complete non-PC Infocom greys can still command a high price in Europe, as they never really made it over there until the

Re: [SWCollect] Greetings

2002-10-05 Thread C.E. Forman
All the images on your page seem broken btw! Which page? -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe, send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with a subject of

Re: [SWCollect] Importer Testing

2002-10-05 Thread C.E. Forman
I should get one together tomorrow. Sorry, busy week and lots of other stuff to do first. - Original Message - From: CcomputerGameCollector [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday, October 05, 2002 3:44 PM Subject: [SWCollect] Importer Testing Hey guys, can anyone

Re: [SWCollect] Greetings

2002-10-05 Thread C.E. Forman
I remember this auction. Gave up around $300 myself. It's an Apple II version, right? Smaller manual than the TRS-80, which is about the size of an Infocom folio. This is the only boxed PS Zork I've ever seen, though I have a loose disk and manual. Wonder how the heck it ended up in the U.K.

Re: [SWCollect] Personal Computers Games

2002-09-28 Thread C.E. Forman
Hugh, Try alibris.com and abebooks.com. Both specialize in out-of-print book searches (though neither has yet been able to score me a copy of Shay Addams' From Apshai to Zork). - Original Message - From: Hugh Falk [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday, September 28,

Re: [SWCollect] [Fwd: ComputerGameCollector.Com]

2002-09-28 Thread C.E. Forman
I believe Moby just expanded to include Amiga coverage, but that still leaves a huge list of systems out. (I understand Jim, database space. B-) I'd be glad to contribute to any One List being put together, just let me know what data you need (title, publisher, release year, etc.) and I'll pull

[SWCollect] You Guys See This?

2002-09-28 Thread C.E. Forman
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=1383892135 Weird. Apparently at one point there was a company in Brazil called Infocom that distributed Famicom games. The strange thing is, there actually was one NES game, Tombs and Treasure, released under the (U.S.) Infocom label. I'm

Re: [SWCollect] Buy 1 get 2

2002-09-18 Thread C.E. Forman
Legal notices are *meant* to be taken literally. And yes, unfortunately (for this particular product) it is being resold illegally. The term selling, in the above only refers to selling copies, but the very first sentence ending in intended for the use of the original purchaser only clearly

Re: [SWCollect] Buy 1 get 2

2002-09-18 Thread C.E. Forman
..and one that was barely copy-protected. The protection was cracked fairly early on and pirate copies ran rampant throughout the warez kiddies of the time. As a result, only 5000 legitimate copies of the game were sold, so it turned out to not be profitable for the developer and publisher,

Re: [SWCollect] The Motherlode

2002-09-11 Thread C.E. Forman
I've been dealing with Eli for some time...we met at the Philly Classic a couple of years back. He's a really nice and honest guy...definitely on the up and up. If that is anybody's concern, it shouldn't be. Was he a selling stuff there? I've never been to the P.C., may have to go

Re: [SWCollect] The Motherlode

2002-09-10 Thread C.E. Forman
My question, though, is where did he *get* all that stuff from? Did some old computer store have a warehouse that never got sold off? It doesn't make sense someone would just be sitting on such a huge lot of shrinkwrapped software for no reason. I've been talking with him, and he used to

Re: [SWCollect] Our Mission

2002-08-02 Thread C.E. Forman
Now, I don't really have a problem with people using my scans, provided they a) ask me before they do and b) make the bidders aware the image does not show the actual item. The latter because most of my images are heavily retouched to give perfect appearances - it would severely mislead

Re: [SWCollect] Our Mission

2002-08-01 Thread C.E. Forman
I know this guy. He's one whose auctions I've canned for swiping YOIS text word-for-word. It's amazing how someone can be a power seller yet also be so thoroughly ignorant. (Notice too, that everything is Ultra-RARE, including Zork I, one of the bestselling games of all time.) - Original

[SWCollect] PHP Script for eBay Searches

2002-07-25 Thread C.E. Forman
Since several of you have asked, here is the eBay searches script. I've added comment notes for how to customize it for your own use. If your ISP does not have PHP, you will not be able to use this, though it shouldn't be too hard to customize for Perl or any other web scripting language. Due

Re: [SWCollect] How to preserve them?

2002-07-25 Thread C.E. Forman
I'm currently storing most of my vintage software in mylar covers with air holes, to expose them to as little air and dust as possible while maintaining a necessary minimum of air exchange. The more you give them a chance to breath, the more smell they will absorb, and the quicker the

Re: [SWCollect] eBay Actually INCREASES Functionality!

2002-07-23 Thread C.E. Forman
Yeah, their motivations aren't lost on me, but at least it's beneficial to the users as well as to eBay. Gotta start somewhere. I wonder if they now let you do more than 20 saved searches. I've stopped using that feature since I rigged up a script to do about 60 searches and e-mail me the

Re: [SWCollect] eBay Actually INCREASES Functionality!

2002-07-23 Thread C.E. Forman
You got PHP? - Original Message - From: Marco Thorek [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2002 5:49 PM Subject: Re: [SWCollect] eBay Actually INCREASES Functionality! Chris, would you mind sharing that script with us? :-) C.E. Forman wrote: I wonder

Re: [SWCollect] Live actors

2002-07-18 Thread C.E. Forman
The earliest I remember playing is Return to Zork, I believe that was 1993 as well. - Original Message - From: Hugh Falk [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2002 12:05 AM Subject: [SWCollect] Live actors Hi all, Somebody wrote me with an interesting

[SWCollect] Underdogs Gone?

2002-03-30 Thread C.E. Forman
Hey gang, Just got back from Europe and am catching up on my sites, and theunderdogs.org now gives me what looks like just some generic web-search page. Did the IDSA finally knock the site down? Any word from Sarinee? --

[SWCollect] New E-Mail Address

2002-03-09 Thread C.E. Forman
(Just in case any of you missed my wave of e-mail notices...) EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: My new e-mail address is:[EMAIL PROTECTED] This replaces the following e-mail addresses: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] Please update your own address books. Thanks! (This does

[SWCollect] New E-Mail Address

2002-03-09 Thread C.E. Forman
Hello, everyone, (and apologies for the long recipients list, it's just easier for me to send this to my entire address book), EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: My new e-mail address is:[EMAIL PROTECTED] This replaces the following e-mail addresses: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL

[SWCollect] Fw: DP Contest: eBay Insanity... Let's make some!

2002-03-07 Thread C.E. Forman
Thought the rest of you might get a kick out of this. (Check out my entry!) - Original Message - From: Digital Press Wire Service [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: List Member [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 2:26 PM Subject: DP Contest: eBay Insanity... Let's make some! You've

Re: [SWCollect] What's the name of this game?

2002-03-01 Thread C.E. Forman
I'm afraid I'm drawing a blank on this one... Do you have any idea who might have published it? There was definitely an explosion of one-person adventure shops in the U.K. in the early 1980s, thanks to the release of a text-adventure authoring program called The Quill.

Re: [SWCollect] eBay: abusive bid retractions

2002-02-26 Thread C.E. Forman
Actually it looks like he's won quite a few, some of them with late-game bid retractions and subsequent rebids (to ensure he gets them for a low price). This is called bid shielding and is so completely against eBay policy. They'll boot people for this if they get enough complaints (how 'bout it,

Re: [SWCollect] More ramblings

2002-02-22 Thread C.E. Forman
(Sorry for the delay replying, been hammering away at the new Shoppe code the whole week.) Knowing there is a good amount of I-F fans in this forum (and there's a new one right here), I wonder if anyone ever feels the craving to dig up an old machine and play those things as if we were back

Re: [SWCollect] Mobyscale

2002-02-22 Thread C.E. Forman
1. Personally I never use [MS(T)]. A tear in the wrap exposes the package to scuffing, shelf wear, oxygen, etc., just as if it were off completely torn off. Hence the best rating I will use with the T modifier is NM. (In other words, I use mint-sealed to mean no defects not only with the

Re: [SWCollect] More ramblings

2002-02-22 Thread C.E. Forman
If I ever take up Med Systems' Asylum again, the length of time will be more like 17 years. It looks like I might never ever find an IBM copy. Does anyone even have a copy? It exists, but had a very limited production run.

Re: [SWCollect] That Apple/Origin thing

2002-02-10 Thread C.E. Forman
I'd definitely classify it as rare, probably the most difficult Origin release to find. IIRC, it was done by Chuck Bueche (aka Chuckes), who also worked on Autoduel and 2400 A.D., 1983 release date sounds correct. It's a joystick game, not an RPG/adventure. I've gotten numerous waiting-list

[SWCollect] Wizardry

2002-02-08 Thread C.E. Forman
Now seems to be a good time to move complete Wizardry games, if anyone has any: http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/ebayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=1329802238 http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=1330017440 -- This

Re: [SWCollect] USPS lost eBay item I shipped

2002-01-28 Thread C.E. Forman
Off topic, but I'm hoping some of you guys have had experience with this. The U.S. Postal Service seems to have misplaced an old computer I sold on eBay. It was insured, but now I have to make a I think you've done everything you can. It's not a perfect system, and the USPS is careful

Re: [SWCollect] New eBay fees

2002-01-20 Thread C.E. Forman
Short version: eBay continues to rake in a huge bed of money for Pierre, Meg, and the stockholders to sleep on, while victimizing sellers and increasing fees to pay for continually deteriorating service. Long version: It wouldn't bother me if the increase in fees was paying for improved

Re: [SWCollect] RtCW tin

2002-01-08 Thread C.E. Forman
I'm not going t o bother, not being a big FPS fan. Plus it's not like it's rare, I've seen them in every Babbage's and EB I've been to. You can still get the Quake III collector's tin, for like $10. - Original Message - From: Lee K. Seitz [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Software Collecting

[SWCollect] Another Clueless Seller

2001-12-26 Thread C.E. Forman
Sometimes BuyItNow pisses me off... http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=1311432099 -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe, send

Re: [SWCollect] Who bids on beat-up boxes?

2001-12-13 Thread C.E. Forman
While this is indeed the original release of Mean Streets (notice the flipcover instead of the cheap Slash two-piece box), it is fairly beat up and incomplete -- I give it a G (IM). I'd rate it the same way based on the pics; nice to see our interpretations of the MobyScale are consistent.

Re: [SWCollect] Plan 9 from Outer Space

2001-12-09 Thread C.E. Forman
Okay, box is open, and contents are: Konami catalog Konami registration card Plan 9 manual (very small form factor, odd) 2 HD 3.5 disks No videotape? -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed

Re: [SWCollect] Plan 9 from Outer Space

2001-12-09 Thread C.E. Forman
] Plan 9 from Outer Space No videotape. My release is the Konami/Gremlin co-release. At no point on the box does it indicate a tape within. Why, is there supposed to be? C.E. Forman wrote: Okay, box is open, and contents are: Konami catalog Konami registration card

Re: [SWCollect] Re: OT: Douglas Adams (was: New SKUs)

2001-11-15 Thread C.E. Forman
] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2001 8:07 AM Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Re: OT: Douglas Adams (was: New SKUs) Hmm, is that the CD classics version (in retail box, but without the heavy manual) or the real deal? C.E. Forman wrote: I bought up about 20 of them last year, still

Re: [SWCollect] New SKUs

2001-11-14 Thread C.E. Forman
Actually, no. Ford gives Arthur the Babel fish in the book. - Original Message - From: Pedro Quaresma [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2001 2:30 AM Subject: Re: [SWCollect] New SKUs About Hitchhiker... many times the creators of games that are

Re: [SWCollect] New SKUs

2001-11-14 Thread C.E. Forman
: [SWCollect] New SKUs Yes, I know that. What happened in the game, then? Pedro R. Quaresma [EMAIL PROTECTED] / [EMAIL PROTECTED] So long, and thanks for all the fish C.E. Forman [EMAIL PROTECTED] 14/11/01 13:15 Solicita-se resposta

Re: [SWCollect] Ludicrous prices

2001-11-12 Thread C.E. Forman
Watch for my snipes on some of his Infocom and Sierra items... but please don't let that stop you from bidding yourself! - Original Message - From: Jim Leonard [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, November 12, 2001 2:12 AM Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Ludicrous prices

Re: [SWCollect] Buckaroo Bonzai

2001-11-08 Thread C.E. Forman
I saw this but the box is awfully damaged. There was a guy selling sealed ones awhile back, but I guess he ran out. - Original Message - From: Jim Leonard [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2001 4:04 PM Subject: [SWCollect] Buckaroo Bonzai C64:

Re: [SWCollect] Today's finds

2001-11-03 Thread C.E. Forman
Does anyone have a complete list of which games came in which type of packages? For example, I know Skyfox and Wasteland come in bifolds, Starflight comes in a trifold, and Music Construction Set comes in both a bifold and record sleeve (I think). If this was listed on the GOTCHA pages, I

Re: [SWCollect] Infocom RPG list

2001-11-03 Thread C.E. Forman
The only pure RPGs were Quarterstaff and BattleTech (and it's sequel, though by that point Infocom was a label rather than a company). There was also an RPG for the Nintendo Entertainment system called Tombs and Treasure that bears the Infocom logo. Arthur is a graphic I-F game, not an RPG.

Re: [SWCollect] Hero's Quest (was:Every collector's nightmare)

2001-11-02 Thread C.E. Forman
Those are the only three I know of, though I'm sure there are some alternate European releases. I have a couple of Sierra games in dark blue boxes published by Kixx, for instance. - Original Message - From: Pedro Quaresma [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, November

Re: [SWCollect] Today's finds

2001-11-02 Thread C.E. Forman
Congrats on the finds, Lee. Hugh, out of curiosity, which EA games are the hardest to come by? I'd always thought of M.U.L.E. as rare, just from my observations of everyone seeming to want it, no one seeming to have it. Robot Rascals is another, I believe they sold a very limited number of

Re: [SWCollect] Today's finds

2001-11-02 Thread C.E. Forman
: Re: [SWCollect] Today's finds C.E. Forman wrote: Also there's a flipbox package for Wasteland that, from my personal experience, is far more common than the flat version. The flipbox was the PC release only, if memory serves. I don't remember the flipbox for any other platform other

Re: [SWCollect] Today's finds

2001-11-02 Thread C.E. Forman
Now you've got me started, how are you going to stop me? :-)... Nah, it's interesting. I could stand to brush up on my EA. Robot Rascals is a tougher one to find...but then again some people might not consider it a flat box...I do. It is what I call the Fat Box variation (here's a fatbox

[SWCollect] THE Auction!

2001-10-29 Thread C.E. Forman
Tom, I'm especially looking at you here. http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=1290859236 -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe,

Re: [SWCollect] THE Auction!

2001-10-29 Thread C.E. Forman
? Is it the original parts or that it was one of the original ones sold? If it is just the parts...Garriott could go into business selling hundreds of these at $1000+ a pop. Let's not even get into the counterfeiting possibilities here. Hugh -Original Message- From: C.E. Forman [mailto:[EMAIL

Re: [SWCollect] THE Auction!

2001-10-29 Thread C.E. Forman
] Sent: Monday, October 29, 2001 1:38 PM Subject: Re: [SWCollect] THE Auction! C.E. Forman wrote: Tom, I'm especially looking at you here. http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=1290859236 This copy of the game was produced in the past year by Richard Garriott himself

[SWCollect] PayPal

2001-10-28 Thread C.E. Forman
Hey, question for anybody else on this list who sells stuff regularly and takes PayPal... Is it just me, or has PayPal SUCKED lately? Their server is a sloth every time I log on, 50% of the time they don't bother to send e-mail confirmations when I get payments (this has caused me to

[SWCollect] Anybody seen one of these before?

2001-10-26 Thread C.E. Forman
Hey gang, My dad came back from a Michigan vacation with an odd game he found in a bookstore. (He keeps an eye out for stuff for me sometimes.) Never seen it before, was wondering if anyone else had. It's called Through the Looking Glass, published by Apple Computer for Macintosh. Copyright

Re: [SWCollect] SPAM: A whole buncha games, etc. for sale.

2001-10-25 Thread C.E. Forman
everything yet, he's shipping it out in several lots. - Original Message - From: Hugh Falk [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: C.E. Forman [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2001 10:37 AM Subject: RE: [SWCollect] SPAM: A whole buncha games, etc. for sale. Thanks. Oh, I didn't know you could

Re: [SWCollect] Sniping

2001-10-25 Thread C.E. Forman
I certainly wouldn't hold it against you. Actually I'd feel a bit guilty taking a mint saucer for $10 (not to mention worried about getting screwed over... witness the misfortune Dave Aston went through when he used BuyItNow on a Suspended mask for $5.00). Huh?? Please explain -- I'm

Re: [SWCollect] My curiosity is getting to me...

2001-10-25 Thread C.E. Forman
ObSWCollect: I'm still trying to land an undamaged Wasteland hint book. (It normally fetches like $100 on eBay if it's in good shape.) My copy has an occasional pencil or pen mark (not too bad, but I'd prefer better). Is it just me, or do the middle pages of this have a tendency to fall out?

Re: [SWCollect] Sniping

2001-10-25 Thread C.E. Forman
Just finished reading it. Maybe I'm under-reacting, but it looked as if the promise of a Suspended mask forced Dave to throw good money after bad. By the 2nd month I would've obviously given up. He got screwed for $40 and about 6 hours (total) of his time -- that's unfortunate, but he

Re: [SWCollect] Sniping

2001-10-24 Thread C.E. Forman
Wow, I missed a lot today. Stupid business-use-only Internet rules... Assuming the rest of you haven't already beaten the subject to death, let me add my own thoughts here. I can understand where Pedro is coming from, though I disagree with his view. Let me use an extreme example to

Re: [SWCollect] Sniping

2001-10-24 Thread C.E. Forman
(glances sideways at C. E. Forman) Well, *almost* all of us... ;-) Heh, I totally deserve this. B-) But it does beg the question... Is it not equally greedy of the rest of the abandonware scene to just *expect* me to open my prize shrinkwrap, taking a chance that the disk has already gone

Re: [SWCollect] Sniping

2001-10-24 Thread C.E. Forman
1) Buyers who don't really put their maximum bid on the line. If you try to get a title at a bargain, and aren't willing to pony up your true maximum, you are likely to get out-sniped. Solution -- put your true maximum, then you don't have to worry about snipers. You'll either get it, or

[SWCollect] D'oh!

2001-10-24 Thread C.E. Forman
This is completely immature, but I got quite a snicker out of this eBay auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=1288134768 (Look carefully at the sentence about what type of media it comes on... teehee! B-)

Re: [SWCollect] $1 Games, Starting This Weekend

2001-08-31 Thread C.E. Forman
I appreciate the thought -- I think ;-) What username should I search for? Morrodox? That's the one. I'll be listing the first batch on Saturday. -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to

Re: [SWCollect] Inception

2001-08-30 Thread C.E. Forman
Quickies: Does Battle Hawks' Inception fetch more for C64 or IBM? Was it released for any other platform(s)? Is the pin more than half of the total value (sorry, tried hard not to use a subjective term) of the package? Like just about everything else, I've noticed higher prices for the

Re: [SWCollect] Inception

2001-08-30 Thread C.E. Forman
Being an IBM-exclusive collector, I would definitely pay up to $25 for an Inception with a pin. Not much more, though. Heh, good luck there. Not saying you won't ever get one, but they were limited to the first 5000 copies of Inception, and just about every Infocom collector wants one.

Re: [SWCollect] Sniping

2001-08-29 Thread C.E. Forman
It sounds like you run a lot of searches. Ebay will only let me store 15 saved searches; is there any way to queue up a lot of searches (more than 15) and run them every few days? Not automatically through eBay. I think you can have eBay mail you the results of 3 saved searches daily or

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