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Wargame Estate Sale 28 Dec 2017 10:08 #259715

I happened across this. Sad story. TLDR: Guy dies young and his daughter needs to have her Uni paid for, so his local gaming club got together and helped his wife organize an online auction for vintage games.

Someone please tell Andy, I doubt he’d like to miss this.

www.swa-gaming.org/wargo-estate
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Wargame Estate Sale 28 Dec 2017 14:06 #259729

Lot 7 - ASL
8 boxes + 1tube.
Weight 177 lbs.
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Wargame Estate Sale 28 Dec 2017 14:14 #259730

Yeah, I took a look but it's all been split into lots too big for me to go after. I appreciate they don't want to have to ship to 200 locations, but I don't know how many people will be interested in bidding on 8 boxes of ASL. If you're fully indoctrinated in the game much of that stuff will be duplication, if not you don't want that much to start. Someone will likely need to buy and then resell piecemeal to get the full value and most of that won't go to the original owner.

Much of the inventories I looked at had plenty of duplicate items, sometimes three of the same. The AD&D 2nd Edition bundle needed to be split in two.

A big chunk of role-playing stuff, but the idea of a couple of crates showing up at my house is enough to keep me from bidding even $1.

Anybody know this guy? Someone with this kind of collection must have had a footprint.
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Wargame Estate Sale 28 Dec 2017 14:50 #259733

I saw this promoted over on the wargamer Facebook pages I follow and I had the same reaction as Say. The lots are too big and only make sense if you plan in flipping most of it.
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Wargame Estate Sale 28 Dec 2017 21:33 #259740

That computer game lot calls to me but I don't see myself spending what it would probably take.
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Wargame Estate Sale 29 Dec 2017 10:42 #259752

I figure it lowers the prices to sell it as lots. Everyone is probably thinking the same way you guys are - that it would be too much. I'd suspect that many of those lots will go for the minumum, and you could flip the shit out of them if you were close enough to pick up your win in a minivan or something. Just my 2c. Either way, I figured I'd do a solid for the bereaved by reposting it and do a solid for you fine folks in case someone was interested.
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Wargame Estate Sale 29 Dec 2017 10:48 #259755

Oh no, not complaining. Worth getting the word out. I think their intention is for the material to get picked up by used game shops. They've indicated they already have put 200 man hours into the effort just to grade and inventory the material (though the guy has an account on BGG that he used strictly as an inventory tool) and that splitting it into smaller parcels would be too much work for volunteers.

I think they'd have done well to pay someone a commission to move it. They'd lose 30% but might pull double the total if they broke the materials out into more digestible lots.
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Wargame Estate Sale 29 Dec 2017 12:05 #259767

Yeah, you’re not wrong. The problem is that they’d end up with a lot of inventory and have nothing to do with it, I suspect. It’s got to be really rough for the family having a library of shit they have no idea what to do with and that serves only to remind them that their loved one is gone.
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Wargame Estate Sale 29 Dec 2017 12:21 #259768

SuperflyTNT wrote:
Yeah, you’re not wrong. The problem is that they’d end up with a lot of inventory and have nothing to do with it, I suspect. It’s got to be really rough for the family having a library of shit they have no idea what to do with and that serves only to remind them that their loved one is gone.

I have a basement full of toy trains that testify to that.
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Wargame Estate Sale 29 Dec 2017 13:58 #259779

I’m glad my dad died a pauper, I guess
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Wargame Estate Sale 29 Dec 2017 14:32 #259783

If a lot of it is stuff from the 80s and 90s, it isn't worth much these days. The best case scenario would have been to sell it a large convention auction ; a lot of that stuff is probably worth less than the cost of shipping it individually.
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Wargame Estate Sale 29 Dec 2017 14:45 #259785

Maybe donate it all and get a tax write off...that’s about all I can think of that would be the best solution.
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Wargame Estate Sale 04 Jan 2018 09:41 #260168

Auction update.
Round 1 bidding closed. Round 2 now open thru Sunday Jan 7.
High bids listed below:

BOARD GAMES
1. Wargame Lot 1 (Current top bid = $ 700) My Bid:
2. Wargame Lot 2 (Current top bid = $ 600) My Bid:
3. Wargame Lot 3 (Current top bid = $ 400) My Bid:
4. Wargame Lot 4 (Current top bid = $ 450) My Bid:
5. SPI Wargames (Current top bid = $ 1,000) My Bid:
6. Europa (Current top bid = $ 271) My Bid:
7. ASL (Current top bid = $ 905) My Bid:
8. World in Flames (Current top bid = $ 250) My Bid:
9. Misc Board (Current top bid = $ 100) My Bid:
10. SciFi Bundle (Current top bid = $ 430) My Bid:

RPGS
11. Original D&D (Current top bid = $ 760) My Bid:
12. Basic D&D (Current top bid = $ 900) My Bid:
13. AD&D 1st Ed (Current top bid = $ 600) My Bid:
14. AD&D 2nd Ed (Current top bid = $ 300) My Bid:
15. D&D 3rd Ed (Current top bid = $ 150) My Bid:
16. Dragonlance (Current top bid = $ 200) My Bid:
17. Forgotten Realms (Current top bid = $ 150) My Bid:
18. Greyhawk (Current top bid = $ 100) My Bid:
19. Ravenloft (Current top bid = $ 260) My Bid:
20. D&D Realms (Current top bid = $ 100) My Bid:
21. Judges Guild (Current top bid = $ 300) My Bid:
22. Tekumel (Current top bid = $ 400) My Bid:
23. Misc RPGs (Current top bid = $ 300) My Bid:

MINIATURES
24. Micro Armor (Current top bid = $ 200) My Bid:
25. WW2 Navals (Current top bid = $ 300) My Bid:
26. Misc Minis (Current top bid = $ 105) My Bid:
27. Biplane Minis (Current top bid = $ 26) My Bid:
28. 25mm Terrain (Current top bid = $ 36) My Bid:
29. Blister Minis (Current top bid = $ 210) My Bid:
30. Group Minis (Current top bid = $ 510) My Bid:

MAGAZINES
31. S&T Mags (Current top bid = $ 675) My Bid:
32. AH General (Current top bid = $ 100) My Bid:
33. Wargame Mags (Current top bid = $ 200) My Bid:
34. Dragon 100 (Current top bid = $ 500) My Bid:
35. Dragon 200 (Current top bid = $ 160) My Bid:
36. Dragon 300 (Current top bid = $ 88) My Bid:
37. Dragon Extras (Current top bid = $ 100) My Bid:
38. Flying Buffalo (Current top bid = $ 16) My Bid:

COMPUTER GAMES
39. Computer Games (Current top bid = $ 80) My Bid:


When bidding, please remember this is not just about getting stuff cheap. For that, the Council of Five Nations Discount Auction is your best venue. The money raised from this sale will be going to the college fund of a young girl who lost her father way too soon.
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Wargame Estate Sale 05 Jan 2018 01:01 #260250

Yeah, I did know about this but I already have basically everything I need.

Flipping is not an option because selling is impossible from here.

Still appreciate the heads up though.
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Wargame Estate Sale 11 Jan 2018 10:22 #260707

Another update.

Round 3 bids are due by 11:59 PM on Sunday, January 14, 2018

BOARD GAMES
1. Wargame Lot 1 (Current top bid = $ 700) My Bid:
2. Wargame Lot 2 (Current top bid = $ 700) My Bid:
3. Wargame Lot 3 (Current top bid = $ 500) My Bid:
4. Wargame Lot 4 (Current top bid = $ 550) My Bid:
5. SPI Wargames (Current top bid = $ 1,150) My Bid:
6. Europa (Current top bid = $ 280) My Bid:
7. ASL (Current top bid = $ 905) My Bid:
8. World in Flames (Current top bid = $ 275) My Bid:
9. Misc Board (Current top bid = $ 100) My Bid:
10. SciFi Bundle (Current top bid = $ 530) My Bid:

RPGS
11. Original D&D (Current top bid = $ 770) My Bid:
12. Basic D&D (Current top bid = $ 900) My Bid:
13. AD&D 1st Ed (Current top bid = $ 650) My Bid:
14. AD&D 2nd Ed (Current top bid = $ 300) My Bid:
15. D&D 3rd Ed (Current top bid = $ 222) My Bid:
16. Dragonlance (Current top bid = $ 200) My Bid:
17. Forgotten Realms (Current top bid = $ 225) My Bid:
18. Greyhawk (Current top bid = $ 125) My Bid:
19. Ravenloft (Current top bid = $ 260) My Bid:
20. D&D Realms (Current top bid = $ 100) My Bid:
21. Judges Guild (Current top bid = $ 326) My Bid:
22. Tekumel (Current top bid = $ 410) My Bid:
23. Misc RPGs (Current top bid = $ 326) My Bid:

MINIATURES
24. Micro Armor (Current top bid = $ 250) My Bid:
25. WW2 Navals (Current top bid = $ 300) My Bid:
26. Misc Minis (Current top bid = $ 140) My Bid:
27. Biplane Minis (Current top bid = $ 70) My Bid:
28. 25mm Terrain (Current top bid = $ 60) My Bid:
29. Blister Minis (Current top bid = $ 210) My Bid:
30. Group Minis (Current top bid = $ 520) My Bid:

MAGAZINES
31. S&T Mags (Current top bid = $ 701) My Bid:
32. AH General (Current top bid = $ 100) My Bid:
33. Wargame Mags (Current top bid = $ 200) My Bid:
34. Dragon 100 (Current top bid = $ 600) My Bid:
35. Dragon 200 (Current top bid = $ 200) My Bid:
36. Dragon 300 (Current top bid = $ 100) My Bid:
37. Dragon Extras (Current top bid = $ 115) My Bid:
38. Flying Buffalo (Current top bid = $ 21) My Bid:

COMPUTER GAMES
39. Computer Games (Current top bid = $ 140) My Bid:
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