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    Zombicide - Why is this worth over $800?

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Zombicide-...item1e85b4402f

    Why would someone spend $800 on this?
    Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there--on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam. [click for more]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Zombicide-...item1e85b4402f

    Why would someone spend $800 on this?
    I don't get it either!

    Even looking through the original kickstarter that brought the project to fruition with lower prices doesn't seem reasonable.

    GAME CONTENTS

    71 miniatures (28mm "Heroic" scale): 6 Survivors, 40 Walkers, 16 Runners, 8 Fatties and 1 Abomination
    110 mini-cards (42 Zombie cards, 62 Equipment cards, 6 Wounded cards)
    9 gaming tiles
    6 dice
    6 Survivor Identity Cards
    24 advancement counters
    4 Cars tokens (police car and pimp mobile)
    18 Noise tokens
    10 Objective tokens
    12 Door tokens
    6 Zombie spawn tokens
    1 "First player" token
    1 Exit point token



    "Men choose as their prophets those who tell them that their hopes are true." --Lord Dunsany

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    Dave Zomb'Ivor
    El Cholo Zomb'Ivor
    Nick Zomb'Ivor
    Eagle Chaz (chuck norris look alike)
    Eagle Chaz Zomb'Ivor
    Troy the Traveler
    Troy Zomb'Ivor
    The CardBoard Samurai
    Samurai Zomb'Ivor


    All cards are Shrink Wrapped and Included.


    You get the following Special Boxes


    NEVER OPENED


    El Cholo
    Dave the Geek
    Nick Walker
    Claudia the Rebel
    MARVIN The Bodyguard
    Eva the Artist
    Ivy the Hit Girl
    and a big special Zombie in a plastic Case

    Kickstarter exclusives. A big part of the KS for Season one & two are KS exclusive miniatures/characters that you can only get for pledging & will never be available to the general public. They have been drawing big $ from resellers.

    It's a sales model that I f*cking loathe & refuse to support. TBH it took a lot of my enthusiasm for Zombicide away. I bought the bases set & the expansions retail, but feck all if all the KS brew-ha-ha doesn't irritate me.

    I'll stick to Last Night on Earth thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    Why would someone spend $800 on this?
    Maybe the miniatures are genuinely carved out of the bones of the dead...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rancid Carcass View Post
    Maybe the miniatures are genuinely carved out of the bones of the dead...
    ...and move!

    Well for over $1000 (which is where the bidding is now) surely they must!
    Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there--on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam. [click for more]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    ...and move!

    Well for over $1000 (which is where the bidding is now) surely they must!
    I don't always trust the validity of crazy dollar amount bids I sometimes see on eBay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AcesandEights View Post
    I don't always trust the validity of crazy dollar amount bids I sometimes see on eBay.

    But when I do. . .
    "When the dead walk, we must stop the killing, or lose the war."

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    Quote Originally Posted by AcesandEights View Post
    I don't always trust the validity of crazy dollar amount bids I sometimes see on eBay.
    I'd say you can trust this one. A complete set of all the KS exclusives for have been fetching well north of $500-$800.

    Don't underestimate the allure of exclusives on gamers with disposable income. Steve Jackson's "Ogre" Designers Edition regularly starts at $250+. Games Workshops limited reprint of "Space Hulk" starts at about $300 & has fetched over $1000 before.

    Rare, collectible, & out-of-print= big $ in gaming.

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    Approaching $1100!
    Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there--on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam. [click for more]
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    $1,625.00

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    Did I mention...
    $1,625.00!!!
    Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there--on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam. [click for more]
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