AA50 Original - a July 2017 price tag
After browsing through my screenshot directory today I just want to share a screenshot that I took from Amazon back in early July 2017, some time before the Anniversary Reprint had been released:
While I can only assume that this price never had been realized it at least was the highest I ever have seen for this edition. The price plus shipping converts into more than 1,500 USD.
@Panther I remember seeing eBay auctions for Anniversary from before they announced the re-release at $1500, before shipping.
In fact, it was the crash in price for Anniversary, after the reprint came out, that enabled me to get a decent price for a first-run copy (which was something I wanted to have because of the sculpt changes (minor though most were) from the first-run to the second-run. Around January 2018, somebody put up a first-run copy for $100 and about $10 shipping, buy it now. I jumped all over that. Shortly afterwards, I found a copy of Guadalcanal for $50 and with that, finished completing my collection.
But yeah, I remember seeing those prices and shaking my head.
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Though, if not realized, that doesn’t say much, as everyone can go nuts and propose whatever price.
While I’m pretty sure that north of $500 was realized, I have no hard data on that price point or anything more.
just like the shlock market, everyone who got word of the reprint tried to sell for the old market price of $300 right before the re-release.