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Jocasta's Reading Room / Rare hardcovers?
« on: July 10, 2007, 10:32 AM »
So I recently decided to upgrade as many of my paperbacks as I could into HC.  I've got 30 or so of these down now, mostly buying them up at a local place called Half Price Books.  They generally run about $8 each.

Then I find out that there are all these NJO books that go on eBay for $30 and $40 and I'm thinking that this doesn't fit with my model of wanting to upgrade as inexpensively as possible...

So I figured I'd ask if anyone around here knows of any place to get some of the more rare books for less.  I know it's a long shot, but what the hey...  And does anyone have info on why some of them are so rare compared to the rest?  I assume it's an edition size thing, but why?

Or if anyone has any of these they want to trade or sell I'm going to put up a thread in the classifieds with a list of ones I do have...


1 Carded
3 Loose

Not a bad start today.

Watto's Junk Yard / Reducing Junk Mail
« on: March 13, 2007, 04:31 PM »
We probably all know about the do-not-call list by now... but have any you tried taking steps to reduce junk mail?  They must cut down a tree a week to bombard me with useless advertisements every week... so a co-worker tells me about this site you can go to to get yourself off national mailing lists.  I was wondering if any of you had tried it.

Here's where I was starting:

Seems simple enough, but I didn't like the idea of sending someone a check (regardless of the amount) and was wondering if there was anything shady about that.

So, anyone tried any of this?

Thanks in advance.

Watto's Junk Yard / Does ANYONE collect Baseball cards anymore?
« on: February 4, 2007, 08:48 PM »
Over the holiday I brought home what was left of my baseball card collection from when I was little.  I had the idea of selling it but it looks like almost NOTHING sells for any amount of money on eBay.

So, my question is - is there any market whatsoever for this stuff, and where would you take Baseball cards if you were trying to sell them?

Watto's Junk Yard / Looking for ADVICE on selling a collection...
« on: November 10, 2006, 04:42 PM »
I'm tinkering with the idea of downsizing....

And I'm thinking about starting by getting rid of my carded figures.

So how would you do such a thing?  Ebay?  Forums?  Elsewhere? 

Split them up into lines?  Individually?  The whole thing as one lot?

This collection consists of every carded figure from 1995 to present, plus deluxe, plus lots of exclusive figures as well.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

So I spent a lot of time over the last few months finally processing all the photos I took in New Zealand back in May - and since pretty much just my family and co-workers were seeing them, I thought I'd share them here too.

My hope is that this can become sort of a Jedi Defender photography thread where everyone can share their photography and we can all pat eachother on the back.  If that never materializes, at least I'm sharing mine. :)

So anyway, here are most of them more or less in chronological order.  They get better as they go along.  There are lots of images here, so you'll have to forgive me for the load time. 

Additionally, the images from 'the farm' can't be posted now because they may be published at some point in the next year or three - but they're some of the best pictures I've ever taken... 

If you make it down to where the snow-covered mountain (volcano) images are, that's where they shot a bunch of the Mordor stuff for LOTR.


Thanks for looking!

67   :-X

SYDNEY, Australia - Steve Irwin, the quirky Australian naturalist who won worldwide acclaim, has died in a marine accident off Australia’s northeast coast, local media reported on Monday.

Queensland state government sources quoted by Australian Associated Press (AAP) said Irwin, 44, whose television show “The Crocodile Hunter” won international acclaim and popularized the phrase “Crikey”, was believed to have been killed by a stingray barb that pierced his chest.

He was filming an underwater documentary off Port Douglas when the accident occurred, the report said.

Sky Television also reported that Irwin had been stung by a sting ray.

Australian emergency officials could not immediately confirm the reports.

Irwin won a global following for his daredevil antics but also triggered outrage in 2004 by holding his then one-month-old baby while feeding a snapping crocodile at his Australian zoo.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

JD Sports Forum! / JD Fantasy Hockey 2006-07
« on: August 24, 2006, 11:52 PM »
Looks like Yahoo's fantasy hockey is up for registration already... anyone want to take the reins for this season??

Watto's Junk Yard / Most hours you've worked in a week...
« on: August 8, 2006, 12:01 AM »
I'm sitting at my desk at 11:00 on a monday, expecting to stay through the night and I decided to add it up... by the time morning hits I'll have worked 94 hours in the last 8 days.

So, it made me curious, what's the most you've ever had to work?

Watto's Junk Yard / Goofy Star Wars Stuff from the Internet
« on: August 3, 2006, 08:51 PM »
This one had me in stitches... so I had to share:

Darth Smartass

Watto's Junk Yard / Anyone know anything about meteorites?
« on: July 24, 2006, 11:38 AM »
I decided that I wanted to buy one - I'm shopping on ebay, lots of different sizes, compositions, weights, etc... are available - many with documentation or from seemingly repubtable sellers who have sold LOTS of them...  Is there a market for fake meteorites? 

I'm just wondering what I can know to be a little more informed before I buy one.  Rareness or material isn't very important to me, I just decided I wanted to have a space rock on my desk and my main concern is that it be real and preferrably larger than a pebble.


Thanks in advance.

Collections / Photos of the collection... April 2017 Update
« on: July 23, 2006, 07:09 PM »
Took some new photos this week, here they are:

And the puppy insisted on hanging out while I shot these, so here she is:

Thanks for looking!

Found my first pair today...

No doubt about it, it's supposed to be Jango's head under there.

So the helmets stay on unless I decide to do 2 dozen headswaps...

Watto's Junk Yard / Has anyone tried PermaFrost for their A/C?
« on: July 11, 2006, 12:15 AM »
I heard a radio ad for this:

And I have to admit, they're definitely saying a lot of things that I want to hear - my question though, is it snake-oil or does it work.

Anyone here tried it or looked into it in any depth?

Watto's Junk Yard / The Little Girl Giant
« on: June 20, 2006, 11:05 AM »

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