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I know of a few online retailers that specialise in out-of-print (OOP), second-hand, and original editions of RPG books and accessories. Let's make a definitive list of them!

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POSSIBLE REWORDING: I cannot find a lot of out-of-print or early editions of RPG books, which is extremely frustrating. Since I cannot personally travel around the world to find a MERP book, for example, I am seeking a list of online retailers that specialize in these books. I do not want eBay. I want a list of specifically RPG-oriented, online sellers. –  cartomancer Aug 8 '13 at 1:59
    
@cartomancer Since it's community wiki people are welcome to edit it. I recommend not making up a problem that "I" have though, since it's simply not the case and that kind of theatre correlates with low-quality answers. –  SevenSidedDie Aug 8 '13 at 3:53
    
@ SevenSidedDie It's actually true for me, though. That's how I came across the question in the first place. –  cartomancer Aug 8 '13 at 4:20
    
@carto Oh, I see! That's ok then. I'm not sure that would get this reopened though, since it was closed on account of being a list question. (It was posted a long time ago, before list questions and CW were determined to be bad ideas.) If you want to discuss how/if this could be fixed to reopen it, I'd suggests making a meta question. –  SevenSidedDie Aug 8 '13 at 15:56

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eBay has always been my source.

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Noble Knight Games carries OOP stuff, but the prices are premium, and things are not always in-stock.

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Noble Night has excellent international service –  Runeslinger Mar 25 '12 at 3:25
    
What @Runeslinger said. Expensive, but reliable. –  Tynam Apr 20 '12 at 19:42
    
International postage is also quite expensive, but NK at least bundle items together. –  YogoZuno Jul 21 '12 at 5:31

Alibris

I bought them there because it was the cheapest place I could find my books. Surprisingly they arrived sooner than when I ordered some other books to Amazon. That was some time ago and I was at Mexico, but I keep this link as my favorite place for used books.

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I once bought a "good" condition book from Alibris. When I got it, I swear to you it was near-mint or mint. It was also a good bit cheaper than the same book was on either Amazon (granted once a book goes out of print, some sellers get greedy), or on ebay. –  Pulsehead Mar 30 '11 at 12:46

For used used books I usually start at abebooks.com which is an aggregate collection of used booksellers across the country.

Here's the results for 'Dungeons & Dragons' first edition published by TSR before 1990.

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The Acaeum (OOP collectors' site) has a valuable Classifieds board.

And to a lesser extent, Classifieds at Dragonsfoot.org.

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Acaeum is a valuable resource to make sure you not being ripped off on the high value items. –  RS Conley Sep 17 '10 at 19:44

Troll and Toad is a second-hand and first-hand dealer that carries out-of-print and recent products.

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+1 for Troll and Toad. That's usually my first stop. –  wraith808 Nov 3 '11 at 17:49

If you have any used book shops nearby give them a try. I've actually found quite a few original D&D and AD&D accessories at some in VA and MD.

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Within Ebay look for the CrazyEgor store. He specializes in want lists, so you can send him titles you're looking for. He'll keep your contact info if he doesn't have it on hand now, and let you know when it's available. He knows what his stuff is worth.

When you use ABEBOOKS.Com or Bookfinder.Com it pays to search loosely, as not all those offering second hand material bother to enter the entire author name, or check the spelling on titles. In "classic" format [look below the top screen], it will rank the books it finds in ascending order by price.

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Amazon, stil has some 3.0/3.5 d&d material.

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RPG Geek is an RPG database, and the user features are mostly about listing your collection, but it's also useful for coordinating sales and trades. People can mark items in their collection for sale or trade, and you can add items to your "want to buy" or "want for trade" lists.

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Ludik Bazar

It is a French store, but they have a lot of English material as well.

They have plenty of second hand books and they are also specialized in massive discount for discontinued games or bankrupted editors. (Lot's of brand new D&D3.5 and 4 books around 10€ for example). They are also dealing CCG and boardgame.

Very nice store for filling holes in collections and to find some second hand rarities.

I don't know the foreign delivery prices and conditions. Since there is an English version of the site I guess they are shipping abroad.

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Having just used this, it gets an upvote! It's the only place I found a copy of The Princes' Kingdom for sale. –  SevenSidedDie Nov 18 '12 at 3:38
    
I'm glad this answer has been useful ! How easy are abroad shipping with the site ? –  Guillaume Nov 19 '12 at 8:02
    
I won't be able to say for sure until it arrives, but the ordering process itself was easy enough. –  SevenSidedDie Nov 19 '12 at 8:10

I find that local Half Price Books is an excellent source and I've also used Paperback Swap to find a few books as well.

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The ASGI RPG Store (www.asgi.co.uk) has a reasonable stock of items and I've bought a few things from there (1st Ed) with no problems - usually pretty quick delivery and response to e-mails.

Prices slightly higher than individual seller eBay auctions but lower than most of the eBay buy it nows, plus you don't have to wait for someone to list a particular item - it's just from stock.

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Sentry Box is pretty good. Remember, the prices on amazon are WRONG.

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Can you elaborate on this wrongness? Not disputing it—I'm curious what you mean. –  SevenSidedDie Sep 21 '10 at 5:30
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Yeah, there are a lot of "vendors" that offer games for ridiculous prices on Amazon: amazon.com/gp/product/1894525450/… Not all of them mind you. but if the price is higher than you expected to pay, take the time to check another site. –  dindenver Sep 24 '10 at 20:22

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