Apparently WoTC is reprinting (in a limited edition, which will hopefully not be too difficult to get but ... don't know about that ... fingers crossed!) 1st ed Dungeon Masters Guide, Players Handbook and Monster Manual all in one monster 35 buck edition. From the sounds of it available only at your local store in "limited" quantities. Meaning ... 1 per store so they go on ebay for 100 bucks each ... or hopefully many per local store but for a limited printing or something. I think the edition reprint is friggin AWESOME but the "limited" nature of it might be an issue. Time will tell.
I'm really hoping this isn't a ploy on WoTCs part to toss shop owners a bone by giving them something that is in artificially scarce quantities to make a fat profit on ebay with in order to keep them happy ... at least a little ... until 5th ed drops.
Beyond that this bodes well for the new edition ... if they are doing something like this, perhaps, just perhaps they are actually going to have some old school elements in the new version. If I can buy this locally at $35.00 I will happily do so.
When I posted this WoTC just had the first book up. Later that day they had all 3 of the books up, 3 books times 35.00 per book. If the funds go to the Gygax memorial it is cool and I can't complain about the cost. But for me ... I have the original printings of these books ... it would be really a waste of limited gaming funds to go out and buy them. For others it will probably be an awesome deal ... for anyone who doesn't own the books already ... this seems like a great deal actually!