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04-04-2013, 10:33 PM
Is there any collector out there astute at appraising book value? I've collected for a few years and never really thought about value. However, I'm going to be moving across country and either A) need to liquidate some books B) insure the collection.

If anyone is interested, I'll either send a spreadsheet or copy the files into the thread

04-04-2013, 10:41 PM
I imagine the best way is to investigate the secondary market. Check out what the prices are like on Ebay, and what they sold for in the recent past. You can check other sites too, Amazon also sells used books, though prices can be pretty skewed there.

04-05-2013, 04:05 AM
ABEBooks.com is another source

04-05-2013, 05:55 AM
If they're Stephen King books you can check out http://skcollector.com/

I'd be interested to see what you plan to liquidate.

04-05-2013, 12:47 PM
Abebooks.com, alibris.com and completed sales on ebay are your best bet. It can be surprising to see what people are paying. I'm currently filling the gaps in my John D. Macdonald collection, and some of the older books are very expensive on the secondary market, but many of them are being released as ebooks by Amazon this year, so I'm just waiting 'til June for some of them.

04-05-2013, 03:35 PM
Here's What I'm looking to sell... let me know if you're interested - make an offer

King Books - All 1st Editions
Full Dark, No Stars
The Wind Through the Keyhole
Just after Sunset
Rose Madder
Bag of Bones
Skeleton Crew
From a Buick 8
Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah
Dark Tower III: The Wastelands
Black House
Black House
Blockade Billy
Blockade Billy
Blockade Billy w/ baseball card
Riding the Bullet w/ slipcase
Riding the Bullet
Hearts In Atlantis
The Regulators
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
Under the Dome
Everythings Eventual
The Dark Tower VII: The Dard Tower
The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla
The Tommyknockers
Nightmares and Dreamsapes
Needful Things
Night Shift

Other CD Titles, Signed Editions
Allen, John paul Monkey Love
Booth, Bob The Big Book of Necon
Burke, Kealan Patric Kin
Chizmar, Richard Shivers VI
Crowther, Peter Forever Twilight 2: Windows to the Soul
Garton, Ray Wailing and Gnashing of Teeth
Hodge, Brian Picking the Bones
Jones, Stephen A Book of Horros
Kelly, Ronald Hell Hollow
Lebbon, Tim Last Exit for the Lost
Partridge, Norman Johhny Halloween
Russo, John Undead

Ryan, Alan Peter The Back of Beyond
Sarrantonio, Al Moonbane
Straub, Peter Sides
White, Wrath James Orgy of Souls
White, Wrath James Hero
Wood, Rocky Stephen King: The Non-Fiction

04-06-2013, 12:07 AM
Very nice! Best of luck with your sale.