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thegunslinger41
08-23-2013, 01:48 PM
Looking to pay around $200 for a VF copy of Salem's Lot published by Centipede Press.

Thank you.

T-Dogz_AK47
08-25-2013, 10:19 AM
Looking to pay around $200 for a VF copy of Salem's Lot published by Centipede Press.

Thank you.

Unfortunately, finding a VF copy of this book for $200 seems very unlikely as they are currently being sold at a much higher price...

Ebay currently has two copies for sale, the first is a VF copy which is selling for $425. See link below:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SALEMS-LOT-by-Stephen-King-Centipede-Press-Limited-Edition-OOP-/251323994095?pt=US_Fiction_Books&hash=item3a8413cfef

The other is selling for $399.99 or best offer, but has "a few light spots on the boards, soft shelf wear, dampstains at the edges of the front." See link below:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Salems-Lot-LIMITED-EDITION-Stephen-King-1-of-600-Photographs-by-Jerry-Uelsmann-/130917620555?pt=Antiquarian_Collectible&hash=item1e7b4c5b4b

Abebooks are selling one copy for $399.99 but this seems to be the same copy with damp stains that is currently listed on Ebay for the same price: See link below:

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?an=stephen+king&bi=0&bx=off&ds=30&pn=centipede+press&recentlyadded=all&sortby=17&sts=t&tn=salem%27s+lot&x=70&y=15

According to the link on Abebooks, a signed copy will set you back $6,500 and the ultra rare Roman-numeraled edition costs $12,500!!!! :eek: :eek:

srboone
08-25-2013, 10:28 AM
They don't have anything like that right now, but keep checking Betts Books. It shows up ocassionally.

http://bettsbooks.com/

bsaenz24
08-25-2013, 02:40 PM
$200 for a signed edition??

T-Dogz_AK47
08-25-2013, 03:46 PM
$200 for a signed edition??

No, the Centipede Press edition of this book that was limited to 600 copies is unsigned. That said, copies of this book even unsigned are fetching prices in-excess of $400.

The signed edition of this book is currently fetching a price of $6,500 on Abebooks! :eek:

bsaenz24
08-25-2013, 04:04 PM
Wow!!! I have the signed, but I think it was a "lower-end" signed. Didn't they have different signed editions??

Scoogs
08-25-2013, 04:45 PM
Correct, there were several versions of the signed edition:
300 limited edition copies signed/numbered 1-300 in black
80 limited edition copies signed/numbered 1-80 in red
15 deluxe leather copies signed/numbered I-XV in black
10 deluxe leather copies signed/numbered I-X in red

The regular signed edition has been selling anywhere from $1000 to $2000 (actual selling prices, not just listing prices).
A black roman numeral signed copy(one of 15) just sold for $6000 on August 1st.
A red numbered copy sold for $3500 in June.

The gift editions are all over the place.
I've seen a couple of them that did actually sell in that $400 to $600 range, but those included the extra set of prints and the traycase from the Collector. If you don't want those and are looking for just the book, $200 to $300 is possible with patience.

A lot of them are listed at high prices, but with a couple of rare exceptions, they haven't actually been fetching those prices.

bookworm 1
08-25-2013, 05:42 PM
Way to rich for my blood. I still can't believe I bought a signed edition of Dr. Sleep.

Dave1442397
08-25-2013, 11:10 PM
I got an excellent copy (1/600) from Betts Books a while back. Not only was it still brand new and sealed in shrink wrap, it also came with a set of the original photos taken for the book. If I remember correctly I paid $225 for it.

bsaenz24
08-26-2013, 01:42 AM
Top tell the truth, I really don't like the Salem's Lot limited edition.....that material of the cover and the slipcase attracts dust from 4 house down the block! The only reason I kept it is because it IS Salem's Lot.

Tommy
08-26-2013, 03:32 AM
subie09lega sold me his extra copy sans tray case for $200 and I love it! It's still in the shrinkwrap because of the fine materials it is made of, it seems like as soon as I would touch it, the damn thing would get dirty instantly! I will have to buy some white rubber gloves before I decide to open the shrinkwrap

T-Dogz_AK47
08-26-2013, 11:16 AM
subie09lega sold me his extra copy sans tray case for $200 and I love it! It's still in the shrinkwrap because of the fine materials it is made of, it seems like as soon as I would touch it, the damn thing would get dirty instantly! I will have to buy some white rubber gloves before I decide to open the shrinkwrap

That's why I have never bothered trying to get a copy of this edition. I heard it's just too much of a nightmare to keep clean!!! :mad:

Damn shame though, as Salem's Lot is a bloody good book!!!

What it needs is a specialist publisher, expert in creating beautifully crafted books to really go to town and release a definitive super deluxe edition... :cool:

Now where do we find such a publisher?.... :confused: :p

:p

:D

:D

Hey Brian!.....

bsaenz24
08-26-2013, 02:00 PM
As much as I would love it, I would think King wold not allow another limited of the same title.

thegunslinger41
08-26-2013, 03:58 PM
Correct, there were several versions of the signed edition:
300 limited edition copies signed/numbered 1-300 in black
80 limited edition copies signed/numbered 1-80 in red
15 deluxe leather copies signed/numbered I-XV in black
10 deluxe leather copies signed/numbered I-X in red

The regular signed edition has been selling anywhere from $1000 to $2000 (actual selling prices, not just listing prices).
A black roman numeral signed copy(one of 15) just sold for $6000 on August 1st.
A red numbered copy sold for $3500 in June.

The gift editions are all over the place.
I've seen a couple of them that did actually sell in that $400 to $600 range, but those included the extra set of prints and the traycase from the Collector. If you don't want those and are looking for just the book, $200 to $300 is possible with patience.

A lot of them are listed at high prices, but with a couple of rare exceptions, they haven't actually been fetching those prices.

You are right to differentiate between listed prices and actual price at which these books are selling.

G

Scoogs
08-27-2013, 02:34 AM
The unsigned edition is bound in regular book cloth, it's fairly easy to clean if dust gets on it.
Just get a kneaded eraser(press in onto the cloth, don't rub) or a lint roller, problem solved.

Tommy
08-27-2013, 03:27 AM
Looking to pay around $200 for a VF copy of Salem's Lot published by Centipede Press.

Thank you.

Found a newly listed one on ebay currently at $91 but I imagine that will go up

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SALEMS-LOT-by-Stephen-King-Centipede-Press-Limited-Edition-OOP-/261272840028?pt=US_Fiction_Books&hash=item3cd513275c

T-Dogz_AK47
08-27-2013, 04:00 AM
Found a newly listed one on ebay currently at $91 but I imagine that will go up

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SALEMS-LOT-by-Stephen-King-Centipede-Press-Limited-Edition-OOP-/261272840028?pt=US_Fiction_Books&hash=item3cd513275c

The seller has placed a reserve price, so grabbing a bargain may not be straightforward. :(

Tommy
08-27-2013, 04:27 AM
The seller has placed a reserve price, so grabbing a bargain may not be straightforward. :(

Indeed, I did not notice the reserve price when I posted the link and furthermore, I don't really get reserve prices or rather the thinking behind them, how exactly does it benefit a seller? why not just start the bidding at the reserve price?

T-Dogz_AK47
08-27-2013, 04:55 AM
Indeed, I did not notice the reserve price when I posted the link and furthermore, I don't really get reserve prices or rather the thinking behind them, how exactly does it benefit a seller? why not just start the bidding at the reserve price?

I think the seller is trying to entice the maximum amount of people to place a bid and so start a bidding war that may end up exceeding the reserve price.

Reserve pricing is a sly tactic. Say a seller wants to sell a book for $500, but knows that listing the starting bid at that price may not attract any interest because it's too pricey. The seller chooses the option to list it very cheaply with a reserve price attached (so there is no risk) and wait for the bidding war to start.

At first people think they are onto a bargain, the reality is that the seller is reeling people in like fish....

Tommy
08-27-2013, 09:42 PM
That makes a sneaky sort of sense, and since I don't care for sneaky people, I will probably never bid on something with a reserve price, I mean just because I am stupid doesn't mean I should manipulated as such

jhanic
08-27-2013, 10:48 PM
If it's something I want, I'll bid on it. If I don't meet the reserve, so be it. I've had instances, though, where, although I didn't meet the reserve, the seller offered it to me at my bid price. It doesn't happen often, but it does happen.

John

T-Dogz_AK47
08-29-2013, 06:56 PM
The listing on Ebay has over 3 days left to run but already has 8 bids placed and has exceeded $200, yet the reserve price has still not been met. :eek:

As predicted, the bidding war has started after the seller used a bait tactic to lure people in... :rolleyes:

T-Dogz_AK47
09-02-2013, 05:30 AM
The listing on Ebay has now finished. The copy of Salem's Lot sold for $292.87 with the reserve finally being met, after 12 bids.

With an opening starting price of only $50.00, this seller has given a very good demonstration of why sellers use a reserve price as a bait to lure people in...

RJK1981
09-04-2013, 09:58 PM
I don't see a problem with using reserve prices. I also don't really see it as sneaky at all since it is not hidden that there is a reserve price. I've never used it, but have no issues with those who do use it. I see it as being useful to use at times. I know I sure as hell would use a reserve amount if I were to sell some of my things, like my limited of IT. That way, if it didn't get to the minimum I want for it, then I'd have the option of keeping it for myself until I can get whatever that price is. I would never avoid bidding on something just because someone has a reserve price. If the reserve is more than I would be able to pay or willing to pay, then oh well, I won't meet the reserve price. I won't bid more just to meet the reserve.

Tommy
09-04-2013, 11:47 PM
Yeah, I get all that but my point is why not have the reserve price as your minimum starting bid? keeping the reserve price secret or hidden seems sneaky to me, like as mentioned before, it is bait to lure the fish in with

Joe315
09-04-2013, 11:51 PM
Yeah, I get all that but my point is why not have the reserve price as your minimum starting bid? keeping the reserve price secret or hidden seems sneaky to me, like as mentioned before, it is bait to lure the fish in with

I am selling something currently that I have put a reserve on. I am using it because I am not 100% of what the book is actually worth so I wanted to test the waters and this is a good way of doing it. I didn't want to set an auction and only get $15 for the book when it is worth $250. If someone gets close to it the reserve I will probably offer it to them for whatever there high bid was.

T-Dogz_AK47
09-08-2013, 12:17 PM
I have again searched Abe Books, Betts Books and Ebay for this title and still cannot find a copy anywhere near the $200 mark.

Your best chance of securing a reasonably priced copy would be the one currently listed on Ebay. See link below:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Salems-Lot-LIMITED-EDITION-Stephen-King-1-of-600-Photographs-by-Jerry-Uelsmann-/130983906868?pt=Antiquarian_Collectible&hash=item1e7f3fce34

The seller has reduced the 'Buy It Now' price from $449.99 to $355.49 and will consider a 'best offer' bid.

The only downside is that the book has a few "damp stains," which is probably why it has reduced in price.

Good luck with this though. It is a very good book if you can get it. :)

Martin
09-19-2013, 04:23 AM
The opening bid on this one seams reasonable, if the book is as described:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SALEMS-LOT-Stephen-King-Centipede-Press-Limited-Edition-1-of-600-New-Very-Fine-/350877476571?pt=Antiquarian_Collectible&hash=item51b1ed66db

T-Dogz_AK47
09-19-2013, 07:43 AM
The opening bid on this one seams reasonable, if the book is as described:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SALEMS-LOT-Stephen-King-Centipede-Press-Limited-Edition-1-of-600-New-Very-Fine-/350877476571?pt=Antiquarian_Collectible&hash=item51b1ed66db

Nice find Martin, that is indeed a very reasonable price.

I may have to jump on this edition myself if thegunslinger41 doesn't wish to bid on it. :p

RJK1981
09-19-2013, 09:23 AM
That is a good price, which surprises me since his stuff is often overpriced compared to people selling the same items. Not sure if I have gotten anything from that seller, but they have a good rating, so I am sure the book is as described

stroppygoblin
02-07-2014, 11:13 AM
That is a good price, which surprises me since his stuff is often overpriced compared to people selling the same items. Not sure if I have gotten anything from that seller, but they have a good rating, so I am sure the book is as described

I just picked this book up for $190 in mint condition still sealed. I think it was a great price, but shows what you can get with patience.

Does anyone have one of The Collectors cases for sale?

Theli
02-09-2014, 10:13 PM
^Not bad at all!

Dave1442397
04-27-2016, 06:59 PM
That's why I have never bothered trying to get a copy of this edition. I heard it's just too much of a nightmare to keep clean!!! :mad:

Damn shame though, as Salem's Lot is a bloody good book!!!

What it needs is a specialist publisher, expert in creating beautifully crafted books to really go to town and release a definitive super deluxe edition... :cool:

Now where do we find such a publisher?.... :confused: :p

:p

:D

:D

Hey Brian!.....

I just came across this thread again as I was looking at CP editions of 'Salem's Lot. It only took three years :)

St. Troy
04-27-2016, 07:45 PM
I got an excellent copy (1/600) from Betts Books a while back. Not only was it still brand new and sealed in shrink wrap, it also came with a set of the original photos taken for the book. If I remember correctly I paid $225 for it.

I thought I'd heard that the run of 600 lacked the interior photos present on the other editions, no? Perhaps I misunderstood something I've read, or perhaps you're saying the photos were separate and not in the book.

It would be good news if this edition did have photos; I might then be interested in hunting one down - without the photos, it strikes me as just a big, black lump, scarcely more appealing then the common illustrated edition (Knopf etc.), which would have the photos. Ok, I'm overstating things - I like cloth books, I like Salem's Lot, and I like limited editions - so who am I kidding, I'd still want one of these, but not for $200+ without photos.

Dave1442397
04-27-2016, 08:49 PM
I thought I'd heard that the run of 600 lacked the interior photos present on the other editions, no? Perhaps I misunderstood something I've read, or perhaps you're saying the photos were separate and not in the book.

It would be good news if this edition did have photos; I might then be interested in hunting one down - without the photos, it strikes me as just a big, black lump, scarcely more appealing then the common illustrated edition (Knopf etc.), which would have the photos. Ok, I'm overstating things - I like cloth books, I like Salem's Lot, and I like limited editions - so who am I kidding, I'd still want one of these, but not for $200+ without photos.

Correct, it only has the cover photo and one photo page inside the book. My copy came with the traycase made by www.stephenkingcollector.com and a set of photos courtesy of Betts Books.

18208

18209

18210

St. Troy
04-27-2016, 08:54 PM
Nice stuff there; thanks.

Theli
04-27-2016, 10:56 PM
I wish had those prints something fierce...

RonClinton
04-28-2016, 11:44 PM
Interesting. I'd always assumed the B&N edition w/ all its art was a reprint-of-sorts of the Centipede edition -- didn't realize the prints were loose and not included in the latter.

Theli
05-06-2016, 02:07 PM
Just the unsigned edition did not come with the prints bound in, they were sold separately.

St. Troy
05-06-2016, 02:29 PM
Just the unsigned edition did not come with the prints bound in, they were sold separately.

Are the prints still available separately anywhere?

Dave1442397
05-07-2016, 03:00 PM
Are the prints still available separately anywhere?

I would ask David at Betts Books - david@bettsbooks.com

If he doesn't have them, he should be able to track down a set, or at least keep you in mind next time he gets a set. I know he's swamped right now, so don't expect a reply right away.

St. Troy
05-07-2016, 06:15 PM
Thanks

Theli
05-08-2016, 08:04 PM
No they're not readily available and tend to go for a tidy sum when they show up on Ebay.