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  • RJK1981
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    Yes, check out places like eBay. I got a lot older titles for cheaper than what they were originally sold for. I notice that the prices seem to be higher now for a lot of the stuff I got, which I am sure is because the economy has slowly but surely been recovering

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  • Theli
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    There's always the secondary market. Sometimes you get lucky and find them cheaper than the original asking prices. I don't always get to jump on board the CD sales, but I do often enough, most of the time I just get gift cards for future purchases.

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  • TJCams
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    And another "bad" thing for me is I see the titles that were offered before I even knew about CD - and every one that was a "Wow, I really want that", I have checked to see if there were any stragglers, and none.

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  • mhatchett
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    I do both. But I think it's very generous of CD to do as many sales as they do. I know it makes good business sense, but it still feels like a nice thing to do. I always feel lucky when I can add to my collection.
    Mike

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  • RJK1981
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    I also am jealous a lot of time too, especially lately. If I could afford it, I would definitely get a gift certificate today, but this month is tighter than other recent months

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  • slayn666
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    Originally posted by RJK1981 View Post
    I can understand that, however, the most recent CD titles in preorder are NOT eligible, such as Gone Girl and December Park
    I was referring more to SubPress and others; CD has sales often-enough that you can usually catch what you want (assuming it isn't excluded).

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  • TJCams
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    Because of the $ situation - I usually don't order when one is announced - there would be no way I could justify it. That being said, I honestly am jealous of those that have the extra $ to spend on these awesome collectible books. Again for me, I am a reader first and foremost, and in most cases I would be happy with a trade HC or even PB as opposed to a book that is worth $250 (as an example) where I'd almost be afraid to open it for fear of it getting damaged, etc. Plus, if I ever spent $250 on one book, my wife would do things to me that would probably make a pretty good horror novel. I do have various collectibles (hockey cards pre 1990, 1:18 scale F1 car models) that do have some pretty good value to them, however it's a case of that value increasing over the years. (I have 1 hockey card that is worth probably close to $1000).

    I will say it again though - I am jealous of those who can drop that kind of money on something that is near and dear to them. Congrats for those who are able to do this on a consistent basis.

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  • RJK1981
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    Originally posted by slayn666 View Post
    I preorder the books I want when they are announced, so I never get to take advantage of these sales. So it boils down to me being punished for being a loyal customer.

    To be fair, it's not just a problem with independent publishers, it permeates nearly all retail endeavors.

    Edit: I understand why publishers do it, of course, it just irritates me personally .
    I can understand that, however, the most recent CD titles in preorder are NOT eligible, such as Gone Girl and December Park

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  • bookworm 1
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    Funny that is what I was thinking about Sub. Press. I only order from them during their half price sales unless it is something I really want. I have only paid full price for The Shinning and for the Phillip K. Dick books. Sub press does not offer as much as other small presses that I get limiteds from that I want but their books are great. For this sale I got the new Joe R. Lansdale, The Neil Gaiman Interworld set and the new Lawrence Block collection. All authors on my list of must have. I only wish the final volume in the PKD collection was already announced. Would have been nice to get a break since I have the other 4 volumes. Oh well it is not the end of the world.
    Originally posted by T-Dogz_AK47 View Post
    Really??? I don't see why they would and to be honest, I think they are a necessity. A 50% sale is probably the only time when I can afford to buy most books.

    When CD offer these sales periodically, I make a point of stocking up on Gift Cards, so that I can use them on future announcements. If CD ceased doing these sales, I couldn't afford to collect limited editions. It's that simple.

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  • slayn666
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    I preorder the books I want when they are announced, so I never get to take advantage of these sales. So it boils down to me being punished for being a loyal customer.

    To be fair, it's not just a problem with independent publishers, it permeates nearly all retail endeavors.

    Edit: I understand why publishers do it, of course, it just irritates me personally .
    Last edited by slayn666; 03-03-2014, 08:39 PM.

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  • T-Dogz_AK47
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    Originally posted by slayn666 View Post
    I have to be honest, these types of sales only piss me off.
    Really??? I don't see why they would and to be honest, I think they are a necessity. A 50% sale is probably the only time when I can afford to buy most books.

    When CD offer these sales periodically, I make a point of stocking up on Gift Cards, so that I can use them on future announcements. If CD ceased doing these sales, I couldn't afford to collect limited editions. It's that simple.

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  • slayn666
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    I have to be honest, these types of sales only piss me off.

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  • TJCams
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    Yes, that Sub Press sale is tempting, but alas....I have no money that I see fit to spend on anything that I saw there.

    Mind you, you gotta love a good snow storm! Hello gift card.

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  • bsaenz24
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    I really wish they did not exclude Erikson and Zafon.

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  • Comrade Alex
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    50% off on pre-orders at SubPress
    http://subterraneanpress.com/store/preorders
    Welcome to our 50% Off Preorder Sale. It runs until the end of the day March 4, 2014, so don't miss out.

    The following are not eligible for the sale:
    Other publishers' books;
    Lettered editions;
    The Wool Trilogy (Hugh Howey);
    House of Chains (Steven Erikson);
    The River of Souls (Robert McCammon);
    The Prisoner of Heaven (Carlos Ruiz Zafon);
    In addition, shipping is not discounted. Discounts will be applied automatically to all eligible items during the checkout process.

    Please note that our shopping system is behaving a little wonkily at the moment, and sometimes displaying an error message. Please be persistent when checking out. We're trying to track down the error, but it's likely to take us at least a few days to solve it.

    Best, and happy shopping,
    Bill

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