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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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      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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        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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          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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            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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              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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                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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                  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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                    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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                      I got the Lansdale leather edition, thanks for the heads up.

                      Bummed out that I forgot to pull the trigger on Cemetery's 50% off snow deal, forgot till this morning.
                      If collecting is an illness, I must be terminal

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                        Originally posted by bookworm 1 View Post
                        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.
                        Thanks for the reminder about the Gaiman books. I had passed since I already had the original Interworld, but at 50% off it was worth it for my collection.
                        "Dance until your feet hurt. Sing until your lungs hurt. Act until you're William Hurt." - Phil Dunphy ("Modern Family"), from Phil's-osophy.

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                          The Infinity House by Shane Mackenzie is free for kindle this month. If you have not read any of his books this is a great opportunity. He is awesome. This was his first published book. I picked it up because I have not read this book but have read some of his other books. I now have 4 of his in my tbr pile.

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                            Douglas Clegg's The Children's Hour is 99 at the moment. I got it on Amazon, but it's also available elsewhere.

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                              Don't know if this is the right thread to post this in, but I figured I'd pass on the info in case someone on this board is interested:

                              There is a Best of Cemetery Dance lettered edition listed on Ebay for 799.99. No bids and it's ending in about eighteen hours. Really, really wish I had the money for this...

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                                Found this sellers eBay page - lots of books, including a first ed (I think) of The Regulators....

                                http://www.ebay.ca/sch/m.html?item=2..._skc=700&rt=nc

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