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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Still haven't found my bone folder.

    On a separate comment. Do Folio Society books actually go out of print? They just released a copy of The Road and they have Something Wicked This Way Comes as well. I would like them both however they are a little costly right now and charge about $38 for shipping. I would prefer to wait and see if the price(s) go down or see if I can receive a coupon or discount.

    Thanks!
    Yes, they do go out of print, and become unavailable for ordering. There are a couple of books like that that I wouldn’t mind having, but they’re no longer available, unfortunately. I ordered THE ROAD this morning and didn’t hesitate, just for that reason…I need this book, and any guess as to how long it will stay in print is just speculation, and I didn’t want to gamble on this one. Worse, the good ones rarely come up on the aftermarket, for whatever reason.

    By the way, I was only charged $18 for shipping (still very high, but not $38 high), so make sure you’re on the correct site for your region, and have selected the standard shipping, not Priority.
    Last edited by RonClinton; 03-10-2021, 03:18 PM.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Still haven't found my bone folder.

    On a separate comment. Do Folio Society books actually go out of print? They just released a copy of The Road and they have Something Wicked This Way Comes as well. I would like them both however they are a little costly right now and charge about $38 for shipping. I would prefer to wait and see if the price(s) go down or see if I can receive a coupon or discount.

    Thanks!

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  • Ben Staad
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    Ughh. Received a package from Brodart -very excited- and now cannot find my bone knife/folder!

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  • Ben Staad
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    I always love hearing that people score at thrift stores. Way to go!

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  • Dave1442397
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    Originally posted by c marvel View Post
    I had an appt. today (Wednesday). I had time to go into my favorite thrift shop since my appt. wasn't until 3:30 pm. I made what I think is a cool find. It's a two book slipcased set consisting of Treasure Island by R. L. Stevenson and Tales From King Arthur-This book was edited by Andrew Lang. The set was published in 2003 by Wordsworth Editions. When I went to the cashier she said "There wasn't a price?" and I replied that I hadn't seen a price. The cashier rang in a price, items were on sale today and I paid .81 cents for this nice two book slipcased set. When I made it home I cleaned the books and double checked the condition and I only see one minor scuff on the slipcase. BOO YEAH!!
    Cap
    Nice find! I always remember the Admiral Benbow Inn from Treasure Island. https://study.com/academy/lesson/the...re-island.html


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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by c marvel View Post
    I had an appt. today (Wednesday). I had time to go into my favorite thrift shop since my appt. wasn't until 3:30 pm. I made what I think is a cool find. It's a two book slipcased set consisting of Treasure Island by R. L. Stevenson and Tales From King Arthur-This book was edited by Andrew Lang. The set was published in 2003 by Wordsworth Editions. When I went to the cashier she said "There wasn't a price?" and I replied that I hadn't seen a price. The cashier rang in a price, items were on sale today and I paid .81 cents for this nice two book slipcased set. When I made it home I cleaned the books and double checked the condition and I only see one minor scuff on the slipcase. BOO YEAH!!


    Cap
    Fantastic find, congratulations!

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  • c marvel
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    I had an appt. today (Wednesday). I had time to go into my favorite thrift shop since my appt. wasn't until 3:30 pm. I made what I think is a cool find. It's a two book slipcased set consisting of Treasure Island by R. L. Stevenson and Tales From King Arthur-This book was edited by Andrew Lang. The set was published in 2003 by Wordsworth Editions. When I went to the cashier she said "There wasn't a price?" and I replied that I hadn't seen a price. The cashier rang in a price, items were on sale today and I paid .81 cents for this nice two book slipcased set. When I made it home I cleaned the books and double checked the condition and I only see one minor scuff on the slipcase. BOO YEAH!!


    Cap

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Thank you for the replies. I think I worry too much what others may think coupled with what Ron mentioned. I like to collect books for my enjoyment. Once I introduce the thought of buying books to fund my enjoyment of buying books or buying books for nothing but profit I start feeling differently about what I am doing. It changes the dynamic, and my joy, in book collecting.
    Completely agree. Keep it something you enjoy not a job.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Thank you for the replies. I think I worry too much what others may think coupled with what Ron mentioned. I like to collect books for my enjoyment. Once I introduce the thought of buying books to fund my enjoyment of buying books or buying books for nothing but profit I start feeling differently about what I am doing. It changes the dynamic, and my joy, in book collecting.

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Can someone explain to me my aversion to buying and selling books for profit? Just had a chance to snag a copy of CD's Nightshift (the one @$275) for list price and I could have easily turned a profit on it. However I passed on this as I felt stress about the selling process.

    Wish I could be normal sometimes.
    I'm the same way...there have been many opportunities where I could have snagged a book that I knew would result in a healthy profit but decided instead of pass -- the recent Exorcist from Suntup, for example. For me, it turns my hobby into something I don't want it to be...rather than something that gives me pleasure and satisfaction and a distraction from the hassles and stress of everyday life, it becomes a drive to accrue money, and there's enough of that already. I certainly sell some of my books that I no longer want, or have upgraded, or no longer interest me, or etc. (in fact, I've been much more aggressive with that on eBay the last four or five months), but their origin in my collection was never with an eye for resale. I don't begrudge those who those who do, but it's never been a driver for me as it undermines the entire reason I do this hobby in the first place.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Can someone explain to me my aversion to buying and selling books for profit? Just had a chance to snag a copy of CD's Nightshift (the one @$275) for list price and I could have easily turned a profit on it. However I passed on this as I felt stress about the selling process.

    Wish I could be normal sometimes.
    It gives people something to complain about. If you choose to do it there is nothing wrong with that. If you choose not to that is ok as well. I am personally too lazy to do it. The fact that people complain would not be an issue should I decide I wanted to do that.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Can someone explain to me my aversion to buying and selling books for profit? Just had a chance to snag a copy of CD's Nightshift (the one @$275) for list price and I could have easily turned a profit on it. However I passed on this as I felt stress about the selling process.

    Wish I could be normal sometimes.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    Today it's a sweltering 19 degrees out - never thought I'd say 19 was warm, but compared to yesterday's -8, 19 is pretty toasty.

    I live in an apartment, and at about 9:30 last night, the fire alarm went off. So many swears were uttered. By the time I changed clothes, found heavy wool coat, shoes, socks, warm gloves, COVID mask, and beanie, the alarm went off. And it name came back on again like it usually does. The thought of being outside when it was -8 did not sound appealing. At all.
    Well we finally rose above freezing yesterday afternoon and have stayed there. Melting is happening but I still have several inches of snow. Just saw a car creep along the street in front of my house. My street does not go anywhere and exits onto a street that is an access point to the regional hospital. This results in the city plowing the road that leads to our road and walling us in. Usually as this start to melt someone with a truck rams the wall and we are able to get out. Informed delivery shows I will have mail today. This will be my first mail delivery since last Thursday. Haven't really missed that. Tomorrow is also garbage day so I will need to shovel a path from my garage to the sidewalk to set the garbage out, assuming they resume collection by tomorrow. Most of my team at work live in Oregon. They all have some level of power issues and my office has been out for several days. So glad we got snow instead of Ice up here!

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  • TacomaDiver
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    Today it's a sweltering 19 degrees out - never thought I'd say 19 was warm, but compared to yesterday's -8, 19 is pretty toasty.

    I live in an apartment, and at about 9:30 last night, the fire alarm went off. So many swears were uttered. By the time I changed clothes, found heavy wool coat, shoes, socks, warm gloves, COVID mask, and beanie, the alarm went off. And it name came back on again like it usually does. The thought of being outside when it was -8 did not sound appealing. At all.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    No snow in the forecast here in North Florida we are however expecting a hard freeze overnight tonight. Municipalities in this region are not set up correctly to handle ice on the roads so I'm suspecting things may be shut down tomorrow morning.

    Really concerned about my bees with these low temps. Hope they are healthy and plentiful enough to make it through the night.

    South west Washington is much better prepared for inclement weather than Oregon is. Portland basically shuts down with 2 inches of snow. I share your concern with the bees, they are needed and have many thing going against them as it is and do not need a hard freeze on top of everything!

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