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    Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post

    LOL!! No joke, huh? I also get cranky when my streaming resolution dips for a second, while we used to put up with some pretty awful video from VHS tapes.

    I haven't thought about renting a VCR in years, but, man, does that bring back memories. And for some reason the ones that I remember us renting were those massive toploaders that weighed a ton. If we're going down memory lane a bit, I'll jump a couple miles down the road and remember how we marveled over the fact that DVDs never had to be rewound. With VCRs it felt like an eternity waiting for the tape to rewind. We were never cool enough to buy one of those separate tape rewinders that were in the shape of a sports car.
    Remember the signs in the video stores: "Be Kind, Rewind"...? And of course inevitably it seemed like half the tapes I rented had been previously rented by unkind people.
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ron_clinton

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      Originally posted by RonClinton View Post

      Remember the signs in the video stores: "Be Kind, Rewind"...? And of course inevitably it seemed like half the tapes I rented had been previously rented by unkind people.
      That was the worst! You'd get everything all set up and be ready to sit down for the movie and--bam!--nope, let's take what was probably like four or five minutes but seemed like twenty to rewind the cassette. That was complete buzzkill.

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        Update on Kim with Camelot Books.

        https://camelotbooks.com/
        Looking for the fonting of youth.

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          Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post

          Just noticed that Haffner has finally posted a shipping date for "The Complete John the Balladeer", 05/15/23!┬ Am so excited.┬ This was my first ever order from Haffner and I haven't had the best experience; so, I'm relieved that there's finally light at the end of the tunnel.┬ In the future, much like RonClinton suggested in a previous post, I will be waiting until publication day before ordering a Haffner title.┬ That being said, the cover/book images provided by Haffner look amazing and I'm really digging all the bonus content to be included.┬ ┬
          Just saw the Haffner newsletter and that they finally have "The Complete John the Balladeer" in-hand. I didn't think this day would ever come. Can't wait to receive a shipping notice and get this one off my pending orders list!

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            Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post

            Just saw the Haffner newsletter and that they finally have "The Complete John the Balladeer" in-hand. I didn't think this day would ever come. Can't wait to receive a shipping notice and get this one off my pending orders list!
            I was hoping it might be my order from almost four years ago. I almost ordered the more expensive edition, and I'm glad I stuck with the cheaper one.

            Bloch, Robert The Vampire Stories of Robert Bloch Haffner Press 1/5/2020

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              Originally posted by Dave1442397 View Post

              I was hoping it might be my order from almost four years ago. I almost ordered the more expensive edition, and I'm glad I stuck with the cheaper one.

              Bloch, Robert The Vampire Stories of Robert Bloch Haffner Press 1/5/2020
              I'm probably going to give the Balladeer books a pass...while I'd like to have them, I'm trying hard to convince myself that the Night Shade volume I have of his stories is sufficient.

              I'm really looking forward to that Bloch vampire collection as well...I hope it sees the light of day soon. Also looking forward to the two Ed & Am Fredric Brown books (and Vol. 3 of his stories). Those're four books I can't wait to be able to order...but at the rate Haffner books are being released these days, it might still be a very long wait before they all hit the streets, unfortunately.
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                There is almost no way to make a decent profit on Ebay. The fee is just way to much.
                Looking for the fonting of youth.

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                  Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
                  There is almost no way to make a decent profit on Ebay. The fee is just way to much.
                  Yeah, I haven't sold anything there in a long time.

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                    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
                    There is almost no way to make a decent profit on Ebay. The fee is just way too findmuch.
                    My experience is that the only profit to be had is if a book skyrockets in price. It’s not just the fee percentage, but how eBay eBay implements their fees that make it difficult. They charge their fee on the total final price of the item including shipping and sales tax, which, frankly, I think is excessive; I get the shipping due to possible manipulation of the system by charging a lower item price and then charging excessively for shipping and handling to make up fee-less profit, but the sales tax is rather brutal on the seller in my opinion. I get that they are taking care of getting the sales tax in the right hands for the seller, but it still… The hobby seller just doesn’t have the margin or sales volume to really make any money.

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                      I ventured over there to sell a few items and it's really it's not worth my time. One book I cleared around $10.00 and the other $24.00 in profit.

                      Better than yard sale profit but really not worth the hassle IMO.

                      If I didn't already have recycled packing supplies that $34.00 profit would have been reduced even more.

                      Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post

                      My experience is that the only profit to be had is if a book skyrockets in price. It’s not just the fee percentage, but how eBay eBay implements their fees that make it difficult. They charge their fee on the total final price of the item including shipping and sales tax, which, frankly, I think is excessive; I get the shipping due to possible manipulation of the system by charging a lower item price and then charging excessively for shipping and handling to make up fee-less profit, but the sales tax is rather brutal on the seller in my opinion. I get that they are taking care of getting the sales tax in the right hands for the seller, but it still… The hobby seller just doesn’t have the margin or sales volume to really make any money.
                      Looking for the fonting of youth.

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                        Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
                        I ventured over there to sell a few items and it's really it's not worth my time. One book I cleared around $10.00 and the other $24.00 in profit.

                        Better than yard sale profit but really not worth the hassle IMO.

                        If I didn't already have recycled packing supplies that $34.00 profit would have been reduced even more.

                        Yeah, this is exactly why I keep all my boxes and packaging from orders.

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                          I did not score any Grab Bags, Sales or Scratch and Dents this year. Part of that is from being selective, I really didn't see anything I wanted. We'll see what the New Year brings. Happy Jˇlabˇkaflˇ­i­ to all my Bookish Friends!

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                            Me too. I was tempted but didn't pull the trigger on anything.

                            Originally posted by mhatchett View Post
                            I did not score any Grab Bags, Sales or Scratch and Dents this year. Part of that is from being selective, I really didn't see anything I wanted. We'll see what the New Year brings. Happy Jˇlabˇkaflˇ­i­ to all my Bookish Friends!
                            Looking for the fonting of youth.

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                              Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Hopefully everyone gets a new book under the tree!

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                                Merry Christmas to all!
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