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    I really wish they did not exclude Erikson and Zafon.

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

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    Quote 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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    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 .
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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.
    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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.
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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.
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    Quote 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.
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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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