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    Looking for Salem's Lot 1/600 by Centipede Press

    Looking to pay around $200 for a VF copy of Salem's Lot published by Centipede Press.

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegunslinger41 View Post
    Looking to pay around $200 for a VF copy of Salem's Lot published by Centipede Press.

    Thank you.
    Unfortunately, finding a VF copy of this book for $200 seems very unlikely as they are currently being sold at a much higher price...

    Ebay currently has two copies for sale, the first is a VF copy which is selling for $425. See link below:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/SALEMS-LOT-b...item3a8413cfef

    The other is selling for $399.99 or best offer, but has "a few light spots on the boards, soft shelf wear, dampstains at the edges of the front." See link below:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Salems-Lot-L...item1e7b4c5b4b

    Abebooks are selling one copy for $399.99 but this seems to be the same copy with damp stains that is currently listed on Ebay for the same price: See link below:

    http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/Sear...+lot&x=70&y=15

    According to the link on Abebooks, a signed copy will set you back $6,500 and the ultra rare Roman-numeraled edition costs $12,500!!!!
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    They don't have anything like that right now, but keep checking Betts Books. It shows up ocassionally.

    http://bettsbooks.com/
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    $200 for a signed edition??

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsaenz24 View Post
    $200 for a signed edition??
    No, the Centipede Press edition of this book that was limited to 600 copies is unsigned. That said, copies of this book even unsigned are fetching prices in-excess of $400.

    The signed edition of this book is currently fetching a price of $6,500 on Abebooks!
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    Wow!!! I have the signed, but I think it was a "lower-end" signed. Didn't they have different signed editions??

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    Correct, there were several versions of the signed edition:
    300 limited edition copies signed/numbered 1-300 in black
    80 limited edition copies signed/numbered 1-80 in red
    15 deluxe leather copies signed/numbered I-XV in black
    10 deluxe leather copies signed/numbered I-X in red

    The regular signed edition has been selling anywhere from $1000 to $2000 (actual selling prices, not just listing prices).
    A black roman numeral signed copy(one of 15) just sold for $6000 on August 1st.
    A red numbered copy sold for $3500 in June.

    The gift editions are all over the place.
    I've seen a couple of them that did actually sell in that $400 to $600 range, but those included the extra set of prints and the traycase from the Collector. If you don't want those and are looking for just the book, $200 to $300 is possible with patience.

    A lot of them are listed at high prices, but with a couple of rare exceptions, they haven't actually been fetching those prices.

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    Way to rich for my blood. I still can't believe I bought a signed edition of Dr. Sleep.

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    I got an excellent copy (1/600) from Betts Books a while back. Not only was it still brand new and sealed in shrink wrap, it also came with a set of the original photos taken for the book. If I remember correctly I paid $225 for it.

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    Top tell the truth, I really don't like the Salem's Lot limited edition.....that material of the cover and the slipcase attracts dust from 4 house down the block! The only reason I kept it is because it IS Salem's Lot.

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    subie09lega sold me his extra copy sans tray case for $200 and I love it! It's still in the shrinkwrap because of the fine materials it is made of, it seems like as soon as I would touch it, the damn thing would get dirty instantly! I will have to buy some white rubber gloves before I decide to open the shrinkwrap

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    subie09lega sold me his extra copy sans tray case for $200 and I love it! It's still in the shrinkwrap because of the fine materials it is made of, it seems like as soon as I would touch it, the damn thing would get dirty instantly! I will have to buy some white rubber gloves before I decide to open the shrinkwrap
    That's why I have never bothered trying to get a copy of this edition. I heard it's just too much of a nightmare to keep clean!!!

    Damn shame though, as Salem's Lot is a bloody good book!!!

    What it needs is a specialist publisher, expert in creating beautifully crafted books to really go to town and release a definitive super deluxe edition...

    Now where do we find such a publisher?....







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    As much as I would love it, I would think King wold not allow another limited of the same title.

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    You are right!

    Quote Originally Posted by Scoogs View Post
    Correct, there were several versions of the signed edition:
    300 limited edition copies signed/numbered 1-300 in black
    80 limited edition copies signed/numbered 1-80 in red
    15 deluxe leather copies signed/numbered I-XV in black
    10 deluxe leather copies signed/numbered I-X in red

    The regular signed edition has been selling anywhere from $1000 to $2000 (actual selling prices, not just listing prices).
    A black roman numeral signed copy(one of 15) just sold for $6000 on August 1st.
    A red numbered copy sold for $3500 in June.

    The gift editions are all over the place.
    I've seen a couple of them that did actually sell in that $400 to $600 range, but those included the extra set of prints and the traycase from the Collector. If you don't want those and are looking for just the book, $200 to $300 is possible with patience.

    A lot of them are listed at high prices, but with a couple of rare exceptions, they haven't actually been fetching those prices.
    You are right to differentiate between listed prices and actual price at which these books are selling.

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    The unsigned edition is bound in regular book cloth, it's fairly easy to clean if dust gets on it.
    Just get a kneaded eraser(press in onto the cloth, don't rub) or a lint roller, problem solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegunslinger41 View Post
    Looking to pay around $200 for a VF copy of Salem's Lot published by Centipede Press.

    Thank you.
    Found a newly listed one on ebay currently at $91 but I imagine that will go up

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/SALEMS-LOT-b...item3cd513275c

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    Found a newly listed one on ebay currently at $91 but I imagine that will go up

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/SALEMS-LOT-b...item3cd513275c
    The seller has placed a reserve price, so grabbing a bargain may not be straightforward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Dogz_AK47 View Post
    The seller has placed a reserve price, so grabbing a bargain may not be straightforward.
    Indeed, I did not notice the reserve price when I posted the link and furthermore, I don't really get reserve prices or rather the thinking behind them, how exactly does it benefit a seller? why not just start the bidding at the reserve price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    Indeed, I did not notice the reserve price when I posted the link and furthermore, I don't really get reserve prices or rather the thinking behind them, how exactly does it benefit a seller? why not just start the bidding at the reserve price?
    I think the seller is trying to entice the maximum amount of people to place a bid and so start a bidding war that may end up exceeding the reserve price.

    Reserve pricing is a sly tactic. Say a seller wants to sell a book for $500, but knows that listing the starting bid at that price may not attract any interest because it's too pricey. The seller chooses the option to list it very cheaply with a reserve price attached (so there is no risk) and wait for the bidding war to start.

    At first people think they are onto a bargain, the reality is that the seller is reeling people in like fish....
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    That makes a sneaky sort of sense, and since I don't care for sneaky people, I will probably never bid on something with a reserve price, I mean just because I am stupid doesn't mean I should manipulated as such

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