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    I'm quite impressed with your vastly differing collection. So glad you posted pics. Also smart move on picking the slipcases first as they are harder to find once sold out and CD does an awesome job with them. Looking forward to more as they begin to pile up on you. Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike88 View Post
    I'm quite impressed with your vastly differing collection. So glad you posted pics. Also smart move on picking the slipcases first as they are harder to find once sold out and CD does an awesome job with them. Looking forward to more as they begin to pile up on you. Mike
    Thanks Mike. I appreciate that. I know several have posted they are readers first, collectors second. I kinda see myself going in the opposite direction to some extend anyway. I probably won't read everything I collect but, to me, doesn't mean I can't appreciate it just the same. But I completely agree Mike. The slipcases are worth every penny. I'm gonna purchase the Bazaar one tonight.

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    Very nice editions, to say the least.

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    Yep, a lot of cool stuff here, including a number of books I've been meaning to get to for years. Thanks for the pics!
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    Quote Originally Posted by William J. Grabowski View Post
    Very nice editions, to say the least.
    Quote Originally Posted by bugen View Post
    Yep, a lot of cool stuff here, including a number of books I've been meaning to get to for years. Thanks for the pics!
    Thanks guys!! Appreciate it. I'll be posting a few more this evening.

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    09-11-15 eBay.jpg

    Another ebay pickup that arrived today.

    Al's 1.jpgAl's 2.jpg

    Picked these up at a local mom and pop. Extremely nice and knowledgeable older lady. She too said she'd always be a reader before a collector. Maybe I am doing this wrong lol. She made me an offer of $100 on Riding the Bullet from Lonely Road and $150 for a numbered edition of Doctor Sleep from CD. Doctor Sleep is still in the plastic wrap and Riding the Bullet, although not wrapped, is in pristine condition. Good offers on both?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    09-11-15 eBay.jpg

    Another ebay pickup that arrived today.

    Al's 1.jpgAl's 2.jpg

    Picked these up at a local mom and pop. Extremely nice and knowledgeable older lady. She too said she'd always be a reader before a collector. Maybe I am doing this wrong lol. She made me an offer of $100 on Riding the Bullet from Lonely Road and $150 for a numbered edition of Doctor Sleep from CD. Doctor Sleep is still in the plastic wrap and Riding the Bullet, although not wrapped, is in pristine condition. Good offers on both?
    Both of those prices seem comparable with what you can get them for on ABE books. I would always buy from a local family business when possible and they seem reasonable there.

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    I think that's a little low for a numbered edition. Is it the gift edition? . The gift edition of Riding the Bullet seems about on target.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bookworm 1 View Post
    I think that's a little low for a numbered edition. Is it the gift edition? . The gift edition of Riding the Bullet seems about on target.
    It'd have to be the gift edition I agree as it was in a slipcase and not a traycase. She may have thought the gift editions were numbered as well.

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    Al's 3 09-12-15.jpg

    Returned to the mom and pop today and picked this up. "Mom" reneged on her initial offer yesterday for Doctor Sleep at $150. She claimed that Amazon sell prices were higher for the book and tacked on another $100 bucks. While we didn't shake on the deal yesterday, I advised her that (in my opinion) that wasn't a very good business practice. I guess I should have just picked it up yesterday but wanted to conduct my own research, i.e. get your opinions. Needless to say, it isn't pictured here.......

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    Tell her to look at eBay sold auctions, since that actually shows what the book is selling for. Amazon sellers can ask whatever they want, but they'll never make a dime if no one is willing to pay their price.

    Edit: And frankly, after she raised the price like that, I'd have told her she just permanently lost a customer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slayn666 View Post
    Tell her to look at eBay sold auctions, since that actually shows what the book is selling for. Amazon sellers can ask whatever they want, but they'll never make a dime if no one is willing to pay their price.

    Edit: And frankly, after she raised the price like that, I'd have told her she just permanently lost a customer.
    I did tell her that wasn't a good bar to go by but honestly didn't push the issue. I posted last night that she was knowledgeable. Maybe I spoke too soon. I almost didn't buy the other book from her but I haven't had much luck finding it elsewhere for reasonable and didn't want my pride to get the best of me. I might check around to see if I can find another copy local. If not, I figure my money spends just as well on eBay. I see no need to return to her place of business.

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    Couple new additions via eBay today. Was really surprised how heavy these are vs. the "daily drivers".

    Desperation-Full Dark, No Stars 09-21-15 Ebay.jpgDesperation-Full Dark, No Stars 09-21-15 Ebay A.jpg
    Desperation-Full Dark, No Stars 09-21-15 Ebay B.jpgThe Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon Pop-up 09-21-15 Ebay.jpg

    And my homely little collection on the mantle.

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    Looking good, Brian. The 'Desperation' slipcase looks VERY nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lincoln View Post
    Looking good, Brian. The 'Desperation' slipcase looks VERY nice.
    Thanks Lincoln! I really dig the scorpion on the lower right corner

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    Few more arrivals from eBay. Received The Dead Zone Easton Press Ed. in an awful super thin bubble mailer and in a condition unless than advertised. I was going to post just how bad the mailer was but the gentleman agreed to a return and a refund so I thought no need to be malicious.

    Doctor Sleep UK 700 Ebay 09-22-15 A.jpgDoctor Sleep UK 700 Ebay 09-22-15 B.jpg
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    Beautiful book and one of my favorite King reads

    The Shining Sub Ebay 09-22-15 B.jpgThe Shining Sub Ebay 09-22-15 C.jpg

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    Brian, that 'The Shining' photo on the right shows the 'dangers' of shrink wrap, as per your question in your other thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lincoln View Post
    Brian, that 'The Shining' photo on the right shows the 'dangers' of shrink wrap, as per your question in your other thread.
    Do you mean where it appears to be pressing the sides of the slipcase against the book? Or was there something else I'm missing? Wrapping has seen been removed. Photos were snapped right out of the box. Should have waited until it was removed. The cover on this book is wicked good.

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    Also gang in reference to slipcovers, I've got all my Dark Tower 1st Editions here with the exception of The Gunslinger, which I'm pretty close to pulling the trigger on, but would you guys recommend the individual slipcases offer by "The Collector" or the slipcases offered by Grant? Me personally I'd think it would be better to keep them housed separately instead of together but there's a lot more expense involved going that route vs. with Grant's. Thanks as always.

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