Tue, Sep 11, 2007, 1:11am (EDT+4) firstname.lastname@example.org (bynot) doth
Did you buy that book on ebay? And, if so, have you received it yet. How
is the condition. Was that a good deal for that book?
I certainly hope I did, had to send a money order, PayPal was
screwed up. Not received it yet; however, as I sent he MO last Wed, I
have high hopes of it showing up any day now. A bit pricier than I'm
used to paying for a book, but considering just how limited the printing
was, how long ago it was printed, the fact that this book is apparently
so seldom sold, the fact that the only previous copy I had seen for sale
was for almost $300, etc., etc., etc., yes, I do think it was a decent
dail for this particular book. I am quite appreiative of you alerting
me to it And, I will probably never pay that much for a book again in
The previous really intense book search I made, for a limited
printing, was for a boat book, wooden boats of course, steam boats in
fact, hobby boats, took less time, however I 'did' go thru my entire
list of about 40 book seller links, and I paid around $45-50 for that
one as I recall - my previous high price paid for a book.
In checking prices on-line of some of the books I've had for years,
and usually paid around $5-7 used, high price of about $10, at least one
of those books apparently is selling for around $450, with several
around $200, and a number more ranging from around $45 to $175 or so.
It's been awhile since I cheked so don't know if those prices are the
same or not. Actually, most of those books I intend to keep anyway, so
the dollar "value" is moot. Hell, I have a reprint of one book, and
even it was going for $75 when I checked years back. Oh yes, most of
the books are about wooden boats.
That reminds me. Years back, my grandad had always promised me I
would get a large wooden tool chest, full of hand tools - saws, wooden
planes, etc. And, of course, when he died I did NOT get the chest, or
any of the tools at all. The wooden planes, were sold for $1 each,
there were a couple of dozen of them I believe. I don't know if they
got even $100 out of the whole chest of tools. The chest was close to
3' tall, 3' wide, and probably close to 4' long. And full of tools. I
doubt they even came close to 10 cents value on the dolar. So, need to
be very sure my sons know my personal library should NOT be sold for the
first offer, that they should be able to get a fairly substantial price
them, certainly considerable more than I paid..
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