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mjp

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(I don't think I'm stepping on any toes talking about this since it went unsold the first time.)

Here's a great new tactic for any eBay sales. If your item doesn't sell for $199, simply relist it at $349!

This is the same gallery, by the way, where the Sam Cherry photo exhibit is supposed to take place. Someday.
 

Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
Funny you mention that broadside. I almost bid on it the first time for $199, but I did'nt like the poem too much and I thought it odd that nobody else seemed to be interested, so I let it go.
 
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chronic

old and in the way
That's a pretty scarce item. I don't remember ever seeing a copy for sale before. If I had the extra money (which I don't) and if I had seen it before at $199 (which I didn't) I probably would have bought it.

$349 is kind of a ridiculous price to ask with the market being what it is though.
 
Here's a great new tactic for any eBay sales. If your item doesn't sell for $199, simply relist it at $349!
This is why I don't understand the whole eBay Vs. wholesale, retail schtick.

What the fuck? Do these people really think peeps don't track, especially collectors?

I would think a blog or informational site (BUNknet "” I know it's much more, so don't put me on the cross, please) or some other source of reference would have more visibility and make people see what's available.

Dagnabit.

Pax
 
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Rekrab

Usually wrong.
Many buyers don't even check an eBay item against ABE, and will pay twice what a book is worth because they've not seen it listed before, when there are a bunch of them cheaper on ABE, sitting there.
 

bospress.net

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This makes sense sometimes. It certainly explains some auctions.

I guess these are people that have not bought a lot of expensive books in the past. Anyone who considers themselves a book collector, should at least know the value of a book before they just pay anything for it.

Bill
 
i watched a copy of the newest release of the limited/signed "curse of lono" go for over $2000 (!!!) on ebay recently when one can be had on abe for $550. jeez, that's ridiculous! it only takes 30 seconds to check abe!
 
Chronic is right. That's a scarce broadside. I've never seen one and would love it, but not at that price! Also, I'd want an unmounted copy. Just personal preference.
 

bospress.net

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Hi Mark,
Do you think that they adhered the broadside tot he mounting board? I thought that it was framed, but could be removed with no problem. If they glued it to a board (acid free or not), I cannot see how it is not considered damaged...

$199 is a good deal, but not at $349, plus $199 is a lot of money right now... To me anyway...

Bill
 

bospress.net

www.bospress.net
Hi,
If you are right, then as a collectible, it is utterly ruined. I don;t think that they did this, but am not that interested to know at $349...

Bill
 

mjp

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From the seller:

i had it framed in 1992. i forget how exactly it was done. i assume museum mounting with glue taped "T"s at the top. i'm pretty sure it's not dry mounted. but i don't remember 100%. -
sean
 

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