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Old 06-14-14, 11:12 AM
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i'm going to order one, you want me to buy you one too?
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Old 06-14-14, 11:16 AM
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Yeah, we could save on shipping.
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Is it printed on vellum?
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I have two of them, maybe I should sell one?
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A possible explanation: Amazon?s $23,698,655.93 book about flies
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Considering that a new 7th edition copy is $137, for a first edition copy for $3,150 may not be that unreasonable. However there is unlikely to be much in the first edition that isn't in the 7th edition, I would rather have a new copy. I find it funny that Zinn's book is $14.10 new and $16.12 for a used copy. Again I would rather just get a new copy.
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Thanks for that. I've been on a book buying jag the last couple of months, some out of print art books, and wondered what was up with the all-over-the place pricing on some of them. That explains it.

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I need one in braille.......
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Originally Posted by Wogster View Post
Considering that a new 7th edition copy is $137, for a first edition copy for $3,150 may not be that unreasonable. However there is unlikely to be much in the first edition that isn't in the 7th edition, I would rather have a new copy. I find it funny that Zinn's book is $14.10 new and $16.12 for a used copy. Again I would rather just get a new copy.
I don't know, I have the 3rd, 5th & 6th editions and working on a vintage bike I find #3 to have more info on the types of bikes I am working on when compare to even the 5th edition.

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Old 06-15-14, 10:56 AM
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It's nice to have an edition from the same era as one's bikes. I have one from 74, I believe.
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If you poke around you can find a PDF copy online.
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If you poke around you can find a PDF copy online.
Yes. I have one of those, but I really prefer to read from a book than a digital screen.
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If you poke around you can find a PDF copy online.
But the PDF copy does not have the cool sliding card spoke calculator slide rule... Sometimes the physical thing is better.
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But the PDF copy does not have the cool sliding card spoke calculator slide rule... Sometimes the physical thing is better.
Yeah, I agree, but sometimes you also have to make do.
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Well, I ended up with a copy of the 1974 edition, mines selling a lot cheaper for $2000
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Originally Posted by lasauge View Post
Is it printed on vellum?
Maybe it's printed on drillium.
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I read a bit farther about how limited edition books are priced by different on-line sellers, using algorithms that follow their competitors, and price either a little higher or a little lower, based on selling strategies.
But then some genius explained it in a detailed treatise:
"I sent a screen capture to the author - who was appropriate amused and intrigued. But there were TWO new copies for sale, each be offered for well over a million dollars."
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It's nice to have an edition from the same era as one's bikes. I have one from 74, I believe.
On a similar note, I have a 1971-ish copy of "How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive" and while it isn't nearly as complete as later editions, it's fun to have a copy that was printed while John Muir was alive and kicking.
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On a similar note, I have a 1971-ish copy of "How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive" and while it isn't nearly as complete as later editions, it's fun to have a copy that was printed while John Muir was alive and kicking.
I have one of those too. Well used, though not much lately.
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