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Old 07-05-10, 03:38 AM
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Landis' book

Just thought it was interesting, what with the sensationalist WSJ article that's going around...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...&condition=new
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Old 07-05-10, 03:39 AM
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Hardcover, too.
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Old 07-05-10, 03:48 AM
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I can't wait for the film version.
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Collectible?

Would that have the smear of sh1t on the title page?
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Maybe the $0.90 ones are the ones he autographed, and the $6 collectible one is the one he didn't.
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I think I'll save my money and buy mulch........ could care less about Floyd.
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
Collectible?

Would that have the smear of sh1t on the title page?
hey gomer, you might want to dial down the use of the number 1. it will get you an infraction. trust me.
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hey gomer, you might want to dial down the use of the number 1. it will get you an infraction. trust me.
Thanks, Barney. I didn't mean to offend Aunt Bea.
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Popularly released books, especially non fiction topical types, generally don't hold their value.
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Well, I remember seeing that book on the closeout shelves for $1 or so shortly after it was released. I think it was a bust from the get-go; it didn't fail to hold it's value so much as it failed to develop any. It's probably worth more now than it was 6 months ago.
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Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
Popularly released books, especially non fiction topical types, generally don't hold their value.
Of course that's not applicable in this case...

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Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
Popularly released books, especially non fiction topical types, generally don't hold their value.
This.

I bought a copy of this book for $1.00 almost two years ago.
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Landis now says that everything in that book was a big fat lie. Or maybe the book was true and what he's saying now is a big fat lie. I'm not giving him any more money and I'm never going to believe him again.
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You can also get Lance's book for 1 cent.

https://www.amazon.com/Its-Not-About-...8353375&sr=8-1

When he said, "It's not about the bike," he should have had added that it *is* about the bike if the team needs to sell something to raise cash in a hurry.

From the WSJ:

"Robert Burns, Trek's general counsel, said in an interview that the company was aware that bikes meant for U.S. Postal riders were being sold, but said it didn't know what the money was used for. "Occasionally, you'd see a bike on the Internet somewhere where it would surprise us," he said. "We didn't want to see that stuff getting sold on the market. It should be going to a better use than that." "
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are people interested in landis only in relation with Lance now or does he still have a following?
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does he still have a following?

He's being followed, all right..
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Thanks, Barney. I didn't mean to offend Aunt Bea.
you're welcome.
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Getting back to the film version, how about Gomer in the Landis role?
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The first thread wasn't enough fun?
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Getting back to the film version, how about Gomer in the Landis role?
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Getting back to the film version, how about Gomer in the Landis role?
Given Floyd's upbringing, I think it has to be Harrison Ford.


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You can get my copy of his book at the local Goodwill store.

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Uh, more like "Pulp Fiction".
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Originally Posted by BengeBoy View Post
You can also get Lance's book for 1 cent.

https://www.amazon.com/Its-Not-About-...8353375&sr=8-1

When he said, "It's not about the bike," he should have had added that it *is* about the bike if the team needs to sell something to raise cash in a hurry.

From the WSJ:

"Robert Burns, Trek's general counsel, said in an interview that the company was aware that bikes meant for U.S. Postal riders were being sold, but said it didn't know what the money was used for. "Occasionally, you'd see a bike on the Internet somewhere where it would surprise us," he said. "We didn't want to see that stuff getting sold on the market. It should be going to a better use than that." "
I know you will find this stunning, but this is a pretty common practice.

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