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    Default Other Collectible Authors: Classifieds, Wanted, Market Value

    Since we have an 'Other Authors' subforum I thought a separate thread for buying, selling and appraising non-King books might be appropriate. If not, the mods know what to do

    My question for today: what would be a good price for a 1st/1st Song of Kali (Dan Simmons) in collectible (but not necessarily perfect) condition? There is one on eBay for $125 (BIN).

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    I think this is a great idea.

    Ref. SONG OF KALI, assume that you mean the Bluejay edition? There are a couple on ABE, signed (bookplate, NF) and unsigned (Fine), in the $125 price range. I don't have experience with either seller, but their ratings are good.

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    Thanks, Matt! I'm not in the market for a copy yet but I'll keep $125 in mind.

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    Very good idea!!! Now the thread is started i know what i missed here! Thanks...

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    Good idea !! I have few nice books for sale

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    A signed Bluejay 1st HC of SONG OF KALI used to be around $250, an unsigned around $175...now a signed Bluejay is around $200, and an unsigned around $125. The Headline reprint HC can be had for pennies on the dollar. The signed/limited/slipcased Earthling edition, which upon publication diminished the value of the Bluejay 1st, runs around $250.

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    The Earthling edition may be dropping a little bit, or it might have just been a really lucky end of April for another eBay shopper and myself.
    • On April 21, someone snagged a copy for $129.99 with free shipping in an auction- they were the only bidder.
    • A few days later I managed to get a copy for $120, also with free shipping, through a best offer; the original asking price was $130.
    I had been looking for a copy for a couple years. That was the first time I every remember seeing any offered or sold anywhere close the $120-130 price point. I think $175 was the previous low I'd seen, and that was an auction a couple years ago; I also believe that one had pretty high shipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brionen View Post
    The Earthling edition may be dropping a little bit, or it might have just been a really lucky end of April for another eBay shopper and myself.
    • On April 21, someone snagged a copy for $129.99 with free shipping in an auction- they were the only bidder.
    • A few days later I managed to get a copy for $120, also with free shipping, through a best offer; the original asking price was $130.
    I had been looking for a copy for a couple years. That was the first time I every remember seeing any offered or sold anywhere close the $120-130 price point. I think $175 was the previous low I'd seen, and that was an auction a couple years ago; I also believe that one had pretty high shipping.
    Interesting. Yeah, I readily admit I haven't kept up on the current values for the various editions of this book...those prices I mention above were valid perhaps a year or two ago, but given the softness of the collectible-book market and the ebbs and flows of various authors' popularity, it doesn't surprise me that there has been a decline. FWIW, I have the Earthling S/L, and it's a great production of a wonderful book.

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    For sale: 1 Flatsigned copy of Ready Player One (Hardcover - Later Printing)

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    Quote Originally Posted by brionen View Post
    The Earthling edition may be dropping a little bit, or it might have just been a really lucky end of April for another eBay shopper and myself.
    • On April 21, someone snagged a copy for $129.99 with free shipping in an auction- they were the only bidder.
    • A few days later I managed to get a copy for $120, also with free shipping, through a best offer; the original asking price was $130.
    I had been looking for a copy for a couple years. That was the first time I every remember seeing any offered or sold anywhere close the $120-130 price point. I think $175 was the previous low I'd seen, and that was an auction a couple years ago; I also believe that one had pretty high shipping.
    *Edited to add the title of the dang book: SONG OF KALI by Dan Simmons (The Earthling Edition)*

    I say it every time it comes up here: what a great book- in a great edition. It's a top 5 book for me in every way: Content & Form. DH's Carrion Comfort is on that short list as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swintek View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by brionen View Post
    The Earthling edition may be dropping a little bit, or it might have just been a really lucky end of April for another eBay shopper and myself.
    • On April 21, someone snagged a copy for $129.99 with free shipping in an auction- they were the only bidder.
    • A few days later I managed to get a copy for $120, also with free shipping, through a best offer; the original asking price was $130.
    I had been looking for a copy for a couple years. That was the first time I every remember seeing any offered or sold anywhere close the $120-130 price point. I think $175 was the previous low I'd seen, and that was an auction a couple years ago; I also believe that one had pretty high shipping.
    *Edited to add the title of the dang book: SONG OF KALI by Dan Simmons (The Earthling Edition)*

    I say it every time it comes up here: what a great book- in a great edition. It's a top 5 book for me in every way: Content & Form. DH's Carrion Comfort is on that short list as well.
    True - and I'd add DH's Swan Song (Robert McCammon) to that list as well.

    sk

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    If anybody has any interest in any of my Hugh Howey grab bag stuff, please PM w/reasonable offer.
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    Umm...Might be time to clear some space on the shelves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Booknutt View Post
    Umm...Might be time to clear some space on the shelves.
    Isn't the Collectible Classifieds thread open to all books, not just King? I ask because I truly don't know...I know I've seen some, but not clear on if that's condoned or frowned upon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC65 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Booknutt View Post
    Umm...Might be time to clear some space on the shelves.
    Isn't the Collectible Classifieds thread open to all books, not just King? I ask because I truly don't know...I know I've seen some, but not clear on if that's condoned or frowned upon.
    It's open to all books, but HIGHLY encouraged to be King books. Ideally 90% of the ads in the CC thread will be King items.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by RC65 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Booknutt View Post
    Umm...Might be time to clear some space on the shelves.
    Isn't the Collectible Classifieds thread open to all books, not just King? I ask because I truly don't know...I know I've seen some, but not clear on if that's condoned or frowned upon.
    It's open to all books, but HIGHLY encouraged to be King books. Ideally 90% of the ads in the CC thread will be King items.
    So, then this thread has your "Blessing"? At least for now?

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    It is, AFAIK, but it seemed logical (to me) for this subforum to have its own dedicated thread. I think there's also a Comics Classifieds thread outside Calvin's Corner?

    I did consciously decide to keep it limited to one thread, as opposed to King items, which rightfully have several threads for selling, appraising etc.

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    Keeping with the Simmons theme:



    This one is not as hard to find as it was in the pre-internet days (and before LOVEDEATH) was published, but still a neat thing. This is #82 from the 300-copy edition, and is Fine with just a bit of light handling.

    $50 including shipping to any US address.
    International $45 plus shipping at cost

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkb.redux View Post
    Keeping with the Simmons theme:



    This one is not as hard to find as it was in the pre-internet days (and before LOVEDEATH) was published, but still a neat thing. This is #82 from the 300-copy edition, and is Fine with just a bit of light handling.

    $50 including shipping to any US address.
    International $45 plus shipping at cost
    SOLD.

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    It's blessed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    It's blessed...
    Cool!!

    You're not looking for a quote are you? LOL


    Spoiler:
    "My Life for you". LOL I ain't no "Trashcan Man", but I do think this is a viable thread. J/K?



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    For sale: everything is in very good to fine condition unless noted. The ARCs have the usual small nicks common in ARCs. PayPal gift is preferred.

    Dean Koontz: The Face ARC cardboard slipcase in plastic wrap still. $30

    Jasper Fforde: The Eyre Affair, The Well of Lost Plots, Lost in a Good Book and Something Rotten. All UK hardcovers, all signed, all 1st/1st. $350 for the set.

    Dan Simmons: Summer of Night. Signed 1st/1st. Very good, only flaw is small stain on the top edge of the pages. $50

    Drood ARC unread $25

    Worlds Enough & Time ARC unread with publishers letter laid in. $20

    China Mieville: Iron Council UK Limited. Slipcase and signed. $40

    Robert McCammon: Speaks the Nightbird ARC Signed. $40

    Dennis Lehane: Gone Baby Gone signed, Prayers For Rain, Sacred signed, The Given Day ARC, Coronado ARC. All hardcovers, all 1st/1st. $30 each.

    Jeff Lindsay: Dexter in the Dark Hardcover signed 1st/1st. $30

    Brighton Shock: Slipcased Hardcover and Program guide. Signed by Stephen Jones. Hand numbered 4 of 15. $40

    Christopher Moore: You Suck ARC $20

    John Connolly: The Wolf in Winter ARC $20

    Douglas Clegg: The Priest of Blood. Shock lines signed limited Hardcover. $40

    Jacqueline Carey: Kushiel's Dart. Signed 1st/1st. $40

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    Dan Simmons - Hyperion, The fall of Hyperion, and Endymion - Subterranean Press
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