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    Quote Originally Posted by carlosdetweiller View Post
    3 or 4 years ago I bought a UK proof of THE GUNSLINGER published by Sphere from Greg (shibus) on eBay. It's really a rare proof and this one was going to be great because it was in such beautiful condition. I had long searched for one and was happy to finally be getting one.

    My gut churned when the postman handed me the box. "Are you shitting me?", I thought. I was pretty sure in looking at the outer damage that the book was going to be hurt pretty bad......and I was right. To this day I am still looking for a copy of this proof. Pulling up these old photos makes me unhappy and mad all over again. Gosh, I hate the US Postal Service! I use alternatives whenever I can.











    Ouch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlosdetweiller View Post
    3 or 4 years ago I bought a UK proof of THE GUNSLINGER published by Sphere from Greg (shibus) on eBay. It's really a rare proof and this one was going to be great because it was in such beautiful condition. I had long searched for one and was happy to finally be getting one.

    My gut churned when the postman handed me the box. "Are you shitting me?", I thought. I was pretty sure in looking at the outer damage that the book was going to be hurt pretty bad......and I was right. To this day I am still looking for a copy of this proof. Pulling up these old photos makes me unhappy and mad all over again. Gosh, I hate the US Postal Service! I use alternatives whenever I can.












    I remember that. And there was a discussion about how, in order to get a refund, the item was to be sent... and therefore destroyed. I hope that it didnt happen in the end...
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    Nope. As far as I remember, Shibus put it for sale again and it sold to another seller, who had it for sale for some time at a high price and not showing all the flaws the copy had. I lost track of the book at that point.
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    The girl who loved tom gordon ARC with King's letter
    The Plant #3 Unsigned.

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    Greg (shibus) gave me a refund and sold the book to Nate Sanders (I think that is right). As Ari said, Nate listed it on eBay for a really high price multiple times. Don't know if he ever sold it or not.

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    Now that's what i call a horror story!
    I'm sure if there is intelligent life somewhere out there in the universe, they are wise enough to stay away from us.

    And the people bowed and prayed, to the cell phone god they made...

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    Last weekend :
    I was SO close to get a first french edition of DRACULA (which I never saw for sale before) at a reasonnable price.... I didn't bought the book, asked questions to the sellers about the state of the book, only to find out that it was sold in the meantime.
    The weird thing is that i checked randomly if a copy was available because I was bored, and there was one...

    Oh well, c'est la vie.

    But 3 years later, it's a good way to revive that thread
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    Sold while I was reading the auction.

    STEPHEN KING SIGNED THINNER

    Signed at an event I attended.
    FOR SALE OR TRADE
    Wizard & Glass Grant 1st Edition $100
    Dark Tower 7 Artist Edition $70
    The Waste Lands 1st Edition in Shrinkwrap $125
    1984 Grant Gift Edition of The Talisman $250
    Lisey's Story ARC $25
    Sleeping Beauties CD Gift Edition in Shrinkwrap $125
    The Shining Sub Press Gift Edition $125

    WANTED
    The Plant Part 1 Signed Limited Edition
    Signed 1st Edition of The Bachman Books (1985 Omnibus Hardback)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tippy4 View Post
    Sold while I was reading the auction.

    STEPHEN KING SIGNED THINNER

    Signed at an event I attended.
    That sucks.. I never knew this thread existed. I could go on for days the ones that got away. The one that bugs me most? David listed a Whelan that a member here was selling through him last Spring. I was ready refreshing a 100 times a min... AND had 3 friends doing the same. And SOMEONE beat me to say they would take it first I really wanted that piece too....
    HELP ME FIND
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    ANY S/L #459

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    Yep....this thread is the opposite of the My New Pride and Joy thread.

    If you have a thread to brag.....ya gotta have a thread to cry and whine.

    This weekend was not all bad for me....while one got away....I hooked anther "fish" that I was able to reel into the shore.
    FOR SALE OR TRADE
    Wizard & Glass Grant 1st Edition $100
    Dark Tower 7 Artist Edition $70
    The Waste Lands 1st Edition in Shrinkwrap $125
    1984 Grant Gift Edition of The Talisman $250
    Lisey's Story ARC $25
    Sleeping Beauties CD Gift Edition in Shrinkwrap $125
    The Shining Sub Press Gift Edition $125

    WANTED
    The Plant Part 1 Signed Limited Edition
    Signed 1st Edition of The Bachman Books (1985 Omnibus Hardback)

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    Latest one that got away from me was the Suntup Misery S/L... had one in my cart and then the link to finish my purchase went nowhere for a couple of tries. When I finally got through they were already gone - and I'd put a copy in my cart seconds after the link went live!! I still get really, really angry when I think about it... (I don't collect signed editions, in fact I hardly collect at all right now... but that was one book I really wanted...)

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    Yep. Misery is mine as well. I should have done what was needed to get it but I didn't. That one will hurt for a while because I know I had a chance. Not going to go into it here though.

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    I kick myself for not ordering the signed Joyland when available.

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    I also still remember being outbid for a great copy of Danse Macabre by a certain someone...

    Quote Originally Posted by biomieg View Post
    Latest one that got away from me was the Suntup Misery S/L... had one in my cart and then the link to finish my purchase went nowhere for a couple of tries. When I finally got through they were already gone - and I'd put a copy in my cart seconds after the link went live!! I still get really, really angry when I think about it... (I don't collect signed editions, in fact I hardly collect at all right now... but that was one book I really wanted...)

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    IT S/L from CD.

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    Stupid new time.
    I have just requested a new SK Illustrator for a remarque,
    unfortunately she works exclusively digital.
    It happened to another artist where i am interested in a remarque.

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    I lost out on a lettered SLEEPING BEAUTIES because I had a terrific migraine that day and couldn't get out of bed until late in the day to check my e-mails, and the offered copy was taken.
    I'm sure if there is intelligent life somewhere out there in the universe, they are wise enough to stay away from us.

    And the people bowed and prayed, to the cell phone god they made...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ur2ndbiggestfan View Post
    I lost out on a lettered SLEEPING BEAUTIES because I had a terrific migraine that day and couldn't get out of bed until late in the day to check my e-mails, and the offered copy was taken.
    Just in case you'd be interested:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sleeping-Be...gAAOSwkXBdv1Bu

    sk

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