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    Thanks everyone Iím beyond thrilled. I am over the moon excited.

    OH and Thanks to you too Nick. Iím sure you would have offered to pay more! Lol


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    I wouldnít have offered to buy it in the first place after I told the person what the FMV was.
    Sure you would have. If you hate the collecting world so much... leave it Nick. You are always so negative. There is just no need of it. Doesnít matter if itís here or Facebook. Relentless negative energy. That has to get tiring. Thanks for the comments. The ONLY negative one out of 100ís. Have a nice evening.


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    Iím sorry my opinion doesnít match up with your fans on Facebook Kris. Iím just the only one thatís going to post what I think and not worry about what others say. I knew you would call me something (negative) or joke about me doing the right thing. At the end of the day Iím not the one posting publicly about my economic troubles, saying you are going to lose everything you own, then buying a 4,000 dollar book. You literally own 19 Michael whelan works, and then talk about how you have no money. Better yet blasting bookstore employees and calling them ďignorant assholesĒ when they donít refund you 35 bucks in what you think is a timely fashion. While I would say at least I can sleep with myself at night, Iím sure youíll sleep just fine too. Iíve said my peace, and I wonít derail this thread further.
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    Thanks everyone Iím beyond thrilled. I am over the moon excited.

    OH and Thanks to you too Nick. Iím sure you would have offered to pay more! Lol


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    I wouldnít have offered to buy it in the first place after I told the person what the FMV was.
    Sure you would have. If you hate the collecting world so much... leave it Nick. You are always so negative. There is just no need of it. Doesnít matter if itís here or Facebook. Relentless negative energy. That has to get tiring. Thanks for the comments. The ONLY negative one out of 100ís. Have a nice evening.


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    Iím sorry my opinion doesnít match up with your fans on Facebook Kris. Iím just the only one thatís going to post what I think and not worry about what others say. I knew you would call me something (negative) or joke about me doing the right thing. At the end of the day Iím not the one posting publicly about my economic troubles, saying you are going to lose everything you own, then buying a 4,000 dollar book. You literally own 19 Michael whelan works, and then talk about how you have no money. Better yet blasting bookstore employees and calling them ďignorant assholesĒ when they donít refund you 35 bucks in what you think is a timely fashion. While I would say at least I can sleep with myself at night, Iím sure youíll sleep just fine too. Iíve said my peace, and I wonít derail this thread further.
    I never said I would lose everything. I lost my job even Covid hit. It was upsetting and I had to get EI. Hopefully your ok And didnít have any fears while this is going on. Iím now back to work although not full time. Thanks for your concern. And I sell books to feed my habit Nick. Hence how I afforded this book. And the people were ignorant and rude at the bookstore to more than just me. It was discussed by many that did not live in the US. This book was listed forever... with an asking price. Simple as that. OH, One thing is for sure... Iím not gonna bring up your behind the scenes stunts you attempted to pull and got caught on. Oh and I have more than 19 Whelanís. Like I said, you have a great night.


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    Thanks everyone Iím beyond thrilled. I am over the moon excited.

    OH and Thanks to you too Nick. Iím sure you would have offered to pay more! Lol


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    I wouldnít have offered to buy it in the first place after I told the person what the FMV was.
    Sure you would have. If you hate the collecting world so much... leave it Nick. You are always so negative. There is just no need of it. Doesnít matter if itís here or Facebook. Relentless negative energy. That has to get tiring. Thanks for the comments. The ONLY negative one out of 100ís. Have a nice evening.


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    Iím sorry my opinion doesnít match up with your fans on Facebook Kris. Iím just the only one thatís going to post what I think and not worry about what others say. I knew you would call me something (negative) or joke about me doing the right thing. At the end of the day Iím not the one posting publicly about my economic troubles, saying you are going to lose everything you own, then buying a 4,000 dollar book. You literally own 19 Michael whelan works, and then talk about how you have no money. Better yet blasting bookstore employees and calling them ďignorant assholesĒ when they donít refund you 35 bucks in what you think is a timely fashion. While I would say at least I can sleep with myself at night, Iím sure youíll sleep just fine too. Iíve said my peace, and I wonít derail this thread further.
    I never said I would lose everything. I lost my job even Covid hit. It was upsetting and I had to get EI. Hopefully your ok And didnít have any fears while this is going on. Iím now back to work although not full time. Thanks for your concern. And I sell books to feed my habit Nick. Hence how I afforded this book. And the people were ignorant and rude at the bookstore to more than just me. It was discussed by many that did not live in the US. This book was listed forever... with an asking price. Simple as that. OH, One thing is for sure... Iím not gonna bring up your behind the scenes stunts you attempted to pull and got caught on. Oh and I have more than 19 Whelanís. Like I said, you have a great night.


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    Just so everyone is clear on what my ďbehind the scenes stuntĒ was. Someone was thinking about selling their collection. I publicly posted on the thread that I thought the person should keep their collection if at all possible. I privately messaged the person telling them that I believed Krisí market valuations were off base and that if he needed help and there were items he wanted to sell, I would buy them and hold them for him. If he ever wanted the books back he could have them for whatever price he sold them to me for. Nothing more nothing less. Well I guess he didnít like that and told Kris and I got called a Snake for it.

    Anyway - the thread de-railed enough. Back on topic at this point.
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    Thanks everyone Iím beyond thrilled. I am over the moon excited.

    OH and Thanks to you too Nick. Iím sure you would have offered to pay more! Lol


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    I wouldnít have offered to buy it in the first place after I told the person what the FMV was.
    Sure you would have. If you hate the collecting world so much... leave it Nick. You are always so negative. There is just no need of it. Doesnít matter if itís here or Facebook. Relentless negative energy. That has to get tiring. Thanks for the comments. The ONLY negative one out of 100ís. Have a nice evening.


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    Iím sorry my opinion doesnít match up with your fans on Facebook Kris. Iím just the only one thatís going to post what I think and not worry about what others say. I knew you would call me something (negative) or joke about me doing the right thing. At the end of the day Iím not the one posting publicly about my economic troubles, saying you are going to lose everything you own, then buying a 4,000 dollar book. You literally own 19 Michael whelan works, and then talk about how you have no money. Better yet blasting bookstore employees and calling them ďignorant assholesĒ when they donít refund you 35 bucks in what you think is a timely fashion. While I would say at least I can sleep with myself at night, Iím sure youíll sleep just fine too. Iíve said my peace, and I wonít derail this thread further.
    I never said I would lose everything. I lost my job even Covid hit. It was upsetting and I had to get EI. Hopefully your ok And didnít have any fears while this is going on. Iím now back to work although not full time. Thanks for your concern. And I sell books to feed my habit Nick. Hence how I afforded this book. And the people were ignorant and rude at the bookstore to more than just me. It was discussed by many that did not live in the US. This book was listed forever... with an asking price. Simple as that. OH, One thing is for sure... Iím not gonna bring up your behind the scenes stunts you attempted to pull and got caught on. Oh and I have more than 19 Whelanís. Like I said, you have a great night.


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    Just so everyone is clear on what my ďbehind the scenes stuntĒ was. Someone was thinking about selling their collection. I publicly posted on the thread that I thought the person should keep their collection if at all possible. I privately messaged the person telling them that I believed Krisí market valuations were off base and that if he needed help and there were items he wanted to sell, I would buy them and hold them for him. If he ever wanted the books back he could have them for whatever price he sold them to me for. Nothing more nothing less. Well I guess he didnít like that and told Kris and I got called a Snake for it.

    Anyway - the thread de-railed enough. Back on topic at this point.
    This is not entirely true Nick. But again, Iíll leave what really happened..... and that was so good of you ďto offer to hold his collection for him during these tough timesĒ. Your a saint!


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    Congratulations, Kris. An amazing prize.
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    That feeling when you get banned from the Facebook group for posting an opinion on the dark tower but not the Facebook group
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    We are a bit more lenient here to differing opinions-even those that differ from management/owners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    We are a bit more lenient here to differing opinions-even those that differ from management/owners.
    I know I post things sometimes that may be seen as unpopular or disliked but it's greatly appreciated RF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    We are a bit more lenient here to differing opinions-even those that differ from management/owners.
    Speaking of differing opinions, your avatar is nauseating!! But I still love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingfan24 View Post
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    We are a bit more lenient here to differing opinions-even those that differ from management/owners.
    I know I post things sometimes that may be seen as unpopular or disliked but it's greatly appreciated RF.
    I get your point about picking the guy off and getting a book for far lower than itís worth. But Itís not like Kris pulled a scam on him. Itís not like he convinced the guy it was an inferior book or defective or anything. Itís not like he caught a poor guy in a desperate situation. Kris simply bought it for what the guy was asking. And also consider that the seller was selling it for a price he thought was fair, a price he was happy selling it for, even lowering it to get the product gone. I doubt the seller had $18000 invested in the book. So no one was ripped off. The seller just sold it for what it was worth to him. And that happened to be the deal of a lifetime.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
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    We are a bit more lenient here to differing opinions-even those that differ from management/owners.
    I know I post things sometimes that may be seen as unpopular or disliked but it's greatly appreciated RF.
    I get your point about picking the guy off and getting a book for far lower than itís worth. But Itís not like Kris pulled a scam on him. Itís not like he convinced the guy it was an inferior book or defective or anything. Itís not like he caught a poor guy in a desperate situation. Kris simply bought it for what the guy was asking. And also consider that the seller was selling it for a price he thought was fair, a price he was happy selling it for, even lowering it to get the product gone. I doubt the seller had $18000 invested in the book. So no one was ripped off. The seller just sold it for what it was worth to him. And that happened to be the deal of a lifetime.


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    I get what you are saying in principle. But itís not like someone was selling a signed limited of insomnia for 150 bucks vs 300. By using superior knowledge of the item, and not disclosing the information you know to be true, is just as bad as ripping someone off IMO. If the price would have been say, 10,000 then yeah, Iíd say great deal as it was 2 k under the issue price. But the fact that, not only did he know the books true value, he didnít say squat and let the seller believe he sold it for FMV. What if this dude sold it because he couldnít make ends meet? I know if I was on hard times and had to sell a beloved possession Iíd want itís full value. For me and, judging from all the pos rep I received, some others this was extremely tactless.
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    It was listed on abe forever for that price, so it was not sold in dire need for cash in this troubled times. Also the seller could have investigate what he had and he apparently didn't. Kris simply paid was the seller was asking and the seller was probably happy he sold the book. I see no harm in what was done here...

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    Some of you might know I also collect movie posters. I've found a particular love of both Australian Daybills (they're long thin posters, 13" x 30") and old Kirk Douglas movies ... Spartacus, Lonely are the Brave, Paths of Glory, Lust for Life, etc.

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    Kris that is a wonderful piece, rare as one of ten, made even more desirable by a beautiful inscription.
    Collecting is a mixture of ups and downs and in this case you have had one of those rare Ďupí moments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George at C-Springs View Post
    Some of you might know I also collect movie posters. I've found a particular love of both Australian Daybills (they're long thin posters, 13" x 30") and old Kirk Douglas movies ... Spartacus, Lonely are the Brave, Paths of Glory, Lust for Life, etc.

    Today arrived a P & J that fits both those bills, a 1957 original Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. This particular one is pretty rare and often goes for big bucks; I caught it at a Heritage auction where it was paired with a second different GATOKC poster which was a repro from the 1970's. They were described correctly (1957/R-1970's), but maybe folks were confused. It sure worked out for me, as this is some of my favorite poster artwork, and absolutely the best one for Kirk Douglas, I think, as Doc Holliday.
    That is fantastic. Very cool piece of cinema history.


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    I understand both sides of the coin, but if I saw a high-end King book at a yard sale (a 1st edition Carrie, a signed book, etc.) that was selling way below its true value, I can't say with 100% honesty that I'd let the owner know what they had.
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    Maybe I missed something - but how did the seller get the book in the first place without knowing what it was or was worth? Sounds strange to me. It's specialty and fairly new - not like someone with a bunch of old books that don't know they might be worth something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky View Post
    I understand both sides of the coin, but if I saw a high-end King book at a yard sale (a 1st edition Carrie, a signed book, etc.) that was selling way below its true value, I can't say with 100% honesty that I'd let the owner know what they had.
    Right. I'm not heartless, but the onus is on the seller to know what they are selling. In any case, the seller is telling buyers what they want for the item--not necessarily what it's worth. They have a number in mind that they'll be happy to get and that number might be created in ignorance, but if they're happy to get it and they get it, then they'll think it's a win. It's different than someone like me asking this forum "Hey I got this signed Shining with a 1/x in it--anyone know what it's worth?" and then getting a private message telling me "it's worth $4k and I'll buy it!" That would be directly misleading and underhanded if the messenger knows its true worth.

    I research everything I want to sell. Sometimes I do a lot of research if I think I have something worth the extra effort. But sometimes I just want to unload it.

    Not knowing the seller, I don't know what his situation is. But if he immediately dropped the price, then he wanted it gone. I wouldn't throw the penalty flag on this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurker View Post
    Maybe I missed something - but how did the seller get the book in the first place without knowing what it was or was worth? Sounds strange to me. It's specialty and fairly new - not like someone with a bunch of old books that don't know they might be worth something.
    He had it on ABE for a LONG time. No one looked at as there was no pictures and it stated Gift Edition in the title... many books are overpriced there. He is a book seller that has no store but sells books on ABE and has TONS of listings. Like 1000ís. Im assuming he bought that book not long after King gifted it (inscription is dated in 2014) from whoever Bill is. He paid a price and I am sure he made money. Plus after so long sitting on the book he was really happy to sell it as happy as I was to receive it.

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    I agree with Jeff on this one. I had the same thoughts in my head. Even when I was just starting out, I tried to figure what something was worth to make sure I was not getting ripped off. In this case, IMHO, It's not the fault of Kris that the guy had the price so low. If you are in this line of "work", selling books and buying books, it's up to you to to figure out what something should cost. If I am a seller, and I have something that looks unique, or even not so unique, and I sell it for a price that is way lower than it should be, that's my fault, not the buyers fault. The buyer just ended up getting a great deal. If your are a seller, the onus is on you to do your research to figure out what the price should be, not me. Just my thoughts. Feel free to flame away. I tried to organize them the best I could.
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    CONGRATS on the book, I like mine better than the lettered curious if you feel the same? I prefer the more simple approach they used

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    Isn't book collecting fun?

    Sometimes you get a good deal. Sometimes you don't.

    An honest transaction doesn't create a moral dilemma.

    Kris, you made quite a find! You have a nearly priceless book and realized an increased value of ~4.7 times the purchase price! Nice!

    I bought a proof that was listed as a paperback. It cost ~$12 shipped. I traded the proof for a book that was worth ~$250. That is a return of 21 times the original purchase price. Smaller potatoes, but still very exciting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Br!an View Post
    Isn't book collecting fun?

    Sometimes you get a good deal. Sometimes you don't.

    An honest transaction doesn't create a moral dilemma.

    Kris, you made quite a find! You have a nearly priceless book and realized an increased value of ~4.7 times the purchase price! Nice!

    I bought a proof that was listed as a paperback. It cost ~$12 shipped. I traded the proof for a book that was worth ~$250. That is a return of 21 times the original purchase price. Smaller potatoes, but still very exciting!

    Strange that an ostensible promoter of markets decries the secondary book market.
    Thanks man. And perhaps he should have told Bookstore1 that his $30 dollar signed If It Bleeds was worth about 26 times what he paid. Thatís even higher than your proof and my book! Funny a member told me the only thing they seen ďtactlessĒ in this thread are his comments.


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    I need to weigh in because something(s) just don't jibe for me. But before I piss everyone off, let me sleep on this before I write anything. But just to give you all a hint at where I'll be going, I want to share that within the last year I had an opportunity to buy a signed Doubleday proof. The seller was aware that it was rare but he underpriced the item. He just wanted to recoup his money and asked for $4.8K. I told him that that number was too low and I told him I'd pay $6K because that was more in line with its real value.

    And I never cease to be amazed at the hypocritical sentiments when the situation is reversed. Remember when David sold the "Salem's Lot Printer's Copies at a ridiculously low price because he hadn't noticed that they were signed by King? David repriced the items AFTER he was told that the books were signed. He admitted that he made a silly mistake but knew that people would understand when he increased the price. But that same generosity doesn't seem to be available to the seller of The Shining. Do you think that person would seriously want $3.5K when the real value is at least $9K higher?

    I would have never bought that book without telling the seller the complete backstory. And I sure as hell would blast to the world what a great deal befell my way. I'm sure I've pissed off enough people by now so I'll stop for tonight. But I'll return in the morning to take the incoming as well as state what really doesn't jibe for me.

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    The Bookstore1 comparison doesn't hold. Bookstore1 surely knew the books were worth far more than issue price, but they couldn't charge fair market value, they were precluded from that and were happy to just sell ~250 books that were (TTBOMK) donated at $30 each and thus gross $7,500 in sales.

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