Why $104.15 for THE FINE ART OF MAGIC on Ebay?

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Why $104.15 for THE FINE ART OF MAGIC on Ebay?

Postby trickdoctor » April 6th, 2008, 11:00 pm

[size:11pt][color:#000000][size:11pt][size:14pt]The item number was 280213041450. The book was inscribed to Val Andrews by Tom Call. Does that make it more valuable?

If not, I've got the same book with a better dustjacket for $50.00!

Please mail me if interested: trickdoctor@aol.com

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Re: Why $104.15 for THE FINE ART OF MAGIC on Ebay?

Postby Rennie » April 7th, 2008, 2:44 am

Joel,
You think thats crazy, check this one out....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... :IT&ih=012

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Re: Why $104.15 for THE FINE ART OF MAGIC on Ebay?

Postby Sal Perrotta » April 7th, 2008, 2:43 pm

....That NEWMANN book is owned by a person who is not in the magic community.....and they are genuinely convinced that it is A VERY RARE BOOK.....AND...that their price is a BARGAIN PRICE!!

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Re: Why $104.15 for THE FINE ART OF MAGIC on Ebay?

Postby Rennie » April 7th, 2008, 4:09 pm

Sal Perrotta wrote:....That NEWMANN book is owned by a person who is not in the magic community.....and they are genuinely convinced that it is A VERY RARE BOOK.....AND...that their price is a BARGAIN PRICE!!


Sal,
I heard that also, as I contacted the seller asking him, in so many words"are you nuts?" He said he was selling it for someone else, however he keeps relisting it and nothing happens. Book could be on there for years to come. Maybe by the year 2040 it will be worth that kind of money with inflation.
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Re: Why $104.15 for THE FINE ART OF MAGIC on Ebay?

Postby Sal Perrotta » April 7th, 2008, 8:09 pm

....2040 sounds about right!! Aren't you glad there is a BUY IT NOW!!!

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Re: Why $104.15 for THE FINE ART OF MAGIC on Ebay?

Postby Kevin Connolly » April 7th, 2008, 8:44 pm

I'll stick to collecting Houdini crap. It's much cheaper. ;)
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Re: Why $104.15 for THE FINE ART OF MAGIC on Ebay?

Postby Doug Dyment » April 8th, 2008, 12:55 am

This seems to be the week for inflated eBay prices. Rudy Hunter's book, The Buddha & The Teddy Bear, is still available from the publisher for $25, yet it's listed on eBay with a starting price of $65. I have no problem at all with sellers getting whatever they can, but it's an interesting observation about the nature of magic buyers.
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Re: Why $104.15 for THE FINE ART OF MAGIC on Ebay?

Postby James Kernen » April 8th, 2008, 1:39 am

I didn't know Rudy's book was still in print based on recent prices.. I adjusted my listing to a more sane starting bid.... Thanks for the information.

James

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Re: Why $104.15 for THE FINE ART OF MAGIC on Ebay?

Postby Robert Newman » April 8th, 2008, 10:03 pm

Doug Dyment wrote:[color:#FF0000]This seems to be the week for inflated eBay prices.[/color] [s]Rudy Hunter's book, The Buddha & The Teddy Bear,[/s] is still available from the publisher for $25, yet it's listed on eBay with a starting price of $65. I have no problem at all with sellers getting whatever they can, but it's an interesting observation about the nature of magic buyers.


In re. inflated eBay prices lookee here! :eek:

Actually it was a hell of a deal compared to the [color:#003300][color:#006600]$500[/color][/color] paid by one of the same crowd for the single Carl Owen volume. :D

Not only is old Jim wearing the book selling champ's belt but he has been the financial beneficiary of a feeding frenzy among a half dozen or so "hammer price be damned" buyers that together have created a protracted period of "price pull" inflation within the magic book economic microcosm.

However, if one is a seller, "a rising tide floats all boats."
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