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ytareh
06-21-2006, 02:03 PM
Thought this might interest some people!!!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=46...TRK%3AMESE%3AIT&rd=1 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=4653869784&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&rd=1)

ytareh
06-21-2006, 02:03 PM
Thought this might interest some people!!!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=46...TRK%3AMESE%3AIT&rd=1 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=4653869784&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&rd=1)

Dunkelgrun
06-21-2006, 03:40 PM
What a greedy ********.

I'd love a copy of this book, and I appreciate the extras included, but the price eliminates all but book collectors (speculators). People who actually want to read it aren't allowed.

Quoting the price in US$ when based in the UK shows what the seller is aiming for. Now I don't really mind someone turning a profit on that which they own, but the price is just taking the ****.

I had a thoroughly good read of this book and it cost me 50p - I asked the local library to get it for me.

Think I got the better deal somehow...

Cheers!

SkyChimp
06-21-2006, 07:40 PM
I'll sell my volume I for $500 USD, and throw volume II in for free. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

ytareh
06-21-2006, 08:15 PM
I dont think youve read the full listing....This includes a large print of the cover art and a second dust jacket both signed by the original artist who was presented with the book by the publisher...

Targ
06-21-2006, 10:07 PM
That book listing is indeed for the serious collector.
I will sell ya mine for US $495.00 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

SkyChimp
06-22-2006, 05:40 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Targ:
That book listing is indeed for the serious collector.
I will sell ya mine for US $495.00 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

$494.50

Targ
06-22-2006, 07:41 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SkyChimp:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Targ:
That book listing is indeed for the serious collector.
I will sell ya mine for US $495.00 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

$494.50 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

JG301_nils
06-23-2006, 01:24 AM
Heck, this is cheap, I've seen Vol I advertised for over $700

ytareh
06-23-2006, 05:04 AM
At last a voice of reason !Even without the large artist signed print of the coverart and second dust jacket and the fact this is a MINT (ok well I might have had a quick peek!)copy of the book as presented to the cover artist by the publisher its still the cheapest one of these youre ever going to buy.
Vol3 will be 60/$100 -the starting price on this auction is just over treble that.Not bad for probably the rarest book of its kind in existence I reckon... Neglecting the potential 'investment' value-its only the cost offour or five of those games on your desk you never play (eg CFS3!) or a mid range graphics card....Its the treat youve promised yourself !(5% discount if mention these forums on purchase!!!)

huggy87
06-23-2006, 12:14 PM
Any more word on reprinting volume 1?

ytareh
06-24-2006, 04:06 AM
If its done it wont be the same book....

ytareh
06-24-2006, 07:49 PM
Theres actually a bidder on this at 325 bucks...

DuxCorvan
06-25-2006, 04:51 AM
I see... culture is available for everyone... who can pay more than 300$ for a f***ing book. And that's the only way to read it, since you won't ever find it in your local library.

It's encouraging to see that soon reading a book will be as hard as driving a Ferrari. Just like before Guttemberg. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Ruy Horta
06-25-2006, 08:54 AM
I might be stepping on some toes here, but I have never understood the high prices being paid for BC/RS vol.1, and even vol.2

Yes, both are good books and the first volume is relatively rare, but they are basically condensed histories, much of the content quoted from or based upon material already available in print.

Its main value herein lies by offering Soviet material to the Western reader, often for the first time in English.

If the content is your main thing, there is always a good chance we'll see some form of reprint.

We'll certainly see new material coming from the former Soviet archives as Russian researchers have time to dig in and publish their findings to a wider international audience.

BC/RS is really only the beginning.

The current eBay offer is special because of the extra material provided, which would be interesting for many collectors.


PS

I was given volume 1 (incl. a personal dedication and signature) by the author and as such am indebted a level of gratitude. As a gift I'll never consider it for resale.

SkyChimp
06-25-2006, 09:09 AM
I agree with Ruy. Volume I isn't worth the prices being asked. You can get much, if not all, of the information contained therein from other sources. It doesn't even have any of the pretty color plates Volume II has.