View Full Version : Going rate for BC/RS Vol#1 ?

06-30-2008, 10:52 AM
Please delete or lock my thread if out of bounds. I am not trying to sell my copy here.

BlackCross RedStar Vol1 Operation Barbarossa.

I only ask what you guys think would be a fair price, or a reserve price on ebay, as sadly I must sell.


06-30-2008, 11:23 AM
There is one on ebay for $166. There is also one used through a seller on Amazon for over $900, which is ridiculous.

Depending on condition, you should easily get the cover price to somewhere over $100.

06-30-2008, 11:53 AM
the one I saw on ebay for 166$ is vol 2, not vol.1

06-30-2008, 02:30 PM
I got it from the library and almost didnt return it lol but guilt got me and back she went.

06-30-2008, 04:20 PM
There is only one copy ($953) on Abebooks, the gold standard for online used books. I bought my copy three or four years ago for $300. I'd say it is a sellers' market.

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?sts=t&tn=...BARBAROSSA&x=74&y=12 (http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?sts=t&tn=BLACK+CROSS%2FRED+STAR+OPERATION+BARBAROSSA&x=74&y=12)

07-07-2008, 08:14 AM
Think I could get $400-$500? I need money to fix car.

What is the best place to sell a book like this?

07-07-2008, 09:03 AM
All this pricing for the BC/RS books... ridiculus and difficult to explain. Far more serious books on the subject are priced less. Yet as to why some people are willing to pay 300+ $ for a realistically 35 % book remains a mystery to me. While a decently researched book on the subject, it just does not worth as much.

07-07-2008, 09:50 AM
Yeah and it hasnt even got the beautiful colour profiles of Vol.2...in fact not a hint of colour all b&w and some quite grainy pics and typeset/paper quality a bit unimpressive -great book nevertheless but not a three figure book let alone nearly four.I hope some people dont think this is like compalining about the quality of the door handles on a Ferrari..

07-07-2008, 12:31 PM
If there is a better Russian front book on the air war, then i would love to see the list. I already know about Von Hardesty's book, I still may get it....

I wouldnt pay high 3 figures for any book, unless it had multiple famous signatures.....

07-07-2008, 04:58 PM
Trivializing this series is ridiculous. I think Aesop covered this with the "sour grapes" fable. The series is outstanding and there are few books in English to compare with them, especially for the Soviet side of the air war. The University of Kansas in the USA has published a library full of excellent histories of the war on the Eastern Front in the last ten years, but little on the air war.