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Old Dec 21 2008, 04:22 PM   #1
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I am looking for a few McCaffrey titles in hardback, first preferred but i will accept bookclub in some cases,
RSR/DE in bookclub or first
Dragons kin (first only as this is fairly recent)
Dragonsinger First greatly preferred but any hardcover with a 9 1/2'' binding is acceptable as I already have D-song and D-drums with that size binding.

I would also like to complete crystal singer, as well as pegasus and tower and hive sets of which I have none except pegasus in space, For these I will entertain all offers.

I would like to find these titles in the US if possible unless one of you wonderful UK members has most of what I am looking for which would balance out the exorbitant postage fees.
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Old Dec 21 2008, 08:08 PM   #2
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Did have Dragon's Kin but unfortunately for you, it was sold on ebay. I did give fair warning at time for anyone interested that they were up for grabs at time. Sorry can't help you further.
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Old Dec 22 2008, 02:38 AM   #3
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Perny: set up a search on e-bay for each individual title.

Sure you can set up 'Pern' and 'Anne McCaffrey' searches too but then you've got to trawl through 3,154 items only to find that the one you want isn't there.

A 'Pern' search can toss up some surprising items.

You should also search using all the other spellings of McCaffrey, as some sellers can't spell (and quite often don't really know what they're selling)
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Old Dec 22 2008, 04:39 AM   #4
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Old Dec 22 2008, 05:10 AM   #5
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I think she knows that folks, but I suspect she wants to see if any MoMer/friend has copies for her to offer instead of going on the net first....
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Old Dec 22 2008, 04:35 PM   #6
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Exactly Hans I prefer to offer what little coin I have to my fellow MoMers first. Besides which, here is a lot more specific than ebay, and I don't really do online shopping with credit cards. Don't trust it.
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It is an individual choice. I don't like using credit cards either over the internet. Prefer to use paypal or postal money orders as at least you've got some track of where the money went to.
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Old Dec 22 2008, 11:47 PM   #8
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Hi! I well see what I can find. Depend on how much time I've got to hunt. LOL I may know of a few spots, right now most everything is in storage, kind hard to get to, I've got new glasses I'm trying to get use too.

Along with getting ready for a move. When things are settled, thank goodness its right in the building as its relateds to my WitW puzzle before I posted it LOL.

How soon did you want them? For it would working better if I could send them after the new year. Money is tight for shopping and or looking. LOL
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Old Dec 24 2008, 09:43 PM   #9
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No real big hurry. I can wait. I also wondered if anyone might want or take in exchange my borders gift card. It has 30$ and hasn't been used, I just got it today, but they haven't really had the books I was looking for. I would rather get the books I want than just something that is there. I hope that is ok? Hans, Cheryl, would that fall under trade or something?
I will pay cash if no one wants to trade, I just figured I would throw the card offer out there.
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Old Dec 25 2008, 06:37 AM   #10
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Trade or payment, doesn't really matter. You are in the correct forum and that's what matters. Good luck with searching for the right books.
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Old Jan 2 2009, 12:12 AM   #11
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Perna, perhaps you could give a price range that you would be willing to pay for these items...that would give a likely seller some idea of the price range your thinking of.
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I am no good with the value on some of those hard covers, but i wont pay more than half the original price on Dragons Kin because thats what my local bookstore charges on Hardcovers that are fairly recent. The older collectors Hardcovers I am just unsure about. Hans is there a collectors thread on those? Crystal Singer and Tower and Hive paperbacks/ Readers copies shouldn't be much more than a dollar each should they? I will of course pay more for hardcovers, I prefer them. I am not looking for the pristine or the signed or the premier edition books. Good copies are ok. DE/RSR and D-Singer I would like in pretty good condition, they wont really be read too much as I have reader copies of those and am trying to complete my hardcover set.

Oh, and Omnibus editions ( if their out there) are fine too on the Singer and Hive series
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Old Jan 23 2009, 04:50 AM   #13
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Perna, look around on eBay and you'll get a fair idea of prices. As you thought Dragonseye and ragon's Kin will be inexpensive.
Prices on the Dragonsinger book will be higher but I have recently seen some offered for a nice price that was lower than I have seen them for a long time. It usually were only the ex-library copies of the original Atheneum Harper Hall books that were cheap.
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Old Jan 23 2009, 04:18 PM   #14
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Perna, you also might want to check *bookfinder.com* as they are also known to have some very nice prices. Between them and ebay...you can find all but anything book wise that you could want...at the price you want to pay.
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Thanks Hans, Maelin. I have been watching ebay, but Dragons Kin and DragonsEye are pretty much only turning up in lots and groups, and usually not together. I dont really want to pay 100$ for a lot 15 mccaffrey hardbacks when I only need one or 2 in that lot. I know I could then resell the rest but it becomes a hassle. Will search bookfinder though.
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Uh.. I meant look at eBay for the price. I thought you didn't buy there...

The bookfinder advise is excellent though and better than mine!

And don't forget the second hand sales at Amazon!
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