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Old Feb 5 2009, 08:58 PM   #1
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Default 30th Anniversary Edition of Dragonflight currently on eBay

If anyone is looking for the 30th Anniversary Edition of Dragonflight, published by Bantam in 1998 there is one currently being auctioned on eBay. I’ve posted the link below.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Anne-McCaffrey-D...3286.m63.l1177

There were not any bids on it at the moment of my post.
The starting bid is 49.95 in GBP and $73.07 in US dollars.

Just thought I’d post this because the price seems reasonable to begin with and it might be worth a look for those who don’t already own this book. I know I was excited to add mine to my growing collection!

Good luck and I hope a MoMer wins!!
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Old Feb 5 2009, 09:17 PM   #2
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Oh WOW...that is a major drool fest, looking at that. To much money for me right now...but hopefully a real Anne McCaffrey/Pern lover will be the winner.
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The BUY IT NOW works out to just under $450 Aussie dollars, umm, yikes

Weighs up getting book or getting air con............NO FAIR, that's a hard decision??
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Old Feb 6 2009, 12:21 AM   #5
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Aww!!! You can always wait and see where the bidding goes. That's how I won my copy. No one bid until the last hour and even then the person gave up rather quickly. I ended up getting the book for $50 and that included shipping. I was ecstatic!! Good luck to you if you try!!
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Old Feb 6 2009, 10:36 AM   #6
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Talk about over priced. I paid $50 for my original copy, and have since picked up two other copies for under $25 each.
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Fabulous shopping, JJ! I got mine when they originally published them...pre-ordered it actually. I think they were $30. It's amazing how prices go up after just a few years.
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Old Feb 9 2009, 03:57 AM   #8
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The buy-it-now price is indeed overpriced, yes, but recently there was another one more expensive! but also one that went for a lot less... (was that the one you got, Unicortnig, that should have been, what... a handful of months ago?) The starter bid is nice

I got mine last year (!) for $99, so it can be done

There are only 1.000 made after all...
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I was planning to put a bid on it but going to Melbourne stopped me from doing so in time. *shrugs shoulders* still not sure whether to buy it or not.
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Relisted for a buy it now of 100 pounds. That must be lower than $450 Oz dollars, Jube?
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Old Feb 10 2009, 01:09 AM   #11
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Yes it is, about $220-ish round about but still a lot for one book, Hans. I may be a collector but need to choose where my money goes at moment.
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WOW!! relisted for all but half the price...nows perhaps the time for someone to pick up a deal of sorts...well if you've wanting to spend that kind of money for a book...even one this special.
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Wow! IT is a nice HC though. I just two days ago purchased a 1968 SC first edition that I thought was a steal for seven dollars + three for shipping from E-bay. I have been looking for years and hope that it is a nice enough copy to give to my daughter. I was wondering about the easton press leather editions I have seen on occasion for auction? Are these considered in the large scheme of printing editions or are they editions in their own right due to the small runs? Are they worth the pricetags. I have seen some as high as $1500! Thanks for any input
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The Easton Press editions are meant to be collectors editions (though I personally don't like them). As far as I know they ar always first editions (at least they say so). The signed editions with a certificate are the most sought after. The price you name is rediculous. Originals (if you are a subscriber to the series, you can't buy them seperate originally) is about $50-$60 and a good price, in my opinion, is anything under double that.
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Old Apr 4 2009, 12:10 PM   #15
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I was just browsing eBay and that 30th Anniversary Edition of Dragonflight is still posted for the inflated price after no one bid on it in auction. I’m surprised the seller hasn’t put it up for auction again… that how I got my version, but for way less than the original bid or buy-it-now price.

I did find one of the signed hardcover graphic novels #403/500 on eBay about a week ago. Unfortunately I was preoccupied and missed the ending bid, which I was surprised went for $41. I would have thought that would have been in bidding wars up to $200-300. What is a reasonable price for that version of the graphic novel?
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Anywhwere between $40 aand $75 seems a reasonable price for the signed limited edition of the graphic novels. Some of them did sell for a lot more but as far as I know not recently. I actually bid on the copy you mention ($25 ex postage max) for fear it would go away very cheap; if I would have won it I would have resold it here at cost). At least that was the plan

Years ago I bought one for Cheryl for 95 guilders (that will have been about $60 at the time) and I bought my own copy for even less than $40 but I've hardly even seen the price lower than that.

If I remember correctly most copies that will turn up on a bookfinder.com search will range from $100 - $150; which I defiitely think too expensibe for the current times. The chance you will find one on eBay for about $50-$60 is reasonable.

There's an unsigned hardcover now (I think it is still up) for a buy it now around $25. Prices of those have goe down, too.
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I ended up with it...I didn't realize everyone was watching the price change. I definitely would be more informed if I checked the threads more often. It was my Birthday present from my hubby!!! I ended up paying about $140 US w/ shipping. Beautiful copy, well taken care of. Now, if I could only find a Ballantine HB 1/1 signed (for a decent price) I'd be a happy girl.
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Congrats on the purchase, even if you may have over paid some. If you love it that's what matters.
Now, if you ever do find a Ballantine HB, signed no less, for a decent price be sure to post about it! We all love a good buy!!!
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Anywhwere between $40 aand $75 seems a reasonable price for the signed limited edition of the graphic novels. Some of them did sell for a lot more but as far as I know not recently. I actually bid on the copy you mention ($25 ex postage max) for fear it would go away very cheap; if I would have won it I would have resold it here at cost). At least that was the plan

Years ago I bought one for Cheryl for 95 guilders (that will have been about $60 at the time) and I bought my own copy for even less than $40 but I've hardly even seen the price lower than that.

If I remember correctly most copies that will turn up on a bookfinder.com search will range from $100 - $150; which I defiitely think too expensibe for the current times. The chance you will find one on eBay for about $50-$60 is reasonable.

There's an unsigned hardcover now (I think it is still up) for a buy it now around $25. Prices of those have goe down, too.
Hans I'm just catching onto the fact that you replied to my post, . College has been keeping me very busy lately.

I’m sorry to hear you weren’t able to get that copy. The price was a little too high for me as well right now, because after going on the cruise my bank account needs to revive itself,

I tried searching for the hardcover version but was unable to find it.
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Irulan congrats on your purchase as well!! I'm glad the book will find its way to a good Anne McCaffrey loving home!!
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Sometimes my impulse buys get me into trouble. I forgot this was the best place to double check pricing/value. The book arrived a few days ago and is in pristine condition, so I'm very happy.

Someone just posted a No One Noticed the Cat Wildside on Ebay if anyone is interested. The buy it now was high, but I'm sure she would take a lower offer.
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Irulan, I tried looking for the No One Noticed the Cat, Wildside Edition on ebay and couldn't find it.
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Irulan, if the book was worth to you what you paid for it, it was a good buy and a treasure for years to come! Rest assured in the knowledge that that other pristine copy was relisted for a buy-it-now of $389.85!

If you mean this copy of NONTC be aware, despite the seller is a dependable one, the text for this book isn't as clear as it could be. It is signed but NOT a copy of the limited run Wldside Press did, and the fact it is mentioned more or less twice is confusing. This will be accidental because if that impression was wanted the price would have been a lot higher. Still, there's a need to be careful. This is just a signed bookclub edition, which fortunately is also clearly mentioned. Again, Red Dragon books is a good and trustworthy seller with extremely high quality goods.
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And, if I remember rightly, this is a relisting at a lower BIN price. Watch out for their post~&~pack rate though.
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The person with the No One Noticed the Cat Limited - it was the Wildside printing that was Green - pulled it off. I can't find it now.

She was still asking too much for it. The limited 1 of 26 (can't remember color of binding) is on Advanced Book Exchange for $175 and she was asking $150 OBO for the Green one. I know she would have taken a better offer, but with the state of the market, whos to say what a good offer is.
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I've just won a copy of this edition on e-bay. The starting bid was £19-99 and I was the only bidder

I am also currently bidding on another copy but I was outbid. This one started at 0.99p and is currently £21-00 with another day to go. My top bid on this was £10-00 but that was based on the fact I was hedging my bets and kind of hoping I might get 2 for £30-00 ish
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I've just won a copy of this edition on e-bay. The starting bid was £19-99 and I was the only bidder

I am also currently bidding on another copy but I was outbid. This one started at 0.99p and is currently £21-00 with another day to go. My top bid on this was £10-00 but that was based on the fact I was hedging my bets and kind of hoping I might get 2 for £30-00 ish

You got that first one? I'm glad I didn't bid on it then like I was going to. xD

That's the thing with these 'invisible' bidder things now, I never know if I'm trying to outbid another MoMer.
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I'm glad you didn't bid too

I did dither about mentioning on here about both listings but I really wanted to pick one up and thought it might start a bidding war
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KC I'm so glad you won that copy!!

I wanted to post about it because the price was relatively cheap compared to others I've seen… and I know that’s a very nice copy to own. I certainly enjoy mine!! Anyways... I never ended up posting because as I know now you had already bid and if I remember correctly you can't post once someone has made a bid.

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