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Old Sep 28 2009, 01:09 AM   #1
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Hello all! I haven't been here for awhile but haven't forgotten everyone......I've all but gotten out of the book trade as it seems you can barely give away even nice copys these days. I have been slowly selling out my general stock of good hardback sci-fi and fantasy books in lots of 6 - 9 books at very low prices just to clear them out. This does not include my personal collection which I intend to keep. I have several that I would be hard pressed to replace. Things are jsut not selling unless they are very cheap. Books that once sold easily for $50.00 or more you can be lucky to sell for half as much now! I just another "Dragon Wagon" pin along with a paperback copy of Dolphins of Pern for $5.50! I already have one but couldn't pass up getting one so cheap.....especially as I can remember selling one a couple of years ago for about $50.00 on auction. It's a great time for buyers though.....if you are trying to add to your collection the prices are at an all time low. I have noticed some of the rare books are not coming up on auction so much, I guess most people would rather hang onto these instead of letting them go cheaply and I can't blame them. Someday if the economy improves the prices might go back up. Anyway, enough of all that. I hope everyone is well and I have wondered often lately how Anne is doing.....time shows no mercy to anyone. Hope to check back soon!
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Old Sep 28 2009, 02:35 AM   #2
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Yeah, I've noticed prices going don. How about an Easton Press Dragonflight for $25 Great time for buyers, as you said. NO I didn't buy the Easton Press, I don't like their books.

And is doing well but still having health and especially energy problems. The last Pern book seems to be on an almost definite hold
She was planning to travel to the US once this year but even that I heard she had to cancel.
Like you said, time shows no mercy adn Anne is definitely feeling that she's in her eighties. But the last few years we've lost many who were younger than she is now, so in that respect she's doing great.

It is sad you're going out of business so to speak. You were one of the best AMC sellers. I hope you are doing alright in all other respects. Welcome back!
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Old Sep 28 2009, 06:04 AM   #3
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I was always quite happy to purchase off you if there was something I was interested in. A shame that you've decided to "back off" for awhile selling books. Hope it picks up.
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Old Sep 28 2009, 10:14 PM   #4
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Oh this is a shame that you're going out of the book selling business on ebay, as I have been one of your customers several time in the past...and was always thrilled at what I recieved from you. Good Luck in your new projects...I hope they turn out great for you!!!

P.S. what in the world is a *Dragon Wagon Pin*??? It sounds very interesting indeed
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Old Sep 28 2009, 11:22 PM   #5
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Maelin - I believe you may already own one of the Dragon Wagon Pins. I remember (vividly) when you won an auction for a bumper sticker that says "Get On The Dragon Wagon" (still over that!) and I believe you got the pin too. It was all in association with the release of The White Dragon. The pin is a blue background with a white dragon on the front. I'm not sure but you may have gotten a note pad too. (more ) I've got the pin but not the other goodies!
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Old Sep 29 2009, 02:28 AM   #6
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Same here, Becky I got the pin too but after Maelin won that bumper sticker I have never (again) seen one (which also goes for the tshirt that is supposed to exist).

But I do love the fact Maelin has one
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Old Sep 29 2009, 07:40 AM   #7
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Deanne! Lovely to see you back here!

Sorry though to hear the book selling isn't working for you now, that's really a shame!
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Old Sep 29 2009, 10:32 PM   #8
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Oh you mean this pin/button. I had forgotten what it said...I should probably give my old head a good smack!!



And then of course...Hans...were you remembering this little beauty...!!!



This is the tablet that Becky mentioned, but it doesn't say *DragonWagon* on it...but
as you can see it does mention the *White dragon*
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Old Sep 29 2009, 10:41 PM   #9
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::where the heck IS that drool rag!!!::

Deanne! Welcome back to you, by the way! Sorry I got distracted with the Dragon Wagon stuff and neglected to say hello! So......HELLO and WELCOME BACK!!!! Hope to see more of you around.
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Old Sep 29 2009, 10:53 PM   #10
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Becky...here's a bath towel, for that much D R O O O O L...a rag just won't do...
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For that much drool you need a chin-nappy!
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I want! More drool rags needed. I had never heard of the Dragon Wagon stuff.
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Old Sep 30 2009, 11:06 PM   #13
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Thanks everyone, I probably need a combination of all to contain the flood!!!
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Old Oct 1 2009, 02:33 AM   #14
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I think I better bring a bucket or 2 and join in too! Maelin, I didn't realise what great finds you had lurking in the background.
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Old Oct 2 2009, 06:03 PM   #15
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Sorry to hear you are closing you store! I think I bought a lovey lot of Freedom's from you at some point! And you directed me to this forum in one of you emails! I'm glad you did b/c I've really enjoyed it! My collection is growing really fast. I'm totally taking advantage of the low book prices! Do you have any signed books left?

*runs away to check your ebay store*
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Old Oct 6 2009, 10:00 PM   #16
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Thank you all for the warm wishes....Buddy I have many signed Anne books but they are not for sale right now other than a couple of Easton Press copys that I have listed on Ebay.....
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