kamins at dogeared.com
Tue Nov 12 17:50:45 EST 2002
At 3:58 PM -0500 11/12/02, acpertusi at aol.com wrote:
>the guide says to avoid buying a book that is price clipped for this
>is usually the only true indicator as to whether the book is a
>first. Is this true?
It is true for [most?] ML books published after 1970 but not before.
>who was primarily responsible for books being price clipped, and why?
Dealers might cut the price when there was a price change.
Buyers might clip the price when they were giving books as gifts.
>Is there an established reduction in price if you buy a price
>clipped dust jacket?
No. You need to list it as a fault and reduce the price accordingly,
based on what you think it's worth.
>what do collectors who own price clipped books think?
>would collectors spend $ to upgrade to a non-price clipped book?
Depends on the collector. There's no hard and fast rule.
(with Scott Trahan Realty Brokerage)
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