[ModLib] Go Figure

Brian LeMasters brianlemasters at gmail.com
Mon Dec 7 23:03:23 EST 2009

I keep an eye on the HPBs here in Dallas/Ft. Worth.  Yes, they are 
amazingly consistent... the old MLs and ELs are $7.50 and are almost 
always in the collectibles and often in an abused condition.  I have 
only been to one, the main store in Dallas, that has a dedicated ML 
shelf or two or three.  Some of the store branches have started to cover 
them in mylar.  I enjoy the hunt for the misshelved book, though, and 
occasionally am rewarded with a nice jacketed title tucked away in the 
History or Poetry section.  Regrettably, I always overspend my budget in 
that place.
If you have not tried this yet, approach a worker or 'manager on duty' 
on a slow day and ask them to cut the price.  It has worked for me...if 
the book has been sitting there long enough and a more obscure title.


> Yes, I bought it, but finding it got me so into my manic side that I 
> bought $17 worth of other, more questionable, merchandise.
> John
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Scot Kamins" <kamins at modernlib.com>
> To: "For collectors of Modern Library books" <modlib at thuban.owu.edu>
> Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 5:44 PM
> Subject: Re: [ModLib] Go Figure
>> On Dec 7, 2009, at 2:34 PM, JOHN PETERSON wrote:
>>> Today I stopped in, and the same old ones were there.  However, in
>>> the clearance section, there was a 1929 gift set Michelangelo w/DJ,
>>> priced at $3.  I guess the staff didn't recognize it as a ML or they
>>> would have marked it $10.  I would have been happy to pay it.
>>  ... er ... you DID buy it, right?
>> And are you aware that you missed my last birthday?
>> Scot Kamins
>> kamins at modernlib.com

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