lokisnow Posted September 27, 2016 Author Share Posted September 27, 2016 11 hours ago, red snow said: Not to be too morbid but people selling dead relatives' stuff don't know the value of some things and just want to get rid of them. I think I'd rather that was the case than someone being in a situation where they have to sell them (although they'd be selling them on ebay rather than bargain basement). I'm pretty sure there are collectors who swing by charity shops to find such gems in terms of books, vinyls etc on the off-chance of finding such gems. Better they land in the hands of someone who likes the books rather than someone who just gets them to sell on at a profit! And sometimes one is just stupid. case in point, I had a very worn and damaged SFBC copy of terry prachetts the thief of time, when he came to LA To do a signing for the release of thud I got all my half dozen HCs signed at the time and I'm pretty I got it signed. Shortly thereafter I started assembling a collection of British hardcovers of discworld and thief of time was one of the first ones since it was recent and therefor relatively cheap. Fast forward MANY years later and we are clearing off bookshelves to donate what we don't need or want any more and I looked at this old beat up copy of thief of time and thought, "well I have a better edition of this," and without looking at it tossed it into the goodwill pile. so I'm pretty sure I donated a signed book, which I never intended to do. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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