RARA-AVIS: Re: David Goodis on eBay

From: Joy Matkowski ( jmatkowski1@comcast.net)
Date: 06 Jan 2007

And I'll respectfully disagree with you just a little, Amy. Rather than go to ABE, go to http://www.bookfinder.com/ or another of the book search engines that cover Alibris, Amazon (new and used), half, and many other book sales sites in addition to ABE.
    I sell on Alibris, although I haven't put up for sale any of my prized crime fiction there or anywhere else (except a Willeford with the George and Condi cover; I had two of them). ABE wanted me to run my own credit card setup and/or use PayPal, which I'm not willing to do. Joy

Amy wrote:
> I must respectfully disagree with you just a little. The whole book
> world is a buyer's market right now, especially on ebay. There are
> some authors who are very colletible (Goodis is one of them) and
> supply right now can't meet the demand. To find a copy of Of Missing
> Persons in fine condition, comparable to the one on ebay, a collector
> would have to pay $100 on ABEbooks. And the buyer of Fire in the Flesh
> actually got a deal at $59.99 in that fine condition. Since the buyers
> set the price on ebay I can't agree that the all sellers are greedy.
> However, I think some sellers take advantage of the fact that not
> everyone knows about ABEbooks where a buyer can sometimes get a
> comparable copy of some books for much less than they pay on ebay.

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