Re: RARA-AVIS: Franklin Sander's Whip Hand on eBay

From: Joy Matkowski (
Date: 13 Jan 2010

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    I don't know about this particular case, but traffic and page views are down on eBay, and prices seem to be down, too.
        I sold a book for $15 on Amazon that I had already sold there (which happens on Amazon; its software is glitchy, and its volume is high) and looked all over for the same book in the same condition or better; it had to contain a 45 record, and no books listed in the usual places stated having it, whatever the price of the copy. I was willing to pay
    $20 or $25 to satisfy the customer and avoid the wrath of Amazon. Eventually, I found the book, with the record, on an active eBay auction with no bids and a Buy It Now price of $2.95, and I had it dropshipped.
        There seem to be arbitrage opportunities on eBay these days, if only I didn't need my day job to pay the mortgage. Did you check other book sales venues, Jeff, to see the going prices? Joy

    Jeff Vorzimmer wrote:
    > I just picked up an original Gold Medal copy of Whip Hand in excellent condition on eBay for $2.25. Starting bid was 75 cents. My question is why all of a sudden can I get it so cheap? Was there a newly-discovered cache of mint-condition copies found, thereby driving the price down? Was the market for all extant copies so small, that everybody who wanted a copy has managed to procure one? Did the existence of the Black Mask PoD/Kindle version and Deliver Me from Dallas help satisfy the demand for this book?

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