Update Announcements

by Craig Stark

#132, 9 February 2009

Regular features in this issue include the QMR Book of the Month, the Gold Edition Quotation of the Month, and Pamela Palmer's Top 10 on eBay. Her summary: Life at the top isn't easy. Maybe it never was. By chance I noticed that 2 of BookThink's Top 5 antiquarian books sold by the familiar German seller in December were relisted in January. The buyers' names were private and there was no indication of non-paying buyers. In both cases, the January sales amounts topped those of the same item in December. One was $500 higher and the other increased by app. 50% over the December closing price to sell at $18,000. With 25 and 37 December bids, it seems that the seller opted for relisting rather than offering the items to the next highest bidder. Have you ever calculated the listing and final value fees on a $26,0000 eBay sale?

If you could use some additional bookselling info going forward in the 2009 season, good news. BookThink's complete back issues package is currently on sale for $99.99 - regularly $149.99. This includes all Gold Edition and 50/50s published to date. Purchase it here.

Also, take a look at some of our new offerings in the store. Example, our Pick 5 for $15 deal: Select any combination of five Gold Editions or 50/50s for only $15 - regularly $25. Purchase it here.

Finally, issue #56, "Buying and Selling Catalogs, Part I," is now available here.

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