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ooh! unexpected expense!

May 29th, 2010 at 08:03 am

A book has just been released which DF and I have been hoping to get. It is Vol.3 of the Sailor Jerry Flash books. We have a very close friend, C, who works at a high end bookstore, and is able to get these books for us at cost price. He already has first editions of Vol 1 & 2.

The first edition of Vol 1 is completely sold out - or so we thought. Yesterday C calls us to tell us that the initial order for Vol 3 wasn't filled, so we will have to wait for the next shipment for those - HOWEVER, he found a copy of Vol 1 & 2 in the store, that he didn't know they had. So he has posted them to us (FREE postage! I love perks!). I am super excited to have our own copies of these books. Not only will they eventually be worth a lot more than we paid, being first editions, I just love the books anyway.

So, it is an unexpected expense this month of around $170 (for both books). But oh-so-exciting. I think I might have done a little dance when we found out we were getting them. Big Grin

2 Responses to “ooh! unexpected expense!”

  1. gamecock43 Says:

    I have never heard of these books and wow they are expensive for books! I didn't know books even first editions, could run that high.

  2. whitestripe Says:

    gamecock: our friend C has many books in his personal collection that run well into the thousands of dollars - he sells occasionally, usually to buy more Big Grin. we have quite a few, but no where near as many as him. books are so valuable because they can be damaged or lost so easily, and only a limited amount are made in the first run. so as the years go by, there are fewer and fewer that exist. if you look on amazon you can see the retail price for these books - nearly the price we are paying for both, just for one - and they are only a few years old. Smile

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