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Old 03-30-2014, 08:55 AM   #1
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i am not complaining or knocking anyone but i am amazed at some prices for joe's great little book which i have read over and over. on ebay starting at over 700.00 and on amazon for 700+ up to 5k+???? i guess i should get my copy and put it in the safe?

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Old 03-30-2014, 09:40 AM   #2
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Wow!! Just put my first edition (small ) copy into a plastic bag.
Just might put it in a safe
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:41 AM   #3
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Holy %^&!! I have two copies, one signed by Joe! How can this be???
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:15 AM   #4
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Woo hoo! I have a copy. If someone feels they must have a copy, I would let mine go for $5,000 + shipping
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Crap, all I have is a signed copy of the second book!
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Old 03-30-2014, 01:47 PM   #6
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The one on Amazon is the red colored book. I have a signed copy of the white book which is an earlier version of this and it still has the insert piece that corrects the misprint on pages 40-41. It must be worth a couple of grand, maybe more as it has grease stained fingerprints from me in it.
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:08 PM   #7
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I don't get it. Why are they worth so much? I have the red one, second edition third printing. Any offers?
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just because they are asking does not mean they are selling.
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:07 PM   #9
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I think I screwed up 50 years ago by not writing a book.
What a joke.
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:27 AM   #10
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Pete: I think you still have time. I can't think of any thing more I'd like to read than your adventures and exploits over the years. If you write it, I'll be first in line to buy it. (But hurry up-we're both running short of time.)




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Old 03-31-2014, 09:29 AM   #11
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i am not complaining or knocking anyone but i am amazed at some prices for joe's great little book which i have read over and over. on ebay starting at over 700.00 and on amazon for 700+ up to 5k+???? i guess i should get my copy and put it in the safe?

just saying.

Wait, what? Really? What is a signed copy of an 1st edition of Old Ron's book worth then? I got one of those too!
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Old 03-31-2014, 03:30 PM   #12
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item #141235774588 on taht big auction site in the sky. also check out amazon.com for it (from 723 to 5,200) no kidding.
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Unbelievable! I found it on eBay, which lead me to this site:

http://product.half.ebay.com/Blown-F...m=343690077252

$5200 ??? What is going on?! Mine's for sale at half that!
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Unbelievable! I found it on eBay, which lead me to this site:

http://product.half.ebay.com/Blown-F...m=343690077252

$5200 ??? What is going on?! Mine's for sale at half that!
$5200.00 would just about buy you a blower kit from Joe.
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:59 PM   #15
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wow ive got one of those books, must be a miss print ???
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I've got one of Joe's books some place. I'm locking all the doors so no body can get out until I find it. Geeeeees Walt
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Old 04-01-2014, 04:40 PM   #17
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I have the second edition third printing, think I paid 12 bucks or something for it. Is Joe Abbin still around? total nonsense...
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I emailed Joe, no response yet. Maybe he's cashing out?!
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Old 04-01-2014, 04:58 PM   #19
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Total nonsense is right. I buy a lot of out of print hard cover books and I can tell you that many sellers have absolutely no knowledge of the content in the publications they market. There may be a computer program that searches for books and their sale price and other sellers might establish their price based on that, I don't know. But, I can tell you that if there is such a program it is only as good as the information entered in the data base. Old computer acronym from the early '60's says this- GIGO, Garbage In, Garbage Out.
Don't worry, your Abbin book will not boost your 401K.
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Old 04-01-2014, 07:12 PM   #20
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I have the second edition third printing, think I paid 12 bucks or something for it. Is Joe Abbin still around? total nonsense...
I got an email from Joe last week, so I think he's still around. He's been threatening to get out of the blower business for several years, so I don't know if he's still selling kits or not...
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