Easton Press Collection for Sale
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To add to jroger's response, all of us here either already have established collections and would only have interest in cherry picking what you have, or are just starting a collection and would not likely be capable of pursuing such a large set all at once, especially not at auction prices.
>4 supercell: Don't you think there would be more interest in these books if they were posted on eBay instead of some random auction house website? This place is only 50 miles from me and I search the internet for Easton Press books daily and have never encountered this auction. Perhaps jroger1's advice could be very helpful to Mr. Bullock. Of course I don't know if it's possible to collect his 20% finders fee on eBay, so instead he'll spam online forums for advertisements.
>6 supercell: You are absolutely correct. The difference between eBay and Mr. Bullock though, is that eBay takes a fee from the selling price while Mr. Bullock tacks on a 20% fee to the selling price. Not to single out Mr. Bullock as I'm sure most auction houses perform similarly, but this is a shady tactic, in my opinion, and is in place to trick people into spending more money.
At any rate, their marketing only caught my attention by spamming this forum, which is scummy. I would feel differently if he made a single post/topic announcing the auction to the group and wanted to have a discussion, but once he started posting in numerous threads it became really off-putting. If you want to garner a friendly conversation with a collector's group, this is not the way to go about doing it.
I actually already found this auction listing due to their successful advertisement placement on Facebook.
Not gonna lie, I was hoping the auction info didn't find its way here so that I didn't have as much competition :P
Kind of morbid to see collections like these... completely unopened...
Anyways, plenty to bid on - I will watch a couple but I've never ended up with good deals on these types of auctions. Always felt they harbor shill bidding but we'll see what the final prices bring
I think they definitely have shills, I tried bidding on a book that was 17 dollars, then I was immediately outbid to 75 dollars. This happened with several items, and I know it wasn't automatic bidding because there were delays between some of the bids on all the items.
I would be interested in bidding on many of these, but tacking on an additional 20% will keep me away. No thanks!
>13 GOBOGIE: I prefer to buy from EP, eBay, Amazon, and ABE Books since I can trust them and they are reputable.
15-30% is the typical premium. Every auction house is this way. You just have to figure that price in when placing your bid. Also don't forget to add shipping. Good luck to anyone that participates.
I'm not touching them. I spent way to much on EP this last couple of weeks. I need a breather.
20% is a fairly standard buyer's premium on auction sales. Whenever I bid at auctions, I keep my final offer price at half of what I'm willing to pay in order to cover the buyer's premium + tax + shipping and handling. I've won about a quarter of the auctions I've entered and have paid what I feel are reasonable prices.
I’ve never bought from an auction before. Appreciate everybody’s feedback! Gives me something to think about.
I gave up after the first several auctions I was watching/participating in reached or exceeded typical eBay sale prices.
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