jimimck wrote:So Tomas, by that do you take it to mean that the asking price of $5k is a bargain? What would you place the value at?
David at Betts posted elsewhere he would undervalue the set compared to a numbered set purely because the chance of ever completing a PC set was so low (he believes there are five accounted for PC complete sets, leaving only 7 PC gunslingers out there in the world to potentially find/buy to complete this partial set).
He said around $4500 tops for this set.
No, sorry for the confusion. I was trying to say that this is around an average price for your typical set of #2-WTTKH, and if you looked at the market before the "great recession" that ended in 2009 (as I hear the economist call it) a PC set would have had a similar price, occasionally even greater price than it's numbered counterpart.
These days though, PC sets are selling at substantial discounts to their numbered counterparts, meaning that the difference between someone marking #823 vs PC in the numberline of an otherwise identical book can be hundreds of dollars in difference.
Should more collectors hop into collecting King, I think at least some of the new guys will take the opportunity to buy the PC copies at their discounted prices, which could make them show up less often in the market, making the prices on them go back up to the plus or minus 10% of numbered editions they used to be before 2009, instead of the minus 20-30% they are now.
Does that make sense? Oh in terms of what a good deal on it is...well I think we can all agree that barring the occasional great ebay deal, Betts pretty sets the floor on King pricing Here's there last sale of non-maching DT books
Dark Tower II: Drawing of the Three S/L #144 Fine/Fine $1050 SOLD
Dark Tower III: Waste Lands S/L # Publisher's Copy Fine-/Fine - tiny bump to one board corner $400 SOLD
Dark Tower IV: Wizard & Glass S/L #720 Fine/Fine $650 SOLD
Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla S/L # 1202 Fine/Fine $350 SOLD
Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah S/L #1332 Fine/Fine $350 sold
Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower S/L #140 Fine/Fine $350 sold
Dark Tower: Little Sisters of Eluria S/L #276 Fine/Fine $350 sold
Dark Tower: Wind Through the Keyhole S/L #276 Fine/Fine $1100 sold
TOTAL FOR 2-WTTKH = $4,600
Now, we all know that a non-matching set is going to sell for less than a matching set but most of these prices are as low as I've ever seen copies go for.. but again these days Betts sets the pricing floor (and sells them quick, often multiple offers to buy are emailed within hours). I think other bookstores would have this non-matching set at $5,000 - $6,000 easy. Take 20-30% off the "retail" and you've got $4,000 - $4,500ish on the value of this PC set.