Need help pricing and selling First Edition of The Stand

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TinaR
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Need help pricing and selling First Edition of The Stand

Post by TinaR » Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:10 pm

I have a First Edition of The Stand, that I want to sell. I am a beginner and have no idea how to price it, as the range of pricing I see on the Internet is very broad. Without knowing the fine distinctions on how to grade the condition, I would say it is in excellent condition. The dust jacket looks good and has a mylar cover. The $12.95 price is on the inner flap. The T39 mark is on page 823. It doesn't have any markings inside, and the binding is in good consition (a little worn on the upper back of the spine.) It is not inscribed.

Can anyone give me some guidance on how to price it, and where to sell it? I am an individual seller, and would be willing to take less than full market price, if a professional wanted to buy it.



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Re: Need help pricing and selling First Edition of The Stand

Post by Mr. Rabbit Trick » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:03 am

It is very difficult to price the early Doubleday books without lots of pictures. To be in the top grade, the dustjacket has to be bright white, and not a creamy colour.

The selling price range is totally dependant on the DJ condition. $150 to $450.

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Re: Need help pricing and selling First Edition of The Stand

Post by TinaR » Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:03 pm

Thanks for the advice, I appreciate it. The DJ is in good condition, but is more of a creamy color, it is not white. Any suggestions on where I can sell it? It seems most buyers want to see it in person before committing, so I'm not sure how that works. I can certainly provide many photos to a potential buyer if that would hlep.

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Re: Need help pricing and selling First Edition of The Stand

Post by Mr. Rabbit Trick » Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:22 am

Probably eBay. Although prices are not so great at the moment.

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Re: Need help pricing and selling First Edition of The Stand

Post by TinaR » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:38 am

Thanks, I'll give that a try.

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