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 Post subject: Re: The Dark Tower Series I - 7 First/First
PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:44 pm 
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Betts have sold several Stand "coffins" for $1700 recently:

#545 - $1665
#533 - $1400
#727 - $1600
#446 - $1775
#729 - $1750
#41 - $1700


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 Post subject: Re: The Dark Tower Series I - 7 First/First
PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:13 am 
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A few years ago $2000-$2500 was the going price....correct? This morning I see one on Ebay for $3500.

Is it me or are Bett's prices low? I was going to ask $2250 for mine, but maybe after this thread I should open with $2000. One of the few joys of a 90 cent Canadian dollar is selling....not buying.


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 Post subject: Re: The Dark Tower Series I - 7 First/First
PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:16 am 
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There's a huge difference on "asking" prices and what is actually attained. Ebay has several books that are for sale at prices that will never sell in a million years. This goes for Abe Books as well.

To get the correct value, check out the "completed auctions", to see if they sell.

The prices at Betts are what the market decides. Some of the books at Betts have been on sale for over 10 years.


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 Post subject: Re: The Dark Tower Series I - 7 First/First
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:46 am 
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allasorte wrote:
I've been collecting and selling SK for several years now and I am into not reading, so getting the best as new copy is key to me. I have sold these books and watched them sell and own all, except the "Gunslinger" 1st/1st. What I just saw "Gunslinger" sell for with a nicer dust jacket was for 660.00. Being polite and saying this one is 650.00 could be very realistic. As for the others it goes as followed, for as new copies. Book 2-70.00, Book 3-80.00, Book 4-100.00 plus, Books 5, 6, 7- 15.00 each. That is what they go for.


I was watching a First Gunsligner on Ebay, it sold yesterday for $650. I would rate my book in the same condition...so there I have it. I see my $1750 is too high and my $2250 was just out to lunch.

But $1000 really, that's market value? Wow....and ouch.


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 Post subject: Re: The Dark Tower Series I - 7 First/First
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:38 am 
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Mr. Rabbit Trick wrote:
Betts have sold several Stand "coffins" for $1700 recently:

#545 - $1665
#533 - $1400
#727 - $1600
#446 - $1775
#729 - $1750
#41 - $1700



Do you keep a list of completed pricing from Betts? I haven't seen a copy there for a couple months at least, there's nothing there now except for a lettered Stand that's sold.

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 Post subject: Re: The Dark Tower Series I - 7 First/First
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:06 am 
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Mr RT is the man when it comes to tracking Betts Sales.


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 Post subject: Re: The Dark Tower Series I - 7 First/First
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:07 am 
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TheCollector wrote:
Do you keep a list of completed pricing from Betts? I haven't seen a copy there for a couple months at least, there's nothing there now except for a lettered Stand that's sold.


Yes, since David took over 5 years ago.


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 Post subject: Re: The Dark Tower Series I - 7 First/First
PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:35 pm 
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allasorte wrote:
Being polite and saying this one is 650.00 could be very realistic. As for the others it goes as followed, for as new copies. Book 2-70.00, Book 3-80.00, Book 4-100.00 plus, Books 5, 6, 7- 15.00 each. That is what they go for.


I agree with the above pricing...although I would have gone lower on DT3 by about $20.

Foster...you are better off parting this out, as you will be hard pressed to find a King collector who is going to just buy a whole set (unless you are selling the set very cheap).

More likely, is that someone will buy one or two books.

My advice is to chop up the set (you could sell DT5-7 together since they aren't really worth much), and hope for the best.


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