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Offline dlow

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Hardback Codex...
« on: November 25, 2007, 07:20:44 pm »

   I've seen the hardback Codex listed at "crazy" prices online.  Although noting that no one's buying at those levels, I wanted to ask if they were sensible figures :-)  If they are, it's probably time to find someone who wants mine!

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          David (long-time lurker, first-time poster, who couldn't justify keeping a multi-$100 book on the shelf).

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Re: Hardback Codex...
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2007, 07:17:01 pm »
Amazon.com has 3 hardback copies by various sellers for around $1000.  They are selling the paperback version for $10.  Unreal.
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Re: Hardback Codex...
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2007, 06:30:19 pm »
While back there was a copy on sale on ebay and unfortuanately (or maybe fortunately) there were a couple of bidders who really wanted the book and obviously had the resources to buy it so the price got guite high $2K range as I recall.  Another copy went for a similar price and the high price stuck. But it is because of such demand that KK was able to convince a publisher to bring it out as a trade paperback.

is the original worth $2,000 only you can answer that for yourself.
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Re: Hardback Codex...
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2008, 12:19:52 pm »
(Reposting this from alt.books.deryni which sadly and unfortunately seems to have been taken over by spammers.)

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Hello all,

I haven't poked my head in here since 2000 or so, when I first learned of (and purchased) my copy of the original Codex.  I imagine that most everyone on this list already has one of his/her own, but if you don't possess a copy, I thought to let folks here know that we are selling mine.

I am selling the book through my wife's eBay account. The box has some wear and tear but the book itself is in excellent condition. I've listed it at a price that is below the 2 or 3 other copies available on Amazon Marketplace right now.  I've enjoyed the Deryni books since I first met Kelson in the mid-80s, and I somewhat regret giving the book up, but I'm not a collector and would be perfectly content with the softcover, mass-market version.

You can find the link here if interested:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Codex-Derynianus-Hardcover-Collectors-ed_W0QQitemZ170243855614QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item170243855614&_trksid=p3286.m14.l1318

If you have any questions, please email me at rich.wood@sbcglobal.net

Thanks and God bless.

A couple other notes-- if you search on alt.books.deryni, you can find my original posts inquiring about the Codex dated 1997-98 or so, so my ownership of the book since that time can be verified. I agree that $2-3k was a ridiculous price and I won't ask for nearly that much. We are trying to meet the going rate-- Amazon marketplace is asking between $800 and $1000 for the various copies there, I think-- but I also want to make sure this goes to a fan and not a speculator.

Translation: If you want a signed, numbered copy of the Codex, I'm open to negotiation. :)


 

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