This may be of interest, from Clarks bamboo forum, regarding current fly fishing book prices..
The Classic Fly Rod Forum ? Book Values Have Tanked
From what I have seen of Amazon book prices, including many that I have purchased, the same publication price may differ very wildly, to hundreds of $$ difference. They may be 'asking' that price but it may not be the 'selling ' price, I would not consider it a reliable way to value a book. Even at auction, the first copy of a book may acheive a premium price, another may be put up for sale in the hope of also cashing in, however now there are two of them and possibly more, so usually the price then falls as the perception of rarity and value can disuade buyers.
I should add, I have no knowledge of the book here in question.
No doubt. Doesn't matter what other people think, just how much is it worth to you at that time.The right moment in time with the right buyer and WHAMMO! I know I have overpaid knowingly on more than one occasion to acquire something special I had been searching for long and hard.
I guess I should have been more specific - it is the situation that I think is madness (and maybe the buyers) not the sellers. If someone is willing to buy it for $10k the more power to you.Words on the internet lol
No matter others opinions I am asking less than the established value and if all you can do is post here with no interest in buying well I’m not sure what to make of that
Botsari might I suggest that you put your copy up for sale for half of what you paid for it as it’s used and not worthy of the established value
I had built up a long list of books I have been searching for for decades about the time I became aware of abebooks.com in late 90’s. This was way before used books on amazon. I can tell you I spent WAY too much when I finally found them there. It overnight transformed my used bookstore addiction into something far deadlier. :Eyecrazy:There is definitely algorithms at play. The inventory on the sites overlap as they are marketplaces where sellers can post the same book to multiple sites (Abe,Amazon,ect). The prices are often the same or very similar on the book marketplaces online.
The prices dynamic.
I don't pay attention to these prices and prefer to find prices of actual "sold" books to get a true value of an item. That being said in the fly fishing world of collecting the saying "something is worth what someone else is willing to pay" rings true again and again.
The right moment in time with the right buyer and WHAMMO! I know I have overpaid knowingly on more than one occasion to acquire something special I had been searching for long and hard.