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#1 beatlejuice

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:59 PM

Is this guy for real? or maybe accidently punched in too many 0's S&T collection Or maybe my sense of value needs to be enlightened.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:13 AM

I don't think he knows you can buy all that stuff on DVD.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:14 AM

Holding history in your hands is far different than just staring at a digitize image of it on a computer screen. If this does not make sense to you then this collection is definitely NOT for you.

from the advert - maybe he does know?

Have to agree there about the printed page, though I sure can't pony up for it. Makes the DVD a great option from a cost standpoint.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:59 AM

best offer now

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:37 AM

Well its his collection....and he can set what ever price he wants, we dont necessarily need to agree with it.
So lets be nice folks, like thumpers mom said " if you you aint got nothing nice to say, dont say anything " :lol:

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:43 AM

Holding history in your hands is far different than just staring at a digitize image of it on a computer screen. If this does not make sense to you then this collection is definitely NOT for you.

from the advert - maybe he does know?

Have to agree there about the printed page, though I sure can't pony up for it. Makes the DVD a great option from a cost standpoint.


LOL! It does make sense to me; but the collection is still not for me! And for $10K - someone here (Rod?) just recently put their whole collection out at the curb for pickup.

Well, one man's trash, and all that...

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 06:22 AM

what if the $10,000 collection is the same one put on the curb

:question: :question:

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 06:24 AM

a question for the old timers

back in the old days when we did keep all the magazines,
what would a complete collection sell for?

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 06:44 AM

LOL! It does make sense to me; but the collection is still not for me! And for $10K - someone here (Rod?) just recently put their whole collection out at the curb for pickup.

Well, one man's trash, and all that...


No doubt!

Last year, I put my own collection of Astronomy and S&T (except for the last few years issues) up on Amart as a freebie for local pickup. I was glad to have them taken by someone who could use them.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:20 AM

what if the $10,000 collection is the same one put on the curb

:question: :question:

:funny: :lol:

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:49 AM

what if the $10,000 collection is the same one put on the curb

:question: :question:


That would be cool if it was, but it wasn't. :lol:

Anyway... I did that very reluctantly, and made every attempt to give all those issues away to somebody/anybody--which were not a complete collection, going back "only" to the 60s--but there were no takers...none. Approaching early retirement and relocation and the fact I was not using the issues due to fact that I have the DVDs, meant they just had to go--well, all the 70s and after, I held onto the 60s.

Is a complete collection worth 10K? I don't know. But I will say that I'd sooner spend the money on that than on a ATV, a Skidoo or two, or a fracking Kia automobile. :lol:

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:04 AM

bookstores usually sell issues for $1 each, but certainly not an entire collection. there is about 900-1000 issues in his collection.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:19 PM

If he can get $10,000 for his set, more power to him. Me, I'd rather spend $179.99 on the S&T DVD Seven Decade Collection and put the remaining $9820.01 toward a nice big Dob.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:12 PM

When there is an emotional attachment the price goes up. I see it on Pawn Stars all the time

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:19 PM

" I'd rather spend $179.99 on the S&T DVD Seven Decade Collection and put the remaining $9820.01 toward a nice big Dob. "

I'm with you Rob!

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 02:55 PM

Is a complete collection worth 10K? I don't know. But I will say that I'd sooner spend the money on that than on a ATV, a Skidoo or two, or a fracking Kia automobile. :lol:


I'd rather have the Kia. That's my ride to the dark site. Plenty of space inside, but not too frakin' big on the outside.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:00 PM

Nothing against Kias, really...just not my style. ;)

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:41 PM

Who said Kia's had style?

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:53 PM

I love my Kia Sorento :gotpopcorn:
I bought it specifically because of the cargo space in the back. It's perfect for my telescope and gear.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:54 PM

I love my Kia Rondo. Perfect size inside for my small family and plenty of astro gear. Tarps and chairs and such go up in the cargo box.

I could probably fit that entire $10k S&T collection in the Kia with enough room left for my 10" Dob!

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:56 AM

back on topic

let's say I do not like the DVD concept,
and would like a complete collection of S&T
in paper-something I can hold in the reading room

what would a reasonable price be

$500 :question:

$1000 :question:

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:22 AM

A complete collection of Sky and Telescope is like any other piece of used astronomy gear. It is worth EXACTLY what you can convince somebody to pay for it. ;)

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:19 AM

Rod's correct, it's worth what someone will pay, not what someone is asking. For example, there are about 8 copies of Planetary Nebulae by Hynes for sale on Amazon, for $250 to over $1000. They have all been there for sale for years. I would buy one in a heartbeat for $100, and I bet they all would sell very fast at that price, but yet they sit on the shelf with no buyer at $250 and up.

I would say his collections is worth $2000, especially since you would need to go there and pick it up. There would most likely be damage with shipping them.

Anyone else's estimate?

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:59 AM

Is this guy for real? or maybe accidently punched in too many 0's S&T collection Or maybe my sense of value needs to be enlightened.

Eric


I'd love to see this scene on Pawn Stars.

Rick: So, whaddya wanna do with this? Pawn it? Sell it?
S&T Owner: Sell it.
Rick: How much do you want?
S&T Owner: $10,000
Rick: :lol: Ah, that's not gonna happen. Look, I know this stuff means a lot to you and it's cool that you've got every issue going back to when Pop's hair was still black...
Pop: At least I have hair.
Rick: ...this magazine has no collectible value. I've never had a customer come in asking for a specific issue. And until somebody comes up with proof that one of these issues was published by Martians, it won't have collectible value.
Pop: Even if these were collectible, they're in pretty rough condition. Looks like this page with the blonde standing next to the telescope gets regular attention.
S&T Owner: So, how much are you willing to offer?
Rick: I'm not. Even if I paid you a hundred bucks for the whole collection, it would just take up space in my back room. My recommendation is that you take the collection home and continue to get enjoyment from reading the back issues. That, or donate it to a local school. You'll get more satisfaction doing that than I can offer.

Later...
S&T Owner: He doesn't know what he's just turned down. This set has value and one day he'll regret not paying me the $10,0000.
Rick: If I had a nickel for every time a customer walked in asking for an issue of Sky & Telescope, I'd have a nickel. :lol:

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 12:26 PM

:funny:

Do you write for Pawn Stars? :thinking:

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