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edwincjones
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Re: S&T collection $10,000 new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5682981 - 02/16/13 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

$1000

edj


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rmollise
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Re: S&T collection $10,000 new [Re: edwincjones]
      #5683025 - 02/16/13 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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helpwanted
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Re: S&T collection $10,000 new [Re: rmollise]
      #5683145 - 02/16/13 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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Re: S&T collection $10,000 new [Re: beatlejuice]
      #5683353 - 02/16/13 11:59 AM

Quote:

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: 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.

Bill in Flag


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Sarkikos
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Re: S&T collection $10,000 new [Re: BillFerris]
      #5683404 - 02/16/13 12:26 PM



Do you write for Pawn Stars?


Mike


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k9yr
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Re: S&T collection $10,000 new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5684152 - 02/16/13 07:56 PM

Thats awesome, and I'm watching Pawn Stars now

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George N
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Re: S&T collection $10,000 new [Re: k9yr]
      #5684217 - 02/16/13 08:50 PM

Believe it or notů. I found several guys at a local nursing home who were quite happy to have my old copies of S&T and Astronomy.

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The Ardent
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Re: S&T collection $10,000 new [Re: George N]
      #5684236 - 02/16/13 09:03 PM

Dont you mean astronomy club? Difficult to tell sometimes.

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Believe it or notů. I found several guys at a local nursing home who were quite happy to have my old copies of S&T and Astronomy.




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Re: S&T collection $10,000 new [Re: The Ardent]
      #5684308 - 02/16/13 09:43 PM

Heh heh! For old star-geezers (such as myself) this is uncomfortably true!

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Re: S&T collection $10,000 [Re: Paul Hyndman]
      #5687183 - 02/18/13 03:45 PM

Bill that was awesome. My colleagues were all wondering what I was laughing about.

LOL


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