View Full Version : Best Bargain Buy
August 29th, 2001, 09:55 AM
In the course of work I found myself a couple of weekends ago at a lame car boot sale type market and whilst I was aimlessly browsing around and not finding what I was supposed to be looking for in the first place I came across the complete set of the 1st Necroscope comics for £3. :D Needless to say I snapped them up quicktime tongue.gif
So I was wondering, what's everyone elses best bargain buy?
August 29th, 2001, 11:46 AM
best buy was necroscopes in paperback unread perfect condition for a total of £5.
also ganley handback editions of the tarra khash primal lands vol2/3 for £8 each.
necro comics 1-3 20p each.
Jason of Khem
August 29th, 2001, 11:48 AM
My best bargain was buying a pristine copy of Beneath the Moors from a London bookshop last year for £17.
Fair enough, that's the cost today of a brand new HB, however Moors was published by Arkham House in 1974 in a print run of 4000 copies.
This book is listed on rare book sites at £25 for a tatty copy, (stained, damaged spine, general wear and tear etc) up to about £50 for a "Fine condition" copy, so I'd say I got mine at a bargain.
Also, it was signed by Brian last April, so to collectors, it's an even more valuable edition of the 4000 copies.
With Arkham House only ever publishing a small print run of their books, the price will rise to silly levels in time, to make it even more of a bargain.
August 29th, 2001, 01:09 PM
OK, here's my best bargain buy....
Beneath the Moors in mint unread condition for $11, can't remember what the price was in pounds sterling. I was on the lookout for another one at that price... but I thin kit was a mistake.
My other great buy was House of Cthulhu (weirdbook press) for $7.50.
Not bad there lads... some of my other stuff was way too pricey!
August 29th, 2001, 09:21 PM
Hard Cover of Avengers for £7.50...
The first 5 Necroscopes for £3.50...
And Psychomech Trilogy for free. hehehe :D :D tongue.gif tongue.gif
September 7th, 2001, 10:51 AM
i found out today the value of a book i picked up for 50p, in a library sale. I think even though its not a lumley book, im still a bit shocked on how much a bargain it is. So i apologise for going off topic, but i had to tell someone.
1979 1st edition Hardback "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy", by douglas adams, apparently going for £140 on alibris currently.
egads monsieur!!!!!!!!!!!! such a bargain...
September 7th, 2001, 11:03 AM
Sounds like you did well there Eric :D
Well done m8 ;)
EDIT - Darn spelling, grrrrr!
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