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Post Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:18 pm 

bclarkie wrote:The fact is that people pony up a lot extra when the condition of a particular item is premium, regardless of the rarity or "desirablity"

For common items I'm content to buy cheap but worn items.  I figure I can always buy a second copy later if I decide I want one that's perfect and still shrinkwrapped.  Having a "reading" copy makes the duplication well worth the extra cost.

For rare items condition becomes a lot more important.  I would much rather  spend $4000+ for a perfect copy that I know I'll be happy with than $1000- for a ratty copy that I'll be looking to replace right from the start.

Unlike a certain feline fanatic who's gone missing again, I will probably only ever buy one woodgrain box set.  I want to make sure its one I'll be happy with.

"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats."
--H.L. Mencken

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