Biggles Flies Again

Biggles Flies Again

Postby OzBiggles1963 » 06 Mar 2014, 08:56

I've never been able to afford a Hamilton Biggles on eBay & at 1st glance this one appears to have been sold at a "cheap" price, however the condition of the book was quite poor & only 2 'plates' were present. Is this still too much to pay do you think? Or cheap? [given what a Hamilton in any condition or reprint was selling for a few yrs ago]:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BIGGLES-FLIES-A ... true&rt=nc
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Re: Biggles Flies Again

Postby SaintedAunt » 06 Mar 2014, 09:35

It was sold by Stella & Rose who are a very reputable bookseller and have a lot of Biggles books. What I would say is, generally, they ask above the average ebay price on ebay (if that makes sense) and a lot of their 'Buy It Now's are not bought. Looking at it, somebody must have been desperate for a Hamilton edition! I wouldn't have bought it. There have been better ones on ebay over the past year than that, at comparable prices.

If you go to their website (http://www.stellabooks.com) the books offered on ebay are usually for sale at a slightly lower price (presumably taking into account the ebay fee).
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Re: Biggles Flies Again

Postby Fairblue » 06 Mar 2014, 19:53

I poked my nose in some year ago. Fascinating shop, but the prices of the books are still paramount for me. I would have to be desperate to own the book to buy one that didn't have ALL it's pages e.g one that I've never read as long as all the reading pages were there. And even then, the price would have to be very low. Somehow, charging the earth for a book in not very good condition seems to be not uncommon these says. Bur as we've said in another thread the internet has opened up the market!

To answer your question OzB, I wouldn't pay that much for that particular book, Hamilton's or not.
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Re: Biggles Flies Again

Postby Sizzling Sausages » 06 Mar 2014, 22:33

Yes, that's certainly not worth the effort. My one and only Biggles Hamilton is Flies Again - it too isn't in great condition but it's certainly better than that and I think only cost me about $AU50.
S&R do list their books at over the top prices - I've picked up a few from them at a decent price over the years but of late they seem to be determined to price themselves out of the market. Perhaps they haven't realised that prices are starting to come down from the silly heights of a couple of years back.
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