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EvilClown
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In addition to the selling forum on here (which I will qualify for one day), the magic book sales and swap group on Facebook and eBay, what are the best sources you check for fairly priced magic books?
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I find the forum here (when you get there) is the best. Amazon is ridiculous and ebay is all over the place price wise. I do not frequent facebook so I cannot speak for any of those groups.
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Unfortunately I don’t have access to that area of the forum yet.
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Keep participating and you will.
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It's always worth checking Amazon. Usually the prices can be crazy but I've gotten some great deals there. For the used items, people set their own prices and it's a place where often sellers are trying to take advantage of an unknowledgeable buyer. But there are good sellers too that post at reasonable prices. However, those items don't tend to last long. So, it's worth checking.

As far as eBay, it's a good place to get a rough idea of the current market price. When you search for an item, you can change the search criteria to only see "SOLD" items. You want "SOLD" and not "COMPLETED" to only see the auctions where someone actually paid a price. There are a lot of things outrageously priced, like Amazon, but they don't sell either. But if you limit the search to only sold items and if there are several that were sold it will give you an idea of the current fair market price.

One other place that has been around for a long time (and their website design shows it) is http://magicauction.com/. It's worth a look there too.
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Magic auction is way over priced.

Check H&R magic books. Great deals and a huge amount of books there.
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I find the inventory on used stuff at H&R...especially higher demand items like Essential Dai Vernon (which is something of my white whale to find at an affordable price)..is limited. I understand Andy Greget is a good source, but I wish he had a website to refer to.
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The good items are not shown on the website. If you want something particular, just ask directly to Richard.
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Some of the various magic groups on Facebook have decent deals....
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I have had some luck on Facebook but the selection is very limited and unpredictable--I only see a couple of people adding new books to the sales offers on a given day and much of what is offered is commonly available beyond the group.
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On Oct 19, 2018, Poof-Daddy wrote:
I find the forum here (when you get there) is the best. Amazon is ridiculous and ebay is all over the place price wise. I do not frequent facebook so I cannot speak for any of those groups.


I agree with Poof-Daddy. I certainly do my best to sell used magic books there at very fair prices...it's just my way of feeling like I'm giving back to the community that's gave to me. Amazon seems atrociously high quite a bit and eBay is everywhere. So I 2nd Poof-Daddy.

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Byron Walker--the best bar none.

https://www.byronwalkermagicbooks.com/
DiegoNovati
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Thank you Leo,

I didn’t know that shop.

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Nice list at decent prices. Thanks Leo.

Don’t forget the Genii collector’s marketplace too.
Alan M
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Byron also has lots of books not on his site. Always worth giving him a call to check.
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Same for other used books sellers. If you want something, contact them directly.
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I have had some luck on occasion finding used magic books locally at Half Price Books. I am not sure if these are all over the US.
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If you're in the UK, great group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/372879069452071/
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Dan Bradbury is another person who sells used books.
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Martin Joyal has a large collection of used books for sale. I’ve bought from him in the past, and I can vouch for him:
www.joyalstack.com
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