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WitchDocChris
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Possibly the first price was a mistake.
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I don't think VI would stoop so crappily low as to do something like that, I'm sure it was an error.
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"There is no reason for books like this to be selling for hundreds or thousands of dollars."
I disagree.
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There is no reason for books to be sold for such high prices.

Generally speaking, classic books are very cheap compared to what lies inside. For me, no book worth more than 200 hundred.
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On Feb 1, 2021, Rachmaninov wrote:
There is no reason for books to be sold for such high prices.

Generally speaking, classic books are very cheap compared to what lies inside. For me, no book worth more than 200 hundred.

I disagree.
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That first price must have been a mistake because $35 dollars is bargain basement for a decent hardcover like this. Even $50, after longingly looking at the aftermarket for so long, feels like a steal.
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"Generally speaking, classic books are very cheap compared to what lies inside"

- Could you please explain this?
I don't understand.
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"For me, no book worth more than 200 hundred."

- So an original copy of Reginald Scot's The Discoverie of Witchcraft should be $200 or less?
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A new edition of the book, depending on the quality of course, should be cheap. Rarity makes a market value, nothing more.
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I have this book but I’ve never read it. Shame on me ? From what other say, it’s very difficult material, often not deserving the hard work needed to master it. I read just a few pages years ago and I had this same feeling.
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A new edition of the book, depending on the quality of course, should be cheap. Rarity makes a market value, nothing more.

Incorrect, but not surprising coming from someone who thinks the contents of a book are all that matters.
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I have this book but I’ve never read it. Shame on me ? From what other say, it’s very difficult material, often not deserving the hard work needed to master it. I read just a few pages years ago and I had this same feeling.

No. You don't have this book.
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I was speaking of Forces unseen…

I could be the owner of the original Scott book. How do you know with such certainty what I have in my library ?!
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Magic fish, an opinion can not be incorrect.

As for the market value, it’s a fact.
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"Rarity makes a market value, nothing more."

- This is factually incorrect. Nothing to do with opinions.
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"Rarity makes a market value, nothing more."

- This is factually incorrect. Nothing to do with opinions.


So if there were a million copies of the 1st edition of Discoverie of Witchcraft, you think they'd still be selling for 80K? Because the mass produced volume of the same information is about $16. https://www.amazon.com/Discoverie-Witchc......f=sr_1_2
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Thanks witchdocchris, I will not discuss with someone who is arguing the obvious.
Thing is I was criticizing magicfish idol (Lorayne) in another post and he just can’t stand it.
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On Feb 3, 2021, magicfish wrote:
"Rarity makes a market value, nothing more."

- This is factually incorrect. Nothing to do with opinions.


So if there were a million copies of the 1st edition of Discoverie of Witchcraft, you think they'd still be selling for 80K? Because the mass produced volume of the same information is about $16. https://www.amazon.com/Discoverie-Witchc......f=sr_1_2

I don't understand.
1st, the statement was that the ONLY thing that gives a book market value is its rarity. Are you saying you agree with this?
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"So if there were a million copies of the 1st edition of Discoverie of Witchcraft, you think they'd still be selling for 80K? "
- if a million copies survived over 400 years, I guarantee each one would be worth a lot more than 16 dollars. Why? Because, contrary to the previous opinion, there are more factors than just rarity that add value to a book. This is indisputable.
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He also wrote that no book should be more than $200 dollars.
Do you agree with this?
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