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Waldo.Pepper
01-03-2006, 07:43 AM
How much money have you ever paid for a single book?

I am considering paying over $200 for a single book, and I need help talking me in to it.

So I hope some of you have paid big bucks for a single book. Help me take the plunge.

Waldo.Pepper
01-03-2006, 07:43 AM
How much money have you ever paid for a single book?

I am considering paying over $200 for a single book, and I need help talking me in to it.

So I hope some of you have paid big bucks for a single book. Help me take the plunge.

MEGILE
01-03-2006, 07:51 AM
35p for the daily mirror.

SeaFireLIV
01-03-2006, 07:58 AM
Well, of course it depends on the book, doesn`t it? Persoanlly, the most i`ve spent on a book was `Aircraft of WWII` going for 20.

Friendly_flyer
01-03-2006, 08:16 AM
I once paid around 170$ (1200 Norwegian Crowns) for book on historical costumes. It was a must have, and i don't regret it. What's the book about? Is it old? New?

Saunders1953
01-03-2006, 08:50 AM
About 10 years ago, $275 for an out of print, 1890 edition of an obscure French and Indian War book. I've been tempted by others over the years for much higher amounts, but eventually learned a)interlibrary loan + copy machine = savings, and b) lately, many out of print war-related books are being reprinted--Stackpole Books, Navy & Military Press, Wennawoods Publishing all are reprinting books in my areas of interest like crazy.

But go for it if it is worth it to you.

BGs_Ricky
01-03-2006, 09:14 AM
I've just spent about 80" for the first volume of the history of JG 300, but it's really worth the price. It took the author 25 years of research to finish it, and the result is 100% pure quality !!

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/2848901004.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Kuna15
01-03-2006, 09:28 AM
Most I have spended so far on ww2 aviation book is $50.
AFAIK the bulk is in region up to 30-40$ max. And regardless of book price there is some good cheap ones.

Recently I am planning to purchase one for 80$ http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.

Anyhow lemme guess which one you are going to purchase @WP; Black Cross / Red Star perhaps ?
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

It all downs to, as @ BGs_Ricky said, on how much value you get for your money. I don't mind to pay good money for good quality book but on a few instances I have overpaid some books.

SkyChimp
01-03-2006, 09:32 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Waldo.Pepper:
How much money have you ever paid for a single book?

I am considering paying over $200 for a single book, and I need help talking me in to it.

So I hope some of you have paid big bucks for a single book. Help me take the plunge. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I've paid well over $100 USD. I actually considered a 1920's book on the German WWI aircraft that went for over $500, but my interest in the subject (or lack thereof) caused me not to do it.

But if there was a book that warranted the cost, I'd buy it.

Tooz_69GIAP
01-03-2006, 09:36 AM
Most I've spent is 50 pounds on a book on Russian and Soviet awards and orders. Was an import which is why it was so pricy.

I miht consider paying more for a book, but I'd need a pretty darned good reason!

LStarosta
01-03-2006, 09:41 AM
My girlie magazine collection is worth quite a lot.

JG52Uther
01-03-2006, 09:59 AM
Bodenplatte 35 / $54.95
Graf and Grislawski 45 (i think)
Both worth every penny / cent

p1ngu666
01-03-2006, 10:10 AM
dunno guess 20-40quid. ive got plenty of expensive books, but i didnt pay full price for them http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

i did just order every version of the little earth book amazon have tho, which is abit odd but its a really good book http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

neural_dream
01-03-2006, 10:30 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by p1ngu666:
dunno guess 20-40quid. ive got plenty of expensive books, but i didnt pay full price for them http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
same here

MLudner
01-03-2006, 11:10 AM
All that matters in the end is whether or not the book is worth it in your estimation and whether or not you can afford it.

I paid $60.00 for a copy of "Australian Armor".

Dash_C.
01-03-2006, 11:30 AM
I just got the Complete Calvin and Hobbes collection for $160. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

p1ngu666
01-03-2006, 12:53 PM
oh cool sig!
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

ImpStarDuece
01-03-2006, 01:45 PM
I'm considering paying $A 200 dollars for 'Spitfire - The History', and I've spent over 300 dollars for J. Foremans's 5 volume 'Fighter Command War Diaries'

chris455
01-03-2006, 01:55 PM
You've all just convinced me to purchase "Allied Aircraft Piston Engines of World War II" for $60.00
Thanks alot.

LEBillfish
01-03-2006, 02:13 PM
Though I'm not even sure I've seen it as I believe it's in the documentation safe I have "heard" don't know for a fact my husband paid a high 5 figures for one....Some I have seen are complete first edition sets many signed of Edgar Rice Burroughs, H.G.Wells and so on. Though the more pricey ones are usually in text I could never understand some habd written.

However in the real world for the rest of us....I paid roughly $1,500 or so for an Encyclopedia Britanica set, and individual book wise $400 for some antique engineering manual on steam power and $90 best for more current WWII offerings just barely out of print yet still listed.

My advice though would be to do some research first.....Often, some books do nothing more then "quote" others (many of the JAFC themed ones do).....Yet if it's something you really want......Who cares?

Would it be worth $200 or more to you?

ytareh
01-03-2006, 04:20 PM
Im surprised no ones mentioned" Black Cross Red Star Vol1" yet !Thats the IL2/FB fans literary nirvana.....serious 3 figure money!!!I was amused to see an ex library one up on Ebay about 2 months ago.The seller -a used book seller listed it at no reserve and it was hotly bidded up to about 50 with 2 days to go.He obviously got wind of his gem as he relisted it after cancelling the first auction this time with an approx 50 reserve.Secondtime round hardly anybody bid and it ended up going for around 60 I think!!!
Vol2 is well worth 30/50 euro/$60 but I cant see Vol1 being worth even double (or try up to 8 times that on Amazon)

Feathered_IV
01-04-2006, 06:03 AM
I think mine was Au$275 for a hand illustrated first edition of Pre-Raphaelite poetry by Dante Gabriel Rosetti.

Sheesh!

neural_dream
01-04-2006, 06:41 AM
I suppose Waldo.Pepper didn't mean a work of art and first editions, just a book http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.

ouston
01-04-2006, 02:55 PM
I'm considering paying $A 200 dollars for 'Spitfire - The History', and I've spent over 300 dollars for J. Foremans's 5 volume 'Fighter Command War Diaries'

ImpStarDuece,

Don't do it! Shacklady and Morgan's "Spitfire - the history" is both an excellent book and available for a lot less than $A200. Look on http://www.bookfinder.com/ and you will find copies for about 20-30. Even with the postage to Oz (I assume that is where you are from) that is a big saving. I got a copy (no dustjacket) on a market stall in the north of England for 8 but that does not happen every day sadly.

Manrho and Putz's "Bodenplatte" is about the best 35 the wife has ever spent on my Christmas present and I would recommend it to anybody.

Black Cross Red Star vol. 1 does appear although it took me two years and several false starts to track down a copy at a reasonable price - $900 is not a reasonable price in my opinion.

Cheers
Ouston

Targ
01-04-2006, 07:00 PM
The most I have spent on one book was $385.00 for this book http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Oxford Press (http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/HistoryWorld/European/Germany/?view=usa&ci=0198228864)

chchfool
01-05-2006, 12:13 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Targ:
The most I have spent on one book was $385.00 for this book http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Oxford Press (http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/HistoryWorld/European/Germany/?view=usa&ci=0198228864) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That makes me feel a lot better. I spent 195 US$ on Germany and the Second World War : Volume II: Germany's Initial Conquests in Europe by Klaus A. Maier

Also, you know amazon have volume four for 225 US$ right?

My set of the NZ official history cost me 2500 US$ but that is for 30+ books.

flakwagen
01-05-2006, 03:36 AM
I didn't pay for it, but I was given a hardback copy of <span class="ev_code_BLUE">Cloth Insignia of the SS by J. Angolia</span> for my 14th birthday. A copy is listed on Amazon.com for $249.95 USD. Unfortunately my copy was destroyed by hurricane-related flooding in 1998. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Flak

Targ
01-05-2006, 09:15 PM
Thanks a bunch!
You just saved me a $160.00 as I bought it a week ago http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

The most I have ever spent on a book was 225.00 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Waldo.Pepper
01-06-2006, 01:37 AM
Well it worked! You all convinced me it was OK to buy the book for $200ish. But then the deal fell through!

And then just when all hope was lost... I found if for around $60ish including shipping so it all worked out in the end.

I get my book.... and my cheap genes won't have to be destroyed.

flakwagen
01-14-2006, 12:44 PM
Least money for an expensive book? That is an easy one for me. I paid $11.00 for a 1980s Esprit graphics book that sells for $100 to $225 depending on condition. I think mine would sell for $150 to $200 if I put it up for auction.

And yes, it is full of many, many designs that incorporate day-glow colors. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Flak