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Monday, November 16, 2009

Under The Dome Special Edition

The moment the $75 special editin of Under The Dome was available from Scribner, I ordered it. Mark this under: Lessons learned. I then purchased UTD Signed Limited edtion -- $200.
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On November 10, I stopped at a chain bookstore and discovered a pile of the "limited" editions. But they weren't $75. Try more like 25% off, using store discounts. And there were other bargains. Buying from the publisher did not save any money.
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The signed edition arrived at the house on November 10. No extra fee was paid to rush shipping. The "special" edition arrived today, November 16.
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The difference in the books? NOTHING except the signature. It's the same book. Exactly. Only, one is marked $75 and is unsigned, the other has printed on the inside sleeve $200.
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What's the lesson? Buy the signed item and forget the "limited" editions. At least when they come out from the publisher. And extra $125 for King's signature is well worth it.
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Of course, Betts already noted that Scribner refused to offer the signed and special editions at a special rate for bookstores. This gave the publisher all of profit and left the small bookstore out in the rain. Nice of them, huh!
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Bottom line is this: Immediately when the sales closed on the signed editions, their value DOUBLED. While the unsigned special editions were selling BELOW their marked price. Just do the math.
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There, I will say no more about it.

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