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The Veteran
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"Kampfgruppe Muhlenkamp"

Post by The Veteran » 02 Oct 2020 15:56

Great news today for modeller's and military book buyers, the long OOP and holy grail book "Kampfgruppe Muhlenkamp" reprint will be available November!.
All those greedy s/h sellers out there must be having a very bad day today, with their prices usually from £500 up, or really any price that comes into their heads, it's now nearer 1000 ( dollars, pounds, euros, take your pick!!).
I can imagine the scramble to offload these now on Ebay, Amazon, etc. when the word gets about.
I believe it will be around 130 Canadian Dollars, Brilliant......

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Re: "Kampfgruppe Muhlenkamp"

Post by Ken S. » 09 Oct 2020 09:15

It really has nothing to do with "greed". If there are a limited number of copies printed and there is a demand for the book, any seller lucky enough to actually get their hands on a copy is obviously going to try and make some money off of it. Why should they under-price the book to appease low-income modellers when there's the chance that a wealthy collector who can easily afford to pay £500+ may be out there? Moreover, when you see prices over $1000 for a relatively recently published book usually these are "placeholders" (https://sellercentral.amazon.com/forums ... ces/274968). I doubt any "greedy" bookseller is going to lose any sleep over the book being reprinted.

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Re: "Kampfgruppe Muhlenkamp"

Post by The Veteran » 18 Oct 2020 14:22

I beg to differ. it is nothing more than greed, the true value has to be the original cost of the book. Of course books of a specialist nature will increase in value, but plucking figures out of the sky I find unacceptable. I have paid hundreds of dollars at times for a book no problem. But a thousand bucks is crazy. I don't see the point of mentioning "low income modellers" against wealthy people. I think value for money is the issue.

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Re: "Kampfgruppe Muhlenkamp"

Post by Ken S. » 20 Oct 2020 01:13

No, it's amount that the bookseller thinks they can sell it for.
The Veteran wrote:
18 Oct 2020 14:22
the true value has to be the original cost of the book.
So you didn't bother to click the link to find out what a "placeholder" is? But if the bookseller does actually have a copy and decides to list it at such a high price, that's their choice.
But a thousand bucks is crazy.

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