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PostPost by: pereirac » Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:22 pm

Brian B's (excellent) Elan rebuild book and a G Arnold Lotus buyers guide just sold on ebay for ?97 plus postage!! As far as I know Brian's book is still available from Club Lots for ?50 + postage. What is it with Ebay? LOL

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PostPost by: Europatc » Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:18 pm

Carl they appear to get a Red Mist and go into buy, buy, buy mode You are right it is still available at ?50
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:14 pm

Can you tell me where I can get his book (I'm in the U.S.).
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PostPost by: Europatc » Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:18 pm

Club Lotus had it in stock and I think Susan Miller
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:01 am

Thanks.
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PostPost by: elancoupe » Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:03 am

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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:33 am

Thanks Mike. Just dropped Foster a note.
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PostPost by: vernon.taylor » Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:53 pm

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PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:34 pm

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PostPost by: elan66 » Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:06 am

:lol: and a bargain too :shock:
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PostPost by: pereirac » Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:48 am

Abes books have two copies for equally silly money...

http://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/Searc ... land&sts=t

There must be money to be made buying from dealers and reselling on Ebay! LOL
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PostPost by: Rozzer » Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:46 am

Or you can of course deal directly with Brian who is an absolute delight to chat too as well as being a font of knowledge - elanman26ATgmailDOTcom
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PostPost by: pereirac » Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:10 am

Flattery will get you everywhere, or are you saying it easier to deal with Brian directly than buy his book,,, LOL
I know he is a member of this forum.... :D :D :D
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PostPost by: casalunge » Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:24 pm

Vernon

Apologies for the delay in responding to your concern about "ripping each other off" I have just got back from Abu Dhabi when at the time you were still scouring the internet (ebay/amazon) having already secured a copy of Mr Bucklands book. I was enjoying a cold beer at the hotel after the race. I have no doubt I paid a very high price for my beer but having made the decision I did not feel the need to go online and see if it costs more or less elsewhere, I enjoyed it instead. I think we're all old and ugly enough to take responsibility for the purchasing decisions we make...

At least one member of the forum saw the lighter side of my spoof Ebay listing and enquired whether I had a "Buy It Now Price" Ciao Gino :wink:

On a less lighter note all is not as it appears on this thread

Vernon you omitted to mention that you offered to purchase the book outside of eBay, the offer was declined, you then paid a higher price than you offered me for your copy and then saw the final sale price mine achieved - a touch of sour grapes perhaps.

The 2nd highest bidder was an individual who has contributed to this very thread .Had that individual not pushed the bidding up it would have realised only 25 Quid.His choice and decision.......

Foster Cooperstein has been suggested as a source for Stateside purchase of this book, no price's on his website.No surprises there, when I looked at his stand at Laguna Seca his books were priced at top Ebay (Buy It Now) money. I don't know what he charges but by the time he buy's a copy, has it posted to the US (a heavy book), factors in his profit and then posts it - I suspect it ain't cheap.

Now you have the book enjoy reading it, don't concern yourself about whether you could of got it for a tenner less or you saved a tenner, you'll enjoy it far more........ENDS

PS. I bought mine direct from Mr B, 50quid incl postage, as it happens I got 2 for the price of one but thats another story :-)
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