After quite a while resting on my more or less laurels (past listings) it's time to get a move on and put up some more listings. My goal is five books every day from now on. This should be achievable, but not according to my past performance.

These books get listed in three places: on Amazon, Biblio, and Half. Books without ISBNs (older books) generally will not be listed on half. My prices might vary between these three places. Amazon and Half tell me competing prices, so I peg mine on them. Thus, if the lowest price for Deadly Percheron is $98 on Amazon, I might peg mine at $95. If it weren't my only copy maybe I'd be more reasonable. In fact, I think my Biblio listing is more reasonable.

Going forward (and possibly backward), links to titles of books will send you to the main Amazon listing. My listing will be somewhere amidst the other maybe 237 listings. This is where my photo of the book can be seen, which will probably be a better one than the one Amazon features. Half doesn't let me attach my own photo—at least I don't think it does. Photos are also at biblio. Lots of older listings still don't have photos. Nor updated prices.

I've been lousy at selling direct via email. Sorry about that, if you've tried me. Listing through the major portals keeps me honest—also prompt and reliable.

Friday, October 12, 2007


I don't go out of my way to buy from remainder houses, but they do have some tremendous deals. Buying some UK Properbox music CDs for myself lately at Daedalus Books I noticed they had a wholesale site. Since I had bought books from them at wholesale one time way back when, I figured to maybe give that a try. Now I have an order out with them. Here is what for:
  1. The No. 1 Ibiza Chillout Album Fatboy Slim, Angel City, Lumination, Leftfield, Airbiscuit, Max Sedgley, Chicane & many others. 76817 $23.00 $6.98
  2. 0753818353 Bad Boy Brawly Brown Walter Mosley. 70232 N/A $3.98
  3. Properbox 68 Benny Carter Benny Carter, trumpet & saxophone. Horace Henderson & Teddy Wilson, pianos. Coleman Hawkins, tenor saxophone. Max Roach, drums, & many others. 49174 N/A $24.98
  4. Properbox 78 Bessie Smith Bessie Smith, vocals. 49259 N/A $24.98
  5. Properbox 89 Big Joe Turner Big Joe Turner, vocals. Pete Johnson, piano. Art Farmer, trumpet. Freddie Green, guitar. Don Byas, tenor saxophone, & many others. 59340 N/A $24.98
  6. Properbox 118 Bill Haley Bill Haley with the Saddlemen, the Four Aces of Western Swing, the Comets & others. 79042 N/A $24.98
  7. Properbox 98 Charlie Christian Charlie Christian, guitar. Benny Goodman, clarinet. Count Basie, piano. Don Byas, tenor saxophone. Gene Krupa, drums, & many others. 79028 N/A $24.98
  8. Properbox 77 Charlie Mingus Charlie Mingus, bass. Dinah Washington, vocals. Earl Hines, piano. Lionel Hampton, vibes. Red Norvo Trio. Stan Getz, tenor saxophone, & many others. 49258 N/A $24.98
  9. Properbox 41 Charlie Ventura Charlie Ventura, tenor & baritone saxophones. Barney Bigard, clarinet. Barney Kessel, guitar. Buck Clayton, trumpet. Shelly Manne, drums, & others. 69003 N/A $24.98
  10. Properbox 86 Clifford Brown Clifford Brown, trumpet. Quincy Jones, piano. Max Roach, drums. Lou Donaldson, alto saxophone. Jimmy Heath, tenor saxophone, & others. 79347 N/A $14.98
  11. Properbox 129 The Cosimo Matassa Story Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew, Smiley Lewis, Little Richard, Bobby Mitchell, the Barons & many others. 79320 N/A $24.98
  12. 1933299177 Different Kinds of Dead and Other Tales/General Murders Ed Gorman/Loren D. Estelman. 71668 $24.95 $7.98
  13. 1933299150 Foggy Mountain Breakdown & Other Stories/Tales From Nightscape Sharyn McCrumb/David Morrell. 71671 $24.95 $4.98
  14. 1583940944 Imaginings, Vol. 1 Stefan Rudnicki, ed. Harlan Ellison, intro. 53164 $14.95 $3.98
  15. 0965903753 The Motion of Light in Water Samuel R. Delany. 62552 N/A $3.98
  16. 1574231626 No Respect Gerard Malanga. 62287 $18.95 $3.98
  17. 1933299169 Missing Persons: Three Tales of Extreme Suspense/Not Safe After Dark and Other Stories Lewis Shiner/Peter Robinson. 71670 $24.95 $7.98
  18. 0312877978 A Paradigm of Earth Candas Jane Dorsey. 41648 $15.95 $1.00
  19. 0575073764 Peace Gene Wolfe. 62710 N/A $3.98
  20. Properbox 45 The Peggy Lee Story Peggy Lee, vocals. Benny Goodman, clarinet. Mel Powell, piano. Laurindo Almeida, guitar. Red Norvo, vibes, & many others. 69004 N/A $24.98
  21. 0738525527 Rhythm Love and Soul Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Al Green, the Supremes, the Spinners, Smokey Robinson, Barry White, Percy Sledge & many others. 76337 $50.00 $24.98
  22. 0765301164 A Scattering of Jades Alexander C. Irvine. 50835 $25.95 $2.00
  23. 0575601973 A Sudden Wild Magic Diana Wynne Jones. 60923 N/A $2.98
  24. 0575072679 The Well of the Unicorn Fletcher Pratt. 62711 N/A $3.98
  25. Properbox 20 Wynonie Harris Wynonie Harris, vocals. Ellis Larkins, piano, & others. 69001 N/A $9.98
---Anyone wanting any of these from me the second price is the Daedalus price. Mine would be a 25% discount from that (maybe 30% depending on what shipping costs). The first price is the original retail (N/A implies import). Before that is the Daedalus stock number if you want to go to their site for more info. Their prices at their retail site may vary from the above, but I think with the discount I give I would still have the lower price. Anything else at their site you might see that you might want, let me know, because I'm sure I wouldn't have any trouble coming up with another order to send them. I only stopped with the above because I had reached a decent total, if decent is the word.

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