Signed JK Rowling Book do i cash in now

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Signed JK Rowling Book do i cash in now

Postby pip » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:00 pm

I find myself in possession of a signed first edition of the Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling) book The Cuckoo's Calling.
I never buy books to sell them and this was a bargain at £16.99 and I love having a copy of a book signed by JK rowling that I didn't give blood to get. On the other hand they are now trading at close to the £1000 mark on various dealer sites with a copy even being offered at £1650 on ABE. Am I mad not to cash in now or should I hold on to it. I'm kicking myself I didn't get another copy or two while I had the chance.
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Re: Signed JK Rowling Book do i cash in now

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:29 pm

Nah, wait it out. People are still discovering the truth. :lol:
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Re: Signed JK Rowling Book do i cash in now

Postby pip » Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:05 pm

Maybe stick it in a safe and give it to Harry for his 21st. Might have gone up a bit by then.
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Re: Signed JK Rowling Book do i cash in now

Postby Tiffany » Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:42 pm

If you need the money, sell it? If you don't hang on to it & treasure it?
Is it a good book?
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Re: Signed JK Rowling Book do i cash in now

Postby pip » Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:56 pm

Read the first couple of chapters and its ok . Its not bad but its a bit slow for my liking.
Judge for yourself
Heres a link to the pre-release Early chapters
http://www.thecrimevault.com/exclusives/the-cuckoos-calling-opening-extract/
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Postby michelanCello » Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:48 pm

I vote for the Harry b-day present version ;)
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Re: Signed JK Rowling Book do i cash in now

Postby Tiffany » Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:06 pm

Having read the opening chapters, think I would cash it in now. I don't do crime & murder mysteries at all.
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:41 pm

It would buy a lot of nappies pip. :lol:
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Re: Signed JK Rowling Book do i cash in now

Postby chris.ph » Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:53 pm

sell it and buy an omega watch :whistle: :whistle:
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Re: Signed JK Rowling Book do i cash in now

Postby pip » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:05 pm

Might be a down payment for the watch
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Re: Signed JK Rowling Book do i cash in now

Postby Penfold » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:08 pm

I would sell if the money could be better spent elsewhere (or set up a trust fund for Harry with the proceeds). I'm not up on selling books as collectables but I would imagine that the prices may well go down in the future. I have no real reasoning or evidence to back up my feeling other than I don't think the public will show much future interest in her work beyond the Harry Potter books (her current stuff is following immediately on the heels of these, so people are still naturally buying out of curiosity, if you see what I mean). :)
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Re: Signed JK Rowling Book do i cash in now

Postby pip » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:38 pm

Prices on her last book dropped a lot after the first month or so .
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:50 pm

Would it be cynical of me to even consider that the story "leaked" out after disappointing sales?
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Re: Signed JK Rowling Book do i cash in now

Postby pip » Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:31 pm

I assume the plan was always to leak at some points . Maybe the level of good reviews was enough. She wanted some positive feedback so it was time for the publisher to get paid
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Re: Signed JK Rowling Book do i cash in now

Postby raisindot » Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:58 pm

pip wrote:I find myself in possession of a signed first edition of the Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling) book The Cuckoo's Calling.
I never buy books to sell them and this was a bargain at £16.99 and I love having a copy of a book signed by JK rowling that I didn't give blood to get. On the other hand they are now trading at close to the £1000 mark on various dealer sites with a copy even being offered at £1650 on ABE. Am I mad not to cash in now or should I hold on to it. I'm kicking myself I didn't get another copy or two while I had the chance.


Sell it now. The market is artificially high. Once everyone who has one of these discovers how much others are selling for they'll all try selling them, plus tons of counterfeit signed version will flood the market, lowering the overall resale value.
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