Signed JK Rowling Book do i cash in now

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Re: Signed JK Rowling Book do i cash in now

Postby pip » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:34 am

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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.

Very true . I have a receipt for the book and from the shop in question its pretty good proof of authenticity based on their reputation.
I've never sold on ebay but might look into it or ABE
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Re: Signed JK Rowling Book do i cash in now

Postby pip » Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:56 pm

Ebay won't let me sell for over 700 euro in the first 90 days which sucks so what are my other options. ABE needs me to sign up for a few months with fees etc.
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Re: Signed JK Rowling Book do i cash in now

Postby The Mad Collector » Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:38 pm

Definitely sell and get it while you can. As for limits on Ebay just find a friend who will list the book for you who has been on Ebay for a while. I have sold various things for other people who hadn't been on long enough, there must be somebody you work with who buys or sells on Ebay.
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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Re: Signed JK Rowling Book do i cash in now

Postby raisindot » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:41 pm

pip wrote:Ebay won't let me sell for over 700 euro in the first 90 days which sucks so what are my other options. ABE needs me to sign up for a few months with fees etc.


I'm a longtime Ebay member, so I'll sell it for you--for a commission, of course. :D

It'll have to be on Ebay USA, though. On the other hand, you'll have an audience of 300 million potential bidders with far too much disposable income on their hands, vs. however many there are in your Ebay market....
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Re: Signed JK Rowling Book do i cash in now

Postby pip » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:18 am

Think the other halfs Uncle is going to put it up for me in the coming days
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Re: Signed JK Rowling Book do i cash in now

Postby Penfold » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:55 am

Good luck with the sale, I think you might have made the right decision. :D
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Re: Signed JK Rowling Book do i cash in now

Postby pip » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:49 am

One went on EBAY yesterday for £2,500 and another is on ABE for £3950.
I have contacted a couple of sellers to see if I can do a quick sell that way for around £1000 to £1,500.
If not I'll EBAY it next week and see how it goes.
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Re: Signed JK Rowling Book do i cash in now

Postby chris.ph » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:10 am

new watch pip :dance:
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Re: Signed JK Rowling Book do i cash in now

Postby pip » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:04 am

Got offered £750 by one seller but they are selling a copy on ABE for £4,000 so theres a slight gulf there
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Re: Signed JK Rowling Book do i cash in now

Postby chris.ph » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:43 am

yes bloody mexico, ebay it yourself or even amazon it
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Re: Signed JK Rowling Book do i cash in now

Postby pip » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:04 am

Haven't looked at amazon yet
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Re: Signed JK Rowling Book do i cash in now

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:07 pm

Waterstones sells used books on their forum.
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Re: Signed JK Rowling Book do i cash in now

Postby Catch-up » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:13 am

Best of luck Pip! Hope you find an easy way to sell it and get a good amount for it.
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Re: Signed JK Rowling Book do i cash in now

Postby pip » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:52 am

Well he £750 offer was upped to £1250 but still think I might look at a bit more if I can get it. unsigned versions are trading at around the £500 -£ 800 mark . There was only 1500 in the run of which only 200 were signed so theres definitely scarcity and a huge demand.
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Re: Signed JK Rowling Book do i cash in now

Postby Tiffany » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:46 pm

Good luck with that Pip.
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