[meteorite-list] Find a Falling Star for $35

From: Mr EMan <mstreman53_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2009 21:20:12 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <109739.71260.qm_at_web55202.mail.re4.yahoo.com>

Hello Michael(s),

"Find a Falling Star" may be in less demand now days but within the past 10 years it was listed on eBay and sold for as little as $50 and upwards of $225 in the "for what it is worth flashback trivia moment" $35 is consistent with the going low end AEAIK. Amazon is a broker and so you may find the the very same specific copy by a specific seller listed for different prices on different broker sites.

If one can find it cheaper, then go for it-- IF content alone is what one is interested in. FAFS is not just a book but remains an obligatory piece of meteorite history and condition does affect value. For ole cantankerous me, I'd be hesitant to quibble the semantics of $5 in the whole scheme of things, especially when arriving to stake out my "spot" on the list under the premise of Snipe not lest ye be sniped.

Heck! lets do quibble semantics... te he he. We all know that when we hit "rock bottom" it means all the easy excavating has taken place and there is yet more under the bedrock top and soil bottom( hence the cliche` Rock Bottom) Whilst more may be found under rock bottom, the easy to locate has pretty much been exhausted. This is to illustrate that a rock bottom price is the lowest practical price and not necessarily the absolute low price.

Welcome to the List!


--- On Thu, 3/5/09, Michael Bross <element33 at peconic.net> wrote:

> From: Michael Bross <element33 at peconic.net>
> Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Find a Falling Star for $35
> To: michael_w_gilmer at yahoo.com, meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com
> Date: Thursday, March 5, 2009, 12:59 PM
> hello Mike and list members
> I am new to this list and will present myself soon (waiting
> for the West craze to cool down :))
> Being a new meteorite passionate, I am interested in this
> book. Doing a quick search, Amazon seems to offer that same book
> (_at_ $33.98) with same description: lots of marks and wear, published in 1976.
> http://www.amazon.com/Find-Falling-Star-H-Nininger/dp/083972229X
> Not being an original edition (1972), why do you say the
> price is rock bottom ?
> On Amazon they have about 10 books starting at $ 28 and
> collectibles for $200-300
> Please, don't take this email as aggressive, I am just
> trying to get more information.
> Thanks !
> Great day to everyone
> Michael Bross

> Hi List!
> I was browsing the used book titles at Barnes and Noble
> online,and I noticed they have a copy of Nininger's Find a
> Falling Star for only $33 plus ship. It's an ex-library book, and
> the condition might not be great, but the price is rock bottom.
> I'm not currently in the market (wife would kill me),
> but I thought someone else here might want in on this bargain.
> Clear skies!
> MikeG
Received on Sat 07 Mar 2009 12:20:12 AM PST

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