Login

Or
Register Now


Already have an account?
Username:

Password:

Remember me

Lost Your Password?
Main Menu
Collector's Guide Table of Contents
Recent Visitors

Stu
46 minutes ago

wellinghall
51 minutes ago

laurel
1 hour 48 minutes ago

Willy
3 hours 4 minutes ago

Trotter
4 hours 50 minutes ago

SeanG
4 hours 52 minutes ago

Deagol
5 hours 15 minutes ago

Karl
7 hours 21 minutes ago
Report message: *
 
* = Required

Re: A Spring Harvest

Subject: Re: A Spring Harvest
by Khamûl on 2012/4/22 10:36:55

I don't think I've ever bought a second hand book from ABE without using the "ask question" function first (--this would be how anyone would get into contact with a seller privately.) I assume(d) this is the norm for most buyers who want to double check, or clarify, details. This being the case, it's not hard to see how this book may have been bought (or "reserved") privately in this manner.

I understand, Carl, why you'd wonder about reserving a £35 book --why not just buy it? Who knows. But there is a pretty obvious reason why a buyer would initially contact a seller through ABE, but continue communication privately. For a start you can ask the seller to discount 13.5% (or whatever ABE's commission now is) from their ABE price...

BH