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Author Topic: Good Ideas on reading rare Predator Book?  (Read 810 times)

Tichinde
Aug 27, 2020, 05:37:31 PM
Topic on: Aug 27, 2020, 05:37:31 PM
I keep hearing so many good things about South China sea but it was written with Gold ink. I've said before, I'm not in the business of buying things for like 100 dollars especially a book, unless it was the original copy of the bible  ;D.

So, is there an online service I could just read it from? my kindle doesn't seem to have access to it, so is there a subscription site people recommend or better yet... free?

not trying to go illegal here btw, just asking for a way I can read this, I need something to occupy my time right now  :)


SM
Aug 27, 2020, 09:59:48 PM
Reply #1 on: Aug 27, 2020, 09:59:48 PM
Wait for an electronic release or re-print.

Or a local library.


Xiggz456
Aug 28, 2020, 11:44:58 AM
Reply #2 on: Aug 28, 2020, 11:44:58 AM
I tried the library route to no avail. Check out the second hand bookstores around you and thrift stores like Goodwill (again I tried this to no avail but my copy of South China Sea did come from a Goodwill). After years of searching I finally bit the bullet and bought them at ridiculously inflated prices but I totally used my stimulus check money lol so it didn’t hurt the wallet quite as much. Shit if we get another round of checks I’ll most likely end up buying the rare Predator 2 novelisation.



JackThursby
Aug 28, 2020, 12:39:40 PM
Reply #4 on: Aug 28, 2020, 12:39:40 PM
I recently got a copy of Turnabout and South China Sea very very cheaply. I used a search engine called bookfinder.com. It searches eBay (buy it now only), Amazon, Alibris, AbeBooks and more.

Might have been luck but I got Turnabout for £4.50 and South China Sea for £8. The 2nd hand book market is built on algorithms and prices fluctuate day to day. If one person sells a copy for a low price then most other sellers have a system that will automatically bring their prices down too.

Not saying you'll get lucky too. It required a fair bit of patience - checking bookfinder every other day. But it's worth doing.


426Buddy
Aug 28, 2020, 03:20:53 PM
Reply #5 on: Aug 28, 2020, 03:20:53 PM
I think I'm going to look into that myself.


Darwinsgirl
Aug 28, 2020, 05:41:44 PM
Reply #6 on: Aug 28, 2020, 05:41:44 PM
I recently got a copy of Turnabout and South China Sea very very cheaply. I used a search engine called bookfinder.com. It searches eBay (buy it now only), Amazon, Alibris, AbeBooks and more.

Might have been luck but I got Turnabout for £4.50 and South China Sea for £8. The 2nd hand book market is built on algorithms and prices fluctuate day to day. If one person sells a copy for a low price then most other sellers have a system that will automatically bring their prices down too.

Not saying you'll get lucky too. It required a fair bit of patience - checking bookfinder every other day. But it's worth doing.

You are so right Jack about the "price reduction option" to vendors on Amazon. ABEbooks,bookfinder& Book Depository are owned by Amazon. Another independent book site to check is Biblio.com

I personally prefer AddAll.com over bookfinder as an out of print search/comparison site. It's my go to search for books.

P.S.

Welcome to the site

« Last Edit: Aug 28, 2020, 05:50:00 PM by Darwinsgirl »

JackThursby
Aug 28, 2020, 05:46:01 PM
Reply #7 on: Aug 28, 2020, 05:46:01 PM
Thanks for the tip. I collect a lot of rare movie and TV spin off books and bookfinder has really helped complete some collections without paying insane prices.

The only Predator novel I need to find now is Simon Hawke's Predator 2 novelisation.

P.S. Thanks for the welcome. Have been a long time lurker on the forum! Love both franchises alot and in the last few years have really been drawn to the spin off novels. Slowly working my way through them all.

« Last Edit: Aug 28, 2020, 08:11:34 PM by JackThursby »

Wysps
Aug 28, 2020, 08:24:53 PM
Reply #8 on: Aug 28, 2020, 08:24:53 PM
I recently got a copy of Turnabout and South China Sea very very cheaply. I used a search engine called bookfinder.com. It searches eBay (buy it now only), Amazon, Alibris, AbeBooks and more.

Might have been luck but I got Turnabout for £4.50 and South China Sea for £8. The 2nd hand book market is built on algorithms and prices fluctuate day to day. If one person sells a copy for a low price then most other sellers have a system that will automatically bring their prices down too.

Not saying you'll get lucky too. It required a fair bit of patience - checking bookfinder every other day. But it's worth doing.

You are so right Jack about the "price reduction option" to vendors on Amazon. ABEbooks,bookfinder& Book Depository are owned by Amazon. Another independent book site to check is Biblio.com

I personally prefer AddAll.com over bookfinder as an out of print search/comparison site. It's my go to search for books.

P.S.

Welcome to the site


This is good information, thank you!  I've been looking for a few of the rare books myself too, near impossible to find them for non-exploitative prices  :o


SpaceKase
Aug 29, 2020, 06:44:03 AM
Reply #9 on: Aug 29, 2020, 06:44:03 AM
Thanks for the tip. I collect a lot of rare movie and TV spin off books and bookfinder has really helped complete some collections without paying insane prices.

The only Predator novel I need to find now is Simon Hawke's Predator 2 novelisation.

P.S. Thanks for the welcome. Have been a long time lurker on the forum! Love both franchises alot and in the last few years have really been drawn to the spin off novels. Slowly working my way through them all.

I'm laughingly appreciating this while a copy of "My So Called Life... Goes On" sits upon my shelf.
Spoiler Alert:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

What a bizarre and wonderful place this media tie-in world be.


JackThursby
Aug 29, 2020, 07:40:32 AM
Reply #10 on: Aug 29, 2020, 07:40:32 AM
Yeah I enjoy the fact the tie-in writers are sort of left to their own devices and come up with some of the most bizarre plot lines.

I am shocked Brian would do that! What a development.


SpaceKase
Aug 29, 2020, 08:18:24 AM
Reply #11 on: Aug 29, 2020, 08:18:24 AM
Yeah I enjoy the fact the tie-in writers are sort of left to their own devices and come up with some of the most bizarre plot lines.

I am shocked Brian would do that! What a development.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)


 

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