"Don't hate the player, hate the game.
I've had to deal with plenty of dumb behavior in signing lines before -- people who skip to the front by faking injuries, people who trash-talk celebrities and make it all but clear that they…"
"For items outside signed works, absolutely - I nabbed a deal in December to get a first-edition book (with the intent to get it signed in a couple months) after the price dropped to a very reasonable $100 (for a book that routinely sells for…"
"+1 - I've only bought one signed item from Etsy, and that was a low-tier book signed on a bookplate that couldn't be faked, given the scarcity. I treat most, if not all, signed items over there as anathema."
"Necro'ing a thread - finally found a Dubya today, to add to my signed Karl Rove/Powell/Frum books as part of the "Rogues Gallery" U.S. administration. All I need are Rumsfeld and Rice to complete the cabinet set, as it were."
"I have found sealed books at thrift before (vacuum-sealed), but AFAIK, they were unused bookstore inventory that was never properly unwrapped from a skid, let alone unpacked properly.
If you're going to hold such a book long-term, keep it in a…"
"Nice - I ended up going through a reseller on Abebooks, because Waterstones ran out damn near instantly. Indigo orders are backed up/delayed because of their site going down a couple weeks back via phishing attack; they only restored the site…"
"If Indigo was still operating normally, I would bet some money that there would be a limited signed release. Instead, I have to settle for days of non-communication from their tech support because their site's been down for two weeks and I…"