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RE: PC: RE: Penn Central Power Book Price

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From: Patrick <seaboardempire -AT- earthlink.net>
To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
Sent: January 22, 2001 12:41:04 PM GMT
Subject: RE: PC: RE: Penn Central Power Book Price

>I am certain that if I bide my time I will be able to pick up a >used copy
in the 40-60 range, so it is a matter of being >patient.

I found my copy at a show about 2 years ago. $35, if I recall correctly.

>One reasonable source for books I have found is Ron's Books
>(not pimping for him, just offering this info), who typically >sells the
Morning Sun books for %20 off the MSRP.

That's how I found the PC Power book, indirectly. I was talking to Ron at a
show, and casually mentioned that I would like a copy. He said, "I think I
saw one over there.", then walked me over to another dealer's table. He
COULD have put me on his want list, and gotten the sale himself later, but
his idea was to make me happy as quickly as possible. That's one of the
reasons I recommend him.

>I have really built up my Color Guide books at $40 each, and am >grateful
for the info they have provided me. We should have >perspective and keep in
mind why they charge the $50 they do-->these are ALL COLOR books, which is
terribly expensive itself, >hardbound not perfect bound, and each is on a
very narrow, >specific subject---

If you look at the price of non-railroad color books, I'm constantly amazed
that Morning Sun is able to produce these books so reasonably.

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>I think encouraging MS to do a Penn Central Power in Color text >would be a
fine thing, and those who already have the original
>(which, if I recall correctly, is mostly black and white) would >still have
a distinct, collectible and valuable item. What do >you guys think?

If the old book were reprinted, I would likely not buy it. If it were
revised (especially in color), I most likely would. Although some care about
'collectible' and 'valuable' (and that's fine), I don't. I'd buy it as a
reference, and for my own enjoyment.

Peter King in NY


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