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Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
« Reply #180 on: September 12, 2016, 09:58:11 PM »
Wow- that can't be right. I bought that book when it released and I'm pretty sure it didn't cost quite that much. I hope that's a typo and not the current price for Hardy Boys books.

It was selling brand new on Amazon for 5.99 (via amazon, not there marketplace), but the back of the book says 9.99.   And the book is taller than the rest of the books.  That doesn't make much sense either.  And the paper is different than the rest too. 

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« Reply #181 on: September 13, 2016, 07:07:11 AM »
Hmm- you might have a rare printing oddity. 8)
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Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
« Reply #182 on: September 14, 2016, 06:44:50 PM »
I'd love to get Hardy Boys Adventures Showdown at Widow Creek in paperback or hardcover, I've read it and it's excellent. 8) ;D Definitely a read again type book. Good writing of adventure and intensity. 8)
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« Reply #183 on: September 15, 2016, 07:00:52 AM »
Good to hear a good review for the Adventures books. Eventually I'll delve into that series..... ;D 8)
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Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
« Reply #184 on: September 16, 2016, 05:08:00 PM »
I got a good deal today I got 34  casefiles  books.

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« Reply #185 on: September 19, 2016, 07:17:43 AM »
Cool! :) 8)
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Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
« Reply #186 on: September 19, 2016, 02:39:42 PM »
I was surprised to see so many in thrift type  store.

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« Reply #187 on: September 20, 2016, 06:41:21 AM »
Oh yeah- sometimes you can find a lot of great books at thrift stores. I've run across a couple of Hardy Boys Casefiles and other series here and there (I don't know that I've seen 34 or so at once though... that's a really good find!)
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Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
« Reply #188 on: September 20, 2016, 09:07:06 PM »
#160 A Game Called Chaos

The price on the back of the book says $9.95 ($11.99 CA).   That sounds awfully expensive for a paperback. 

A few years ago (about 2010), for some reason it was reprinted and available on S&S's website for that price.  No one could find it in stores, but I remember someone ordered it and said it felt like it had been printed on heavier paper stock than normal, hence the more expensive price.
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Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
« Reply #189 on: November 03, 2016, 06:41:04 PM »
A few years ago (about 2010), for some reason it was reprinted and available on S&S's website for that price.  No one could find it in stores, but I remember someone ordered it and said it felt like it had been printed on heavier paper stock than normal, hence the more expensive price.

I just got two more books with this same increased price, taller shape, and heavier paper.  The price I actually paid for it was not the 8.95 and 9.95 that the back covers show. 

This time the books are
#162) The End of the Trail
#168) The Castle Conundrum

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« Reply #190 on: November 04, 2016, 09:05:01 AM »
Nice! I feel like I may have one of the Digest reprints like that that you're talking about here...but I'd have to check. Or wait- maybe I'm thinking of the Casefiles? It seems they did something similar with those books too- mainly for #95 Illegal Procedure?
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Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
« Reply #191 on: November 05, 2016, 07:46:13 AM »
Back in 2002 both "Dead On Target" and "Illegal Procedure" we're accidentally reprinted with each reprint having only about 3,000 copies made.  Both books were taller than the normal Casefile, while DOT was reprinted under the Simon Pulse brand.  .
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Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
« Reply #192 on: November 07, 2016, 03:27:41 PM »
I found Casefile #72 Screamers at a library used book sale last week.

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« Reply #193 on: November 07, 2016, 03:31:52 PM »
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Back in 2002 both "Dead On Target" and "Illegal Procedure" we're accidentally reprinted with each reprint having only about 3,000 copies made.  Both books were taller than the normal Casefile, while DOT was reprinted under the Simon Pulse brand.
Yep- that's what I was thinking about.
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Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
« Reply #194 on: November 19, 2016, 12:44:02 PM »
I got Casefiles #9 and 105, and Digest 97 plus the Copper Canyon Conspiracy at a used book store. Casefile #12 was there too, but for some reason I thought I had it, and didn't realize that I didn't until I got back home. I'm in no rush to get it though, I've read it before. So, I'll pick it up if its there when I go back in a week or two
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