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a classy gift or electronics?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by casekonly, Nov 26, 2003.

  1. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

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    i'm trying to decide what to get my friend for x-mas, a first edition book or an mp3 player...she's a female...she has been talking about the mp3 player, but i think she'd dig the book which has a hefty price tag on it....what do you guys think?
     
  2. amorphic

    amorphic Guest

    mp3 player is pretty fuckin generic. I'd go for the book.
     
  3. DETO

    DETO 12oz Loyalist

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  4. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

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    The book. technology comes and goes but a book never has to worry about being upgraded to access it smoothly. Open the pages and you're ready to go.
     
  5. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

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    the problem is that she's been talking about the mp3 player alot, she says, "it'd be the most expensive gift she's getting this x-mas because her folks can't afford to spend much"

    i was thinking that she really likes this book, and she's read it hundreds of times, but a first edition would be really cool to put on her bookself...an mp3 player would eventually break, but the book, well, you know?

    i'm torn up about it...i dno't know which one...
     
  6. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

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    here's the link to the book...

    BOOK
     
  7. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

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    get the mp3 player... she'll destroy the book, and it only has the price tag that it has because it's been preserved so far, so, let somebody that will truly preserve the book handle that end, get her the player and she'll be stoked, if you guys end up together forever you can get her the book for an anniversary or birthday in the future... respect liturature...
     
  8. old*824

    old*824 Senior Member

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    i thought electronics was a classy gift...but uh.....i guess it is compared to a dildo. however if she has been talking about an mp3 player...she prolly wants an mp3 player so she can listen to music wherever she goes...so whichever shes talked more about id say get. but its not like an mp3 player is a bad gift, its a compact music device. i still rock a discman.
     
  9. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

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    you may be correct, but we're both in our mid-twenties, i think she'd take care of a nice book like that. maybe the book can wait until her birthday....it's only a few months after x-mas..

    anyway, thanks for all of the advice...
     
  10. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

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    Ah, and looking at the auction... no way... first off, he doesn't use any 'book terms'... books are rated ... 'mint, near mint...fine...etc...' and he offers none of that, he also doesn't mention the condition of the spine, which is important to collectors...

    Probably not an out and out fraud but, it's not the original 'first edition'... I wouldn't even suggest picking that up, and I think you'll be suprised at what it actually sells for, most don't know, now you do... act accordingly.

    *that is to say, it's a nice edition, but I still think it's the first edition of a reprint, the engravings are nice but... see how the bottom flick is the book splayed out like that, nobody that truly sold nice books would ever do that, that is the way you 'break the spine'
     
  11. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

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    thanks, Smart. any advice on finding a nice edition of "alice in wonderland"? apparently, uou know what you're talking about.
     
  12. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

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    hahaha, record your voice on the mp3 thing, then give it to her
     
  13. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

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    well, just off hand I can tell you that you're talking about the price of a small car... go for the electronics, I can probably look around here in the next week or so and dig up some real info... well, couple of weeks but, yeah... expect large numbers...
     
  14. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

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    but, hey, on the flip, you could probably find that edition for something like $75 - $150 in your local area (those are seriously just guess though, still... probably)... the engravings look good so, maybe you should think about that edition for a little lower price tag...
     
  15. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

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    ok, Smart i've got a price range for you, the price of a nice mp3 player (that takes cd's so she can change them on-the-fly instead of having to upload) would be between 65 and 100 u.s. dollars, what could you find in regards to "alice in wonderland"?

    your help is very much appreciated. thanks, man.
     
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