Last week we put up a very nice American hunting book, Malcolm Mackay's 1925 "Cow Range and Hunting Trail". There are only a few copies listed on the databases and those are priced between $350 (an ex-library copy) and $1000 (an inscribed copy, a lot like our copy, actually).
And the bidding has been non-existent. The auction has just a few days to go (it ends Saturday) and the bid is (as I write this) $10. Ouch ouch ouch. People have told me I'm being foolish not to "pull the auction", but that's a violation of Ebay's rules, and it's just not right, you know? We make a big deal of putting our books up with no reserves, and low starting bids (the point is to get folks bidding early) and the books bring what they bring. It's worked out well, until this one.
So this book could well be a huge bargain for somebody -bad for us, but good for them! Hey- some days you're the windshield, some days you're the bug.
So how will it all turn out? Stay tuned. Even Fay Wray is apprehensive...