Wednesday, January 25, 2012

EBay Alert 1/25/12

Here are some Michael Crichton collectibles currently up for sale through eBay:

Signed Books

Travels (inscribed to "Peter")

Jurassic Park

Electronic Life (inscribed to "Peter")

Sphere (inscribed to "Peter")

The Lost World

A Case of Need

The Great Train Robbery (inscribed to "Peter")



Playboy Magazine January 1999 – Michael Crichton interview

TIME Cover story - Michael Crichton

Firsts: The Book Collector's Magazine; July/Aug 1997 – Michael Crichton interview

Saturday Review - January 1973
Michael Crichton reviews “The Odessa File” By Frederick Forsyth

Other Collectibles

Amazon by Michael Crichton for Commodore 64/128

(A must-have for the dedicated MC fan and collector)

Jasper Johns by Michael Crichton - 1977 Edition


Anonymous said...

As far as buying/saving in general $ and eBay goes:

If you send the seller a question about an item, find another of their listings, and send the question from that item page, rather than from the one that you actually want. This will add a little bit of work for the seller, if they want to add the question/answer to the item description page that you are actually interested in.

If you see an item that you want listed in auction format, send the seller a message asking if they will accept $x to end the auction early and sell the item to you. May be telling them that they would not have to wait as long to get their money (they would probably know that, but it still might help). If that does not work, use a sniping service such as to bid for you. It'll bid in the last few seconds, helping you to save money and avoid shill bidding.

Use a site like to set up saved searches. You'd get an e-mail whenever a match is listed. Especially good for "Buy It Now"s priced right.

If the item that you are looking for is difficult to spell, try a misspelling search site like to hopefully find some deals with items that have main keywords misspelled in the title. Other interested buyers might never see them. Then, if the item is listed an auction format, after a few days of no bids (hopefully anyway) send the seller and offer to end the auction early and sell the item to you. They may worry that no one is interested, and take whatever they can get.

Marla Warren said...

Thank you very much for the pointers!

Anonymous said...

Marla, I've just won the Christie's catalog... Thank you for mentioning this item, being sold at very good price and with more than reasonable postage cost to Europe. I hope it will arrive safely. :-) Pavel F.