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At least now I know what to look for in garage sales and used book stores.
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Any books you think would be worth $700...
The Terhorst's book had been bid up for a while but seems to have returned to a "normal" price...
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Practically any of these books: http://www.diehards.org/readbooks.htm are invaluable.
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Spanky,

I agree with you & the diehards. For MOST people they should stick with the simple books on the diehards site. There may be a few folks (like Brewer?) who are into investing full time, constantly doing research and watching the market. These folks *may* have better and more sophisticated approaches. I'm a big Buffet fan, you could describe him as a buy & hold investor and maybe a value investor (certainly not a momentum investor). But he buys companies, how his strategy would work for someone on a salary with just a few hundred a month to invest is questionable.
I enjoy reading about options, hedges and the like but buy none of them myself directly. My investments are actually pretty boring, which is fine by me.
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I was reading about a book by Seth Klarman - Margin of Safety-Risk Averse Value Investing Strategies For The Thoughtful Investor - been out of print since 1991. Apparently the best deal for it is $700 on Amazon.
Nonsense, the book can apparently be had on ebay for $0.99* (plus $15 shipping).

Or the French Amazon marketplace for $1.68.

http://isbn.nu/0887305105

Apparently I should've bought it and resold for a fantastic profit.

Get it while it's hot ?

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Nonsense, the book can apparently be had on ebay for $0.99 (plus $15 shipping).

Or the French Amazon marketplace for $1.68.

http://isbn.nu/0887305105

Apparently I should've bought it and resold for a fantastic profit.

Get it while it's hot ?

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Dang!
Thank you. I gonna look at one of those sites and see what happens.
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Nonsense, the book can apparently be had on ebay for $0.99* (plus $15 shipping).

Or the French Amazon marketplace for $1.68.

http://isbn.nu/0887305105

Apparently I should've bought it and resold for a fantastic profit.

Get it while it's hot ?

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$0.99 is just the opening bid. The "Buy it now" price on Ebay is $999.99.

If you click on the French Amazon price, the price is actually 1317.24 Euros, which is over $1000 U.S.
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Does anyone have a copy they can loan or rent me...
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I read Klarman's book from my library. It is good, but a lot of what he does would be hard for someone without his resources to duplicate.

Now for an approach that anyone can use, let me recommend the first investment book I ever read- when I was about 19 or 20 as I remember- How I made $2 Million in the Stock Market- by Nicolas Darvas, a professional ballroom dance teacher and competitive dancer.

Left 2-3* R-2-3 buy G-M

I think he called his approach "Box Theory", perhaps because of his day job.

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$0.99 is just the opening bid. The "Buy it now" price on Ebay is $999.99.
Apparently there's no reserve, no minimum. They expect it to go for much higher than $0.99.

I see it's up to $500+ now. Disregard, I guess.

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