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    Am i missing something?

    Am i missing something? I know this is a handy book and I am going to get one when i get out of school and have time to read it but Gutmakers site is selling it for $26.

    Whats this guy thinking? $200??
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    No, you aren't missing anything. He is asking $199.95 for this book. I don't see a problem? He can ask whatever price he wishes, and purchasers can decide if they want to pay that price. He may not sell it at that price. Then it is his choice to lower his price or keep the item.
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    amazon is selling the 2006 version for $100 (via third parties). I think the book isn't that easy to find which makes for an inefficient market. You can still order it direct from the author for $27.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fernset View Post
    Am i missing something? I know this is a handy book and I am going to get one when i get out of school and have time to read it but Gutmakers site is selling it for $26.

    Whats this guy thinking? $200??
    Florida Firearms Law Use Ownership Jon H Gutmacher NEW! - eBay (item 180280533818 end time Sep-20-08 19:44:30 PDT)
    Not surprised; many times have I seen items on ebay sell for much more than you would pay in a store (on-line or not).
    I guess people get carried away in bidding...
    Yeah, ebay can be strange ... but asking is not getting.
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    Maybe, just maybe, he accidentally pushed the "9" button one to many times? Maybe it is supposed to be $19.95, not 199.95? OR, maybe he is freaking nuts....
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    Quote Originally Posted by fernset View Post
    Am i missing something? I know this is a handy book and I am going to get one when i get out of school and have time to read it but Gutmakers site is selling it for $26.

    Whats this guy thinking? $200??
    Florida Firearms Law Use Ownership Jon H Gutmacher NEW! - eBay (item 180280533818 end time Sep-20-08 19:44:30 PDT)
    Maybe you can find it at your city library. It's cheaper. The library in my town has concealed carry books, but I am not sure if they have that one.

    Good luck!
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    It is obvious to me that he just does not want to post a realistic "Buy It Now" price, nor want anyone to see what has been bid. There is currently one offer on the book and I expect that this is one of those techniques developed by the heavyweight eBay sellers to wring the most money out of an item. If someone really wanted that book, the high "Buy It Now" price would probably encourage them to work backward towards the price you would really be willing to pay....
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    He is trolling for a sucker that does not know any better. Free market, nobody is forced to pay a ridiculous price, unless they choose to do so.
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    Here's the author's website. The book's $36.95 shipped.
    Order the book, Florida Firearms: Law, Use and Ownership

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    When you order it from Jon, ask for a couple of his business cards too. Good to have in your wallet next to your cwl....just in case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fernset View Post
    Am i missing something? I know this is a handy book and I am going to get one when i get out of school and have time to read it but Gutmakers site is selling it for $26.

    Whats this guy thinking? $200??
    Florida Firearms Law Use Ownership Jon H Gutmacher NEW! - eBay (item 180280533818 end time Sep-20-08 19:44:30 PDT)

    Buy it here...
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    excellent book by a great guy.

    if you just want to give away $200, give it directly to jon -- not some ebay scammer. :)

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    I looked on ebay as well i thought it might have been a typo but i also found an earlier edition (3rd edition being sold for $119.00 I have the 6th edition where i paid $26.95 as for the book being hard to find most gun shops here in orlando have them for sale for the same price on the book.

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    I bought it in my local gun store.

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    This is a great country.
    I sell on Ebay. Nothing listed recently though.
    I usually list my items at whatever I pay for them with no reserve...and I let my auctions begin there.
    I have had things listed with opening bids of $5.00 and $22.00 hit $500.00 and $750.00.
    I'm always happy to take your money if you are wanting to give it to me.

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