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Posted: 11 Oct 04, 19:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why is Jim Hutton's book so difficult to find? Is it out of print? I see used ones on amazon (and other sites ) for about $60-70 (sorry...I don't know the international equivalent). Is the book worth $60?


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Posted: 11 Oct 04, 19:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wouldn't buy it for $60. If you're looking to have the book just for information sake, you can definitely find a cheaper used copy. It pops up on Ebay all the time for much less than it is on Amazon. I think I paid $20 for my paperback copy a few months ago.


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Posted: 11 Oct 04, 19:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think my copy cost about £15 when new, but you'd be paying about £35, I think you'd be getting ripped off, Id keep looking.

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Posted: 11 Oct 04, 22:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great...thanks for the info


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Posted: 11 Oct 04, 23:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ramses wrote:

Why is Jim Hutton's book so difficult to find? Is it out of print? I see used ones on amazon (and other sites ) for about $60-70 (sorry...I don't know the international equivalent). Is the book worth $60?



The book is not worth $70,unless you want to know the disappointing last words of freddie or the cheap shots taken at mary, or mind numbing useless detail. yes it is out of print you should ask around and see if anyone has a copy that you know.


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Posted: 12 Oct 04, 15:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Because we're in the U.S. and I don't think it was released here to begin with. I got a used paperback for $3.59 through Ebay back in January. You just have to keep looking.

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Posted: 12 Oct 04, 15:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've been looking around a lot for the past few days. Most of them are from the UK...


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Posted: 12 Oct 04, 16:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

EBAY! Its always there.


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Posted: 12 Oct 04, 16:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wait for the right price on Ebay... its an interesting read but don't pay more than $20 - 25 for the hardback version



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Posted: 12 Oct 04, 16:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Im watching a copy on ebay as we speak...er should i be saying that..its mine mine mine! u hear me!! ;)

£1.99 at the mo but 3days left, but looking good


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Posted: 12 Oct 04, 17:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wouldn't pay more than $15 bucks for it that's what I paid for my copy!


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Posted: 12 Oct 04, 17:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Woohoo! I found one for £5.99 (appx. $23 with shipping) on amazon.co.uk and I bought it! The shipping actually cost more than the book itself.


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Posted: 12 Oct 04, 19:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

SergeantPepperDG wrote:

Woohoo! I found one for £5.99 (appx. $23 with shipping) on amazon.co.uk and I bought it! The shipping actually cost more than the book itself.


How did you pay for it? I only have a US credit card. Will amazon automatically convert the price to US dollars and charge the correct amount. The cheapest I could find, with shipping was about 22 pounds. I used a currency converter online (got from Google, so I don't know how accurate it is) and that came out to about $40. Still a lot...but I am curious as to how they handle different currencies.


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Posted: 12 Oct 04, 19:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think they automatically convert it.


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Posted: 12 Oct 04, 20:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Your card can be from any country, that doesn't matter. The conversion is handled automatically. The rate changes all of the time so you won't know the exact amount until the charge shows up with your bank.

My Freddie box at Amazon UK was 87.33 GBP and my card was actually charged $156.75. Yet at today's rate it would be $156.37 (not much different) so it can vary a bit day by day.

Here's a simple currency converter: http://www.xe.com/ucc/ or at Yahoo: http://finance.yahoo.com/currency

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Posted: 12 Oct 04, 20:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My friend found it on ebay for really cheap and got it for me for christmas. Best gift ever.


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Posted: 12 Oct 04, 21:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mwahaha! I got a copy!


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Posted: 13 Oct 04, 02:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

After I had bought one (hard cover though) from Amazon for $53(including shipping), I found one on ebay for $10. Oh dear!


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Posted: 13 Oct 04, 02:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I suppose it can be a little pricier to find one in perfect shape for collecting. Personally I just wanted to read it :)

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Posted: 13 Oct 04, 10:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmm, it seems I've got a guardian angel. I just wanted to ask some questions about Jim's book and was just thinking whether to put them in the Personal section or in this one, when this topic came along. So I'll just slip my questions in here and wait for a response...
1)Is there any way to download Jim's book from the Web? Or, if not, is there any site featuring fragments of it? Before trying to buy one on eBay, I'd really like to take a glance at what's written in it and how it's written (though I read an online article by Jim and I loved it. OK, the guy is not a writer and there were some silly things in there, e.g. the price he had to pay for some freesias, but I do like the love story).

2) A month or so ago, somebody asked where does Jim live, in order to drop him a line and Fatty told him to contact the editor of the book. As I don't have the book, could anyone please write down for me that adress? After reading, I just had the feeling I'd like to write anything to him...


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