$145!!! And the used-book stores are charging about the same for
their copies. Surely it didn’t cost nearly that much originally!
Geez. At those prices, my copy will be the best damn financial
investment I’ve ever made. Hey. I’ll sell you mine for the bargain
price of just $125, plus shipping (grin).
Seriously, have you just asked Charles? Perhaps the high prices in
those used book stores are based on the fact that they weren’t
published through the large normal publishing houses, and Amazon, et
al, may not know where to get them, or what they sell for.
As I write this, the starting bid, for a copy on ebay, sold direct
from Brain Press, is 22.95. And if you go to Charles web site right
on the Ganoksin site at
http://www.ganoksin.com/kosana/brain/brain.htm, it lists for 24.95,
and can be had if ordered from that page, at the discounted price of
I suggest buying several, and selling the extras to Amazon, or your
other favorite used book sellers, who don’t seem to know what they
are… Who knows, maybe they’d be dumb enough to bite?
And Charles, if you’re reading this, have you considered contacting
Amazon to offer your wonderful, rare, and valuable tomes there?
Perhaps they’d agree to carry them in stock, after having paid you up
front for multiple copies at the discounted/wholesale price of 39.95?
(which will give them a whopping 300 percent markup, at least) Did
you know your books were being priced so high as used copies? Go do
a search on Amazon, just on your name. They estimated a hundred and
a quarter for the photo techniques book, and more than that for the
hinge based mechanisms one, both of which were listed as “out of