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    Is Unintended consequences by John Ross out of print?

    Is Unintended consequences john ross, OUT of Print?. I am trying to order a copy for a friend & Amazon list it for Well over $100.00

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    "If the rule you followed brought you to this,
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    Thanks guys, Odered.

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    I just bought the book off from one of the Amazon market suppliers. There were many to choose from, but Amazon did not have any new ones.
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    Are you kidding me? I just bought the book from Amazon for $28.00...now I see the OP is right and it's listed for between $145 and $230! Should have transferred my IRA and bought up all the copies! What the heck would make it go so high? Is perhaps "someone" buying up all the copies to get them off the market?
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    Is perhaps "someone" buying up all the copies to get them off the market?
    Chucky boy maybe? His character in the book didnt fare to well and maybe he just found out how and is getting a little worried.
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    Is it signed in blood????
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    My signed copy is safely stored next to my JR edition 500. :-)

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    Yes that is correst, i search for the title in Amazon. The least expensive copy was ove $100.

    I ordered a copy from the publisher for $28.00

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    Why is it so much?
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    A wild guess here:
    Unlike, say, a Harry Potter book that is published by the boatload and distributed to retailers, UC is a comparatively lower-read, less-often-bought book. Amazon probably just ran out of its last shipment, but it still has the various private sellers who can sell their copies for however much they please.

    Ordering from the publisher negates this problem since your are, literally, going straight to the source.

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    Another possibility: the first batch had some typos. Is it possible they're going for extra coin?
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    My guess is that Accurate Press, the publishers of this book, print very small runs of the book, maybe even print-on-demand, and never had an initial wide release. So Amazon never will get copies from the publisher. Individuals who are trying to sell their previously-read copies are asking high prices for a rare book. People who want the book are willing to pay whatever they need to to get it - classic low supply high demand. But caveat emptor - the publisher is still selling the book for cover price. Go to a different market, and you can get the book cheaper.

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    Amazon was selling "direct" at one time. I would speculate that the level of sales thru Amazon was insufficient to warrant the shipment size from the publisher to make it profitable.

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    Rumor is that ATF considers possession of UC as indicative of something about the possessor. (I own Chairman Mao's Red Book and Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf and Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 so figure something out of that). Bootleg untraceable copy might be worth a premium to some buyers.

    I saw the infamous Hitman manual selling for 20.00 and 60.00 in different booths at the same venue. The guy selling for 20.00 considered the guy selling for 60.00 a rip-off. And when they banned Lady Chatterley's Lover in Boston, it became the most read book in Boston, or so the urban legend goes.

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    1st edition seems to command a higher price, sadly my first edition was tossed in the trash by my friends wife. He had borrowed the book, she saw the cover, thought it was "pornographic" and tossed it.

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    Didn’t you have to change the storyline or something after the first edition because you got sued, and that’s why first editions are so expensive?

    Not the storyline, just a few words. A minor fictional character with one name (you can’t tell if it’s a first or last name, or what gender, like "Kerry") makes a derogatory comment about the FBI in one sentence in the book. I got a letter from a lawyer who told me his client recognized himself and that the feds were targeting his client because now they thought his client was anti-government, because of one sentence in an 800-page work of fiction. I changed the (fictional) name and the location for subsequent printings. The story is exactly the same.

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    I have it in PDF format, but I think it is an early version because it has a bunch of errors.

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    Unintended Consequences is back in print!

    go to http://www.accuratepress.net/ (they're paperbacks).

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    I got a letter from a lawyer who told me his client recognized himself and that the feds were targeting his client because now they thought his client was anti-government....
    I thought the oath that we and the feds took was to support and defend the Constitution (including the Amendments like the First free speech and press) against all enemies foreign and domestic, not to support and defend the Government (which can be a domestic enemy of the Constitution at times).

    A character in a historical fiction has the same first or last name as a real person, so the feds scrutinize the real person as "anti-government"? That is as absurd as claiming that a 501(c) will have their tax exempt status held up until after the election if their name includes "Constitution" or "Bill of Rights". Ridiculous: that is the very kind of behavior that would stir up anti-government sentiment. That is like saying government agents are that blind and stupid.

    ON TOPIC: I noticed a huge drop in the asking price for used hardback copies on Amazon.com (from typically 250.00 to about 125.00 average for the first ten offerings). So there is now a paperback. That may explain it.
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