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Fiero book selling for over $900 on Amazon -Holy Smoke! by Dennis LaGrua
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One of the best books on Pontiac Fiero history was written by Gary Witzenburg and its called Fiero - Pontiac's Potent Mid-Engine Sports Car. Its a great hard cover book that explains the cars development at GM the proposals for new designs and just about all else in the cars history. The book has been out of print for a few years and I wanted to read my copy tonight. I thought that I misplaced my copy (but later found it) but in the process I began checking online to see if they were still available. They sure are but for $911 shipped on Amazon. Talk about scalpers. That's nuts! I've purchased low mileage engines for less money. Would you fork over $900 for a book??

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Originally posted by Dennis LaGrua:

Would you fork over $900 for a book??



I have a pristine book but it is not for sale. Unless someone wants to give me $899.

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I have both the first and second editions that I would let go for $898. OBO.
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I scanned the book and put it in Dropbox for free
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I scanned the book and put it in Dropbox for free


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Originally posted by IMSA GT:

I scanned the book and put it in Dropbox for free


That was very nice of you to share a book that is worth more than some used cars. If you add the sales tax , the price on Amazon came to over $950. That is really over the top.

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Originally posted by Dennis LaGrua:


That was very nice of you to share a book that is worth more than some used cars. If you add the sales tax , the price on Amazon came to over $950. That is really over the top.


Just because somebody is asking that much for it does not mean its worth that much.
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Current bid for this Ferrari book is $3850; the price of a drivable Fiero! Lol!

https://bringatrailer.com/l...l-ferrari-opus-book/
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Originally posted by Dennis LaGrua:
Would you fork over $900 for a book??


It all depends on the content.

If the book contained the recipe of Coca-Cola, ohh yes, no doubt.
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Report this Post02-12-2021 06:30 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Dennis LaGruaClick Here to Email Dennis LaGruaSend a Private Message to Dennis LaGruaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I wrote this post because I am taken back when I see insatiable GREED. Yes the supply and demand formula comes into play but geeze really now, what is a book made of paper and cardboard worth? This book is not a one of a kind of artwork, but an item of which many thousands were printed. We may even see it reprinted again as the Fiero Store last did. People can spend their money as they wish but the people looking to take advantage of a situation will end up being taken advantage off when their time comes

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This is not an act of greed.

This is someone either who made a mistake or just foolishly things someone will pay that.

The common price for these is well below $50 in prime condition.

As for prices on rare parts.... car collecting and restoration is a business not a social program. The values are what drive people to make parts for cars. If there is no money there are no parts.
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It's not a mistake. The price is intentional. It's just part of the book/media industry. They play it like the stock market is played today.
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Originally posted by sourmash:

It's not a mistake. The price is intentional. It's just part of the book/media industry. They play it like the stock market is played today.


This is very true. If you look 3 more have popped up and the lowest is 750. These are all from book stores hedging bets.
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If you look at Amzn and others, you find Many things have jacked up prices when fools think is "rare." And this is way before CCP Virus panic.
Example: When Kodak went Bankrupt, supplies for EasyShare printers shot up 3+ times MSRP. Example: Before Bankrupt, Kodak's Photo printers refills cost ~ $0.30 per "page." PH-160 "refill" for Series 3 printer from ~ $50 to 100-150$us and stayed there. Unless you had a business require this, most printers never even used 1 PH-40 refill (pn is number of prints too.) and they cost 30-90$ now. G-xx refills are high to costing ~ $1.00 or more per "page." I still find full packs at flea markets etc for pennies or free. (These are "dye-sub" printers and supplies last decades.) You can go to just about anyplace and print same or bigger photos for less money stored on any media in most to all formats. ("Raw" is depending what device made and printer program. Every camera can have different Raw files when they have the option.)

Any "Out of Print" Books etc then many jack prices no matter how rare. Like Many Fiero sellers claim is "rare" and have high price for a junk car because have big rust and other problems.
Even if books etc are new many jack up the price. Just look at "See all buying options" on amzn...

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Before everyone gets unglued here one just sold on E bay last month for $14.95

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fi...c:g:-PsAAOSw9JJf-du1

These high prices are just people trolling for idiots. God knows we have enough of them they get a bite once in a while.
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Anyone check to see if available in a library?
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Originally posted by sledcaddie:

Anyone check to see if available in a library?


IMSA GT in this thread said that he scanned the book and put it online. Its a great book on the car and its history and you may find it on his Dropbox. Just for info I paid $29 for my copy when it was printed as a second edition.

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" THE BLACK PARALYZER" -87GT 3800SC Series III engine, custom ZZP /Frozen Boost Intercooler setup, 3.4" Pulley, Northstar TB, LS1 MAF, 3" Spintech/Hedman Exhaust, P-log Manifold, Autolite 104's, MSD wires, Custom CAI, 4T65eHD w. custom axles, Champion Radiator, S10 Brake Booster, HP Tuners VCM Suite.
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87GT - ALL OUT 3.4L Turbocharged engine, Garrett Hybrid Turbo, MSD ign., modified TH125H
" ON THE LOOSE WITHOUT THE JUICE "

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On EBAY they have it for as low as $125......On Abe books they have a version (1990) for as low as $94

Anyone who "Jumps" at a price like that ($900) without doing some research is a fool and probably should lose all of their money.......
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I have a copy of that book, Hulki and Gary both autographed it. Mine should be worth way more!

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Originally posted by Fierofreak00:

I have a copy of that book, Hulki and Gary both autographed it. Mine should be worth way more!



Well you never know but Fiero owners can be a bit stingy.

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87GT - ALL OUT 3.4L Turbocharged engine, Garrett Hybrid Turbo, MSD ign., modified TH125H
" ON THE LOOSE WITHOUT THE JUICE "

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I have both editions which I will see as a set for the bargain price of $799.00 each! :-)
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Originally posted by Dennis LaGrua:


Well you never know but Fiero owners can be a bit stingy.



This exactly!!! Hmm someone wrote in this book its unusable!
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If some one wrote in it I want a discount! Lol!
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Originally posted by Fierofreak00:

I have a copy of that book, Hulki and Gary both autographed it. Mine should be worth way more!



Why would I want a book that some big green weirdo had scribbled in...?

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