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Pearl Jam vs Ames Bros dilemma

NYbenbenNYbenben Posts: 1,020
edited January 2008 in The Porch
Ok... so i just got my copy of the Pearl Jam vs Ames Bros book... it is the orange signed copy of the book that my wife bought me for the holidays... i am a collector of many things PJ... i know that perfection of these things is crucial.. i really want to flip through it and check it out... but i dont want to open the plastic wrapper... think about the perfect unsealed copies of Benaroya Hall or any of the middle albums on vinyl... they are much more attractive as sealed collectibles than open collectibles..

So what do i do? I know someone is going to say... get the green one too... but i also want to know what number this thing is...
4/12/92, 8/11/92, 9/28/96, 9/11/98, 8/23/00, 8/24/00, 7/9/03, 4/30/03, 10/1/04, 10/3/05, 12/9/05, 5/12/06, 5/17/06, 5/28/06, 6/3/06, 12/9/06, EV LA 4/12-4/13/08, 6/12/08, 6,19,08, 6,20,08, 6/24/08, 6/25/08, 7/1/08

and still jonesing for another show....
"the waiting drove me mad..."
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    To spend $200 on it and not open it would be absurd. From what I recall Benaroya was only like $35. Also they printed alot more of these than Benaroya. Open it and enjoy it.
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    2-feign-reluctance2-feign-reluctance TigerTown, USA Posts: 23,205
    unless you are planning to sell it to someone, open it up. besides, it is a really awesome book to read and look at. think of what you are missing!!!
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    It's not going to get crazy valuable like the Benaroya vinyl so open it and enjoy it and keep it nice. There are still copies available so that should be your benchmark for its collectability. I don't see it getting more demand than it has right now. IMO
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    hidinghiding Posts: 290
    buy a second copy so you can look at it and then tell everyone you have two!

    just open it!

    ever see toy story 2??

    where there is a rare toy still shrink wrapped?

    if you don't open it you should be shrink wrapped!!
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    NYbenbenNYbenben Posts: 1,020
    thank you for the advice... i will open the damn thing... i have been waiting for it for so long... what they hell..

    thanks-
    4/12/92, 8/11/92, 9/28/96, 9/11/98, 8/23/00, 8/24/00, 7/9/03, 4/30/03, 10/1/04, 10/3/05, 12/9/05, 5/12/06, 5/17/06, 5/28/06, 6/3/06, 12/9/06, EV LA 4/12-4/13/08, 6/12/08, 6,19,08, 6,20,08, 6/24/08, 6/25/08, 7/1/08

    and still jonesing for another show....
    "the waiting drove me mad..."
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    bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 15,715
    NYbenben wrote:
    Ok... so i just got my copy of the Pearl Jam vs Ames Bros book... it is the orange signed copy of the book that my wife bought me for the holidays... i am a collector of many things PJ... i know that perfection of these things is crucial.. i really want to flip through it and check it out... but i dont want to open the plastic wrapper... think about the perfect unsealed copies of Benaroya Hall or any of the middle albums on vinyl... they are much more attractive as sealed collectibles than open collectibles..

    So what do i do? I know someone is going to say... get the green one too... but i also want to know what number this thing is...

    Buy a copy of the regular version to read through. I might do that. But yeah, as a collectible these books are not going to skyrocket. They might even decrease in value.
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    Buy a copy of the regular version to read through. I might do that. But yeah, as a collectible these books are not going to skyrocket. They might even decrease in value.


    I dunno... let's look at that again in 5-10 years.
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    Given to...Given to... Wyoming Posts: 4,982
    I just want mine to get here!
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    NYbenbenNYbenben Posts: 1,020
    great advice... i enjoyed it at first pass... i cant believe how many of those i have...
    4/12/92, 8/11/92, 9/28/96, 9/11/98, 8/23/00, 8/24/00, 7/9/03, 4/30/03, 10/1/04, 10/3/05, 12/9/05, 5/12/06, 5/17/06, 5/28/06, 6/3/06, 12/9/06, EV LA 4/12-4/13/08, 6/12/08, 6,19,08, 6,20,08, 6/24/08, 6/25/08, 7/1/08

    and still jonesing for another show....
    "the waiting drove me mad..."
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    JulienJulien Posts: 2,457
    i think it's stupid to keep things sealed. benaroy vinyls sealed is a crime for those who want the vinyl to listen to it. The same goes for your book. A book is made to look at it, not to stay sealed in your living room. my 2 cents...
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    TravelarTravelar Kalamazoo, USA Posts: 3,377
    So what you're saying is that you bought the book so that you could sell it in 5-10 years for a profit?

    Open it. Enjoy it. Don't be a book whore.
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    DONT OPEN IT!!!!!!!

    keep it stored away in a closet for 5 years.......

    and then sell it on ebay....

    FLIP THAT FUCKER!!!!!!!

    hehehehehehe...........
    Take me piece by piece.....
    Till there aint nothing left worth taking away from me.....
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    pjtaperpjtaper Posts: 3,020
    is benaroya crazy valuable? crazy like someone would trade me a Easystreet Klausen for an unopened Benaroya?
    I wouldn't do this though, but for a mint 1996 PJ Charlotte EMEK, I'd hand deliver the Benaroya myself!
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    What?


    Open it.
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    hrd2imgnhrd2imgn Southwest Burbs of Chicago Posts: 4,885
    were meant to be read, open it

    just like vinyl is meant to be played-besides keeping vinyl completley sealed will cause it to warp over time.
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    Solat13Solat13 Philadelphia Posts: 6,996
    pjtaper wrote:
    is benaroya crazy valuable? crazy like someone would trade me a Easystreet Klausen for an unopened Benaroya?
    I wouldn't do this though, but for a mint 1996 PJ Charlotte EMEK, I'd hand deliver the Benaroya myself!

    Benaroya goes for 3-400 on ebay.
    - Busted down the pretext
    - 8/28/98
    - 9/2/00
    - 4/28/03, 5/3/03, 7/3/03, 7/5/03, 7/6/03, 7/9/03, 7/11/03, 7/12/03, 7/14/03
    - 9/28/04, 9/29/04, 10/1/04, 10/2/04
    - 9/11/05, 9/12/05, 9/13/05, 9/30/05, 10/1/05, 10/3/05
    - 5/12/06, 5/13/06, 5/27/06, 5/28/06, 5/30/06, 6/1/06, 6/3/06, 6/23/06, 7/22/06, 7/23/06, 12/2/06, 12/9/06
    - 8/2/07, 8/5/07
    - 6/19/08, 6/20/08, 6/22/08, 6/24/08, 6/25/08, 6/27/08, 6/28/08, 6/30/08, 7/1/08
    - 8/23/09, 8/24/09, 9/21/09, 9/22/09, 10/27/09, 10/28/09, 10/30/09, 10/31/09
    - 5/15/10, 5/17/10, 5/18/10, 5/20/10, 5/21/10, 10/23/10, 10/24/10
    - 9/11/11, 9/12/11
    - 10/18/13, 10/21/13, 10/22/13, 11/30/13, 12/4/13
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    gozzo5058gozzo5058 Posts: 611
    Buy a copy of the regular version to read through. I might do that. But yeah, as a collectible these books are not going to skyrocket. They might even decrease in value.

    I agree given that there are 2,600 + copies of the s/n special edition.
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    ManimalManimal Posts: 152
    Spend $200 on a book and keep it sealed. That sounds about right????

    Stuff like this drives me nuts. I really don't get it.
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