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General => News => Topic started by: Wesley Myers on January 09, 2011, 18:18:16

Title: 'Playmobil: The history of a Smile' book by Felicitas Bachmann
Post by: Wesley Myers on January 09, 2011, 18:18:16
I have never read this book myself.  Can those who have tell me more about it - ie what kind(s) of pictures does it have?  Is it full colour?  Is it worth getting?
Title: Re: 'Playmobil: The history of a Smile' book by Felicitas Bachmann
Post by: playmofire on January 09, 2011, 20:11:50
It's well written and illustrated and well worth getting.
Title: Re: 'Playmobil: The history of a Smile' book by Felicitas Bachmann
Post by: Luis on January 09, 2011, 21:07:52
has it been discontinued?

were can you get it?

didn't playmobil had it available on their website?

what was the original price?

 ???
more details please ;D
Title: Re: 'Playmobil: The history of a Smile' book by Felicitas Bachmann
Post by: Wolf Knight on January 09, 2011, 21:26:49
The fun park in Athens had this book until 2009... too bad I did not get it at that time  :(
Title: Re: 'Playmobil: The history of a Smile' book by Felicitas Bachmann
Post by: playmofire on January 09, 2011, 21:44:03
Well, you could start here:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Playmobil-Story-Smile-Felicitas-Bachman/dp/3898806235/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1294609255&sr=8-1

or here:

http://www.amazon.com/Playmobil-Story-Smile-Felcitas-Bachmann/dp/3898806235
Title: Re: 'Playmobil: The history of a Smile' book by Felicitas Bachmann
Post by: Playmoholics on January 09, 2011, 23:43:05
Oh my goodness  :o Why is it priced so high?
Title: Re: 'Playmobil: The history of a Smile' book by Felicitas Bachmann
Post by: Rasputin on January 10, 2011, 00:24:47
Hi

One on the second link of Gordons is listed at $564.77 and do not for get the low $3.99 shipping. What the heck is with Amazon and their prices. People use it as a bench mark to set local classified prices. The logic being if it is $564.77 on amazon than my price of $250 is a great deal.

It is a nice read and sold somewhere in the $25 range if I am not mistaken. If you find it you should pick it up, and who knows you could try to sell it for $1000 some day :lol: good luck

If you want some pictures of the inside to get an idea what it looks like let me know. Who knows with the current trends now I may sell a cd version on Ebay for a deal at $200  >:D

Rasputin "The Mad Monk"
Title: Re: 'Playmobil: The history of a Smile' book by Felicitas Bachmann
Post by: skypurr on January 10, 2011, 17:47:23
I actually have a spare copy that I was going to auction on ebay before Christmas, but I forgot!  :-[
It was for my Christmas present last year and I bought it thinking Sandy wouldn't get me one, but he did! 
Originally I think I paid just under 20 plus postage for it.  It is in excellent condition and as I haven't got round to putting it on ebay yet, I'm open to offers  ;)

Elaine (http://www.anchoredbygrace.com/smileys/mgqueen.gif)
Title: Re: 'Playmobil: The history of a Smile' book by Felicitas Bachmann
Post by: flatcat on January 10, 2011, 17:56:51
I'm open to offers  ;)

Elaine (http://www.anchoredbygrace.com/smileys/mgqueen.gif)


How about a fiver and a caravan wheel? ;)

No, I've got this book and it really is worth getting - I have read it cover to cover no end of times! :love:

Damo :)
Title: Re: 'Playmobil: The history of a Smile' book by Felicitas Bachmann
Post by: AndrewL on January 10, 2011, 21:09:53
Oh my goodness  :o Why is it priced so high?

Hi,

I suspect the reason the prices are so high is because the sellers are using automatic pricing software, rather than actually going to the effort to find out a price for which they might manage to sell the book.

So far as I understand it, this type of software skims through lots of listings of other online booksellers catalogues to see how often a particular title shows up (and how many copies). The software then sets a price based on the perceived rarity of the book. The software (and the seller using it) don't really think about whether the price is sensible -- it's just the result of a data mining algorithm.

Most sensible people looking for a book will probably have an idea of what's a reasonable price, or will try to find out from fellow enthusiasts what a reasonable price might be (which is what started off this thread  ;)). And those sensible people will sensibly refuse to pay such ridiculous prices. But from the sellers point of view, in the true spirit of capitalism, if there are people out there stupid enough to pay the laughably high prices, the sellers are smart enough to take their money. The 'value' is set by what the 'market' will bear.

@Wesley Meyers: IMHO, you're far better off making a reasonable offer to skypurr (Elaine) for her spare copy than paying the silly prices asked by those sellers going through Amazon.

Playmobil.de had the book available at a substantial discount the last time I checked, but that's only the German-language version -- not much help if you can't read German. But the pictures are still neat.

Cheers,

AndrewL
Title: Re: 'Playmobil: The history of a Smile' book by Felicitas Bachmann
Post by: Rasputin on January 10, 2011, 21:21:51
Hi

Well to stay in the spirit I hope the idiots who wrote that program are charging $10k for the software. I mean the users are capitalizing quite nicely (at least in their dreams)  :lol:

what if you contacted the absentee sellers and made them realistic offers ? Who knows, as Andrew said they may be on auto pilot and have no idea the prices are 20x inflated

Rasputin "The Mad Monk"
Title: Re: 'Playmobil: The history of a Smile' book by Felicitas Bachmann
Post by: Martin Milner on January 11, 2011, 01:06:40
168 pp, hardback, full color throughout.
Title: Re: 'Playmobil: The history of a Smile' book by Felicitas Bachmann
Post by: socrates on January 11, 2011, 09:16:03
Currently, the german version is on sale at playmobil.de for 5.  :)

best,
socrates
Title: Re: 'Playmobil: The history of a Smile' book by Felicitas Bachmann
Post by: Wesley Myers on January 14, 2011, 17:38:21
Currently, the german version is on sale at playmobil.de for 5.  :)

best,
socrates


How much text does the book have?

Meine Deutsche ist nicht zu gut ... 
Title: Re: 'Playmobil: The history of a Smile' book by Felicitas Bachmann
Post by: d-fens on January 21, 2011, 11:53:31
I paid mine 24,99 (English) at Playmobil.be. I love the book, it's very interesting and contains a variety of pictures about the history. It's full colour and a great mix of text and pictures.
Title: Re: 'Playmobil: The history of a Smile' book by Felicitas Bachmann
Post by: Bill Blackhurst on January 21, 2011, 13:59:01
I'm interested Elaine :yup:! Plus, I'm still holding on to some parts for you! ;)