That’s how much the copy of Take Ivy sold for on eBay. At this point, Take Ivy is said to be more valuable than most U.S. investment banks. To quote Carl Fox (Martin Sheen’s character in Wall Street), “The whole world is off its rocker!”

Comments on “$1,424.99

    TINTIN on November 14, 2008 8:24 PM:

    You beat me to it.

    AldenP on November 14, 2008 9:30 PM:

    Dear Men’s Club
    Print more copies of this repro = you make a lot of money.
    Thank you for your time.

    Leigh on November 14, 2008 11:06 PM:

    My boyfriend went to the University of Pennsylvania and we still live in Philadelphia now. Perhaps I should embark on a journey to update this book. After all, 40 years have gone by now.

    Wintersmith on November 15, 2008 9:37 AM:

    Wow. Do you think the 1973 reprint will fetch as decent a price? I have access to one, and for that kind of money, maybe he’ll let me put it on eBay.

    AMF on November 15, 2008 10:46 AM:

    Lunch is for wimps Castro

    Patrick on November 15, 2008 9:29 PM:

    I don’t think you should sell a priceless possession like “Take Ivy”. Instead, it should be looked at as a work of art and a photographic memoir. I’ve just turned eighteen, and it already seems that money poisons people and is taking the value of priceless items away.

    Wintersmith on November 15, 2008 11:02 PM:

    It’s not “priceless”, Patrick, if it’s not precious to me.

    I’m guessing that as someone who’s just reached his majority, you haven’t had to think of money much. As you grow up, you should (hopefully) learn that it’s not a thing to be scoffed at, feared or venerated. At its sanest, it’s just labor, converted into less sweaty, red-eyed form.

    I have no problem with keeping an item relevant by putting it in the hands of someone who loves it, so much that they’re willing to trade many hours of work for it. That kind of love ends up enriching everyone—how do you think these scans ended up on your screen?

    chad on November 16, 2008 9:00 AM:

    These regularly go for ~$400 on Yahoo.jp auctions. You’d think the person willing to fork this kind of money out would have done his/her research…

    Wintersmith on November 16, 2008 2:02 PM:

    Ah, but you need a Japanese credit card to bid in Yahoo! Japan auctions. Also, unlike eBay, Yahoo is clunky and requires more communication. I’d say it would be pretty difficult for a non-Japanese speaker to deal with it, and most sellers won’t ship abroad anyway. Hence, more bargains for me :)

    chad on November 16, 2008 10:58 PM:

    …and the magic word is?


    Laguna Beach Trad on November 20, 2008 3:57 PM:

    That’s crazy. $1,424.99?! I wouldn’t pay more than $1,300. They should definitely do a reprint.

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