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    Re: Searching navigational books (was Re: Sumner lines)
    From: Gordon Talge
    Date: 2001 Feb 21, 7:28 PM

    I have purchased books in the past from Crawford's
    and they were very good. I did though make the mistake
    of taking them up on "give us your search list" one time.
    They didn't manage to come up with anything I wanted at
    the price I wanted so I just sat on it and did not  respond.
    
    Got a sorta hot  e-mail back not that polite asking what
    was my decision and why I hadn't respond. I replied that
    I did not know a response was required and apologized. I haven't
    done business with them since. I don't want to obligate  myself
    just because I ask, "Do you have this or that in stock".
    
    Some used book stores I have been in  come up and  ask, "May
    I help you". If you tell them what you are looking for and
    they go in the back  and manage to come up with it they
    expect you to buy it what ever they ask. That's why I just
    say, "Do you have any books on ships and sailing?"
    
    I  have even had book sellers tell me that the price written
    in the book is not correct after sizing me up. Wanted to
    get the Morrison book on  Christopher Columbus. Found it
    in the stacks for $6.00 when up to the front counter and
    the woman looked through the book and then said $25.00 take it
    or leave it. I left it. When to  another book store across
    town and got it for $4.50. Have seen it since for $3.50.
    Mostly though about $5.00.
    
    -- Gordon
    
    
    
    
    "Richard B. Emerson" wrote:
    >
    > I can recommend the following bookseller from personal (and in-person)
    > experience:
    >
    > Crawford's Nautical Books
    > P.O. Box 336
    > Tilghman Island, Maryland 21671
    > Voice: 410-886-2418
    > Fax:   410-886-2438
    > Email: bookbank{at}bluecrab.org
    > http://www.abebooks.com/home/bookbank
    >
    > Gary's prices aren't the cheapest but he'll find what you're looking
    > for and handle your account honestly and fairly.  The "Book Bank"
    > reference comes from the fact the store is in an old bank and some of
    > the collection is in the vault.
    >
    > DISCLAIMER:  Other than as a customer, I have no connection with this
    > seller or his business.
    >
    > Rick
    > S/V One With The Wind, Baba 35
    
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