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I am really starting to wonder how many unsold OPs (original purchases) still exist out there.

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3 hours ago, divad said:

I am really starting to wonder how many unsold OPs (original purchases) still exist out there.

Well, isn't this just a matter of basic arithmetic here:

Total number of copies distributed = 284,824

Less total number of slabbed copies = 1,798

Hence, total number of original purchases still out there is probably around 283,000 unslabbed copies just waiting to be encased in their tombs.  :gossip:

Or a whole heck of a lot although I am not totally sure what you mean by unsold original purchases?  ???

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15 hours ago, lou_fine said:

Well, isn't this just a matter of basic arithmetic here:

Total number of copies distributed = 284,824

Less total number of slabbed copies = 1,798

Hence, total number of original purchases still out there is probably around 283,000 unslabbed copies just waiting to be encased in their tombs.  :gossip:

Or a whole heck of a lot although I am not totally sure what you mean by unsold original purchases?  ???

Copies that are still in the hands of the original purchasers - that haven't been bought and sold many times over. Even the slabbed "statistic' isn't necessarily accurate, many of those have been bought and sold and cracked and pressed and resubmitted and sold and cracked and signed and resubmitted. I've had at least a dozen copies of this book that I've bought and resold and none of them were original purchases by me. Then you have losses by attrition: copies that have been read to death; copies that have been vandalized; copies that have just been thrown out; copies that have met an accidental demise over 35 years. hm

Your number makes many assumptions, the first being that every copy distributed still exists. Not debating, just wondering. (:

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