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Why is The Rebel Farmer so expensive to buy?

 
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I am just finishing up Holzer's Permaculture book.  I'm sad that its coming to an end so to keep the party going, I was going to buy the Rebel Farmer.  The english version of the book is running anywhere between $150-$800.  Am I missing something?  Why is it so crazy expensive?  How do I get my grubby hands on this book? Tips?
 
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Oh my G. Just checked it out and you're right! No wonder he's  doing so well!
 
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Unfortunately, Sepp does not benefit from those high used book prices.  They just reflect how much in demand this book probably is.
 
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It was $23 New less than a year ago unfortunately. :(

This happens mostly because of how eCommerce has evolved. I'm not 100% sure, but my guess is that the algorithms of all the online sites study each others' products and prices in a way that similar to the stock market. When a scenario occurs where there are limited places that sell the book, many sites' prices seems to go crazy like this. Recently I noticed this problem with Power of Duck as well.

The only solution I can think of to fix this, is for Sepp/Publisher to pump out more books at a more reasonable price.

p.s the German version of it, Der Agrar- Rebell, is selling for $20.

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Considering you are in the US, the best bet for now might be to add it to your wishlist and get notifications if any Used copies become available. Chances are it'll still be a high price on Thriftbooks as well, but likely not over the $100 mark at least. (even though the thumbnail is German, the language version below says English)
 
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Jarret Hynd wrote:It was $23 New less than a year ago unfortunately. :(


p.s the German version of it, Der Agrar- Rebell, is selling for $20.




I considered for a brief second trying to translate it line by line using online translating tools.  It drives me nuts that the whole world is like "Print is dead!" and books are practically given away online....except the ones I want. lol!  I've been buying botany, permaculture, and related college text books for the last couple of years and none of them have been cheap!  I'll try the wish list idea--thank you!
 
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I read the book, it is a good autobiographic book but it does not reveal a secret sauce on how to become successful in permaculture. Most of the "gems" I did find were ones I already knew from reading the boards here and from other books so you don't miss anything if you do not or cannot buy the book.

A lot of book space is spent on all his fights with local government regarding regulations and permits, I am not really into that.

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