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  • #16
    Get Thee To The Loan Arranger

    Yeah, $230 for a book doesn't seem right.
    But only because it's outside our experience.

    Think of it this way...
    I wouldn't pay $30 for a little piece of paper. Unless the little piece of paper was a one hundred dollar bill. Thirty dollars now makes sense.
    Or....
    Say you're lucky enough to win an eBay bid and buy the Robin's books for $230 each. A year later you see they're selling for $310 each (assuming they're available at all). My bet is you would not put your copies up for sale. It's about value, not cost.

    Tom,
    who was wildly lucky enough to get preview copies for reviews, and impressed enough to get a second set
    P&B

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    • #17
      Winning One Pocket IS Available...

      Eddie Robins is selling copies one-at-a-time on Ebay lately.

      They are going for $200 a copy or so -- so if you want it, go get it and don't grumble about the price. That is like wanting to buy gold, but refusing to pay $450 an ounce for it. $200 is simply the going price.

      Weej

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      • #18
        Riley, if it sounds like I'm griping, then my apologies. I know that the book is worth the amount they are asking for. As far as I'm concerned it's a collectors item. I do plan to get the book, I just know that I have to save up for it is all. But if you think about it, a lizard skin book. Man, I'd buy another book just so I wouldn't have to open that one up! LOL!

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        • #19
          What about the one with gold powder at the edge of each page. Oh, and the medieval insignia exquisitely etched on the lizard skin. And... I almost forgot, they are also selling the one written in an ivory and plume, ink-drop pencil from the time of Elizabeth I. You know, the one that may have been used by Shakespeare and now sits in the London museum.
          Whoever's got THAT copy, God knows, will be a millionaire as soon as the stock market bumps up a little again. Those are the estimates given in all the finest antique houses, and the most specialized collecting agents. The appreciation must be about 400%, they say.
          But, what the HELL does that got to do with one pocket?????????????????

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          • #20
            Availability of Winning One-Pocket books

            For those of you wanting new Winning One-Pocket books [W1Ps] of the much improved second edition [published 1996] contact Deno Andrews [E-mail address: denoandrews@sbcglobal.net] He still has some left for $225 + $10 S&H. I have some very, very slightly damaged ones [close inspection required to see flaw or flaws in front or rear cover material] left that have never even been opened that have been going for around $200 on eBay.

            FYI, there was originally supposed to be a single book on one-pocket but there was far too much for one book and so there was to be a set of three one-pocket books. I went out of business before publishing the third. It would have all been one large book had I been able to fit all three books into less than 500 pages.

            Though W1P is valued above its brother book, Shots, Moves, & Strategies [SMS], it's only because W1P became scarce a year earlier and many figured it must be the better book because it costs more money. Actually, the SMS book is the far better value for advanced players and I can't understand why anyone would want only a part of the work. SMS takes off where W1P leaves off.

            Hope this has helped, and thanks to all of you for appreciating my work. There's nothing I'd like more than to publish the many books I'd originally intended. I might get back into publishing books within another year or so.

            Eddie Robin E-mail address: eddierobin@aol.com

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            • #21
              Eddie,

              Does that mean that eventually you intend to publish the 3rd one-pocket volume? BTW, I've said it before but thanks again for publishing the one-pocket books!

              Martin


              Originally posted by Eddie Robin
              For those of you wanting new Winning One-Pocket books [W1Ps] of the much improved second edition [published 1996] contact Deno Andrews [E-mail address: denoandrews@sbcglobal.net] He still has some left for $225 + $10 S&H. I have some very, very slightly damaged ones [close inspection required to see flaw or flaws in front or rear cover material] left that have never even been opened that have been going for around $200 on eBay.

              FYI, there was originally supposed to be a single book on one-pocket but there was far too much for one book and so there was to be a set of three one-pocket books. I went out of business before publishing the third. It would have all been one large book had I been able to fit all three books into less than 500 pages.

              Though W1P is valued above its brother book, Shots, Moves, & Strategies [SMS], it's only because W1P became scarce a year earlier and many figured it must be the better book because it costs more money. Actually, the SMS book is the far better value for advanced players and I can't understand why anyone would want only a part of the work. SMS takes off where W1P leaves off.

              Hope this has helped, and thanks to all of you for appreciating my work. There's nothing I'd like more than to publish the many books I'd originally intended. I might get back into publishing books within another year or so.

              Eddie Robin E-mail address: eddierobin@aol.com
              superiorcues.com

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              • #22
                Third Book of the One-Pocket set

                Hi Martin,

                The answer is a definite yes but I still don't know how long it will take me to get back into business; its been over eight years already since my last publication. I intend to publish books on other games as well. Most of the work was actually completed several years ago but must be somewhat reconstructed due to a computer hard-drive disaster back in 1997.

                Thanks once again for your appreciation of my books. The idea of six co-authors, by the way, worked quite well--those guys were much valued for the highly-acclaimed products we put out. I hope to get back into business for them as well as for myself; they have not been sufficiently rewarded for their contributions.

                For the playing of a better game,

                Eddie Robin

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                • #23
                  Eddie, thanks a whole lot for taking the time to respond yourself. I, no less than anyone, wish to see you back into the publishing business, and will be sure to get the whole collection once they are out. I would also like to have your 3-cushion work as well. Best wishes.

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                  • #24
                    Eddie Robin's books....

                    I believe that to read Winning One Pocket and not then also get Shots, Moves, and Strategies as well is like looking at a fine statue from one side. Might as well get even more enlightenment while you can... your opponents have already read both more than likely. The second book sells for less on ebay but that will quickly change when everyone figures out that there are only a few of them left as well! It's a nearly identical book but with just as much info... I read it over and over again. I was reading it last night and discovered that one of the most well executed shots I have ever seen (which is on a tape I own) is in the book.... Ronnie Allen shooting a backward double bank to win against Keith McCready. I think it's on page 194. To have whole books full of shots like that is incredible. -Johnny

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Eddie Robin
                      Hi Martin,

                      The answer is a definite yes but I still don't know how long it will take me to get back into business; its been over eight years already since my last publication. I intend to publish books on other games as well. Most of the work was actually completed several years ago but must be somewhat reconstructed due to a computer hard-drive disaster back in 1997.

                      Thanks once again for your appreciation of my books. The idea of six co-authors, by the way, worked quite well--those guys were much valued for the highly-acclaimed products we put out. I hope to get back into business for them as well as for myself; they have not been sufficiently rewarded for their contributions.

                      For the playing of a better game,

                      Eddie Robin
                      That is great news, especially to hear from the man himself!

                      Eddie, in my opinion your books 'raised the bar' for all billiards instructional books, not just One Pocket and 3C. Not only are they packed with top level advice and hundreds of excellent drawings, they have so many little entertaining historical shorts, they are a good read just for those!!

                      You certainly helped advance my own interest in One Pocket history, which is reflected here on this site.

                      I can't thank you enough for your huge contribution to the advancement in One Pocket instruction in general, and my own knowledge in particular.

                      Here's a toast to you!!
                      "One Pocket, it's an epidemic and there ain't no cure."
                      -- Strawberry Brooks

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                      • #26
                        Gotta agree

                        Originally posted by NH Steve
                        That is great news, especially to hear from the man himself!

                        Eddie, in my opinion your books 'raised the bar' for all billiards instructional books, not just One Pocket and 3C. Not only are they packed with top level advice and hundreds of excellent drawings, they have so many little entertaining historical shorts, they are a good read just for those!!

                        You certainly helped advance my own interest in One Pocket history, which is reflected here on this site.

                        I can't thank you enough for your huge contribution to the advancement in One Pocket instruction in general, and my own knowledge in particular.

                        Here's a toast to you!!
                        I've got to totally agree with you, Steve. Eddie, you really are one of the good guys.
                        JMO,ICBW.............$Bill

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                        • #27
                          About 8 years ago I was in Kalamazoo solely to attend the US one pocket open. I sat down to have a cup of coffee and noticed that Steve Cook was sitting next to me. We talked and he told me to make sure I got the 2 Eddie Robins book. At that time they were selling for $100 for both of them. It was pretty steep at that time compared to other pool books but because Steve was so courteous and took the time to talk with me about one hole that I said what the hell and picked up the last pair. Damn it was one lucky day.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by lfigueroa
                            The very best instructional materiels are the Accu-Stats matches. Whether you want to learn 1pocket, 9ball, 14.1, or 3C. You watch different players, listen to the commentary, the light bulb goes on, and you go, "ahhhh."

                            Lou Figueroa
                            I agree wholeheartedly--i watch those tapes a million times and in many cases i come up with better moves.sometimes i learn new stuff also.whether you have an offensive or defensive style,i guarantee these tapes will help you.....gambling with better players doesnt hurt either;if you have the cheese to lose.........

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                            • #29
                              I moved the OldHasBeen and Lou exchange into the Member's Cafe forum. I didn't want it to distract or detract from the comments about Eddie Robin's fine books here.

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                              • #30
                                So, Eddie, a few questions:

                                What happen to the info for the third volume?

                                And, are you surprised at how much these books have risen in value, become sought after and collected?

                                I cherish my two first editions and revist them often.

                                Lou Figueroa

                                Originally posted by Eddie Robin
                                For those of you wanting new Winning One-Pocket books [W1Ps] of the much improved second edition [published 1996] contact Deno Andrews [E-mail address: denoandrews@sbcglobal.net] He still has some left for $225 + $10 S&H. I have some very, very slightly damaged ones [close inspection required to see flaw or flaws in front or rear cover material] left that have never even been opened that have been going for around $200 on eBay.

                                FYI, there was originally supposed to be a single book on one-pocket but there was far too much for one book and so there was to be a set of three one-pocket books. I went out of business before publishing the third. It would have all been one large book had I been able to fit all three books into less than 500 pages.

                                Though W1P is valued above its brother book, Shots, Moves, & Strategies [SMS], it's only because W1P became scarce a year earlier and many figured it must be the better book because it costs more money. Actually, the SMS book is the far better value for advanced players and I can't understand why anyone would want only a part of the work. SMS takes off where W1P leaves off.

                                Hope this has helped, and thanks to all of you for appreciating my work. There's nothing I'd like more than to publish the many books I'd originally intended. I might get back into publishing books within another year or so.

                                Eddie Robin E-mail address: eddierobin@aol.com

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