CPH publishes the series “Luther’s Works” for $34-$55 a pop. Imagine having the chance to get five of those books for $2 each.
That opportunity was mine last night. The five books were stacked at a not-for-profit community book sale. When the sale opened doors I started looking at the Art section for a few minutes then went over to the Religion section. As a man was scanning the first Luther book with his iPhone my jaw literally dropped to the floor. After scanning that first book he promptly grabbed all five and put them in his bin.
My head was spinning as I entered some alternate universe briefly while my brain processed what just happened. I meagerly offered to buy the books. “How much you want for the Luther books?” I asked. “I don’t have an answer,” was his reply. That man hit the jackpot and had absolutely no idea. Whatever his little scanner says was the only prompt for him to snatch those treasured books.
There wasn’t any jaw-droppers in the Art section either. Next time I’ll know to hit up the Religion section first. No doubt.