Author Topic: Margin of Safety - Seth Klarman  (Read 25807 times)

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Re: Margin of Safety - Seth Klarman
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2011, 01:09:04 PM »
About a year and a half ago I bought MOS off EBAY for 500 bucks, read it, and resold it on Amazon for 750 dollars a couple months later. Looking at the current prices I should have held on to it. But if someone really wants to read the physical book, with a little effort this trading method should work and not cost you a dime in the long run.


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Re: Margin of Safety - Seth Klarman
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2011, 01:40:45 PM »
About a year and a half ago I bought MOS off EBAY for 500 bucks, read it, and resold it on Amazon for 750 dollars a couple months later. Looking at the current prices I should have held on to it. But if someone really wants to read the physical book, with a little effort this trading method should work and not cost you a dime in the long run.

Maybe someone should try cornering the MoS market to make prices spike ;)
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Re: Margin of Safety - Seth Klarman
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2011, 06:11:30 PM »
Thousands? Damn. I only got $1300 for mine!

Last I checked on Amazon it was around 2.3k

   I had two books and sold one about six months ago. Sold it to a Canadian fellow on ebay for about $750.00. The asking prices were higher but at the time no one was paying them.

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Re: Margin of Safety - Seth Klarman
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2011, 07:29:02 PM »
Thousands? Damn. I only got $1300 for mine!

Last I checked on Amazon it was around 2.3k

   I had two books and sold one about six months ago. Sold it to a Canadian fellow on ebay for about $750.00. The asking prices were higher but at the time no one was paying them.

It's about $800 now on amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Margin-Safety-Risk-Averse-Strategies-Thoughtful/dp/0887305105/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1314930445&sr=8-1

There is a signed version for about $2,500.
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Re: Margin of Safety - Seth Klarman
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2011, 06:35:51 PM »


Regarding Margin of Safety, it's the third book I've read after starting to learn about investing. It didn't seem to be anything special at all, the content was pretty much already included in Security Analysis.  What am I missing?

Regarding "you can be a stock market genius",  I have the first version, is there a big difference compared to the second version, worth enough to acquire?

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Re: Margin of Safety - Seth Klarman
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2011, 07:47:48 PM »


Regarding Margin of Safety, it's the third book I've read after starting to learn about investing. It didn't seem to be anything special at all, the content was pretty much already included in Security Analysis.  What am I missing?

Regarding "you can be a stock market genius",  I have the first version, is there a big difference compared to the second version, worth enough to acquire?

I havent read Security Analysis but have thumbed through it. INMO which isnt worth much considering the first sentence MOS is a much easier read. Also MOS reads extremely well after 1-2 years of investing you go back and are like wow that makes perfect sense. I think the Dhando Investor is one of the better books to read regarding starting in investing.

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Re: Margin of Safety - Seth Klarman
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2011, 08:08:26 PM »


Regarding Margin of Safety, it's the third book I've read after starting to learn about investing. It didn't seem to be anything special at all, the content was pretty much already included in Security Analysis.  What am I missing?

Regarding "you can be a stock market genius",  I have the first version, is there a big difference compared to the second version, worth enough to acquire?

I havent read Security Analysis but have thumbed through it. INMO which isnt worth much considering the first sentence MOS is a much easier read. Also MOS reads extremely well after 1-2 years of investing you go back and are like wow that makes perfect sense. I think the Dhando Investor is one of the better books to read regarding starting in investing.

Indeed, SA was very hard to read (as was the second time reading it) , its words "wet" with humor and emotion like a dry stone in a desert, yet it does seem to contain so many hidden gems it's absolutely worth the effort.

The two major ideas I got from it are: 1. MOS 2. Not to mistake qualitative for quantitative.

Will look up the Dhando Investor, thanks.

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Re: Margin of Safety - Seth Klarman
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2011, 08:23:32 PM »
Indeed, SA was very hard to read (as was the second time reading it) , its words "wet" with humor and emotion like a dry stone in a desert, yet it does seem to contain so many hidden gems it's absolutely worth the effort.

The two major ideas I got from it are: 1. MOS 2. Not to mistake qualitative for quantitative.

Will look up the Dhando Investor, thanks.

No prob, and LOL.

Also I have moved to qualitative. I find its more useful then endless quantitative analysis. As Buffett said you know value when you see and dont need to know the exact weight to know if someone is fat.

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Re: Margin of Safety - Seth Klarman
« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2013, 10:24:26 AM »
Great book.  I bought a box of them a long time ago and have been getting them signed when I can -- http://seekingalpha.com/instablog/957061-chris-demuth-jr/1426991-kate-upton-and-seth-klarman.
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