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A Fair Price For a Used Compact Edition of the OED

What is a fair price to pay for a used Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary (Reprint or possibly original 1971 edition) that looks to be in good shape, including the slipcase & magnifying glass? Used on Amazon looks to be about $50+Shipping to Canada, but I am leery to buy something like this sight unseen; a local used/rare book store has it for $100, and I'm not sure if that is a bargain (The latest edition is $275 on Amazon.ca) or if I could find it cheaper.
posted by Alvy Ampersand on Dec 22, 2012 - 10 answers

Goodby to all that

When (and why/how) did "good-by" fall out of use as an variant on "goodbye"? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Oct 25, 2011 - 6 answers

Why doesn't the OED have better coverage of mathematical terms?

Why doesn't the OED have better coverage of mathematical terms? Is this an area they want to improve on, or have they drawn a line of obscurity somewhere that just leaves out more than I expected? [more inside]
posted by ErWenn on Oct 5, 2010 - 9 answers

Doesn't OED look like an emoticon for a man in a canoe?

When does a word attain enough critical mass to enter a dictionary? [more inside]
posted by kuujjuarapik on Feb 8, 2007 - 19 answers

Obtuse vs. abstruse

Is the word "obtuse" being used correctly here [line 5]? [more inside]
posted by matthewr on Nov 6, 2006 - 28 answers

Oxford English Trickionary

The online version of the OED (subscription required) uses an ASCII version of IPA, and I can't figure it out. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jan 8, 2006 - 12 answers

Electronic OED?

Electronic version of the Oxford English Dictionary? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Oct 24, 2005 - 32 answers

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