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John Sickels - overpriced?

Postby TyP61382 » Mon Jan 02, 2006 6:59 pm

Is it me, or is Sickels' stuff overpriced? He's a great guy for minor league stuff, but the only thing holding back from giving him money are his prices.

His 2006 prospect book, which can ONLY be bought from his site, is 24.95 w/ shipping. Amazon has Baseball America's for about 18.50, probably about 21 with shipping. Deric McKamey, who works for Shandler, has a fantasy-oriented minors book out this year... walmart.com has it for under 13.

Sickels' newsletter, I believe, is 39.95 for a year. For the same price, you can get ESPN Insider or Baseball Prospectus. Sickels provides a lot of great info, but is far from the best deal here.

I'm interested in what he has to offer, but not at his prices. I'd probably be "in on" his stuff if the book was 19.99 total and the newsletter was 29.99 total. But his competetors offer things not much different, and perhaps better, for less money.

Maybe not having re-sellers hurts Sickels price wise, but I imagine his book would do quite well in retail. I know I looked for it at Barnes and Noble last year, and was going to buy it, but they had BA's book and I bought that instead....
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Postby Surfs up » Sat Jan 07, 2006 4:48 pm

Any site you have to pay for is over priced. With so many free sites and sites like the Cafe why waste your money. I have learned more from many of our own EXPERTS all under one roof then blowing money on a guy that may have never picked up a baseball in his life. But its your money.
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Postby thedude » Mon Jan 09, 2006 5:50 pm

Surfs up wrote:Any site you have to pay for is over priced. With so many free sites and sites like the Cafe why waste your money. I have learned more from many of our own EXPERTS all under one roof then blowing money on a guy that may have never picked up a baseball in his life. But its your money.


err Jon's site Minor League Ball is a free blog, with great prospect comentary.
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