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Hey, but wait a minute!
There are no buyers yet so that actual free market value of the basic books is $0!
No buyers, you say?
Scientology can handle that!
Remember when Ron's fiction books hit the bookstore shelves and terrified management scammed parishioners to defraud the "BEST SELLER" book list by simply buying armfuls of the books that nobody was reading.
Hubbard literally stole the admiration and acclaim. He inferior work never actually made it onto any BEST SELLER lists by reason of real book-readers buying and enjoying his work.
Now, it is part of the Hubbard PR machine with Scientologists boasting about Ron's "bestselling books".
Come to think of it, isn't Hubbard's specialty just that? Thievery.
Anybody get what they paid for by spending a half-million dollars on the bridge to OT?
Thievery, plain and simple.