Anyone interested in buying a copy of Vegas Seven? Yes, we’re aware that you didn’t pay a nickel for the issue you are now reading. But that hasn’t stopped some aspiring capitalists from trying to make a few additional bucks off of our hard work.
An Internet search that went astray, as many do, happily revealed that a handful of Vegas Seven issues can be purchased on eBay. The majority of them can be bought for $6.49, with a couple of issues going as high as $9.99. By comparison, while most issues of Las Vegas Weekly are going for just 90 cents (hey, we didn’t set the market), the Sept. 7, 2006, issue commemorating the 10-year anniversary of Tupac Shakur’s death is priced at $130.
A general eBay search for “Las Vegas magazines” reveals other odds and sods, as well. A February 2010 issue of Vegas Rocks with Ville Valo, frontman for Finnish metal band HIM, on the cover is going for $22.93, yet seemingly far more valuable issues of Fabulous Las Vegas from the late 1960s and early ’70s can be had for $19.95 and less. TV Guides from 1978 and 1980 with Vegas star Robert Ulrich on the cover are available for $9.99 each, while a February 1979 issue of Playboy featuring the “Girls of Las Vegas” that is deemed in excellent condition seems a bargain at $6.
And for those interested in more issues of Vegas Seven, we know a guy who knows a guy who can get you the complete set for … well, just go ahead and make us an offer, and we’ll see what we can work out.