eBay Bidder's 'Dreams' About Obama Book Realized Why would a book sell for about $300 on the Internet when it would soon be in stores for $30? That's what happened in 2004 to Dreams From My Father, the memoir of then-U.S. Senate candidate Barack Obama. Day to Day replays a conversation with a top e-Bay bidder for the book.
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eBay Bidder's 'Dreams' About Obama Book Realized

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eBay Bidder's 'Dreams' About Obama Book Realized

eBay Bidder's 'Dreams' About Obama Book Realized

eBay Bidder's 'Dreams' About Obama Book Realized

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Why would a book sell for about $300 on the Internet when it would soon be in stores for $30? That's what happened in 2004 to Dreams from My Father, the memoir of then-U.S. Senate candidate Barack Obama. Day to Day replays a conversation that NPR's Noah Adams had with Melanie Hour, a top e-Bay bidder for the book, about why she was willing to pay such a premium price.

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