Title: A Bad Day for Sales

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Title: A Bad Day for Sales Title Record # 45724
Author: Fritz Leiber
Date: 1953-07-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Synopsis: The first automatic robotic salesman has started operation. It sells things for women, men and children, and people are flocking to it because it is a novelty. Then the city is hit by a missile and is almost destroyed, and the partly destroyed robot still tries to push its merchandise.
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Translations
Year Language Title
1955 French Pas d'amateurs, aujourd'hui
1957 Dutch Geen Omzet
1958 Italian Affari: giornata fiacca
1965 Italian Brutta giornata per le vendite
1967 Italian Giornata nera
1973 French Sale temps pour la vente !
1974 French Un mauvais jour pour les ventes
1980 Croatian Loš dan za prodaju
1981 Dutch Demonstratiemodel
1987 Italian Affari: giornata infame
2001 Italian Brutta Giornata, Per Le Vendite

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Galaxy Science Fiction, July 1953 1953-07-00 ed. H. L. Gold Galaxy Publishing Corporation   $0.35 164 digest? mag Emsh Checkmark
Shadow of Tomorrow 1953-07-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Permabooks #P236 $0.35 379 pb? anth Richard Powers Checkmark
Shadow of Tomorrow 1953-08-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Permabooks #P236 C$0.39 379 pb? anth Richard Powers Checkmark
Galaxy Science Fiction [UK], v3 #9 1953-11-00 ed. H. L. Gold Strato Publications   1/6 132 digest? mag Emsh Checkmark
Second Galaxy Reader of Science Fiction 1954-04-00 ed. H. L. Gold Crown Publishers     vi+
[2]+
504
hc? anth Mel Hunter Checkmark
The Best Science-Fiction Stories: 1954 1954-11-00 ed. Everett F. Bleiler, T. E. Dikty Frederick Fell   $3.50 316 hc? anth Checkmark
Galaxy Science Fiction Omnibus 1955-00-00 ed. H. L. Gold Grayson & Grayson     350 hc? anth  
Galaxie (1ère série), #24 November 1955 1955-11-00 ed. Editors of Galaxie (1ère série) Editions Nuit et Jour   F100.00 148 digest? mag Checkmark
Sprong in de Toekomst 1957-00-00 ed. A. de Bruijn, A. van der Hoek Andries Blitz   ƒ4.50 198 hc? anth Nita Veeren Checkmark
Galaxy #2 1958-07-00 ed. R. Valente Editrice Due Mondi (Italy) # 2 150 Lit 128 digest? mag Pederson Checkmark
Fifty Short Science Fiction Tales 1963-02-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Groff Conklin Collier Books #AS516 $0.95 287 pb? anth Checkmark
Fifty Short Science Fiction Tales 1963-02-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Groff Conklin Collier Books #AS516 $0.95 287 pb? anth  
L'altare a mezzanotte: 50 racconti di fantascienza 1965-07-30 ed. Groff Conklin, Isaac Asimov Casa Editrice La Tribuna (Science Fiction Book Club (Italy) #16)   2,500 Lit 492 hc? anth Rocco Borella Checkmark
Fifty Short Science Fiction Tales 1966-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Groff Conklin Collier Books #01639 $0.95 287 pb? anth Don Ivan Punchatz Checkmark
La guerra è sempre la guerra 1967-11-00 ed. Ruggero Leonardi De Carlo Editore (Italy)   4,000 Lit 393 hc? anth Ferruccio Alessandri Checkmark
Fifty Short Science Fiction Tales 1968-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Groff Conklin Collier Books #01639 $0.95 287 pb? anth Don Ivan Punchatz Checkmark
Men and Machines 1968-09-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Meredith Press   $4.95 xii+
240
hc? anth Barry Martin Checkmark
Fifty Short Science Fiction Tales 1969-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Groff Conklin Collier Books #01639 $0.95 285 pb? anth Don Ivan Punchatz Checkmark
Men and Machines 1970-00-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Award Books #A765N $0.95 219 pb? anth Checkmark
Nightmare Age 1970-10-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Ballantine Books 0-345-02044-8 $0.95 312 pb? anth Peter Schaumann Checkmark
Nightmare Age 1970-10-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Ballantine Books 0-345-02044-8 C$0.95 312 pb? anth Peter Schaumann Checkmark
Fifty Short Science Fiction Tales 1971-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Groff Conklin Collier Books #01639 $1.25 285 pb? anth Don Ivan Punchatz Checkmark
Nightmare Age 1971-01-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Ballantine Books #02044 $0.95 312 pb? anth Peter Schaumann Checkmark
Fifty Short Science Fiction Tales 1973-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Groff Conklin Collier Books #01639 $1.25 285 pb? anth Don Ivan Punchatz  
Fifty Short Science Fiction Tales 1973-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Groff Conklin Collier Books #01639 $1.25 287 pb? anth Don Ivan Punchatz Checkmark
Des hommes et des machines 1973-00-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Marabout (Bibliothèque Marabout - Science Fiction #434)     316 pb? anth Checkmark
Look Back on Tomorrow: Worlds of Science Fiction 1974-00-00 ed. John Osborne, David Paskow Addison-Wesley (Alternatives: Idea-Centered Literature) 0-201-05506-6 $ 179 tp? anth Judy Oliver Checkmark
Fifty Short Science Fiction Tales 1974-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin, Isaac Asimov Collier Books #01639 $1.50 287 pb? anth Don Ivan Punchatz Checkmark
Histoires de robots 1974-04-16 ed. Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein, Jacques Goimard Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3764) 2-253-00061-2   486 pb? anth Pierre Faucheux Checkmark
Histoires de robots 1974-06-11 ed. Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein, Jacques Goimard Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3764) 2-253-00061-2   486 pb? anth Pierre Faucheux Checkmark
Histoires de robots 1975-02-26 ed. Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein, Jacques Goimard Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3764) 2-253-00061-2   486 pb? anth Pierre Faucheux Checkmark
Fifty Short Science Fiction Tales 1976-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin, Isaac Asimov Collier Books #01639 $1.50 287 pb? anth Don Ivan Punchatz Checkmark
Histoires de robots 1976-00-00 ed. Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein, Jacques Goimard Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3764) 2-253-00061-2   486 pb? anth Pierre Faucheux Checkmark
Science Fiction and Fantasy 1977-00-00 ed. Fred Obrecht Barron's Educational Series 0-812-00651-8   256 tp? anth  
Fifty Short Science Fiction Tales 1978-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Groff Conklin Collier Books 0-02-016390-8 $1.95 287 pb? anth Don Ivan Punchatz Checkmark
Histoires de robots 1978-00-00 ed. Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein, Jacques Goimard Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3764) 2-253-00061-2   486 pb? anth Pierre Faucheux Checkmark
Fifty Short Science Fiction Tales 1979-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Groff Conklin Collier Books 0-02-016390-8 $1.95 287 pb? anth Don Ivan Punchatz Checkmark
Science Fiction of the Fifties 1979-09-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph Olander Avon 0-380-46409-8 $4.95 xxiii+
438
tp? anth Stanislaw Fernandes Checkmark
Science Fiction of the Fifties 1980-02-00 ed. Joseph Olander, Martin Harry Greenberg Avon / SFBC #3671 $3.98 xxii+
393
hc? anth Gary Viskupic Checkmark
Sirius, #44 1980-02-05 ed. Borivoj Jurković? Vjesnik   20 din. 148 pb? mag Checkmark
Van Jules Verne tot Isaac Asimov: De Vijftig Beste Science Fiction-Verhalen 1981-00-00 ed. Erik Lankester Publiboek / Baart 90-6513-003-9   467 hc? anth Frank Frazetta Checkmark
Thinking Machines 1982-10-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Raintree Publishers (Science Fiction Shorts) 0-8172-1727-4   48 hc? anth  
The Arbor House Treasury of Science Fiction Masterpieces 1983-04-00 ed. Robert Silverberg, Martin H. Greenberg Arbor House 0-87795-445-3 $16.95 538 hc? anth Checkmark
The Arbor House Treasury of Science Fiction Masterpieces 1984-02-00 ed. Robert Silverberg, Martin H. Greenberg Priam Books / Arbor House 0-87795-446-1 $8.95 538 tp? anth  
Great Tales of Science Fiction 1985-00-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Silverberg Galahad Books 0-88365-701-5 $8.98 529 hc? anth Checkmark
Histoires de robots 1985-02-00 ed. Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein, Jacques Goimard Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3764) 2-253-00061-2   486 pb? anth Eric Seigaud Checkmark
The Great SF Stories# 15 (1953) 1986-12-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books (DAW Collectors #694) 0-88677-171-4 $3.50 352 pb? anth Tony Roberts Checkmark
The Great SF Stories# 15 (1953) 1986-12-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books 0-88677-171-4 C$4.50 352 pb? anth Tony Roberts Checkmark
Le grandi storie della fantascienza 15 1987-05-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg Armenia Editore (Le Grandi Storie della Fantascienza #15) 88-344-0205-7 20,000 Lit 304 tp? anth Bob Layzell  
Great Tales of Science Fiction 1988-06-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Silverberg Galahad Books 0-88365-701-5 $9.98 529 hc? anth Karen Nelson  
The Leiber Chronicles: Fifty Years of Fritz Leiber 1990-04-00 Fritz Leiber Dark Harvest 0-913165-48-4 $21.95 601 hc? coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
The Leiber Chronicles: Fifty Years of Fritz Leiber 1990-04-00 Fritz Leiber Dark Harvest 0-913165-48-4 $65.00 601 hc? coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
The Leiber Chronicles: Fifty Years of Fritz Leiber 1990-04-00 Fritz Leiber Dark Harvest 0-913165-48-4   601 hc? coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
Great Tales of Science Fiction 1994-03-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Silverberg Galahad Books 0-88365-701-5 $ 529 hc? anth  
Fifty Short Science Fiction Tales 1997-08-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Groff Conklin Scribner Paperback Fiction 0-684-84296-3 $6.95 287 pb? anth Don Ivan Punchatz  
The SFWA Grand Masters, Volume One 1999-06-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Tor 0-312-86881-2 $24.95 384 hc? anth Jack Coggins Checkmark
The SFWA Grand Masters, Volume 1 2000-08-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Tor 0-312-86880-4 $14.95 383 tp? anth  
Urania #1416 2001-06-17 ed. Giuseppe Lippi Arnoldo Mondadori Editore #1416 7,900 Lit 410 pb? mag Roberto Neri  
Men and Machines 2009-03-05 ed. Robert Silverberg Wildside Press 978-1-4344-5499-7 $14.99 256 tp? anth  
A Bad Day for Sales 2016-01-01 Fritz Leiber Project Gutenberg #50819 $0.00   ebook? chap  
The Robot Megapack 2017-01-20 ed. uncredited Wildside Press 978-1-4794-2485-6 $0.99   ebook? anth  
Fifty Short Science Fiction Tales date unknown ed. Isaac Asimov, Groff Conklin Collier Books 0-02-016390-8 $5.95 287 pb? anth Don Ivan Punchatz  
Fifty Short Science Fiction Tales date unknown ed. Groff Conklin, Isaac Asimov Scribner 0-684-84296-3 $7.95 287 pb? anth Don Ivan Punchatz  
Science Fiction and Fantasy date unknown ed. Fred Obrecht Barron's Educational Series 0-812-00651-8   256 tp? anth Checkmark
Fifty Short Science Fiction Tales date unknown ed. Isaac Asimov, Groff Conklin Collier Books 0-02-016390-8 $2.95 287 pb? anth Don Ivan Punchatz Checkmark
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