like you said, Tyrus, it was a matter of luck! i happen to spot In All But Blood in the background of an item someone was selling on eBay, and i contacted the seller and he was planning on selling it within a few days! i watched his items until it popped up, and i was able to purchase In All But Blood from him for $28 including shipping!! he has a BUNCH of other Reader's Collection books for really good prices, if anyone's interested his eBay items are here:
thanks to everyone who read this thread!