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Bad Bargain
This bargain's not worth the price.
Author(s) Diana G. Gallagher
Publication date December 26, 2006
Length 256 pages
Published by Simon Spotlight Entertainment
ISBN ISBN 1416919198

Bad Bargain was a novel writte by Diana G. Gallagher based on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


Having sealed the Hellmouth, the Scooby Gang do not realize that anything is odd when things to be sold at the first annual band fund-raising rummage sale are stored in the school basement, which is directly above the Hellmouth. The rummage sale begins, and the items on sale seem to be having an unexpected effect on those that buy them. Even Xander Harris and Willow Rosenberg are soon affected. The situation gets more serious resulting in the school being quarantined leaving Buffy Summers and Rupert Giles to sort things out before the items get sold elsewhere.


Behind the Scenes

  • "Bad Bargain", in relation to it's timeline and setting within the Buffyverse, actually takes place during Season 2, before Angel turns evil. It takes place sometime after the episodes "What's My Line? parts 1 and 2" (because Xander and Cordelia have begun their secret hockey sessions in various broom closets), but before the episodes "Surprise" because Angel is obviously not evil yet.
  • This novel foreshadowing things to come. Jonathan and Andrew make an appearance, while Mayor Wilkin's darker dealings are alluded to.

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