|Re: Super-Deluxe Sigurd & Gudrun|
Subject: Re: Super-Deluxe Sigurd & Gudrun
by Trotter on 2009/7/21 10:58:02
I would not feel ashamed about any books that you buy, Tolkien book collecting is not about feeling ashamed.
It is a very nice book, but very expensive, I bought on the first day without the discounts that you can now get
Harper Collins were very upset with the prices on eBay from the bookplates which they gave out for free in the Trade and Deluxe versions of the book at the release events for the book, as they did not get any direct benefit. Sadly we will not see this type of event again.
Instead we now get Super Deluxe Editions and Harper Collins are trying to maximize the revenue from the book by selling 500 limited copies at a high price (even with a discount a lot more than my signed Deluxe COH at Waterstones).
The Super Deluxe book is clearly still far too expensive, if you have copy 341 then 159 are still unsold. I would estimate 3-4 years before they all are sold, which again shows they are overpriced.
If you like this book, you also may want to get the Super Deluxe Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun, though it is not as good a quality as COH.
Welcome to the tolkienguide.com forum as well, your description of "Mental I know,...it's a problem", is shared by a lot of members of this forum (including me)