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eBay listings submitted on Aug 26
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Khamûl wrote:
Your post, Trotter, pretty much sums up eBay today. If it gets any wose it'll be as bad as Abebooks...

BH



I actually think eBay is worse than AbeBooks these days. I have actually purchased a handful of books on Abe for less than they generally sell on eBay in the last couple of years. That said, both eBay and Abe are chocked full of resellers selling stock-photo books they don't actually have.

I haven't bought many books on eBay at all the last couple of years (but I have used it for other stuff, such as buying Brodart covers). As a place to buy relatively generic stuff that can't be picked up locally, it is OK. And that is because eBay has morphed from being a person-to-person site selling unwanted stuff people want to offload to being (mostly) a business to consumer site selling endless piles of generic Chinese crap (whilst taking a fat cut from the product, payments, logistics, etc). eBay deserves to be crushed under the weight of its own greed, frankly.

The sad thing is that there is really no prospect of ever getting a service again like eBay *used* to be, because it is impossible to be successful without a critical mass of buyers and sellers.

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Your post, Trotter, pretty much sums up eBay today. If it gets any wose it'll be as bad as Abebooks...

BH

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eBay Item #301292509506

So I should pay £182.98 for a book published on 31/12/1961 (this book was first published in 1962 at least a day later) by HarperCollins (don't think they were around in 1962) and they state in the description

"Please note, the image is for illustrative purposes only, actual book cover, binding and edition may vary."


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Thank you for the information on the books.

Thanks for all the replies so far. Here is some basic information that I have given everyone who has replied.

2 years ago I was offered $2K US for these books by a dealer who I took them to because I was curious of their value. Last year I took them to an auction house here in Milwaukee WI who said they were worth more, but wouldn't pin down a price for me.

My experience in both cases lead me to search this site out as I would rather sell to a true fan, and maybe take a little less then go through these places that just look to flip things to their little customer data bases.

My father taught me to read by reading the Hobbit to me and having me read it back to him, so I hold a special place in my heart for Tolkien. So forgive me if I am a little more chatty on your personal inquires then other sellers as I am truly interested in making sure these go to a good home.

I will be posting better pictures with a real camera. The ones online were from my phone.

Once again thanks to all for the interest.

Posted on: Yesterday 10:46:51



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