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Re: New Book Releases
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Thanks for chiming in Tapuvae.

I agree that, in the end, it's probably worth getting the books individually. I just managed to get the latest Beowulf deluxe edition (brand new) from ebay Australia for just USD 51. That's super cheap.

I think the seller has 1 more book left. So let me know if you want more details.

Cheers :)

Posted on: 8/8 1:45:03

Edited by Earl on 2015/8/12 5:24:49


Re: New Book Releases
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Worth it? Hard to say. Despite there being only 100 of these I don't think the demand is great. I believe a UK seller had one listed for 700 pounds earlier in the summer that went unsold. For me, the USD conversion still kills it at that price. Keep in mind this set contains later and inferior impressions of several of the books (unlike the 4 volume set that is mostly first impressions). Whose to say Harper Collins doesn't release another one of these sets any time now as well? So if you are a completist then I suppose this set is needed but as a latecomer to collecting myself I'd rather spend the money on something numbered and signed.

Posted on: 8/1 22:02:42


Re: New Book Releases
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Thanks remy. I do believe the set is way overpriced (and probably overvalued too).

Seeing as the individual books can pretty much be purchased brand new and sealed for about USD 500, it seems to me like I'd be paying USD 1100 for an empty cardboard box. I'm sure the box is nice, but really is it worth THAT much? Maybe if I was a millionaire I wouldn't question it :)

Thanks for your help, remy. I appreciate you taking the time to respond.

Posted on: 7/31 5:09:34

Edited by Earl on 2015/7/31 6:09:44


Re: New Book Releases
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Sounds expensive. Think they originally sold with an RRP £300. But with only 100 made, they don't come up for sale often and hard to put a price on (no established market).

I am pretty sure I bought 2 of these at the time (not at home to check at the moment).

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Re: New Book Releases
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Hello, I'm returning here after a few years' hiatus :)

I wanted to ask if anyone has any information concerning the pricing of the 5-book deluxe edition box set?

It's currently being sold at Abe Books for GBP 1056. Is this a fair price?

I honestly don't think the set is worth that much; but I may be undervaluing it. Has the set sold lately on the secondary market (since HC isn't selling it anymore), and does anyone know how much it sold for?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Cheers!

Posted on: 7/31 1:38:42

Edited by Earl on 2015/7/31 2:09:18



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