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Re: New eBay postings
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Peeta wrote:
Is it only the CoH super deluxe that rubs you so wrong stu?


Pretty much (although I think the majority of your prices are totally unrealistic). However - and this is key for me - the other books, where available new aren't available for individual sale (and can't necessarily be exported from the US direct from the publisher), so one could be justified in charging a premium (in the EP Books case, a little over double RRP) for the privilege of purchasing individually/internationally.

The SD CoH is available new and for international sale at a third of the price you are asking, so yep, it rubs me up the wrong way, because it is deliberately trying to take advantage of the uninformed. If you can think of a different way of describing it, I'm all ears!

Everyone has their own ethical standards of course, and I'm not saying yours should be the same as mine -- I'm simply highlighting something that doesn't fit with mine (and this is a discussion forum!). It is clear from your initial post that you knew your pricing would be controversial!

Fundamentally, of course, caveat emptor applies, and if people can't be bothered to do their homework, they do deserve the consequences, I suppose.

[Edit: My opinions are purely my own and don't represent anyone else!]

Posted on: 6/9 19:08:57

Edited by Stu on 2016/6/9 19:48:15


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Is it only the CoH super deluxe that rubs you so wrong stu?

Posted on: 6/9 17:16:55


Re: New eBay postings
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Peeta wrote:
...The price on the CoH is the price of what it's worth to me but giving some come down room if someone wants to make an offer. Meaning if I sold it for less than 1000 I would miss the book more than the money I had in my pocket. This is the situation with most of the books, but I do not want to be unfair which is why I have posted them with a best offer attached....


I honestly don't really know how to feel about this. To me, it feels a lot like hoping to find a schmuck who doesn't know any better. If the book was not available new from the publisher, that would be an entirely different matter, but I personally would feel uncomfortable taking above RRP for one of these (and I have three of the damn things). That is - of course - just my personal opinion.


Peeta wrote:
This is the situation with most of the books, but I do not want to be unfair which is why I have posted them with a best offer attached.


I read this as "I DO want to be unfair if I can find someone who doesn't know any better and is daft enough".

I don't want to offend, I'm just telling you how it looks.

Posted on: 6/9 14:12:00


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Peeta, I highly doubt standard 1977 editions of The Silmarillion are selling for $200+. Listings, going for those kind of figures, probably aren't legitimate.

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Posted on: 6/9 14:02:32
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I appreciate your advice Trotter, and I have realized the situation with the CoH is not what I initially expected. But the thing is that I am not in a hurry to sell anything, and everything I have sold so far has come with some regret. The price on the CoH is the price of what it's worth to me but giving some come down room if someone wants to make an offer. Meaning if I sold it for less than 1000 I would miss the book more than the money I had in my pocket. This is the situation with most of the books, but I do not want to be unfair which is why I have posted them with a best offer attached. The interesting ones to me are the Silmarillions, as I have seem postings that sold for $200 or more. I didn't know they were worth that much, but apparently they are to some. And I actually have wanted a dummy Silmarillion for years but have not been able to buy one :) I'm hoping that this is actually just a hiatus in my collecting, but the need for cash is a little stronger than the collecting bug that bit me years ago!

Posted on: 6/9 13:49:20



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