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Why would anyone pay this kind of Money for HoME these days? I mean, GBP 3,724, Really???

Sil - 20 pounds
UT - 20 pounds
Books 1 - 9 - 30 pounds each (some maybe more, some a bit less)
Book 10 - 60 pounds (?)
Book 11 - 125 pounds
Book 12 - 150 pounds

So a realistic price would probably a grand total of GBP 600 to get a set of 1/1 HoME these days (a guess, but I don't think I'd be far off -- they are far cheaper than they used to be). I know there would be time to find them and cost of postage, but are there really buyers out there that would pay an extra 3,000 pounds just to save a bit of time and effort getting a set of books that aren't remotely rare?

I do think a lot of the professional sellers of Tolkien books take advantage of schmucks. A reasonable profit over and above the carrying cost of inventory is one thing, but I think some of the key players in this space push the boundaries of ethical business (And yes, I know no one is forced to buy).


eBay Item #230664046535

Posted on: 9/15 23:27:32

Edited by Stu on 2014/9/15 23:48:28


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Posted on: 9/15 22:00:23


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That's basically exactly what happened to me. I'm pretty fickle about DJ condition & the photos provided no evidence that this was a decent copy. Plus, £40?! Too much.

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Posted on: 9/15 12:28:20
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Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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Saw it before it sold.

Toyed with the idea of buying. Would have if the dustjacket was in better condition.

In the end, I decided to put in a best offer (which I did) but it sold soon after.

Interesting enough though.

Posted on: 9/15 12:18:11


Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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Did anyone here buy this? The TS library bookplate was what really interested me about this auction; it's not something I've seen before. Not interesting enough to pay £40 for it though...

eBay Item #261589961905

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Posted on: 9/15 12:12:34
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