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Re: The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún (Super Deluxe Edition 2009)
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Urulókë wrote:
Not sure about the UK tax laws, but here in the States when they started counting inventory as assets (ie taxable) it made publishers do strange things like remaindering and pulping - cheaper than keeping the books in stock, which now has an annual cost. So if a book title isn't selling quickly, it may make sense to pulp rather than hold on to or remainder (which would flood the market and likely devalue future super-deluxe editions since collectors would just wait for them to go on remainder too).


Could be. Seems a shame to pulp a perfectly good book, but that is the crazy messed-up world we live in. I think it more likely that they offloaded the S&Gs at a reduced price to BD and other retailers, though. CoH probably just finally sold out after 4+ years.

Edit: Using the totally crappy search with just "Hurin" as a keyword, the SuperDuluxe CoH does show up in the list and would appear to be still available. If you search for "Children of Hurin" it brings back about 100 results, the first page of which - at least - are completely irrelevant. Definitely can't find S&G though, but I would put money on that just being down to the website being a turd.

Posted on: 2012/1/14 20:31

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Re: The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún (Super Deluxe Edition 2009)
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Not sure about the UK tax laws, but here in the States when they started counting inventory as assets (ie taxable) it made publishers do strange things like remaindering and pulping - cheaper than keeping the books in stock, which now has an annual cost. So if a book title isn't selling quickly, it may make sense to pulp rather than hold on to or remainder (which would flood the market and likely devalue future super-deluxe editions since collectors would just wait for them to go on remainder too).

Posted on: 2012/1/14 20:12
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Re: The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún (Super Deluxe Edition 2009)
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SonOfDolf wrote:
From time to time I checked the tolkien.co.uk site if they still sold the book. It always showed up when I clicked "exclusives". However I can't find the book anymore. I was wondering if anyone could double check. Maybe the stopped selling it?


Certainly doesn't seem to be listed, but tolkien.co.uk are astonishingly good at hiding their books in odd categories and their search is dead ropy. Just give them a call or drop them an email, I guess.

However, I wouldn't worry about missing out. They might remainder these books but I don't think they would pulp them (what would be the point?).

Stu


Edit: Book Depository has it for GBP 280 (might be cheaper if you are using a UK IP Address).

Posted on: 2012/1/14 18:54


Re: The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún (Super Deluxe Edition 2009)
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From time to time I checked the tolkien.co.uk site if they still sold the book. It always showed up when I clicked "exclusives". However I can't find the book anymore. I was wondering if anyone could double check. Maybe the stopped selling it?

Posted on: 2012/1/14 15:09


Re: The Wonders of eBay
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I remember about seven or eight years ago, whenever there was an auction for a HoME volume, raidersafc would buy it up. I'm guessing these are all the rough copies he got as part of sets. That has to be the worst spine fading I have ever seen on a 'Sauron Defeated'.

Posted on: 2012/1/13 15:24



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