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Re: Hatchards Leather Quarter bound Hobbit (No Reserve)
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SonOfDolf, I think putting your highest bid in at the last minute is the best bet, but putting a higher value than you think it is worth never makes sense. I would question whether the book is worth more than 300-325. It isn't rare and has a non-valuable signature. If you look at all the other bidders except you and the winner, they maxed out at 250. You thought 300 was the probable selling price, but chose to exceed that heavily in your max bid. I don't understand your bidding behaviour as - had you won - you would have overpaid.

Posted on: 2011/10/13 17:27


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Don't know if this forum is the right place for this post. But just for fun which fantasy writer other than Tolkien would you recommend reading?

I personally like George R.R. Martin's first three books of the Song of Ice and Fire series (hence my username). Parts 4 and 5 are of a lesser quality though.

I'm trying to collect these books too. Unfortunately prices are a little bit out of control since the TV adaptation of a Game of Thones aired.

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Re: Hatchards Leather Quarter bound Hobbit (No Reserve)
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I got this one for GBP175 though. Merp_shop had listed it for 250 give or take but he accepted my proposal.

http://www.ebay.nl/itm/200659393970?s ... 1439.l2649#ht_3623wt_1139

I think it is a fair price but I'm not 100% sure.


Posted on: 2011/10/13 15:25


Re: Hatchards Leather Quarter bound Hobbit (No Reserve)
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That was me. I entered a max of 378 around 2 days before the end of the auction. I thought I could pick it up for around 300 or so. Still can't believe somebody was prepared to overbid me. Next time I'll enter my max bid in the last minute or so maybe that will work better....

Posted on: 2011/10/13 15:18


Re: Hatchards Leather Quarter bound Hobbit (No Reserve)
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Looking at the bid history, there were two bidders prepared to pay over 250. The second bidder that dropped out may well have been aware of the Thorntons copy. That or a shill bidder of course.

Posted on: 2011/10/13 13:49



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