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Re: The wonders of eBay
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'Rare' is one over-used and frequently inaccurate description. Another is 'vintage', or sometimes 'early' when applied to a copy of The Hobbit produced in the 1970s.

Posted on: 2009/11/6 16:20


Re: Festival in the Shire (August 2010)
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Further on the Festival pricing...

While it seems expensive think of it as three events at one place and time! You can just attend one part and only for a day. The individual prices are fair for each event. The VIP pass to all three makes it a bargain.

Posted on: 2009/11/6 2:52


Re: The wonders of eBay
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TOLKIEN: THE HOBBIT 70th Anni Rare SLIPCASED HB EDITION

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TOLKIEN-THE-HOB ... ks_UK?hash=item20adf900e1

I think this seller must use a different dictionary definition of "rare" to me, as I can not think of any circumstance that the accepted dictionary definition fits this item or come to think of it most of the other items listed as "rare" on ebay.

Posted on: 2009/11/5 23:10


Re: Festival in the Shire (August 2010)
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Welcome to TCG Mark, and thanks for chiming in.

I know that I will have difficulty attending this festival, but I am having difficulty doing anything outside of work these days (very busy) so it doesn't have anything to do with location or price for me.

Just as a comparison from my US perspective:

a Comic Con four day pass runs $100, or about £60 (for today at least). That includes all of the panels, workshops, etc.

A Dragon*Con four day pas is $60 now, up to $100 as you get closer to the event dates.

A four day Myth Con (Mythopoeic Society) is $80 for non-members.

The One Ring Celebration (ORC) put on my theonering.net (last held back in 2007) ran about $350 for the full package, with much less expensive packages (such as $90 which did not include evening events or reserved seating in the auditoriums for main events).

All in all, I think the Festival in the Shire seems in the realm of reasonably priced, and I have nothing to complain about except that I am too @*$^%*! busy.

Posted on: 2009/11/5 10:04
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Re: Tolkien Signatures on eBay???
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This item sold for over £500 to someone with more money than sense. I will give it three weeks before we see another 'exciting' item from this seller.

Posted on: 2009/11/5 8:19



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