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Re: Hobbit Signed Book
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& again...

I'm pretty sure, when you said you recognised this item, that this was The Hobbit being offered by flatsigned.com at the same time as that signed Silmarillion. The Silmarillion sold, but (since I didn't note the final price) maybe the 'signed' Hobbit failed to meet reserve or something. Much like the LotRs which was relisted multiple times by flatsigned.com.

The Hobbit by Tolkien - SIGNED + signed Tolkien letters
Seller: drdave132613

BH

Posted on: 2010/8/5 3:39
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You drive a hard bargain – you can have it for £10 all-in – one consolation (for you) is that you do not have to hear the cries of my children, for bread...


Re: The wonders of eBay
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Guess it will not take much longer (or until I find some more free time) and I'm going to write an open letter to ebay...

Want to talk about
- how they make profit from people selling fake items, overpriced items, so called rare items,...
- how they don't allow people to comment on items, and leave the 'seller' (including people selling fake items, overpriced items, so called rare items,... ) to decide to post q&a's on the items, while it should be the other way around
- how they undermine the book selling business by allowing this (people selling fake items, overpriced items, so called rare items,... )
- how they could change some things to make all better
- etc

Posted on: 2010/8/3 14:26


Re: The wonders of eBay
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I can't believe that I never thought of dust jacketing this edition! Maybe I'll buy this and make a custom slipcase for it! Anyone know any good ebay sellers who could help me get it signed by the author?

Posted on: 2010/8/3 14:09


Re: Value of these books?
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Not a bad price, in my opinion. I have purchased copies of these books for a little less money in the last couple of years, but not still shrink wrapped. You are correct in saying that it probably doesn't matter much whether the LotR is the 3'rd or 4'th printing (which would be the 2001 version with the faux leather slipcase). Value would increase significantly if it were a first impression from 1997 in the cloth slipcase. The Silmarillion, while I think a gorgeous book, has never commanded a serious premium simply due to the number printed against demand.

In terms of investment value, your books would hold a little more value if kept shrink wrapped, but then of course they more difficult to enjoy. If opened, I am not too sure if you will ever be able to sell them for significant profit (unless there is another huge boom after Hobbit movie(s) are released), but you will not lose money either. All in all, I think you fared pretty well. Now you just have to pick up a copy of the Hobbit!

Posted on: 2010/8/3 14:01


Re: The wonders of eBay
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You missed the free postage, makes all the difference

Posted on: 2010/8/3 13:18



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