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Re: Super-Deluxe Sigurd & Gudrun
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I seem to remember an article somewhere with David Brawn, where he was asked why HarperCollins had not issued a Deluxe (not Super-Deluxe) edition of Unfinished Tales. They did not think there was a big enough market for the book.

In the case of the new book, I agree with Stu in that people bought multiple copies of COH as investments, which turned out to be very poor investments because of the discounting that they did.

Collectors and dealers are not going to do the same thing with this new book, people will be very wary about buying multiple copies, or even single copies at full price.

If Unfinished Tales is not right for a Deluxe edition (I disagree and think it is) then this is not the right title for a Super-Deluxe Edition, they should have just done a Trade and Deluxe.

Posted on: 2009/2/24 22:49


Re: Farmer Giles of Ham '60th Anniversary' Edition
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I'm also assuming that the 'bizarre' reason that this book is not featured at all on tolkien.co.uk, is that Harper Collins have to take the site down for a week every time they make a change to it.

Posted on: 2009/2/24 22:35


Re: Damaged BBC CD
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I believe that so long as the original faulty media is retained as proof of purchase, copying that disc from someone else would be OK.

Stu

Posted on: 2009/2/24 19:00


Re: Super-Deluxe Sigurd & Gudrun
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I totally agree with you (Rowns). To be honest, I don't think I will even bother with buying a copy up front to get an early number. If they do release 500 copies, there is no way on earth that they will sell them without a very deep discount, so why throw money upfront at HC needlessly? Makes more sense to wait a year and get 30-40% off.

The only reason why CoH has sold (perhaps) two-thirds or so of the print-run is that we - as a small group of collectors - have purchased multiple copies in the crazy belief that some powerful marketplace for them (that clearly doesn't exist at present) will spring into existence and give us a huge return. We actually only have ourselves to blame, really. Who do we think is ever going to buy this huge reserve of second copies off us?

If HC do release this as 500 copy edition, I personally see taking a stand on this book (by not purchasing it) as sending a message to HC that they need to treat their core customer base rather better than they have thus far.

Stu

Posted on: 2009/2/24 18:41


Damaged BBC CD
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Got his request from someone, thought some discussion would help him out:

My disc 4 of the BBC LOTR set is damaged and won't play the last track. Is it possible to purchase just the one CD somewhere -- my set is in good shape and it isn't worth replacing the whole thing for one track! Thanks -- I really enjoy this production. Ian Holm is great.


Some ideas:
* The publisher might have a disc replacement policy
* eBay
* a fellow collector could help out

Posted on: 2009/2/24 16:03
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