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Re: Strangest Thing I've Ever Seen on Ebay Related to Tolkien
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a nicely worded email did the trick !

Posted on: 2010/4/20 14:48


Re: Strangest Thing I've Ever Seen on Ebay Related to Tolkien
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I'd like to think that Stu's excellent 100% correct valuation had something to do with the removal. Fantastic

Hi, I assume you are referring to the horrible cut-and-paste nightmare of a book listed on eBay. Fortunately it is very easy to give an accurate value for this one: Zero. The handy thing about this value is that it applies in any currency :) Cheers Stu

Posted on: 2010/4/20 11:28


Re: Strangest Thing I've Ever Seen on Ebay Related to Tolkien
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I see the bidding has ended - the item is no longer for sale.

Posted on: 2010/4/20 11:20


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"Paul Barrett, a minibus hire firm boss from Stanley, County Durham, has been convicted of bidding against items he was selling on eBay in order to drive up final prices.

Barrett, 39, was found guilty of ten offences under consumer protection laws passed in 2008 and 2009 to bring UK law up to European Union standards. He pleaded guilty and said he did not realise bidding against himself was illegal.

Each offence could earn Barrett a fine of up to £5,000. He will be sentenced later.

North Yorkshire Trading Standards began investigating after he sold a minibus which had had its mileage reduced illegally. They found he was selling goods using the name "shanconpaul" and then bidding up prices using the name "paulthebusman".

eBay welcomed the conviction and said it spends over £6m a year on countering fraud on the site."

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/04/19/ebay_scam/

I wish some of this £6m was used on some of the persistent offenders known to this site.

Posted on: 2010/4/20 3:25


Re: how to identify a hobbit book i have never seen before?
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Hi sweetbrier
Are you the seller of this book?
I agree with Stu - this book is not really worth anything i'm afraid. It has certainly not been done by Tolkien and appears as far removed from his preciseness as you could get. Just looks like a collection of cuttings - maybe taken from a book 1960s onwards but nothing of value.

Posted on: 2010/4/20 2:04



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