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Re: Outrageous offfers
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Hmmm, no sale on either of those auctions (shocking!)

Two offers were declined on the Italian auction, though. Hopefully they were sane offers. Sometimes you just have to walk away from a good book at an outrageous price...

Posted on: 2007/11/27 17:32
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Re: Amazon.co.uk has Children of Húrin Super Deluxe
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The HoME deluxe editions were released through the normal UK wholesale distribution channels. I got mine through Amazon.co.uk (shipped to the USA). Sometimes shipping is cheaper getting the books through Amazon.ca, as it seems that the UK editions are more regularly available there than the US ones (I don't think Houghton Mifflin owns the Canadian distribution rights.)

I don't know how the other super-deluxe signed editions were put out in prior years, though. Anyone recall?

Posted on: 2007/11/27 17:22
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Re: Amazon.co.uk has Children of Húrin Super Deluxe
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[Sorry one last thing...] So how were HoME deluxe editions released? Were they available to US buyers direct at the time?

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Re: Amazon.co.uk has Children of Húrin Super Deluxe
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The prices on Amazon were lower.

LotRs was available for £70 when it came out.
CoH for £39.60
Silm. just came out for £42.
[=£151.60]

I didn't buy the Hobbit from Amazon, but I'm pretty sure it was available for around £40 aswell. Point is, you could have easily got a new copy (1st imp.) for <£50. Giving a total of <£200 (for a full new 1st imp. set). Seems like a pretty poor release.

I concede the point regarding US/UK releases (Deagol! ). I didn't check! However besides Amazon themselves I'm not sure if any small dealers would pay any attention to this (would they?).

Obviously money is the main issue though...

BH

Posted on: 2007/11/27 15:52
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>I would like to see is a slipcase for that "essential Tolkien collection" that Amazon had - that would be a big slipcase!

I think a slipcase that big is actually called a *bookcase*, and can be acquired from all good furniture retailers ! :)

Stu

Posted on: 2007/11/26 18:04



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