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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


eBay shill bid scammer convicted
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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: Tolkien Signatures on eBay???
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It has been relisted with a buy it now price of $8889, only $7200 approx more than they paid for it, what a bargain.


This book has been relisted again

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/JRR-Tolkien-SIG ... tible?hash=item1e5b6dc9a5

The most rare book ever now has no reserve and seems to be a loss maker on the price paid to Jonkers, oh dear, it was way over the original price paid but unsold last time.

Could be a good buy as we are certain the signature (initials) are real.

Posted on: 2010/4/19 11:25


Re: UK HOME Hardback Reissues
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Khamul, I'd never state that any of the threads that I start are interesting, though your contribution has certainly pushed it that way

Posted on: 2010/4/19 11:01


Re: UK HOME Hardback Reissues
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Khamul, Thanks for posting the link to the old thread, very interesting to reread it.

I noticed something unusual in the thread, Jeremy joined the website on the 26th May 2006 and as webmaster you would expect him to be first

skwishmi responding to my points, joined on the 31st December 1969, as Tolkien was still alive at the time it was a great shame that he did not get him to join. It is also remarkable being 22 years before Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented websites.

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Posted on: 2010/4/19 10:50



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