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Re: Stolen Tolkien Books on Ebay
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I read this in the Scottish Record as well. They said his trading name was (I can't quite remember what it said exactly) easypeesy or something like that.

I too remember buying some very cheap HC books off a seller in Glasgow. Even arranged local pick-up ( probably stolen too!).

Personally I think any bubblewrapped HC deluxe's or the like (especially when the seller has numerous copies) are probably stolen by employees (in HC depot Glasgow). Trotter you're right about the figures. They have something like 50 million books in stock, & employ between 500-1000 people. Plenty of leakage there then. How do you stock count 50m?!

Posted on: 2007/12/9 3:25
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Re: The Super Deluxe Children of Hurins are out
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I emailed HC to ask exactly when they would be shipped & by what delivery method (to ensure I would be in when the courier came with it!). They stated w/c 10th using a 'Next Day' courier. Mabey they started a little early (saturday).

Did anyone order very early on the morning the email from Tolkienstore came through? (10:19 on the 19th for me; then another at 13:28). First order was to get #1 I gather. Your order number that you received, I'm told, does not relate to the exact number you'll get (although it was perhaps the intention) . I was told:-

They will be sent out on an first-come-first-served basis and details are loaded onto the system in sequential order, however because some of the transactions failed...

So if your order # is '100' -you'll get a lower numbered book apparently, because of the glitch. So this seller must have been one of the first to place an order. And, #1 must already have found a home :)

Looks nice though! Excited...

Posted on: 2007/12/9 3:11
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Re: Amazon.co.uk has Children of Húrin Super Deluxe
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Fantastic little bits of 'gossip' Beren!

I seem to have formed the HarperCollins Defence Association...!
-Deagol

Posted on: 2007/12/2 2:08
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Re: Amazon.co.uk has Children of Húrin Super Deluxe
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[Thanks for that info. Rowns]

I wasn't really talking about the Super-deluxe editions in particular though. My point was, that if US buyers could purchase HoME deluxe editions (books which HM must hold the rights for in the US?), why is this any different? (particularly if HM have no intention of releasing their own Super-deluxe; couldn't they allow distribution in this case?)

The HoME deluxe editions don't constitute new editions as such (Yes/No?); they didn't even have a new preface or introduction. So surely HM held the rights to distribute these in the US?; or conversely HC didn't hold the rights for them in the US, and US customers would have had the same problem as they have now? (with CoH Super-deluxe). But you could buy them and get them sent to US!

Is this warped logic? Or is it simply that rights issues are different for individual titles? (Is HoME example exceptional because of the titles being collected together?). Or is it something more specific; like the fact that HC are distributing the titles themselves? (and not through a wholesalers).

BH

Posted on: 2007/11/28 4:38
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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?

Posted on: 2007/11/27 16:36
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