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Re: Speedyhen
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Okay, so this is fairly minor (incredibly minor some might say); but it's annoying. If you were in a physical bookshop (do they still exist?! ) you'd be looking for a jacket that was cleaner ("newer") looking than this; I certainly wouldn't walk out the shop with this copy.

Deluxe arrived today, in shrinkwrap...

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Posted on: 5/26 3:30:00
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Re: New Book Releases
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Doug Anderson has just announced, on his blog, that a Pb edition of Tolkien On Fairy-stories is due to be published on August 14th:
http://tolkienandfantasy.blogspot.co. ... =Feed:+TolkienAndFantasy+(Tolkien+and+Fantasy)

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Posted on: 5/24 14:56:25
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Re: The Wonders of...
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Damn it, Urulöké --I have no recollection of whether I put in my real DOB or not!

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Posted on: 5/24 11:27:37
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Re: Speedyhen
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I just got the standard Hb of Beowulf yesterday from SpeedyHen. Yip, agreed Trotter --Yodel can be a real pain. (When I lived in Aberdeen Amazon were also using them for a while a few years back; they got a lot of complaints I gather & stopped using them.) In this case my problem is with SpeedyHen/HarperCollins though. The book had no protection in envelope it was posted in (so, just the same as Amazon then!); as a result the book jacket was scuffed & creased. I realize the jacket is designed with that aged/blackened look to the corners (a little unusual for HC), but why do HC not bubblewrap these? My guess is SpeedyHen probably received the book in this condition.

It's going back.

BH

Posted on: 5/24 11:09:21
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Re: The Wonders of...
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While I agree with what you say, Trotter, most of what you list (as being possibly stolen) is either not private already (whether you like it or not), or not held by eBay. Your ID, name & address for example: for business sellers this is already public, is it not? All this is displayed in your listing, inc. phone numbers.

Fair enough, for private users, the linking of you ID to you real identity is not openly public; but if this is acquired this only really compromises you eBay account, does it not? My address? Sorry, this isn't private information. Telephone number &/or D.O.B.?; eBay doesn't have my telephone number or D.O.B. I do agree that the most significant link is probably your eBay password & your private email address; but only if you use the same or similar password(s). Another concern is the security of PayPal; no word on any breach there though.

Trotter, the whole problem with ID fraud (as I have firsthand knowledge of) is how little information is actually needed in order to commit fraud. It is utterly pointless you being super careful with these details when practically every company you deal with is not. I can guarantee you: all fraudsters need is a name & address on a bill. They can get incredibly far with this; not deliberately destroying your identity, just running up debts & leveraging capital with someone else's name. That's all they need.

BH

Posted on: 5/23 14:08:28
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