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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.

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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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Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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I was about to say, there's nothing there Morgan!

If you have any other smart ideas about highlighting interesting copies of, for example, The Silmarillion that you spot for sale; but which aren't for sale anymore; but were for sale before you mentioned them here; then do see to it that you don't mention them here & that you email me privately first!

BH

Posted on: 5/13 13:50:17
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Re: Hobbit Facsimile Ed Amazon price
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Yeh, I just got another email (from Amazon) explaining that the publication date had been put back again; as I'm guessing a few others here did too. I'm guessing this is still planned to be a true facsimile edition; therefore, as you allude, will not have colour plates.

Does anyone get the impression this edition is going to get pulled? I mean, is it really viable for them to trot out this "75th anniversary" line when this book is due to be published 77 years after the first publication?

BH

Posted on: 5/13 9:00:52
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