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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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Are you sure?

Good morning. Flatsigned. No bookplate.
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But how?

GHi. As far as i'm aware it was sent to Chris Tolkein to be signed on behalf of a small library in East Texas.
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Still a bargain to be had, if you fancy the story. Less than an hour to go...

BH

Posted on: 2011/5/1 10:42
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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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Yeh, I didn't think the signature was very smart either. And, a US CoH flatsigned? --I don't think so. Auction is very short, but, again, not very highly priced I don't suppose. I've queried: no reply.

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Posted on: 2011/5/1 8:15
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Re: AbeBooks' Top 10 Most Expensive Sales in March 2011
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Eh, I think my method is easier. You don't need to worry about cancelling anything if you don't process the order through ABE at all.

Unlike eBay and Amazon, who make it very difficult for you to give your private email address to a buyer (in order to negotiate), ABE puts you onto private communication with a buyer the moment you use ABE's question function. I usually want to ask a seller something anyway, so naturally a discussion of price comes up after. After the item is sold the seller doesn't have to do anything but remove the listing from ABE; which is perfectly normal --they could have sold it at a book fair or something.

Plus, if you buy multiple items from anyone using any of the above sites, none of these really cope with postage adjustments for packing stuff together; not an unreasonable expectation for a buyer to have.

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Posted on: 2011/4/29 10:08
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Re: AbeBooks' Top 10 Most Expensive Sales in March 2011
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Why do you even need to cancel the order Trotter? I usually just go through the Ask Bookseller a Question & approach seller that way. ABE cut is still 13.5% I think; I'm sure someone can confirm. That aside, if an item has been up on ABE or AMAZON for years, why shouldn't you approach the seller about negotiating a lower price? I can't remember the last time I paid the listed price for an ABE item.

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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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Red, not the same set though, I don't think; latter listed set has slightly more sun-damaged RK dj spine, and mark to TT dj spine. They probably just listed it after seeing that other price! I'd be amazed if it went for more...

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Posted on: 2011/4/29 4:28
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