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Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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I don't disagree at all, another 40 pounds isn't pocket change. My point was, when you've decided to spend $20 on something you wouldn't hesitate to spend $24. For the past few years people have been willing to spend big money on this title, the test of time i suppose will show if PoME and WotJ stays at these prices, and the only thing that sets them apart from the rest of the set is that there was no second printing.

Posted on: 2012/7/13 5:45


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Indeed GBP 190 is indeed a good price (considering what copies are going for), but i ran into a seller recently who had a a copy he was willing to sell for GBP 230. The question i ask myself is what is 40 pounds when you're already at almost 200. This copy was unpriced so i thought he was asking too much, i understand the principle of it not being a rare book but people are paying rare book prices, which is what more or less sets the value of something. I kindof wonder if Stu's right, that there are not less priced copies, but that would mean that the collectors are holding on to the priced copies...especially the last 4 HoME books.
The book i listed on this site ends in a couple days and has some competative bidding going on, so i'll be interested to see what it ends at. Really it brings me back to my original question, what's the intact price going to do to it's "value".
Good luck to you Brian on finding a copy for an affordable price! I had some good luck recently and found a decent copy of WotJ that i won for 16 Euros on ebay.de. I was very pleased with this because i would not pay $200 for WotJ, and i've been seeing it go for more than that lately.
It truly is all about patience, knowing what you want to buy and saving up for it (or buying the book when it comes out, right garm )

Posted on: 2012/7/12 21:09


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I have to agree with Uruloke, things inevitably change with time. We have to remember that PJ is not the first to make a movie out of The Hobbit or LOtR, and in my opinion his movies are a far cry from the adaptations made in the 70s. I believe that the main reason the new movies are causing anyone to get upset is because they actually are good, visually and story wise, but it is a pain to not be able to think of Frodo without imagining Elijah Wood. But at the end of the day the movies cannot hold a candle to the books and that will never change, whether rights are sold for 100,000GBP or multi-millions, the ink on paper will always remain invaluable.

I will say that I'm glad that there will never (more than likely) be adaptations of The Silmarillion. It's possible we'll be seeing some actor as Turin in the future, but I think Beren and Luthien are safe as well as the Valar. My personal take is that LOtR and The Hobbt were meant to be mass audience entertainment, so I'm glad I'll probably never see a producer try and put the Battle of The Powers or Thingol and Melian entranced for years or the Trees of Valinor and so on onto the big screen. It's true, there are images and voices that will be in the back of our minds when reading LOtR but take heart that some things will remain sacred!

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/280917347486? ... _trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

This is one of four POME that i know of up for auction, and this one and the one Uruloke posted are the only priced copies. Now i know it's a question as old as time on this site, and probably run into the ground, but what does an intact price do to the value of POME since it had a print run in the 2000's and as far as i can calculate only 2 out of around 8 offered this year have had a price. i also saw one that was price clipped somewhere...
The unpriced copies have been going for around 250 pounds, i'm curios to see what the priced copies go for...
And Stu, i'm curious how much your priced copy feels like it's worth after bringing the Lotus home
Thanks everyone


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I happened upon this while browsing ebay.de. Just came in today and is in pretty good shape (for the $20 i would've been happy with a beat up ex-library )
http://www.ebay.com/itm/251070693478? ... _trksid=p3984.m1497.l2648


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