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Re: GA&U 1st/2nd/3rd Hobbit Selling Prices (Mid-Late 2014)
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That's no problem. I think it is probably in collectors' interests to share this information, as it is easy to look at the asking prices on Abe and think those reflect market prices (and then significantly overpay). Particularly with the third edition, they should definitely be pretty cheap.

One definite lesson from the data is don't waste your time buying jacket-less copies of the third edition, as the prices are often very similar to those with jackets (and condition of the books is broadly similar). I'm not sure why anyone would buy a jacket-less third, to be honest (other than to marry up to a perfect jacket that they already have). With the second edition, the difference between the price of jacketed and jacket-less is much more pronounced, as you would expect.

Posted on: 12/3 15:42:14


Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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Wow, that's by far the worst spine fading I have seen on one of these. Australian sun with no Ozone layer, I guess.

eBay Item #331402169081

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Trotter wrote:
No idea on the reserve

eBay Item #321603892004


Says 750 pounds in the listing. Too much (IMHO) given the defects. I'd love to have a set of these, but not at these kind of prices.

Posted on: 12/1 21:31:39


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laurel wrote:
A little harsh Stu.

This is a new seller to ebay (joined Nov 14) and judging by description /headings hasn't quite got the pace of it yet. Hi descriptions aren't great for sure but we all know what its like doing something new - you don't get it right first time.

Not sure its a scam but just someone who hasn't got to grips with eBay adding pictures with one incorrect click of a button.

(Ps Don't know seller in any way at all)



Sorry, I don't agree at all. There are several red flags on this one. Three day auction. Pictures that don't show the actual item. Comments in profile about selling multiple items. Yes, it *could* be legitimate (and the guy has just muffed it up), but it certainly does not appear to be, and it would be a brave buyer that put in a bid.

Well, after I contacted the seller he has put up some pictures which are more likely to be real.

Posted on: 11/30 1:28:41

Edited by Stu on 2014/11/30 17:19:39


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Edit: This auction is odd - note two tiny pictures of two completely different books. Buyer beware.

Edit2: The buyer has put up some actual pictures (dodgy quality), but probably genuine.

[But yes, I accept the auction could just be a product of an inexperienced user, and the user has inadvertently done a bunch of flag-raising things]

eBay Item #121502235576

Posted on: 11/29 23:51:41

Edited by Stu on 2014/11/30 1:30:16
Edited by Stu on 2014/11/30 16:17:38
Edited by Stu on 2014/11/30 17:18:15



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