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Trotter wrote:
It is not even released yet, but you can get signed copies of Jemima Catlin's Hobbit from Mark Faith, would it not be better if HarperCollins issued signed copies (they do have a website tolkien.co.uk), and not have to pay a £12 markup on the Amazon price from Mr Faith

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If you want a signed copy, then it may be worth waiting to see what does appear on tolkien.co.uk


I actually ordered one of these copies from Mark Faith, as being in Australia it was either that or wait to see what HC did (and HC have just finally put 100 signed copies up at GBP 20.00 each). As I'm moving in two weeks, I really wanted to get the book sooner, rather than later, so I decided to pay the extra 9 quid over the RRP. With the amount of money I am vaporising at the moment (buying new house, car, moving possessions, wife and cats between countries), 9 pounds didn't really register :)

Anyway, credit where credit is due. Mark shipped the book when he said he would, it was packed in a solid box and he honoured the 6 Pounds standard international shipping he had specified, despite the postage paid sticker showing he paid out GBP 18.95 on postage. So yeah, I could have acquired it a little cheaper by waiting for HC to get their act together, but I have no complaints on this transaction (and no one forced me to pay the uplifted price).

Posted on: 2013/9/19 2:21


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Khamûl wrote:
Just got my two Caitlin H's in the post today from BD; very nice looking books, although I'm still not too sure about the drawings themselves...

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I got my signed standard edition today, and I like it more than I expected to, to be honest. Some of the pictures do have a certain charm to them. Interesting that no printer is listed (so presumably printed in China).

Question: Leave "Signed by Illustrator" sticker on the front or take it off? I'm tempted to leave it on, even though it will inevitably discolour the cloth underneath as the glue changes. I figure it is like the price stickers on early HoME editions - it is a sign of originality and "untamperedness".

Posted on: 2013/9/19 2:02


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Anyone who goes to the new (and not-very improved) tolkien.co.uk site will be presented with a banner that offers the Catlin Hobbit signed. Be aware that this appears to be erroneously associated with the deluxe version, but it is actually the standard version that they are selling signed. Usual Harper Collins website shenanigans :)

Posted on: 2013/9/18 17:31


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Jlong wrote:
This is just nonsense:

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But the Hobbit was first published in 1916 wasn't it???

Posted on: 2013/9/16 21:05


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In the good old days, you could use an anonymous proxy in the UK to get around their price-discrimination (you just needed to use the proxy when adding the first item to the cart, not when paying). Nowadays they don't allow any proxies.

Yep, rather than move to an honest and open pricing model, they banned proxies and continued with the 'Free Shipping' lie.

Posted on: 2013/9/11 17:23



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