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Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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Low starting price (is the most common printing -- 4th -- though)

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Much less common than the GA&U version..

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MUCH Too expensive for me, but a set that doesn't come up very often.

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Posted on: 2014/9/16 16:15


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Khamûl wrote:
Indeed, & that is the kind of price a set goes for...
eBay Item #271597594176

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Mind you. that is an odd auction as the text claims that the books are Houghton Mifflin (and makes reference to a 4th printing of volume 12) and the picture shows the UK editions, including the Index. I wonder what the buyer eventually receives...

Posted on: 2014/9/16 14:32


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Why would anyone pay this kind of Money for HoME these days? I mean, GBP 3,724, Really???

Sil - 20 pounds
UT - 20 pounds
Books 1 - 9 - 30 pounds each (some maybe more, some a bit less)
Book 10 - 60 pounds (?)
Book 11 - 125 pounds
Book 12 - 150 pounds

So a realistic price would probably a grand total of GBP 600 to get a set of 1/1 HoME these days (a guess, but I don't think I'd be far off -- they are far cheaper than they used to be). I know there would be time to find them and cost of postage, but are there really buyers out there that would pay an extra 3,000 pounds just to save a bit of time and effort getting a set of books that aren't remotely rare?

I do think a lot of the professional sellers of Tolkien books take advantage of schmucks. A reasonable profit over and above the carrying cost of inventory is one thing, but I think some of the key players in this space push the boundaries of ethical business (And yes, I know no one is forced to buy).


eBay Item #230664046535

Posted on: 2014/9/15 23:27

Edited by Stu on 2014/9/15 23:48:28



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