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Re: The Wonders of...
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Khamûl wrote:
Incidentally, here's the problem with eBay (& collecting Tolkien in 2014 generally):

Worldwide "hobbit" search: 73,411 hits.
Of this, only 7,249 (<10%) are books!
Over 40% of the items are classified under "Clothes, Shoes & Accessories"!

BH


I just wish that they would cut out the middle-man and ship it straight to the land fill where it belongs.

A good portion of those books could just be pulped straight out of the bindery as well, given that far too many of them are probably the one-or-two-Tolkien-books-with-a-dozen-different-titles by David Day.

As a society, I genuinely think we have a massive problem with the constant cycle of worthless crap that we produce, using finite resources and creating pollution in the process.

Posted on: 2014/10/16 20:26


Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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Posted on: 2014/10/15 1:12


Re: The Wonders of...
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Not sure why anyone would want a copy of The Hobbit signed by random (in this context) other people...

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Posted on: 2014/10/11 15:26


Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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This is interesting, but also a bit of a "Wonders of" on account of who pays 750 quid for a book based on a single picture of the dustjacket?

eBay Item #390947917179

Posted on: 2014/10/9 19:30


Re: The Wonders of...
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Khamûl wrote:
Two signatures!
eBay Item #121456494557

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Notwithstanding that CT does have a couple of different distinct (but consistent) styles of signatures that he uses, I don't know anyone that can't remember how to sign their own name, and forms the characters and links between characters differently each time they try.

How anyone can think it is OK to sell something like this (with the usual "?" disclaimer about the signature is beyond me). It seems to be standard practice for people to list forgeries and just indemnify themselves by sticking a few question marks in the listing.

Posted on: 2014/10/9 15:09

Edited by Stu on 2014/10/9 22:42:48



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