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Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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Stu wrote:

Trotter wrote:
I think the seller would be very happy to get the latest bids for this book, £3900.

Condition is important for copies without dust-jackets, even if the cloth covering and the boards are nearly always in poor condition, but this book does have serious condition problems on the inside of the book, which the seller has shown in the photos of the item.



I agree - I had personally been quite surprised to see it go as high as it already has. With eBay, you always have to take things with a small pinch of salt, though. Amazing how many things "sell" and then are back on the market from the same seller a few weeks later.


Final resting place of GBP 4,300, which is about 1,000 more than I expected at the very the start of the auction. The buyer has a huge feedback number (20,000+), so thinking probably purchased by a dealer. Wonder if it will come back on the market with the tipped in newspaper removed and some "sophistications" like facsimile jackets and a traycase...

Posted on: 2016/3/28 16:15


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Trotter wrote:
I think the seller would be very happy to get the latest bids for this book, £3900.

Condition is important for copies without dust-jackets, even if the cloth covering and the boards are nearly always in poor condition, but this book does have serious condition problems on the inside of the book, which the seller has shown in the photos of the item.



I agree - I had personally been quite surprised to see it go as high as it already has. With eBay, you always have to take things with a small pinch of salt, though. Amazing how many things "sell" and then are back on the market from the same seller a few weeks later.

Posted on: 2016/3/27 13:21


Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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So I take it this is THE edition to own (sans jacket). Any guesses on final price given the condition?


Less than 5,000, but hard to say with these, to be honest, as you only need a couple of people who really want one (or one who does and a shill) and the price can end up quite different than on a different day with a different set of bidders. Worth noting is that all the activity is only between a small number of bidders.

Makes no sense to me that people bid days before the auction ends. Also, you could buy a better copy on Abe for GBP 5000, so if it goes over that, the buyer has made a mistake.

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Re: Things bookdealers do, but shouldn't
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And it would have been nice if ebay user cv00030 had actually asked before downloading the not-really-high-enough-res for printing 5th impression from the facsimile jackets thread to use in his auction, especially as I eBay-mailed him about his last auction to let him know his 1st impression jacket is one of the dud ones (and I pointed him at the thread for the explanation).

Mind you, he didn't even have the courtesy to reply, but then clearly downloaded the 5th impression jacket from the thread and printed a copy. I've now removed the jackets from that thread (as they clearly weren't low-enough resolution to deter printing), so if anyone has an interest in the content of any of the first 15 jackets, please contact me directly (at some point, when I have time - I will load up even lower-res versions back onto the thread or watermark them so they are useless printed).

** Remember that a facsimile jacket doesn't increase the value of a book by a single cent or make up for it being in poor condition! All it does is protect it on your shelf and give a genuinely interested reader access to the front and rear flap info **

eBay Item #111945738352

Posted on: 2016/3/23 18:18

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