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Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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Don't worry, I'd have seen it, anyway :)

Need a cheaper copy, as the first one cost me 500 quid or somesuch.

Posted on: 2013/5/3 15:02


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Jlong wrote:
This seems like a lot of hype for a book that is probably only worth €100-€200 at best.

What do you guys think?


I'd agree with you.

Posted on: 2013/5/2 16:02


Re: WANTED: US/HM 1998 Silmarillion Hb (Nasmith)
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Off topic, but postage everywhere seems to be getting steep. And if you are unlucky enough to live in Australia, buying second hand books has become prohibitive, except for the expensive stuff where the postage isn't the biggest component of the purchase.

Fortunately, my in-laws are in the UK, so I bombard them with parcels from eBay through the year and my wife brings as many back for me as she can get away with in her luggage when she goes back each year. Just got a small suitcase of books delivered by my good wife last week, in fact!

In the old days, I would just buy the cheap stuff in the US and UK and send surface mail, but since that option is no longer available, I'd be stuffed if it wasn't for this arrangement.

Posted on: 2013/5/1 15:54


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Trotter wrote:


I think this one will be hanging about for decades, until or if they find a complete idiot to buy it.


Or until the price drops down to a level most suited to a generic fairly ugly fireplace...

Posted on: 2013/4/30 16:57


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Trotter wrote:
"For sale is this rare and highly collectable copy of The Hobbit (There and Back again) by J.R.R. Tolkein.

It is the Eight impression and in very good condition commensurate with its age. The spine and pages are in very good condition with only a tiny amount of foxing at some page edges. There are no rips or tears - this copy has only been read just once.
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As discussed before I am not that familiar with J.R.R. Tolkein's works, but I do like his website (shameless plug http://www.tolkeinsociety.org/).

Let's assume this is by J.R.R. Tolkien, how can you state that it has only been read once, how do you know?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Hobbit- ... ks_UK&hash=item257d58cb66





This auction contains the one phrase that irks me more than any other:

"However, it has done its job well to protect the book".

Whenever the slipcase or dustjacket is completely shagged, sellers feel the need to write this redundant and pointless phrase....

Posted on: 2013/4/29 15:37



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