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Re: _Fall of Arthur_ in 2013?
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Trotter wrote:

Though Victoria might want to start by fixing tolkien.co.uk first and actually informing people when they publish new books



Tolkien.co.uk is, I suspect, unfixable in its current form. It is clear from the the way it behaves completely without internal self-consistency that the underlying data model is just completely and utterly borked. As a software development professional, I would be ashamed if I ever delivered a product like that...

Posted on: 2013/4/21 23:15


Re: _Fall of Arthur_ in 2013?
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The thing is, it isn't Amazon that destroyed the book marketplace - we did. We wanted books at a better price than the stores, and so we ended up with a monopoly instead (or perhaps an oligopoly).

Same as when we killed all the local and specialist stores by using the supermarket instead.

Posted on: 2013/4/20 16:40


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I don't understand why SD CoHs keep selling on eBay for more than the 265 pounds that they can still be bought from from the tolkien.co.uk site.

And I really don't get this one below. It has gone up to 345 pounds at the time of writing and still says "reserve not met".

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261200069807?_trksid=p5197.c0.m619

Mind you, I hate Private Auctions, as I have zero faith that it isn't all just shill bidding. I just don't understand why the private auction feature even exists, given that the bidders identities are protected on a normal auction anyway (but you can at least get a bit of data to help determine if they look legit).



Posted on: 2013/4/20 6:03


Re: _Fall of Arthur_ in 2013?
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I pre-ordered the Deluxe edition from Amazon UK yesterday with no problems, so I think it must have been resolved now and you just need to have another look.

Posted on: 2013/4/20 5:57


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Karl wrote:
I wonder if HC will make more boxes - I wouldn't be surprised considering the small initial amount (not to mention the 10 at least that were damaged according to Beren). After all, the 4-volume set was originally limited to 500 but then they made more (another 500?). Did anyone else snatch one (or 3) up on Amazon.uk for £135?



I'm glad I didn't purchase this set (and I did consider it). Essentially it is a set of Chinese-printed reprints in a slipcase that really differs only in size to the 4 volume set. If HC could be trusted to only stick to the 100 sets, it would be one thing, but they will quite probably just churn out a whole lot more slipcases at some point. For anyone who hasn't already got the 4 volume set (or the books individually), I can see the attraction, but otherwise, these seem to be fairly missable.

Posted on: 2013/1/21 1:21

Edited by Stu on 2013/1/21 4:00:37



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