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Re: History of Middle Earth - Deluxe Ltd 1000
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Tapuvae wrote:
I figured I would update this with some current values. I just won a set of three HOME editions still sealed for the following prices
Vol 1 - £266.00
Vol 2 - £252.22
Vol 3 - £203.26

You can see the prices have sort of stabilized for all three and likely I paid more for vol 2 and 3 after winning volume 1 for less than I thought.

I also won the LR and Hobbit from the same seller but lost the Silmarillion for WAY too much money. Oddly the seller has said he can get the Silmarillion from the winner, which to me implies the guy overpaid because he was revenge bidding me as he was underbidder of some sort on many of the other auctions. £175 for the Silmarillion is dealer pricing and it was sealed (which I understand is a risk given build issues with that book).



Glad you got the books. Fair prices, I think, for shrink-wrapped copies (maybe a little on the high side).

The seller of the Silmarillion was quite possibly shill-bidding (and accidentally came out on top), which is why he says he can get the book from the winner. Highly suspicious, at any rate. That or the winner has pulled out. Either way, avoid!


[Edit: I notice that a**m a relatively high, but non-winning bidder (except for the Sil) seems to have bid on all those auctions. Quite possibly completely 100% legitimate - but has a definite sour whiff, especially with the oddness around that Sil purchase. I've never heard of anyone "revenge bidding", and it seems pretty durned unlikely to me. It is a pity eBay has made it pretty much impossible to positively identify shill bidding, so it always has to remain an unproven suspicion]

Posted on: 2015/6/20 19:48

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Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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Trotter wrote:
Glad it went to a good home

I'm also not sure that pristine copies exist, if anyone has a pristine copy then I would love to see some pictures.



Indeed. Those damnable primary school children were so selfish, failing to maintain the condition of the books for future collectors! :) I suspect the nature of the beast is that these will be somewhat "used". Like you, I'd love to see a picture of a pristine example, should anyone be in possession of one.

Posted on: 2015/6/13 16:46


Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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Trotter wrote:
A very uncommon Hobbit

eBay Item #181763616038


Thanks for the heads-up. I bought it, as I haven't got one of these, and I'm happy enough with the second impression (and unwilling to spend the big money on a pristine copy, if such a thing exists!).

Posted on: 2015/6/12 21:15


Re: Books for Sale
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Good luck with the sale. I think it is admirable to do what you are doing.

Posted on: 2015/6/7 1:49


Re: I just wrote "The Hobbit" in C#
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Posted on: 2015/6/7 1:23

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