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Re: eBay listings submitted on Aug 29
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The interesting thing about this edition of the Silmarillion is that there was a balls-up during production and the foreword is photo-offset (to the absolute worst standard I have ever seen on any edition of any book, ever). So the Deluxe edition printing is horrible compared to contemporary "standard" editions.

I also had to return two copies to Amazon because the quarter binding was completely misaligned. Third time was passable (just). I like the quarter black leather editions a lot, but - by God - the Silmarillion was an absolute mess.

And the slipcases ain't leather. they are plastic.

Decent enough price for all three books, mind.

Posted on: 8/31 3:21:20


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Every time I see this listing it annoys me. I know the 1978 Guild Editions take "hideous faux leather" to new levels, but the artistically non-matching and irrelevant facsimile Dust Jacket just serves to make matters worse. Two quid book at best.

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookD ... s%3Dt%26amp%3Btn%3Dhobbit

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eBay Item #301294457078


[Edit: The price changed downward by two orders of magnitude, so presumably was a listing mistake]

Posted on: 8/28 0:00:32

Edited by Stu on 2014/9/2 15:50:01


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Khamûl wrote:
Your post, Trotter, pretty much sums up eBay today. If it gets any wose it'll be as bad as Abebooks...

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I actually think eBay is worse than AbeBooks these days. I have actually purchased a handful of books on Abe for less than they generally sell on eBay in the last couple of years. That said, both eBay and Abe are chocked full of resellers selling stock-photo books they don't actually have.

I haven't bought many books on eBay at all the last couple of years (but I have used it for other stuff, such as buying Brodart covers). As a place to buy relatively generic stuff that can't be picked up locally, it is OK. And that is because eBay has morphed from being a person-to-person site selling unwanted stuff people want to offload to being (mostly) a business to consumer site selling endless piles of generic Chinese crap (whilst taking a fat cut from the product, payments, logistics, etc). eBay deserves to be crushed under the weight of its own greed, frankly.

The sad thing is that there is really no prospect of ever getting a service again like eBay *used* to be, because it is impossible to be successful without a critical mass of buyers and sellers.

Posted on: 8/26 16:56:38

Edited by Stu on 2014/8/26 21:08:32


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Lokki wrote:
Super Deluxe Edition of Children of Hurin. I am salivating

eBay Item #201156956354



Just for clarity, it isn't "No.1" of the 500. They can also be picked up for at least 100 pounds less than this one.

Posted on: 8/26 4:04:08



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