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Re: eBay Best-Offer/Buy-it-now Visibility
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Khamûl wrote:
Has anyone noticed (recently) that auctions that have finished with a Best Offer having been accepted ("Best Offer Accepted" image below), have actually gone for the full Buy-it-now price ("Buy-it-now" image below) when you use the TCG finished auction function (www.tolkienguide.com/modules/auctions)?

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I wonder if the API has changed? eBay doesn't want you to know the best offer price (as they want you to pay more for a similar item). Same as they don't want you to be able to detect shill bidders, etc.

I notice that eBay UK now has that god-awful Global Shipping Program as well. This takes a book that would cost ten pounds to ship to NZ (tracked) cost twenty pounds, take three time as long and quite probably be opened by eBay for re-packing (without the packaging materials).

Summary: Bloody eBay.

Posted on: 2014/12/7 17:51


Re: Finding info about my Hobbit 1968 Longmans
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If it is http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=21450 , then you should definitely get a bit of interest on eBay, as it is somewhat uncommon.

Posted on: 2014/12/7 2:48


Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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Relatively uncommon

eBay Item #181602856680

Posted on: 2014/12/4 12:43


Re: GA&U 1st/2nd/3rd Hobbit Selling Prices (Mid-Late 2014)
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That's no problem. I think it is probably in collectors' interests to share this information, as it is easy to look at the asking prices on Abe and think those reflect market prices (and then significantly overpay). Particularly with the third edition, they should definitely be pretty cheap.

One definite lesson from the data is don't waste your time buying jacket-less copies of the third edition, as the prices are often very similar to those with jackets (and condition of the books is broadly similar). I'm not sure why anyone would buy a jacket-less third, to be honest (other than to marry up to a perfect jacket that they already have). With the second edition, the difference between the price of jacketed and jacket-less is much more pronounced, as you would expect.

Posted on: 2014/12/3 15:42


Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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Wow, that's by far the worst spine fading I have seen on one of these. Australian sun with no Ozone layer, I guess.

eBay Item #331402169081

Posted on: 2014/12/1 21:36



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