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Re: Last-minute Tolkien Gifts
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>One could do without the many bits and pieces with the legend "Not All Who Wander Are Lost".

I think "Some Who Wander Are, Indeed, Very Much Lost" would suit the average Christmas shopper (or gift recipient).

Christmas is the single biggest source of pointless wealth-destruction in the known universe, excepting the Military-Industrial and Security-Industrial Complexes...

Bah, humbug. Etc.

Posted on: 2011/12/18 20:46


Re: Houghton Mifflin Deluxe Sigurd and Gudrun on clearance
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Thanks for the heads-up on this, Jeremy - I don't generally buy US books, but I had the US CoH Deluxe and went for it for the sake of completeness. At US $2.92 (3.5% of list price) for a shrinkwrapped copy, it seemed like a fairly good deal !

Interestingly (to a tiny minority of people who care about insignificant book facts), it is a couple of mm thinner than the UK version, presumably being printed on slightly thinner paper (and the slipcase is correspondingly thinner). The spine is also slightly more curved.

S.

Posted on: 2011/12/16 16:59


Re: A Tolkien Tapestry (Special Edition)
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My Amazon order also shipped today (and it looks like they upgraded the free shipping to UPS -- presumably because it was so late dispatching)...

I also notice on the website that the price has dropped by another couple of pounds (now 34.97) and it is marked as being In Stock, so Amazon.co.uk definitely looks to be the best bet price/availability-wise at the moment.


Edit: The book turned up today. The slipcase is nicely done and overall it is a nice looking book. I haven't got the standard edition, and having only briefly browsed it in my local bookstore, I'm not sure if there are any other differences (besides the limitation page), but I don't think so.

Posted on: 2011/12/13 14:10

Edited by Stu on 2011/12/13 14:22:00
Edited by Stu on 2011/12/18 22:56:12


Re: The Wonders of eBay
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It is a disgrace that he can get away with doing this. Makes my blood boil!

Still, it looks like I did well with my AUD 36 set of unread John Howe books a couple of weeks ago (especially as I also got the Hobbit which I needed thrown in). The slipcase isn't perfect, but it is the best I have seen. I was surprised there was only one other bidder, to be honest.

S.

Posted on: 2011/12/12 0:36


Re: The Wonders of eBay
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Trotter wrote:
Looks like he returned quite a few of these

http://feedback.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISA ... =AllFeedback&myworld=true



Yes, I noticed he had had some issues with is merp_shop purchases. It really appears that the Merp_shop is a bit dodgy with some of its listings as they seem to:

(a) Show pictures of books that aren't part of a given auction
(b) Includes the titles of books that aren't part of a given auction in the listing title (usually in lower case)
(c) Use pictures that are not of the actual books being sold. If you look at the Hatchards Hobbit that he currently has listed and the listing for the (different numbered) one that finnish_guy purchased, many of the pictures are the same, which means that one or both of the auctions are using pictures that are not of the book being sold. In his feedback, finnish_guy complains that the hobbit had stains that were not in the description (or apparent in the pictures, presumably).
(d) Misdescribes books. If you look at the John Howe set, the text states that there is "only minor wear (one split edged, but not visible and only minor)". But then in the picture you can see that the top of the slipcase is held together with a one inch piece of tape. Assuming the picture of the books is of the actual ones being sold, the description is a flat out lie.

In think eBay is getting worse for "listing mistakes" at the moment. I wonder if it is a product of the bad economy?

S.

Posted on: 2011/12/11 23:22



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