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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


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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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Does anyone on this forum go under the eBay monker of "finnish_guy". If so, I need to plead with you to stop throwing your money away on books that are far too expensive!!!

Every time I see something that I think is *really overpriced*, this guy seems to have bought it.

Examples, I just got the John Howe slipcased centenary Harbacks in unread condition (with a HC 1st Thus Hobbit thrown in) for $36 (about 23 pounds) , but finnish_guy paid 200 pounds. What-the?

And 159 pounds for the HC Centenary Sil? Eeek.

Please finnish_guy, start being sensible, as paying crazy prices just encourages eBay sellers to ask crazy prices!

Cheers
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Posted on: 2011/12/11 18:10


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garm wrote:
After wasting so much time and energy chasing this book, I have given up. Harper Collins take note; all it takes is several weeks of no information, followed by a week or so of hectic enquiries (the result of which seems to be that the publishers have lost the signed copies) for me to say, 'That's enough! '

Sorry, Trotter - I wouldn't trust this lot to tell me whether or not it's raining! I went and got myself a copy of the standard, unsigned edition, and I Do Not Care whether I have a CB sig, or not.

Enough is enough.


I would suggest that anyone who wants the signed books just sticks with their order from Amazon.co.uk and relaxes. You will either get the book at some point or not (in which case you can cancel the order). Or alternatively, just order from HC - again, they will either be able to supply or not. I definitely don't think it is worth getting stressed about.

My Amazon.co.uk order has been pushed out to expected delivery early-mid January, but that date could just be completely arbitrary, of course. If I don't end up getting the book, I won't lose too much sleep.

S.

Posted on: 2011/12/11 18:02



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