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Re: Unfinished Tales Hardcover from 2000
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Onónion wrote:

It is not the rarest Tolkien book ever. That would probably be 'Songs for the Philologists'.
And if you think it is the rarest UT edition, have a look at this one:

http://tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=64240

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Speak of the devil...:

http://www.benl.ebay.be/itm/BOOK-Unfi ... ks_UK&hash=item53ead8f0dc

That's probably the first time I've seen it on eBay...



I've only seen this one a couple of times previously on eBay and fortunately one of the times I won the auction (and at less than this one is currently up for). Incidentally, I bid on this one earlier today and there is someone else that is keen as it went from 36 pounds (if I remember correctly) to sixty-odd pounds before I decided I could live without a second copy! I wouldn't be surprised if this ends up 100+ pounds..

Stu

Posted on: 2012/1/8 4:01


Re: Fake items bought using PayPal
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I don't really understand how they can do this in law (but presumably there is something in the mountain of PayPal terms). It certainly would seem to make sense that if the transaction is reversed, then title of the item *must* return to the seller as there has effectively been no payment. Because the transaction has been no payment, the seller destroying someone else's property (based on an unverified claim as to its authenticity) is a crime. I would have thought that the only party that could legally require and authorise destruction of the article would be a court in the buyers jurisdiction (maybe).

Grrr. I really hate eBay / PayPal - they are such crooks.

Posted on: 2012/1/5 16:11


Re: Oh dear, my book buying days are over (again)
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FreiWild wrote:
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Enjoy the car and have much fun!
And stay safe and sound.


Thanks FreiWild. I'm pretty careful (23 years without a single speeding fine or point on my drivers license), so I'll only be going fast when the car is on the race track. Mostly I'll probably just be polishing it and smiling at the fulfillment of my boyhood dreams! I'm glad that I bought it on Prof Ts 120th birthday, even if he didn't approve of technology (and definitely not a car that looks as much like a Nazgul as this one does).

And as for my book buying days being over, I have told my wife that "Now my book buying days are over" after every single book parcel has been opened. She just rolls her eyes having heard it a hundred times before :)

Maybe I'll just buy one a month for a while!

S.

Posted on: 2012/1/4 23:19


Oh dear, my book buying days are over (again)
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Well, after a few months of extending my book collection fairly regularly with lots of fairly cheap (but rewarding) additions, I am now officially "completely skint" on account of buying myself a new Lotus Exige 240 S. It is a very, very silly and impractical car which has somewhat dented my savings, so I'll be enjoying other peoples' book purchases through this forum for a while, rather than actually buying any books myself!

Gotta love a mid-life crisis :). Roll on next week when I get to pick up the car!

S.

Posted on: 2012/1/3 22:26


Re: Tolkien Museum in Switzerland
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Why is that every time I read anything posted anywhere by (or about) Mark Faith, I get a sense of mild irritation?

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Posted on: 2011/12/26 4:19



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