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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...

BH



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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garm wrote:
The world's biggest Tolkien fan? Not while I'm alive.


Typical Antipodean hyperbole, I'm afraid. I haven't watched the video, but I know he used to mostly collect "miscellaneous Tolkien and Jackson crap" (no offence to people who like such items -- just not to my taste) and only had a very limited collection of books.

(Note that when hyperbolising, we often add the phrase "in the southern hemisphere", so as to avoid too much scrutiny of any obviously outlandish claims of greatness. The southern hemisphere, of course, consists of places where you play football, grow/traffic drugs or get shot (or both), Antarctica (population 2,500), a vast wasteland full of red-dirt, kangaroos and backpacker murderers (and nothing else of note, except for a fancy opera house that is no good for opera), plus a tiny country with more sheep than people, so greatest/biggest/most expensive/etc don't mean much down here).

Posted on: 8/25 14:28:50

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Khamûl wrote:
To be fair, Trotter, would any seller who describes a book in one sentence, be likely to spot this kind of mis-match? Clearly the jacket is still a third edition jacket; just not a 1975 jacket. I'm guessing this is a c1966-1969 jacket; by 1970 the jackets had both imperial & metric, didn't they?... he asks the man with every impression of The Hobbit...

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The dust jacket is from the 1966 Hobbit, the seller stated that they used the wrong photo.

The 1970 Hobbit has the price in £.s.d. and decimal currency.

25s. = £1.25p.

Wish I did have all the impressions of The Hobbit, have the most expensive one missing :(



So all the pictures that include the dustjacket (which are clearly the same jacket, due to the wear on the corners) are from a different book than the one being sold? Seems a bit fishy to me.

Posted on: 8/25 0:56:28


Re: UK GA&U hardback Hobbit 3rd Edition 7th Impression 1972
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Khamûl wrote:
That was only a cut of the original (~2012) photograph...

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ROFL. Crazy People :)

Posted on: 8/24 16:36:00



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