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Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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Trotter wrote:
No idea on the reserve

eBay Item #321603892004


Says 750 pounds in the listing. Too much (IMHO) given the defects. I'd love to have a set of these, but not at these kind of prices.

Posted on: 2014/12/1 21:31


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laurel wrote:
A little harsh Stu.

This is a new seller to ebay (joined Nov 14) and judging by description /headings hasn't quite got the pace of it yet. Hi descriptions aren't great for sure but we all know what its like doing something new - you don't get it right first time.

Not sure its a scam but just someone who hasn't got to grips with eBay adding pictures with one incorrect click of a button.

(Ps Don't know seller in any way at all)



Sorry, I don't agree at all. There are several red flags on this one. Three day auction. Pictures that don't show the actual item. Comments in profile about selling multiple items. Yes, it *could* be legitimate (and the guy has just muffed it up), but it certainly does not appear to be, and it would be a brave buyer that put in a bid.

Well, after I contacted the seller he has put up some pictures which are more likely to be real.

Posted on: 2014/11/30 1:28

Edited by Stu on 2014/11/30 17:19:39


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Edit: This auction is odd - note two tiny pictures of two completely different books. Buyer beware.

Edit2: The buyer has put up some actual pictures (dodgy quality), but probably genuine.

[But yes, I accept the auction could just be a product of an inexperienced user, and the user has inadvertently done a bunch of flag-raising things]

eBay Item #121502235576

Posted on: 2014/11/29 23:51

Edited by Stu on 2014/11/30 1:30:16
Edited by Stu on 2014/11/30 16:17:38
Edited by Stu on 2014/11/30 17:18:15


Re: Alan Lee Illustrated Lord of the Rings boxset [1992 Encore Ed.]
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Another Encore set in Australia. Very overpriced, though, especially given the box has torn. And I'm not sure that laying it out on the tarmac to photograph it is the best idea...

eBay Item #121500270175

Posted on: 2014/11/27 15:06


GA&U 1st/2nd/3rd Hobbit Selling Prices (Mid-Late 2014)
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Just in case anyone is interested, I have been monitoring selling prices of Hobbits the last few months.

All numbers are roughly converted to NZD at a rate of 2:1, so just divide the numbers by two for pounds. Red indicates ex-libris or some other stamp/bookplate was present. The top half of each section is "without dustjacket" and the bottom section is "with dustjacket".

More than anything, it shows which years seem to come up more often (e.g. 1972s and 1975s come up very often)

[Edit: Updated figures 12/12/2014]

[Edit: Updated figures 01/01/2015 - Notable daft Xmas prices in December...]

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Posted on: 2014/11/25 14:45

Edited by Stu on 2014/11/26 15:33:59
Edited by Stu on 2014/12/11 20:38:21
Edited by Stu on 2014/12/11 20:39:26
Edited by Stu on 2015/1/1 0:40:04
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