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Re: The Wonders of...
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Trotter wrote:
I just bought a set on ebay at a bit of a discount from the seller above.

eBay Item #371292102937

My copy also has the original price on it £49.99 compared with £55 on the ridiculously priced copy, highly unlikely that these are the first printings for that box set.


You did well there, I think.

I had a couple of further messages back and forth with the seller. They were the oddest I have ever had on eBay. As far as I could tell he was just baiting me with each email (as he clearly was with the first one) . e.g.:

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New message from: e-waymann Top Rated Seller (9802Green Star)
Hello again,

Notwithstanding the robotic courtesy afforded by utility of eBay’s messaging system, recipients, generally, prefer a sense of personable mien from one’s initiating inquiry. In that regard, trilobite renditions in the company of a purported air of stuffiness as furnished by your good self, are accordingly accepted and reciprocated upon. In this instance, it was vaguely more than opting for a reply as opposed to ignorance out of sympathy.

Indeed, the evident presumptiveness furnished within your scrawl does border on the risible.

Insofar that you pretend to be given to semantics, I’d proffer that eBay affords its members the opportunity only to access its messaging service; email is something totally different again. I do trust you are capable of discerning one from the other. In any event, ought you be proposed to actually achieve the knowledge in question - smattering as it may be - then kindly devote whatever good senses to your avail in that endeavor. But, then again, you seem to have all the answers, giving rise to the underlying presumption that your initial inquiry was kittle more than a forlorn attempt at superior dialogue leading to a feeble attempt at spoiler humor!

Additionally, as evidenced within your traducible theatrics, you clearly stand by the notion that you provide safe harbor to every further answer imaginable and, accordingly, our efforts to extend to you our efforts previously undertaken regarding this particular volume's provenance, would amount to an utter waste of our resources.

I further hold that any worthwhile ‘education’ rests within the intended’s desire to be conducive to same. In that regard, I believe any polemic enterprise to that end would be a further insult upon time, further to which, your sleeping habits et al, are of no interest to me.

Again, good day. We shan’t hear from you further. "

Posted on: 4/10 23:56:02

Edited by Stu on 2015/4/11 0:11:24


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This listing has always bugged me due to the laughable price and the claim that the books have the full number-line (despite being sealed in shrink-wrap).

Genuine question asked (by me):
"How do you know the books are 1st impressions, given that the set is in shrinkwrap, and is one that was issued with various impressions over the years?"

Answer received:

"Oh, please, do impart on us your eastern Antipodean methodology possibly relied upon given the available evidence."

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I can only assume that means he has no evidence that they are the 1st impression set. I note he doesn't allow for refunds -- maybe he should read eBay's policy a bit more closely.

eBay Item #130771127202

Posted on: 4/10 19:12:14


Re: Poster Maps, illustrated by Pauline Baynes and JRRT
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Mithrandir wrote:
Will do, thanks.

However, I want to list them at a fair starting price and also ensure that I get the "right" amount, so was just wondering what prices I should list them for. :)


I'd start low and advertise the auction on all the Tolkien forums. Pricing is a total guess (and one I'm not qualified to make), but if you make sure people are aware of the auctions, you should end up with a fair price.

Posted on: 4/9 23:37:26


Re: Does anyone have a copy of this item for sale?
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Trotter wrote:
http://tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=24470

It needs to have this exact cover.

Please contact me if you have this book?

Best Regards

Trotter


I have a 19th impression that appears the same as that - or am I missing some minor detail in the picture? The printing in it is horrible on very bleached-looking paper. If it is the right one, I wouldn't be surprised if you could still pick it up new - I only purchased it from BD a year or so back.

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Posted on: 4/4 13:59:50

Edited by Stu on 2015/4/4 14:10:10
Edited by Stu on 2015/4/4 14:17:34
Edited by Stu on 2015/4/4 14:18:45


Re: 1987 fellowship of the ring "backwards upside down" cover
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bwat11 wrote:
Thanks Stu! I was thinking the same thing but just wasn't sure and I've looked
Everywhere for information with little to show for it. I accidently posted this twice
(Just joined so rather new yet) but on the other post I put up pictures but I'm sure
You caught on to what I was getting at. Either way, it's worthless or it has a lot of zeros in the value its staying on my shelf. My uncle just passed and willed it to me. It was oneof the main things we shared together, that being Tolkien's work mmostly. Thanks again tho!


The key thing fault doesn't stop you enjoying the book, and especially as it was left to you by your uncle, it adds some extra character to it :)

Posted on: 4/1 21:54:15



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