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Re: The wonders of eBay
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The person with the "leather" books didn't like being advised that they weren't quite what they thought. It all went downhill from there... The amusing thing was that joyqueen1 posted my first email and reply to the Q&A section of the listing, which was a truly stupid thing to do. I can only assume that the person actually believes that these books aren't Book Club editions, despite the photos clearly showing "Book Club Associates" and "Guild Publishing". No accounting for the 95% of the population lower down the evolutionary ladder than myself, I guess... :)


Dear joyqueen1,

Hi,
Just wanted you to be are that these are Book Club Editions, and - most importantly - that they are not leather, but "leatherette"/plastic. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your perspective), they usually sell for a few pounds.

Stu

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Dear metapraxis02,

Sorry to tell you they are not BOOK Club Editions and the are Leather Bound.

- joyqueen1


Dear joyqueen1,

The pictures quite clearly show "By Arrangement with Guild Publishing", plus I am familiar with these editions. Guild (also known as BCA - Book Club Associates) is/was the Book Club that produced books by arrangement with GA&U. Makes no odds to me, but your listing is incorrect, and I thought you might like to know. Easier to hope you find a mug, eh?

- metapraxis02


Dear metapraxis02,

Hope u r a mug u plonker to busy putting your mug into anybodys eeeeeeehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

- joyqueen1


Dear joyqueen1,

Learn English - Maybe even try to get a couple of GCSEs.

- metapraxis02

Posted on: 2009/4/22 2:20


Re: Sigurd and Gudrun Deluxe
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>Where did you find this photo? Did you happen to already get a copy? If you did, can you tell us who the printer is? The previous books from this series were printed in Italy by LEGO SPA. However, the Tales from the Perilous Realm was done by another printer (supposedly meeting the same specs as the others), and I feel it had a different feel to it. The spine did not seem to quite match the first 4 books of this deluxe series.

The photo was on the HarperCollins UK webserver. I found a link direct to the image on another forum, so unfortunately, I know nothing more than is shown. I suspect it might be a different printer again from the ToPM, as although it has a thinner/much poorer quality slipcase (like ToPM did), it doesn't also have the flatter spine (which might just be because it isn't as thick, of course). Could be printed by anyone, anywhere, really. Time will tell.

I think it will look somewhat out of place next to the existing UK editions (like putting the US Deluxe CoH next to the HC ones), but it will be fine on another section of shelf.

Stu

Posted on: 2009/4/21 15:32


Sigurd and Gudrun Deluxe
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Disappointing that it doesn't match the existing Deluxe Editions (oval around the JRRT logo, etc), but still looks quite nicely done. Only 34.99 on Amazon.co.uk as a pre-order, which seems pretty good.

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Re: HarperCollins update
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Khamul - You are correct, it was not from David Brawn, as it seems I was confusing two articles from TL round about the same time. However, the statement of it being 500 copies was/is at the end of the FAQ article from 17.02.09. It was reading that which prompted me to start the "Super-Deluxe Sigurd and Gudrun" thread. The 250 RRP was (and is) in the 07.02.09 update. I feel sure I read a single item that had both bits of information, but perhaps my mind connected the two bits of info.

Stu

Posted on: 2009/3/14 16:04


Re: HarperCollins update
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I believe that David Brawn had already stated GBP 250 and 500 copies some weeks ago (according to article on Beren's site), so this isn't really any kind of surprise.

In truth, I think the "discounted from GBP 350 for a limited time only" claim is just to make it seem like you are already getting a discount ("quick! buy now!!"), but in reality GBP 250 is the *undiscounted* base price. It's a (fairly obvious) obvious strategy to try to mitigate the risk of potential buyers sitting and waiting things out, given HCs track record of on again/off again 30% discounting. Long term, I suspect the selling price will be in the GBP 175 region (30% off the GBP 250).

Really, this reservation is just marketing and they are trying to get an idea of the size of the interest. If I was them, I would probably follow exactly this strategy.

Stu

Posted on: 2009/3/13 16:42



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