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Re: The Wonders of...
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Candidate for worst ever facsimile dustwrapper?

eBay Item #151451547615

Posted on: 2014/11/5 22:20


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Now that is something to look forward to!

Which means my decision to purchase no more new books after 2014 already has an exception.

Posted on: 2014/11/4 15:44


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Trotter wrote:

Stu wrote:

Every chance it is a shill bid.


It sold, so not a very good shill bid


Yeah, but that happens all the time. I've seen research that suggests roughly 10% of eBay auctions are shilled. Plus, the item can sell, then the seller just opens a no-pay dispute against with the shill account, and it hasn't cost them anything. Not saying that is the case here, but just because something sells, doesn't mean it sold to a real bidder. look how often things pop back onto the market a couple of weeks after apparently selling.

Posted on: 2014/11/2 23:11


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Khamûl wrote:
eBay Item #271647382432
I have to admit, this early bid really surprised me. £100? Really?

BH



Every chance it is a shill bid.

Posted on: 2014/10/30 16:16


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Trotter wrote:
Auction listed as

"J R R Tolkien - The Silmarillion", does not just include the trade paperback :(

One for Khamûl, it has a Silmarillion in it.

eBay Item #191389757982



This is like almost any other copy of the Silmarillion. I see the listing includes the phrase "Status - unread"...

I'd love to know the percentage of copies of Tolkien books generally that have actually been read. It is pretty low, I think. Whenever you see a boxed set of LOTR paperbacks, only the first book usually has signs of reading. I think a lot of them are purchased as gifts.

Posted on: 2014/10/27 20:33



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