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Re: Super Deluxe values
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A great discussion
Alpingloin said 'My general view of market value is very simple. Something is worth exactly what someone is willing to pay at a given time and place'.

This will remain the comment for me although all others before are neither wrong nor right. With auctions of course you generally take a gamble and with ebay this can indeed be madness but I do find this as thrilling to watch as actually going to an auction itself of which I have attended many.

I feel a lot does revolve around expectations of both the seller and buyer and naturally these do not always align or even be close. For example how many times have you seen a Tolkien item listed at what seems a very high price on ebay. Then in the text they state something like ' these are selling on Abe for XYZ'. Rubbish- they are not selling but are being advertised and are likely to not even achieve anywhere near the high price asked.

A factor that self fuels this behaviour is in my mind the exceptional sales that we all sometimes see and hear about. These often seem to give sellers a 'dream' that they will achieve these 'high' figures and thus they go for it. I am not saying this is wrong and if you have the money and time to wait/hope/pray for that buyer who wants item tomorrow then why not.

How I look at it is that if we didn’t have all these variables/methods of selling and our own individual thoughts then matching items would be all be a very similar price and you wouldnt see the huge differences in the market.

What I like about books is they are not all the same and no doubt lots of us hunt out that perfect Silmarillion or one signed by Christopher. Would I pay extra for that copy - Yes of course but how much? Answers on a postcard too .........

Posted on: 2011/1/2 1:58


Re: Super Deluxe values
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I agree with Stu. I think in the current climate ebay will be the cheapest option. Sigurds seem to go for around £180-£220 when they appear and I guess COH similar/slightly more.

There is a COH on ebay at the moment with no reserve so maybe worth putting in a bid
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dl ... &ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Good luck

Posted on: 2010/12/31 4:43


Re: A nice blog on collecting Tolkien books
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I must say this is one of my favourites as well. Its a lovely set and you can feel the quality holding and looking at it. Is £600 worth it ? In my mind you will pay what you feel happy with. Some will say no way , others will agree you got a bargain but overall a great addition.
I wont tell you what i paid ;)

Posted on: 2010/12/6 13:57


Re: Tolkien Map ['The Way for a Hobbit']
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someone likes it
Bidding has started at best part of £1,000!

Posted on: 2010/11/29 1:49


Re: Bookshop
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LOL

Very funny Trotter
This did make me laugh on this very winters morning

Well posted

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