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Re: The Wonders of...
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Jlong wrote:
Ha! Yeah right.

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I honestly hate these editions so much, I'd happily pay protection money to not have them.

Just as well I'm not a completeist or I'd have to buy a set :)

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Re: eBay & PayPal Seller Charges/Fees
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I must admit, I don't actually mind an eBay seller covering their actual postage and packing costs (and if that includes covering what they have to give to the thieves at eBay/PayPal, then I'm not bothered by that). So long as they aren't charging me a "service fee" for going to the post office, I'm OK with real costs being levied.

Often with international sales, I hit the "Standard International Flat Rate" scam. Unless I know that the flat rate will be more or less accurate to the real cost, I just won't bid on principal. I also won't buy anything that uses eBay GSP as that is a total scam (and eBay often opens and re-packs the parcels [with no packing] to reduce size and weight).

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Re: The Good Old Days
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Thanks for posting. The old ads and catalogues are great. I reckon that was the best era for Tolkien books. The quality was high, the cover designs were traditional and un-fussy, and the range was relatively static, rather than being designed to squeeze a dime out of every last bit of material, good or not. Some of the stuff that passes for "Collectors Editions" out of HarperCollins wouldn't even have passed muster as a paperback thirty years ago.

Plus it was in the days where books sold for RRP, so there was less corner cutting in the production.

I wonder how the Tolkien book landscape will look in another thirty years -- whether there will even be physical copies being produced?

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And to think I already found David Day's books offensive...

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laurel wrote:
Guess not as it looks as if it sold. The old supply and demand theory kicks in here. Might be wrong but i think last one sold for £350 as i recall so whilst it was a fair bit more i am not suprised it sold. It seems at the moment prices are dipping but real rare items still going up.


It seems like there just isn't much of interest available at the moment. The market for the nicer end of the "common stuff" is probably fairly saturated, so even though there aren't a huge number of sellers, there aren't that many buyers, either. All the people who started collections after the LOTR movies aren't ready to sell them on as yet (at a loss). Another few years, all those collections will start to come back out into the market.

I think the odd rarities (such as the Methuen Sil) that show up are commanding a larger share of attention than previously, just because the market contains so little of interest to keep collectors occupied.

I think things will become more normal in a couple of years. The desirable end of the common stuff might come up a bit and the rarer stuff will inevitably come down (possibly by quite a lot). When you get outside of the very small number of titles that are likely to be used as investments (by those with no actual interest in the material), the number of people genuinely interested in some of the rarer non-ME stuff has to be absolutely tiny.

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