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Re: New Book Releases
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I wonder if HC will make more boxes - I wouldn't be surprised considering the small initial amount (not to mention the 10 at least that were damaged according to Beren). After all, the 4-volume set was originally limited to 500 but then they made more (another 500?). Did anyone else snatch one (or 3) up on Amazon.uk for £135?

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Yes indeed. Bought a couple for £135 on Amazon. Think the 3rd Party Seller (UKPaperbookshop) had a misprice on them.

Didn't realise that they made more (beyond the original 500) of the 4 volume set. Where did you see/read this?

Posted on: 2013/1/19 1:39


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At least 10% of the 100 are being sold through this company on ebay, at a large markup on HarperCollins price or Amazons.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-J-R-R-T ... ction&hash=item5651c7642f

Description: This lavish gift box of Tolkien's seminal works comprises five deluxe slipcased editions - The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, The Children of Hurin, and Tales from the Perilous Realm. With an individual retail value of GBP340, this quintet represents a saving of GBP90, and only 100 sets have been made.


My mathematics is not very good, I can't reconcile £340-£90=£397.69

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Re: New Book Releases
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Beren mentioned about the 4-volume set a while back: "They originally made 500 sets, filling them up with the remainder of the deluxe editions. Since then another batch was made, so far I think that was again 500 but need to ask to be certain."

http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/n ... ASC&type=&mode=0&start=10

That misprice sure was nice especially since they shipped cheaply to the U.S.!

Posted on: 2013/1/19 8:28


Re: New Book Releases
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Trotter wrote:

Description: This lavish gift box of Tolkien's seminal works comprises five deluxe slipcased editions - The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, The Children of Hurin, and Tales from the Perilous Realm. With an individual retail value of GBP340, this quintet represents a saving of GBP90, and only 100 sets have been made.


My mathematics is not very good, I can't reconcile £340-£90=£397.69


The text is from the HC website, where the box was listed at £250 full price - i.e. £90 cheaper than paying £340 for the individual books. Although, as the box appears to have been permanently discounted by 25%, the saving was even bigger.

Posted on: 2013/1/19 15:32



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