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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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Do you think this copy of the two towers ended really high?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/330634865284? ... _trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649


Posted on: 2011/11/7 16:41


Re: The Wonders of eBay
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Rebinding books is ok, but not when they are as messed up as this


The following auction is for a rare first printing copy of The Two Towers by JRR Tolkien. As the copyright page clearly shows, it is a first printing - there were only 3250 copies printed


$650 USD


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TOLKIEN-195 ... tible&hash=item1c21419310


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Posted on: 2011/11/24 12:04


Re: The Wonders of eBay
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£225 for a 7th printing (and does not look to be in that good a condition). It is a mystery to me how they arrive at these prices, I would have thought £10 would be a bit on the high side (even if it had the elusive blue sticker )

JRR Tolkien ~ Adventures of Tom Bombadil ~ First Edition with Original D/J 1973

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JRR-Tolkien ... ks_UK&hash=item589090c796


Posted on: 2011/12/3 3:45


Re: The Wonders of eBay
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Another bargain (£10 book) from the same seller who seems to live in a dreamworld or possibly faerie, I think this is an eBay seller to avoid (£195 quoted).

JRR Tolkien ~ Father Christmas Letters - [written for his own kids] 1/1 ~ 1976

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JRR-Tolkien ... ks_UK&hash=item58911b2bcd




Posted on: 2011/12/5 12:15


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Does anyone on this forum go under the eBay monker of "finnish_guy". If so, I need to plead with you to stop throwing your money away on books that are far too expensive!!!

Every time I see something that I think is *really overpriced*, this guy seems to have bought it.

Examples, I just got the John Howe slipcased centenary Harbacks in unread condition (with a HC 1st Thus Hobbit thrown in) for $36 (about 23 pounds) , but finnish_guy paid 200 pounds. What-the?

And 159 pounds for the HC Centenary Sil? Eeek.

Please finnish_guy, start being sensible, as paying crazy prices just encourages eBay sellers to ask crazy prices!

Cheers
Stu

Posted on: 2011/12/11 18:10



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