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Feb 16, 2009 (edited)

Having just spent a lot of money on what I think is a rare item, eBay often comes up trumps with what can only be described as What????

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/50th-Anniversar ... |65%3A3|39%3A1|240%3A1318
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Jun 18, 2014

Urulöké wrote:
Trotter,

That's....... not acceptable. By any definition I can think of.


'Acceptable' is such a silly term for eBay to have forced on book buyers. What is acceptable to one person might be completely unacceptable to someone else. It really is meaningless. Reading between the lines, the term usually seems to be used to mean 'knackered'.
Jun 19, 2014
Seller: jandabrewer (697)
Ended Jun 25, 2014
$0.99
[0 Bids]
Anyone know what edition this is? I don't recall ever seeing this TT edition, but maybe I am just being dense this morning. Serious lack of info from the auction itself, of course.

eBay Item #141322945917

Further investigation shows a faint "voyager classics" watermark on the front cover, so I guess that answers that.
Jun 19, 2014

Laurin666 wrote:
Houghton Mifflin paperback edition, quite common.


Voyager is owned by HarperCollins, not Houghton Mifflin.

http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=44110
Jun 19, 2014
Seller: worldofrarebooks (15942)
Ended Jun 30, 2014
Buy-It-Now:
£50.00
Another 'Acceptable' Hobbit.

The Hobbit : This book has been inspected carefully by hand in the World of Rare Books office, to ensure the condition description is as accurate as possible for this exact copy pictured.

Really?

eBay Item #380924969077
Jun 21, 2014
Seller: elmo-books (18007)
Ended Jul 3, 2015
Buy-It-Now:
£300.00
Jun 23, 2014
Seller: pfosterbooks (759)
Ended Jun 29, 2014
£95.00
[0 Bids]
A bit of a knowledge on how to edit photos, works wonders when trying to sell a book.

See if you can spot how much the dealer is selling the book for in his shop?

eBay Item #321440805739

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Jun 29, 2014
Seller: not_piddle_again (271)
Ended Jul 8, 2014
£19.12
[12 Bids]
"Pictures best described. All pages are present and no rips or marks. The cover/sleeve are present, the yellow marks you can see are selo-tape and can be peeled off without damaging the book."

Yes, but what about the dust-wrapper?

eBay Item #261518233954
Jun 29, 2014
What about it?

The seller says:
Also, the cover is covered again with a protector as you can see, leaving the cover underneath in excellent condition with no rips.

What else do you want to know, besides why it looks like a photocopy?

BH
Jun 30, 2014

Khamûl wrote:
What about it?

The seller says:
Also, the cover is covered again with a protector as you can see, leaving the cover underneath in excellent condition with no rips.

What else do you want to know, besides why it looks like a photocopy?

BH


What are you seeing as the tell-tale signs of it being a copy? it looks like a normal jacket under a roughened up (i.e. matte) cheap plastic sleeve to me?
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