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Feb 16, 2009 (edited)
2009/2/16 19:25:52 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

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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Nov 10, 2018
2018/11/10 20:22:53 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
And the most common book club printings to boot... that is a good one!
Nov 12, 2018
2018/11/12 6:38:49 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Seller: odeo-au (154603)
Ended Mar 2, 2019
Buy-It-Now:
AU $5.00
Nov 12, 2018 (edited)
2018/11/12 19:05:17 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Seller: cricket150262 (881)
Ended Nov 19, 2018
£50.00
[0 Bids]
Is this signed by Christopher Tolkien? No. It might be signed by someone called Chris. Maybe. Worth putting all that in the listing though, just to be sure...

eBay Item #283256772474

EDIT: Previously titled The Silmarillion By J R R Tolkien 1st Ed 1977 Signed By Chris Tolkien.?; including blurb about not being able to say if the Chris in question is "Chris Tolkien". Now amended.
Nov 12, 2018
2018/11/12 19:10:21 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Khamûl:
That's not Christopher Tolkien's signature. It's not even that clear the signature says Chris.
cricket150262:
That's why I said I couldn't validate signiture still a cheap book compared for that edition with some others the same on eBay
Khamûl:
Why mention it then? You'd be as well adding that you don't think it's signed by his father.
cricket150262:
What's your problem I said I couldn't validate signiture get a life

Nov 12, 2018
2018/11/12 19:40:54 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Well thumbs up from me badgering the seller into updating the listing at least!
Nov 17, 2018
2018/11/17 18:12:24 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Seller: dursrudyauctions (1063)
Ended Jan 11, 2019
Buy-It-Now:
$1,400.00
Nov 20, 2018
2018/11/20 2:46:50 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Seller: gabriellez0 (48)
Ended Dec 22, 2018
Buy-It-Now:
$400.00
eBay Item #123490611984

"I have tried to deceive the item as best I can". ROFL - Freudian slip?

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Nov 20, 2018
2018/11/20 10:38:06 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Is it still possible for a seller trading on eBay to have & enforce a blanket "no return policy"? Distance selling laws cover Buy-it-now auctions; but for normal open auctions is it still allowed?
Nov 20, 2018
2018/11/20 13:57:54 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
See my entire thread on this. I would say NO. In my case the buyer did finally get banned but eBay has not decided to return my 900 dollars. Everything I have read indicates the No Returns policy is toothless and any "Not as Described" claim will side in the buyer's favor. I do wonder if local laws apply. I would assume so. But in the US forget it.
Nov 20, 2018
2018/11/20 14:21:08 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
So are you saying this is good or bad? I've always taken a fairly dim view of sellers with stated no return policies; since in most cases this appears to be in breach of eBay's own rules. Therefore, why are they selling on eBay? But that's just my view as a buyer. Having heard your horror story I'm beginning to understand why sellers need protection too.

I'm still confused though: do you think you can have a no returns policy as a seller?
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