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Dec 31, 2020
2020/12/31 14:53:45 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I highly encourage any Amazon book purchases to be gift wrapped, as that may mitigate some damage during shipping.
Dec 31, 2020
2020/12/31 19:33:38 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

insurrbution wrote:

I highly encourage any Amazon book purchases to be gift wrapped, as that may mitigate some damage during shipping.

Definitely agree with this—my order of this particular set from Amazon.co.uk arrived in a completely torn cardboard box (the books could easily be taken out of it without having to open it any further) and it's a wonder that only one corner of the slipcase was dented. In my opinion, it's almost certainly worth a little extra money to get your books elsewhere.
Apr 4
2021/4/4 17:18:04 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Hello, first time posting here.

With the recent announcement of the upcoming illustrated edition, I started looking for an illustrated set that is out now.

I was thinking about the Alan lee box set, but the price in America is now over $200. Why has the price gone up so much?

I’ve enjoyed reading many of forums and appreciate all the help this site provides.
Apr 4
2021/4/4 17:29:28 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Hello Falkor and welcome to the site.

I expected the box-set to only be available for a limited period, while the books would be available for a much longer period. This does not seem to have happened and it is still available in the UK for about £60. I think the problem is that these companies are not prepared to ship it internationally which is why it is so expensive for you.

If you look at the thread for the new Tolkien illustrated Lord of the Rings, I have included links to quite a few sellers, you could try those links but replace the ISBN with 9780008376109 to see what prices they give with US shipping included.
Apr 4
2021/4/4 18:01:57 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Falkor wrote:

Hello, first time posting here.

With the recent announcement of the upcoming illustrated edition, I started looking for an illustrated set that is out now.

I was thinking about the Alan lee box set, but the price in America is now over $200. Why has the price gone up so much?

I’ve enjoyed reading many of forums and appreciate all the help this site provides.

You'll have to import it. It is not for sale "IN" the US.
Apr 4
2021/4/4 18:04:41 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Falkor wrote:

Hello, first time posting here.

With the recent announcement of the upcoming illustrated edition, I started looking for an illustrated set that is out now.

I was thinking about the Alan lee box set, but the price in America is now over $200. Why has the price gone up so much?

I’ve enjoyed reading many of forums and appreciate all the help this site provides.

Welcome to the site! Hope we can be helpful, and help you with your Tolkien collecting. 😁

Blackwell's has it for about $140 shipped to the USA at this time.

Blackwell's (affiliate)
The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings Boxed Set
J. R. R. Tolkien, Alan Lee (illustrator), J. R. R. Tolkien
9780008376109
(hardback (slipcased))
$186.76
Availability: Unknown
Apr 4
2021/4/4 20:23:43 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Thanks everyone!

I’ll probably order from blackwells shortly
Apr 6
2021/4/6 21:48:06 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I ended up ordering from Amazon UK for about $100 including shipping to Texas

Thanks again for everyone’s help
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