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By Elwë

Re: The Wonders of eBay

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From the seller, "All three volumes are fine, obviously unread copies." Is that a cat jumping over a black rider? I do say!

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By remy

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The Cat is just a "Watermark" added to each of his photos. You can check by looking at his other items.


By Red

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eBay Item #350466413828

At more than $3500, I don't think "Mr Thrifty" is really an appropriate name for the shop



By Stu

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$3.50 is too much for a book by David Day. I have never seen the same old material recycled through so many different titles and publishers....


By Elwë

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This is a little different "Wonder" of eBay, as it is simply me marveling at the current landscape of the eBay Tolkien collecting market. I was just taking a quick look (from the U.S., with search setting set to "Worldwide."), and the sheer volume of Peter Jackson movie related paraphernalia is simply astounding. So, using a few very obvious search terms, I determined what proportion of all items found were (at least) listed as books.

Tolkien - 88%
Hobbit - 55%
Lord of the Rings - 9%
Silmarillion - 97%

Only 9% of all items retrieved with 'LotR' turned out to be books. There are over 41,000 items that show up for 'LotR,' with only 8300 for 'Tolkien,' and 3100 for 'Hobbit.' I "wonder" how many 'Hobbit' items there will be, in about two years or so. I know I will probably end up watching these new movies, but there is a large part of me that wants to boycott. Oh well, at least we still have the Silmarillion for our imaginations.


By Red

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I hope you are right about The Silmarillion, but I can't help but think that once Saul Zaentz and company have milked more millions out of Tolkien's legacy, they will be looking for additional opportunities.
As for the paraphernalia, I have to agree. I am simply astounded by the sheer volume of rubbish the first films have produced, and equally astounded at the people who eagerly rush to "collect" it. I shudder to think of the deluge of crap the next two films will generate.


Re: The Wonders of eBay

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Ebay Auction
"...red leather back 22k gold book also the silmarillion and the hobbit all in brilliant condition..."
I´m looking forward to see if anyone is going to bid on it or buy it for 600 gbp.

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I'd like to think that most people on our forums are not SERIOUS BUYERS ONLY so sadly you are excluded from this bargain.

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Re: The Wonders of eBay

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This seller has been mentioned before but should know basic details about books before offering them for sale! i.e. Are they bound in leather, No they are not.

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By Elwë

Re: The Wonders of eBay

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Anyone desperate to complete their set of The Silmarillion audiobooks? Here's Volume II, and what a bargain!

eBay Item #330574643146

Hey, at least it's free shipping!





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