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Re: The Wonders of eBay

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Ok, I am creeped out here...


HOBBIT-----OOAK-----Doll # 1-----BILBO BAGGINS

US $39.99 (0 Bid)
End Date: Saturday Apr-28-2012 12:46:27 PDT


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Khamul wrote:
Morgan --you're mental! When did you start collecting US editions anyway?

In regard to the description (Stu), pretty hard to argue that this is mis-described. With number line use there is no stated date for the impression itself --so what other date, besides the copyright date, is the seller going to give? e.g. LotRs 2004 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (like the matching H you're talking about in the other thread Stu). If this was number lined "3456789", people would still refer to it as the "2004 3rd impression", despite the printing date of the 3rd impression probably not being 2004; but 2005, 2006 etc. It doesn't say. Only collateral information (e.g. from correspondence with HC) would allow you to confidently state the actual date of this impression's physical printing.
[If this is what you refer to in regard to any mis-describing! ]

BH

EDIT: Of course, if the jacket isn't original to this particular copy, then you might have a case.


That is what I was referring to. The 25th impression should not have a modern $14.95 jacket with a barcode. The book and jacket don't match, but there is nothing in the listing to state that. It is moot anyway as the seller has done the right thing.


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Under-described as well as over-priced ...
eBay Item #261012980382

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Well at least he spelt the title of the book correctly - and the author's name. And he's right about the date too (presumably) so - what more could a punter ask?

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Hobbit-J- ... tible&hash=item4ab6fc2e52







quote: "To reiterate: every page is blank, there is no printing in or on the book. There is no actual printing on the dust jacket, except for a label. It is a blank printer's dummy. "

Clearly the vendor is hoping for a buyer who is both rich, and stupid.
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These books have some printed pages but still all wrong (£8000 starting, £12000 Buy it now)

eBay Item #170833321402

garm wrote Clearly the vendor is hoping for a buyer who is both rich, and stupid. This vendor is looking for the same buyer



By Stu

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isn't a blank book with nothing on the pages just a sketchbook?

I mean it *could* be a publishers dummy, but equally it could be absolutely anything that just happens to have a sticker saying "HOBBIT" on.

I would have thought this item might be of interest to a collector, but would also essentially be worthless monetarily. Even with provenance showing that is a dummy for a particular edition, I can't imagine it being worth much...

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I agree with you Stu,

this could quite well be a printer's sample (I guess to ask the publisher if this is the right paper and size and casing quality, etc.?) but it is really worthless to a collector as it stands. Anyone could slap that sticker in that corner with some typing on it saying it is whatever they want...

Now a publisher's dummy of, say The Silmarillion on the other hand...
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...would be worth, I suggest, even less?
(--what exactly is your point Urulókë? )

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By laurel

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eBay Item #200743091982

what is going on????!!?

£400 ??? maybe they mistook it for a 82 signed copy!!
The world has gone mad
Anyone want mine for a bargain £300?

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