Seller: otis_the_sf_guy
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Nov 21, 2014
2014/11/21 21:59:39 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Khamûl wrote:
How can anyone really see how good that jacket is with the protective jacket cover? It might not be that good when you get it front of you. Either way, I think the price is stupidly high, given, as Stu says, the current market. I've got plenty in this kind of condition...

BH

Exactly right - The mylar cover should be well and truly off when taking pictures with the purpose of selling a book. All but the worst jackets look good once they have has a nice, shiny protector on them.

And lets be honest, out of the 250,000 (?) first printings of the Sil., there must still be quite a lot of them in as new condition. The key thing seems to just be to keep them away from UV.
Nov 30, 2014 (edited)
2014/11/30 6:51:41 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Edit: This auction is odd - note two tiny pictures of two completely different books. Buyer beware.

Edit2: The buyer has put up some actual pictures (dodgy quality), but probably genuine.

[But yes, I accept the auction could just be a product of an inexperienced user, and the user has inadvertently done a bunch of flag-raising things]

eBay Item #121502235576
Nov 30, 2014
2014/11/30 8:18:04 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
A little harsh Stu.

This is a new seller to ebay (joined Nov 14) and judging by description /headings hasn't quite got the pace of it yet. Hi descriptions aren't great for sure but we all know what its like doing something new - you don't get it right first time.

Not sure its a scam but just someone who hasn't got to grips with eBay adding pictures with one incorrect click of a button.

(Ps Don't know seller in any way at all)
Nov 30, 2014 (edited)
2014/11/30 8:28:41 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

laurel wrote:
A little harsh Stu.

This is a new seller to ebay (joined Nov 14) and judging by description /headings hasn't quite got the pace of it yet. Hi descriptions aren't great for sure but we all know what its like doing something new - you don't get it right first time.

Not sure its a scam but just someone who hasn't got to grips with eBay adding pictures with one incorrect click of a button.

(Ps Don't know seller in any way at all)


Sorry, I don't agree at all. There are several red flags on this one. Three day auction. Pictures that don't show the actual item. Comments in profile about selling multiple items. Yes, it *could* be legitimate (and the guy has just muffed it up), but it certainly does not appear to be, and it would be a brave buyer that put in a bid.

Well, after I contacted the seller he has put up some pictures which are more likely to be real.
Nov 30, 2014
2014/11/30 8:44:06 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I certainly wouldn't suggest anyone bid without making enquiries/items being amended first for sure.
Dec 7, 2014
2014/12/7 18:34:14 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Looking for The Complete History of Middle-earth?
Unfortunately for you it's out of stock at HarperCollins...
http://www.tolkien.co.uk/product/9780 ... +History+of+Middle-earth+

Still desperate to buy it though!?
You're in luck!
eBay Item #131372139197
Bargain price, $1000.

BH

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Dec 13, 2014
2014/12/13 12:38:43 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
A great copy of The Hobbit, bought for 15p from the library

eBay Item #181610253785

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Dec 19, 2014
2014/12/19 4:44:13 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Now this is a really poor Hobbit
Dec 19, 2014
2014/12/19 8:38:16 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Laurin666 wrote:
Now this is a really poor Hobbit

In a sensible world, that would be worth nothing at all.
Dec 31, 2014
2014/12/31 19:23:17 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
For anyone looking for that rare 5th edition, 1st printing: https://affiliates.abebooks.com/c/9724 ... 526recentlyadded%253D1day

:)
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