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Sep 7, 2022
2022/9/7 18:05:16 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Would be interesting to know how many of you on this forum own a 1st edition of the UK Hobbit
Sep 7, 2022
2022/9/7 18:07:19 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Demis wrote:

I would agree with this calculation.

Also just because someone lists for a price does not indicate market worth. Only actual recorded sales give an indication.

I could list my copy for £1m - does not mean anyone would buy..

What abe does reflect however is how much is available on the market, or not...It shows essentially how much demand there is. The time an items lasts online at abe tells how many are interested (sort of). If a book of one of the lesser available items (like 1st print hobbit) stays on abe, it is overpriced... a lot can be learned from watching what comes and goes, what is there and what is not.
Sep 7, 2022
2022/9/7 18:17:37 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Mr. Underhill wrote:

Demis wrote:

I would agree with this calculation.

Also just because someone lists for a price does not indicate market worth. Only actual recorded sales give an indication.

I could list my copy for £1m - does not mean anyone would buy..

What abe does reflect however is how much is available on the market, or not...It shows essentially how much demand there is. The time an items lasts online at abe tells how many are interested (sort of). If a book of one of the lesser available items (like 1st print hobbit) stays on abe, it is overpriced... a lot can be learned from watching what comes and goes, what is there and what is not.

True for the common internet users. But I'm guessing that PH has another customer base.
Sep 7, 2022
2022/9/7 20:29:07 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Mr. Underhill wrote:

Demis wrote:

I would agree with this calculation.

Also just because someone lists for a price does not indicate market worth. Only actual recorded sales give an indication.

I could list my copy for £1m - does not mean anyone would buy..

What abe does reflect however is how much is available on the market, or not...It shows essentially how much demand there is. The time an items lasts online at abe tells how many are interested (sort of). If a book of one of the lesser available items (like 1st print hobbit) stays on abe, it is overpriced... a lot can be learned from watching what comes and goes, what is there and what is not.

I agree.

What we cannot know for sure though is the price it has actually been sold for..
Sep 11, 2022
2022/9/11 1:31:56 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Seller: tothenebula
(355)
Ends 2023/3/2 15:08:36
Buy-It-Now:
$715.00
Submitted by: Ulmo
Sep 15, 2022
2022/9/15 3:24:05 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
More ignorance from Rare Book Cellar..."signed"

Abebooks.com (affiliate)
TREE AND LEAF SIGNED
J. R. R. Tolkien
31300954789
(Hardcover)
$7493.95
Availability: OutOfStock
Sep 15, 2022
2022/9/15 8:35:00 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
It is no longer available. I hope that didn't sell.
Sep 15, 2022
2022/9/15 12:56:44 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I alerted the seller to the issue, and he replied thanking me (blaming his employees for the listing). I guess and hope he withdrew it.
Sep 15, 2022
2022/9/15 14:31:50 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Oh wow ...

Seller: herosforhire
(770)
Ended Sep 15, 2022
Buy-It-Now:
£100.00
Submitted by: 100CupsCoffee
Sep 15, 2022
2022/9/15 14:34:43 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Ulmo wrote:

I alerted the seller to the issue, and he replied thanking me (blaming his employees for the listing). I guess and hope he withdrew it.

I did as well, got a similar response.
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