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11 Mar, 2023
2023-3-11 11:42:05 PM UTC

Dagoth wrote:

Imagine being that greedy for a couple bucks. There's a saying that anyone under 99.99% positive is a seller to avoid, and he's sitting at a terrible 97%.

Well in that case you should avoid me… I have a rating of 920+, over 1500 transactions over the years and a recent negative feedback (only one I have had) took me down from 100% to 96,5%
12 Mar, 2023 (edited)
2023-3-12 12:18:11 AM UTC

Dagoth wrote:

Imagine being that greedy for a couple bucks. There's a saying that anyone under 99.99% positive is a seller to avoid, and he's sitting at a terrible 97%.

That saying is hogwash. People should look at number of items sold, read reviews and communicate with sellers.
You might meet dodgy sellers like trotter did.... but that might very well also be one with a 100% positive score. It might even be sellers that have sold hundreds of items and hold 100% scores, but still flip books and still write inaccurate (to be charitable) descriptions of books.
12 Mar, 2023
2023-3-12 12:33:14 AM UTC

northman wrote:

Dagoth wrote:

Imagine being that greedy for a couple bucks. There's a saying that anyone under 99.99% positive is a seller to avoid, and he's sitting at a terrible 97%.

That saying is hogwash. People should look at number of items sold, read reviews and communicate with sellers.

Agreed, the seller rating on eBay doesn't mean all that much, same as with the dealer star rating on ABEbooks (within reason of course, really low number or under 3 stars should raise a red flag).

As northman says reviews and communication are key when working with dealers. If you've got reservations about a dealer reach out to them. You'll know based on responses or lack there of whether they're legitimate or not.
12 Mar, 2023 (edited)
2023-3-12 7:04:05 AM UTC

Dagoth wrote:

Imagine being that greedy for a couple bucks. There's a saying that anyone under 99.99% positive is a seller to avoid, and he's sitting at a terrible 97%.

The one negative feedback was left yesterday, can you think of anyone who might have a reason to have left negative feedback for a seller with 100% feedback.
13 Mar, 2023
2023-3-13 12:02:43 AM UTC
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I have no words
13 Mar, 2023
2023-3-13 6:22:42 AM UTC

Dagoth wrote:

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scam?

Help report it :)

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Back again, please report it, looks like the seller's account has been hacked.
13 Mar, 2023
2023-3-13 7:17:28 PM UTC
Unusual Hobbit variation

The Hobbit By J R R Tolkien - Unwin Pb 1970.

Vintage paperback from Unwin books.

Tight spine, page ends a bit grubby from age.

Clean pages.

Maps each end.

No annotations or signatures

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15 Mar, 2023
2023-3-15 7:53:15 AM UTC

Trotter wrote:

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Buy-It-Now:
C $999.00

I think I'll wait for a signed version. ?
16 Mar, 2023
2023-3-16 6:28:14 PM UTC
True Gem !

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16 Mar, 2023
2023-3-16 7:09:34 PM UTC

Emilien wrote:

True Gem !

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Great... now some of the people over on Reddit who think the deluxe/slipcased version is worth 600+ are going to be extra emboldened.
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