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By Stu

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High prices are probably an effect of the awful Hobbit movies.
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Indeed, but the films haven't normally effected Silmarillion prices. Maybe this time they have.

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Re: The Wonders of...

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Seller: diverjbks (1244)
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Spotted this yesterday, what a horror! I've seen people on Facebook discussing this monstrosity too. My biggest complaint is the very unprofessional binding attempt (lumpy, not labeled well) but the condition of the innards doesn't entice me either.

eBay Item #261381347943
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By Stu

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Seller: diverjbks (1244)
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Urulöké wrote:
Spotted this yesterday, what a horror! I've seen people on Facebook discussing this monstrosity too. My biggest complaint is the very unprofessional binding attempt (lumpy, not labeled well) but the condition of the innards doesn't entice me either.

eBay Item #261381347943



I can see what they were trying to achieve - the lumps are the internal structure of the Hobbit Hole. Sadly, it all doesn't work very well.


By Jlong

Re: The Wonders of...

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I'm not sure why, but it seems like this copy of LotR went for a lot more than it is actually worth.

eBay Item #370999960459

Am I missing something?
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That is way too much for that book, yes. I have seen first printings go for much less than that, though obviously not shrinkwrapped.

Question I have is, how does the seller know the numberline on the copyright page, if the box is sealed in shrinkwrap?
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By Stu

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Urulöké wrote:
That is way too much for that book, yes. I have seen first printings go for much less than that, though obviously not shrinkwrapped.

Question I have is, how does the seller know the numberline on the copyright page, if the box is sealed in shrinkwrap?



The only way to know would be if the seller had owned it since new. I have a few shrinkwrapped books that I know are 1st impressions, just by virtue of when I bought them (and I have retained the receipts and kept them alongside).

I doubt I would purchase a shrinkwrapped book and trust it to be a specific impression, though (except for new prior to any reprinting).


By Jlong

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Seller: masterplan0145 (291)
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eBay Item #201035829121

“GREAT CONDITION..”

"GREAT USED VINTAGE CONDITION (FLAWLESS)"

Sheesh! What a rip off.

Edit: The price has been reduced from $399 to $323.99. Get it while it is on sale! :)
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eBay isn't the only place you can find over-priced copies of The Silmarillion ...

http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/product/ ... lion-tolkien-hd_100263389

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Seller: ctbeorn (735)
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For those who want a hard copy of the most famous typo in (our) world...

eBay Item #231159555463

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