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Unfinished Tales Hardcover from 2000
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By Stu

Re: Unfinished Tales Hardcover from 2000

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Khamul wrote:
Agreed. The price for PoME makes little sense, at the higher range. At least prices are on the drop (--for those who don't have a copy.) Minus £50 would be £106 (ain't my maths good?) --I don't think I'd waste £106 on this either. Now £56, maybe.

Two sets!? You is a crazy man!

BH


When I said "sub-50", I actually meant less than 50 as the total price, not 50 less than this auction price. I'd might push to 56, though :)

A bit crazy, yes. Although I only have two HoME sets because I had 10of the 12 1sts by collecting them when they came out. The other set I slowly picked up over a few years. Not quite sure why I did, but it means I can keep my (essentially perfect) "A" set nicely humidity controlled and in darkness for when I am old and crusty :)


Re: Unfinished Tales Hardcover from 2000

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Yeh, you keep making excuses!

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By laurel

Re: Unfinished Tales Hardcover from 2000

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I agree with Remy. It doesn't come as any surprise this book went for the value it did and I wouldn't have been suprised if it went for £300. Remember in an auction someone else was bidding £155 so that makes at least two people who wanted this book and as Remy says that is just on one auction on eBay for 9 days.
I paid £100 for my 1969 Lotr - does that make £149 expensive ? No of course not because khamul was happy to pay that amount at the time although others would say (maybe non Tolkien collectors) that even £100 is crazy.
I do believe that the Market will determine the value at any one given time which us what has happened here.
Personally I don't think we will see another copy for some time ago and if we do it will go for more. Time will tell I guess but if any of you guys want to sell your copy for £56 or £106 please let me know.
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By Stu

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Personally I don't think we will see another copy for some time ago and if we do it will go for more. Time will tell I guess but if any of you guys want to sell your copy for £56 or £106 please let me know.


To be honest, I wouldn't sell my copy even for £300. The only reason that I wouldn't pay "big-ish bucks" for a copy these days is because I already have one and it would be impossible to find a better copy than I already have.

Like I say, I don't really think *any* book prices really make rational sense. One just has to decide how much one wants something and pay or not pay accordingly. No one is forcing any one to hand over any money. Personally I looked for this book for years and would have paid significantly more than I did in order to secure that first copy. I just got lucky, I think.

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By laurel

Re: Unfinished Tales Hardcover from 2000

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Agree stu and think u did get lucky, maybe the same as I did with my 69 Lotr. People will pay what they see as fit and it is relative to the supply and demand factors and most importantly the desire of the individual.

What is most upsetting is that you will not sell yours! Good for you I say.
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By remy

Re: Unfinished Tales Hardcover from 2000

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Well Stu, I think you did get lucky (if I remember correctly - maybe it was a different auction).

I was going to bid around £200 on an auction a couple of years ago for this book (think it was from a Seller - David Somebody in the UK). For various reasons - I forgot about the auction (could not believe I forgot about the end date considering how badly I wanted the book and I think the book was listed in the Collectibles Category rather than Books Category so visibility was low). Anyway was even more devasted when I saw it went for £39 or £40 if I remember correctly.

I think this may be the auction that you won.

Anyway, ended up getting a copy a year later (was included in a set of 10 HoME Books for auction that I won). So all well in the end!!!

Was this the auction you won?


By Stu

Re: Unfinished Tales Hardcover from 2000

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remy wrote:
Well Stu, I think you did get lucky (if I remember correctly - maybe it was a different auction).

I was going to bid around £200 on an auction a couple of years ago for this book (think it was from a Seller - David Somebody in the UK). For various reasons - I forgot about the auction (could not believe I forgot about the end date considering how badly I wanted the book and I think the book was listed in the Collectibles Category rather than Books Category so visibility was low). Anyway was even more devasted when I saw it went for £39 or £40 if I remember correctly.

I think this may be the auction that you won.

Anyway, ended up getting a copy a year later (was included in a set of 10 HoME Books for auction that I won). So all well in the end!!!

Was this the auction you won?



Just checked my Paypal - Was in May 2008, from a David Crombie in the UK. Price was GBP 40.55. I'm *really* glad you forgot to bid on it !! :) :)

Edit: But also glad you got a copy in the end!!

Stu

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By laurel

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LOL
I can see why your book buying days are now restricted. Nice . Careful of the sunlight though-I would have thought keeping on a bookcase would be better
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Hahaha!

Great picture Stu!
I see you finally got your Lotus. Looking nice!
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By Stu

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laurel wrote:
LOL
I can see why your book buying days are now restricted. Nice . Careful of the sunlight though-I would have thought keeping on a bookcase would be better


You know, I suggested that to my wife and she steadfastly refuses me to let me put the Lotus in the lounge !


FreiWild wrote:
Hahaha!

Great picture Stu!
I see you finally got your Lotus. Looking nice!


Thanks :) I collect "nerdy books", so I figured I needed a "nerdy car" to match :)



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