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Yes, I noted also that he dropped shipping by about 33% (for me, to USA) and also took off £25 from the bidding price/BIN price. Coming closer to a really good deal for this boxed set!

Re: combining shipping - I would have no problem aggregating a couple of people's orders in the USA and then shipping an M-Bag to a foreign location, but have so far not found the right people to make the economics work out. When you combine (a) all the piecemeal shipping from various sellers to me, (b) the M-Bag costs, then (c) the piecemeal shipping from the recipient of the M-Bag to all the various buyers, it gets close enough to not be worth the hassle. For a single buyer (for example) who wants to combine a bunch of small orders to me then get the M-Bag, it would make a lot more sense. If this is you, contact me and we can discuss (and then report to the larger group if we try it and it works).
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Good points Jeremy and maybe it needs some more thought.

But i do think for right circumstances it would work.
ie say a seller refuses to post to UK from US or vice versa then in theory we could use each other (postal costs accepted) just to get that 'wish' item.

I had a good example earlier in year where seller refused to send even though I was more than prepared ot pay postage rates. A shame for him and me as it sold for less than i offered!

Recent box set is another example maybe?
This being said the hassle factor does come into it admitidly
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Good points Laurel,

I have acted as intermediary for international shipping before (X buys something on eBay, has it shipped to me, I repack for international shipping and send it on) and I have paid friends (here on TCG!) to receive items in the UK and forward on to me as well. Also I have had someone (here again) hold on to a few packages for me as I was going to travel to the UK and could bring things back in my luggage.

I am going to move this to another thread because I want to get more feedback from regulars.
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Back on topic:

Reasonable condition "Bilbo's Last Song" poster from the 1970s (Pauline Baynes artwork) on eBay right now at a good price.

eBay Item #www.ebay.com



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By laurel

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£525 for the recent Ted Nasmith Sil
Well done if anyone here won it- a nice book.
Nver know it might be number 1 !
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May 10, 2013 - in Collector's Marketplace (edited)
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Whoa! --£500+ again for this edition. I was very interested to see what this went for in an entirely open auction i.e. low start, no reserve, no option to buy, no best offer, etc. Still don't think it's worth this amount, what with it having been RRP £100 only fifteen years ago.

I sure hope, for the buyer's sake, it really was a 1998 Super Deluxe Silmarillion --& not just some other "deluxe" in shrinkwrap!

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Khamûl wrote:
Whoa! --£500+ again for this edition. I was very interested to see what this went for in an entirely open auction i.e. low start, no reserve, no option to buy, no best offer, etc. Still don't think it's worth this amount, what with it having been RRP £100 only fifteen years ago.

I sure hope, for the buyer's sake, it really was a 1998 Super Deluxe Silmarillion --& not just some other "deluxe" in shrinkwrap!

BH


I expect that the buyer will never take it out of the wrap, so they will be none the wiser :)

I put in a bid for 250, but that was more a token effort as it was always going to be a 500+ sale, given the recent sales history of these and that it was posted up here.

It is odd for it to command such a high price, mind, given that the SD CoH still hasn't sold out the same number of copies after 6.5 years at half the price.


By laurel

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Here is one you dont see too often.
Not sure what reserve is but currently at £120 odd which is a good price.
Suspect it will go for double that though


http://i.ebayimg.com/t/The-Lord-of-th ... MDI=/z/5V0AAMXQ8ABRj9yY/$(KGrHqF,!rcFFzGWqQr1BRj9yY3HSw~~60_35.JPG
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Not sure of reserve on this but maybe worth a go if not already got
eBay Item #171045488956

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God damn it laurel --can you not wait until these auctions have finished!?

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