Tolkien Collector's Guide
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Oct 1
2020/10/1 13:58:42 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Trotter wrote:

Have ordered a trade edition from Books etc. today, as they look to be the cheapest in the UK at the moment. Will update on the packaging when I receive it, if it is bad then will not be using them again.

Do they have a bad reputation for poor shipping? I ordered the deluxe edition shipped to the USA.
Oct 1
2020/10/1 14:08:02 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Don't know, that is why I'm going to post how the books are shipped.
Oct 1
2020/10/1 14:21:50 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Got it, thanks!
Oct 1
2020/10/1 15:12:58 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
reviews are mixed, not bad just very slow. In the end I decided to pay up to Amazon Uk for US delivery given their customer protections. But am anxious to hear how it goes.
Oct 1
2020/10/1 15:17:22 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Replying to myself now...that said I am a bit peeved Amazon has not even sent this out yet, unless Amazon UK does not add tracking info and such for international purchases.
Oct 1
2020/10/1 15:20:39 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Talking Tolkien Youtube review of the Trade hardback

Oct 1
2020/10/1 16:24:45 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I love Talking Tolkien’s reviews... thanks for sharing it! 😎

I must say, I am sooooo tempted to order that damn deluxe edition! 😅
Oct 1
2020/10/1 17:33:06 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Alan has posted a few pieces of his Unfinished art over on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/AlanLee11225760/status/1311620864698454016?s=20
Oct 1 (edited)
2020/10/1 17:36:43 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Also, for those who were interested in keeping track...
  • my UT deluxe pre-order on Amazon UK was placed at £75.00
  • as of yesterday the pre-order price was £75.75
  • just now (day of release) it is on sale for £67.50

I haven't gotten my shipping notification yet. I fully expect that I will see a price correction offered to me to at least £67.50 (or better) based on prior experience, but that hasn't happened yet. I will post update(s) here as warranted.
Oct 1
2020/10/1 18:29:25 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Has anyone who ordered from Books Etc had a dispatch confirmation? I ordered the Deluxe on Tuesday and it's been stuck at "exported" status ever since. I'm a bit edgy as I ordered the LOTR/Hobbit boxset on release for £50, then after a week of no activity they cancelled the order without even informing me. Very tempted to sell my soul to Amazon again just to get a quicker delivery...
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