NOTE: I will be on vacation from June 5th THROUGH June 29th. I will be out of the country & have sporadic internet access at best and limited ability to answer most questions. During that time, I will be unable to ship merchandise, obviously. Unless I can get to them, combined item invoices will have to wait until I return as will all orders paid for while I am away, but as in the past, I promise to respond and send out all paid orders immediately upon my return. Until then and after, it's business as usual!
LORD OF THE RINGS
by J.R.R. TOLKIEN
25th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION
Unless you have been on a deserted island for the last 15 years, no synopsis is needed. If you do need one, please feel free to contact me and I will send you one.
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This is the 25th anniversary collection of The Lord Of The Rings in its original slipcase. I cannot stress how rare this set is to find and even more, in such good condition. A detailed physical description of each book follows...
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About Me & This Item...
I am a private collector of art, books, music (10,000 records alone!) and "stuff" and am very picky about what I buy. I don't like surprises when I buy things from auctions any more than you do. I promise everything there is to know about this item is in this description. I also do not subscribe to "grading" as frankly, grading is totally inconsistent and most of the "graders" TRULY have no clue, so I will use plain English if it is OK with you...
*This is a very gently handled and possibly read set of softcover books in GREAT condition with original slipcase as issued. Bindings are tight and solid, all pages intact, none loose, all crisp and bright.
The Fellowship of the Rings shows some minor shelfwear from handling to the edges and corners of the cover. The upper corner of the front cover has a tear in it and has been taped to hold it in place and not rip further. There are a few light creases in the cover and the spine is uncreased.
The Two Towers shows VERY little shelfwear from handling. Really just a small amount to the edges and corners of the cover. The spine is uncreased.
The Return Of The King shows almost no shelfwear from handling at all. It is clearly unread as the spine has no crease whatsoever. It's hard to tell if any of these copies have ever been opened passed the first few pages. As stated above, this set is EXTREMELY RARE with the slipcase and being in such GREAT condition. The slipcase shows some very minor shelfwear from handling as there are a few minor scuffs. None of the edges have split at all. This is a set that would be a wonderful edition for any serious Tolkien collector. I'll bet you have a hard time finding another like it! Enjoy...
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Why Are My Shipping & Handling Costs a Bit Higher than Other Sellers? Please Read on...
GUARANTEED DELIVERY OR YOUR MONEY BACK!I really DO CARE about when and how your product gets to you. Because the post office is so incredibly inept, I ONLY SHIP domestic packages INSURED, which is AUTOMATICALLY INCLUDED in the shipping cost, and that is not free as the post office charges for it. If your parcel gets lost OR damaged in freight, your item will be replaced if one is available OR you will be completely refunded!
IMPORTANT MONEY SAVING TIP! If you are buying more than one of my items and would like to SAVE MONEY by COMBINING SHIPPING costs, I will be happy to do so, but eBay has now made it more difficult to get discounts by confusing people with "Buy it Now" and "Add to Cart" options on non-auction style pages. If you are buying one item from a seller use the Buy it Now. BUT IF YOU WANT COMBINED or FREE SHIPPING, DO NOT USE THE BUY IT NOW button! Instead, select ADD TO CART. Then use your BACK button on your browser and select the other items you want that qualify using ADD TO CART each time. When you are finished, look for the shopping cart icon at the top right corner of your eBay page and click on it. Find the blue button which reads COMMIT TO BUY & SEND REQUEST. Once done, the items will be held and I will create a single invoice with either combined or free shipping. NOTE: I cannot retroactively go back and combine items that are not purchased in this manner so PLEASE PAY ATTENTION.CLICKING HERE!
Once you receive your invoice, payment is expected promptly! All of the payment info you need will be listed including multiple shipment options.
Since I am a legitimate business, California deliveries will require sales tax.
PAYMENT OPTIONS:I accept Credit Cards, eChecks and electronic transfers with .Unfortunately, direct bank transfers are not offered due to cost and security concerns.As I reside in the USA, all payments must be made in US Dollars & Cents.If you want it in a week or less, you are going to have to bite the bullet and pay for Priority Mail which will get it there in 2-3 working days, 99% of the time, but it is more expensive. Basically, the choice is yours, but if you choose media mail, please don't write to me in 5 days asking where your package is, because the post office will have it and most of the time, they don't have a clue!
International deliveries all go by Priority Mail and usually arrive within 1-2 weeks. BE AWARE, you may need to pay Customs fees over which I have no control!
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SHIPPING COSTS: Shipping costs will be determined by weight & destination! You may click on the SHIPPING & PAYMENT tab found at the top of the page, just under the item's picture for all shipping options to all destinations both domestic and international. There you will find drop down boxes for your location and you can then use the shipping calculator to determine the correct cost for where you live.
Media Mail (once known as 4th class mail) is a special class of postage for books, music, videos and other printed media available within the US and territories. It is far less expensive than Priority Mail, but - it ..... is ........... slooowwwww!!!! Despite USPS claims of 3-9 day delivery times, MEDIA MAIL CAN actually TAKE UP TO 3 WEEKS to arrive, and their tracking info is frequently not updated until it actually arrives, making that feature pretty useless! PLEASE remember this when you leave feedback scores as the choice is yours and not my fault if it takes a long time to get there! If you want it in a week or less, you are going to have to bite the bullet and pay for Priority Mail which will get it there in 2-3 working days, 99% of the time, but it is more expensive. Basically, the choice is yours, but if you choose media mail, please don't write to me in 5 days asking where your package is, because the post office will have it and most of the time, they don't have a clue!
International deliveries usually arrive within 1-2 weeks but CAN take up to a month! Faster shipping is available on request, but expensive.Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. You can check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying. Finally, we do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts"; it is illegal and immoral.
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