questionshas anyone actually received their copy of theā€¦


The way this is worded....

"Item Under Review
While this item is available from other marketplace sellers on this page, it is not currently offered by because customers have told us there may be something wrong with our inventory of the item, the way we are shipping it, or the way it's described here. (Thanks for the tip!)
We're working to fix the problem as quickly as possible."

...leads me to believe that Zon priced this too low & now wishes it hadn't happened. OR, this was a vendor that was sourced by Zon, and the vendor said, 'Nope, not gonna sell it at that price; it was an error.'

Don't think anyone will receive this at the listed price. Would be pleasantly surprised if it's sent.


I ordered this on 12/15 and was told today that I should receive it by the seventh of January and sent an e-mail confirming this item's delivery potential. I told them that we will see and if not I'd call them back.


I received mine about 38 or 40 years ago....


UPDATE: I just received this email from Amazon:

We're still trying to obtain the following item[s] you ordered on December 14, 2012 (Order# xxx).

J.R.R. Tolkien "The Hobbit (or There and Back Again)"

Still want it? We'll keep on trying. To keep your order for this item open, please click the link below. Otherwise, we'll cancel your order on February 03, 2013, if we haven't located it by then.


You'll still be able to cancel at any time before we ship it. If you want to cancel the item now, please click the link below:


By approving the new delivery estimate, you are letting us know that you still want the item(s).

We will make every effort to get the delayed item(s) to you as soon as possible. If there are other items in your order, they'll be shipped according to the delivery estimates listed in the order details in Your Account ( at no additional cost.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this delay.



Cont from above:

If you have more questions about this order, you can e-mail, phone, or chat with Customer Service using the following link:

Please consider the following similar items, which may be available sooner:
- You can purchase a different version of the original item:
"Hobbit Deluxe ed Hb" Hardcover
"The Hobbit" Mass Market Paperback
"The Hobbit: An Illustrated Edition of the Fantasy Classic" Paperback

Differences between your original item and our recommendations are typically minor but some things, such as the item's cost, may be different.


Customer Service Department


I've received the same emails and messages as you guys. I'm severely disappointed. It's over $40 from other sellers...I'm not paying that. Not yet anyway, I'm just an intern. No money for that.


I managed to get mine in a week or two before Christmas.