"I agree but there are a few ways to look at it. There is no way for Ebay to enforce autograph authentication. They have tried in the past. The good thing for buyers is, you still have a certain amount of time to file a claim. You can research while…"
"I agree that in general, signed title pages are better, and your special one is great.
But his signature is so simple that most people would be far more confident with the tipped-on version. Heck, we have people here who are still nervous about that…"
"Personally I would rather have the signed in store ones. But only because I bought straight from the stores. Like I got a copy from Uncle Bobbies the first known store appearance where he wrote "I" SURRENDER "2U" before his…"
"Forget the yellow fly leaf - they all have that. If the next white page is blank except for the signature then it is the US signed edition. The unsigned editions don't have that extra page. The unsigned editions go straight to the…"
"The top sticker would have been added by BAM. My B&N book only has the bottom one.
Also, on the US edition there is no blank page (the one that is signed) preceding the title pages. The signed blank tipped-in page is characteristic…"
This is one of my 2 copies which just arrived from BAM
No signed sticker on the front - but two stickers on the rear the 2nd smaller sticker which says Surrender Autogra…… with the reference number which…"
"Is this the US edition?
If so, is that an otherwise blank tipped-in page that comes before the half title and title pages? Does it have a UPC sticker on the back of the dust jacket?
The other Bono thread has the characteristics of the US…"
"Thank you for posting.. I cant say this enough, its ALWAYS good to be skeptical when buying from a reseller, no matter how good this looks. You seem to have a real copy. Unless we all have fakes. Yours matches up exactly with what others are…"
"Could you find a way to post a picture? as a community, It would be best to see the picture before we can judge. Once there is proof and we deem this a fake, you can use this post as an aid if necessary. Ebay is pretty lenient on returns though. as…"