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**sniff** postage woes.
« on: July 24, 2010, 03:07:15 AM »
Well I thought I'd pre-order the 2nd printing and followed (about 6!) clicks to get to pre-order the hard copy, registered and finally got to the check out. FC v2 $49.99, postage 47 bucks ZOMFG! That is one hundred of your finest US dollars to get here to NZ, maybe they send them out in a case hand cuffed to a delivery agents wrist?

So very sad that I won't be getting a copy of this.

**sniff sniff**  :'(

Sorry for my tears, maybe one day it'll be available on amazon...
« Last Edit: July 24, 2010, 03:09:00 AM by mach1.9pants »
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Re: **sniff** postage woes.
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2010, 05:25:21 AM »
Might I suggest either preordering it from Troll and Toad (http://www.trollandtoad.com/p296765.html), or using The Book Depository (www.bookdepository.com or www.bookdepository.co.uk, check both as they'll sometimes list different prices)? It's not listed on TBD yet, but free shipping if hard to pass up for those of us located outside the UK/US.

On a related note, do the Crafty team have an ISBN for the second printing yet?

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Re: **sniff** postage woes.
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2010, 05:26:57 AM »
Does NZ not have any gaming stores?

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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2010, 06:53:13 AM »
Sorry for my tears, maybe one day it'll be available on amazon...

Dang! If only you knew someone in NZ who was going to America sometime soon, say the first weekend in August, who was attending, say, a convention where the book was on sale.

Oh, wait ;)
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2010, 07:54:44 AM »
47 dollars is truly insane. My guess is there's something amiss - did you try all shipping options?

We'll look into it.
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2010, 04:53:52 PM »
I'm guessing part of it is the weight of the book. I once sent a couple of kg's overseas and that was NZ$50 for postage/shipping.
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2010, 09:24:10 PM »
It's a combination of weight AND bulk.

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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2010, 02:54:32 PM »
Sorry for my tears, maybe one day it'll be available on amazon...

Dang! If only you knew someone in NZ who was going to America sometime soon, say the first weekend in August, who was attending, say, a convention where the book was on sale.

Oh, wait ;)

Hopefully the baggage fees aren't more than the $47.00 shipping charge.   

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« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2010, 04:23:33 PM »
Hopefully the baggage fees aren't more than the $47.00 shipping charge.

Luckily for me, I booked by flights before May when AirNZ moved to the 'one free piece of luggage per person' rule, so I can still take two bags with me. Or, more accurately, take one piece there with another inside it, then two back full of loot.

Mmm... loot.
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« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2010, 05:58:18 PM »
And Wolverine wins Gamer of the Day for taking empty luggage to GenCon in order to pack home swag. 'Cuz gamers don't need clean clothes.  ;)
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« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2010, 06:27:32 PM »
And Wolverine wins Gamer of the Day for taking empty luggage to GenCon in order to pack home swag. 'Cuz gamers don't need clean clothes.  ;)
I guess this makes me an alcoholic for taking an empty duffel bag to Puerto Rico for picking up cheap booze.   :-\   (I regret nothing.)
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« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2010, 07:26:05 PM »
And Wolverine wins Gamer of the Day for taking empty luggage to GenCon in order to pack home swag. 'Cuz gamers don't need clean clothes.  ;)
I guess this makes me an alcoholic for taking an empty duffel bag to Puerto Rico for picking up cheap booze.   :-\   (I regret nothing.)

No, it makes you a soldier (or marine, sailor, etc). My father apparently smuggled several gallons of rum back from Jamacia for personal use back iin the day (forty to fifty years ago).
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« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2010, 07:37:48 PM »
And Wolverine wins Gamer of the Day for taking empty luggage to GenCon in order to pack home swag. 'Cuz gamers don't need clean clothes.  ;)

Well, I'm only out of the country for a week or so, so I don't really need that much clothing anyway. Besides, I'll be leaving a few things in the States, which will leave me with a little extra room. Also, having moved house a few times recently, I'm getting pretty good at packing a lot of items into a small space.

This reminds me, I really need to sort out my shopping list...
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Re: **sniff** postage woes.
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2010, 08:34:28 PM »
And Wolverine wins Gamer of the Day for taking empty luggage to GenCon in order to pack home swag. 'Cuz gamers don't need clean clothes.  ;)
I guess this makes me an alcoholic for taking an empty duffel bag to Puerto Rico for picking up cheap booze.   :-\   (I regret nothing.)
No, it makes you a soldier (or marine, sailor, etc). My father apparently smuggled several gallons of rum back from Jamacia for personal use back iin the day (forty to fifty years ago).
I had nothing on the crew of the C-130 we rode down on the first time.  They had a pallet.  Strapped to said pallet was at least eight cases of liquor.
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« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2010, 08:37:51 PM »
I had nothing on the crew of the C-130 we rode down on the first time.  They had a pallet.  Strapped to said pallet was at least eight cases of liquor.

I think, at that point, it starts being classed as 'supplies' ;)
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