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Old 08-07-2009, 12:52 PM   #46
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I'll give them another try (didn't like US address long ago .. had another UK site, had to have a cousin in London purchase and then mail it to me (physical object, obviously).

Now to try to figure out how much it costs in "real money!" (<G>) Especially after paying conversion fee on the currency.
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Old 08-07-2009, 01:49 PM   #47
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I paid via my visa backed bank debit card, and $1.32 is what it showed up as on my bank statement. When it is that cheap, how can you really say no?
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Old 08-07-2009, 01:51 PM   #48
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OK - creating an account cleared my basket, so there was nothing to purchase (and their address info lacks fields for the US that would be required, were they to actually use it for something, such as verifying a credit card). Also, can't believe they ask for birthdate (with year) as a "we'd like this for marketing" question; guess identity theft isn't an issue in the UK (here, storing that info means you must do a lot more to protect the information from accidental exposure and can, in some states, incur huge costs just in notification in case there was even a chance someone might have been given access to a db with that info).

Fixed cart, when to checkout - no paypal.

So, no book..... back to original question: Is there a US release planned?
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Old 08-07-2009, 02:16 PM   #49
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Fixed cart, when to checkout - no paypal.
If you have a credit card, can't you just use that instead of through PayPal? I'm sorry, and not trying to be bothersome, but I'm a bit puzzled why you should have problems with buying from Waterstone's - there doesn't seem to be anything odd or unusual about their buying process.

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Old 08-07-2009, 03:15 PM   #50
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Like I said, you have to specify that you're not in the UK, which is a small link at the bottom of the address form. Then you'll get one that is US friendly. The only difference is it says "County" where you should put your state.

She probably wants to use paypal, since it is a bit easier when making international payments. Some places hold on running the charges, until the exchange rate is more favorable. Not only that, some people are weirdly loyal to paypal for some reason, despite paypal being way not so loyal to their customers.

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Old 08-08-2009, 10:33 AM   #51
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I've also had a problem in the past with a stolen credit card number on an international sale - major pain to cancel and re-issue (not with CC company, with other pending/recurring charges). And CC companies don't always give best exchange rates - no to mention that paypal doesn't necessarily use a credit card. Give the companies lax views of privacy info (asking for birthdates), it isn't one I want to give CC info to.

I'd use revolution money exchange, but they don't take that either.
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Old 08-08-2009, 10:35 AM   #52
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Old 08-08-2009, 03:40 PM   #53
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Having read this I have to say I chuckled most of the way through it, and now have this image fixed in my mind involving a Blue wet suit.

A very amusing and original read, I look forward to the rest in the series

But in the meantime I must re read the Fariey stories
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:03 AM   #54
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I couldn't even download the book, because I wasn't running a machine capable of running Adobe Digital Editions (because, it didn't have Windows.
So does that mean I can't buy this book because I don't use Windows? (Or rather, I can pay for it, but I can't receive it?)

I know Uncle Bill thinks he rules the world, but I it's getting a bit much when he starts censoring my reading material . . .
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:44 AM   #55
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Thank, that a good deal.

Now I got to make an account with Waterstones.
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:25 PM   #56
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Mediax, you can buy the book, you just can't download it, unless you have Windows or OSX. If you're a fellow linux user, after some poking around, I've seen reports ADE will run within Wine, but I've not had any first hand experience with such.
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Old 08-17-2009, 08:34 AM   #57
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Mediax, you can buy the book, you just can't download it, unless you have Windows or OSX. If you're a fellow linux user, after some poking around, I've seen reports ADE will run within Wine, but I've not had any first hand experience with such.

I'm running Linux, Ubuntu 9.04 and ADE through Wine. No problems this end at all buying the book, although I had to run the de-DRM scripts through wine as well. Something about specific windows calls in the python scripts.
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:35 AM   #58
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Thanks to all for buying the book and for the support, I hope you've enjoyed it. If anyone has any feedback to offer, I'd love to hear from you.

mtravellerh, I've pm'd you about the editing/spelling as I'm curious as to what fell through after spellchecking, proof reading etc. If you have the time, I'd be grateful for some details.

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Hi Bob
I boiught this book from Waterstones yesteday for 40p ( I had some money back things form my card!) It made me chuckle out loud, although I did think about roger Rabbit quite a few times whilst reading.
Yes, I also noted a couple of spelling mistakes and 1 grammatical error quite early on.
Will be waiting with bated breath for the next one.
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I hope that this is 22p well spent... (I have now spent the last of my Waterstones points! - that is one thing in their favour, there is no minimum spend! in the past I have bought books for a penny using my points)

I have bought and downloaded and added to my 'to read list'.

From the synopsis, this reminds me a little of the first Robert Rankin book I read (which I was fortunate enough to get signed by the man himself!) Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse. I am looking forward to a new book and a new author.

Thank you.
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