UTD UK special edition

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Re: UTD UK special edition

Post by needfulthings » Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:14 pm

Just got mine from across the pond from Waterstone's also two slight dents lower back corners of silpcase.(seems to be the nature of the beast) I ordered this over the phone from Waterstone's (1:30 am here) because also had trouble with credit card over the internet.This book was ordered Dec 4. The Great News is I got # 48 needless to say Im keeping this baby. Ain't Collecting Fun?



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Re: UTD UK special edition

Post by TheCollector » Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:41 am

I got my UK UTD last night - OH JEEZE I have never seen such bad packaging. :evil: In fact I'm going to label it a "medium level miracle" that the book arrived undamaged.

I'm attaching pics, and NO I didn't open the package, this was literally how it arrived, with one end completely open, the other half way and rips all around. Just a little lip of the cardboard stopped the book from falling out completely when i lifted up the box.

When I put a little pressure on the box from the top the side walls opened up and the book slid right out.
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Re: UTD UK special edition

Post by ELazansky » Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:13 am

At least it looks like the book survived...did it?

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Re: UTD UK special edition

Post by demorgan » Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:05 pm

is there a difference in books if someone ordered it from waterstones or hatchards? are they not the same?

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Re: UTD UK special edition

Post by jhanic » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:07 pm

It's the same book. Just different packaging in the shipping.

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Re: UTD UK special edition

Post by fleggett » Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:03 pm

If it came from Hatchards, though, from all accounts it was packaged for Armageddon, whereas Waterstone's barely even bothered putting it into a shipping box.

I'm really, REALLY bothered by both the packaging and the possibility that us "latecomers" are purposefully and unknowingly getting damaged goods. That strikes me as fraudulent and perhaps legally actionable. Are they ACTUALLY now dispatching scratch and dents with no disclosure of that fact?

BTW, Waterstone's website still has it listed as available. Don't they keep better track of their stock? There were only 500 of these produced!

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Re: UTD UK special edition

Post by demorgan » Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:07 pm

Thanks John.
One more question. Is there anything a seller can do when they are dealing with a nonpaying bidder. I dont sell alot on ebay, usually only during the holidays to get some money for christmas gifts for the wife and family. thanks in advance.

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Re: UTD UK special edition

Post by pwk » Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:59 pm

The Waterstones site is still showing 10+ in stock...has anyone tried ordering one recently?

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Re: UTD UK special edition

Post by surly » Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:38 am

pwk wrote:The Waterstones site is still showing 10+ in stock...has anyone tried ordering one recently?

Friday afternoon (Dec 11) stock was listed as 10+. I placed an order and got a confrimation of shipping on Saturday.

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Re: UTD UK special edition

Post by thl » Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:07 am

surly wrote:
pwk wrote:The Waterstones site is still showing 10+ in stock...has anyone tried ordering one recently?

Friday afternoon (Dec 11) stock was listed as 10+. I placed an order and got a confrimation of shipping on Saturday.
on saturday I've got an order confirmation and after a while an email with the order cancellation (no details about the reason but 99% it was cancelled because it sold out). Tried again and got the same result

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