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  • mhatchett
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    Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post

    Thanks Ron! I do plan to stick with this one as I really want the books. I just hate that he won't respond to my email. Have literally tried to reach him for months. I think I will take your advice and just not pre-order from him directly. Probably wouldn't care so much; however, this was my first Haffner purchase and am a bit bummed to have this be my first experience. Thanks again!
    I feel confident that we'll be happy we were patient once we get the book. It sounds fantastic.

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  • sholloman81
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    Haffner Press has slowed waaayyy down from their schedule they were on a decade or so ago, and now books come out at a very sporadic pace, sometimes years apart. That's why I don't preorder from them any longer, and opt to wait and pay the extra $5 or $10 to order when they're actually shipping. They have a number of books I'm looking forward to, but none I plan to preorder.

    He is periodically on Twitter -- @HaffnerPress -- so you could tweet him via that platform, but I don't know if you'll have any better luck than your email...as mentioned, he's only on Twitter once in a great while. Your best course of action, IMO, is to try and not sweat about it and to exercise the same degree of patience you'd need to with a Cemetery Dance preorder, because they both now move at a snail's pace, unfortunately. That's not to say I condone his apparent silence to a customer's emails, but any response you'd get from him would just be similar to one you'd get from CD...it's in the works, still nailing down design tweaks, dealing with supply chain issues, printer scheduling issues, etc.

    But Haffner books are worth waiting for -- some of the nicest trade editions around and at an attractive price point...hard to beat that combo.
    Thanks Ron! I do plan to stick with this one as I really want the books. I just hate that he won't respond to my email. Have literally tried to reach him for months. I think I will take your advice and just not pre-order from him directly. Probably wouldn't care so much; however, this was my first Haffner purchase and am a bit bummed to have this be my first experience. Thanks again!

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  • sholloman81
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    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post

    I ordered it as well. They seem a little touchy about it. This ws posted on FB Feb 3...

    Haffner Press
    Harding McFadden Sooner than later. Still wrangling paper, bookcloth, and a production slot. It seems like it is on track in the next couple of months.
    Thanks a ton! I really appreciate this info, especially since I cannot access their Facebook page without creating an account. This perhaps explains why they are not responding to my email questions about the book. Very poor customer service in my opinion and will most likely lead me to not making another direct purchase with them. I don't mind if a title is delayed, especially considering what publishers are currently facing; however, I do find it very upsetting when a publisher decides to hide or go dark on the issue and stops responding to contact. I also find it very frustrating that updates would be provided via a platform in which you have to have an account to access (such as Facebook) rather than on their own website. I shouldn't have to put my personal info a risk with a 3rd party to access that info. Oh well, enough of my whining.

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  • RonClinton
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    Haffner Press has slowed waaayyy down from their schedule they were on a decade or so ago, and now books come out at a very sporadic pace, sometimes years apart. That's why I don't preorder from them any longer, and opt to wait and pay the extra $5 or $10 to order when they're actually shipping. They have a number of books I'm looking forward to, but none I plan to preorder.

    He is periodically on Twitter -- @HaffnerPress -- so you could tweet him via that platform, but I don't know if you'll have any better luck than your email...as mentioned, he's only on Twitter once in a great while. Your best course of action, IMO, is to try and not sweat about it and to exercise the same degree of patience you'd need to with a Cemetery Dance preorder, because they both now move at a snail's pace, unfortunately. That's not to say I condone his apparent silence to a customer's emails, but any response you'd get from him would just be similar to one you'd get from CD...it's in the works, still nailing down design tweaks, dealing with supply chain issues, printer scheduling issues, etc.

    But Haffner books are worth waiting for -- some of the nicest trade editions around and at an attractive price point...hard to beat that combo.
    Last edited by RonClinton; 05-03-2022, 08:32 PM.

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  • sholloman81
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Did you try this phone number?

    Phone: (248) 288-4765


    Thanks for this number. Hadn't seen that listed anywhere. Maybe I can at least leave them a voicemail or something since they won't return a direct email. Thanks again!

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  • mhatchett
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    Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post
    Random question, but, has anyone here ever purchased anything directly from Haffner Press? In May 2021, I pre-ordered "The Complete John the Balladeer" from them. I've been trying to contact them over the last few months to see if they have any sort of production update on the title; however, I cannot get anyone over there to respond back to me. Per the contact page of their website, I have sent multiple emails to [email protected] with no luck. I also don't have a Facebook or Twitter account to be able to reach them that way and am super-resistant to having to create one to do so. Might anyone here have an update on this title or an alternative way to contact them? Any info is appreciated!
    I ordered it as well. They seem a little touchy about it. This ws posted on FB Feb 3...

    Haffner Press
    Harding McFadden Sooner than later. Still wrangling paper, bookcloth, and a production slot. It seems like it is on track in the next couple of months.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Did you try this phone number?

    Phone: (248) 288-4765

    Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post
    Random question, but, has anyone here ever purchased anything directly from Haffner Press? In May 2021, I pre-ordered "The Complete John the Balladeer" from them. I've been trying to contact them over the last few months to see if they have any sort of production update on the title; however, I cannot get anyone over there to respond back to me. Per the contact page of their website, I have sent multiple emails to [email protected] with no luck. I also don't have a Facebook or Twitter account to be able to reach them that way and am super-resistant to having to create one to do so. Might anyone here have an update on this title or an alternative way to contact them? Any info is appreciated!

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  • sholloman81
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    Random question, but, has anyone here ever purchased anything directly from Haffner Press? In May 2021, I pre-ordered "The Complete John the Balladeer" from them. I've been trying to contact them over the last few months to see if they have any sort of production update on the title; however, I cannot get anyone over there to respond back to me. Per the contact page of their website, I have sent multiple emails to [email protected] with no luck. I also don't have a Facebook or Twitter account to be able to reach them that way and am super-resistant to having to create one to do so. Might anyone here have an update on this title or an alternative way to contact them? Any info is appreciated!

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  • Ben Staad
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    Thank you. Happy that he is doing something creative with his time.

    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    Best of luck to your budding author.

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  • RonClinton
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    Best of luck to your budding author.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Thank you. That is very kind of you.

    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    Thanks for the link. Purchased, not sure when I will get to reading it though.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    As some of you may remember I have an adult age son who is autistic. He wrote a very short e-book and listed it on Amazon. To be honest the book is a bit nonsensical but, as his parents, we find some of the stories funny. If you would like to check it out I'm sure he would greatly appreciate it.

    If you happen to check it out, and you like it, please share the link.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    If this is not allowed on the forum just let me know.

    P.S. We were a bit worried about him doing this as he has extreme reaction(s) to being criticized. Hopefully he will receive some positive replies and this will be an experience that builds him up a bit. Anyway. Done with the ramble.
    Thanks for the link. Purchased, not sure when I will get to reading it though.

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  • Ben Staad
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    As some of you may remember I have an adult age son who is autistic. He wrote a very short e-book and listed it on Amazon. To be honest the book is a bit nonsensical but, as his parents, we find some of the stories funny. If you would like to check it out I'm sure he would greatly appreciate it.

    If you happen to check it out, and you like it, please share the link.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    If this is not allowed on the forum just let me know.

    P.S. We were a bit worried about him doing this as he has extreme reaction(s) to being criticized. Hopefully he will receive some positive replies and this will be an experience that builds him up a bit. Anyway. Done with the ramble.
    Last edited by Ben Staad; 04-28-2022, 03:35 PM.

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  • RonClinton
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    Looks nice, and good to see a city working to improve things to attract visitors and encourage private and corporate business. The Seattle city council and other officials could learn a lot from that approach. Yes, Seattle is presently redesigning its own waterfront area, but it does so even as it turns a blind eye to broad and endemic issues that aren’t at all addressed by slapping on some lipstick on a few blocks of waterfront.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post

    Lucky. Here in the NE area of WA’s King County the sales tax rate is 10.2%. At least I don’t live in the cesspool that is downtown Seattle, and have to see daily those tax dollars squandered on poorly conceived social programs and ideological agendas that have ruined a once beautiful city.
    I knew it was higher but did not realize it was that much higher up north. I think it is actually 8.8% inside Vancouver city limits and 8.5 in unincorporated Clark County. For many years I had to pay both but working from home has eliminated the Oregon income tax.

    I have no issue with how Vancouver and Clark Couny are using the taxes they collect. We have issues but the roads are well maintained, and the development has been pretty smart. Here is a photo of our new Waterfront in Downtown Vancouver. It is less than half developed but is already a destination point for people in both NW Oregon and SW Washington.
    Vancouver Warerfront.jpg
    Last edited by Martin; 04-24-2022, 12:42 AM.

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