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    I honestly don't know how that's possible. I don't order extensively from the UK, but when I do, my options are either "pay 10 bucks and your book will arrive sometime" or "pay as much as the book and get it in a week or so."

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    Quote Originally Posted by slayn666 View Post
    I honestly don't know how that's possible. I don't order extensively from the UK, but when I do, my options are either "pay 10 bucks and your book will arrive sometime" or "pay as much as the book and get it in a week or so."
    I went back and looked at what I paid for The Fireman to be shipped to me from the UK. After the exchange rate is accounted for I paid $8.41. My last three single book orders from domestic sources were 8.04, 7.08 and 8.04. So not less but very comparable. I do not select expedited shipping. With PS expedited shipping would make no sense to me as I do not receive a shipping notice so I never know when to expect it anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    I have found shipping charges fro the UK to be very reasonable, often less than from domestic sources.
    I completely agree, Martin if you go about it the right way. The way I usually try to work UK books is to have a UK friend either order it for me or pick it up for me locally. Lots of time they receive free shipping within the UK or the book can simply be picked up at a bookstore. The friend/s then pack the books really well and only charge you the exact cost. Plus, I'm usually provided a tracking number as well.

    After the whole Waterstones shipping debacle with the CTCC limited, I'm really glad I chose to have mine purchased and shipped by a friend. I've never ordered directly from PS so I can't say how well their packaging is. Must be pretty good as I don't ever recall reading anything negative about it. And often with PS editions too, you can find them cheaper aftermarket if you're patient. From looking at their website, often times if seems cheaper to order from them directly, even with shipping vs. obtaining them through another publisher, etc.

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    A nice couple of books there Martin! I always finding shipping from the UK much cheaper than shipping from the US to Canada. Not sure why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    I completely agree, Martin if you go about it the right way. The way I usually try to work UK books is to have a UK friend either order it for me or pick it up for me locally. Lots of time they receive free shipping within the UK or the book can simply be picked up at a bookstore. The friend/s then pack the books really well and only charge you the exact cost. Plus, I'm usually provided a tracking number as well.

    After the whole Waterstones shipping debacle with the CTCC limited, I'm really glad I chose to have mine purchased and shipped by a friend. I've never ordered directly from PS so I can't say how well their packaging is. Must be pretty good as I don't ever recall reading anything negative about it. And often with PS editions too, you can find them cheaper aftermarket if you're patient. From looking at their website, often times if seems cheaper to order from them directly, even with shipping vs. obtaining them through another publisher, etc.
    I have purchased from Waterstones in the past and had no problem. I did not order Charlie the Choo Choo from them so I was not a part of the current mess people are experiencing. I order from PS about once or twice a year. The items are packed well. I have twice had issues, once they simply failed to ship something and once a dust jacket had a razor slice not related to shipping. PS took care of me both times. The primary issue with shipping is that they do not send shipping notices so I am not sure when to contact them with a concern.

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    One more variant for Locke & Key Small World

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    One more variant for Locke & Key Small World

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    Congrats, Martin! I really dig the cover on that one.

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    Another fantastic book from Lonely Road Books:

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    THere is a ton of art in this book. I just selected a couple that I had seen posted elswhere.

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    Jerad from Centipede Press was selling a booklet he printed to teach a course on the history of rock and roll at his son's high school. Cool little book.
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    A non fiction story that caught my eye.
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    Nice adds, Martin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    Nice adds, Martin!
    Thanks!

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    A couple of additions I wanted to get posted.

    First up is the June Nocturnal Reader's Box.

    For anyone not yet aware of this here is a description.
    thenocturnalreadersbox.com is a monthly subscription book club.
    Each box will contain at least 7 item. One New release book, one new copy of an earlier release book, at least one bookmark, a wearable item, a custom art print and other trinkets. Each month has a theme and Junes theme was "All Hail the King" with the new release being Gwendy's Button Box with a custom variant cover.

    Membership is $35.00 a month with $8.00 delivery charge for U.S.

    This months box contained 12 item in total:
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    A Carrie Sticker

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    A Pennywise window decal

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    Exclusive Firestarter Tea from Jasmine Pearl Tea Company
    (Side note: I live about 5 miles from this company)

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    A Gwendy's Button Box custom coin
    I will be interested in comparing this one with the one Brian includes with the Limited.
    Last edited by Martin; 06-09-2017 at 12:17 AM.

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    Nocturnal Reader's Box for June continued:
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    Stephen King bookmark featuring Molly AKA Thing of evil

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    Constant Reader Pin

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    Greetings from Derry Magnet

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    "Meteor Shit" iron on patch from Creepshow

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    Dark Tower Bandana

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    Nocturnal Reader's Box for June continued:
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    Scene from The Long Walk art print

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    Pork Pie Hat from Peter Straub

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    Gwendy's Button Box with Variant cover

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    Nocturnal Reader's Box for June continued:
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    Here is the box it comes in.

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    The table of contents with next month preview.

    Overall I enjoyed the box and will get next months.

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    I have two oddball items I recently purchased.

    Only one has arrived:

    NOS4A2 Plate:
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    This is an aluminum plate that is the actual size of but slightly thinner than an actual car plate.

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    That Nocturnal Reader's box is really cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by daverob View Post
    That Nocturnal Reader's box is really cool!
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    I am way behind on updating this thread and hope to have some catch-up time this winter but I had to show this baby off.

    The Babadook book:
    The DVD is beside it to show its size.
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    Awww I wanted this so bad but didn't k of about it until it was sold out.

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