Book 3 Plans?

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Re: Book 3 Plans?

#91 Post by Neutral Smith » Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:54 am

Neutral Smith wrote:Oh right, almost forgotten about this :roll:

Guess what:
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The things that happened so far:

* November 6th: order placed
* January 2nd: Asked them about my order, like they asked in the item description.
* January 3rd: First sign of life, 'Pre-Shipment Info Sent to USPS, USPS Awaiting Item'
* January 8th: I sent my 'Is it sent or not?' mail
* January 9th: I got the reply 'Thank you for your order. Your shipping label has been created and your order is in the process of being shipped. Because it's still in process, please allow some time for it to get into the USPS.com system which should be very soon.'
* January 14th: Sent a 'How much time is 'some time'?' question.

Let's say I'm losing my patience a little.
That took some time, but finally mine is also on the way.
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Re: Book 3 Plans?

#92 Post by Anthea » Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:30 am

I received mine here in Germany on saturday. Of course by now I've read it. And restarted with book 1 again ;) I really enjoyed it, and the quality of the graphics is great.

And once again I think that for reading, a real book is better than everything else. And if it simply is the easy possibility to go back some pages to check something. The loading time is much faster ;)

Anyway, the end of book 3 now relates to the online comic from May 2008. So... any plans on Book 4,5,6 and 7? :D

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Re: Book 3 Plans?

#93 Post by Hayate » Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:42 pm

Anthea wrote:Anyway, the end of book 3 now relates to the online comic from May 2008. So... any plans on Book 4,5,6 and 7? :D
I do believe that 4 is already in the works. Though all I know for sure is that I've seen a sketch of the covers (At least I'm pretty sure I have). I'll try and find it and maybe link it later!

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Re: Book 3 Plans?

#94 Post by Samantaz » Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:48 am

Anthea wrote:I received mine here in Germany on saturday. Of course by now I've read it. And restarted with book 1 again ;) I really enjoyed it, and the quality of the graphics is great.

And once again I think that for reading, a real book is better than everything else. And if it simply is the easy possibility to go back some pages to check something. The loading time is much faster ;)

Anyway, the end of book 3 now relates to the online comic from May 2008. So... any plans on Book 4,5,6 and 7? :D
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Re: Book 3 Plans?

#95 Post by Neutral Smith » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:56 pm

Mine had the customs clearance on Friday. I wonder how much I have to pay the mail-man for clearance charges and VAT.

I hope they have done it correctly, here the VAT on books is 6%, on other items it's 21%.
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Re: Book 3 Plans?

#96 Post by xboxgamer969 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:46 pm

Got my books today, love the cleaner look of the pages, I was comparing the comic to the book and its just a tiny bit cleaner looking on the books, the first book is vastly different looking from the comic on certain pages aswell
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Overall I like it, just wish the books were up to date with the webcomic but its fine I guess, artbook is nice too there's some art I've not seen from him online that is in the book so its nice to see :)

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Re: Book 3 Plans?

#97 Post by SirJahar » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:43 pm

Neutral Smith wrote:Mine had the customs clearance on Friday. I wonder how much I have to pay the mail-man for clearance charges and VAT.

I hope they have done it correctly, here the VAT on books is 6%, on other items it's 21%.
The price wasn't included in tue cost of shipping?
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Re: Book 3 Plans?

#98 Post by Neutral Smith » Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:56 am

SirJahar wrote:
Neutral Smith wrote:Mine had the customs clearance on Friday. I wonder how much I have to pay the mail-man for clearance charges and VAT.

I hope they have done it correctly, here the VAT on books is 6%, on other items it's 21%.
The price wasn't included in the cost of shipping?
Every country has its own tax rules. If I import something from outside the EU that is more expensive than €22,- there will be VAT and clearance costs.

For the US they are:
https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail ... 0the%20U.S.
https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail ... ed%20goods
https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail ... -than-duty
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Re: Book 3 Plans?

#99 Post by Lordadmiral Drake » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:26 am

Huh, I didn't have to pay anything when my bundle arrived yesterday. And I'm also in the EU
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Re: Book 3 Plans?

#100 Post by Anthea » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:02 pm

I didn't have to pay any additional tax, either.

As for the first book, I think I remember Tom once stated that he had to redo nearly everything, because the graphics wasn't suitable for printing, from colors to resolution. I hope that the newer comics need less maintenance to be printed.

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Re: Book 3 Plans?

#101 Post by Samantaz » Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:35 pm

Neutral Smith wrote:
SirJahar wrote:
Neutral Smith wrote:Mine had the customs clearance on Friday. I wonder how much I have to pay the mail-man for clearance charges and VAT.

I hope they have done it correctly, here the VAT on books is 6%, on other items it's 21%.
The price wasn't included in the cost of shipping?
Every country has its own tax rules. If I import something from outside the EU that is more expensive than €22,- there will be VAT and clearance costs.

For the US they are:
https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail ... 0the%20U.S.
https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail ... ed%20goods
https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail ... -than-duty
I hope mine won't have any custom clearance :/ I already paid almost 30$ of shipping, so it'd be a pain in the a** for me !
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Re: Book 3 Plans?

#102 Post by Neutral Smith » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:24 pm

I can pay €18,76...

Oh well... That will be the most expensive books I have bought in the last years ($99.99 for the books, $39.99 for shipping, and now a bit over $20 duty and clearance, $40 for each book I'm not even sure I'm going to read :shock: (because I already know the story)

In comparison:
Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe € 24,99
Necronomicon H.P. Lovecraft € 25,99
The Complete Fiction H.P. Lovecraft € 25,99

That were the most expensive books, for the rest I have paperbacks, like the complete Diskworld series (only the novels), Dark Tower books, A Song of Ice and Fire boxset, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy boxset, and would I be a good nerd if I didn't have The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings (1-3) boxset? :P
And I think I missed a few classics on my bookshelf, I have 'a few' more books
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Re: Book 3 Plans?

#103 Post by NiWo21k » Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:05 am

Neutral Smith wrote:I can pay €18,76...

Oh well... That will be the most expensive books I have bought in the last years ($99.99 for the books, $39.99 for shipping, and now a bit over $20 duty and clearance, $40 for each book I'm not even sure I'm going to read :shock: (because I already know the story)
My books arrived also this week, but i was a little bit luckier - only had to pay 8,86 €....

Something i noticed and maybe someone has noticed something similar: after going through the books (hardcover versions) i had the feeling some pages are a little bit thin - i thought i would rip them any moment (not that this happens).
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Re: Book 3 Plans?

#104 Post by Jarlath » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:31 pm

Got my hard covers today (they arrived couple days ago, but I was out of country).

Had to pay an additional $16.53 CDN for Customs delivery.

Just re-read book 1, and noted that one of my images I most remember was not in it...
http://twokinds.keenspot.com/archive.php?p=69
Too bad...

:) Very pleased with ALL the books and the quality... Except for in book one it seems that every few pages has some printing "streaks"? they are just slight blemishes that I'd associate with a printing process (a slight lessening of the brightness of the page colours that is repeated every few pages at the same spot...)

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Re: Book 3 Plans?

#105 Post by Foxx Trotter » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:46 pm

Jarlath wrote:Got my hard covers today (they arrived couple days ago, but I was out of country).

Had to pay an additional $16.53 CDN for Customs delivery.

Just re-read book 1, and noted that one of my images I most remember was not in it...
http://twokinds.keenspot.com/archive.php?p=69
Too bad...

:) Very pleased with ALL the books and the quality... Except for in book one it seems that every few pages has some printing "streaks"? they are just slight blemishes that I'd associate with a printing process (a slight lessening of the brightness of the page colours that is repeated every few pages at the same spot...)
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I haven't had the chance to glance through all the books thoroughly, but quality of mine looked quite decent for the most part. There will always be some occasional issues during printing, which is obviously nothing new.
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