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Re: More screw-ups from HarperCollins... Sigh
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Well, I just got the invoice copy through to my work address this morning, and it has the delivery and billing addresses reversed.

I guess there is always the possibility that I made a mistake filling out the web-form and did it in reverse (although to be honest it doesn't seem that likely, given that I have several orders from them all with differing addresses).

With the last order (for the SuperDeluxe) I did with them I also had different billing and delivery addresses and they sent *both* the item and the invoice (separately) to the delivery address, so I suspect they manually transcribe the information from the web system and sometimes it gets done incorrectly.

It's a pity that the confirmation emails and screens on the tolkien.co.uk website don't show the address details as it makes it impossible to verify what got entered after the fact. I guess it's the problem of a wholesaler trying to act like a retailer without the systems in place to support doing so.

Presumably the info will be in their web-order system somewhere, so hopefully I will find out if it was their error or I'm getting senile.

Stu

Posted on: 2009/2/2 16:22


Re: Super Deluxe Children of Hurin - Great Price for U.S. Collectors!
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Well, today I received a copy of the Super Deluxe and it was number 219...
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Posted on: 2009/2/2 9:09
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Re: More screw-ups from HarperCollins... Sigh
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This doesn't surprise me. I actually ordered two copies of the Super Deluxe CoH a couple of months ago and they were simply left at my doorstep! Fortunately, I have an enclosed breezeway of sorts, so nothing happened to them, but to leave two copies of that book with no signature requirement was surprising. I am assuming that since they dropped the price of shipping, they also dropped the quality of shipping service as well. My two copies only cost 5GBP (total) to ship the U.S.

Stu, would you care to let us know what number (of 500) you received of the limited deluxe CoH? Just interested to find out how close they are to sold out.

Posted on: 2009/2/2 7:09


More screw-ups from HarperCollins... Sigh [resolved]
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Edit: long-winded, rambling explanation replaced by concise version:

HC dispatched my Tolkien Deluxe Collection boxed set to the (currently unoccupied) Billing address on my order instead of the delivery address, and it sat outside the house (thanks to UPS requiring no signature) and went AWOL.

After some discussion with HC (which took a while as the person dealing with the Tolkien site was away), this has been resolved and they sent me a replacement set to the correct address.

Stu

Posted on: 2009/2/2 5:17


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Henry Gee sent this news along about the forthcoming issue of Mallorn from The Tolkien Society:


Dear All - I'm almost at the beginning at the end of pulling Mallorn 47 together, so much so that I can give you an idea of the contents. Please note that this might not be the final FINAL line-up, and might change subject to the vicissitudes of production.

Editorial: The Ode Goes Ever On - Henry Gee discovers poetry.

Letters to the Editor: Virginia Luling responds to David Doughan's article on the womens' movement (in M45) and Richard Gonsowski commends Murray Smith for his article on Roman Law (M46).

Reviews: Henry Gee on Dimitra Fimi; Lynn Forest-Hill on Caroline Davidson; David Doughan on On Fairy Stories; Joel Franz on Lynn Forest-Hill; Colin Duriez on the Tolkien Society 2005 volumes; and at least one more thing I can't remember (sorry).

Commentary; Dale Nelson on Tolkien and Rider Haggard; Franco Manni on History Real and Imagined; Alex Lewis on Fairy Stories; Lou Markos on the echoes of Homer in Tolkien - and yes, other stuff.

Poetry (yes, there will be some)

Fiction from Lynn Forest-Hill and RPG

Well I'm Back: Zak Cramer cooks up tasty seasonal recipes using dragon meat.

Posted on: 2009/2/1 23:13
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