Tolkien Collector's Guide
Arda Reconstructed [by Doug Kane]
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By Stu

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>The Book Depository prices seem to have gone up. The cheapest UK price for the Pb still seems to be on Amazon, currently available to pre-order

A good thing to remember with the Book Depository is that their prices not only vary between their ".com" and ".co.uk" domains, but they also price-discriminate based on the IP address of the browser. This is how they claim to have "Free shipping". It isn't, they simply roll it into the price they show to you based on where they think you will *most likely* be delivering to.

Essentially this means that if your IP Address (or the IP Address of your proxy) is a UK one (at the time you add your first item into the basket), you will generally get a lower price than if you are somewhere else in the world. Sometimes the difference can be quite significant.

(It also means that if you live in the UK and work for a multinational that has proxies in the US, and you order from work, you might be getting inadvertently screwed!)

The other thing with BD is that you can pretty much always wangle a 10% discount voucher.

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Thanks for the lesson Stu!
Does it beat Amazon's £14.96 at any point though?

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By Stu

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>Does it beat Amazon's £14.96 at any point though?

Nah, that's the thing with the online book stores - you really have to shop around as they change their prices every 5 minutes and are inconsistent in their pricing relative to each other.

A good Tolkien example that I noticed the other day was with the rather overpriced Oliphaunt Poster. Amazon - GBP 99, BD (".com" with UK IP and usual 10% discount code) - GBP 57.60. Yet you look at the 3 volume HoME books and they are *much* more expensive on BD than Amazon. Go figure...


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My copy arrived today from the Book Depository (£14.96 with free UK delivery), looking forward to reading it

Still trying to work out who the famous reviewer, Brian Henderson, is on the back of the book


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Indeed. People, if they even read the blurb, are going to be like Who the hell is...? --& rightly so. It's not like I review books regularly or anything. Doug had his reasons I suspect; or rather, had his reasons for not quoting some other reviews...

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>Indeed. People, if they even read the blurb, are going to be like Who the hell is...? --& rightly so.

Ahh, you do yourself a disservice - Even I know who you are (sort of), and I'm all the way out here in the colonies !!

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Should have just ordered my copy from BD, since Amazon still don't have this in stock, and have pushed the despatch date back to August...

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I got my copy from the Book Depository so you should get a copy


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I'm slightly confused. When I go to Book Depository it's still down as "pre-order", with 1st August as publication day. "16 days to go" it declares...

Book Depository: Arda Reconstructed

Am I looking in the wrong place or something?

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I think they have not updated the website.

Email on the 26th June from the Book Depository Ltd

"Your pre order is in

Dear Andrew,

I am pleased to let you know that we have just received notification that your pre-ordered book has been made available by the publisher.

Book title Quantity Item price Total
Arda Reconstructed 1 14.96 14.96

This book will be dispatched to you in the next few days. Should you wish to track your order, you can do so by following the link below:
www.bookdepository.co.uk/track
Thank you for pre-ordering your book with The Book Depository.
Thanks again for your order,
Kieron

Kieron Smith
The Book Depository Ltd."



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