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ka243
12-31-2012, 10:27 AM
What have you guys been getting as announced shipping delays from amazon? I ordered the US version (TOR cover) from amazon.fr and they told me the probable shipping date would be Jan 24th. Of course I don't want to wait that long!

Do you guys think this is the probable real shipping date or not? Do you think I would get it faster if i cancel my order now and then replace it once the book is released (?)

I've never preordered a book from amazon before so any input would be appreciated.

maacaroni
12-31-2012, 10:33 AM
That is waaaaaaay too long.

Try amazon.co.uk instead.

GonzoTheGreat
12-31-2012, 10:51 AM
Or just buy it in a regular bookstore.

Delirium
12-31-2012, 02:26 PM
Showing "day of" delivery in the US

Tsofu
01-01-2013, 04:41 PM
It's 2:39PM PST and I have the tome! 909 pages and that is all I'm gonna say.

Tsofu

PS There are 49 Chapters

Green Man 22
01-02-2013, 04:39 PM
Mine was saying the 24th, but when I just checked, it now says that it will be delivered by 8 pm on the 8th.

The Angry Druid
01-02-2013, 10:32 PM
I poked around town to try to see if I could get a copy from a local indie store early. When that failed, I pre-ordered from Amazon, and they said the 8th was day of delivery.

Of course, we'll not know for sure until it actually arrives...

kabkaba
01-04-2013, 06:18 AM
I don't even see me pre-order in my Amazon orders list.

GonzoTheGreat
01-04-2013, 06:29 AM
I poked around town to try to see if I could get a copy from a local indie store early. When that failed, I pre-ordered from Amazon, and they said the 8th was day of delivery.
Did they also specify the month?

The Angry Druid
01-05-2013, 10:23 PM
Did they also specify the month?

Ha! And the time. Jan 8th, by 8:00 pm.

Just ordered something from them as well, and it got here in 2 days.

Of course, I had to join Prime for free, but I'll just cancel after aMoL gets here. :)

Crispin's Crispian
01-07-2013, 01:36 PM
I pre-ordered it last week from Amazon (Prime). It's supposed to get to my door tomorrow by 8 pm, but as of 11:30 a.m. this morning it hasn't shipped.

That's going to be an expensive package for them if this is indeed the case, so I'm hoping they just haven't updated their database yet. I'm a little nervous, though...

TBF
01-07-2013, 03:35 PM
Any Germans around, who know where to get the book faster, than with a 7-days-delay like on amazon? If there is no onlineshop, i would simply buy it in frankfurt.

Tomp
01-07-2013, 03:58 PM
Is anyone going to start with an audible download if it takes a couple of days to get the physical book?

Enigma
01-07-2013, 05:01 PM
I ordered mine by priority delivery from Amazon.co.uk during the weekend and it shipped this afternoon. Someone make the plane go faster!!!

Elmindreda
01-08-2013, 05:19 AM
Is anyone going to start with an audible download if it takes a couple of days to get the physical book?

I am. My physical copy of the book hasn't arrived yet but I had several spare Audible credits so bought the Audio version (I have the other 14 so I was going to get it anyway). I'm listening to it while I work :)

Terez
01-08-2013, 05:45 AM
I am. My physical copy of the book hasn't arrived yet but I had several spare Audible credits so bought the Audio version (I have the other 14 so I was going to get it anyway). I'm listening to it while I work :)
Anaiya posted basically exactly the same thing on Facebook. I get the feeling a lot of people are doing this...

Lupusdeusest
01-08-2013, 06:05 AM
There was a shipping debacle in Brisbane today - several angry bookstores ended up calling the publishers as they hadn't sent them as of this morning. Thankfully they sent them shortly after; first copies were sighted here 2pm, my mob got them 3ish.
There was a huge crowd at the store first thing too. The poor staff were thoroughly sick of ARE WE THERE YET by the time it arrived.

Ironically, my backups arrived at my house up in Rocky (700km away) promptly at 8.30am this morning... -sigh-

confused at birth
01-08-2013, 06:30 AM
Track your package
January 8, 2013 05:37:00 AM = Out for delivery


Mixed feelings of great I can finally read it tonight and anger that I have to work today and it isnt likely to be delivered before I get home:(

TBF
01-08-2013, 08:52 AM
Any Germans around, who know where to get the book faster, than with a 7-days-delay like on amazon? If there is no onlineshop, i would simply buy it in frankfurt.

so i found an onlineshop, who was able to to send it away the very same day. if someone is interested send me a pm, i will not advertise shops.

Ozymandias
01-08-2013, 10:34 AM
Somehow mine showed up last night... weird stuff. Apparently there is a god.

Tomp
01-08-2013, 10:39 AM
AAAAHH.

I won't get mine until the 16th it seems.

Vanadis
01-08-2013, 02:47 PM
Where in sweden are you? I got mine today... pm me if you need any help.


AAAAHH.

I won't get mine until the 16th it seems.

Tomp
01-08-2013, 03:05 PM
Where in sweden are you? I got mine today... pm me if you need any help.

Nah, just the preliminary delivery date. It may arrive earlier.

Audible for now.

tworiverswoman
01-08-2013, 04:10 PM
I just went to the local Costco (to pick up stuff for the company ~whistles innocently~) and they had HUGE stacks of them.

I bought two - one for me and one for a co-worker.

But if I start reading it during lunch you can kiss my afternoon goodbye.....