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A Random Me


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just went to make another order for it for gifting purposes and it seems to have vanished from the Shamazon site. What's that all about?

However play seem to have it for 17.99.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These links seem to be comming up 404, can someone point me where people can order?

James

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, looks like it's vanished completely from Amazon.

Play.com have it here:

http://www.play.com/Books/AudioBooks/4-/3519566/The-Brightonomicon/Product.html

Perhaps Neil can shed some light on what Amazon are playing at....

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hiya

Seems there are some problems going on between the BBC computers and the Amazon computers with a whole heap of items being mislabelled, wrong images, etc... So the Beeb and Shamazon are trying to get it all fixed.

In the meantime I heartily recommend Play.com who are superior beings and offering it at a shocking discount!

http://www.play.com/Books/AudioBooks/4-/3519566/-/Product.html?searchstring=brightonomicon&searchsource=0

Or there is always Waterstones (woo!):

http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/displayProductDetails.do?sku=6019732

Bookfellas:

http://www.bookfellas.co.uk/scripts/browse.asp?ref=1405687584&source=J69

Or Sprint Discount Books (!):

http://www.sprintbooks.co.uk/scripts/browse.asp?ref=1405687584&source=K84

So go forth this Xmas period and buy the loved ones in your life the gift of a pre-ordered Brightonomicon Audiobook Box Set...tis lovely indeed!

HB Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello there Neil, why doesn't someone (BBC Audiobooks I assume) give these advertisers the cover art? The ads would look much tastier with photos of the box on them.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they are in the process of doing it now...but it takes a while for all the different outlets to get all the info being sent over. I am also getting them to update the descriptions with cast lists, etc... Hopefully it will all start appearing within the next week or so.

See, if this was in my control it would have been done by now!

ho hum

n Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

> In the meantime I heartily Play.com who are superior beings and offering it at a shocking discount!

I agree - having found it on play I'm a much happier bunny (shamazon go out of their way to bollocks up my orders whenever possible)

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It appears to be back on Amazon...but at 25...just as well I ordered it at the previous discounted price Very Happy

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_ss_w_h_?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=brightonomicon&Go.x=0&Go.y=0&Go=Go

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazon will charge you whichever price they have it at when they get it in, the price it is when you place your order is not guaranteed to be the price you pay.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which is one of the many reasons why I dislike shamazon.

They also used to have some very clever software which adjusts the price based on sales rank - so the more people put it into their cart for buy later, the more likely the price would shift up. I assume they still use this.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for the moment i would recommend buying from www.play.com mainly because the price they are offering and their reliability. However, in the next few eeks we will be making other recommendations as we hope to be working with some retailers who will share some of the profit with The Stroke Association..a very worthy charity for whom I have the utmost time and respect. The digital download version will be available via a multitude of vendors but we would recommend www.audioville.co.uk as they will be giving some money to the charity, AND unlike iTunes they will offer the series as a full-fat stereo CD quality download (beware the evils of iTunes and their MONO low-bitrate downloads!)

So...go with Play for now...or hold back a week or two and help raise a little bit of money for a very worthy charity!

N Smile

P.S. Thanks for all the support and interest...I am getting very excited about the launch!

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