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Bertiaux - Reprinted, expanded and in stock


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Is this currently available to purchase in the US only? Amazon.co.uk states, as it always has, that the book is scheduled for release on the 31st of July.


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I personally never trust Amazon UK release dates. I'd order from the US site if I were you, they'll ship anywhere.


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Perhaps that is best; plus, Amazon.com stock many other interesting titles that Amazon.co.uk do not.

Are you aware of whether or not a hardback edition will be released?


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Michael Staley
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I doubt if it will which is a shame, because a book like this is clearly a work of reference and I would have preferred the option of buying it in a more durable binding.


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Indeed. It seems nonsensical to release such a large work in paperback format. Unless the 'sense' is found in profit for the publisher...

A great pity that Fulgur is not involved!


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Which leads me to ask, slightly off-topic, can anyone recommend a good binder in London/UK? Someone who'll happily do the regular hardback variety, not neccessarily the leather, jewel-encrusted type work


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Michael Staley
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All publishers need to make a profit, whether Red Wheel Weiser, Fulgur, or Starfire Publishing. There is a market for more resilient bindings, and the ideal would have been to have both hardback and paperback.


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"loscult" wrote:
Which leads me to ask, slightly off-topic, can anyone recommend a good binder in London/UK? Someone who'll happily do the regular hardback variety, not necessarily the leather, jewel-encrusted type work

I use Antony Rowe Ltd for the binding work. They do the standard hardback binding themselves, but subcontract the "leather, jewel-encrusted type work" (sounds attractive) to specialist binders such as Chivers.

On the other hand, are you looking to simply have your copies of things like this latest Bertiaux rebound as a hard-back? If so I can't recommend anyone because I've never had it done, but I'd start with a Google search.


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"MichaelStaley" wrote:
All publishers need to make a profit, whether Red Wheel Weiser, Fulgur, or Starfire Publishing. There is a market for more resilient bindings, and the ideal would have been to have both hardback and paperback.

As the learned and eminently sensible Clive Harper once quipped to me: "Do you know how to make a small fortune in publishing? Start with a large one..." 😀

It's great to see VGWB out at last, whatever the binding might be...

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Strangely , although it says" in stock" the amazon.com site also lists "july 2007" as the date of publication. So maybe you shouldn't trust them either. Unless the USofA has just decided to totally go it alone and now has it's own calender.....

Bazelek, I recently tried to order your Bertiaux title from your website, but the payment process would not complete...is this a known problem?

Edit: never mind, managed it. The "email me my password" thing seems to do nothing though....ta.


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Thanks to loscult for mentioning the availability of the book on Amazon.com.

"BlueKephra" wrote:
Strangely, although it says" in stock" the amazon.com site also lists "july 2007" as the date of publication. So maybe you shouldn't trust them either.

I ordered the book from them four hours ago and they've just emailed to say it's been dispatched. With the exchange rate as it currently stands, the book seems to be tremendous value for money, too...

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"BlueKephra" wrote:
Bazelek, I recently tried to order your Bertiaux title from your website, but the payment process would not complete...is this a known problem?

Edit: never mind, managed it. The "email me my password" thing seems to do nothing though....ta.

We got your order, many thanks! I'll look into the password prompt, it should work fine, but if anyone else has had difficulties, just let me know.

bazelek


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Thanks for the tip off lost cult, like some of the people previously i would have also preferred this in hardback but at that price of $35.35 or £17.78 to the UK beggars cant be choosers! Exceptional value! 🙂


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So do Customs not slap a hefty tax on anything coming into the UK from Amazon.com? I've heard of people buying stuff from America and having to pay an unimaginable sum to get it off of our Infernal Magestys Customs. I've never bought from the American Amazons for just this reason....


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Can't speak for anyone else but I've ordered literally hundreds of items from Amazon.com over the years and haven't yet been stung for customs' charges.

http://www.postoffice.co.uk/link/download?catId=4200004&mediaId=52100706

Actually, in my experience with other traders it's not Customs and Excise that are the problem - it's the bare faced cheek of the Post Office to insist on an additional £8 to cover the expense of them recovering the cash...

Actually - and don't quote me on this bit! - but isn't the criteria for Excise charges based on everything over £18 where VAT would be charged if the item was purchased in the UK? I believe that books are VAT zero rated - http://tinyurl.com/yop6a8 - and therefore not included. Just repeating what I was told.

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Yes Paul, I believe you are right. We investigated this up, down and all around and have come up with exactally what you just stated.

Having sent many packages to the U.K now we have learned pretty much all the loops and pitfalls to this customs thing. You cant imagine the utter embaressment and irritation we went through to find out a GIFT we sent to a friend cost them money...and this AFTER we paid $25-30 to send it in the first place!!! I'm suprised we even have any friends in England anymore, atleast any that want gifts from us, lol.

The long and short of it is NEVER put more than 18 pounds value on anything or the receiver WILL pay taxes. "Gift" is even better. As for Amazon, Paul is right about books, as for other goods I'm not sure.

Order away Nashimiron..books anyway. 😉

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"nashimiron" wrote:
So do Customs not slap a hefty tax on anything coming into the UK from Amazon.com? I've heard of people buying stuff from America and having to pay an unimaginable sum to get it off of our Infernal Magestys Customs. I've never bought from the American Amazons for just this reason....

I have never experienced any such customs charge when ordering books from overseas; neither from Amazon or elsewhere. I believe Paul is correct in saying that books are "VAT zero rated." Customs charges usually only arise when importing goods such as jewellery and clothing (which appear subject to import tax), or on herbs, animal/human bones etc., due to the packages themselves having to be opened and analysed before completion of delivery.

"adonia444" wrote:
The long and short of it is NEVER put more than 18 pounds value on anything or the receiver WILL pay taxes. "Gift" is even better. As for Amazon, Paul is right about books, as for other goods I'm not sure.

There seems to be no defining 'rule' in this instance; or if there is, then it does not appear to be particularly strict... Personally, I have received over £200's worth of books ordered from the US, without customs charges of any kind, so the "18 pounds value" theory seems unlikely.


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I deal books through the post for a living and my understanding, like Paul's, is that customs charges are not levied on books because of the zero rating.

Charges can, however, be levied on most goods brought into the country from outside the European Union if they are sold for more than 18 pounds: this absolutely does not apply just to items that require special attention at customs.

I assume that this is one of the reasons why the big international sellers of dvds, cds, etc, bulkship their merchandise to a warehouse within Europe, thus sorting out customs dues themselves, and then mail out the items individually from within the EU.

Those of you who have mastered complex esoteric systems might perhaps care to read the information provided by the HM Revenue & Customs:

http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pageVAT_ShowContent&id=HMCE_PROD_009989&propertyType=document


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93!

German customs rules are similar. Officially all purchases over 40 Euros have to be declared and 7% taxes (in the case of books) have to be paid, not speaking of driving out to the customs and waiting for all forms to be filled. Personally I have found that books up to ca. 200 Euros are sometimes delivered without taxes, probably because of just "friendly" customs agents. Of course, collecting Crowley and occulta rarely is cheaper than 200 Euros, and nearly never cheaper than 40 Euros. Gift or not, does not matter at all (maybe it counts in the aforementioned cases of friendly customs agents). I am wondering why German customs still rely on ebay or Paypal printouts (when there is no actual receipt present), because I could imagine that these printouts could be altered beforehand... but then one has to invent a story why the book that is insured for 1200 bucks is only worth 30 bucks according to the (altered) ebay receipt...

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The situation's obviously much better than I thought it was. I must have been thinking about people buying things other than books.

The former Soviet Union is much better for...

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human bones etc.,

Thanks all, if this transaction goes smoothly I'll start ordering from America more often 🙂


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