Update on new OIF book

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Update on new OIF book

Joined: April 29th, 2005, 3:29 pm

September 28th, 2005, 5:45 am #1



ONLY AVAILABLE IN THE UNITED STATES - NO FOREIGN ORDERS ACCEPTED
TOO MANY PROBLEMS WITH FOREIGN MAIL CARRIERS AND CUSTOMS

This book will be published by hardcorpsmodels.com instead of Letterman Publications. Printing of a book like this can be a very expensive proposition, so I have decided to have a limited print run of 500 copies. It will retail for $50.00 and be sold EXCLUSIVELY from the hardcorpsmodels.com website. We will take pre-orders for the next 4 weeks and ship on the 5th week. All payments via Paypal only.

This OIF title is the work of six official USMC combat photographers serving in OIF (100 Photos), a friend of mine serving in AAV's in Iraq (20 photos) (thanks Eric Tripke) and myself (175 photos). The USMC in action photos are printed in full color and full page 8"x10", the detail shots of each vehicle are full color four to a page shots.

The book will be a wire spiral bound card cover with 140 pages.

It should be available in about six weeks.

We have been swamped with more photos from OIF vets and other official sources, we are considering a second and third volume at this time.
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Joined: April 24th, 2005, 3:29 pm

September 28th, 2005, 1:18 pm #2

Hi Dave, while I understand your position, I'm also disappointed that it won't be available elsewhere. If anyone is thinking of ordering this book, and can help me out, it will be much appreciated.

Cheers
Andrew
Sydney
Down Under
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Joined: April 21st, 2005, 10:40 am

September 28th, 2005, 4:57 pm #3

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Joined: April 29th, 2005, 3:29 pm

September 28th, 2005, 6:26 pm #4

I have had such bad luck with the postal services all over Europe. Either the countrys customs officials steal the shipments, or they just get lost and are never seen again. When I have to re-ship an order, it comes out of my pocket. I have to take the loss and pay myself to re-ship the order a second time.

On top of that, several of the customers names have now appeared on a hobby industry wide "Don't Ship" list because they are criminals using the post to rip-off merchants in the U.S.. But, they just use another name and address and start the game all over again.

It is a shame that people like this can ruin it for everyone.

Even Canada is a tough country to get something delivered to, I have a Canadian friend who worked for the customs office in Canada, and he confirmed that Canadian customs does steal packages. Especially small eletronics and pornography.
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Joined: April 24th, 2005, 3:29 pm

September 29th, 2005, 1:51 pm #5

Hi Dave,

If the reliability of the local postal service is the issue, perhaps you will consider sending to Australia? We have a very reliable service down here, plus no real issues (that I'm aware of) with scammers. And processing electronic payment (Paypal or credit card) is a breeze.

Cheers
Andrew
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Joined: August 18th, 2004, 12:10 pm

September 29th, 2005, 10:38 pm #6

Postal service to Hong Kong here is reliable too. I never encounter any loss.

Chris
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Joined: November 29th, 2004, 8:42 pm

September 29th, 2005, 10:57 pm #7

I have had such bad luck with the postal services all over Europe. Either the countrys customs officials steal the shipments, or they just get lost and are never seen again. When I have to re-ship an order, it comes out of my pocket. I have to take the loss and pay myself to re-ship the order a second time.

On top of that, several of the customers names have now appeared on a hobby industry wide "Don't Ship" list because they are criminals using the post to rip-off merchants in the U.S.. But, they just use another name and address and start the game all over again.

It is a shame that people like this can ruin it for everyone.

Even Canada is a tough country to get something delivered to, I have a Canadian friend who worked for the customs office in Canada, and he confirmed that Canadian customs does steal packages. Especially small eletronics and pornography.
Hello David.
I respect your opinion but you can have this problems in the US too, bad officials are everywhere, as i'm in Brazil
i find many cases that the seller ships only in the US, and find many cases that they said that ships worldwide but at buyers risk and i think that could be good for you because you have to sell the books and for the buyers that
could buy your books.I bought some kits from Canada and never receive them but as i don't wanted the insurance i can not blame the seller as i accepetd the risk.

Best wishes from Brazil.
Alexandre.
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Joined: April 2nd, 2005, 11:22 pm

September 30th, 2005, 2:29 am #8



ONLY AVAILABLE IN THE UNITED STATES - NO FOREIGN ORDERS ACCEPTED
TOO MANY PROBLEMS WITH FOREIGN MAIL CARRIERS AND CUSTOMS

This book will be published by hardcorpsmodels.com instead of Letterman Publications. Printing of a book like this can be a very expensive proposition, so I have decided to have a limited print run of 500 copies. It will retail for $50.00 and be sold EXCLUSIVELY from the hardcorpsmodels.com website. We will take pre-orders for the next 4 weeks and ship on the 5th week. All payments via Paypal only.

This OIF title is the work of six official USMC combat photographers serving in OIF (100 Photos), a friend of mine serving in AAV's in Iraq (20 photos) (thanks Eric Tripke) and myself (175 photos). The USMC in action photos are printed in full color and full page 8"x10", the detail shots of each vehicle are full color four to a page shots.

The book will be a wire spiral bound card cover with 140 pages.

It should be available in about six weeks.

We have been swamped with more photos from OIF vets and other official sources, we are considering a second and third volume at this time.
If there is anyone in NZ or Aussie who wants a copy of this book, I will be traveling to Auckland on December 16th. If you wish, you can order the book from David via his web site etc., and paying via paypal etc. have your book shipped to my address here in Seattle, USA. I will then put the books into padded envelopes, and bring them with me to Auckland.

For NZ orders, I will email you upon my arrival, providing you with the cost of postage via NZ Post. Upon receipt of a check from you for the correct amount, I will mail the books.

For Aussie addresses, my brother lives in the Blue Mountains, and he will also be visiting Auckland for our family reunion. He would take the books back with him at the end of the second week in January, and again, would email you with the correct postage amount, and upon receipt of your check, would mail the books.

All this would allow you to get the book, and of course would save on postage as well. And no customs inspectors would be involved, as the books would be mailed domestically, so to speak.

If interested, let me know and I can provide you with my background etc.

Hopefully David would agree to all this, David??

Cheers,
Andrew Birkbeck
IPMS Seattle, USA
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Joined: October 10th, 2004, 8:44 am

September 30th, 2005, 8:49 am #9

Andrew,

Thank you for thinking of this scheme.

If you offer works out, I'd be interested in ordering one copy!

I live in Canberra.

Cheers,

Christophe ( kouloupoulous@freesurf.fr )
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Joined: April 29th, 2005, 3:29 pm

October 1st, 2005, 1:10 am #10



ONLY AVAILABLE IN THE UNITED STATES - NO FOREIGN ORDERS ACCEPTED
TOO MANY PROBLEMS WITH FOREIGN MAIL CARRIERS AND CUSTOMS

This book will be published by hardcorpsmodels.com instead of Letterman Publications. Printing of a book like this can be a very expensive proposition, so I have decided to have a limited print run of 500 copies. It will retail for $50.00 and be sold EXCLUSIVELY from the hardcorpsmodels.com website. We will take pre-orders for the next 4 weeks and ship on the 5th week. All payments via Paypal only.

This OIF title is the work of six official USMC combat photographers serving in OIF (100 Photos), a friend of mine serving in AAV's in Iraq (20 photos) (thanks Eric Tripke) and myself (175 photos). The USMC in action photos are printed in full color and full page 8"x10", the detail shots of each vehicle are full color four to a page shots.

The book will be a wire spiral bound card cover with 140 pages.

It should be available in about six weeks.

We have been swamped with more photos from OIF vets and other official sources, we are considering a second and third volume at this time.
I appreciate everyone who took the time to state their case and feelings about the foreign shipping matter. After reading all of your emails and talking with some of you on the phone in the past few days, we have come up with a new approach.

We will sell the books worldwide, but it will have to be at the buyers own risk. We will honor any order placed at our website and payed for with Paypal, anywhere in the world.

We have a special heavy duty, waterproof book mailer, and each book will be sealed in plastic before it is packed into the mailer. International shipping will be via Airmail at a flat rate of $10.00 per book.

I hope this is an acceptable procedure to all.

Semper Fi,

David
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