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Old August 12 2013, 10:32 PM   #1
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Amazon sale on Star Trek Books

Amazon has two books from the up-coming The Fall series on sale for $4.79 with free shipping on order over $25 as usual. With free shipping it says that they do not ship until all of your items are available, so if you are eager to get them when they first come out then you might not want to do this.
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Old August 12 2013, 10:38 PM   #2
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Re: Amazon sale on Star Trek Books

Update: Maybe there is a price war because I just went to walmart.com and they have several books for $4.79 as well.
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Old August 12 2013, 10:50 PM   #3
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Re: Amazon sale on Star Trek Books

And if you have "Amazon Prime" (the yearly charge for free 2 day shipping, and also many free videos to watch including the Trek series) you can get the books separately w/out another shipping charge (I've ordered the 2 Fall books plus another new book at that price, good deal IMO lol).
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Old August 12 2013, 10:53 PM   #4
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Re: Amazon sale on Star Trek Books

Wow - $3 cheaper than the kindle versions. This might get me back on board buying the dead-tree editions...
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Old August 12 2013, 11:07 PM   #5
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Re: Amazon sale on Star Trek Books

Wal-Mart has quite a few more titles with free shipping or cheap shipping, so now I have all five books of "The Fall" coming to me.
I like a good deal, so I logged on to share my find with you all.
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Old August 13 2013, 12:27 AM   #6
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Wow - $3 cheaper than the kindle versions. This might get me back on board buying the dead-tree editions...
Yes I was thinking of getting the Ebook version of new DRGIII "Fall" book, but money talks, lol, getting the paper one (& also Fall #2 by Una M.).
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Old August 13 2013, 03:14 AM   #7
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Re: Amazon sale on Star Trek Books

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Wal-Mart has quite a few more titles with free shipping or cheap shipping, so now I have all five books of "The Fall" coming to me.
I like a good deal, so I logged on to share my find with you all.
I appreciate when people post deals like this. Thanks!
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Old August 14 2013, 02:15 AM   #8
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Re: Amazon sale on Star Trek Books

I can't help but cry when real world copies cost more than ebooks. Maybe I'll pick up a hard copy of Crimson Shadow, I've liked most of Mccormack's work. Unfortunately I am running out of space for 'real' books.

Its a great price though!
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Old August 15 2013, 11:47 PM   #9
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You're welcome. I like a good deal, so I am happy to share the news. If anyone else finds a good deal please post it and share.
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Old August 19 2013, 07:08 AM   #10
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You're welcome. I like a good deal, so I am happy to share the news. If anyone else finds a good deal please post it and share.
The 4th "Fall" book (The Poisoned Chalice by James Swallow) is now also $4.79 (free shipping w/ Prime or $25 order) on Amazon, available for pre-order.

PS the 3rd Fall book is NOT on sale yet on Amazon, lol.

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Old August 19 2013, 02:06 PM   #11
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Re: Amazon sale on Star Trek Books

AAAARRRRRRRGH!

Okay. I feel better now.

I think the price break is great. Nifty. Awesome. Neato. Superkeen.

And I have Amazon Prime so I'd be able to get the books at that price rather than that price plus shipping.

But....

Problem one is the reason why I went to all e-books in the first place, namely space.

Problem two is that at this point I find I don't really enjoy reading books not on Kindle. I've come to really enjoy being able to read one handed and not lose my place. Also the built in dictionary has me spoiled beyond measure.
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Old August 19 2013, 09:09 PM   #12
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Re: Amazon sale on Star Trek Books

One of the reasons I haven't started buying e-books is because I don't feel you get a good deal on them. You can't sell it at a yard-sale and you can't buy a used one. I don't often see good discounts on them. It was no surprise to me to hear there was price fixing going on.

I have a nook mostly for free e-books and library books, but I am mostly a paper guy. I am getting rid of a lot of my books because they are taking up space and I am using the library more. Star Trek books often don't come to my library for a long time if ever, so they are the one type of book I often buy these days.
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Old August 19 2013, 09:38 PM   #13
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Re: Amazon sale on Star Trek Books

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One of the reasons I haven't started buying e-books is because I don't feel you get a good deal on them. You can't sell it at a yard-sale and you can't buy a used one. I don't often see good discounts on them. It was no surprise to me to hear there was price fixing going on.

I have a nook mostly for free e-books and library books, but I am mostly a paper guy. I am getting rid of a lot of my books because they are taking up space and I am using the library more. Star Trek books often don't come to my library for a long time if ever, so they are the one type of book I often buy these days.
Kindle editions are almost always far cheaper for hardcovers. For paperbacks it goes back and forth. Something they're 10 cents up/down. These paperbacks are $3-$4 cheaper. I switched to kindle editions for pb releases to save shelf space but since these physical books, so far, are far cheaper I'll clear some space out and have the whole dead-tree set all in a row.
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Old August 25 2013, 01:41 AM   #14
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One of the reasons I haven't started buying e-books is because I don't feel you get a good deal on them. You can't sell it at a yard-sale and you can't buy a used one. I don't often see good discounts on them. It was no surprise to me to hear there was price fixing going on.

I have a nook mostly for free e-books and library books, but I am mostly a paper guy. I am getting rid of a lot of my books because they are taking up space and I am using the library more. Star Trek books often don't come to my library for a long time if ever, so they are the one type of book I often buy these days.
Kindle editions are almost always far cheaper for hardcovers. For paperbacks it goes back and forth. Something they're 10 cents up/down. These paperbacks are $3-$4 cheaper. I switched to kindle editions for pb releases to save shelf space but since these physical books, so far, are far cheaper I'll clear some space out and have the whole dead-tree set all in a row.
I'm glad to see there are some good deals on e-books. Last time I looked I didn't think they were that much cheaper considering they don't have to print it, or ship it and you cannot sell it at a yard sale or go buy a used one at Goodwill.
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Old August 27 2013, 07:06 AM   #15
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Re: Amazon sale on Star Trek Books

For the German translations of the books the price makes a real difference. For example, Crucible: McCoy ist € 19,99 as a book and down to € 9,99 as eBook. The dead tree edition of Warpath is € 12,80, while the eBook is down to 7,99 €.

Compared to that, the English eBook prices are cheap beyond measure (e.g. Warpath at € 4,49).

And now that I have a job besides my studies and don't need to worry about shelfspace, I can buy even more Star Trek books. Dozens. Hundreds. All of them! Mwhahaha!
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