My book-buying "problem"

Discussion in 'Books, Films, TV, Radio' started by Chris C, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Ah, Id forgotten that military land rovers one.
    Was crazy cheap on N&MP this week.
    Bugger. Again.

    The Yugoslavian armour one is not the best, assuming it's the one I got in the Tankograd series.
    It's OK, just not 'oooh'.
    Seems Herr Vollert is the man to watch in that line.

    Sodding Land Rovers.
    Paying postage is so non-u these days, though.
    But it is really cheap...
  2. idler

    idler GeneralList

    An infinite number of NMP books will reduce the pro rata postage to approximately free so I can't really see your argument.
  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    That is, apparently, their cunning plan.
    They have certainly outfoxed me with it previously.
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    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

  5. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

  6. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    The spirit and the flesh are weak!!

    It's 847 pages including the index.

    Attached Files:

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  7. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Chris remember when you pick it up

    ensure your back is straight and knees bent then rise in one straight movement
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  8. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    Thanks CL1! I think I should start an exercise regime.

    P.S. for those unfamiliar, "Dileas" is the regimental history of the 48th Highlanders of Canada, from Toronto.
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  9. idler

    idler GeneralList

    Go away!
    So far I've managed to resist Canadian histories.
    Except RCAC, RCE, the army official history trilogy...
  10. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    So says the Spanish Health & Safety officer....Manuel Andlin!!
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  11. idler

    idler GeneralList

    There's always Juan :rolleyes:
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  12. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    I have noticed a new strand to the problem:
    1. I find a bargain from Abebooks and, listening to the voice on my left soldier, order it.
    2. The bookseller receives order and realises that he/she has significantly underestimated overseas postage cost.
    3. I receive an email request for an increased postage charge--typically an additional five or six quid.
    4. I approve the request on the grounds that:
    a) It's 'only' five or six quid.
    b) It would be rude to cancel.
    c) I've 'already bought it' and now it's mine and a) again.​

    Result: the book is no longer a bargain and my wife is eyeing the credit card bill.

    Last edited: Apr 6, 2019
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  13. idler

    idler GeneralList

    I would argue that:
    1) The extra fiver is still a bit cheaper than going to collect it yourself;
    2) When you're buying the good stuff, even a 'bargain' should be expensive enough to make the fiver insignificant.

    I say I would argue, but tend not to these days as the better half is much better at it.
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  14. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Ah ha

    You see
    There is not a problem
    You all think this through before purchase even if done in a subliminal fashion.
    So in your eyes it is a true purchase of worth therefore not a problem.
  15. Andy H

    Andy H Member


    I get sent several books per month to review, with those not retained going to a local charity shop.
    Then add to that books I actually buy, either new or SH and my wife says I've a problem, lol.
    I reply that there current insurance value, will provide for her in old age lol


    Andy H
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  16. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    And then, a month later, Charlie Company arrives in the mail!

    No earthly idea where it's been, but it's a first edition in great condition--for free!
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  17. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Be rude not to get 'A View From The Turret' for just under £8. :whistle:
    Aware of the sneaky P&S re-title, but nice to find a 'proper' one at non-crazy price. The watchlist of links pays off.

    And finally got around to, I think, the last HMSO series title I fancy.
    Prices fluctuating wildly again, so grabbed it, just in case.
    (Rather good for trailers, artics, transporters etc. Never had much on them in an easily accessed format.)

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  18. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Keep checking those Tesco charity book heaps.
    Starting to think someone local has died, leaving an interesting little pile of the sort of books grandad used to have.

  19. Orwell1984

    Orwell1984 Senior Member

    Thought I was done but the sales got me.
    Here's my grab bag of recent purchases:

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    Weird little mix but the book on the merchant marine in WW2 looks very interesting. Lots of great pictures and potted histories.
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  20. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    I have wanted this approximately forever, so hooray!

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