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#121 indoreef

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 02:09 AM

I received a copy early this week and have read through several chapters. I am just amazed at the wealth of information in this book and the way the information is presented. I haven't read the previous editions, but can see why everyone is so eager. Great job!
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Posted 17 February 2010 - 04:44 AM

p.s. Spoke to Martin the other day and, Steve, he reckons that you were the first person to get a copy (after him)!


The magic of "next day air" ;) You all have fun at the meeting tonight. Tell Martin thanks for all the hard work.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 05:12 AM

Oh to have options like "Next Day Air" - unfortunately out here Dreams are Free! ;)

Edited by RedSeaDiver, 17 February 2010 - 05:13 AM.

Red Sea Dreaming....

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 06:29 AM

Fantastic edition. Thank you to everyone who is involved.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 09:28 AM

Got mine too, and it's looking good!
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Posted 17 February 2010 - 01:44 PM

WooHooo! Just opened my box and settling in for a nice evening read!!!!!
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Posted 17 February 2010 - 01:50 PM

The joys of living in the middle of... nowhere. It's interesting watching the tracking when you get something sent DHL from NYC - it goes to Kentucky, then Frankfurt, then Dubai, Bangkok, Singapore, Perth (all in about 3 days) and then it takes at least another week after clearing customs to reach me. We only get deliveries on Wednesdays which doesn't help. So 6 weeks for Amazon's regular international shipping sounds about right.

I did see something on Amazon last night about another book from Martin that is due out in May.



<<I did see something on Amazon last night about another book from Martin that is due out in May.>>

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 04:06 PM

Just received my addition today here in Kalifornia ... wow... Looks great and full of new information. Thanks for the great work!
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Posted 18 February 2010 - 01:00 AM

I cancelled my Amazon order.

Only because I got a copy signed by the man himself at BSOUP last night:D

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 01:21 AM

Just canceled my Amazon UK order-and have ordered it from the States

Amazon UK are still not actually giving a lead time-the last deadline of 15-17th Feb passed, and they haven't updated it yet!

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 01:39 AM

Here are a couple of photos from last night's BSoUP meeting. Excellent turnout, I don't know the official number, but it must have been close to 100 underwater photographers.

Martin signed lots of books:
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Here is my copy - I think the note says "F8 and a big bank account to get to all the hot places first" (not really).
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p.s. I am also excited that the picture that is right at the start of this thread is actually in the book! Page 407. ;)

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 02:21 AM

Just canceled my Amazon UK order-and have ordered it from the States

Amazon UK are still not actually giving a lead time-the last deadline of 15-17th Feb passed, and they haven't updated it yet!

Adam


According to the publishers at last nights meeting the copies they were selling are pre-release and there will be no copies available on Amazon for about a month.

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 10:31 AM

It's finally here!!!!! My copy was waiting for me when I got home yesterday. It is definately big!
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Posted 18 February 2010 - 01:34 PM

It's finally here!!!!! My copy was waiting for me when I got home yesterday. It is definately big!
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It certainly is! I ordered the new paperback version from Amazon and thought they had sent the hardcover by mistake when I was handed the box. Heavy!

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 12:36 PM

It certainly is! I ordered the new paperback version from Amazon and thought they had sent the hardcover by mistake when I was handed the box. Heavy!


Not only did my copy arrive yesterday I got a $14 refund from Amazon for price protection...Maybe because it's not a hard cover?

Great read so far, but lots of typos. Martin, you need to hire me to proof your proofers! ;-)

Greetings from Amazon.com.

We're writing to let you know we processed your refund of $14.87 for your Order xxxxxxx

This refund is for the following item(s):

Item: The Underwater Photographer, Fourth Edition
Quantity: 1
ASIN: 0240521641
Reason for refund: Pre-order price protection

Here's a the breakdown of your refund for this item:

Item Refund: $13.58
Item Tax Refund: $1.29

Edited by ramaroodle, 19 February 2010 - 12:39 PM.

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 12:53 PM

Not only did my copy arrive yesterday I got a $14 refund from Amazon for price protection...Maybe because it's not a hard cover?


Interesting. Did you order the hard cover and receive the paperback, or order just before the paperback was released?

I specifically ordered the paperback version which would have cost less than the hard cover on Amazon. The other interesting part is that I received it the day before Amazon's release date.

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 01:33 PM

Interesting. Did you order the hard cover and receive the paperback, or order just before the paperback was released?

I specifically ordered the paperback version which would have cost less than the hard cover on Amazon. The other interesting part is that I received it the day before Amazon's release date.



This is my original order from November 25th. The current price is $26.37

Items Ordered Price
1 of: The Underwater Photographer, Fourth Edition [Paperback]
By: MARTIN EDGE
Condition: New
Sold by: Amazon.com, LLC
$39.95


Item(s) Subtotal: $39.95
Shipping & Handling: $3.99
-----
Total Before Tax: $43.94
Sales tax: $4.18
-----
Total for this Shipment: $48.12
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Items Ordered Price
1 of: The Underwater Photographer, Fourth Edition [Paperback]
By: MARTIN EDGE
Condition: New
Sold by: Amazon.com, LLC
$39.95


Item(s) Subtotal: $39.95
Shipping & Handling: $3.99
-----
Total Before Tax: $43.94
Sales tax: $4.18
-----
Total for this Shipment: $48.12
-----

Edited by ramaroodle, 19 February 2010 - 01:34 PM.

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 02:41 PM

This is my original order from November 25th. The current price is $26.37


I paid $39.95. It seems the difference here is that you pre-ordered and I didn't. Regardless, I've spoken to Amazon and arranged a refund of the difference because the price dropped dramatically so soon after purchase. Thanks for the heads-up!

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 05:21 PM

Here you go... received the same refund I guess because of pre-order. Would love a signed copy but am happy with crazy discount ;)

Greetings from Amazon.com.

You saved $13.58 with Amazon.com's Pre-order Price Guarantee!

The price of the item(s) decreased after you ordered them, and we gave you the lowest price.

The following title(s) decreased in price:

The Underwater Photographer, Fourth Edition
Price on order date: $39.95
Price charged at shipping: $39.95
Lowest price before release date: $26.37
Amount to be refunded: $13.58
Quantity: 1
Total Savings: $13.58

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 03:01 AM

I got an email advising of the refund too which was a nice surprise. I'm not even sure if it is available in hardcover?
Red Sea Dreaming....

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