A Song of Ice and Fire [Slipcase Editions]
Posted 24 July 2011 - 04:02 PM
Posted 25 July 2011 - 02:28 AM
Though I have not contacted Harper Collins the release does appear to be delayed. I checked two other major UK book retailers, Blackwell's and Waterstones, both list the item as currently out of stock or backordered; therefore, I suspect this isn't just Amazon's supply. I am patient, but it would be nice to know when this is expected ship.
Posted 27 July 2011 - 02:15 PM
This title has been available from the publication date of the 21/07/11.
Short and to the point. Is the demand for this really that much greater than the supply? I mean, neat that it is selling out of stock so fast, but frustrating that Amazon was not able to secure enough copies to at least fulfill their preorders!
Posted 27 July 2011 - 11:34 PM
Posted 27 July 2011 - 11:53 PM
Posted 28 July 2011 - 02:54 AM
Harper Collins should know when the book was available since they published the thing, but I actually don't believe them here. Until someone can come up with an actual copy of the book, I'm operating under the assumption that nobody anywhere has received a copy.
Edited by Justinian, 28 July 2011 - 03:00 AM.
Posted 28 July 2011 - 05:22 PM
Posted 01 August 2011 - 04:45 AM
Dispatch Estimate: 4 Aug 2011
Delivery Estimate: 9 Aug 2011
I really wanted it this week, but Harper Collins seem to like keeping us waiting. Hopefully it's worth the wait.
Edit: It's now "Dispatching soon", so it could be dispatched today!
Edited by Buster, 01 August 2011 - 05:53 AM.
Posted 01 August 2011 - 09:32 AM
I don't dispute Harper Collins' claim that the book was in fact released on July 21st, but they must've only been fulfilling small or individual orders instead of bulk orders. I am only speculating, of course, based on experiences in the past. I'd considered canceling my Amazon order and ordering directly from the publisher, but the shipping charges were much higher and so I decided to wait it out.
I'm not too concerned with the wait, I just wanted to know when it would ship. It's not like I was waiting to read the story. I've long since read my older editions. I just want that nice matching set complement my library. Yes, I'm afraid I have an addiction to collecting books and this one looks nice.
Posted 01 August 2011 - 10:48 AM
Also, might be some truth to the speculation of delaying release unti the 1st to space releases one month apart.