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    Quote Originally Posted by stroppygoblin View Post
    Went to pick up 4 pre-ordered WH Smith copies from my local store yesterday. 1 had a torn cover and 2 had very creased dj's. The woman serving me looked like i was a madman when I refused to take them. Simply couldn't understand how "such a little thing" would prevent me from buying a book....
    I can understand why she doesn't get it. But she's wrong.

    Managed to find alternative copies in another store in a town nearby. Even then I struggled to find good copies amongst the piles of books. The other store's assistant (who was a little more understanding) said "Yeah, we get them shipped to us in plastic skips, no packaging at all really..."
    Just reading that made my blood run cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroppygoblin View Post
    Went to pick up 4 pre-ordered WH Smith copies from my local store yesterday. 1 had a torn cover and 2 had very creased dj's. The woman serving me looked like i was a madman when I refused to take them. Simply couldn't understand how "such a little thing" would prevent me from buying a book....

    Managed to find alternative copies in another store in a town nearby. Even then I struggled to find good copies amongst the piles of books. The other store's assistant (who was a little more understanding) said "Yeah, we get them shipped to us in plastic skips, no packaging at all really..."
    We really appreciate the time and effort you put into searching out the best copies for us, Simon.
    "Any area of collecting only becomes really worth it when shared with like minded people"-Alec aka Anonymous

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    I'm willing to go on a trek around town here if anyone is in need of a 1st/1st. Probably be a day or two before I'll have time though. PM if interested. Adam (Father Cody) has several copies too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    I'm willing to go on a trek around town here if anyone is in need of a 1st/1st. Probably be a day or two before I'll have time though. PM if interested. Adam (Father Cody) has several copies too.
    Four left. Iím going to take some pictures of them so anyone interested is sure theyíre in the condition they want (they all look good to me but thereís a little scuffing on some and very very small bumps on the corners of some). I donít think any (including mine) are ďFineĒ after reading some of the posts about this book. In fact, Iím not sure I have any fine books at all anymore.

    Also happy to go shopping for more if thereís a need.
    Looking for Mister Slaughter S/L #78

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    My ebook and audiobook are in perfect condition. No brodarts required. Both are 1st printings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Rabbit Trick View Post
    My ebook and audiobook are in perfect condition. No brodarts required. Both are 1st printings.
    If you got it from the same source as me, there is a small defect between memory location &0C2ADD3F and &0C2ADF4A1

    "A real limited edition, far from being an expensive autograph stapled to a novel, is a treasure. And like all treasures do, it transforms the responsible owner into a caretaker, and being a caretaker of something as fragile and easily destroyed as ideas and images is not a bad thing but a good one...and so is the re-evaluation of what books are and what they do that necessarily follows." - Stephen King

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroppygoblin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Rabbit Trick View Post
    My ebook and audiobook are in perfect condition. No brodarts required. Both are 1st printings.
    If you got it from the same source as me, there is a small defect between memory location &0C2ADD3F and &0C2ADF4A1

    Who do I complain to?

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    Can someone please confirm that there is additional text in the WHSMith version? Cause I believe that 1 of the whsmith version DID have an additional text in the past

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    The Waterstone edition of Doctor Sleep had an Author's Note at the beginning of the book that wasn't in any of the other editions.

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    My mistake, thanks !
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    The sticker came off, no problem! My B&N has about 20 firsts in surprisingly good shape. I noticed 2 second prints mixed in. I wish I could have gotten more but funds were low. I will check back next weekend to see what remains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by stroppygoblin View Post
    Went to pick up 4 pre-ordered WH Smith copies from my local store yesterday. 1 had a torn cover and 2 had very creased dj's. The woman serving me looked like i was a madman when I refused to take them. Simply couldn't understand how "such a little thing" would prevent me from buying a book....

    Managed to find alternative copies in another store in a town nearby. Even then I struggled to find good copies amongst the piles of books. The other store's assistant (who was a little more understanding) said "Yeah, we get them shipped to us in plastic skips, no packaging at all really..."
    We really appreciate the time and effort you put into searching out the best copies for us, Simon.
    I second that!

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    FWIW. I ordered a reading copy on Friday from Amazon and received it yesterday. It surprisingly arrived in great condition and is a 1st/1st.
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    Las Vegas Airport was full of 1st/1sts....
    "A real limited edition, far from being an expensive autograph stapled to a novel, is a treasure. And like all treasures do, it transforms the responsible owner into a caretaker, and being a caretaker of something as fragile and easily destroyed as ideas and images is not a bad thing but a good one...and so is the re-evaluation of what books are and what they do that necessarily follows." - Stephen King

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroppygoblin View Post
    Las Vegas Airport was full of 1st/1sts....
    I counted 24+ on display, but only a couple were in NF+ condition.

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    I accidentally ordered two copies again from CD (I seem to do that every time), so I now have 4 1st/1sts. They look good on the shelf. One of these days I'll read one of them.
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    My B&N had 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th printings. Crazy!

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    Funny enough, when the book first came out last month I had to legitimately hunt for a good condition 1st. Now in June, I'm seeing a lot more out in the wild. Pretty odd

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kongo View Post
    Funny enough, when the book first came out last month I had to legitimately hunt for a good condition 1st. Now in June, I'm seeing a lot more out in the wild. Pretty odd
    You definitely werenít alone in that. Even CD had to hunt some down to make good on their orders.
    Looking for Mister Slaughter S/L #78

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kongo View Post
    Funny enough, when the book first came out last month I had to legitimately hunt for a good condition 1st. Now in June, I'm seeing a lot more out in the wild. Pretty odd
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kongo View Post
    Funny enough, when the book first came out last month I had to legitimately hunt for a good condition 1st. Now in June, I'm seeing a lot more out in the wild. Pretty odd
    You definitely werenít alone in that. Even CD had to hunt some down to make good on their orders.
    The bookstores don't care about a first edition. They care about sales. Their warehouses hold first, second, third, fourths, etc., editions. Whatever pallet is picked up by the forklift is shipped to the customer regardless of printing.

    CD requested first editions. They do exist in the warehouses. It was just a matter of finding them and providing them. Most booksellers don't bother.
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    I asked a few employees of B&N about first printings of some book or another years and years ago and they all looked at me like my head fell off. I got the message.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Br!an View Post
    CD requested first editions. They do exist in the warehouses. It was just a matter of finding them and providing them. Most booksellers don't bother.
    Have to say I thought it was pretty cool of CD to find them for their customers. I wonder if they were able to exchange the later printings for firsts. Canít imagine any of their customers would want a later printing, and Iím guessing they ordered a ton of them.
    Looking for Mister Slaughter S/L #78

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    I asked a few employees of B&N about first printings of some book or another years and years ago and they all looked at me like my head fell off. I got the message.
    I think I had a similar experience as you did when I walked up to the counter with 10 copies of The Outsider They even remembered me when I came back to return the leftovers.
    Looking for Mister Slaughter S/L #78

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    Stroopygoblin (Simon) is da man!!!! My UK purple copy is on the way via "Royal Mail". Does that mean a member of the monarchy will make delivery? lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin1958 View Post
    Stroopygoblin (Simon) is da man!!!! My UK purple copy is on the way via "Royal Mail". Does that mean a member of the monarchy will make delivery? lol
    No, but UK stamps are the only ones in the world that do not state the country on it. We only need our monarch's head.


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