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Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:38 PM

Yeah admit it. Your making up the helicopter bit... There's no way your cool enough to bring out the hover birds!
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:18 AM

I have it in my hands. As I went to the shop to pick up the pre-order (first in line!) over and over in my head all I could hear was "A Memory of Light, A Memory of Light, A Memory of Light." I'm almost scared to crack it open and finish what for me has been a journey of nearly 20 years. It'll take most of today and probably some of tomorrow to finish.

*deep breath*

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:24 AM

View PostAbyss, on 07 January 2013 - 08:58 PM, said:

Actually, i just got one at Chapters downtown on lunch today!

I just asked nicely and the saleswoman went in the back and she had to check with a manager lady and then they came back with three and let me pick one. There was some confusion at the counter when they couldn't scan it because it wasn't entered into the system yet but when i offered to pay cash on the cover price they said okay and then were caught completely by surprise when i grabbed the book, hammered the cashier in the face with it, got the security guard with a gutshot with the spine and then exitted through the Starbucks. The helicopters are circling above but i ditched the radioactive dust-cover and i'm pretty sure i disarmed the tracking chip. Of course, that may not have actually happened.

I'm wondering if the story is entirely made up since Chapters/Indigo had an early run-in with Tor due to some of their brick-and-mortars shipping preorders something like three weeks ago. But since Walmart jumped the gunówho has run-ins with Walmart's legal team? not smart peopleóI wouldn't be surprised if you managed to get it early. Lots of people got it from other stores who were selling it because they'd heard Walmart jumped the gun. Not sure if that applies in the frozen north of our great country.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:58 AM

I'm starting to feel a little bit sick. In a strange way, I'm almost scared to find an amazon package waiting for me when I get home.

Any plans this weekend will be cancelled, though, and I will be staying in with it.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:27 AM

I cannot wait, I cannot fucking wait. I am fucking excited. I am not even getting it. My wife is getting it for me today on the condition that I get some cheese and toilet roll ha ha what a sucker she is, does she even know how important this book is? Does she? She could have asked for a lot more than that, she could have asked me to sell my x box and let her eat all my chocolates ;)
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:33 PM

My local store now has more than 200 copies in-store. I shall be picking it up on the way home tonight...and Mrs. QT is having her cousin over to play Just Dance video games...which means I can vacate to the guest room and read all night.

Very excited!
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:51 PM

I'm still a little annoyed the Kindle release has been pushed back to, what, April? Well, more annoyed I had a terrible night's sleep and didn't get up with my alarms but oh well, busward to the bookstore in a bit.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:56 PM

View PostIlluyankas, on 08 January 2013 - 02:51 PM, said:

I'm still a little annoyed the Kindle release has been pushed back to, what, April? Well, more annoyed I had a terrible night's sleep and didn't get up with my alarms but oh well, busward to the bookstore in a bit.


Yeah, that seems backwards...until you remember that some larger Publishers still hate eBooks as they see it as their downfall, or at least the need to revamp an antiquated business model (in which they make money hand over fist, unchecked) to a newer business model (where they make more reasonable money for more work and dedication and less screwing over of the customer). Which is probably the reason for the push back. They want three months of selling hardcovers before they let the eBooks out to play, because more and more publishers are being called out for trying to price the eBook at the same cost of the hardcover...so a delay is a way around it that can be fudged to the customer as *insert reason for delay here*.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:42 PM

Fuck I just woke up so I got chill a few mins take a shower and go shopping. In 2 hrs u should be reading.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:50 PM

View PostQuickTidal, on 08 January 2013 - 02:56 PM, said:

View PostIlluyankas, on 08 January 2013 - 02:51 PM, said:

I'm still a little annoyed the Kindle release has been pushed back to, what, April? Well, more annoyed I had a terrible night's sleep and didn't get up with my alarms but oh well, busward to the bookstore in a bit.


Yeah, that seems backwards...until you remember that some larger Publishers still hate eBooks as they see it as their downfall, or at least the need to revamp an antiquated business model (in which they make money hand over fist, unchecked) to a newer business model (where they make more reasonable money for more work and dedication and less screwing over of the customer). Which is probably the reason for the push back. They want three months of selling hardcovers before they let the eBooks out to play, because more and more publishers are being called out for trying to price the eBook at the same cost of the hardcover...so a delay is a way around it that can be fudged to the customer as *insert reason for delay here*.

Better than yelling at Harriet (what is even her surname anyway?) for wanting months of hardback only sales to get that last number one. Still, £25.

Twenty five pounds.

If it wasn't the last one I'd probably have waited til April for a version that wouldn't break my bank.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:52 PM

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:54 PM

View PostIlluyankas, on 08 January 2013 - 04:50 PM, said:

View PostQuickTidal, on 08 January 2013 - 02:56 PM, said:

View PostIlluyankas, on 08 January 2013 - 02:51 PM, said:

I'm still a little annoyed the Kindle release has been pushed back to, what, April? Well, more annoyed I had a terrible night's sleep and didn't get up with my alarms but oh well, busward to the bookstore in a bit.


Yeah, that seems backwards...until you remember that some larger Publishers still hate eBooks as they see it as their downfall, or at least the need to revamp an antiquated business model (in which they make money hand over fist, unchecked) to a newer business model (where they make more reasonable money for more work and dedication and less screwing over of the customer). Which is probably the reason for the push back. They want three months of selling hardcovers before they let the eBooks out to play, because more and more publishers are being called out for trying to price the eBook at the same cost of the hardcover...so a delay is a way around it that can be fudged to the customer as *insert reason for delay here*.

Better than yelling at Harriet (what is even her surname anyway?) for wanting months of hardback only sales to get that last number one. Still, £25.

Twenty five pounds.

If it wasn't the last one I'd probably have waited til April for a version that wouldn't break my bank.


Holy shit. That's like $50! Are you shitting me? That's a LOT of coin! It's about $25 here in Canada...which I guess would translate as £12.50...I wonder why it's so much over there?
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:50 PM

1 Walmart down ugh... No AMOL
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:02 PM

Walmart 2. It's in my hands and I'm checking out!
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:17 PM

Oh fuck me. It's here. I think I just shat myself.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:39 PM

A co-worker just emailed me from a store on the other side of the city where they're selling, asking whether i wanted her to buy me one when she gets hers.
I told her to buy me six and i'd pick the best one and she can return the rest.

Curiously, she hasn't replied.
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