Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/01/06

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Subject: [Leica] ANSWER TO International Shipping Fiasco with LUG Book
From: philippe.orlent at (Philippe Orlent)
Date: Sat Jan 6 09:54:04 2007
References: <> <00b601c731a4$48a2e0e0$65caa8c0@shulman> <>

Same here. Thanks for all these efforts, Jim.
Looking at the 16 pages on blurb, you did a truly wonderful job. The  
proof is there: lotsa folks really want to have this book, me included.
Thanks again,

Op 6-jan-07, om 17:29 heeft Daniel Ridings het volgende geschreven:

> Jim,
> On top of all of this ... just let me thank you one more time for all
> the effort you put in to this. You are extending far more gracious
> services than should be required of anyone. That UPS has a racket
> going is not anything you could have known. We who live outside have
> known this for a while. It has always mystified me why american
> businesses use anything other than the reliable USPS. It is cheap,
> efficient, interfaces with other international (not privatized) postal
> services, also top class. A mystery.
> Anyway. Many thanks for your effort. I am going to try and get mine
> through relatives. If that doesn't work, I will gratefully take you up
> on your offer. But I would prefer to lessen the burden for you. You
> have already done much more than enough.
> Daniel
> On 1/6/07, Jim Shulman <> wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> It sounds like this is turning into paving crew for The Road to Hell.
>> >From what I understand,'s International shipping now  
>> works: they
>> are shipping to the limited menu of nations offered.
>> However, from what some comments on the LUG indicate the  
>> International
>> shipping costs are just shy of involuntary fornication.
>> It was my goal to hold down costs for this to less than a Leica- 
>> branded 39MM
>> UV filter (about $80 at the local shop).  I can't do a thing about
>>'s shipping charges.  However, I can help somewhat on  
>> international
>> shipping.
>> For all those outside of the US who would like to purchase copies  
>> and have
>> them shipped via the US Postal System, here's my offer:
>> 1. Order your book(s)through, but have them shipped to  
>> my home.
>> My home address is available if you contact me OFFLINE at  
>> want to play
>> "guess the LUGger" when the books arrive.
>> 3. I will contact you for your address outside of the US.  Once I  
>> have that,
>> I'll ship your book(s) via US Post Office.
>> 4. Those who wish to pay for the US Post Office Fees can send me $ 
>> $ via
>> paypal, or buy dinner when I visit your country, or you mine.   
>> Whatever.
>> In the future, this kind of service will probably become something  
>> truly
>> based for local production.  A book like ours would up uploaded to a
>> service, and your local printing company (a business that had the  
>> capability
>> of producing the books) would get the files and create the book.   
>> Virtually
>> all of the professional printers are now offering digital  
>> printing, so
>> adding the bindery stage would be a natural extension.
>> Best,
>> Jim Shulman
>> Bryn Mawr, PA
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