Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/01/15

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Subject: [Leica] Latest from Blurb for European users...
From: grduprey at (
Date: Mon Jan 15 20:37:11 2007

I just received my copy today.  Great Job Jim!  This really turned out a 
fine book of teh LUG members photography.  Well worth the time and effort.


-------------- Original message from Nick Roberts 
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> On the issue of the LUG yearbook, I have been in correspondence with 
> Blurb, and 
> one of my points was as follows: 
> "I would suggest that using UPS for overseas orders does you no favours 
> whatsoever, and will seriously cramp your export business. It is absurd to 
> pay 
> more for shipping than for the book itself, and UPS are far from the most 
> convenient delivery agent in the UK or I think mainland Europe. The USPS 
> would 
> give your overseas customers substantially better value, and thus I am 
> sure 
> would give you significantly increased sales." 
> I have now received this response: 
> "You are quite correct about UPS, and we are VERY close to an alternative 
> solution. We're contracting with a printing plant in Europe, so we can 
> sidestep 
> international shipping all together. " 
> So - too late for my copy, but it should mean a much more sensible option 
> for 
> those of us this side of the pond in future, and that has to make any 
> future 
> such efforts a fair bit easier. 
> And, of course, once again, many, many thanks to Jim! 
> Nick 
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