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Re: WoK ARCs
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2010, 10:05:07 PM »
I'm sure Tor would ship them out using something that would arrive in a timely manner. What's the point of letting someone win an advance copy of a book, only to get it to them AFTER it's released?
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« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2010, 10:50:20 PM »
I believe it's in New York.  I know the head quarters are based there.
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Re: WoK ARCs
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2010, 10:24:13 PM »
I believe it's in New York.  I know the head quarters are based there.
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Thanks for the info. Guess i'll be waiting longer then I assumed. Unless Tor has centers around the country.
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Re: WoK ARCs
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2010, 10:52:56 PM »
A USPS package was in the mail today.  I was very excited.  It turned out to be the seatcovers my parents ordered for the car... :'(
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Re: WoK ARCs
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2010, 11:52:13 PM »
Ohhh that sucks. How dare they order something while you wait for the magical book of magicy magicness. (yup, those 2 words are squiggly underlined, and I'm okay with that.)
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Re: WoK ARCs
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2010, 02:06:28 AM »
Ahh, Just finished my ARC...
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Re: WoK ARCs
« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2010, 04:57:39 PM »
K so how much do these arc's weigh? I've got 3 packages on their way and UPS is showing a package coming today that weighs 6.2 lbs.  Seems to heavy for 4 dvds or an iphone. So i'm assuming it must be the ARC.  Although I'm not positive. Anyone have an idea of the approximate weight?

Edit:
Amazon shows the shipping weight for the release version at 3lbs. So does the ARC weigh more?
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Re: WoK ARCs
« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2010, 05:04:52 PM »
K so how much do these arc's weigh? I've got 3 packages on their way and UPS is showing a package coming today that weighs 6.2 lbs.  Seems to heavy for 4 dvds or an iphone. So i'm assuming it must be the ARC.  Although I'm not positive. Anyone have an idea of the approximate weight?

Edit:
Amazon shows the shipping weight for the release version at 3lbs. So does the ARC weigh more?

I would think that ARC's would weigh less, since they're usually bare-bone versions of the book without things like dust-jacket, sometimes binding, and such. However, I can't speak for these specific ones, since I don't currently have mine.
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Re: WoK ARCs
« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2010, 05:38:52 PM »
K so how much do these arc's weigh? I've got 3 packages on their way and UPS is showing a package coming today that weighs 6.2 lbs.  Seems to heavy for 4 dvds or an iphone. So i'm assuming it must be the ARC.  Although I'm not positive. Anyone have an idea of the approximate weight?

Edit:
Amazon shows the shipping weight for the release version at 3lbs. So does the ARC weigh more?

How did you find the 6.2 lb package without a tracking number? Just curious.
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Re: WoK ARCs
« Reply #24 on: August 20, 2010, 05:42:17 PM »
K so how much do these arc's weigh? I've got 3 packages on their way and UPS is showing a package coming today that weighs 6.2 lbs.  Seems to heavy for 4 dvds or an iphone. So i'm assuming it must be the ARC.  Although I'm not positive. Anyone have an idea of the approximate weight?

Edit:
Amazon shows the shipping weight for the release version at 3lbs. So does the ARC weigh more?

How did you find the 6.2 lb package without a tracking number? Just curious.

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Heh, back when I worked in the UPS financial department, i had access to the entire shipping system of the midwest, I could look up packages going to any specific destination that passed through any midwest facility.

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Re: WoK ARCs
« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2010, 05:45:06 PM »
I've been talking daily mailbox walks to check for a package from TOR publishers. Due to my low number of blog readers or watchers, even with the sent ARC inquiry, I highly doubt the "Way of Kings" Arc would come for that reason. Contest-wise: Anytime there's enthusiasm involved with the prize then there's always a low probability that I'll win the ARC. Therefore, I have to greatly abhor the item or be apathetic about it to receive that prize. Even with the proper methods of altering my thought processes, I still cannot disguise my excitement.

At least, I have my copy ordered from Amazon to look forward to. It's been six months since I originally preordered it.

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Re: WoK ARCs
« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2010, 05:59:47 PM »
did a reference track for my zip code and name. It showed a package due to arrive today that showed that weight.

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Re: WoK ARCs
« Reply #27 on: August 20, 2010, 06:07:01 PM »
The ARC weighs less than 3 pounds.

It's frustrating that these ARCs aren't arriving early. I mean, the book comes out in 11 days...you'd think the ARC would come early enough that you could finish it before the book's release.
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Re: WoK ARCs
« Reply #28 on: August 20, 2010, 06:57:16 PM »
The ARC weighs less than 3 pounds.

It's frustrating that these ARCs aren't arriving early. I mean, the book comes out in 11 days...you'd think the ARC would come early enough that you could finish it before the book's release.

Yes, yes it is. Yes, yes you would. I was hoping to finish it before release and put out a nice/horrible/indifferent (most likely nice) little review on Goodreads but the longer it takes to get here, the less chance of that happening. I thought that was the whole point of an ARC, to get it out so the average little people like myself can read and get an opinion out there that isn't a critic's POV.

did a reference track for my zip code and name. It showed a package due to arrive today that showed that weight.

Suppose it would help if I had a reference number or something huh. It's requiring it of me. We could compare info, if they are both 6.2 lbs, then it would definately be the ARC  :D
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Re: WoK ARCs
« Reply #29 on: August 20, 2010, 07:08:36 PM »
Nods to peter's greater knowledge. Maybe I should just go borrow Howards copy Dan. Since this one is taking forever to arrive. LOL.