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Kishore Dandu
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I won one at the end of march. I left my snail mail address as PM to uncle Tom. But this is already early June.

I am not in a hurry, but curious about how long it takes for us to receive the book.

Thanks.


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Chris Mathews
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This entirely depends on the publisher. Once Tom has handed over the list it is out of our hands. Someone might be able to check on the status for you...
Pradeep bhatt
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I haven't received WSPatterns book that I won in December 2003.


Groovy
Jeroen Wenting
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Won a book in march which arrived in about 2 weeks. Won another in may which had been underway for over a month now.
All depends on shipping method used and where you are in relation to the publisher.

O'Reilly has worldwide presence so can probably get it to you quickly (they did for me) by just tagging it onto the next shipment to a regional distribution center and mailing it off from there.

APress is smaller and probably has to ship them worldwide from a single central location. If they use surface shipping for that delays are impossible to predict due to the way intercontinental surface shipping works (book is sent to harbour and sits in a warehouse until there's enough small cargo to fill an entire seacontainer for the area it's destined for, this can take anywhere from days to months, then has to wait more for a ship to go that way that has space on board which can take a while too).
I once had to wait over 2 months for a shipment from Amazon to arrive, that was the last time I didn't choose airfreight for their orders.


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Kishore Dandu
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I live in US, according to the above posts it looks like it is taking longer than usual(could be that publisher is out of the books or closed down)
Francis Siu
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I had got my book(JSTL) that is Prentice Hall about 5 weeks
I do not know where the book ship from, but I know, I live in Hong Kong
I think that if you live in somewhere without a good transportation system, you may require to get your book from the country side because the book may be threw directly from airplane to your home.

[ June 07, 2004: Message edited by: siu chung man ]

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I think that if you live in somewhere without a good transportation system, you may require to get your book from the country side because the book may be threw directly from airplane to your home.


The transportion system is good. The airport is also close and so is the sea. Siu., can you please check if the book landed in Hong kong. :roll:
Kishore Dandu
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Originally posted by siu chung man:
I had got my book(JSTL) that is Prentice Hall about 5 weeks
I do not know where the book ship from, but I know, I live in Hong Kong
I think that if you live in somewhere without a good transportation system, you may require to get your book from the country side because the book may be threw directly from airplane to your home.


[ June 07, 2004: Message edited by: siu chung man ]


I don't live in compuchea. I live in US. So, there is no mailing problem like the one you explained here.

Jeroen Wenting
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Originally posted by Kishore Dandu:


I don't live in compuchea. I live in US. So, there is no mailing problem like the one you explained here.



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Thomas Paul
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The request went out April 19th so everyone should have received the book by now. Have the other winners received the book?

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Haven't received it.


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Jeroen Wenting
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haven't received mine from APress yet either, now over a month.
Lasse Koskela
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Originally posted by Jeroen Wenting:
haven't received mine from APress yet either, now over a month.
Heh. A month is a small time when you're talking about sending a book from US to Finland using USPS
Jeroen Wenting
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Originally posted by Lasse Koskela:
Heh. A month is a small time when you're talking about sending a book from US to Finland using USPS


Finland I can understand. Americans aren't dumb, they just wait for Santa to empty that sled once a year and fill it up with all the packages for Finland to take back
Jeroen Wenting
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Hmm, July now and still no book from APress...
Kishore Dandu
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I haven't either.

May be we need to boycott apress.
Ko Ko Naing
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Be patient, guys... I heard from Mr.Thomas that it might take up to three months, if I am living at the other side of the world from U.S...

Actually it's up to the publisher when and how they send books to the winners...

I am one of you guys... But be patient... Patience is the best practice for our lives...


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Originally posted by Ko Ko Naing:

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Francis Siu
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Originally posted by Balaji Loganathan


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Pradeep bhatt
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Originally posted by siu chung man:

X2

[ July 11, 2004: Message edited by: siu chung man ]


Jeroen Wenting
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someone seems to be confusing this channel with MD
Jeroen Wenting
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hmm, got a phonecall from DHL this morning that they have a package from Springer Verlag New York office (which I think is APress, Springer Verlag handles their European sales...).
Now to wait until tomorrow so they can drop it off at the office.
Kishore Dandu
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still didn't get it.
Kishore Dandu
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Did any other winners got this book. Its almost 6 months....
Gregg Bolinger
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Originally posted by Kishore Dandu:
Did any other winners got this book. Its almost 6 months....


I have brought this thread to the attention of some staff members. Hopefully we can get this resolved ASAP! Thanks for staying on top of it.


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Michael Sullivan
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Has anyone received: Eclipse Live by Bill Dudney? I think the contest was July 27th, but I have not received. Thats 3 months. Just curious.

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Lasse Koskela
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Originally posted by Michael Sullivan:
Has anyone received: Eclipse Live by Bill Dudney? I think the contest was July 27th, but I have not received. Thats 3 months. Just curious.

Dirk probably knows best what's the deal here, but I doubt that you'll ever receive Eclipse Live via mail since it's an ebook
Nicholas Cheung
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So do I.

I won the book Mastering JavaServer Faces, by Bill Dudney in the week 2 Mar, but still, I got no news about it.

Nick


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Jeroen Wenting
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Originally posted by Lasse Koskela:

Dirk probably knows best what's the deal here, but I doubt that you'll ever receive Eclipse Live via mail since it's an ebook


Kids of today... Never heard of floppies being sent in the mail?
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Originally posted by Jeroen Wenting:
Kids of today... Never heard of floppies being sent in the mail?
Heh. Look who's talking -- Eclipse Live wouldn't fit on a floppy
Lasse Koskela
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Ok. I see you used plural...
karthikeyan Dharmarjan
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Originally posted by Kishore Dandu:
I won one at the end of march. I left my snail mail address as PM to uncle Tom. But this is already early June.

I am not in a hurry, but curious about how long it takes for us to receive the book.

Thanks.



yes.......
Michael Sullivan
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Lasse,

Veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery funny. I should receive 'something' though... like a link, correct? I was just wondering if three months was too long, but apparently not.
Lasse Koskela
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Originally posted by Michael Sullivan:
I should receive 'something' though... like a link, correct? I was just wondering if three months was too long, but apparently not.

You most definitely should've gotten access to the online subscription somehow. I'll ask Dirk about it (assuming that you haven't heard of him lately?)
Karthik Guru
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Originally posted by Lasse Koskela:

You most definitely should've gotten access to the online subscription somehow. I'll ask Dirk about it (assuming that you haven't heard of him lately?)


Lasse now that you plan to ask Dirk, and since the publisher happens to be the same , can you enquire about Spring Live as well
I know that it has just been a couple of weeks since the promotion but just considering the topic (Spring) ,this wait is turning out to be really hard for me.
Michael Sullivan
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Lasse,

Thanks, I have not heard from anyone as of yet so I appreciate your looking into it.

Thanks
Mcgill Smith
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quote: Kishore Dandu
Did any other winners got this book. Its almost 6 months....
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No


Regards
Mcgill
Kishore Dandu
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number of books won in 2004: 2
number of books received: 0
Nicholas Cheung
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So, the 1st new year wish is to receive all books that won in 2004.

Nick
Pradeep bhatt
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I have not received 2 books

1. Brighter faster Java
2.Junit Pocket guide.

 
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