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GP2 - Great news!

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I have been informed by Rusty Wright at Allen Press that they have received the shipment of GP2 from Italy. He expects that they will begin shipping out the book around October 21, give or take a day.

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Early Christmas present for me.......I just need my wife to consent to my new LazyBoy recliner now....

Thanks, Bo!

I have been informed by Rusty Wright at Allen Press that they have received the shipment of GP2 from Italy. He expects that they will begin shipping out the book around October 21, give or take a day.
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I've suggested to a few people that this book would make a great present for me... Is there anyway to check if someone ordered it for me? :lol: The anticipation is killin' me!

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I am super stoked was down in mexico this weekend looking at the little window pane palm whose pic is in that book!!!

woo hoooooooooooo!!!

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I have been informed by Rusty Wright at Allen Press that they have received the shipment of GP2 from Italy. He expects that they will begin shipping out the book around October 21, give or take a day.

OK, Bo....I gave a day......no book........ :mrlooney:

Remembe (or maybe you don't) it was Harry S. Truman, a president, just like you, that said, "The book stops here"! ......or something like that.

I just felt like rattling your cage.....

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John,

I know what Harry Truman said. And I wish more people would keep that simple rule in mind... :)

John, maybe it wasn't made absolutely clear, but this is an actual (and VERY heavy) book! It's being shipped via the U.S. Post Office (you may have heard of them? :huh: ), and it's not like an e-mail attachment that will get to you instantly... :lol: I'll check with Rusty to see if Allen Press has started shipping the books out.

Bo-Göran

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Bo,

I want to order 2 books. Do I have to order them at the same time?

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George,

You don't HAVE to but I sense that this is your preference. And there IS an option for ordering more than one book at a time on the website.

Bo-Göran

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Have just been informed by Rusty at Allen Press that the first copies of GP2 are being shipped out TODAY, Thursday 23 October! :)

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Good to hear Bo! Hope I get it before I go on vacation so, I have something to read in the car.

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Great news! Hopefully mine will be here Sunday. I have to sit an open house with no electricity.....

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George,

You don't HAVE to but I sense that this is your preference. And there IS an option for ordering more than one book at a time on the website.

Bo-Göran

Bo,

Thanks for the reply. Actually, I am thinking of having my orders sent to 2 different addresses.

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Received it in the mail yesterday! What a project that must have been.

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I wonder how long it will take to get to the Philippines??

Was the shipping air mail? can't remember what it was when I made the order.

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Yes - all international shipments will go via airmail. Give it 7-10 days.

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Bo,

Is there any way to confirm that our order was placed (months ago?).

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Rick,

Not sure what you mean by "months ago"? We only started accepting orders a couple of weeks ago! Assuming you paid with a credit card then the charge on your card is confirmation in itself. If an inordinate amount of time goes by and someone does not receive GP2 then we can check with Allen Press, but I don't want to abuse this option. By "inordinate" I would say that if someone has not received GP2 within a month of placing the order, then it's definitely time to check into it. (That would apply to any order placed after 23 Oct., the day Allen Press started shipping out GP2).

Bo-Göran

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Bo,

I placed my order that very first day that the IPS website allowed it via online. Remember we had the e-discussion regarding not taking credit cards and the webmaster corrected it? I am not certain of the exact date....it just seems like months ago.

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Bo,

I placed a n order 10/09/08 --- would that have been shipped by now? is it too short a time to check ?

Best regards,

Ed

Not sure what you mean by "months ago"? We only started accepting orders a couple of weeks ago! Assuming you paid with a credit card then the charge on your card is confirmation in itself. If an inordinate amount of time goes by and someone does not receive GP2 then we can check with Allen Press, but I don't want to abuse this option. By "inordinate" I would say that if someone has not received GP2 within a month of placing the order, then it's definitely time to check into it. (That would apply to any order placed after 23 Oct., the day Allen Press started shipping out GP2).

Bo-Göran

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Rusty at Allen Press is out of the office today, but will be back tomorrow. I will check with him to make sure that Allen Press did indeed start shipping out GP2 before the end of October. If that's correct, then anyone in the 48 states should expect their copy very soon. As in 'any day'. But I will not ask Rusty to check individual orders - at least not yet! That could get very timeconsuming, and as long as Rusty can confirm that all orders have been taken care of we'll just have to be patient. For now! :)

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Hi All,

We indeed began processing and shipping orders on October 23rd. As you can imagine, we had a large amount of orders and all were not handled on the 23rd, but soon after. I've spoken with the USPS, as many domestic orders should have indeed begun arriving by now. They have told me that there could be possible delays due to all the political mailings that continued to mail out up until the end of last week. While I can't confirm the effect of this on any individual orders, we'll have to take this as the only possible reason for the delays. I ask you to be patient in receiving your order, as it should get to you within the coming days. I encourage you to email me at rwright@allenpress.com if you have ANY questions about your order.

Thanks a lot,

Rusty

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Still waiting. I'm not complaining just giving an update so others ot there know that there not alone.

JEFF

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Hi Jeff,

Your book was shipped yesterday via USPS Priority Mail. You should have it by early next week. If you haven't seen it by then, please let me know.

Thanks,

Rusty

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Hi All,

After replying to Jeff's message, it was brought to my attention that there was a large group of initial orders that slipped through the cracks somewhere along the lines. These orders were caught at the beginning of this week, and were shipped yesterday. If you are located in the US and placed your order in October, you should, by all means, have your book by next week. As there might be a couple exceptions to this, please don't hesitate to contact me with your individual order details if you have any questions. We're still getting caught up on orders placed in November, and these books will be shipped in the very near future.

Please know that this is an Allen Press error and not an IPS error, simply caused by a huge amount of orders coming in at one time.

Any questions, just let me know.

Thanks,

Rusty

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Thanks for the update Rusty! You guys have always done a great job over the years.

JEFF

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My copy just arrived, at 4:30 PM PST on Nov. 15th ! Thanks Rusty, and the Allen Press people.

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I was out today when it was delivered around noon!

Reading material at last!

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Hi

I ordered my book on 03-Nov-2008 07:54:49 PM, do you have any tracking number where I can see the shipping status of my book??

Thanks

Christian

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Got mine yesterday when I was at the palm society meeting. Thanks!

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Mine came in sometime over the weekend, it was on my desk when I came in this morning.

I have glanced through it and it is a beautiful book!

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Yipee! I got my book delivered on saturday...while I was in the garden. :-) so beautiful. Thankyou.

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Recieved mine as well. So far, I am on page 7. What a wealth of information! Many thanks that Santa came a bit early this year (even though I did pay for it myself!)

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I'm starting to worry! I still have not received my copy of GP2 even though I ordered it the first day the website would accept orders. Anyone else in the same boat?

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Hi

I ordered my book on 03-Nov-2008 07:54:49 PM, do you have any tracking number where I can see the shipping status of my book??

Thanks

Christian

Hi Christian,

Your book will be shipping out this week. You can expect to have it by next week in Texas.

Thanks,

Rusty

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I'm starting to worry! I still have not received my copy of GP2 even though I ordered it the first day the website would accept orders. Anyone else in the same boat?

Ellidro,

Please send me an email with your name and I can look up the details of your order.

Thanks,

Rusty

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I found mine when I got home from work last night. Hooray! Now I've got some serious study ahead of me. No pop quizzes, anybody. Thanks, Rusty.

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Mine was on the porch this afternoon, with Hodel's Chamaedorea book in tow.

Special props to those who worked on the layout of the new edition. It's wonderful having photos with the taxonomic treatments.

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I was charged on 11/1/08 for my copy. I guess it should be coming any day now.. :unsure:

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Got home late and found a note in the mail box saying I have a package from Allen Press. Hmmmmmmmmm wonder what it is :mrlooney:

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Well I picked up and opened the package today and ................ :blink:

It's a beautiful book, but not what I thought.

I thought I'd be getting something with information on just about every palm in existance. NOT.

Oh well it will look nice on the book shelf.

Wai`anae Steve

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