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#1 bgl

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 08:14 AM

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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Posted 14 October 2008 - 10:45 AM

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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Posted 14 October 2008 - 10:48 AM

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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Posted 20 October 2008 - 04:20 PM

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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#5 bepah

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 04:34 PM

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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#6 bgl

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 06:21 PM

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.

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 11:25 PM

Bo,

I want to order 2 books. Do I have to order them at the same time?
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Posted 22 October 2008 - 11:36 PM

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.

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 07:57 AM

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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Posted 23 October 2008 - 08:05 AM

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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Posted 23 October 2008 - 08:24 PM

Great news! Hopefully mine will be here Sunday. I have to sit an open house with no electricity.....
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Posted 24 October 2008 - 06:48 AM

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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Posted 02 November 2008 - 08:03 AM

Received it in the mail yesterday! What a project that must have been.
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 06:48 AM

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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Posted 04 November 2008 - 08:30 AM

Yes - all international shipments will go via airmail. Give it 7-10 days.
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 09:51 AM

Bo,
Is there any way to confirm that our order was placed (months ago?).
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 11:04 AM

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).

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 11:44 AM

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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Posted 05 November 2008 - 03:09 PM

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,


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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).

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 04:28 PM

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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Posted 06 November 2008 - 06:39 AM

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,
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Posted 13 November 2008 - 08:27 PM

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

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 08:31 AM

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,
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Posted 14 November 2008 - 09:09 AM

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.

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 10:02 PM

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

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 04:35 PM

My copy just arrived, at 4:30 PM PST on Nov. 15th ! Thanks Rusty, and the Allen Press people.
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Posted 15 November 2008 - 05:35 PM

I was out today when it was delivered around noon!

Reading material at last!
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Posted 15 November 2008 - 06:23 PM

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

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 09:20 AM

Got mine yesterday when I was at the palm society meeting. Thanks!
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Posted 17 November 2008 - 08:56 AM

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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Posted 17 November 2008 - 09:50 AM

Yipee! I got my book delivered on saturday...while I was in the garden. :-) so beautiful. Thankyou.
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Posted 17 November 2008 - 10:33 AM

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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Posted 17 November 2008 - 12:49 PM

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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Posted 17 November 2008 - 01:54 PM

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

Edited by RustyWright, 17 November 2008 - 02:16 PM.

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 01:54 PM

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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Posted 18 November 2008 - 06:35 AM

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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Posted 25 November 2008 - 06:22 PM

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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Posted 03 December 2008 - 05:30 PM

I was charged on 11/1/08 for my copy. I guess it should be coming any day now.. :unsure:
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Posted 08 December 2008 - 07:50 PM

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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Temperature range yearly from say 95 to 62 degrees F
Only 3 hurricanes in the past 51 years and no damage.  No floods where I am, No tornados, No earthquakes
No moles, squirrels, chipmunks, deer, etc. Just the neighbors "wild" chickens


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Posted 09 December 2008 - 10:44 AM

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.

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Living in Paradise, Leeward O`ahu, Hawai`i, USA
Temperature range yearly from say 95 to 62 degrees F
Only 3 hurricanes in the past 51 years and no damage.  No floods where I am, No tornados, No earthquakes
No moles, squirrels, chipmunks, deer, etc. Just the neighbors "wild" chickens





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