VIC 20 book on Kickstarter

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Re: VIC 20 book on Kickstarter

Postby oldcomputr » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:33 pm

orion70 wrote:It's Feb 16th, and I still have not received mine :( . Hope there's isn't a problem with Poste Italiane.. is there a way to trace the package for shipments to Italian destinations? Thanks Giacomo.

Unfortunately not. Tracking would have raised the shipping cost for everyone and forced me to compile a form for every package I sent.
I think that it's just a matter of a few days - keep me updated.

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Re: VIC 20 book on Kickstarter

Postby joshuadenmark » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:33 pm

orion70 wrote:It's Feb 16th, and I still have not received mine :( . Hope there's isn't a problem with Poste Italiane.. is there a way to trace the package for shipments to Italian destinations? Thanks Giacomo.

Here in DK the shipping time for ordinary non tracking post is up to 16 days, much faster to walk around the country with the letters yourself :lol:
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Re: VIC 20 book on Kickstarter

Postby orion70 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:12 am

Sorry for being impatient, but I'm also getting worried about my copy. It's feb 21st, and still no news :(.
Giacomo, could you please double check the shipping address? I changed it before the deadline, and got a confirmation mail with the correct one, but you never know.. Please, drop me a line in PM. Thanks.

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Re: VIC 20 book on Kickstarter

Postby oldcomputr » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:58 am

orion70 wrote:Sorry for being impatient, but I'm also getting worried about my copy. It's feb 21st, and still no news :(.
Giacomo, could you please double check the shipping address? I changed it before the deadline, and got a confirmation mail with the correct one, but you never know.. Please, drop me a line in PM. Thanks.

The address on my shipping list corresponds to the address on Kickstarter (I will PM it to you in a minute). Be aware that the first book in Rome was delivered yesterday.

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Re: VIC 20 book on Kickstarter

Postby majikeyric » Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:06 am

I received mine today here in France ! :)
Many thanks Giacomo !!! This is a great gift for us VIC addicts :)

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Re: VIC 20 book on Kickstarter

Postby orion70 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:45 am

..and YES! I received mine too, just yesterday. Giacomo, THANKS SO MUCH for this! It's worth every cent. A true "bible" of the little computer that could :). Extras are great, the magnetic plaque is already on my refrigerator. Also, the format is very compact - and way fatter than I thought. There's so much to read, and its quality and richness graphic-wise is unparalleled, even in press of other major 8-bits.

I showed it with a bit of pride (hey, there's my name on it!) to mum, wife, brother, and even daughter, and TBH they all had the same reaction - shook their heads in disapproval :P. Then I got out, walked reading it for the first time, and banged a street light pole :D.

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Re: VIC 20 book on Kickstarter

Postby CanadaPhil » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:48 pm

I received my copy today and I am relieved that none of the books corners arrived crushed from shipping damage as it has come a long way! :D

I am very busy tonight so I still do not have a chance to look through it thoroughly but what I have seen looks pretty good so far.

However, all of the outer hardcover is matte finish. If I recall correctly, I thought the commodore keys and cover images were to have had a gloss spot varnish applied to make them "pop" visually??

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Re: VIC 20 book on Kickstarter

Postby ral-clan » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:53 pm

Received mine in Canada today, as well. Very, very beautiful book. I'd forgotten it was coming with posters and magnet! What an exceptionally good looking book. You really deserve to be proud of your work, Giacomo.
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Re: VIC 20 book on Kickstarter

Postby joshuadenmark » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:31 am

My copy arrived safely today in Denmark, marvelous masterpiece, thanks Giacomo.
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Re: VIC 20 book on Kickstarter

Postby merman » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:30 am

Received mine today, brilliant work.

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Re: VIC 20 book on Kickstarter

Postby highinfidelity » Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:06 am

CanadaPhil wrote:However, all of the outer hardcover is matte finish. If I recall correctly, I thought the commodore keys and cover images were to have had a gloss spot varnish applied to make them "pop" visually??

I also remember reading this. Perhaps it was a further step in fund raising that didn't meet the goal, or an idea that has proven impossible to carry out at the chosen printing facility.
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Re: VIC 20 book on Kickstarter

Postby tokra » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:47 pm

highinfidelity wrote:
CanadaPhil wrote:However, all of the outer hardcover is matte finish. If I recall correctly, I thought the commodore keys and cover images were to have had a gloss spot varnish applied to make them "pop" visually??

I also remember reading this. Perhaps it was a further step in fund raising that didn't meet the goal, or an idea that has proven impossible to carry out at the chosen printing facility.

Giacomo explained this on Kickstarter in the comments:
"I was so upset with the printing facility delays that I forgot about the UV on the cover - sorry about that."

Received my books and card-sets today as well, really nice! I see the books can still be purchased:

http://www.oldcomputr.com/shop/

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Re: VIC 20 book on Kickstarter

Postby orion70 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:12 pm

I strongly suggest it! Get a copy while it's available!

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Re: VIC 20 book on Kickstarter

Postby merman » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:12 am

Will post a video tomorrow.

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Re: VIC 20 book on Kickstarter

Postby mrr19121970 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:34 pm

I received mine (not sure when), but it was waiting for me when I was home yesterday.


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