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What is it?

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:48 pm

As is all the rage on this forum these days, I've produced a short video.
Can you guess what is in the parcel I received today?
Clue: I've really been looking forward to this arriving, and now it has I'm very happy! :D



Did you guess correctly? :lol:

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Re: What is it?

Postby andyd » Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:52 pm

:lol: :applaud:

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Re: What is it?

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:56 pm

andyd wrote::lol: :applaud:

:D Follow up video is currently uploading.......

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Re: What is it?

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:20 pm

Hang on, is there something else in the box?



:D :D :D

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Re: What is it?

Postby Jasonmarie » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:29 pm

:lol: :lol: :applaud: :applaud:
I think I wet my pants that was so funny and the bloody tea towel making a super appearance.

Nice one, marie is looking at me with I am sure you lot have lost the plot .

I so glad you have the book as it been worth the wait ?
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Re: What is it?

Postby Caprifan Rob » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:46 pm

About time too Andrew, it looks a great read :applaud:
Glad you’ve got it, you must have an impressive collection of Capri books by now.
Steve, if you’re reading this, I think some forum discount is in order for all the free YouTube advertising your book is enjoying :D :wave:

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Re: What is it?

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:50 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:I so glad you have the book as it been worth the wait ?

Hi Jason,
I've only had a quick flick through at the moment and I have not had a proper look, but just holding the book in my hands I can feel the quality.
As stated by the others in another thread, this is not a cheap quality book of the type found in The Works.

My limited edition number is 66.

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Re: What is it?

Postby Jasonmarie » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:55 pm

So glad it’s come and yes Rob your right , Andrew it really does feel like a top end book as the paper is so think .
Yes can’t wait for you to start reading Steve has laid everything out really well .

Can’t say anymore also number 66 thank god not 666 .
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Re: What is it?

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:57 pm

Caprifan Rob wrote:About time too Andrew, it looks a great read :applaud:
Glad you’ve got it, you must have an impressive collection of Capri books by now.
Steve, if you’re reading this, I think some forum discount is in order for all the free YouTube advertising your book is enjoying :D :wave:

Hi Rob,
I agree about the discount... :lol:
To be honest the wait was a bit of an anxious time, you never know if they're using it as a frisbee down at the parcel depot......
From what I have seen so far this looks like a great quality book. I'm looking forward to getting started on it.
Have you ordered one yet or do you have no plans to buy one?

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Re: What is it?

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:59 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:Can’t say anymore also number 66 thank god not 666 .

:lol: I was thinking the same, I'm two thirds of the beast! :D
Number 366 would have been better, but I don't know if Steve could have signed that many....

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Re: What is it?

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:24 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:As is all the rage on this forum these days, I've produced a short video.
Can you guess what is in the parcel I received today?
Clue: I've been really looking forward to this to arriving, and now it has I'm very happy! :D



Did you guess correctly? :lol:

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Bleedin hilarious Andrew :lol: :lol: :lol: :applaud: :applaud:

Great the book arrived too. Mine is in transist st time of writing this :D

Looks a fantastic book mate !!
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Re: What is it?

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:28 pm

Brilliant Andrew - The Cure "Just Like Heaven" :)

Really pleased your book arrived fella !
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Re: What is it?

Postby Caprifan Rob » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:30 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote: I'm looking forward to getting started on it.
Have you ordered one yet or do you have no plans to buy one?

It looks a great book, well written, but I’ve got no plans to buy one. I bought Stirling Moss’s racing life book & it’s taken me 2 years to read that. I’ll be retired by the time I could finish this one :)
But if someone receives book number 281 & wants to trade I could be persuaded .. :D

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Re: What is it?

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:58 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:Bleedin hilarious Andrew :lol: :lol: :lol: :applaud: :applaud:

Thanks Nick, it had to be done! :D
Fordoholic Nick wrote:Great the book arrived too. Mine is in transist st time of writing this :D

That's good news, but how do you know the delivery driver has a Transit? Your book might be in a Sprinter... :D
I think you'll really like the book. Yes it is expensive, there is no denying that, but it seems to be jam packed full of greatness. And thanks to Jason's kind gesture you've got number 112 too. 8-) It doesn't get any better than that.

Fordoholic Nick wrote:Brilliant Andrew - The Cure "Just Like Heaven" :)

Well spotted Nick. The original is a brilliant song, but this is actually a cover version by Dinosaur Jr.



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Re: What is it?

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:43 am

Morning All,
Interestingly, I've just read in the book that "The Cars You Always Promised Yourself" was printed by Gomer Press, about two miles up the road from here.

It's not turning out to be a good morning with regards to the book. Sadly, I've identified a few issues with my copy. I have, I think for the first time ever in my life, written an e-mail of complaint to the publisher. It wouldn't be fair to comment further at this stage until the publisher has had a chance to respond to my message. :( Hopefully the problems can be resolved though.

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Re: What is it?

Postby Jasonmarie » Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:44 am

Sorry to here that Andrew , keep us updated mate .
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Re: What is it?

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:54 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:Sorry to here that Andrew , keep us updated mate .

Will do Jason. No reply as yet, but it's still early days.

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Re: What is it?

Postby pbar » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:42 pm

It got damaged in the post I assume, the packaging didn't look that strong to be honest. Shame that, I feel for you, it happens to me a lot.

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Re: What is it?

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:48 pm

pbar wrote:It got damaged in the post I assume, the packaging didn't look that strong to be honest. Shame that, I feel for you, it happens to me a lot.

Thanks Paul,
No, sadly it has some defects caused, I assume, at the printing/binding stage.

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Re: What is it?

Postby pbar » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:53 pm

Ah right, ok, defective item then. Well it happens I guess, very frustrating for you though. Again, I've received items with similar issues. As good as online ordering/shopping is, it can be a real nuisance when something isn't right.