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Poll: I found this product to be:

Poll ended at Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:39 pm
1. Excellent 50%       50%  [ 1 ]
2. Very Good 50%       50%  [ 1 ]
3. Good 0%       0%  [ 0 ]
4. Fair 0%       0%  [ 0 ]
5. Poor 0%       0%  [ 0 ]
6. Awful 0%       0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 2

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:30 pm 
 

Thork N Hammer, Esquire wrote:
Yes. But everything is being sent 1st class, no specials. Are we talking the same thing?


Not the same method of shipping I was thinking, but my answer is still the same  :D

  

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:12 pm 
 

Heh, well I'm confused too. My local PO keeps telling me that 1st class is priority shipping.  :?

I know its not "Overnight/Express" because those add $$$ to the rate.

I have had virtually no trouble in the past sending stuff around the U.S. and to canada (Ak'Ptui can attest to the latter) via 1st class. How this translates to overseas, I do not know. We shall see.


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the cover sheet image I posted earlier in the thread proved awkard for my printer to align without cutting off pieces of the borders, so I simply removed those. Hope this doesn't cause a lynch mob.  :lol:


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:10 pm 
 

Thork N Hammer, Esquire wrote:Heh, well I'm confused too. My local PO keeps telling me that 1st class is priority shipping.  :?

As I recall the US Postal Service rates:
  • First Class - cheap for letters and packages less than 16 oz (less than 12 oz?), but expensive for heavier letters and packages
  • Media Mail - cheap for books/CDs/media over 16 oz because it is meant for pounds o' books
  • Parcel Post - packages that can't be sent Media  :)
  • Priority, Global Priority (non-Flat-Rate) - fast, and can be cheaper than Flat Rate for lighter packages
  • Priority, Global Priority (Flat Rate) - fast, and can be cheaper than any other service for heavier packages
  • Express, Global Express - very fast but very expensive

You can check the USPS rates at https://www.usps.com/

  

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:38 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:As I recall the US Postal Service rates:
  • First Class - cheap for letters and packages less than 16 oz (less than 12 oz?), but expensive for heavier letters and packages
  • Media Mail - cheap for books/CDs/media over 16 oz because it is meant for pounds o' books
  • Parcel Post - packages that can't be sent Media  :)
  • Priority, Global Priority (non-Flat-Rate) - fast, and can be cheaper than Flat Rate for lighter packages
  • Priority, Global Priority (Flat Rate) - fast, and can be cheaper than any other service for heavier packages
  • Express, Global Express - very fast but very expensive
You can check the USPS rates at https://www.usps.com/


Thanks for the list, JG.
I did an online USPS search and the rates for PGP (FR) international were like $29. So I used the 1st class since it (the copy) weighs in at less than a lb; If I have overcharged on shipping, I will refund the difference back to each member's account.


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:23 pm 
 

Thork N Hammer, Esquire wrote:Heh, well I'm confused too. My local PO keeps telling me that 1st class is priority shipping.  :?

I know its not "Overnight/Express" because those add $$$ to the rate.

I have had virtually no trouble in the past sending stuff around the U.S. and to canada (Ak'Ptui can attest to the latter) via 1st class. How this translates to overseas, I do not know. We shall see.



What range of prices does it cost to ship first class USPS to Canada?

one HC cover book-
3-4 Hc books-
large box with like 10+-


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:46 pm 
 

From Oregon? I have no idea.


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:50 pm 
 

Thork N Hammer, Esquire wrote:From Oregon? I have no idea.


In general, I was thinking the costs you have run into.
Not specific to my location...

I figure I shipped the wrong method the on time I shipped to Canada.
It costs me $23 or so.  And I just shipped a Module in a padded envelope.


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:08 pm 
 

Scathaigh wrote:
In general, I was thinking the costs you have run into.
Not specific to my location...

I figure I shipped the wrong method the on time I shipped to Canada.
It costs me $23 or so.  And I just shipped a Module in a padded envelope.


At $23? Must have been over night or Express mail. That figure rings about right for quick service.


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:13 pm 
 

Thork N Hammer, Esquire wrote:
At $23? Must have been over night or Express mail. That figure rings about right for quick service.


Probably was.
Some of the postal folks are really kewl.
They will take the time and explain your options, what you can do.
What would be cost affective for your shipment.
Then, you run into the ones who don't give a crap.
They want you to go, so they can get to the next person.
Don't explain anything, don't provide better options, don't really want to help you.
And probably smirk at you under their crystalized face mask cause they know you just got screwed.

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:05 am 
 

Your price, including shipping, was more than fair.


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:39 am 
 

FormCritic wrote:Your price, including shipping, was more than fair.


Thank you, F-C. I was hoping it is/was. But I just want to make sure everyone is on the "same page"

I do not want anyone feeling slighted, one bit.


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:46 am 
 

FormCritic wrote:Your price, including shipping, was more than fair.


Definitely!
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Post Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:47 am 
 

Thork N Hammer, Esquire wrote:
Thanks for the list, JG.
I did an online USPS search and the rates for PGP (FR) international were like $29. So I used the 1st class since it (the copy) weighs in at less than a lb; If I have overcharged on shipping, I will refund the difference back to each member's account.

First Class International can be up to 4 lbs., though the new USPS web layout only shows up to 1 lb. rates.

The new site layout sucks.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:24 am 
 

FormCritic wrote:Your price, including shipping, was more than fair.


100% agree

  

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Post Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:06 pm 
 

Well the first batch of copies will be reaching their owners this coming week for sure ( I will begin mailing phase 2 beginning Monday/Tuesday).

As these arrive, please go over them and make sure you got the proper # on the list, and that it is signed. I double check everything, but my brain is sometimes in a fog.

How this will appear. Each is in a vanilla colored folder, with the cover sheet first, then the copy. Nothing is stapled, pinned, or held; it is as loose-leaf as it can be.

To those getting theirs first, if you would post your response (positive or negative), it would be appreciated.


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:21 am 
 

Will do.
A page count would be useful so we can check we have all the relevant pages.


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:41 am 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:Will do.
A page count would be useful so we can check we have all the relevant pages.


There should be 58 including the cover sheet. I had mistakenly mentioned 60 at the outset, for I had counted a couple blank back pages for some reason.


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:41 pm 
 

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So, I'm on horse pills. But not to worry, can carry on as usual. But spent most of the day doing doctor medicine things. Which means tomorrow (Tuesday) next batch will go out.


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:09 pm 
 

Just got my copy this afternoon.
Large unpadded mailing envelope.
No padding was added inside; there was a folding manila folder that the loose papers were placed inside of.
Unfortunately; the package was bent in half to fit into the mailbox.
I blame myself for that last bit.
I should have asked you to write on the envelope: "DO NOT BEND"

My mail person has done this to small packages like this one on several occasions.
USPS Domestic shipping Motto: "If it wont fit, fold it or bend it, just MAKE it fit."

Entire set of papers have a fold along the center, which will eventually be removed by placing heavy books on top to weight the pages down.
Corners are bent at bottom and top as well, affecting the front half dozen pages or so and the back half dozen pages or so.

I counted 58 single sided sheets.
Pages are not numbered.
Some pages have very light writing (notes) and most of them are obviously corrections/revisions that were made to the original manuscript while some were additions made for other reasons.

I plan to place the module into book form by using my plastic spiral book machine.
Does that destroy the collectable value?
Perhaps for some folks it will… to some extent.

But I know this will help to protect the pages from further damage.
And the book format will make it easier to read and use without trying to mess with and keep track of loose pages.
I will add a heavy (110 pound) card stock cover on the back and a clear plastic cover on the front with the signed cover page showing under the clear plastic cover.


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:35 pm 
 

My apologies your copy was postally abused. I actually told the post clerk to stamp "DNB" on the front/s and I thought that she did, but I didn't check to verify; probably just stamping the postmark.

I counted 58 single sided sheets.
Pages are not numbered.
Some pages have very light writing (notes) and most of them are obviously corrections/revisions that were made to the original manuscript while some were additions made for other reasons.


The first 13-14 were not numbered. Nor the end 9-10. These being introductions, backgrounds, WM tables, NPC charts & tables, Players' copy of partial map, and proper maps. The actual text sections have #s up at the top UL(Upper level 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, etc); level 2 having designations 2/1, 2/2, 2/3, etc.
I hope this has not made it too difficult for anyone to keep in order. For the non-text pages, actual order is not all that important; just keep the "Intro, BG and monster info in the beginning, and maps and party tables in the back.

Yes, I had made some hand written notes to the original long ago. So those will show up in the copy/ies.

again, I am sorry.


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