[OS X TeX] Good price for books on TeX & foreign orders

William F. Adams wadams at atlis.com
Mon May 17 10:00:40 EDT 2004

On Monday, May 17, 2004, at 09:24  AM, Rene Borgella Jr. wrote:

> Would it be possible for us to order books here in the US for our 
> foreign friends and then ship them in bulk to them?  What I'm thinking 
> is that perhaps we can do something like an ordering system we could 
> have whereby folks outside the US put in their "pre-orders", then when 
> enough orders for a particular country come in we can ship them to one 
> recipient in the receiving country and that person can then send them 
> to others within their country.
> I really don't know the costs and how much would be saved, but I'm 
> supposing that there is some magic number of books that would make it 
> cost effective.  If folks could send me a list of their home 
> countries, I'd volunteer to look into shipping costs to each country 
> and then we'll know if it's worth it, etc.
> Please consider this and adjust, suggest, etc. to see if we can make 
> this happen.  I think it sounds more complex than it may actually be. 
> Thoughts?

IME, books are so heavy that this isn't really practicable for 
reasonable values of timeliness.

The other matter is that any savings is likely to get eaten up by 
Customs duties and packaging materials.


William Adams, publishing specialist
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