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OT - Taschen Sale - January 24-27

Folio Society devotees

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2Raenas
Jan 21, 12:01pm Top

I would use it if I had the space... most books I would want to buy are XL size.

3plasticjock
Jan 21, 4:07pm Top

I assume Taschen still has prohibitive delivery charges to Oz? (Before I click on this link and fall in love with multiple books which (a) I can’t afford to ship and (b) won’t fit on my shelves...!)

4wcarter
Jan 21, 4:39pm Top

>3 plasticjock:
Yes, Australians are insulted by the Taschen postage prices (A$100 for a A$10 book). Go to Book Depository instead.

5plasticjock
Jan 22, 6:51am Top

>4 wcarter: Thanks for that...! I’ll steer clear

6MobyRichard
Jan 22, 5:50pm Top

I wonder if Thousand And One Nights will be on sale...maybe marked down to that fabled Amazon price of yesteryear :D ?

7c_schelle
Jan 23, 4:14am Top

>6 MobyRichard: I bought in august it from Amazon.es for 102€. My only problem with this book is that in its case it doesn't fit my shelves and is now lying on top of one book case.

I'm hoping for Rome. Portrait of a City (It was on sale during the summer sale, but I was to slow to get a copy) and The World's Most Beautiful Libraries (I think there is a small chance for that one).

8c_schelle
Edited: Jan 24, 5:45am Top

The sale started and I bought Rome. Portrait of a City (30€ instead of 50€) and National Geographic. In 125 Jahren um die World. Afrika (25€ instead of 50€).

What did you get?

9Diggoar
Jan 24, 6:48am Top

On their site it reads: 25-75% discount on "Display & Slightly Damaged Books"

What should I expect the books´ condition to be in. Any experiences?

10NLNils
Jan 24, 6:51am Top

>8 c_schelle: Just checked it out. Nothing for me. The National Geographic book on offer about America by FS is now cheaper to acquire through Taschen.

11Raenas
Edited: Jan 24, 8:49am Top

>9 Diggoar:

Never had any damaged copies. This is a play around some German law where only damaged books can be discounted. All books I received were in mint condition, and I had a lot.

12c_schelle
Jan 24, 9:53am Top

>9 Diggoar: I had the same experience as >11 Raenas:. I was in one of their London shops during last year's sale. There they had some damages copies, but everything I got from the online store was mint condition.

>10 NLNils: I got the natgeo America book last year. They had a flash sale on Sunday and I got it for 100€. They are two huge books and really well made. The German version also includes a separate translation volume of the text.

13pizarrony
Edited: Jan 24, 9:56am Top

Ordered Velazquez: Complete Works, The Sixty-Nine Stations along the Kisokaido, Jazzlife, and Berlin in the Twenties.
I was hoping they would have volume 2 of The History of Graphic Design, but I think it's too new to go on sale.

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