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    Quote Originally Posted by SarahV View Post
    At this point, I think I would find it vaguely unfulfilling if I got an OOTS book/calendar/Kickstarter reward without any sort of unexpected delay. It's just part of the natural cycle of life.
    Would that not make it an expected delay though?
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    Would that not make it an expected delay though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keltest View Post
    Would that not make it an expected delay though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zar Peter View Post
    Giant in the Playground: Where we always expect the unexpected!
    Or is it... where we never expect the expected?

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    Well, that's too bad about the books. At least there's a silver lining.

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    Even the Spanish Inquisition?
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    Just got a shipping notice for the books & calendar I ordered from Ookoodook--looks like the annoying, unexpected delays are finally over!

    By the way, I ordered a full set of books (including 2 copies of the new one; the full set is a gift), so it's shipping differently than most orders. Not sure if most folks will receive a shipping notification, but stuff is being shipped!
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    <runs and checks his email expectantly>


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    Yup, books and calendars are in the warehouse and being packed up as we speak. I think they worked all through the night on Friday.

    Ookoodook is telling me that some orders are running into a problem with—of all things—the TSA. I know almost nothing about which ones or why or what have you, just that some orders are affected and some are not. I'm pretty sure it's not affecting domestic orders that went with the Priority Mail option, though, so those are currently the ones most likely to arrive by Christmas (if that's a thing that matters to you).

    This also means that the reduced shipping option is off the table for new orders, or will be as soon as they update their shopping cart software.
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    Giant in the Playground: Where we always expect the unexpected!
    Apparently this no longer holds true, as I was not expecting the TSA to be causing problems.
    “Evil is evil. Lesser, greater, middling, it's all the same. Proportions are negotiated, boundaries blurred. I'm not a pious hermit, I haven't done only good in my life. But if I'm to choose between one evil and another, then I prefer not to choose at all.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    Ookoodook is telling me that some orders are running into a problem with—of all things—the TSA.
    WTF? Did they try to ship some of the packages by passenger jet or something? The TSA doesn't regulate the mail.

    Maybe they saw "blood" and "airship" and assumed someone was trying to smuggle liquids onto a plane.

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    You know, there's every likelihood that I'll get my package a day or two before Christmas. By rights, I really should wait until Xmas day to open it. Make it a present to me, as it were.

    ...

    *realizes that means at least some people would read it before me*

    *further realizes that means people could be discussing it here*

    SCREW THAT! I may not be the first person to read it, but I ain't gonna sit around and let others get ahead of me! Leave that for the goodie-goody types!
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    Got the books! Woohoo!

    Points to the Post Office--Texas to Massachusetts in one weekend (Priority Mail)!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarahV View Post
    WTF? Did they try to ship some of the packages by passenger jet or something? The TSA doesn't regulate the mail.

    Maybe they saw "blood" and "airship" and assumed someone was trying to smuggle liquids onto a plane.
    Many consumer airlines have a freight service where companies like UPS can ship packages in the cargo area of the plane. This is perhaps the situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2.5 cats View Post
    Got the books! Woohoo!

    Points to the Post Office--Texas to Massachusetts in one weekend (Priority Mail)!
    That's great! I hope my stuff arrives soon.
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    I hope mine doesn't, considering I'm away from home until Friday evening!

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    I just remembered I got a notice that there was a USPS package waiting for me in the mail room on Saturday and I was sick all weekend so I didn't get it yet. It couldn't have gotten there so fast, could it? I'll be so annoyed at myself if I was sick in bed and bored all weekend feeling sorry for myself if it turns out there was a new OOTS book downstairs waiting for me

    Edit: The answer is no, it couldn't have gotten here so fast. But it was the only thing better than a new OOTS book: surprise homemade chocolate truffles!
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    I just posted this to the News page, but I'll add it here too:

    If anyone is planning on giving the book as a gift and it doesn't show up by Christmas, I've made a new PDF card that you can download and print out to announce the package's imminent arrival.

    Download link

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    I just posted this to the News page, but I'll add it here too:

    If anyone is planning on giving the book as a gift and it doesn't show up by Christmas, I've made a new PDF card that you can download and print out to announce the package's imminent arrival.

    Download link

    I love it. Also, Belkar's snark at Roy is, as usual, great.

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    My book arrived yesterday by USPS Priority Mail. Some books may make it before Christmas.

    The book looks good. Thanks for publishing it, Giant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    I just posted this to the News page, but I'll add it here too:

    If anyone is planning on giving the book as a gift and it doesn't show up by Christmas, I've made a new PDF card that you can download and print out to announce the package's imminent arrival.

    Download link
    You probably have a thousand other things to do, but there are some art errors with various feet and hands on that card. As funny as always though.

    Edit: I don't care, personally. I'm not giving the book to anyone.
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    "He seems to be using some sort of psionic elk to see through the fog!"

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    So, silver-lining of late book cloud. An page of funny OOTS jokes. Since I had to go by way of local store I won't see any books this side of the year anyway so basically a bonus with no downside.

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    The best part is, if you're giving it to someone who isn't yet familiar with the new artwork, they won't know it's OOTS until they open it.

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    Should we assume that even domestic orders are still being packed and shipped? I have yet to receive even a notification that my order has shipped, let alone the actual book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sholos View Post
    Should we assume that even domestic orders are still being packed and shipped? I have yet to receive even a notification that my order has shipped, let alone the actual book.
    Same here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaxzan Proditor View Post
    Same here.
    Ah, I was just going to post with the same question. Was curious if anyone has gotten their book without a pre-ship email yet.
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    i maybe mistaken, but I do believe that it was said there would be no shipping email. I swear I read it somewhere around this forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sholos View Post
    Should we assume that even domestic orders are still being packed and shipped?
    "even domestic orders"? Are you expecting Ookoodook to treat domestic orders differently than orders from overseas?
    Not living in America I sure hope they don't.

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    I got my copy of book 5! Hooray!
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    Default Re: OOTS Book 5 - Blood Runs in the Family (plus 2015 OOTS Heroes Calendar)

    I still have not gotten my books and calendar. I'm in the US and used the cheaper pre-order shipping option. I'm not upset that my stuff isn't here yet, but since other people in the thread have gotten their stuff I am wondering how much longer I should wait before contacting customer service to make sure my order wasn't eaten by wolves (or stolen off my porch, probably not by wolves).

    Have other pre-order bulk shipping option people started getting their stuff yet, or just the Priority Mail people?

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