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Old 12-10-00, 10:07 AM
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Ok for the first time ever I need to pre-order a book. It comes out end on January. What online store will ship it so it arrives on the date or before it? Many thanks!
Old 12-10-00, 02:15 PM
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Hum... Chapters has done that to me a few times, but usually, you'll still only get the book either on or later than the release date.
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We buy a lot of books as well as DVD's, but it is much more difficult to predict book delivery than DVD delivery. There are only two comments that I can give.

Barnes & Noble almost shipped the 4th Harry Potter in advance of release until the publisher clamped down. Therefore, if your book is likely to be a popular best seller, I would bet that B&N will get it to you very quickly. If it is a specialized title, count on waiting forever, regardless of the release date.

Buy.com takes forever on any book we have ever ordered from them, just like in the case of a more obscure DVD title. Don't rely on them for fast delivery.

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Have you thought about ordering it from a local books store? Most of them can get things the day they come out even in small towns and may be quciker to go that way than online FWIW.

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