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Old 20 November 2010, 03:59   #1
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On the Edge: the Spectacular Rise and Fall of Commodore

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Just want to know if there's any place I can read this book:

On the Edge: the Spectacular Rise and Fall of Commodore

without paying $200 for it. I don't understand how it has become so expensive...
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Old 20 November 2010, 04:37   #2
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If this thread is accurate, you can wait for a second printing.
http://www.amiga.org/forums/showthread.php?t=55300

I've heard of supply and demand, but I think that level of price is silly for a book without nekid pictures of Madona.

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Having read it twice now I can say it's a brilliant book but $200 is a ripoff!
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Old 20 November 2010, 12:47   #4
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If this thread is accurate, you can wait for a second printing.
http://www.amiga.org/forums/showthread.php?t=55300

I've heard of supply and demand, but I think that level of price is silly for a book without nekid pictures of Madona.

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Thanks. What I'm not sure now if they are going to make a second printing, it's a new edition with more contents or it is a complete different book.

I've just found some chapters in pdf here: http://www.retrocomputacion.com/cgi-...=1226970524/23

Perhaps Amigakit could get information, as they were selling his book time ago.

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Old 20 November 2010, 16:27   #5
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you can buy or preorder the second edition now http://www.variantpress.com/books/on-the-edge
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Old 20 November 2010, 16:55   #6
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you can buy or preorder the second edition now http://www.variantpress.com/books/on-the-edge
Thank you very much. There all is stated clear:
Second Edition

This is the second edition of the book previously titled, "The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Commodore." This latest edition includes 15 additional interviews, dozens of period photographs, an accurate chronological presentation and more amazing first-hand stories than ever before

I have to see if I can buy from there... No, but I will from Amazon when it'll be available. And there, the old one isn't so expensive, it's only at $170.62

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Old 20 November 2010, 19:48   #7
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And there, the old one isn't so expensive, it's only at $170.62
It's only at $170.62?
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Old 20 November 2010, 23:29   #8
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It's only at $170.62?
Yes, I'm not sure if buying it or the other with more photos, interviews, etc for $29.95... (signed copies).

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You can have mine for $150.

Don't thank me just yet.
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Old 23 November 2010, 09:25   #10
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I've sent you a PM as I'm after selling my copy of the 1st edition. I'm not going to be reading it anytime soon! Plus I ain't after $100 + prices for it..
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We have just added Commodore: A Company On The Edge hard cover book to AmigaKit webstores:

http://amigakit.leamancomputing.com/...oducts_id=1010
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This is great. You're always giving a good response and I'm wishing to have that book.

I'll be buying it as soon as I will receive my new credit card, and I want to comment here about the problem I've had today, although I don't know if it's Paypal related or not, and it's off-topic:
The bank has sent me an SMS that I'd been charged 0,01€ and that that seemed an intent of robbery. It seems that it's the method: first you're charged for a very small amount in cents, and later if they are sucessfull, you can have a great charge on your account.

So be careful if you notice such a charge.

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Order placed through Amigakit. I want to see if that book is so good to ask $200 for it...
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Old 12 December 2010, 21:48   #14
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Order placed through Amigakit. I want to see if that book is so good to ask $200 for it...
This 2nd edition doesn't contain the 'Amiga' section as was in the 1st edition though... they are planning the 'Amiga years' into a 3rd edition... (I'm glad I waited until someone confirmed in another thread)...
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This 2nd edition doesn't contain the 'Amiga' section as was in the 1st edition though... they are planning the 'Amiga years' into a 3rd edition... (I'm glad I waited until someone confirmed in another thread)...
Yes, if I like it I will buy that 2 part with the Amiga years when it will be for sale, but I want to know the story from the beginning..
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Yeah, the early years are quite an interesting read I'm surprised the 2nd edition even came out as it kept getting pushed back all the time on Amazon for release.
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@Amigakit have you received the books to dispatch them yet?
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@Amigakit have you received the books to dispatch them yet?
Yes, they have been in stock for the last 2 weeks.
We have already allocated one to you, and we were waiting for the accellerators.
Now they have arrived, we can ship it all together.
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hey FOL, are you expecting any softcover versions? hardcovers suck to read in bed.
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hey FOL, are you expecting any softcover versions? hardcovers suck to read in bed.
No.
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