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rogifan

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New Paisley Park hardcover books now available.

https://officialpaisleypa...ions/books

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Part of the Paisley Park Archives exhibition tour book series. This full-color hardcover book takes the reader inside Paisley ParkÍs vast wardrobe archives for a close-up look at dozens of PrinceÍs most iconic fashions. Rich photography is paired with style details, sketches and commentary from the original designers, and more. 120 pages. Format: 9" x 13.75" hardcover.

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Part of the Paisley Park Archives exhibition tour book series. For the guitar aficionado, this full-color hardcover book details PrinceÍs legendary collection of guitars. Gorgeous close-up photos and incisive descriptions reveal intimate details of the musicianÍs instruments, from one-of-a-kind customs to time-worn favorites. 106 pages. Format: 9" x 13.75" hardcover.

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Part of the Paisley Park Archives exhibition tour book series. This full-color hardcover book details the history of PrinceÍs world-famous home and recording complex, Paisley Park, located in Chanhassen, Minnesota. From its opening in 1987 to present day, the iconic structure evolved to reflect PrinceÍs ever-changing style as well as to stay at the forefront of audio technology for the many musicians who recorded in its studios and sound stages. 94 pages. Format: 9" x 13.75" hardcover.

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Bring home an enduring visual memento of your time at Paisley Park during the four-day Celebration 2017 event with this magnificent 96-page commemorative hardcover book, featuring photos and information about Prince's legendary home and recording complex. Part of the Paisley Park Archives tour book series, only 2,000 copies have been made. Format: 9" x 13.75" hardcover.

All Celebration 2017 merchandise is exclusive to the event and only available to our guests who have purchased tickets to the event, for pickup at the event ONLY. Reserve your merchandise now and pick it up when you arrive. Quantity on all items is limited and some may sell out before the event. We highly recommend reserving your merchandise now to ensure your selection.
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Reply #1 posted 04/15/17 1:38pm

rogifan

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These books aren't that expensive for hardcover. All but one are $35. I wish we could see inside to get a feel for what the content is like. Is it mostly a picture book? I still might order though I'm sure shipping will be crazy.
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Reply #2 posted 04/15/17 3:17pm

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rogifan said:

These books aren't that expensive for hardcover. All but one are $35. I wish we could see inside to get a feel for what the content is like. Is it mostly a picture book? I still might order though I'm sure shipping will be crazy.


Well, I live in upstate NY, and I had two shipping options, both 3-business-days. They were both under $3. One was a "package", one was ...something else. I forget, but it might be the difference between a padded envelope and a box. I chose the latter and paid the $2+ for it. I bought three of the books (Fashion, Guitar & Bass, Museum Tour Book - I skipped the celebration book because it seems to be local only), and my total was about $96 & change.

You can calculate your shipping in your cart, too. I was surprised it was so cheap, but I should have mine by Wed or Thurs.

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Reply #3 posted 04/15/17 3:58pm

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TrivialPursuit said:



rogifan said:


These books aren't that expensive for hardcover. All but one are $35. I wish we could see inside to get a feel for what the content is like. Is it mostly a picture book? I still might order though I'm sure shipping will be crazy.


Well, I live in upstate NY, and I had two shipping options, both 3-business-days. They were both under $3. One was a "package", one was ...something else. I forget, but it might be the difference between a padded envelope and a box. I chose the latter and paid the $2+ for it. I bought three of the books (Fashion, Guitar & Bass, Museum Tour Book - I skipped the celebration book because it seems to be local only), and my total was about $96 & change.

You can calculate your shipping in your cart, too. I was surprised it was so cheap, but I should have mine by Wed or Thurs.


Ok they're using different shipping for the books then. I just pretended to order a $15 key chain and they wanted $12 for ups ground shipping.
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Reply #4 posted 04/15/17 4:15pm

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so as a european customer i can't order these yet?

i just tried signing up and adding my home adress
but it won't let me select a country other than us,
canada or mexico.

anyone know if this is indeed the case?

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Reply #5 posted 04/15/17 5:16pm

TrivialPursuit

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rogifan said:


Ok they're using different shipping for the books then. I just pretended to order a $15 key chain and they wanted $12 for ups ground shipping.


Holy shit, seriously? That's ridiculous.

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Reply #6 posted 04/15/17 5:43pm

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TrivialPursuit said:



rogifan said:



Ok they're using different shipping for the books then. I just pretended to order a $15 key chain and they wanted $12 for ups ground shipping.


Holy shit, seriously? That's ridiculous.


No kidding.
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Reply #7 posted 04/15/17 5:44pm

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IstenSzek said:

so as a european customer i can't order these yet?

i just tried signing up and adding my home adress
but it won't let me select a country other than us,
canada or mexico.

anyone know if this is indeed the case?


I don't think they have overseas shipping options yet.
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Reply #8 posted 04/15/17 5:58pm

darkroman

It's very sad indeed that whoever is running this shop is alienating all Prince fans across the world.

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Maybe I have it wrong and that all Prince fans only actually live in Minnesota?

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hmph!

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Reply #9 posted 04/15/17 6:05pm

TrivialPursuit

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darkroman said:

It's very sad indeed that whoever is running this shop is alienating all Prince fans across the world.

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Maybe I have it wrong and that all Prince fans only actually live in Minnesota?

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hmph!


Well that's a good bit of hyperbole.

"Despite everything, no 1 can dictate who u r 2 other people." - Prince
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Reply #10 posted 04/15/17 6:12pm

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It sounds like they're getting educated in shipping and using the less-expensive US Post Office.
That's the only way shipping on those books would be at such a low cost -- USPS media mail.
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I may take credit for educating them -- at least partially.
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I had purchased two of the keychains.
The total was $54.
But it was obvious from that cost that they were using UPS because they couldn't ship to our winter home mailing address, a PO Box.
I wrote them and asked for USPS to the PO Box and voila.
The shipping was in one bubble envelope that only weighed a few ounces. No, I didn't get a shipping refund but someone did hie it to the PO.
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But their shipping on those older items is way out of line. They could have tossed in an extra keychain with my order and still made extra money.
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I'm a 20+ year eBay seller. I know specialized shipping.
Paisley Park, don't make me come over there wink
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Reply #11 posted 04/15/17 6:16pm

laytonian

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There's no reason to not ship overseas. It's entirely possible with USPS.
Get off my lawn, you little whippersnappers (LOL)
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Reply #12 posted 04/15/17 6:25pm

IstenSzek

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rogifan said:

IstenSzek said:

so as a european customer i can't order these yet?

i just tried signing up and adding my home adress
but it won't let me select a country other than us,
canada or mexico.

anyone know if this is indeed the case?

I don't think they have overseas shipping options yet.


hmm, too bad neutral

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Reply #13 posted 04/15/17 7:26pm

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I just ordered 3 of the hardcover books and shipping in the US was $3, first class.
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Reply #14 posted 04/15/17 10:04pm

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Got excited. Added all three books to cart and no shipping outside North America and Mexico. Very dissapointed. Flippin amateurs.

If anyone wants to do a good deed and let me send the books to them to be sent on to me, I'd love you forever and Paypal you the shipping cost plus a little extra for your trouble. smile
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Reply #15 posted 04/15/17 10:49pm

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I'm ordering all three but need to find someone who's visiting soon to pick me up a couple of the special edition books.
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Reply #16 posted 04/16/17 12:14am

tbokris

These are not the way to do a book on Prince. 4 x 100-130 pages for $35 each? Why didn't they make 1 decent book and charge $50-60?

I doubt the quality of these books
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Reply #17 posted 04/16/17 12:19am

maplenpg

Agreed with everyone who is annoyed that these can't be shipped overseas. To much stuff we're missing out on or paying well over the odds because we can't buy direct.

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Reply #18 posted 04/16/17 12:34am

ForeverPaisley

tbokris said:

These are not the way to do a book on Prince. 4 x 100-130 pages for $35 each? Why didn't they make 1 decent book and charge $50-60? I doubt the quality of these books [Edited 4/16/17 0:16am]

I dunno, I kinda of like that they are in specialize volumes, it leads one to think they may add more in the future and also let people who may not be interested in fashion but yes on the guitars pick and choose to their interests smile

Then of course there's the rest of us that want it all foodnow biggrin

Extending our fundraiser for Safe Haven For Youth in Chanhassen to ALL fams! Commemorative Guitar Picks & Buttons (Org!) check Marketplace 4 info wave thumbs up!
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Reply #19 posted 04/16/17 12:38am

ForeverPaisley

I'll be buying these after my trip (don't want to NOT be here/in town when they attempt to deliver).

I don't mind ordering an extra or two but I know that shipping overseas can be hefty from Canada so not sure if it's worthwhile to do that sad

Extending our fundraiser for Safe Haven For Youth in Chanhassen to ALL fams! Commemorative Guitar Picks & Buttons (Org!) check Marketplace 4 info wave thumbs up!
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But it feels like a Million Days.
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Reply #20 posted 04/16/17 2:26am

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I'm really annoyed about this. I'm in the UK and there is already so much stuff we can't buy because it's pick up only! So basically unless you can afford to travel across the globe, plus accommodation, plus entry to the tour, that's the only way you can get your hands on half the merchandise for sale. These three books I suspected would be the same so I was momentarily 'over the moon' to find no mention of the words PICK UP ONLY and I could add them to my cart! I'd already registered, and I chose the PayPal option....all was well until it pulled me back to the address page to correct my Country and State!!

The irony is that I have emailed PP to find out if there is any way around this and whilst there has been no response, what I do keep getting is messages to remind me I've left items in my cart and i need to finish check out! Argh!! I would if I bloody could! Needless to say I have no family or friends currently residing in the US, Canada or Mexico so I just cannot think of a way around this! Seriously? In this day and age they can't ship worldwide? Even I can manage that when I sell stuff on eBay! Any suggestions for navigating this issue would be welcome.
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Reply #21 posted 04/16/17 2:30am

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lust said:

Got excited. Added all three books to cart and no shipping outside North America and Mexico. Very dissapointed. Flippin amateurs. If anyone wants to do a good deed and let me send the books to them to be sent on to me, I'd love you forever and Paypal you the shipping cost plus a little extra for your trouble. smile

I totally agree with you, Amazon keep doing this shit, only showing the Postage and Handling costs at the very end, when they have your card details and everything else, and the price is either ridiculous (More than the book itself) or they don't ship to New Zealand.

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Amazon need to stop this, and our Consumers Council are running a campaign to end "drip pricing" which is where advertisers do not show additional fees in their prices. Postage and Handling fees are notorious here in New Zealand, which might as well be Mars for the northern Hemsiphere. Even a poaperback I bought 2 years ago cost $12 for the book and about $35 for the shippage and handling.

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Concert and show tickets are notorious, as these are sold by "agencies" like Tickettek and Ticketmaster (Mostly faceless Australian corporations, who treat NZers like we are the colonial bull and wards and dependencets of them), who whack on additional levies, service fees, fees to print out tickets, even if you do it at home, and excessively high card fees.

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Shane had they said yes, 4 hardcover books from the US would have cost you at least $80 in their "Shipping" fees.

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Also annoyed here, virtually none of the new books about Prince are available yet and we only got afew memorial magazines all wildly overpriced.

Sign o the Times - 30 years old this month.
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Reply #22 posted 04/16/17 2:56am

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not for sale outside the US?? eek

then,


eBay is the only way for us european??

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Reply #23 posted 04/16/17 3:52am

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The studio and instruments books could have been combined imo.
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Reply #24 posted 04/16/17 4:49am

rogifan

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tbokris said:

These are not the way to do a book on Prince. 4 x 100-130 pages for $35 each? Why didn't they make 1 decent book and charge $50-60?

I doubt the quality of these books
[Edited 4/16/17 0:16am]

I'm glad it wasn't one big heavy book. These will be perfect for a coffee table or bookshelf. I have a Beatles Anthology book which is 400 pages and it just collects dust because it's so big and heavy. I just hope the quality of these books is good.
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Reply #25 posted 04/16/17 6:51am

laytonian

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I just ordered 3 of the hardcover books and shipping in the US was $3, first class.

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First Class mail doesn't make sense because it cannot exceed one pound.
Three books will weigh more than that.
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I'd want them boxed because bubble mailers do not protect from damage.
They shouldn't be shipping nice books in them.
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[Edited 4/16/17 6:53am]
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Reply #26 posted 04/16/17 10:04am

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laytonian said:

Doozer said:

I just ordered 3 of the hardcover books and shipping in the US was $3, first class.

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First Class mail doesn't make sense because it cannot exceed one pound.
Three books will weigh more than that.
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I'd want them boxed because bubble mailers do not protect from damage.
They shouldn't be shipping nice books in them.
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[Edited 4/16/17 6:53am]


I don't disagree, but the only other shipping choice was slower and differed in price by pennies. I would bet there's something in their Shopify account that needs to be adjusted to calculate shipping properly.
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Reply #27 posted 04/16/17 10:05am

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lust said:

Got excited. Added all three books to cart and no shipping outside North America and Mexico. Very dissapointed. Flippin amateurs.

If anyone wants to do a good deed and let me send the books to them to be sent on to me, I'd love you forever and Paypal you the shipping cost plus a little extra for your trouble. smile


I'll be glad to help you with that. Orgnote me.
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Reply #28 posted 04/16/17 11:33am

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Doozer said:

lust said:

Got excited. Added all three books to cart and no shipping outside North America and Mexico. Very dissapointed. Flippin amateurs.

If anyone wants to do a good deed and let me send the books to them to be sent on to me, I'd love you forever and Paypal you the shipping cost plus a little extra for your trouble. smile


I'll be glad to help you with that. Orgnote me.


Thank you so much. That's very kind of you. However, I received an org note from a friend in Australia who advised that here in NZ and also in Australia, the postal service have a system where you register for a U.S address and it goes to their warehouse where they ship it to you and for much cheaper than most companies who DO ship here will charge. Wish I'd have known before I bought all the other books I've been ordering but for this one, it's perfect.

Perhaps there's a similar service run by European postal services for others here.
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Reply #29 posted 04/16/17 11:57am

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lust said:

Doozer said:
I'll be glad to help you with that. Orgnote me.
Thank you so much. That's very kind of you. However, I received an org note from a friend in Australia who advised that here in NZ and also in Australia, the postal service have a system where you register for a U.S address and it goes to their warehouse where they ship it to you and for much cheaper than most companies who DO ship here will charge. Wish I'd have known before I bought all the other books I've been ordering but for this one, it's perfect. Perhaps there's a similar service run by European postal services for others here.



That's great. The offer stands for anyone who wants to use my US address.

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