Black Library, my favorite publisher, totally trolled me. . . .

BL has this service to print books on demand of their fiction. Starting to be a major 40k fan, I took this opportunity to buy some fiction I wouldn't find in stores. This book in question costed me about 42 bucks including shipping and took about 3 weeks to arrive.When the book arrived in the mail, I was very excited to read it.

Until I opened it up to find....

.

To see that they printed and shipped me a different book with the cover of the book I wanted. . . . .

MOTHER FUCKERS! =/

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Posted by Seedofpower

BL has this service to print books on demand of their fiction. Starting to be a major 40k fan, I took this opportunity to buy some fiction I wouldn't find in stores. This book in question costed me about 42 bucks including shipping and took about 3 weeks to arrive.When the book arrived in the mail, I was very excited to read it.

Until I opened it up to find....

.

To see that they printed and shipped me a different book with the cover of the book I wanted. . . . .

MOTHER FUCKERS! =/

Posted by Tim_the_Corsair

Oh shit, oh shit, oh shit, gotta...

No, fuck it, BAHAHAHAHAHA! oh man, that is god damn hilarious!

Anyway, sucks that it happened, but BL have pretty rad customer service. They might even compensate you with free stuff.

Posted by Seedofpower

@Tim_the_Corsair: Yeah, I shot them an e-mail. Just waiting around for a response.

Posted by AhmadMetallic
@Tim_the_Corsair said:
Oh shit, oh shit, oh shit, gotta... No, fuck it, BAHAHAHAHAHA! oh man, that is god damn hilarious! Anyway, sucks that it happened, but BL have pretty rad customer service. They might even compensate you with free stuff.
i like free stuff 
Posted by RIDEBIRD

That sucks dude, but maaan is that one stylish cover.

Posted by SeriouslyNow

You should keep that. Rare misprints of rare run books in mint condition can earn you money as investments if those books become popular or are part of a collection.

Posted by Doctorchimp

They'll probably tell you they're sorry and they'll let you keep that book and send you the book you wanted.
 
Send it with express shipping with a slipcover for Necromunda Omnibus 1.
 
That's how I'd handle it.

Posted by Seedofpower

@Ertard said:

That sucks dude, but maaan is that one stylish cover.

Yeah, also no bar code on the back. Which makes the Iron cross look more badass.

Posted by JCTango
@SeriouslyNow said:

You should keep that. Rare misprints of rare run books in mint condition can earn you money as investments if those books become popular or are part of a collection.

Yeah, I agree.  It's like one of those one-of-a-kind rare finds.  I'm sure someone would pay top dollar for mistakes like that.
Posted by Seedofpower

@JCTango said:

@SeriouslyNow said:

You should keep that. Rare misprints of rare run books in mint condition can earn you money as investments if those books become popular or are part of a collection.

Yeah, I agree. It's like one of those one-of-a-kind rare finds. I'm sure someone would pay top dollar for mistakes like that.

Huh, I'll keep that in mind then. The book that is in my book is actually a series of books about 160 pages each that have been out of print for about 6 years.

I have the original Space Marine novel by Ian Watson my shelf and I remember the original copies of that going for 120$ on amazon before the Print on Demand came out.

Edited by Aronman789

Wait, they print things on demand? Well fuck, I gotta go get me a damn copy of Liber Chaotica then. 
 
EDIT: Fuck they don't offer it for that one.

Posted by Seedofpower

@Aronman789: Only certain books though. Usually in the form of a collection. Right now they only have about 20 or so books available.

Posted by Bucketdeth

Haha, well that does suck but is also very interesting. I just began reading the Horus Heresy series and it's pretty fucking good so far.

I'd keep that item also, could be worth some money, or not.

Posted by iam3green

they are trolls it looks like. pretty cool that they have printing available right there.

Posted by Napalm

Black Library? So racist.

Posted by Vodun

@SeriouslyNow said:

You should keep that. Rare misprints of rare run books in mint condition can earn you money as investments if those books become popular or are part of a collection.

A print-on-demand book? I doubt it...

Posted by oblique_

As someone who owns over a hundred Black Library published books, I am very very sorry that this happened to you. I would have cried. If you need a hug please tell me.

Posted by Sitoxity

Wow...that's pretty funny.

Though I've discovered that Games Workshop in particular have amazing customer service, both on the phone and in store. So if they share the same service department, you should be getting that stuff sorted out pretty quickly.

Posted by Makoto_Mizuhara_Sakamoto

They see me Trollin'... 
They hatin'... 
Pa-trollin' and tryin' to catch me posting dirty!

Edited by Grissefar

@Napalm said:

Black Library? So racist.

Yeah, what is this? Is he calling black people trolls? Because that sounds racisssst. To me.