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Re: Re: Things that annoy you because you're a Romanov fan
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2016, 03:48:00 PM »
I had a similar situation to yours Ally a number of years ago with the '1903 Ball' Book. It was an expensive purchase $500+ and I been put off, or ignored entirely for over a year. I had emailed, called, and even posted on this form and got nothing. It wasn't until I brought it up (a year+ later) on an AP controversial thread... in which the thread exploded with others (who like us) didn't receive their books or refund. I then got a refund on the book, and the thread was deleted. But, as I've had the same email since 2004, I still have all the records/communication of the transaction. The situation had put a very bad taste in my mouth, and I have never ordered from Eurohistory since. (nor likely ever will -- as it seems things are the same). But it is a real shame. The books that Eurohistory puts are rare for this niche market, and I'd like to invest in them... if only one could get a hold of them without feeling like they're being taken for a ride.
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Re: Re: Things that annoy you because you're a Romanov fan
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2016, 04:43:44 PM »
I had a similar situation to yours Ally a number of years ago with the '1903 Ball' Book. It was an expensive purchase $500+ and I been put off, or ignored entirely for over a year. I had emailed, called, and even posted on this form and got nothing. It wasn't until I brought it up (a year+ later) on an AP controversial thread... in which the thread exploded with others (who like us) didn't receive their books or refund. I then got a refund on the book, and the thread was deleted. But, as I've had the same email since 2004, I still have all the records/communication of the transaction. The situation had put a very bad taste in my mouth, and I have never ordered from Eurohistory since. (nor likely ever will -- as it seems things are the same). But it is a real shame. The books that Eurohistory puts are rare for this niche market, and I'd like to invest in them... if only one could get a hold of them without feeling like they're being taken for a ride.

And speaking as a proofreader, their books are very poorly edited for the price...

I just sent them a pointed email and told them I want my money back.  We'll see what happens, anyway.
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Re: Re: Things that annoy you because you're a Romanov fan
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2016, 06:03:11 AM »
How do these clowns get away with this? 

This is no way to run a business.

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Re: Re: Things that annoy you because you're a Romanov fan
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2016, 01:45:24 PM »
Are you going to get your book?

I decided to wait for now, since I REALLY want the book and itīs terribly expensive when it appears on e-bay/amazon.

Laura - that is AWFUL. 500 dollars is a completely atstronomical sum! I agree completely with you that the books published by Eurohistory are rare and I donīt believe there are THAT many buyers. One would like to support the publisher like that, if only, besides interesting books, they offered decent customer service like any other professional.

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Re: Re: Things that annoy you because you're a Romanov fan
« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2016, 06:18:17 AM »
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Laura - that is AWFUL. 500 dollars is a completely atstronomical sum! I agree completely with you that the books published by Eurohistory are rare and I donīt believe there are THAT many buyers. One would like to support the publisher like that, if only, besides interesting books, they offered decent customer service like any other professional.

I agree.  You pay that much for a book you never receive.  I would be thinking of taking legal action against them if they ripped me off like that.

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Re: Re: Things that annoy you because you're a Romanov fan
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2017, 12:43:19 PM »
Update: I STILL DO NOT HAVE THE BOOK OR REFUND.

And my e-mails are ignored.

Do not purchase anything from Eurohistory. At this point I dare say I was robbed by them.

You what is my problem though? In November I sent them a pretty sharp e-mail. THAT e-mail did get an answer. And of course being the soft me, I immediatelly apologized for my anger. I shouldnīt have.

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Re: Re: Things that annoy you because you're a Romanov fan
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2017, 01:07:12 PM »
I have given up on Eurohistory, so I'm just going to eat my $40.00.  And I completely understand where you're coming from with the apology, as I'm the same way, but it's safe to say I will never order from them again, and I would not recommend them to anyone. 

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Re: WARNING: Buying from Eurohistory
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2017, 03:57:19 PM »
I felt that this topic deserved its own thread.  People must be warned about buying from Eurohistory.

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Re: WARNING: Buying from Eurohistory
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2017, 03:50:04 AM »
Thank you Tim!

I also believe people should be wary, because they will get nothing for their money. And the books by Eurohistory are not cheap!

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Re: WARNING: Buying from Eurohistory
« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2017, 07:06:16 AM »
Ismt Eurohistory managed by a member of this forum?

That s pretty terrible. 

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Re: WARNING: Buying from Eurohistory
« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2017, 12:01:15 PM »
Ismt Eurohistory managed by a member of this forum?

That s pretty terrible.

Yes, it is managed by a member of this forum... definitely terrible. 

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Re: WARNING: Buying from Eurohistory
« Reply #26 on: January 16, 2017, 01:08:50 PM »
Yup, terrible and SHAMEFUL.!

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Re: WARNING: Buying from Eurohistory
« Reply #27 on: January 16, 2017, 05:16:09 PM »
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Isn't Eurohistory managed by a member of this forum?

Well, then perhaps we should send this person a message:  Either deliver on the books that folks here have ordered, or refund their money.

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Re: Re: Things that annoy you because you're a Romanov fan
« Reply #28 on: January 16, 2017, 05:37:01 PM »
I have given up on Eurohistory, so I'm just going to eat my $40.00.  And I completely understand where you're coming from with the apology, as I'm the same way, but it's safe to say I will never order from them again, and I would not recommend them to anyone.

Can you take it up with your credit card company?

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Re: WARNING: Buying from Eurohistory
« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2017, 07:05:15 AM »
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Isn't Eurohistory managed by a member of this forum?

Well, then perhaps we should send this person a message:  Either deliver on the books that folks here have ordered, or refund their money.

And he s also an active member in several royal groups in facebook.

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