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Getting in touch with Vance Harlow - oxyhacker - Airspeed Press

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself - DIY' started by Pete.the.scuba.ewok, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. divad

    divad Solo Diver

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    Fair play to Airspeed Press...................... Great bang for the buck.
     
  2. gr8jab

    gr8jab Manta Ray

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    There are dozens of easy and straight forward DRM solutions, from Amazon, Lulu, Adobe, and others. If you don't like that, you can add custom document signing or watermarks to each PDF sold, so the original purchaser can be identified. Sure it can be broken/erased, but I can unbind one of those loose-leaf books and scan it into a PDF in 10 minutes anyway.

    My opinion is they should spend time marketing their books and expanding their inventory, not printing, binding, and mailing. Even if there were piracy, total sales would go up and cost-of-sales would drop dramatically. More volume, more margin.
     
  3. Ben_79

    Ben_79 Angel Fish

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    I ordered and paid for the reg maintenance book about 3 weeks ago, unfortunately I haven’t received a confirmation email and I am having issues trying to contact them. I’m Starting to think that I may of just wasted my money
     
  4. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it

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    Think less and be patient more
     
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  5. stepfen

    stepfen Manta Ray

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    FYI I ordered the same book last Sunday (30th of June) and I just received a shipping notice from Paypall (including tracking number).
    Good luck...
     
  6. roberlin

    roberlin Garibaldi

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    I ordered mine maybe a month ago. 13 days later I didn't have any confirmation or tracking. Then I sent them an email and they mailed it the next day. So you might try giving them a ping.
     
  7. Plamass

    Plamass Garibaldi

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    I ordered Oxyhacker but received Low Cost Boosters Instead, impossible to join them now.... i'll try harder.
     
  8. Jamie Ware

    Jamie Ware Garibaldi

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    Airspeed Press Homepage - Books For Serious Divers
    From Airspeed's website:
    IMPORTANT NOTICE!

    AIRSPEED PRESS, Publisher of VANCE HARLOW'S OXYGEN HACKER'S COMPANION HAS SHUT ITS DOORS FOR NOW.

    We Will Decide Later In The Year Whether Or Not To Re-open.

    I ordered and got refunded about a month ago. :(
     
  9. Dark Wolf

    Dark Wolf Solo Diver

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    That sucks. Been meaning to put in an order.

    DW
     
  10. OTF

    OTF Angel Fish

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    Same here, I was just thinking I should buy their books soon because these small publishers disappear all the time. Guess I was too late.
     
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