## CAVEAT AVCTOR (WP34S)

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Walter
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### CAVEAT AVCTOR (WP34S)

For those of you interested in the WP34S (ancestor of 43S):

Please note that Amazon took CreateSpace 'home' early this year. In doing so, it changed its price policy (although it officially claimed nothing would change). Guess why?

Now, the author can't edit anything anymore at the WP34S and WP31S manuals being offered there or the price will be calculated newly inevitably. Meaning it would rise significantly, even when just a typo in the offer is corrected. My mails to Amazon's 'customer care' in this matter were not even answered. In consequence, I refuse to participate in this rip-off.

So for the time being and although the links given on https://sourceforge.net/projects/wp34s/ have to point to Amazon now, you can still get said printed manuals for the old price as offered under CreateSpace the time before that takeover. If you don't need a printed copy, however, you can get a personalized pdf of the WP34S Manual and Calculation Guide of 2015 (version 3.3 build 3778) directly from me for a donation of 9.00 US$to the WP34S project (renewing my offer of 2015); this is more, BTW, than the royalty Amazon pays to the author for each print sold. For future books or manuals to be printed on demand, I will certainly try finding another publisher. I recommend other potential authors to do the same. DM42 SN: 00041 Beta WP 43S running on this device HP-35, HP-45, ..., HP-50, WP 34S, WP 31S, DM16L toml_12953 Posts: 667 Joined: Wed May 03, 2017 7:46 pm Location: Malone, NY USA ### Re: CAVEAT AVCTOR (WP34S) Walter wrote: Fri May 31, 2019 10:35 am For future books or manuals to be printed on demand, I will certainly try finding another publisher. I recommend other potential authors to do the same. I can put it on Dropbox for free if you want PDF copies to be available. Tom L If I buy someone a drink to congratulate them, is it a Mazel Tov cocktail? DM10L SN: 059/100 DM41X SN: 00023 (Beta) DM41X SN: 00506 (Shipping) DM42 SN: 00025 (Beta) DM42 SN: 00221 (Shipping) Walter Posts: 1612 Joined: Tue May 02, 2017 11:13 am Location: Close to FRA, Germany ### Re: CAVEAT AVCTOR (WP34S) toml_12953 wrote: Fri May 31, 2019 3:58 pm Walter wrote: Fri May 31, 2019 10:35 am For future books or manuals to be printed on demand, I will certainly try finding another publisher. I recommend other potential authors to do the same. I can put it on Dropbox for free if you want PDF copies to be available. Thanks, Tom. I'll return to that offer as soon as I can pick up DM42s for free. DM42 SN: 00041 Beta WP 43S running on this device HP-35, HP-45, ..., HP-50, WP 34S, WP 31S, DM16L Jaymos Posts: 627 Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:03 pm Location: Cape Town ### Re: CAVEAT AVCTOR (WP34S) Walter wrote: Fri May 31, 2019 10:35 am ... In consequence, I refuse to participate in this rip-off. ...If you don't need a printed copy, however, you can get a personalized pdf of the WP34S Manual and Calculation Guide of 2015 (version 3.3 build 3778) directly from me for a donation of 9.00 US$ to the WP34S project (renewing my offer of 2015); this is more, BTW, than the royalty Amazon pays to the author for each print sold.

In April 2019 I paid to Amazon.co.uk GBP 28.93 for an ebook version of the WP34S V3.3 manual. I received an abomination of an ebook, broken, unreadable, with gibberish characters everywhere: a book devoid of any use.

I reported it to Walter directly, and he immediately solved the problem and sent me a personalised PDF copy. I printed and ring bound this on A5 to look similar to my HP manuals and am quite happy: the book is useful.

I am not complaining for paying the money. The book is good. My gripe/rant/complaint is that Amazon tried to produce an ebook, broke it, and sold me something utterly useless, and they got at least 20 of my pounds for their efforts and the author had to salvage their problem for them.

It does smell like a rip-off to me and I wouldn’t recommend Amazon for this book.

Jaco
Jaco Mostert
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C43 (WP34C) running on DM42 sn. 03818, HP42S for complex math; 32Sii, WP34S&C, HP28C, HP35s, EL-506P, EL-W506, PB700; owned FX702P & 11C; used HP67 & HP85. iOS: 42s (Byron), Free42, WP31S/34S, HCalc.

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### Re: CAVEAT AVCTOR (WP34S)

Jaymos wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:36 pm
Walter wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 10:35 am

... In consequence, I refuse to participate in this rip-off.

...If you don't need a printed copy, however, you can get a personalized pdf of the WP34S Manual and Calculation Guide of 2015 (version 3.3 build 3778) directly from me for a donation of 9.00 US\$ to the WP34S project (renewing my offer of 2015); this is more, BTW, than the royalty Amazon pays to the author for each print sold.

In April 2019 I paid to Amazon.co.uk GBP 28.93 for an ebook version of the WP34S V3.3 manual. I received an abomination of an ebook, broken, unreadable, with gibberish characters everywhere: a book devoid of any use.

I reported it to Walter directly, and he immediately solved the problem and sent me a personalised PDF copy. I printed and ring bound this on A5 to look similar to my HP manuals and am quite happy: the book is useful.

I am not complaining for paying the money. The book is good. My gripe/rant/complaint is that Amazon tried to produce an ebook, broke it, and sold me something utterly useless, and they got at least 20 of my pounds for their efforts and the author had to salvage their problem for them.

It does smell like a rip-off to me and I wouldn’t recommend Amazon for this book.

Jaco
I wouldn't recommend Amazon for much else either. I have lost count of how many shipments I have received where the cardboard was of poor quality, leading to a damaged package on arrival, with obnoxiously tedious and time-consuming efforts on my part in order to get in touch and having the problem solved.

Time to direct the cash flow towards the people who deserve it instead...
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wyattwong
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### Re: CAVEAT AVCTOR (WP34S)

I want to buy the PDF too and I have sent you a PM.

wyattwong
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### Re: CAVEAT AVCTOR (WP34S)

How can I buy the PDF ?

Walter
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### Re: CAVEAT AVCTOR (WP34S)

wyattwong wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:26 am
How can I buy the PDF ?
PM sent.
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