Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: vincereynard » Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:11 am

I have just bought the attached for the princely sum of ?2:50 + postage.

Then found it cheaper on EBay. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/400911592663

Drat!
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PostPost by: Rob P » Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:17 am

Thanks for the link Vince, just bought a copy :D
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:20 am

Thanks Vince -posted for ?4.00 for a hardback. That would appear to be a bargain. Saw other listing for same thing at over ?20!
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PostPost by: theelanman » Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:29 pm

doh......I bought mine for ?20 when they first came out........
as mother always said.....and I should have listened
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:36 am

If you buy from theworks seller on eBay and type in TODAY25 at checkout you should get 25% off your order. So a hardback delivered within the UK for just ?3.00.

Absolute bargain. Think I'll be searching their other stuff too!
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PostPost by: draenog » Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:41 am

elanfan1 wrote:If you buy from theworks seller on eBay and type in TODAY25 at checkout you should get 25% off your order.


Thanks for this. I wasn't able to enter the code in eBay (unrecognised), but it works if you use their website. The book is listed at ?3 with P&P being ?2.99. But they have free "Click and Collect" from any of their shops. As I'm in work during the day this is more convenient (and one of their shops is 5 minutes away) so I got it for ?2.25!

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PostPost by: Rob P » Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:07 pm

draenog wrote:
elanfan1 wrote:If you buy from theworks seller on eBay and type in TODAY25 at checkout you should get 25% off your order.

Thanks for this. I wasn't able to enter the code in eBay (unrecognised), but it works if you use their website. The book is listed at ?3 with P&P being ?2.99. But they have free "Click and Collect" from any of their shops. As I'm in work during the day this is more convenient (and one of their shops is 5 minutes away) so I got it for ?2.25!
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?2.25 Blimey my ?4 copy looks very pricey now :lol:
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:11 pm

Wow at ?2.25 it would be worth buying them in as once their stock has gone I'll bet the price goes back up towards the ?20 mark again. Selling at a tenner in the future would quadruple your money!!


And before anyone here asks -no I haven't can't be ars*d.
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PostPost by: S3FHC » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:50 pm

ordered a hardback copy last week, it was delivered at the weekend, read it in one go...

(not exactly taxing!) but superb all the same!

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PostPost by: pereirac » Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:24 pm

Looks like a translation of the french 'band dessinee' book of the same title - somehow calling it a "comic"or 'cartoon" seems wrong .. :)

[url]http://www.amazon.fr/Chapman-premi?res-victoires-Denis-Bernard/dp/2723484300/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1438723213&sr=8-9&keywords=chapman[/url]

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The french series is composed of three volumes, so I wonder how the english version compares ... I guess I will have to go and buy a copy to find out.. There are a couple of drawings of Elans in the series as well...:D

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PostPost by: pereirac » Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:29 pm

Discount code still works so ?2.25 for a copy if you collect from the shop... can't be bad :-)
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:12 am

Ordered @ ?2.25...

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PostPost by: Chancer » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:56 am

Pereirac.

That explains things, it seemed so familiar as a bande dessin?e yet so strange in comic book format and I agree, comic or cartoon doesnt do it justice but there just isnt a word in English to convey the meaning of bande dessin?e.

I looked at the Amazon.fr link but it was too much to expect it to be a similar price :roll: I was confused however by the words "album format" as opposed to Kindle format, do you know what that means? I'm guessing a hardback version of the bande dessin?e.

IMO the reason its being sold so cheap is that the comic book format was alien and unattractive to UK customers and it didnt sell.
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PostPost by: Chancer » Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:03 am

Gone up to ?8 now, I should have bought one.
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PostPost by: Rob P » Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:13 am

S3FHC wrote:ordered a hardback copy last week, it was delivered at the weekend, read it in one go...

(not exactly taxing!) but superb all the same!

:mrgreen:

As you say not too taxing but good bedtime read and appears to be pretty accurate from what I have read previously about the man and his career 8)
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