Author Topic: 'Red's Return' or a A Bloody Thanksgiving in 2015  (Read 5874 times)

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Re: 'Red's Return' or a A Bloody Thanksgiving in 2015
« Reply #30 on: (10:24:13/02-24-15) »
Kevin mentioned somewhere around here that there was a printer snafu and the new drop date is March 6. So keep antagonizing your local B&N store!
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Re: 'Red's Return' or a A Bloody Thanksgiving in 2015
« Reply #31 on: (16:31:25/03-01-15) »
Kevin mentioned somewhere around here that there was a printer snafu and the new drop date is March 6.

Missed this Patrick...thanks for the update.

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Re: 'Red's Return' or a A Bloody Thanksgiving in 2015
« Reply #32 on: (16:51:50/03-01-15) »
So beware the Pridie Nones of Martius  :P
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Re: 'Red's Return' or a A Bloody Thanksgiving in 2015
« Reply #33 on: (07:25:35/03-02-15) »
The "Ides of March"...???

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Re: 'Red's Return' or a A Bloody Thanksgiving in 2015
« Reply #34 on: (11:16:55/03-02-15) »
Ides is the 15th for March,

Pridie Nones Martius is the 6th of March, or the day of the (hopeful) release. :P
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Re: 'Red's Return' or a A Bloody Thanksgiving in 2015
« Reply #35 on: (15:15:09/03-02-15) »
Ahhh...Latin...now I know why it's dead... ::)

The fact that I'd been up most of the night on a plane could have been a contributing factor as well... ;D

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Re: 'Red's Return' or a A Bloody Thanksgiving in 2015
« Reply #36 on: (10:44:52/03-06-15) »
still no update at the stores, but then it is a Friday and the distributors are notorious for cutting out early so probably didn't update anyone before they headed out. :P

Hopefully Monday brings good news....
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Re: 'Red's Return' or a A Bloody Thanksgiving in 2015
« Reply #37 on: (12:09:05/03-06-15) »
There seems to be conflicting info from the local B&N store. "Says it released last month, but we don't have it in the store. There are a couple on order...but what the heck? It says I can't order it, and it's unpublished! Okay, this is messed up."

She said she'd look into it, but no promises. So no Crimson in the wild in the Texas Pothandle, at least not yet.
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Re: 'Red's Return' or a A Bloody Thanksgiving in 2015
« Reply #38 on: (13:46:04/03-06-15) »
Yeah it is giving the poor system a ministroke, but it can get worse.

Used to work in Recieivng for B&N so seen some of the shenanigans the system goes through.

With none in warehouse it can't even send out the automatic 2 copies a store should get but the system is trying to track the first 90 days of a product's release (something they came up with for sales trending and anticipating future interest in a series) but with none in stock there are no sales so that part is just sitting there twiddling virtual thumbs.

What will be really funny is if they don't get the book printed in the 3 month window, then the 90 day mark comes up and because there was no sales, it will pull the standing order at the store level  and tell the store to return the books to warehouse.  But there might not be a book to return so you get the command : Return 2 Stock 0.  Annoying glitch but really no harm no foul..... yet.

Now go forward a week or two and bam the book finally gets printed and sent to warehouse which may still have a standing order for 2 to a store so sends them to store. So now we are at Stock 2.

But wait... the Return code is probably still up as HQ may not have reset the Trending counter and refreshed min stock count so we are Stock 2 Return 2, meaning those 2 books will probably get pulled and put on the returns wall before they even hit the shelf, unless the Receiving personnel have the presence of mind to realize this is still a new release and override the return command and put out on the shelf manually.  They can not remove the return code without someone higher up the food chain adjusting the system count, but they can let the person covering sci fi section to add it to the list of no pulls so it gets a chance to be bought.

I had to do this for a few of the sci fi books/manga just to keep them on the shelf, so yeah ...

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Re: 'Red's Return' or a A Bloody Thanksgiving in 2015
« Reply #39 on: (17:18:21/03-06-15) »
That hurts my head just trying to follow it. And the way today has gone, it really didn't need any help.
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Re: 'Red's Return' or a A Bloody Thanksgiving in 2015
« Reply #40 on: (04:22:47/03-07-15) »
Inventory management IS a science...get it right and you're Walmart or Amazon...get it wrong and you're out of business ::)

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Re: 'Red's Return' or a A Bloody Thanksgiving in 2015
« Reply #41 on: (18:06:19/03-18-15) »
Still no sign of Crimson or Deniable Assets.

Wouldn't be so bad if they could update the expected release date. :P
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Re: 'Red's Return' or a A Bloody Thanksgiving in 2015
« Reply #42 on: (19:52:47/03-18-15) »
Not surprised about Deniable Assets - it's not due out until after Borrowed Time.

I check every day for Crimson...I want to add it to my collection, dammit! :)
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Re: 'Red's Return' or a A Bloody Thanksgiving in 2015
« Reply #43 on: (12:55:13/03-31-15) »
So....   Is there any news on the release for this?    First Valentine's Day, then March 6th....    Here it is, the end of March, and no sign of it.   BN doesn't know anything....

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Re: 'Red's Return' or a A Bloody Thanksgiving in 2015
« Reply #44 on: (15:22:31/03-31-15) »
Rumors abound that the main warehouse with the entire run of the novels mysteriously burned down and the only intact section of wall still standing was found to have the following written on it in soot and blood:

Fear The Dark

P.S. Seriously Red, Knock It Off....
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