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Legends of the Iron Game

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:25 am
by Kazza61
Has anyone read Bill Pearl's 3 volume tome Legends of the Iron Game? The 3 volume set is $109 in the US but it doesn't post to the UK. Someone is currently listing the set on eBay UK though - with a starting bid of £200 which is double the US price. If anyone has had the opportunity to peruse it I'd be grateful for their review of it as even though I am very tempted, it is a lot of money. Would be good to know if others think it is worth it before I turn out my piggy bank.
Many thanks.

Re: Legends of the Iron Game

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:52 am
by Internalfitness
If you do go ahead, might be worth checking with a reshipper like: https://www.reship.com/ You get a one-use US address basically, then they send it on to you (for a fee). Course if they have heft then that £200 might be not far off.

Richie.

Re: Legends of the Iron Game

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:34 pm
by Kazza61
Thank you for that Richie - I’ll look into it.
Best wishes.

PS. It was a thoughtful recommendation but for a 6kg package (which is what the set is) it’d be around $100 for the cheapest service. Maybe the £200 from eBay is attractive after all.

Re: Legends of the Iron Game

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:24 pm
by peter yates
Tony, i have the set signed by Bill.It is very well put together and contains a lot of information about iron game pioneers.Our David gets a fair bit of coverage for his contributions, as well he should.If i was coming over to the UK i would not mind bringing them for you.However with the C-virus who knows when i can get there.
Regards,Peter.

Re: Legends of the Iron Game

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:53 am
by Harry Hayfield
peter yates wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:24 pm
Tony, i have the set signed by Bill.It is very well put together and contains a lot of information about iron game pioneers.Our David gets a fair bit of coverage for his contributions, as well he should.If i was coming over to the UK i would not mind bringing them for you.However with the C-virus who knows when i can get there.
Regards,Peter.
If I understand the rules as of this moment they are as follows:

Travelling from the United States to the United Kingdom: https://uk.usembassy.gov/travel-advisory/
Travelling from the United Kingdom to the United States: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/usa

Re: Legends of the Iron Game

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:16 am
by Kazza61
peter yates wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:24 pm
Tony, i have the set signed by Bill.It is very well put together and contains a lot of information about iron game pioneers.Our David gets a fair bit of coverage for his contributions, as well he should.If i was coming over to the UK i would not mind bringing them for you.However with the C-virus who knows when i can get there.
Regards,Peter.
That is more than kind Peter - and more than I could ask - but thank you for the lovely offer all the same.
I’m tempted to go ahead with the eBay purchase now you have confirmed that they are a worthwhile addition to the collection.
Best wishes.
Tony

Re: Legends of the Iron Game

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:11 am
by peter yates
Harry Hayfield wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:53 am
peter yates wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:24 pm
Tony, i have the set signed by Bill.It is very well put together and contains a lot of information about iron game pioneers.Our David gets a fair bit of coverage for his contributions, as well he should.If i was coming over to the UK i would not mind bringing them for you.However with the C-virus who knows when i can get there.
Regards,Peter.
If I understand the rules as of this moment they are as follows:

Travelling from the United States to the United Kingdom: https://uk.usembassy.gov/travel-advisory/
Travelling from the United Kingdom to the United States: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/usa
Thanks Harry, travel for me at this time is certainly not an option.Hope i can make it next year though.
Regards,Peter.

Re: Legends of the Iron Game

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:14 am
by peter yates
Kazza61 wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:16 am
peter yates wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:24 pm
Tony, i have the set signed by Bill.It is very well put together and contains a lot of information about iron game pioneers.Our David gets a fair bit of coverage for his contributions, as well he should.If i was coming over to the UK i would not mind bringing them for you.However with the C-virus who knows when i can get there.
Regards,Peter.
That is more than kind Peter - and more than I could ask - but thank you for the lovely offer all the same.
I’m tempted to go ahead with the eBay purchase now you have confirmed that they are a worthwhile addition to the collection.
Best wishes.
Tony
Tony, it would not be any trouble to do so, but it may be some time before i could make it over.You may not get a better deal than the price offered , but you never know.