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Locked 'set your price' for EU citizens

Hi,  I’d love to ‘set my price’ for my first book… but the service isn’t available outside the USA

When will it be possible to use it in Europe?  Is it just a matter of tax?

Posted by
frankieper
Sep 5, 2007 5:56am PDT
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frankieper
 

the issue is relevant to Canada and of course other countries too.  I find it odd that Amazon does not have any difficulty issuing checks to clients no matter where they happen to live. Perhaps Blurb should take a closer look at the Amazon model.

Posted by
Fotoglobe
Sep 5, 2007 6:47am PDT
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Fotoglobe
 

Hi Frankie,

We’re working on making Set Your Price  available outside of the U.S., but we don’t have a launch date at this time. Here is another thread in which your question is discussed. We do offer volume discounts should you wish to distribute and sell your books in stores closer to where you live.

-Allison 

Posted by
allibehr
Sep 5, 2007 9:04am PDT
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allibehr
 

Or, as we pay by credit card, why can’t the remittance simply be applied to the card with which we made the original purchase? Maybe I’m missing something here…

Posted by
kuzey
Sep 5, 2007 9:04am PDT
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kuzey
 

You could look at crediting the credit card used to pay? The on-line casinos do this in EU

 Mike

Posted by
mikearther
Sep 8, 2007 2:11pm PDT
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mikearther
 

WHY OH WHY OH WHY isn’t this mentioned in the we-are-of-so-wonderful sign up splurge? If I had known this previously I would have thought twice about putting the WEEKS of effort in to putting my first book together. The whole point of publishing a book is to SELL it at profit  – not just buy copies myself and sell on personally. I don’t have the funds necessary to buy my own stock. Isn’t that the whole point of using a print one at a time service? 

I was really looking forward to seeing a few people buy my book and am desperately disappointed that non-US residents can’t set their price. If you can take our money you ought to be able to open ALL your options to us. 

 The way it is at the moment – I put all the effort in to producing this and IF I allow it to be sold I get NOTHING from the sale? Am I reading that correctly? Are you serious? 

 /rant

Posted by
SusanCollins
Oct 2, 2007 5:55pm PDT
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SusanCollins
 

In the company where I work, we have an active reward program for Channel partners sales reps worldwide, based on a VISA debit card.
This has been of great help for us to solve the issue of currency.

The sales rep has to register in the reward program and then he receive an "empty" VISA debit card with some personalization (colors and logo of the company).

Selling our products the sales rep get money loaded on the debit card from my company (in $ if he sell in $, in EUR if his pricefile in EUR, etc.)

In the registration form the sales rep has to declare that taxes are of his sole responsability.

This method is working worldwide. No limitations. No problems with preferred currency. No tax issues.
Have you take in consideration this possible option?

Posted by
brunix
Oct 2, 2007 10:56pm PDT
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brunix
 

hello from france!... any fresh news on this topic???

Posted by
frankieper
Nov 7, 2007 7:16am PDT
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frankieper
 

Here you go – http://forums.blurb.com/forums/6/topics/759#posts-3625

 

Posted by
norcaljhawk
Nov 7, 2007 12:01pm PDT
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