I just thought I'd give some advice to the great zelda fans who are about to buy Hyrule Historia via a...co.uk, I rushed yesterday to buy it and was almost disappointed when I saw it was released on amazon.co.uk as well; but comparing the prices, it's much cheaper in dollars (almost -10£), even with the added shipping fees to Europe ! ;)
I agree, Europe tends to get ripped off on things like this and, as predicted, YET AGAIN they have not even bothered to convert the currency correctly. It costs $22 on Amazon US and it costs £22 from Amazon UK. How is that fair? Thanks for the advice, how much is shipping from the US to Europe?
The cheapest price on Amazon.com is $19.43 which converts to about £12.20. Shipping to the UK will cost you about £17.30 and take 18-32 days (at the cheapest). Alternatively, you pay £18.19 and can get it in 1 day. Seems like a decent trade off to me. However, I do agree that prices on Amazon.com are better than .co.uk. Look at the Kindle. £69 or $69 and they don't ship it internationally.
Limitd Edition can be preordered at Amazon.co.uk. Amazon.fr and Amazon.de are offering it too.
Maybe pre-ordering at multiple shops/amazons at the same time might be a good idea: - higher chance to get at least one copy of the limited edition book - if you get more than just one copy, you can re-sell on of them (for a higher price since it should be limited and easily sold-out)
According to Archonia.com the Limited Edition should be limited to 1000 copies worldwide while other sources talk about 4000 copies worldwide.
People forget that the US prices dont include tax. With tax it'd be around £17. We basically pay a quid more.
Oh and the euro conversion will never change. They generalise the pricing for the whole of europe, as every country has different tax laws which they can account for individually. Same with the US states, but their tax laws arent really too different to eachother.
Great! I just got a mail from Amazon.co.uk. My preorders (from november 2012) of the Hyrule Historia Limited Collectors Edition just got cancelled. Seems they didn't get enough books.
Hopefully my other preorder at Amazon.de won't get cancelled. (Otherwise I would be quite upset since I've made early preorders at both Amazons, so getting none book would be quite a shame)
Amazon.com currently lists a new re-release of the Final Fantasy The Sky artbook. The new release (summer 2013) consists of 3 instead of 5 books (the biographic books about Amanos life and work have been left out) and there's no autogramm/artcard from Amano included.