Yes, we are now accepting pre-orders for the upcoming Turbo 3.0 book. When pre-ordering, your credit card will be charged immediately and your book will be shipped when it becomes available in late Fall 2017.
The Turbo 3.0: Limited Edition and Turbo 3.0: Publisher Edition books are currently estimated to begin shipping in late Fall 2017. Pre-order shipments will be prioritized to existing owners of the Carrera 2.7 book before shipments begin to new customers. The Turbo 3.0 books will generally be shipped to customers based on the initial date the order was placed.
For those pre-ordering the Turbo 3.0 book, your credit card will be charged immediately and your book will be shipped when it becomes available in late Fall/Winter 2017. We offer a pre-order price guarantee that if the price of the Turbo 3.0 book changes between the time of placing your pre-order and the time your book ships, you will pay the lesser amount, even if the price increases.
If it is still available, you can order a book that matches your Turbo or Carrera's serial number. Please send your full chassis number and, ideally, a photo of the chassis number and several photos of your Porsche.
Remember that the last four digits of the chassis numbers are shared between model years and markets. For example, there are five 3.0-liter Turbos with the chassis number ending 0011.
For the first year after printing, low book numbers are reserved for the owners of the model who wish to request a book number that matches their Turbo or Carrera's chassis number. For the Turbo 3.0 book, this includes book numbers under 730 and for the Carrera 2.7 book this included book numbers under 1024
Please note that most unusual and Porsche related type numbers have already been purchased or reserved, including: 911, 930, 934/935, 2500, engine type numbers and the model years (74-79, 1974-1979). Demand for these special numbers is so high that it would have been possible to sell these many times over!
We cannot hold or reserve a book number for you without payment.
Generally orders for the Carrera 2.7 book are shipped within two to three business days, with the exception of special requests such as personalized signed copies or specific serial number requests which may incur a slight delay.
Pre-orders for the Turbo 3.0 book will ship late Fall 2017.
For most orders within the United States, the Carrera 2.7 book is shipped direct from the closest Amazon.com warehouse to you. For orders outside the United States, we ship from our own warehouse either in Seattle, Washington or from Germany. Orders with any special requests such as personalized copies or specific serial number requests are more complicated to fulfill and may incur a slight delay. These are typically shipped from our Seattle, Washington USA warehouse.
TURBO 3.0 BOOK
The Turbo 3.0 book is shipped from the United States. Buyers are responsible for any import duty and VAT. Import duty is 0% on books for the European Union and United Kingdom.
We have worked hard to ensure the shipping & handling rates charged to customers follow closely to our actual costs incurred. Our shipping & handling prices for each country are calculated tax-inclusive from the perspective of the country where the goods will be shipped. Insurance is included for all of our book shipments.
TURBO 3.0 BOOK
As the Turbo 3.0 book ships from North America, instead of North America and Europe like our previous Carrera 2.7 book, we are unable to offer discounted shipping charges to Europe. For all other locations in the world, the shipping charges are identical to the Carrera 2.7 book. We may eventually offer shipping within the EU, but currently have no plans for this.
CARRERA 2.7 BOOK
Despite being a very small North American publisher with no physical presence in the EU, we aim to offer lower shipping costs and delivery time to European customers. The cost to ship and insure our books from North America with USPS International is approximately $75 USD for a single book. Despite the large insurance, accounting, warehousing and labor expenses, we have reduced the shipping costs for our EU customers by utilizing a warehousing and shipping company in Germany.
Warehousing and shipping books from Europe results in quicker delivery of books to our customers at a more reasonable price. It normally takes 10-21 days for books to arrive to EU customers when shipping from the US; by warehousing in Germany we have reduced this delivery time to 3-4 days. Unfortunately, as Parabolica Press is based in the United States, the complexity and handling costs are significant even after amortizing across all the books shipped to Europe. Amortized handling costs must include the legal filing and registration fees, warehousing, fulfillment and logistics fees, special shipping boxes, etc. The net benefit is a win for European customers both in terms of drastically reduced delivery costs and reduced shipping delays.
Parabolica Press LLC is a United States business entity registered within Washington State. Tax is collected for all orders delivered within Washington State.
For purchases outside the United States, EU and UK, we cannot predict the additional charges or taxes that may be required. Customs policies differ in each country. Buyers should contact their local customs office for further information as the buyer is responsible for taxes and fees applicable in the territory to which the book is shipped.
CARRERA 2.7 BOOK
Books delivered to the European Union (EU) are delivered from either a warehouse within Germany or the United States. Buyers will be charged the German reduced 7% VAT tax rate for books as part of the checkout process, in addition to the original displayed price. Books are zero-rated in the United Kingdom and qualify for the 0% VAT rate, thus no VAT will be charged.
TURBO 3.0 BOOK
For Turbo 3.0 book pre-orders, the book ships from the United States, thus VAT/duty will be the responsibility of the buyer at the time of delivery. In the future, we may offer delivery of the Turbo 3.0 book from Germany, along with Germany's associated reduced rate book VAT, but have no plans for this currently. See "Do you offer a Pre-Order Price Guarantee?" FAQ entry for more details on VAT handling for orders.
We accept returns of items purchased directly from our online store within 14 days. Please send returns via a prepaid and insured method, including a copy of the packing slip and the reason for the return. Products returned must be in like-new condition and include all original packaging. Shipping and handling fees are not refundable. A 15% restocking fee may apply.
Yes. While the price of our books never goes down, we will offer the best price between when you placed a pre-order and when the book ships. Similarly, we will honor the lowest of either the original shipping rate you are charged or the shipping rates at the time we ship your book. We will refund any difference.
The only exception to this guarantee is VAT handling. If a change to our VAT liability between your purchase and shipping of the book occurs, we may adjust your order accordingly including either adding VAT (if required by law) or refunding VAT if payment of VAT was unnecessary.
For the Carrera 2.7 book, please contact us directly via firstname.lastname@example.org and we will prepare an invoice with all the appropriate details. Once an order has been placed and payment has been accepted the invoice cannot be changed.
As the Turbo 3.0 book ships from the United States, we provide is no special invoicing and all duty and VAT handling is handled by the recipient.
We offer wholesale agreements with select retailers purchasing in quantity. Please email email@example.com for more details. As we are a small publisher, advance payment is necessary and order minimums may apply. Shipping and insurance is charged at our cost.