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Old 12-04-2005, 08:39 PM   #1
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Attention all DIY's.....

The Bently service manual is finally almost here. I already placed an order for mine. Here is the email I received Yesturday. Now you know what to ask the wife to get you for Christmas! I can't wait!!!

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Porsche Boxster Service Manual:
1997-2004

Porsche Boxster Service Manual: 1997-2004

Available December 15, 2005
by Bentley Publishers

ISBN: 0-8376-1333-7
Softcover, 8 3/8 in. x 11 in.
670 pages
909 photos, illustrations and diagrams
Includes 32 page color Boxster Familiarization section
Bentley Stock Number: PB04
Price: $99.95
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Dear Fellow Porsche Enthusiast,


Here at Bentley Publishers, we are putting the final touches on our
forthcoming Porsche Boxster Service Manual: 1997-2004
. This repair
manual covers the Boxster and Boxster S models with practical
explanations, step-by-step procedures and accurate specifications. We've
also included a 32 page color Boxster Familiarization section in the
front of the book, giving overviews of some of the systems and features
of the vehicle.


The Porsche Boxster Service Manual: 1997-2004
is scheduled
to be released December 15, 2005. With the holidays fast approaching, I
wanted to keep you informed about this release date affects our shipping
deadlines. Our standard UPS Ground shipping usually delivers your order
within five to ten business days, which would not be enough time to
guarantee delivery for Christmas. Since December 25th is on a Sunday
this year, we are recommending the following shipping methods for
delivery in the continental U.S. by December 25th.

UPS 2 Day Air - Cost $24.95
Place your order by Tuesday, December 20th

UPS Overnight - Cost $39.95
Place your order by Wednesday, December 21st

I'll send along another email when the book arrives in our warehouse. In
the meantime, if you have any further questions about the Porsche
Boxster Service Manual: 1997-2004
, visit
www.BentleyPublishers.com or contact
me directly by phone at 617-528-4065 to place your order.


Sincerely,
Maurice Iglesias
Sales & Marketing Manager

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Old 12-05-2005, 05:53 AM   #2
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Not to burst your bubble but I ordered the same manual on Amazon for $62.97 with free shipping. Sure, I may not get it until the first of the year but so what, I don't have any DIY projects comming up that can't wait an extra week.

Shipping Details (order will arrive in 1 shipment)
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Shipping Method: FREE Super Saver Shipping
Shipping Preference: Group my items into as few shipments as
possible

Subtotal of Items: $62.97
Shipping & Handling: $3.99
Super Saver Discount: -$3.99
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Total for this Order: $62.97

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Shipping estimate for these items: December 23, 2005 - December 30, 2005

Delivery estimate: December 29, 2005 - January 7, 2006

1 "Porsche Boxster Service Manual: 1997-2004 Boxster, Boxster S"
Bentley Publishers; Paperback; $62.97
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Old 12-05-2005, 08:46 AM   #3
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Oh, yeah!

Just preordered mine on Amazon. Should get here WAY before March, when the car wakes up from hibernation..

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Old 12-05-2005, 04:54 PM   #4
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I think we should organize a group buy for this. How about it, Brucelee?
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Old 12-05-2005, 04:59 PM   #5
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Speaking as a publisher (which is what I do for a living) who sells wholesale to Ingram, who then resells to Amazon.com, I can safely say that the price that Amazon.com is offering is wholesale + 2%. You won't do any better on a group buy from the publisher.
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Old 12-05-2005, 06:13 PM   #6
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Speaking as a publisher (which is what I do for a living) who sells wholesale to Ingram, who then resells to Amazon.com, I can safely say that the price that Amazon.com is offering is wholesale + 2%. You won't do any better on a group buy from the publisher.
That's too bad. It would be fun to get a few hundred of us lining up for the book I guess Amazon it is!
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Old 12-06-2005, 09:04 AM   #7
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this is great news for Boxster owners. One minor project and the book is paid for.
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Old 12-16-2005, 09:05 AM   #8
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I got the book today. All I got to say is every boxster owner should own one of these if they do any work on the car or just want to know more about it. I would've paid 3 times what I paid. It even covers engine removal! Great book.
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Old 12-16-2005, 10:58 AM   #9
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You mean to tell me you poor souls have had to wait EIGHT years for someone to make a service manual for the car!?"

Geeeeeeez. I'm never going to see one for 987 any time soon am I?
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Old 12-16-2005, 02:20 PM   #10
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I just ordered the book, lets hope it covers clutch lines in detail.
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Old 12-17-2005, 06:47 AM   #11
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You mean to tell me you poor souls have had to wait EIGHT years for someone to make a service manual for the car!?"

Geeeeeeez. I'm never going to see one for 987 any time soon am I?

The 987 and 986 are pretty similiar. I bet you would be able to use this book as a great reference on your 987!
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Old 12-18-2005, 06:41 PM   #12
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I just ordered mine from Amazon, too. Great price at $62.97!

Wal-Mart.com has it for $59.19 which I thought was even better, BUT when you add in shipping and 5% state sales tax, it comes to $64.62. Perfect excuse not to buy from Wally World.

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Old 12-18-2005, 07:29 PM   #13
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You mean you're walmart actually has a Bently service manual for 986's on the shelf or did they say they will order it for you? I can't see my local Walmart carrying something like that but maybe I should check out the book section more.
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Old 12-19-2005, 05:14 AM   #14
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Actually, I did a google search for "Bentley Boxster Manual" and Walmart.com came up in the search with a price of $59.19. But since they have stores in all 50 states, they must charge sales tax in any state that has it, so you must add that in, along with about $3.00 to ship.


Amazon does not have a brick-and-mortar store, so they are not (yet) required to charge sales tax, and they offer a free shipping option on orders over $50 (I think). So, while their price is higher than Wally World, it turns out to be about $2 cheaper from Amazon.
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Over at ppbb one of the users loaned Bentley their car for them to use in some of the preparation for this manual, they also got an early copy and have been reviewing some of it. More importantly though Bentley are going to do a free tech session linked to this in Boston in early January where people can go to their facility in Boston and they'll demonstrate some of the tasks from the book on a Boxster for us.

The organizer is the editor of www.RainyDayMagazine.com I think there are probably places available still for people in the area. Search for posts by rainydaymagazine on the board.

There's also talk of a group discount tied to the session although it's hard to see how they could beat the Amazon/Walmart prices.

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Old 12-20-2005, 02:48 PM   #16
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I just found out from Amazon that my Boxster Service manual will not ship atleast until the 30th of December or possibly as late as the 10th of January 06' they didnt give any reason.
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Old 12-22-2005, 05:48 PM   #17
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A friend of mine sells the Bentley Manuals and he says that his distributor has not yet received them either. He says Bentley is notorious for being slow to send out product.
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I guess I paid alittle more then some but I've already had mine for a week. Actually, I didn't even pay for it. hehe
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I actually received my book on the 22 nd. with free shipping from Amazon because I complained. Its pretty informative Im happy with it.
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I actually received my book on the 22 nd. with free shipping from Amazon because I complained. Its pretty informative Im happy with it.
Ok, what did you complain about? That they changed how long they said it would take after you placed the order?

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