Is 'Books of Zimbabwe' still trading?

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Mark The Convict

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I ask because I'm still waiting on 'Shadows in the Sand' which I ordered on the 15th, and no reply to emails. I know of one other who's been waiting 2 months. Anyone know anything, or should I try contacting their UK address?
 
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Mark The Convict

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#2
That's a no, I take it? The admins at New Rhodesia Forum can't contact them, and no sign of their Facebook page either so it doesn't look good.
 

Subsunk

War Hero
Book Reviewer
#3
Are they the guys who did all the reprints of the Rh SAS/Selous Scouts type-stuff? If they
have folded that would be a right kick in the pods. I'll email my slightly weird uncle in SA
(Last birthday present off him was an apartheid-era SA Navy ensign that honked of mothballs) and get the dope. Wait out.
 

Wordsmith

LE
Book Reviewer
#7
Might be worth a look on the Companies House website to set if they're trading as a limited company. The pertinent link is:

Companies House

Go to the web check service and you can search for company names. There is no Books of Zimbabwe registered, but there is a Books of Africa. You should be able to get the registered address off the Companies House website - that'll help you to do some further cross checking.

The other possibility is that they're not trading as a limited company. They could be a 'sole trader' - essentially a one man band for tax purposes. Or they could be working as a 'partnership' - two or more people who have banded together to trade. Sole traders and partnerships leave fewer traces in the publicly available records.

Wordsmith
 
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Mark The Convict

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#8
Result!

It has (apparently) just been posted from their UK address, Christ knows why.
 
#9
Mate, if you haven't already, check out bookdepository.co.uk. Huge inventory and there is no Aust gov tariff so books are about 40% cheaper than Oz. They post here for free as well. And no, I'm not spamming.
 
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Mark The Convict

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#10
You're not? Curses! *grits teeth* I've ordered from them a couple of times, a good source indeed. Thanks.
 

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