Taschen 2021 -July 8–11 - Display Copy Sale 25%-75% Off *

Discussion in 'Coupons, Discounts & Sales' started by stereoptic, Jan 28, 2021.

  1. stereoptic

    stereoptic Anaglyphic GORT Staff Thread Starter

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    NY
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  2. floyd

    floyd Senior Member

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    Spring Green, WI
    I was looking at this sale. I am a bit concerned about what display copy means. Display copies can be pretty beat up then the price is not so good.
     
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  3. Gregalor

    Gregalor Forum Resident

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    Los Angeles
    I’ve ordered many big expensive books from these Taschen sales over the last few years and I’ve never gotten anything less than impeccable condition.
     
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  4. floyd

    floyd Senior Member

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    Spring Green, WI
    Thanks good to know.
     
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  5. stereoptic

    stereoptic Anaglyphic GORT Staff Thread Starter

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    The 3 books that I ordered looked brand new to me. The hardcovers were wrapped, had the paper covers and 'cracked' when opened. :thumbsup:
     
  6. Expresbro

    Expresbro Well-Known Member

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    Dublin, Ireland
    I picked up the two Linda McCartney photography books and they are perfect. Beautiful books actually. Thanks for the tip off
     
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  7. Son of Dork

    Son of Dork Well-Known Member

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    Philadelphia
    I ended up getting the 'Atlas of Human Anatomy' book and it's impressive (and arrived in perfect condition shrink-wrapped). I get the impression that when they say "Display" books they are referring to the size and quality of the books (not that they were display/floor copies in a store that were handled by the public). From what I gather, these are books that (on top of reading), you can also leave them out on tables etc to show them off (the Taschen site also sells stands for them). Either way, after seeing the quality of the book I ordered, I wish I ordered a few more (some of those Frank Lloyd Wright books looked nice). Thanks again to the OP for the heads-up - I'll be checking back on that site regularly for more sales.
     
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  8. stereoptic

    stereoptic Anaglyphic GORT Staff Thread Starter

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    NY
    I ordered the stand, but I haven't set it up yet. It should make it a bit easier to read the Little Nemo oversized collection.
    I could kick myself that I didn't wait (a month or so) for that Krazy Kat collection for $75, marked down from $200. I had just bought it for $150, third party, incorrectly guessing that it wouldn't be included in the upcoming sale.

    I think that Taschen runs a similar sale in July. Heh, the free catalog is a quality piece itself!
     
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  9. Gregalor

    Gregalor Forum Resident

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    Los Angeles
    A lot of their books could actually be used as tables. I’m actually about to move a bunch of them to my storage until because the coffee table really needs a break from them.
     
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  10. floyd

    floyd Senior Member

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    Spring Green, WI
    The Frank Lloyd Wright book is very nice a great collection of photos and drawings covering his whole career. I have most FLLW books ever published and the big one Taschen has right now is very good.
     
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  11. hoffmanuser2020

    hoffmanuser2020 Forum Resident

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    Los Angeles, CA
    Taschen has a summer sale on July 8 - 11. Same conditions as before: 25-75% off on "display copies".

    If any of you bought from the sale last time, how were the "display copies"? Were they shrink-wrapped? Mint condition?
     
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  12. Gregalor

    Gregalor Forum Resident

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    Los Angeles
    In shrink or custom box as always, and always mint. If they really are display copies, Taschen stores have the most well behaved customers in the world. You can definitely buy from these sales with confidence.
     
  13. DapperGentleman

    DapperGentleman Forum Resident

    There are some great titles in this sale.

    First off, those books that were originally $200? They are massive, heavy, enormous books for the most part. Check Amazon to get the weight. You can't just flop on y our couch and enjoy them, you have to plan ahead.

    Here are a couple of titles I recommend. These, too, are big books. (The L.A. Noir is 7 pounds, the other two are 9 pounds each), but they are handsome and would make good gifts. Maybe stockpile now for Christmas?

    Dark City. The Real Los Angeles Noir - TASCHEN Books

    The History of Graphic Design. Vol. 1. 1890–1959 - TASCHEN Books

    The History of Graphic Design. Vol. 2. 1960–Today - TASCHEN Books

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    PS: I had to laugh out loud when I saw a 3-star Amazon review of the Bjark Ingels Architecture title currently in Taschen's sale. This is a massive 730-page paperback book that weighs 5 pounds. These book guys are as bad as us record guys:

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  14. hoffmanuser2020

    hoffmanuser2020 Forum Resident

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    Los Angeles, CA
    I have several Taschen books, but I've bought them all via Amazon.

    One thing I don't like about this Taschen sale is that you need a Taschen website account to order from them, and I don't like the idea of creating yet another online account. It seems like non-technology companies (e.g. retailers) are horrible at protecting customer info and passwords.
     
  15. starfieldroad

    starfieldroad chew up your love then swallow

    fyi: you can be a one time buyer, you don't need an account

    also: they're doing the sale again right now and there are some music titles in there.
     
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  16. Comicsanstombstone

    Comicsanstombstone Forum Resident

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    LA
    I picked up the Krazy Kat Sundays book (well, I bought it, picking it up may require a winch).
     
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  17. stereoptic

    stereoptic Anaglyphic GORT Staff Thread Starter

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    NY
    I bought the large stand for the Krazy Kat and Little Nemo books. Now, I need a larger bookcase!
     
  18. DapperGentleman

    DapperGentleman Forum Resident

    Taschen has added their huge Basquiat book to the sale This thing is ridiculous it's so big. It comes in its' own cardboard box.

    Priced at $100, down from $200. Compare the 'value' to that Neil Young $100 reissue.

    Jean-Michel Basquiat - TASCHEN Books
     
  19. hoffmanuser2020

    hoffmanuser2020 Forum Resident

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    Los Angeles, CA
    I find these Taschen books to be amazing for two reasons:

    1. I know about the well-known painters, but there's a whole world of art and artists out there that I'm not aware of. That's all on me, of course.

    2. There are a lot of painters from the Renaissance era that painted some pretty disturbing stuff. I'll stick with 20th century impressionism / post-impressionism, thank you.
     
  20. hoffmanuser2020

    hoffmanuser2020 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Here's an email exchange I had with Taschen reps via email:


    There is a note on your website saying that books on sale are "Display Copies". What does that mean? Are these book that are handled by customers in your stores? Or are they mint condition in shrink-wrap?

    The books are display copies which have been handled by customers in the stores, or are otherwise imperfect in one way or another.

    The majority of the books on your website are currently listed as "SALE". If I want to buy a brand new book (mint, not a "display copy" handled by customers), how would I specify that?

    At the moment, it is not possible to order only new copies. Once the sale is over, you will be able to place an order for a new copy. This should be possible Monday morning.
     
  21. DapperGentleman

    DapperGentleman Forum Resident

    I wouldn't worry about scuffed up books. I think someone else said they've never had a scuffed-up one. Me neither. BUT the postage costs are high, because some of the books are huge. It's not that much less expensive than Amazon sometimes.

    Over the last year, how many bookstores were open? And how many had customers? And how many customers were thumbing through Taschen books? And do bookstores even accept returns anymore? I guess Taschen might be referring to store stock in their own stores but that must have sold by now - I'll bet you're buying new copies if you buy today.
     
  22. Walt

    Walt Forum Resident

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    Baltimore, MD
    I ordered a few books from one of these sales a few years ago and they all arrived sealed and in minty condition.
     
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  23. Comicsanstombstone

    Comicsanstombstone Forum Resident

    Location:
    LA
    My Taschen order arrived today. The gargantuan box on my doorstep briefly made me wonder what piece of furniture I'd ordered and forgotten about.
     
  24. Walt

    Walt Forum Resident

    Location:
    Baltimore, MD
    My order from two years ago was huge, too. I lived on the third floor in an apartment building and remember hearing the UPS driver panting as he brought up my order (four Crumb sketchbooks and that ginormous Bosch book they printed).

     
  25. KazJY

    KazJY Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Chicago Burbs
    That's awesome that they pack well. I only own one (James Bond Archives), but went to bed last Sunday night wondering if I should have bought something. Next time for sure. For those that ordered - same as the previous comments where you rec'd a shrink-wrapped / custom boxed item?
     

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