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[*] posted on 5-27-2021 at 12:11 PM


After getting screwed by Amazon who was happy to take my Benchmark Baja California Atlas prepublication order and then put it on perpetual backorder, and then cancelling and ordering from Baja Bound only to find out that they too were backordered and not anticipating the next shipment until July 1, I received an email from Baja Bound today that my Atlas was shipped is shipping on 5/27.

It should be here after the holiday weekend. My faith in humanity is restored!

Amazon couldn't answer this question:

"Can you explain to me why Amazon, the world's largest bookseller, can't get the Baja California Atlas or even a status update when other third party outlets are already shipping it and it is available directly from Benchmark?"
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[*] posted on 5-27-2021 at 01:37 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Mr. Bills  
After getting screwed by Amazon who was happy to take my Benchmark Baja California Atlas prepublication order and then put it on perpetual backorder, and then canceling and ordering from Baja Bound only to find out that they too were back ordered and not anticipating the next shipment until July 1, I received an email from Baja Bound today that my Atlas was shipped is shipping on 5/27.

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Good deal. I did the same as you, canceled my Amazon order, and ordered w/ Baja Bound. Didn't realize it was on backorder until I got my order confirmation. Haven't heard anything about sooner shipping, hoping that they ship sooner for us as we are going to be in Baja from June to possibly August.
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[*] posted on 5-27-2021 at 03:20 PM


Amigos, you can order directly from Benchmark, too... They will have it before anyone else. It is only $26.95 + shipping from them.

The overwhelming excitement for this product has amazed everyone, I do believe! We all want to plan our Baja trips or just look at Baja when we can't be there!




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[*] posted on 5-27-2021 at 05:00 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Amigos, you can order directly from Benchmark, too... They will have it before anyone else. It is only $26.95 + shipping from them.


$26.95 + sales tax + Priority Mail shipping = $37.75.

But it will be fastest. :)
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[*] posted on 5-27-2021 at 05:23 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Mr. Bills  
Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Amigos, you can order directly from Benchmark, too... They will have it before anyone else. It is only $26.95 + shipping from them.


$26.95 + sales tax + Priority Mail shipping = $37.75.

But it will be fastest. :)


I wonder what the cost is normal shipping?
If you order my book, it is $29.95 and I don't add tax or shipping (if to a U.S. address)... Most addresses take 2-7 weekdays to get it.

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[*] posted on 5-27-2021 at 10:49 PM


I got the business from Amazon also. The last I heard, they said I should receive mine on June 17. I had ordered as soon as I heard about them being available. Amazon really dropped the ball on this one!



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[*] posted on 5-28-2021 at 06:09 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Mr. Bills  
After getting screwed by Amazon who was happy to take my Benchmark Baja California Atlas prepublication order and then put it on perpetual backorder,


Quote: Originally posted by jbcoug  
Amazon really dropped the ball on this one!


I suspect Amazon is an innocent party in this, and the source of delays is the publisher informing retailers of a delivery date, then the publisher failing to deliver as planned.







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[*] posted on 5-28-2021 at 08:05 AM


Both the publisher and Amazon shipped books the first week in May. On May 3, someone in Arizona reported on Facebook that they received theirs from Amazon. I got mine from Benchmark on May 4.

Very simply, it seems to me Amazon did not order enough and ran out before getting more in their regional warehouses. Amazon makes publishers ship to several locations in the U.S., not just one address. This can easily be why one warehouse runs out while others have not.

Benchmark will be printing more, as the first printing will be running out (far sooner than anticipated). A Baja wall map is also now in the works.




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[*] posted on 5-28-2021 at 09:38 AM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Benchmark will be printing more, as the first printing will be running out (far sooner than anticipated).

Good news for them :)




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[*] posted on 5-29-2021 at 09:07 AM


It's on eBay too.
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[*] posted on 5-29-2021 at 09:57 AM


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It's on eBay too.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/114798864830?hash=item1aba8ba9be:g:...




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[*] posted on 5-30-2021 at 06:12 AM


Amazon just shipped 2 ; will be on my porch June 1; will have to wait until we get back home; on the road roaming the Western states….
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[*] posted on 5-30-2021 at 09:33 AM


I pre-ordered (and paid) for mine the day DK said they were to be available (2 months ago?). Still nothing as of May 30. No notice from Amazon yet.


Quote: Originally posted by jbcoug  
I got the business from Amazon also. The last I heard, they said I should receive mine on June 17. I had ordered as soon as I heard about them being available. Amazon really dropped the ball on this one!




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[*] posted on 5-30-2021 at 10:08 AM


Orders for this new book must have just blown up Amazon's anticipations. Amazon was the first book dealer to offer pre-ordering, so they got hit hard with orders!

The way Amazon works is that the publisher must ship books to the different Amazon distribution centers, rather than to a single one for Amazon to send out. Amazon tells the publisher how many books to send and to where. Amazon didn't order enough, apparently!

Some people did get their Amazon pre-orders shipped the first week of May when the books were first available... the rest were back-ordered. Benchmark was next to offer pre-orders and being that they are the publisher, there was no delay. I got mine on May 4 from Benchmark's Phoenix distribution center. Baja Bound was the third to offer pre-ordering and also with the lowest price ($20). Discover Baja was next, and so on.

Many people either cancelled their Amazon order and re-ordered from another source or just ordered one more from another source, since Amazon is taking so long to get it figured out.

Baja Bound also ran out, but have ordered more from Benchmark. Benchmark also has another printing underway based on this amazing response.

If you want to see the main map in high detail, on your phone or tablet, get the Avenza digital map download, it is just $19.99 and you have it instantly... Plus, when in Baja, the gps of your device will spot you on the map.




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[*] posted on 5-31-2021 at 10:01 AM


$21.90 delivered from Amazon; was supposed to be $26.95 but price dropped since I ordered the maps ...FYI...
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[*] posted on 5-31-2021 at 10:25 AM


Sure beats the $600 price for a 10 year old Almanac!
Prices have been:
Baja Bound sold them at $20 to Benchmark and others at $26.95.
I was just happy to such a large, all-color Baja map atlas be less than $50!
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[*] posted on 5-31-2021 at 10:37 AM


This e-mail just arrived from Amazon:

Hello (name omitted),

You saved $5.05 with Amazon.com's Pre-order Price Guarantee! The price of the following item decreased after you ordered, and we gave you the lowest price.

Baja California Road & Recreation Atlas
Price on order date: $26.95
Price charged at shipping: $21.90
Lowest price before release date: $21.90
Quantity: 1
Total Savings: $5.05
You can track the status of this order, and all your orders, online by visiting Your account.
For more information about Pre-Order Price Guarantee, please visit the Help page.
Thanks for shopping with us.
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[*] posted on 5-31-2021 at 12:00 PM


I got the same email.

Map was delivered yesterday.




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[*] posted on 6-16-2021 at 08:06 AM


The latest Slow Baja podcast is now online to hear.
This episode is with Benchmark Maps and I about the new Atlas production...

https://slowbaja.com/podcasts/f/travel-talk-with-slow-baja-w...

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5NL1AKosv3yo7iBMtvTt1o




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