Facebook and Amazon

I receive many requests to join social networking websites, such as Facebook.

I regret that I have to ignore them as I have not the time to get involved. My apologies to those who have asked me to sign up to Facebook and other similar sites.

Secondly, it has been brought to my attention that Amazon continues to sell first editions of “The Challenge” on a steady basis for prices in excess of £200 (approx. 300+ USD) for a clean signed copy.

May I suggest owners do not lend their copies to anyone as so often they come back soiled in some way and it is common, as well, that you cannot remember exactly to whom you lent your book. Fine for me to sell you another copy, but hardly good for you.

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About the Author: Gerald Binks began breeding budgerigars when he was 12 years old and is now arguably the most knowledgeable budgerigar fancier in the world. He has bred his fair share of Best in Show birds, judged in no less than 20 countries, founded the World Budgerigar Association, and has published two of the three classic books on the hobby. His stud in the UK attracts fanciers from near and far and is always high on the list for those wishing to purchase BA23 quality budgerigars.

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  1. Hope you don’t mind a few suggestions/observations on this page.

    Facebook: I also do not have the time for such ‘social networking’, but I use it to advertise any special events, such as exhibitions. It is very undemanding if used in this way and is just another means of publicity. It might be another way of directing people to your website and book.

    4th paragraph (“May I suggest…”): I’d be inclined to delete this and replace with a paragraph suggesting people buy clean signed copies direct from you – it being far cheaper than Amazon.

    Comments: Under ‘Leave a Reply’, the field titled ‘Mail (will not…)’ is rather confusing. Would it be possible to change it to Email?

    Jill Swainson, UK

  2. Webmaster says:

    Hi Jill – thanks for your comments.

    Using Facebook (or other social networks) as another means of publicising this site may be an option at some point – but we have our hands full running this site let alone any others at the moment. One for the future, perhaps.

    Regarding the ‘Leave a Reply’ form: that’s a good spot. We have now added an ‘e’ to ‘Mail’. Thanks.

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