I spoke to the customs people and I think we should be okay.
1) Merchandise should be less than $2,000 total
2) Package should not weigh more than 30 kg.
The weight condition is the one I am a bit worried about because each book is about 600 g.
I will most likely start taking orders again later today but how many depends on the total weight of all the orders so far.
I have calculated the weight of everything and as of now I'm willing to accept 5 more orders.
These 5 people have already expressed interest in ordering by replying to my LJ posts:
To these 5 people (hope you don't mind me addressing you in this post) if you want to order or want to be taken off the list, please reply to this post or contact me so I can put you down as a definite or take you off to free up space for other orders.
If you are on my list but have not yet informed me of your method of payment, you should be getting a confirmation email by tomorrow so that if you don't want the artbook, you can be taken off the list.
If you still want to order but have not yet made the list, just contact me and I'll see what I can do to get you the artbook.
Sorry for the barrage of posts.
It is done. I have ordered the artbooks. Why so soon?
Due to the popularity of the artbook, it was only available in limited quantities, so I ordered ASAP. I was able to snag 14 of them. That's the most I was able to order. This means everybody who ordered an artbook *before* I stopped taking orders has a copy.
To the people who have not paid, I will be sending out confirmation emails. If you do not want the artbook, please tell me so other people who were not able to order have the chance to get the copy.
If you want the artbook and did not make the cut email me at email@example.com. I have a few alternatives to getting the artbook at around the same price but which will take a while longer.
In the interest and sanity of everyone involved:
I can't accept credit cards through PayPal because I don't have a premier or business account. If this is the only way you can pay, please reply (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I'll see what I can do. I don't want to have to upgrade my PayPal account because that would make the artbook more expensive for everyone who has not paid yet. You get charged fees to receive funds through premier and business accounts and since I'm not making any profit, the people who order will have to pay the fees.
I would like everybody to get their artbooks as cheaply as possible.
Thanks for understanding.