Secure online ordering is now available!
You may now purchase A86/A386/D86/D386, plus
the optional EILIB source file library, via a secure
online ordering system, run by the SWREG service. Credit-card
orders are usually
approved in real time: within a few minutes after placing your order,
you will be emailed a link from which you can download the software.
Some tips for order entry
What you type goes onto the mailing label
Please note that whatever you type in for your address, will go directly
onto the mailing label when I send you manuals and/or notices. You should
therefore follow a recommended mailing format; for example, put your approved
abbreviation code into the "State/Province" field, rather than spelling
out the full name. If you are not part of a company, just leave that field
blank: words like "None" would be included in your mailing address, and
that would look strange.
Use only two of the three address lines
Also note: the order-entry form (whose format is set by SWREG and
is beyond my direct control) allows for a "Company Name" line and
two additional "Address" lines. However, my own
customer database format allows me to use only two of those three lines,
with each line
having a limit of 39 characters. The city, state/prov code, postal
code, and country name will all go onto a single additional 39-character line.
Try to keep your address entry within those limits -- if they
overflow, your printed manual might be delayed, waiting for me to
manually crunch down the address. If you wish, you can put
additional address information (e.g., a mailstop or department name) after
your last name in that field: e.g., you could give "Smith, MS-413" as your last
Be careful specifying manual delivery
Please also be careful not to specify a manual to be mailed to the US or
Canada, when your address is elsewhere. The order entry system will not
detect this and will allow the order to go through, but your manual will
not be shipped unless you can later provide me with a US-or-Canada address,
or if you pay an extra adminstrative fee. In that case, you wind up paying
more than if you had gotten it right in the first place (because it will wind
up costing me more to process the order).
Surcharge for Diner's Club cards
The folks at SWREG advise me that they can now take Diner's Club cards for
real-time orders. However, there is a 4% surcharge for that, plus a possible
currency fluctuation because the charge will be made in British Pounds and
converted by your bank to your currency on the bill.
Got all that? Then
to go to the online ordering system.