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#89852 10/20/04 09:58 PM
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I belong to the NFPA (Electrical section) and I pre-ordered at the first opportunity.
The local supply house is selling the new code- for less than my members' discount!
The NFPA has not responded to my e-mail.

Am I alone, or are others having a similar problem?

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#89853 10/20/04 10:11 PM
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That has always been the case. Your supply house will order a bazillion (give or take a few) of them and they will be special ones with the supply house's name and logo on the cover in many cases. The supply house can now undercut the NFPA member's price who is normally just ordering a few copies (my order the last cycle was around $2,500). NECA has been doing the same thing for years along with Graybar and several of the other places. Additionally, the Code will be available at these other places before it is available to the members. I really doubt that this process will ever change. [Linked Image]

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Charlie Eldridge, Indianapolis, Utility Power Guy


Charlie Eldridge, Indianapolis Utility Power Guy
#89854 10/20/04 11:06 PM
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I bought mine at the supply house last week for $68.95. I did the same last cycle and ordered my Keyword Index and tabs from Tom Henry. I haven't checked his website lately to see if he's got the '05 stuff available yet. I love the Keyword Index. I could live without the tabs this time.

#89855 10/27/04 09:15 AM
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John: From what I have read the NFPA "misplaced" over 1,000 pre-publication internet orders. Hopefully yours wasn't one of them [Linked Image]


Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City
#89856 10/28/04 10:57 AM
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Happy to say I just received the new code.

#89857 10/29/04 07:59 PM
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Thread has been moved to the 2005 NEC Forum
https://www.electrical-contractor.net/ubb/Forum19/HTML/000008.html

Roger


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