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SHaT198431 Oct 2021 12:26 p.m. PST

I wrote:>>
Indeed, books ordered and sent 13Oct; delvd to POBox 29Oct (ie yesterday).

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Nothing wrong with that service…
Joy and delight to ensue today…
Four books, quite weighty and therefore costly to mail, but beautifully double packed in plastic wrap, peanuts all around and outer corrugated fully wrapped in tape.

Excellent books, fine condition (though one with printers damage inside) and all wrapped in plastic covers! Superior product and service!

Was recommended to me by a reliable Kiwi mate two years ago living in UK and has received the bulk of my hobby references spending!

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AussieAndy31 Oct 2021 4:49 p.m. PST

Yep.Excellent operation. Very reliable and great packing. PM has become my go to source for Helion books, given what Helion itself charges for postage.

AussieAndy31 Oct 2021 8:34 p.m. PST

After I posted above, my latest order arrived a couple of hours later. Again, great service and packing. Way better than another seller in the UK that posts expensive books just in cardboard sleeves and then get snarky when you ask for a replacement for a mangled book.

SHaT198431 Oct 2021 8:45 p.m. PST

I have nothing to say____

Personal logo Dal Gavan Supporting Member of TMP31 Oct 2021 10:52 p.m. PST

Agreed, mate. Excellent service and a very good range of older books as well.

rct7500101 Nov 2021 4:40 a.m. PST

Had years of buying from Paul to Australia and have alweays been great transactions.

jacdaw01 Nov 2021 9:35 a.m. PST

Been buying from Mr Meekins for years, much more helpful and honest compared to another UK seller. I started trading with him a little while after Athena books closed. Highly recommended.
David France

dibble01 Nov 2021 1:16 p.m. PST

I have dealt with Paul over the years. His service has always been good where buying is concerned, but! I have dealt with 'quite a few' individuals who sold their collections to me because Paul did not offer a good deal.

SHaT198401 Nov 2021 1:55 p.m. PST

OTOH, we all value our own resources at higher than public expectation of cost- ergo being a responsible trader also means maintaining the very critical balance of stock vs sales income, and being in business to enjoy it.

Pauls 'library' is his cost to bear, and choice to offer. Denigrating his offerings doesn't mean the rest of us won't get bargains we want. I'm not having to spend amounts on models, so my discretionary income goes to filling my knowledge gaps in the period I've not purchased anything military.

I told someone my library was worth 10k if they wanted it.
cheers ~d

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2021 12:17 p.m. PST

Yes, it's easy to think that you've been offered too little when similar books are on sale for £30.00 GBP But he'll have some of those books forever.

arthur181503 Nov 2021 12:00 p.m. PST

I've just purchased a book from Paul Meekins. Quick email acknowledgement of my order and information that the book had been posted. The book arrived, securely packed, two days later. I can only concur with other posters that is excellent service. I'll certainly use Paul Meekins again.

DJCoaltrain04 Nov 2021 5:27 p.m. PST

Ditto – Just got my latest purchase, on time, a couple days ago. Great service and packing.

Gazzola11 Nov 2021 11:49 a.m. PST

Would highly recommend Paul Meekins. Great service, books well protected and always arrived quickly.

Gazzola11 Nov 2021 11:49 a.m. PST

Would highly recommend Paul Meekins. Great service, books well protected and always arrived quickly.

Gazzola12 Nov 2021 7:35 a.m. PST

Apologises for double post. Not sure why that happened?

SHaT198425 Mar 2022 4:16 p.m. PST

Again high priase for promptness and delivery to NZ from UK.

My follow up order [two books] for two necessary projects that may or may not have needed 'tweaking' shall be assured of improvements thanks to booth books received.

"Received today and poured over eagerly with my morning coffee and pain au chocolat!
Excellent condition in superior waterproofed packing etc."

cheers all

UKasdic03 Apr 2022 8:33 a.m. PST

I would like to add my praise for Paul Meekins. I placed 3 large order in March and they all arrived promptly, in perfect condition and very well-packed. Each book is in a waterproof sleeve and often the books are in a small box inside the large box. This is a company which cares about customer service.

Hemottess25 Aug 2022 2:19 a.m. PST

I discovered this resource when I was looking for books about the Cold War and was very satisfied. I was lacking material for personal research when I was writing my essay and Paul Meekins saved the day. I saw my work at and I think it's a kind of recognition. The only thing I lacked was free material on my topic, because it is not always profitable for me to buy a lot of history books. If anyone knows similar resources with free articles with the same amount of information, I will be very happy if someone will share.

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