I've bought OFA for many years here in California. I'd just pick it up at the drug store in September. One year I noticed that all the times in the calendar (main reason I buy OFA) were totally screwed. I finally saw the BLUE box on the cover that said "EASTERN EDITION". Someone, somewhere, had made a mistake. I found the right edition somewhere else.
I was at Barnes & Noble this year and decided to get my copy there. I saw the familiar green box, but it said "WEATHER FORECASTS". I asked the clerk and she went online but it was all she could find. She couldn't find anything about a "WESTERN EDITION". Got home and had the same old problem, times totally screwed. Finally, I found "Times fitted for Boston . . ." on page 1. So I went to a drug store and picked up the right one.
Could you PLEASE use a different colored box on the cover of each different edition? When I see the BLUE box, I immediately put it down and see the store manager. If your "Weather Forecasts" edition had, say, a RED box, I would do the same thing.
I'm going to contact Barnes & Noble and see if I can't get someone upstairs to send the right edition to the West Coast. THANKS Duane Bryant
Hi, Duane, Thanks for sharing this. The only place that you can buy a western edition would be at your local supermarket, drug store, Walmart, Target or Home Depot.
The Eastern/national edition is the one that is sold in the hardware stores, Ace, Tru Value, Lowe’s and garden centers.
Bookstores all over the US get the eastern/national edition with the 32 extra reference page. You can, of course, still use the timetables for any US location from this edition.
I hope that you can find the western edition easier next year; in those newsstand accounts that should be the only version that you see.
Sincerely, The Old Farmer's Almanac
I ordered and have received a product. Order # 00062681. I would like to pay the $20.90 due with a credit card online. Is this not possible? If not, consider this as a tip, providing more convenience to your customers and more sales for you. And why not a send button right here?
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