I signed up for that back in the beginning. It said that shipping was free, but the receipt listed a shipping charge. When the book arrives, I will protest the shipping charge if it is still there.
What I am going to say may be irrelevant to your case but my invoice from Elsevier in the U.K. also showed the full price but I was only charged the agreed discount price. It may be that the computer producing the receipt automatically shows a shipping charge which is ignored when billing you.
Mind you it is disconcerting when charges appear on an invoice/receipt even if they aren't billed against you. My heart leaped for a minute
Got mine today, from Canada Amazon shipped to Hong Kong.
Reading it backward (as any Chinese classical text) for a quick scan of the update for nearly 1 hour, trying not to read in-depth the book. This is like reading scene using a large format camera ground glass. The assessment is that the "upgrade" is excellent. Highly recommended . Well deserve its status as the very hard to get and very mythical bible of black and white process, as someone describe this book in some Hong Kong Photography Forum.
When I reach the first few page, I did puzzle on what happen to Ralph's last darkroom at Bavarian Alps. Still, it is good for us as reader that Ralph retirement "within a few year" has not been realised!
Better start to read from the front now. See you next year when I finish the book again.
P.S. I guess I will start to compile a suggestion feature for a ed3. Something like upgrade the testing part as there is not much upgrade there it seems. I still think I need Phil's BTZS book to understand this part, even though one does not use BTZS. Also, I hope that the authors can offer some computer aided process. But, having said that, some of the manual process added is very good and useful.