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    Originally posted by frik51 View Post
    It did for me as well. The recent drop from a 50% to a 25% discount is such a huge disappointment though.
    The CDCC loses much of its appeal that way.
    At least, to me it does.

    sk
    Ohh I did not read that fine print. That does seem quite a significant step down.

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      Originally posted by bookworm 1 View Post
      I signed up last month also when it was offered to the CDCC members. Now just want to know about this year's book.
      It will complete the trilogy of anthologies that launched with the CDCC 7 and continued with the CDCC 8... and all still need published because, ugh, so many reasons. BUT they will be a VERY nice set of books when all is said and done!

      Brian
      Brian James Freeman
      brianfreeman@cemeterydance.com

      Cemetery Dance Publications: http://www.cemeterydance.com
      Lonely Road Books: http://www.lonelyroadbooks.com
      LetterPress Publications: http://www.LetterPressPublications.com
      My Writing: http://www.BrianJamesFreeman.com

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        Originally posted by frik51 View Post
        It did for me as well. The recent drop from a 50% to a 25% discount is such a huge disappointment though.
        The CDCC loses much of its appeal that way.
        At least, to me it does.

        sk
        I do not recall hearing that the 50% off sale would no longer happen. When did you hear this?

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          Originally posted by Martin View Post
          I do not recall hearing that the 50% off sale would no longer happen. When did you hear this?
          It's on the page:

          6) The ONLY opportunity for ANYONE to purchase discounted Cemetery Dance Gift Certificates

          A few years back, we stopped accepting coupons toward the purchase of Cemetery Dance Gift Certificates... with the exception of a special coupon we send to JUST the members of the CDCC each year! This year the coupon will allow members to take 25% off AS MANY Gift Certificates as they want for a few days only. These Gift Certificates never expire and can be used for any book or subscription we offer through our website, and many members of the CDCC like to "stock up" and be prepared for future announcements. (So, if you've ever looked at the price of a signed Stephen King Limited Edition and wished you could save 25% off that purchase, this would be the way you can do that.)
          Brian James Freeman
          brianfreeman@cemeterydance.com

          Cemetery Dance Publications: http://www.cemeterydance.com
          Lonely Road Books: http://www.lonelyroadbooks.com
          LetterPress Publications: http://www.LetterPressPublications.com
          My Writing: http://www.BrianJamesFreeman.com

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            Originally posted by frik51 View Post
            It did for me as well. The recent drop from a 50% to a 25% discount is such a huge disappointment though.
            The CDCC loses much of its appeal that way.
            At least, to me it does.

            sk
            Yes, unfortunately we were losing too much money in the long run on the purchases made with the Gift Certificates.

            For example, we pay 50% of the cover price on books from other publishers, so when CDCC members were buying a book from another publisher with their 10% to 30% off coupon AND paying with a Gift Certificate they bought for 50% off, we were losing a lot of money... Especially when you look at a book from other publisher where we received 50 copies and 40 of them sold this way!

            We don't blame anyone for using the Certificates like that, it's exactly how they were advertised! But we had to tighten the reins a bit and be a little smarter about these things as we move into our third decade. The costs of production continue to climb, the cost of freight and the such are only getting higher, etc. (Don't even ask about the cost of heath care for a small company like ours!) If we want to keep on rolling for years to come, we had to tighten things up a bit.

            The math still works out great for the collector, though! Take 25% off the gift certificate and then use it to pay after get 10% to 30% off the books we announce (ours and other pubs) or on Grab Bags, etc, and I think you're still getting a really great deal!

            Brian.
            Brian James Freeman
            brianfreeman@cemeterydance.com

            Cemetery Dance Publications: http://www.cemeterydance.com
            Lonely Road Books: http://www.lonelyroadbooks.com
            LetterPress Publications: http://www.LetterPressPublications.com
            My Writing: http://www.BrianJamesFreeman.com

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              Originally posted by Brian James Freeman View Post
              It's on the page:

              6) The ONLY opportunity for ANYONE to purchase discounted Cemetery Dance Gift Certificates

              A few years back, we stopped accepting coupons toward the purchase of Cemetery Dance Gift Certificates... with the exception of a special coupon we send to JUST the members of the CDCC each year! This year the coupon will allow members to take 25% off AS MANY Gift Certificates as they want for a few days only. These Gift Certificates never expire and can be used for any book or subscription we offer through our website, and many members of the CDCC like to "stock up" and be prepared for future announcements. (So, if you've ever looked at the price of a signed Stephen King Limited Edition and wished you could save 25% off that purchase, this would be the way you can do that.)
              That is what I get for not reading the fine print. I still think it is a good deal and have made purchases in the past thinking 'there is no way they are not losing money, hope other sales make up for it.' The 50% was great but with the coupons it was often excessive. I am cool with the 25%.

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                Originally posted by Brian James Freeman View Post
                Yes, unfortunately we were losing too much money in the long run on the purchases made with the Gift Certificates.

                For example, we pay 50% of the cover price on books from other publishers, so when CDCC members were buying a book from another publisher with their 10% to 30% off coupon AND paying with a Gift Certificate they bought for 50% off, we were losing a lot of money... Especially when you look at a book from other publisher where we received 50 copies and 40 of them sold this way!

                We don't blame anyone for using the Certificates like that, it's exactly how they were advertised! But we had to tighten the reins a bit and be a little smarter about these things as we move into our third decade. The costs of production continue to climb, the cost of freight and the such are only getting higher, etc. (Don't even ask about the cost of heath care for a small company like ours!) If we want to keep on rolling for years to come, we had to tighten things up a bit.

                The math still works out great for the collector, though! Take 25% off the gift certificate and then use it to pay after get 10% to 30% off the books we announce (ours and other pubs) or on Grab Bags, etc, and I think you're still getting a really great deal!

                Brian.
                I'm still in. 25% off the GC plus additional discounts offered is still a steal.

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                  Originally posted by Brian James Freeman View Post

                  The math still works out great for the collector, though! Take 25% off the gift certificate and then use it to pay after get 10% to 30% off the books we announce (ours and other pubs) or on Grab Bags, etc, and I think you're still getting a really great deal!

                  Brian.
                  Of course you're right, Brian. And once the gift certificates will be on sale again, I'll be there!!

                  sk

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                    I didn't realize the GCs were now only 25%, but I'm still good with that. It's still a pretty good deal depending on how much you buy.

                    Maybe the GC sales now can happen more than once?

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                      Ok CDCC members, do your thing and sellout todays offer before my willpower breaks!

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                        Originally posted by Martin View Post
                        Ok CDCC members, do your thing and sellout todays offer before my willpower breaks!
                        I'm mad I didn't wait and get it at a discount!

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                          Originally posted by Martin View Post
                          Ok CDCC members, do your thing and sellout todays offer before my willpower breaks!
                          (we need a "give in, come to the dark side" smiley/emoticon option for right here)

                          Brian
                          Brian James Freeman
                          brianfreeman@cemeterydance.com

                          Cemetery Dance Publications: http://www.cemeterydance.com
                          Lonely Road Books: http://www.lonelyroadbooks.com
                          LetterPress Publications: http://www.LetterPressPublications.com
                          My Writing: http://www.BrianJamesFreeman.com

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                            Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post
                            I didn't realize the GCs were now only 25%, but I'm still good with that. It's still a pretty good deal depending on how much you buy.

                            Maybe the GC sales now can happen more than once?
                            Oops, missed this comment, sorry! I like the idea of offering them more than once each year since they are 25% off now... I will send that idea to RC's office and see what kind of reply I get back! Thanks!
                            Brian James Freeman
                            brianfreeman@cemeterydance.com

                            Cemetery Dance Publications: http://www.cemeterydance.com
                            Lonely Road Books: http://www.lonelyroadbooks.com
                            LetterPress Publications: http://www.LetterPressPublications.com
                            My Writing: http://www.BrianJamesFreeman.com

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                              Originally posted by Brian James Freeman View Post
                              (we need a "give in, come to the dark side" smiley/emoticon option for right here)

                              Brian
                              It's plenty dark right where I am at!

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                                Originally posted by Martin View Post
                                It's plenty dark right where I am at!


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