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    If anyone had trouble with today's coupon in the last few moments, please try again now! Or if you haven't seen the email yet because it is still sending, you don't even need to know that I misconfigured the new coupon because it should work A-OK for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    I signed when it was announcement to the current CDCC members. I don't find myself using it much but FOMO is not worth the anxiety lol. Plus, I don't mind supporting a great company that provides great support to us always-not-so-easy to get along with collectors
    The annual gift certificate sale more than covers the price of admission for me!

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    I signed up last month also when it was offered to the CDCC members. Now just want to know about this year's book.

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    I absolutely procrastinated on ordering this year. I held off through all the initial emails due to budget issues, but finally bit the bullet. The CDCC is actually one of my club that CD offers, so I’m glad that it continues each year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    The annual gift certificate sale more than covers the price of admission for me!
    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

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    Quote 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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    Quote 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!

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    Quote 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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    Quote 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
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    Cemetery Dance Publications: http://www.cemeterydance.com
    Books to Benefit: http://www.BooksToBenefit.com
    Lonely Road Books: http://www.lonelyroadbooks.com
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    Quote 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.
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    Cemetery Dance Publications: http://www.cemeterydance.com
    Books to Benefit: http://www.BooksToBenefit.com
    Lonely Road Books: http://www.lonelyroadbooks.com
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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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