The price of a subscription with standard international shipping is now $143.50, whereas it was originally $275 ($95 for the discs + $180 shipping). Originally it was cheaper with Rush shipping, but as that was by UPS then extra charges galore would have to be added due to their policy of presenting packages to customs and charging extra on your doorstep for doing that, on top op the customs charges. I estimated that the Rush option would also end up costing around $275 in total. For the standard shipping they have knocked around $130 off the cost of shipping four packages, i.e. around $32 less per package (more than the cost of the RT itself). As regards release dates, it states that the shipping dates will be February, May, August & November. To align the series with the calender year it seems that there will be a RT 4.5 in November - in previous years No.1 of a new series has been released around November. Will the price of individual RT's be higher as individual purchases as and when they are released? Who knows, but they will all be 3 CD sets so it is quite possible. If so, the subscription becomes even more attractive (except that you have to pay the whole cost up front). I am also a grumpy old pessimist, but Marye helps to keep my pessismism in check, bless her. I think the basic rule of thumb is that people are good and corporations are bad - until proven otherwise. Bah, humbug.
...if and how much the price of the individual releases will be jacked up, if subscription sales turn out to be disappointing. I don't know when the first RT in the batch will go up, or if they'll have a preorder for the individual release. The subscription offer ends Jan. 31 and the first release could be a few weeks after that.
I'm such a pessimist. I do have an offer to join a "subscription collective" with a few other folks. A couple of them are completist fiends and would cry if they miss the Blessed Holy Bonus Disc - but they can't afford the subscription so they plan to chip in together.
...looks like they knocked off about ten bucks per release on the shipping, if I remember correctly what one of the Euroheads had posted for the previous total w/shipping. I would've commented on it but the Thirty Days posts QUICKLY disappeared and there is no commenting on the RT subscription page.
But I don't really know where else to post it. During the magnificent 30 Days, the announcement of the Road Trips subscription appeared and it was quickly spotted by myself and others that if you happened to live outside the US, you would have to mortgage your house to pay the shipping charges. The ever vigilant Marye said that she would look into it (and what she says, she does, bless her). Now I notice that the shipping costs have been amended. Now the subscription costs $95.50 for the US and Canada and $143.50 for the rest of the known universe. Bearing in mind the usual shipping costs for an international Road Trips order, this seems pretty good to me - not cheaper, but also not more expensive than placing four orders in a year. Of course, there is also the bonus disc thing as incentive. The subscription is now the sensible option for me here in Europe. Many thanks to Marye (because I am pretty sure this is largely down to her) and also thanks to Rhino who had the good sense to listen (and to realise that they would not sell any subscriptions outside the US). Now, bring 'em on!
Your video is a fun watch, good job there.
Enjoy your weekend, freaks!
Ok boyz and girls time for another weekly contest brought to you by Canyon Critter.
This one is special because the prize is this...The Winner (singular) gets to choose from anything within my collection. I've got a pretty darn big collection, and I bet the person who wins this week is going to be quite happy. You can Choose Anything you want from show, to movie, to rarities.
Without Furthur Adew...
This one is a doozy...sorry for the short cut, but dew to the contest I had to make it a little harder for you to guess. As always email firstname.lastname@example.org to get the prize.
Love is Real,
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Sounds like a great month...I've met a ton of people from here on Dead.Net, and I must say it's pretty awesome!
FYI, new contest is almost done.This one is gonna be a bit different from what the 30 Days was...meaning...another new song...almost done.
What a great day! I came home to find a 16 GB flash drive filled with goodies from a guy I met through the 30 Days promotion. After dinner, as I sat down to copy the files and reload it with stuff to send back, the doorbell rang (literally two minutes after I sat down). It was the UPS guy bringing me my prize for being the third weekly winner! I chose the vinyl Warner Bros. box set and it is sweet! I can't wait to listen to it!
"Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus"
Thanks again for the contest!
Happy Holidays to all,
Great contest in November. I won on the 27th and am now enjoying some Sugaree from 10-16-77 in Baton Rouge....