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Title: TSP Member Support + TSP Gearshop Discount?
Post by: Josh the Aspie on March 21, 2014, 12:14:07 PM
Hey there.  I'm looking at getting some of the 299 books, and some other product, and I was wondering if there is a discount on the books if you have a Member Support Brigade membership.

Trying to decide between amazon and TSP gear on this, and Amazon looks to have the lower price if there's no discount.
Title: Re: TSP Member Support + TSP Gearshop Discount?
Post by: Roswell on March 21, 2014, 12:24:53 PM
MSB gives you 10% off at the TSP Gear shop and as always shipping is free with the Gear shop.
Title: Re: TSP Member Support + TSP Gearshop Discount?
Post by: Josh the Aspie on March 21, 2014, 12:36:41 PM
Alright then, after MSB discount, free shipping on both, the prices are comparable... and I'd rather the cash goes to the TSP crew than Amazon.

So now I just need to renew MSB.  I wonder when the next sale is going to be, and if I should wait, or renew now.  Hmm.
Title: Re: TSP Member Support + TSP Gearshop Discount?
Post by: theBINKYhunter on March 21, 2014, 12:44:45 PM
i think jack just ran one a month or two ago, so you probably won't see one for several months.
Title: Re: TSP Member Support + TSP Gearshop Discount?
Post by: Josh the Aspie on March 21, 2014, 01:05:16 PM
Darn.  Hmmm.

Well, I guess I just need to decide on timing then, and whether I have time to actually use the stuff I want to get the discount on in the near future, or if I should wait in case it goes on sale while I'm handling other projects.
Title: Re: TSP Member Support + TSP Gearshop Discount?
Post by: archer on March 21, 2014, 02:26:25 PM
i always miss the sales :(
Title: Re: TSP Member Support + TSP Gearshop Discount?
Post by: theBINKYhunter on March 21, 2014, 02:40:38 PM
here's my thoughts on sales. you get the discount once... so if you plan on being a perpetual MSB member and you want/need stuff now, why wait? a $15 savings spread over the course of years is negated by time... so is saving $15 now really that big a deal when looking at the big picture? your renewal is still at full price the next year so if you plan on joining during a sale, letting it expire, and then waiting for another sale... i guess. that seems like a lot of work to me.
Title: Re: TSP Member Support + TSP Gearshop Discount?
Post by: Josh the Aspie on March 21, 2014, 02:45:48 PM
A decent point I suppose.
Title: Re: TSP Member Support + TSP Gearshop Discount?
Post by: cartpusher on March 24, 2014, 02:59:21 PM
Just seeing this now.  Yes 10% off for MSB and Free shipping for all customers..  BUT.....  we are not currently stocking 299 Days books.  We were trying to keep pricing pretty close to Amazon, but getting killed on shipping.  If we charge what it actually costs us, plus try to make a buck or two, it would look like we were just gauging people.  Plus it works out to be a little easier and more profitable for the publisher to sell through Amazon.

So don't feel bad buying through Amazon, it still works out for Glen, and you are still helping a TSP'er.  The TSP Gear Shop does have all the other merchandise for 299 Days though, that you can use your MSB discount on.

Thanks,
Kelly
Title: Re: TSP Member Support + TSP Gearshop Discount?
Post by: Josh the Aspie on March 24, 2014, 03:02:05 PM
Well, that makes the choice exceedingly simple.  Thanks cartpusher.

I haven't actually read a line of the series yet, but I've heard good things, so I want to get to reading book one at least.