Wednesday, November 15, 2006
I have bought a LOT of custom printed crap for CashDuck. I have a foot tall stack of magnets in the corner of my desk. I just love stuff with CashDuck on it, what can I say. Well, after this round of check-writing, I used up an entire notepad and thought I would buy some more since I only have one more. I went through one of the emails they sent me and picked up one notepad for free and the second for $7.99 (regular price). Why would I pay full price for a Vistaprint item, when they have freebies all over the place? Whenever you check out, especially if you just have one item, they'll usually offer you some more of whatever it is at a really good price. This is because the real cost of labor in printing is the setting up for a print run - once it's already set up (ie if they are already printing one) it's only a bit more money for materials (and come on, this is PAPER we're talking about) to run a whole lot more. So I had 2 notepads for $7.99, plus $4.21 shipping - they say it takes 21 days, but I've never had it take that long. The trick is that they will only show you the deal AFTER you click "order" on the first part of the order - so that they know you have gone through with it. Then they have "bonus buys" for you, which usually include some more of whatever it is you just bought. For me, it was three more notepads - so my total cost for five notepads is $22, plus $4.21 shipping. Not too bad, considering that the deal they were offering for five before I checked out was 5 for $26.95, which probably also would have upped the shipping cost. =) I did the same thing when I last ordered more business cards - it was $30 for 1000 cards, but only $3 for 500 more. Pretty damn good I do say.
Posted by Kira at 10:45 PM