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Folio Society devotees

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1folio_books
Edited: Apr 12, 8:53am Top

Just had an email with this as the subject. Clicking on the link provided takes you to "£10 off any order. This weekend only."

Edited to add:

Just noticed "Applicable on any order with at least one full priced book, including limited editions." Puts a bit of a damper on it, if you were getting excited at the prospect.

2adriano77
Apr 12, 9:09am Top

>1 folio_books:

Why would that put a damper on it? Are there even any titles discounted at the moment?

3fp13
Apr 12, 9:23am Top

It only gives 10$ off the order, although 20$ off is advertised..

4treereader
Edited: Apr 12, 10:07am Top

For US customers, the email shows $20 off any order using voucher code KEASTP, ending at 5pm Monday, UK time.

Edit: It also states that it cannot be combined with any other voucher codes, so if you're going to spend more than $200, I believe the KMAG9 code for 10% off is still your best bet.

5elladan0891
Apr 12, 10:44am Top

>4 treereader:
For US customers (and I suspect Canadians and Australians as well) the code is actually KEASTD, with D for "dollar" at the end instead of P for "pound". KEASTP doesn't work in the US.

>3 fp13: Looks like they fixed it - working for me.

6SF-72
Apr 12, 10:46am Top

In the European email it's KEASTP and 10 Pounds off anything, including limited editions: "Applicable on any order with at least one full priced book, including limited editions. Cannot be combined with any other voucher code. Offer ends 5pm Monday 15 April 2019 (UK time)."

7treereader
Apr 12, 11:15am Top

>5 elladan0891:

Curious. I just double-checked the email and it definitely shows KEASTP and $20 (not £10). Good to know that KEASTD might be more correct, although, I'm more likely to pounce on the KMAG9 option.

8folio_books
Apr 12, 11:32am Top

>2 adriano77: Why would that put a damper on it?

Because you need to buy two books. In UK prices, that means £6.95 postage. It's not much of an incentive, even if there were books which might tempt me. There aren't.

9elladan0891
Edited: Apr 12, 1:03pm Top

>7 treereader: Curious
Indeed. The email I got says $20 KEASTD.

>8 folio_books: Because you need to buy two books.
Why? "At least one" means "one or more, one is required, more only optional", and the website lets you apply the code to a single-book order.

10folio_books
Apr 12, 1:46pm Top

>9 elladan0891:

My bad. I interpreted "with" to mean "plus". On re-reading I believe you're right. But there's still no books currently available that I haven't got and would be willing to pay very nearly full price for.

11treereader
Apr 12, 3:37pm Top

>9 elladan0891:
It can only be for market research, then. It's a common tool, to divvy out different codes to different markets or venues, to see how or which people are buying things.

12Forthwith
Apr 12, 4:56pm Top

I am able to navigate their site throughout from the US but when I try to make an order, it keeps locking up. When will they finally deal with their site?
I guess that they don't mind lost orders anymore.

13thisGuy33
Apr 12, 4:59pm Top

>12 Forthwith: ... i'm in US as well ... I've had similar issues. I've found several times it was more a browser issue then their website. I try using different browsers and usually have success (chrome, safari, firefox, internet explorer).

Or if all else fails ... I call them and they are beyond friendly and helpful ... but that's just my experience.

14Forthwith
Apr 12, 5:12pm Top

The irony is that I had just ordered 7 Pushkin Press books from Amazon with their one click ordering. It was immediate. The FS has fallen far behind in basic modern customer service.

15LesMiserables
Apr 12, 6:02pm Top

Small chips.

16Beth38
Apr 13, 10:33am Top

I pulled the trigger and bought Jane Eyre. Shipping was $11 to the US, so I figure it was ten dollars off a book I have wanted for a long time (and which I have never seen on sale). YAY

17Graham69
Apr 13, 9:20pm Top

Picked up ‘Thunderball’ and saved the price of shipping (and a few dollars more).

18LesMiserables
Apr 13, 10:29pm Top

The Australian version of the voucher doesn't cover the cost of shipping a standard book like Thunderball.

19adriano77
Apr 13, 11:16pm Top

>18 LesMiserables:

How much is shipping to Australia? $16.80 CAD for a single book here in Canada. Creeped up and up but, when I consider it against individual sellers on AbeBooks or eBay, it's actually still competitive.

20LesMiserables
Apr 14, 12:46am Top

>19 adriano77:
For one standard book, I believe it's $22.

21Mr.Fox
Apr 14, 3:28am Top

I picked up The Left Hand of Darkness.

22SF-72
Apr 14, 5:39am Top

For Germany, they now charge 13.50 Pounds for shipping a single book, plus those 10% on top of the price. So a 10 Pound voucher definitely isn't an attractive deal. I might have gone for Anansi Boys otherwise.

23c_schelle
Apr 15, 5:00am Top

I took the plunge and ordered Thunderball, Anansi Boys and The Little Prince. With the £20 off over £150 (seems to work with the flash sale) it's an okayish deal, but I don't think it will get any cheaper any time soon.

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