Black Friday Sale 2023
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I used to have the same problem. No matter how often I asked to be placed on their mailing list, it never happened until I created a new email address just for Easton Press materials. Now I get at least one, and sometimes several, emails every day.
Men of Mathematics
The Soldier in Our Civil War
…the P.T. Barnum book
Men of Mathematics at 40% off is as good as pumpkin pi.
Apparently not - it seems keyed to me and goes through at least one third party intermediary. Each book is a crazy-long link, too. Best bet is to call or email customer service and either order from them that way or ask them to adjust a previously made order.
Maybe the end-result will work? It's hard to say whether the link is true or if it's just reading a cookie and deciding to show me the sale values because the stalker tracking system made a complete loop:
$105.60 - https://www.eastonpress.com/all-categories/science-and-nature/men-of-mathematics...
$396.00 - https://www.eastonpress.com/deluxe-editions/the-soldier-in-our-civil-war-3044.ht...
$129.60 - https://www.eastonpress.com/all-categories/history/struggles-and-triumphs-or-for...
I received a similar email this morning, only mine didn’t include P. T. Barnum. Not even a cotton candy coupon. And, yes, your links work.
I just tried the links above on a different machine and the pages show up without the sale information, so I think in both our cases, it’s seeing a show-sale-prices flag in a cookie. For everyone else, nadda.
In that case, they are sending me cookies for books they sold me last year. Not very helpful. Strange marketing.
No, I think they just set a variable in their eastonpress.com cookie that says 'yes, show this client the sale version of the page'. You already received real Black Friday emails and clicked on their links, so you're up to date and authorized to see the sales badging. Maybe it's not EP's cookie, maybe it's their 3rd party stalker marketing company's cookie, but the effect still stands. Try browsing their site in private browser mode - I bet the sales prices disappear on you.
$124.80 - How Philosophy Works
$126.90 - Hindu Myths
$156.80 - A Message to Garcia and Thirteen Other Things
$232.20 - D-Day & The Battle of the Bulge
$88.20 - Pope Francis - A Photographic Portrait…
Sorry, links are still weird. Just search for titles and see if the price shows the sales price. If not, call them.
A public service, indeed - thank you. I don't feel compelled to post the 2-4 books per teaser email now. Unfortunately, everything in that list that I'd want I've already picked up over the years.
For some reason, I seem to have dropped out of the EP mailing list approximately three weeks ago (I did receive some early preview sale emails - then, nothing).
The path to the 50 sale items seems to change daily or even hourly. At this moment typing “Black Friday” into the search box works for me.
“Men of Mathematics” at 40% off!
How remarkable it is that we will be able to entertain our friends and family this Christmas with the paradoxes of Zeno and the calculus of Newton for the price of a nice dinner for two! I especially recommend the infinities of Cantor.
Their piecemeal method of advertising for Black Friday and Cyber Monday needs to be put to rest. They’ve been doing this for maybe 10 years now and it was annoying from day one. They fancy themselves as a Cyber Monday participant and try to tease everyone with partial sale snippets for 2-3 weeks leading up to Cyber Monday.
Do they not realize that they sell non-electronic products called books?
Can’t they simply just make the full sale list available from direct browsing on the website?
Do they really think their customers enjoy receiving either 0 or 12 emails (no number between those two is allowed) a day concerning snippets of the sale?
Did anyone jump on anything in the sale yet? …just curious. The only items of interest in it were things I already bought years ago.
I would also have been tempted by the Nicholas Nickelby DLE had I not previously purchased the Oliver Twist in the same series and returned it due to poor readability.
So, no EP joy for me this holiday season. :P
He was from my hometown, and ran a bookstore there for years before he passed away.
But otherwise, I agree with the comments above.
I would also buy a lot more if they would offer a sitewide 10% or 20% off. Instead of a random hodgepodge of selections.
Heck……bring back the quarterly “spend $100 and get a free book deal” that they used to do. I loved those.
I agree with that completely. I have a number of DLEs on my wish list and would probably have pulled the trigger on a couple, at least, if they had been even 10% off.
I have just purchased it for my daughter who is passionate about mathematics. She might not like the title though, because she is also passionate about equality between women and men.
Regrettably, though, the title is correct. No women are featured in the book. Perhaps your daughter will one day write “Women of Mathematics.” To paraphrase Virgil, “Mathematics conquers all!”
Same here. I'm just not interested in all four books, and at this price I can pull myself together about buying them all just to get the one I really want.
Sounds like you got lucky. Perhaps it was a new customer service rep who didn't know the policy.
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