Black Friday Sale 2023

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Black Friday Sale 2023

Muokkaaja: lokakuu 28, 2022, 5:36 pm

Oh dear! I paid full price for Men of Mathematics and P. T. Barnum. How could anyone resist being in the company of great mathematicians?

lokakuu 28, 2022, 9:26 pm

>1 GOBOGIE: I'm half-tempted by the Barnum one, as I had a business mentor who was a big fan of Barnum and felt that even if you were an ethical business person, you could learn a lot from legendary con men (which Barnum arguably was). But considering the overall creepiness of some of his "attractions" over the years, I'm not sure I could stomach 800 pages of his memoirs. :P

lokakuu 28, 2022, 11:06 pm

>3 whytewolf1:


marraskuu 8, 2022, 11:47 am

Have there been anymore newsletters?

marraskuu 8, 2022, 1:48 pm

Some but they are pointless. They say X% off and then whenever I click the link, there's no indication of any sale. Maybe I have to add the book to my cart or even begin the checkout process to see the discount. I haven't, though, because nothing sufficiently interesting has come up. In these emails, the first one had three books on sale; in the last three or.four, it was just one book. Basically, this is just another classic Easton Press year of haphazard marketing that causes more confusion and frustration than sales.

Muokkaaja: marraskuu 8, 2022, 4:12 pm

Try this one that just now arrived. Following the Equator, 20% off.

marraskuu 8, 2022, 4:20 pm

Or try this one from yesterday. Larry McMurtry, 20% off.

marraskuu 10, 2022, 8:51 pm

Is EP still sending daily mails on this, or has that not started yet? I don't get the emails. I still can't figure out their marketing department.

Muokkaaja: marraskuu 12, 2022, 12:09 pm

>11 hamletscamaro:
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.

marraskuu 11, 2022, 6:31 am

Daily, yes; Black Friday or otherwise sale-related, they are not. I haven’t seen any of those for several days now, perhaps a week.

marraskuu 11, 2022, 10:04 pm

>12 jroger1: Good idea. I once added my work email but received so many emails, I had to unsubscribe again. I did sign up on Milled to get emails there. That helps, but I don't think they get them all.

>13 treereader: Thanks for the update.

marraskuu 12, 2022, 9:08 am

I just saw an email come in this morning. It contained an advertisement for three of the Black Friday promotions but called them “curated recommendations for me”. Nowhere does it mention Black Friday sale or any sale aspect at all. However, once I click on the links, the product pages show 40% off pricing:

Men of Mathematics
The Soldier in Our Civil War
…the P.T. Barnum book

marraskuu 12, 2022, 9:41 am

>15 treereader:
Men of Mathematics at 40% off is as good as pumpkin pi.

marraskuu 12, 2022, 11:04 am

>15 treereader: can you share the link?

Muokkaaja: marraskuu 12, 2022, 12:10 pm

>17 mike14112:

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 -
$396.00 -
$129.60 -

Muokkaaja: marraskuu 12, 2022, 12:16 pm

>15 treereader:
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.

marraskuu 12, 2022, 2:00 pm

>19 jroger1:

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.

marraskuu 12, 2022, 2:34 pm

>20 treereader:
In that case, they are sending me cookies for books they sold me last year. Not very helpful. Strange marketing.

marraskuu 13, 2022, 1:45 am

>21 jroger1:

No, I think they just set a variable in their 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.

marraskuu 15, 2022, 6:51 am

$75.60 - Christopher Kimball’s The Complete Milk Street TV Show
$124.80 - How Philosophy Works
$126.90 - Hindu Myths

marraskuu 15, 2022, 11:33 pm

$276 - The Holy Bible (Barry Moser illustrations)
$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.

marraskuu 20, 2022, 9:50 pm

If you type "Black Friday" in the search bar on the EP site, you'll get 50 results. I'm assuming they've tagged these with a "black friday" keyword or something.

marraskuu 20, 2022, 10:38 pm

>25 indigosky: Nice find!

marraskuu 20, 2022, 11:09 pm

>25 indigosky:

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.

marraskuu 25, 2022, 2:11 pm

Does anyone have the Black Friday link to share?

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).

marraskuu 25, 2022, 2:33 pm

>28 supercell:
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.

marraskuu 26, 2022, 7:36 pm

>2 jroger1:
“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.

marraskuu 26, 2022, 8:09 pm

>30 jroger1: This is what I tell my students when I teach them biochemistry, that they can now amaze their friends and family with their knowledge of the wonders of the peptide bond! :)

marraskuu 29, 2022, 2:17 am

>29 jroger1: Easton Press, the only company using dark patterns to prevent you from buying during a sale.

marraskuu 29, 2022, 7:42 am

The full list of sale items finally presented itself from an email link at 6:47 pm last night, with wording that I should act fast with only a few hours left in the sale. We all know that the sale will get extended for 1-2 more weeks.

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.

marraskuu 29, 2022, 3:22 pm

marraskuu 29, 2022, 3:26 pm

>33 treereader: I was tempted by both the robot and moon-themed sci-fi sets and may have been pushed over the edge had they offered 30-40% off (vs. 20%), but I'm not actually much of a fan of "themed" sets vs. author-focused sets, so I ultimately passed. However, a friend of mine did pick up the "Just Like Us" robot-themed 5-vol set for $500.

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

Muokkaaja: marraskuu 29, 2022, 6:45 pm

I grabbed the Larry Mcmurtry signed set for 20% off.

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.

marraskuu 29, 2022, 11:33 pm

>36 robbieac: "I would also buy a lot more if they would offer a sitewide 10% or 20% off. Instead of a random hodgepodge of selections."

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.

joulukuu 1, 2022, 1:43 pm

>30 jroger1:
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.

joulukuu 1, 2022, 2:29 pm

>38 booksforreading:
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!”

Muokkaaja: joulukuu 2, 2022, 10:10 am

>35 whytewolf1: Yes, those two SciFi offerings (Dark Side of Moon and Just Like Us) interested me also, but I cannot justify buying the set when I already own one of the volumes in the set. Selling them as a set like that I think limits who might be interested in purchasing these. I had requested if I could purchase the Moon set minus one of the volumes that I already have in my collection and reduce the price and was told that was not possible.

Their loss…

joulukuu 2, 2022, 10:16 am

>40 Neil_Luvs_Books: I'm not surprised they denied your request, but it really is too bad.

joulukuu 2, 2022, 11:18 am

>40 Neil_Luvs_Books:

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.

joulukuu 2, 2022, 11:34 am

>40 Neil_Luvs_Books: They let me have A Fall of Moondust out of the set a year ago, but recently I tried to acquire another volume and they told me they can no longer allow people to buy individual volumes from the set. Something must have changed, or I just got lucky a year ago.

joulukuu 2, 2022, 12:50 pm

>43 Betelgeuse:

Sounds like you got lucky. Perhaps it was a new customer service rep who didn't know the policy.

joulukuu 2, 2022, 11:33 pm

>43 Betelgeuse: lucky! A Fall of Moondust was one I really wanted. One of my fav Arthur C Clarke novels from my youth. 😀

joulukuu 3, 2022, 6:53 am

>45 Neil_Luvs_Books: I think it's one of his best novels, actually!

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